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Food! Faith! Fun!
We would like to invite you, your families, and parishioners to participate in the upcoming Orthodox Youth Cultural Exchange. This event is sponsored by Oregon’s only pan-Orthodox Christian School- Agia Sophia Academy!
Please contact Christina Blankenstein at email@example.com and let her know if your parish has a dance group that would like to participate.We are hoping to have food for sale at the event. If you know of a local restaurant or maybe your festival group has a special food item that they would be interested in donating that represents your unique culture, please let Christina know!
For more information: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/
For more information: https://www.iocc.org/events/evening-byzantine-chant-washington-dc-4-29-18
One hundred years after the Russian (Bolshevik) Revolution of 1917, a documentary movie recently produced and released by Catholic News Service chronicles both the ruin of the Russian Orthodox Church during that time and the rebirth of the Church following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The movie, Faces among Icons, will be shown on our campus and followed by a panel discussion. The producer of the movie, Robert Duncan, a Rome-based Catholic filmmaker, will attend the screening, and will be a panel participant, along with select seminary faculty and students. The event is free and open to the public, and fresh popcorn will be served!
For more information: https://www.svots.edu/events/documentary-movie-russian-orthodox-church
Join the HUMS for a spiritual retreat featuring retreat leader Dr. Gayle Woloschak, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology at Northwestern University, and Professor of Bioethics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.
- Interface of Faith and Technology
- Faith, Mystery and Medicine
For more information:: https://atlmetropolis.org/events/holy-unmercenaries-medical-society-retreat
Hellenic Studies at Princeton: The Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund
Established in 1979, the Program in Hellenic Studies aims to strengthen scholarship, teaching and research in all aspects of Byzantine and Modern Greek civilization, while exploring their relations to the classical tradition and the Late Antique world.
The Program operates with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, which was established by the generosity of Stanley J. Seeger ’52 in order to “advance the understanding of the culture of ancient Greece and its influence…and to stimulate creative expression and thought in and about modern Greece.”
For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=687
Step by Step towards the Sacred: Ritual, Movement and Images in the Middle Ages
The conference aims to reflect on the ways medieval images – ranging from Late Antiquity to the 14th century and across wide span of media – were comprehended and activated through the motions of participants in diverse religious rituals. At the core of these reflections is the moving body, whether individual or collective, which enters into dialogue with the surrounding space (architectural or urban), objects and images, thus awaking their sacred potentiality through each and every step.
For More information: https://arthist.net/archive/17123
A conference in honor of Professor John Haldon, The Trustees of Princeton University ·
Throughout his career, Professor John Haldon has been a hinge between different academic cultures, methods, and disciplines. A true scholar of Byzantine society, he has combined meticulous work on texts and material evidence with a holistic approach to social history that has connected the study of the Byzantine world to new methodological perspectives and ever wider horizons for comparison with other political systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds, from late ancient to early modern times. This conference will take stock of Haldon’s approach by focusing on the history of law and legal culture in the transformation of the Roman world.
Docent Jim Flynn offers a closer look at the Museum’s collection of icons of the Virgin Mary, and their presentation and significance in Russian culture and religion, from the coming of Christianity in the 10th century to post-Soviet Russia in the 21st.
The Liturgical Arts Academy is a one-week intensive program to teach the skills of Byzantine Chanting and Iconography in an atmosphere of prayer, study, discussion and communion.
Register by April 1, 2018
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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Hosted By: St. Mary Church, West Palm Beach, FL
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ANNUAL YOUTH CONFERENCE OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
In addition to meeting with their parish priest and completing the necessary steps, couples getting married in the Metropolis of Atlanta attend an interactive and informative seminar, entitled The Journey of Marriage as part of their preparation. Please contact your parish priest as the first step in preparing for your marriage. The next class will be held at:
Raleigh, NC: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Register Online Here
For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/
Our theme this year is the “Who am I.” The Altar Boys will be learning about themselves, each other and about God. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA. This year’s outing will be to Teen Quest Ranch in Somerset, PA where they will enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. This is the time and place for our faithful Altar Servers to join other Altar Boys from all over our Diocese. For more detailed information go to:
The FIFTH Annual Diocesan Young Women’s Encounter which will take place in Windber, PA. We encourage our young women, ages 12 to 18 to attend. This engaging experience will highlight how young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts. This year we will particularly be focusing on prayer, with the Mother of God as a model for all Orthodox Christians, and the verse Romans 12:12, “… rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation and continuing steadfastly in prayer…”
You may register at www.acrod.org
Remembering Shared Rituals and Identities in the Medieval Mediterranean and Africa (Session 1534). Session date is Jul 5, 2018 (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
The eastern Christian churches have a long and venerable tradition of text production and manuscript illumination. The papers in this session examine the extent to which the concept of memory shapes the construction of communal, local, and religious identity in the textual and visual components of medieval writings from Egypt, Syria, and Ethiopia. Central to this examination will be the role of memory in the process of copying, editing, and transferring ideas and iconographies in books and on monuments. The session seeks to shed light on how communities on the periphery of the Medieval world participated in a shared Eastern Christian heritage while remaining innovative and faithful to local concerns.
Adults and adults with children over 14 years old are welcome to work with our visiting monks for all or any part of this week. Meals and tools, except work gloves, will be provided, but those who plan to stay overnight should bring a sleeping bag and tent, if desired. All are welcome and encouraged to make a donation to the monastery to help cover the cost of meals and materials.
