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Apr
23
Mon
2018
Diocesan Senior Citizen Retreat: Mercer, PA
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
Apr
28
Sat
2018
Orthodox Youth Cultural Exchange: Portland, OR
Apr 28 all-day
Orthodox Youth Cultural Exchange: Portland, OR @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Portland | Oregon | United States

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 christina@asapdx.org 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/

Apr
29
Sun
2018
An Evening of Byzantine Chant, IOCC Benefit: Washington, DC
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Documentary Movie on Russian Orthodox Church; Yonkers, NY
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Documentary Movie on Russian Orthodox Church; Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir's Seminary, Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family building | Yonkers | New York | United States

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

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Upcoming Icon Workshops: Boise, ID
Apr 30 – May 4 all-day
Upcoming Icon Workshops: Boise, ID @  Icons by the Hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett  | Boise | Idaho | United States

Upcoming Icon Workshops with Deacon Matthew Garrett.

For more information: Icons by the Hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett.

May
4
Fri
2018
Holy Unmercenaries Medical Society Retreat: Salem, SC
May 4 – May 6 all-day
Holy Unmercenaries Medical Society Retreat: Salem, SC @ Metropolis' Diakonia Retreat Center | Salem | South Carolina | United States

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.

Presentations include:

  • Interface of Faith and Technology
  • Faith, Mystery and Medicine

For more information:: https://atlmetropolis.org/events/holy-unmercenaries-medical-society-retreat

Conference: Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies
May 4 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm
Conference: Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies

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

May
16
Wed
2018
CFP: Step by Step Towards the Sacred: Brno, Czech Republic
May 16 – May 17 all-day
CFP: Step by Step Towards the Sacred:  Brno, Czech Republic @ Hans Belting Library  | Brno | South Moravian Region | Czechia

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

May
17
Thu
2018
Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
May 17 – May 19 all-day
Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages @ Princeton University, 211 Dickinson Hall | Princeton | New Jersey | United States

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.

 

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May
19
Sat
2018
Gallery Talk- Theotokos: The Mother of God in Russian Icons: Clinton, MA
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk- Theotokos: The Mother of God in Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

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-mother-of-god-in-russian-icons/

May
20
Sun
2018
Liturgical Arts Academy: Salem, SC
May 20 – May 26 all-day
Liturgical Arts Academy: Salem, SC @ Metropolis' Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States

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

See Flier: https://atlmetropolis.org/documents/2017/11/TheLiturgicalArts_Flier.pdf

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Diocese of Miami and the Southeast Parish Life Conference: West Palm Beach, FL
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day

Save the Date!

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Hosted By: St. Mary Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Jun
20
Wed
2018
The Place of Gratitude in Youth Ministry: Cleveland, OH
Jun 20 – Jun 24 all-day

SAVE THE DATE!
ANNUAL YOUTH CONFERENCE OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Pre-Marital Seminar: Raleigh, NC
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Pre-Marital Seminar: Raleigh, NC @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

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/

Jul
1
Sun
2018
2018 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat: PA
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 4:00 pm

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:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efcxknqrf88612bc&llr=oblwu7zab

2018 Young Women’s Encounter: PA
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 4:00 pm

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  

 

Jul
2
Mon
2018
25th International Medieval Congress: United Kingdom
Jul 2 – Jul 5 all-day
25th International Medieval Congress: United Kingdom @ University of Leeds Leeds

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.

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Volunteer Work Week at St Peterś Monastery
Jul 7 – Jul 14 all-day

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/

LECTURE The New Martyrs: History and Trauma at a Greek Orthodox Monastery on Lesvos: Clinton, MA
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LECTURE The New Martyrs: History and Trauma at a Greek Orthodox Monastery on Lesvos: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons

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/

Jul
13
Fri
2018
BOLD 2018 CONFERENCE: Titusville, FL
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
BOLD 2018 CONFERENCE: Titusville, FL @ St. Stephen Retreat Center | Titusville | Florida | United States

Theme: SHARING YOUR FAITH WITH A SKEPTICAL WORLD

Speakers: His Grace Bishop Youssef, Very Reverend Dr. J. Serguis Halvorsen, George Bassilios

  • 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/

 

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Theotokos: The Mother of God in Russian Icons: Clinton, MA
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Theotokos: The Mother of God in Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons

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/

Annual Retreat of Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW): Jackson, MI
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“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.

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Diaconal Liturgical Practicum: Yonkers,NY
Jul 15 – Jul 18 all-day

*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 diaconal2019@svots.edu 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.

Summer School of Liturgical Music (SSLM) 2018
Jul 15 – Jul 28 all-day
Summer School of Liturgical Music (SSLM) 2018 @ Holy Trinity Monastery

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.

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Workshop – ¨Communicating with People in Personal Crisis¨: Shoreline, WA
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop - ¨Communicating with People in Personal Crisis¨: Shoreline, WA @ Holy Apostles  Greek Orthodox Church | Shoreline | Washington | United States

¨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/

Jul
23
Mon
2018
Upcoming Icon Workshops Boise, ID
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day
Upcoming Icon Workshops Boise, ID @ Home Studio | Boise | Idaho | United States

Upcoming Icon Workshops with the NW’s own  Deacon Matthew Garrett .  Icons and more information can be found on his website- Icons by the Hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett.

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Alumni and Friends Event at AAC: St. Louis, MO
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Download a flyer.

Jul
25
Wed
2018
71st Annual UOL Convention: NJ
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
71st Annual UOL Convention: NJ
71st Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention – It’s the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the UOC of USA and the 71st Annual UOL Convention, and you’re invited!

For more information:    https://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Journey to Marriage: Charlotte, NC and New Orleans, LA
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Journey to Marriage: Charlotte, NC and New Orleans, LA @ Varied

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

Aug
6
Mon
2018
2018 Prosopon School of Iconography: Clinton, MA
Aug 6 – Aug 11 all-day
2018 Prosopon School of Iconography: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons

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.