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Feb
16
Thu
2017
2017 Iconography Course for Lent: Washington, DC
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day

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ABOUT THE COURSE: This course will be taught in the Traditional method using egg tempera.  There will be no gilding in this course.  It is designed for those who have painted an icon previously, and will be finished in time for Holy Week, when the icon can be used to celebrate the Bridegroom Matins. Due to time constraints there will be no gilding. Classes will be six hours each day (except Sunday), including a lunch break. Please bring your own lunch (or you can buy it at near-by café’s). We will be discussing the historical development and meaning of this icon during the class, as well as hearing some of the hymnography from the Bridegroom Matins.

For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/

Feb
17
Fri
2017
Real Break 2017 Schedule
Feb 17 – Mar 25 all-day
Georgia State University Hellenic Art and Archeology Lecture Series
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Georgia State University Hellenic Art and Archeology Lecture Series @ Georgia State University | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Priceless archaeological treasure surfaces after storm in Crete, Greece!  Georgia State University (GSU) Center for Hellenic Studies is proud to sponsor a series of lectures in celebration of the art and archaeology of the remarkable Greek island of Crete.

The Center will host an afternoon lecture series dedicated to an exciting new exploration of the Asphendou cave paintings from southwest Crete. There is every reason to suspect that these petroglyphs represent the oldest visual art ever seen in Greece, and this will be the first-ever public presentation of this material to the general public. We are both grateful and excited that our speakers have agreed to share this material with us.

The program will be held in the Troy Moore Library on the 23rd floor at 25 Park Place (the old Sun Trust Building). It will include:

2:00pm: Reception and greetings

PANELISTS
2:30pm:
Sarah C. Murray, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
“Light in Dark Places: Photography, Advanced Imaging and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”

3:15pm:
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Georgia State University
“Images in the Cave: Philosophical and Anthropological Reflections on Cave Art”

4:00: Coffee Break

KEYNOTE LECTURE
4:30pm:
Thomas F. Strasser, Providence College
“The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Crete”

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information: http://hellenicstudies.gsu.edu/2017/01/30/priceless-archaeological-treasure-surfaces-storm-crete-greece/

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Film Event, Andrei Rublev: Clinton, MA
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film Event, Andrei Rublev: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

Known as the best art-house film of all time, and immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, Andrei Rublev has existed only in shortened, censored versions until the Criterion Collection created this complete 205-minute director’s cut special edition. Not suitable for anyone under 17.

The program will include a brief overview of the film’s historical context, a 30 minute intermission, and an informal discussion with complimentary refreshments after the film.

Saturday, February 18, 12:00–5:00PM, Snow date: Saturday, February 25
Advance ticket purchase suggested. Call 978.598.5000 x121
Running time 3 hours, 45 minutes. Russian with English subtitles.
Not suitable for anyone under 17.

For more information:http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/calendar/

Women’s Inspirational Prayer Luncheon: Staten Island, NY
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women's Inspirational Prayer Luncheon: Staten Island, NY @ Notre Dame Academy   | New York | United States

Please join us at our first Women’s Inspirational Prayer Luncheon. This will be a time of spiritual refreshing and renewal through Prayer, Worship, Praise Dancing, and Fellowship. As we worship Christ in the beauty of holiness we are expecting to have amazing encounters in His presence. We definitely won’t let you leave without a dynamic Preached Word that is sure to encourage and edify each of us to continue to shine brightly for Christ.

We dohope to see you there…you don’t want to miss what God will do in our midst.

We look forward to worshiping our Great God with all of you!

Check out our Facebook page – Inspirational Wednesday Prayer call . Dial in every Wednesday at 5:30 AM. Dial 641-715-3580, PIN 512280#

Feb
19
Sun
2017
James C. Rouman Adult Lecture Series: Hartford, CT
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecturer: V. Rev. Arch. Maximos Constas, PhD who is a Senior Research Scholar, Hellenic College/Holy Cross)

Theme: THE LENTEN PRAYER OF ST. EPHRAIM THE SYRIAN

For more information: http://stgeorgecathedral.org/news/2016-lecture-series

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Christian Rights and Freedom Institute: Naples, FL
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Christian Rights and Freedom Institute: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine Parish Hall  | Naples | Florida | United States

The Naples-based Christian Rights and Freedom Institute announces the next event in its series of lectures, films, and panel discussions for the 2016-17 Season.  On Tuesday, February 21 Dr. George E. Demacopoulos, Professor of Theology at Fordham University will speak on “The Role of Hellenism & Early Christianity in the Quest for Religious Liberty”. The lecture will be followed by a brief question & answer period.

For further subscription and program information, please visit www.christianrightsandfreedom.org

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Moleben for Life: Indianapolis, IN
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will have our monthly Moleben for Life. Please invite family and friends to pray with us in upholding the sanctity of life.  Follow us on our facebook page for more updates. Thank you!