For more information: http://stpetersmonastery.com/
This presentation will focus on the unique history and rituals of the Monastery of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene on the island of Lesvos. One of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the Orthodox world, the monastery is particularly interesting in the way it structures its story in relation to historical trauma, religious faith, and Modern Greek “national consciousness.” Christopher Halali is currently a MALS student in Cultural Studies at Dartmouth College. His thesis research is focused on the Monastery of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/
Theme: SHARING YOUR FAITH WITH A SKEPTICAL WORLD
- Increase your confidence in sharing your Orthodox faith with people from ALL types of backgrounds including believers and non-believers.
- Learn how to most effectively share your faith in love.
- Answers to the most common, important and difficult questions you will hear about your Orthodox faith
- Tools to help you speak with the nones (the spiritual not religious/no religion) and the dones (those who remain faithful but have left the church).
- And many more practical tips and tools to help you fulfill Christ’s call to go into the world and “….make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19
For more information:http://boldcopt.org/
Docent Jim Flynn offers a closer look at the Museum’s collection of icons of the Virgin Mary and their presentation and significance in Russian culture and religion, from the coming of Christianity in the 10th century to post-Soviet Russia in the 21st.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/gallery-talk-theotokos-the-mother-of-god-in-russian-icons-3/
“The Spiritual Advisor/Father Confessor: What Role Does He Play in My Life?” will be the
theme of the retreat. Archpriest Father Dusan Koprivica of St. Demetrius Orthodox Church,
Jackson, will be the guest speaker.
The retreat will include a Divine Liturgy and a luncheon.
Registration by July 7 is required. Checks should be made payable to Orthodox Christian Women
of Michigan and sent to Loretta Gates, 37 Scottsdale Drive, Troy, MI, 48084.
*UPDATE: Registration for the 2018 Diaconal Liturgical Practicum is now closed, due to full capacity. If you were unable to register this year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a list for next year’s practicum. You will be first to receive registration materials for the 2019 Diaconal Liturgical Practicum tentatively scheduled for next summer.
Welcome to the Summer School of Liturgical Music (SSLM)! We have been educating Orthodox choir conductors, singers and readers since 1992. The intense program takes place each summer in Jordanville, New York, on the territory of Holy Trinity Monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The Core Program leading to certification in Russian liturgical music (with specializations in conducting and singing on kliros) consists of six weeks of intense study spread out over three summers (two weeks each). Students not seeking certification are welcome to attend as well, whether for one year or more, with an Individual Study plan worked out in consultation with the SSLM administration. The school also runs a Pastoral Bridge Program to meet the curricular needs of students from the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR). Since 2015, we have also offered a Continuing Education Program for our alumni. SSLM is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York.
¨Would you like to learn skills to help you understand and approach someone who is having a personal crisis?
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry-Northwest is offering a training for members of our local churches to help the average person understand how to safely respond to people in crisis.
We all find ourselves interacting with people in crisis, whether it’s someone you know or a stranger out in the community. This training will help you understand individuals experiencing trauma, mental health issues and homelessness and how to safely and effectively respond with confidence and compassion.
Topics include understanding mental illness, personality disorders and addiction, and basic crisis communication skills. -see below for more details about the training.
The training will be followed by a light dinner. We hope you will join us.
For more information: https://orthodoxnorthwest.wordpress.com/
Meet SVOTS in St. Louis!
Will you be at the 19th All-American Council (AAC) this July? Or will you be in the St. Louis area around that time? Meet us there for an Alumni and Friends Reception!
The SVOTS event will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. at St Louis Union Station Hotel, the venue for AAC.
RSVP by July 22 and receive a free gift.
For more information: https://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html
In addition to meeting with their parish priest and completing the necessary steps, couples getting married in the Metropolis of Atlanta attend an interactive and informative seminar, entitled The Journey of Marriage as part of their preparation. Please contact your parish priest as the first step in preparing for your marriage.
The same seminar is offered at different parishes throughout the year in order to provide couples with the opportunity to select the date and location that is most convenient for them. Please click on the ‘Upcoming Events‘ link above to see the current list of available seminars, and Event Registration to register.
Saturday, August 4 2018: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage
Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church
Charlotte, NC: Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church
Saturday, August 4 2018: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage
Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church
New Orleans, LA: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Vladislav Andrejev has been teaching iconography since 1985, during which time thousands of his students have been introduced to the ancient art of icon writing. Over the years, Vladislav’s iconographic technique and teaching method developed into a distinct school of painting and interpretation. The Museum of Russian Icons is hosting the renowned Prosopon School of Iconology for an intensive six day course on icon writing. Working with Prosopon faculty, participants will study the techniques of painting icons, including transferring of the image, applying the gold leaf, and the use of egg tempera paint. Students will use natural materials and the traditional multistep process to paint their own icons of Archangel Michael. Previous students can make special arrangements with the instructor to paint another subject for their icon workshop. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to iconology, iconic symbolism, and the theological and philosophical basis of each step. No previous artistic experience is required. The course takes place in the Museum’s Auditorium.
Please note that formal instruction ends each day at 4:00 PM, but students may need to spend additional time in the evenings to complete the lesson and be prepared for the next day. The Museum will open each day at 8:30 am and close to students at 5:00 PM sharp.
The tuition includes 36 hours of instruction over six days, and includes all materials including the board, pigments, and gold leaf. 50% deposit is required to reserve your space.