For more information:  https://oclifeindy.org/

 

Lecture: Identifying The Enemy-Radical Islamist Terror: Naples, FL
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lecture: Identifying The Enemy-Radical Islamist Terror: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church | Naples | Florida | United States

Agenda: “Identifying The Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror”

Speaker: Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

This is a special extra event, jointly sponsored with The Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County which will take place at Temple Shalom. (A separate $15 entry fee applies). DR. Jasser heads this American think tank which is built on the premise of advocating for the principles of the U.S. Constitution, liberty and freedom through the separation of mosque and state. A devout American Muslim, Jasser is a Commissioner on the congressionally appointed U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He is an ardent activist for universal human rights and against the global movement of political Islam (Islamism) that holds Muslims around the world under the thumb of theocratic regimes.

For more information: http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/

 

 

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Veneration of Myrrh Streaming Icon:Somerset, NJ
Feb 25 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Veneration of Myrrh Streaming Icon:Somerset, NJ @ St. Andrew Ukranian Orthodox Memorial Church | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

Please join us in welcoming and venerating the miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos the Tender Heart, from Taylor, PA.  Welcoming and Liturgy.

For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/

Mar
1
Wed
2017
16th Annual Lenten Lecture Series: St. Paul, MN
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:45 pm
The evenings will begin at 6:00PM with a Lenten Service.  At 7:30 a Lenten Community Meal will be provided by individuals, family, ministry, committee, or any group encouraged to do so.  The Lectures will be given at

8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies  and FRIDAYS’  THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.

Speakers will vary for the lecture series.
Mar
3
Fri
2017
Florida Couples Convention
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

You are invited to Koinonia Convention for couples only.  Child Sitting services for children 2 years and older.  Please see the fee schedule.

For more information: https://suscopts.org/

Youth Convention: Titusville, FL
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day
Youth Convention: Titusville, FL @ St. Stephen's Retreat Center | Titusville | Florida | United States

Whom this convention is for: 1- Youth from 18-45 years old, 2- Arabic speaking since all activities will be in Arabic, 3- Live in State of Florida. We welcome visitors from outside Florida state but transportation to/from the retreat house is on your own.

For more information: https://www.fyconvention.com/reservation/

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Lenten Vespers and Reception: Minneapolis, MN
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LENTEN VESPERS & Reception. Come join us.

For more information: http://www.meocca.org/

OCA Minneapolis Deanery Lenten Vespers Schedule
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Minneapolis Deanery recently announced the schedule for Lenten Vesper Services to be sponsored by the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association on Sunday evenings during Great Lent.

All services will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the Sundays of Great Lent.  The schedule is as follows. http://domoca.org/news_170224_1.html

Triumph of Orthodoxy Vesper Service:Cicero, IL
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Triumph of Orthodoxy Vesper Service:Cicero, IL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Cicero | Illinois | United States

Come join us for this event sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago

Homilist: Fr. Josiah Trenham

Responses Offered by: Pan -Orthodox Choir of Greater Chicago, Gordana Turbuhovich, Director

For more information: http://www.chicagosynergy.org/

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Greek Orthodox Metropolis March Meetings Schedule: SE United States
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios will be traveling to each of our Metropolis Conferences during the month of March to meet with clergy, parish leaders, and parishioners. He and His Metropolis co-workers will share updates on our Metropolis ministries, including our Strategic Plan. Those present will be invited to engage in dialogue  following presentations, ask questions, and exchange updates and resources to support our parishes and Metropolis ministries.

Host Cities & Dates
March 7, Jacksonville, FL
March 8, Orlando, FL
March 9, Boca Raton, FL
March 10, Clearwater, FL
March 11, Mobile, AL

March 12, Birmingham, AL
March 19, Atlanta, GA
March 20, Greenville, SC
March 21, Greensboro, NC
March 22, Charlotte, NC
March 23, Florence, SC

For more information: http://www.atlmetropolis.org/documents/2017/1/Save%20the%20Date%20for%20Metropolis%20March%20Meetings%20with%20Metropolitan%20Alexios.pdf

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Lecture – “HAJJI MAMA”: Bronx, NY
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“HAJJI MAMA” OR THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY HAJJ TO JERUSALEM
A lecture by Valentina Izmirlieva, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University
Respondents: Fordham professors Sarit Kattan Gribetz (theology) and Ebru Turan (history)

From the 17th to 19th centuries, in the European part of the Ottoman Empire, some Orthodox Christians modeled their pilgrimage to Jerusalem on the Muslim hajj to Mecca. They even called themselves hajjis, using an Islam ichonorific, but insisted on the Christian ethos of their quest.This lecture will show how the Orthodox “hajj” emerged within Muslim Ottoman culture as a Christian family project and as a surprising vehicle for female empowerment.

Note: ROSE HILL CAMPUS | FORDHAM UNIVERSITY | BRONX, NY

Registration requested: fordham.edu/orthodoxy/
This lecture appears courtesy of the institutional partnership between the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and the Black Sea Networks Initiative of Columbia University.

 

Mar
10
Fri
2017
2017 St. Gregory Palamas Retreat: St. Paul, MN
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day

St. Gregory Palamas Festival of Light Lenten Retreat will feature Rev. Barnabas Powell as the guest speaker. The topic is: “Normal-Orthodox Healthy Church, Knowing the True Faith in Order to Practice it Truly”

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Lenten Retreat: Calistoga, CA
Mar 11 all-day
Lenten Retreat: Calistoga, CA @ Holy Assumption Monastery | Calistoga | California | United States

 

 

We are happy to announce our next retreat .

Title of the retreat:  “The Divine Scriptures of the Orthodox Church: Reading the Bible as an Orthodox Christian”

Speaker: Fr. Philip Tolbert, an archpriest in the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada & Australia (Bulgarian Patriarchate) who is also the National Director of the Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate (Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries).

For more information: http://holyassumptionmonastery.com/

Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Jackson, CA
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Jackson, CA @ Two sites in Jackson and Sacremento, CA | California | United States

‘Living the Faith in our Daily Lives’ is a two day Pan-Orthodox Retreat with featuring author and podcaster Elissa Bjeletich. The topics are: ON MARRIAGE, PARENTING AND CAREGIVING, AND CREATING AN ORTHODOX HOME IN AMERICA.

This event takes place in two locations, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday March 11 & 12, 2017.

For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Jackson%20Lenten%20Retreat%202017.pdf

PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS: Clinton, MA
Mar 11 – May 21 all-day
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS

Exhibit Runs: March 11 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception & Symposium:  March 18, 2:00-6:00PM

This exhibit will explore Mary’s life as portrayed in icons; how her relationship with her Son has defined her; and how the Russian people have viewed her complex role in salvation.

For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/

Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Palos Park, IL
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Palos Park, IL @ Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church | Palos Park | Illinois | United States

Mother Gabriella of the Orthodox Church in America’s Holy Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI will be the guest speaker. Open to teens and adults, Mother Gabriella will explore the topic of “Spiritual Growth and the Virtues” in two separate presentations.

Babysitting will be available for children at least five years of age for a nominal fee of $10.00 per child.  Register on-line at: http://domoca.org/news_170224_3.html

 

 

Mar
12
Sun
2017
Sunday Evening Lenten Vesper Services: Chicago Area
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 9:00 pm
Sunday Evening Lenten Vesper Services: Chicago Area

The Chicago Deanery recently released its schedule of Sunday evening Lenten Vesper Services, all of which will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Brief homilies focusing on the “Psalms of Ascent” chanted at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be offered weekly.  After each service, the faithful are invited to partake of a light lenten supper and fellowship.

For a Schedule of Services, dates, and locations:  http://domoca.org/news_170224_2.html

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Prospective Student Open House: Yonkers, NY
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day
Prospective Student Open House: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir’s Seminary Campus | Yonkers | New York | United States

Prospective Student Open House: Are you called to study at St. Vladimir’s Seminary?

To help you discern, we warmly welcome you to our campus Open House March 15–17, 2017, for an immersion experience into seminary life: attend chapel services and classes, meet the President and select faculty, share community meals, and spend time with seminarians and their families.
For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/prospective-student-open-house

Mar
17
Fri
2017
College/Young Adult Retreat: PA
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
College/Young Adult Retreat: PA @  Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese are pleased to announce a co-sponsored retreat for College Students and Young Adults ages 18-35 entitled “Navigating Life Using Your Spiritual Compass”.

Keynote addresses will be made by Very Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich and Mr. Nick Lionas. The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation!

Online registration begins on February 1. If you ever struggle with “staying on track”, or if you ever feel like you don’t know where you’re headed in your life, then don’t miss out on this unique retreat! It will give you some great insight and tools to help you navigate even the roughest times. Register today!!

The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation! To register, click here.

Download Promotional Poster Here (PDF Format)

 
March 17-19 2017

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Mar
18
Sat
2017
Moleben at Planned Parenthood and 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign: Indianapolis, IN
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Moleben at Planned Parenthood and 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign: Indianapolis, IN @ Planned Parenthood | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

On Saturday, March 18th 10-11 am, Orthodox clergy will serve a Moleben for Life at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis. Let us give a tiny portion of our weekend as our almsgiving to pray for the helpless unwanted unborn and mothers in crisis pregnancy this season of Lent.
Silent Vigil 9 am – 10 am
Moleben Service 10 am – 11 am

For more information:  https://oclifeindy.org/

25th Anniversary IOCC Awareness Dinner: Denver, CO
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
25th Anniversary IOCC Awareness Dinner: Denver, CO @ Assumption ot the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Denver | Colorado | United States

Keynote Speaker: Constantine Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO

For more information:  https://www.iocc.org/

Mar
19
Sun
2017
LENTEN VESPERS & Reception: St. Paul, MN
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For more information: http://www.meocca.org/

Mar
23
Thu
2017
The Society for Late Antiquity Twelfth Biennial Conference: New Haven, CT
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all-day
The Society for Late Antiquity Twelfth Biennial Conference: New Haven, CT @ Yale University,Linsly-Chittenden Hall  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

The Society for Late Antiquity announces that the Twelfth Biennial Conference on “Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity” will be held at  Yale on the topic of ‘The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation’. The conference will be co-sponsored by the University of Groningen.

For more information: http://www.aiep-iaps.org/conferences

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