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Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church.  RSVP by August 4, 2016. Download Flier Location
Iconographer: Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett Smolensk Mother of God. This is the prototype for the icon we will paint from start to finish during the class. No previous art experience is necessary. Instruction in acrylic gouache using 23K gold leaf. Icon will be approximately 10” x 12”. For more information:  http://media.wix.com/ugd/690852_cc11be99aa44433abd96356008a87209.pdf
Aug 8 – Aug 13 all-day
Iconographers: Tatiana & Dmitrii Berestova For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day
Project Mexico Home-building @  Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage | Chula Vista | California | United States
Since 1988, Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage has been building secure, safe and weather-tight homes for some of the most impoverished families in northern Mexico. Built strictly by volunteer labor, these homes provide families economic security and hope for a brighter future. While serving these families, the volunteers discover that they have been transformed. Through their service to others, they realize that they have received much more than they had given. To date, we have hosted well over 11,000 volunteers on our 16 acre ranch as we continue to humbly bear the burdens of others in the name of Christ. Week of August 19-25 also has available slots. For more information: http://www.projectmexico.org/homebuilding/schedule    
Third Annual St. Macrina Orthodox Institute Conference will feature many good speakers  and the theme will be “Diakonia and the Liturgy of Good Works in the World.” The talks will emphasize the broader understanding of diakonia as service which extends the depth and power of sacramental life into our interactions with the world, especially through the generosity and love shown through the good works of charity and ministry to those in need. Our keynote speaker, Matushka Vera Proctor, Director of FOCUS Minnesota, will speak on ‘The Myrrhbearers’ Great Boldness in the Faith in Jesus Christ: As He Is, so are We in This World,’” and there also will be talks on Scripture and history and modern saints, all showing the connection between liturgy and the divine call to good works. Other presenters include Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov, and Rebecca Luft, who will speak on “The Liturgy of Love of Your Neighbor:[...]
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm
Come to your Mother Retreat: WI @ Holy Resurrection Monastery  | Saint Nazianz | Wisconsin | United States
In preparation for the great feast of the Dormition (Assumption) (August 15th) our guests will be introduced to the magnificent ways in which Our Lady the Theotokos in honored in the Christian East. We will look at icons, liturgical poetry and hymns. Surrounded by this beauty, your devotion to the Virgin Mary will be greatly enriched. The retreats will be given by Abbot Nicholas and Fr. Maximos. The suggested donation includes lodging, all meals, and talks. Please note: no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited. So book ahead! For more information: http://hrmonline.org/organized-retreats  
Aug 14 – Aug 20 all-day
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop: AK @ Holy Spirit Retreat Center | Anchorage | Alaska | United States
SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 12 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. From the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone. Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or sharpening tools. Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge. For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available. Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class. For[...]
Intensive Romanian Reversed Glass Iconography Workshop: Washington, DC @ The Center for Byzantine Material Arts: The Monroe Arts Walk | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Instructors: Rodica Focseneanu & Christopher Cunningham.  (lecture Thursday night by Christopher Cunningham) This workshop is designed to give people basic knowledge of the reversed glass iconography in order to help them understand and appreciate this style. Each participant will complete an icon of the pattern provided, in the traditional technique of Romanian reversed glass iconography, using egg-tempera from pigments and gold leaf. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/courses/) or (http://www.byzarts.com/1345-2/
Fellowship Conference 2016: Oxford, ENG @ Ripon College Cuddesdon  | Cuddesdon | United Kingdom
Fellowship Conference 2016:” Beauty will save the World” For all conference and accommodation enquiries, please contact Gill Keeble-Childs on 01865 877479 or conferences@rcc.ac.uk For further information: http://www.sobornost.org/conference.php  
Young Professionals 2016 Conference: New Orleans @ New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We are delighted to inform you that with the blessing of Metropolitan JOSEPH, the NAC Fellowship of St. John the Divine will be hosting its second Archdiocesan Orthodox Young Professionals Conference (OYPC) this August in New Orleans, LA. Online Registration Closes August 15th, REGISTER Now For more information: http://stmarylivonia.com/orthodox-young-professionals-conference-2016/
The Prosopon School in New York City Classes @ Prosporon School of Iconography, Soho New York  | New York | New York | United States
Highlights on Garments – Level I ( Comparative study of 3 Highlights, with special attention to the II Highlight). Takes place on Aug. 19-21 Iconographers:  Tatiana and Dmitri Berestov Highlights on Garments – Level II (Crystal Highlight), By Dmitry Andreyev. Takes place on Aug. 22-24 For more information: https://prosoponschoolnyc.wordpress.com/photos-of-studio    or http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
St. Tikhon’s Monastery Women’s Retreat @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Pennsylvania | United States
Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, will be the keynote speaker at a retreat for women sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Education of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at the monastery. Father Sergius’ topic will be “Spirituality in Our Daily Lives.” Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the monastery church at 8:00 a.m., registration and a continental breakfast will be available. The first retreat session will begin at 10:00 a.m. The retreat will conclude at 2:30 p.m. A detailed schedule and registration forms are available on-line. For further information: http://oca.org/news/headline-news/st.-tikhons-monastery-site-of-womens-retreat-august-20
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church. Download Flier
Dante and the Visual Arts: a Summer Symposium at UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Museum @ Los Angeles | California | United States
The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to attend the Dante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium. The symposium, organized by CMRS and the journal Dante e l’Arte in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum, will take in Los Angeles with sessions at UCLA and at the Getty Center. For more information: http://cmrs.ucla.edu/news/dante-and-the-visual-arts/
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church. RSVP by August 22, 2016 Download Flier
Institute of Sacred Music - Choral Auditions, Yale University @  Leigh Hall (LGH)  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Audition Information Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all listed ensembles; Must perform a short solo song or aria (Please bring three (3) copies of your music; an accompanist will be provided). Must demonstrate good sight-reading ability. YALE CAMERATA – 60+ voice mixed choir open to experienced singers from Yale (students, faculty, staff) and the greater New Haven community. Marguerite L. Brooks is the conductor. YALE SCHOLA CANTORUM – chamber choir open to all Yale students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus –  open to all Yale students to sing for pay or course credit; conducted by Yale graduate students For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/ism-choral-auditions  
Joint Retreat for Alumni and Seminarians: St. Tikon's @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Pennsylvania | United States
The Alumni Association of St. Tikhon’s Seminary is holding a 24-hour retreat on September 1-2. All alumni are welcome to attend at no cost, and there will be an opportunity for those who live far away to register for an online broadcast of the seminars and annual meeting. Featured speakers include: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick (STOTS ’07) and Archimandrite Sergius [Bowyer] (STOTS ’05).  Participants in the full retreat will earn five continuing education credits. For more information:  http://www.stots.edu/news_160804_1.html    
2016 National ACRY Convention: Potomac, MD @  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States
The Potomac A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 is proud to be the hosts for the upcoming National A.C.R.Y. Convention, which will take place Labor Day weekend, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located in Bethesda, MD. The hotel is conveniently located on the Red Line of the DC Metro Area Subway System. The entrance to the subway (Metro) is literally at the corner of the hotel parking lot! Refer to the website http://www.acrod.org/news/7283/2016-acry-convention for detailed information.
20TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN DAYS and ASSEMBLY: Jackson, CA @ St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Jackson | California | United States
For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/en/events/diocesan-days
First Annual Labor Day Young Singers’ Conference: Jordanville, NY @ Holy Trinity Monastery | Mohawk | New York | United States
The Labor Day Conference will be held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.,  under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, Katya Lukianova, Dr. Irina Riazanova, Fr. Ephraim Willmarth. Limited scholarships for full tuition costs are available. Airfare and travel expenses to NY excluded. Tuition fees cover: Course material and instruction, double-occupancy lodging, meals, weekend transportation, and excursions. The Conferences are available to various ages and musical abilities. There will be an on-site manager at all times throughout the weekend. Please contact Sanya Lukianov with any questions or concerns sanya@patraminstitute.org.       For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/YS-Conf_PDF.pdf
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 11:30 am
YES Oklahoma City
This is a  wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Oklahoma City, OK. WHO? Junior High, High School Students, and College Students WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday, September 9th.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, September 11th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!    
Sep 11 – Sep 17 all-day
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop @ Diakonia Center Metropolis of Atlanta | Salem | South Carolina | United States
 SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 10 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. From the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone. Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or sharpening tools. Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge. For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available. Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class. For[...]
Iconographer: Fr.Igumen Mefodii, Instructor for the Prosopon School of Iconology, Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor, 434-589-8530, sketestmaximos@gmail.com For more information: http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyworkshop.html
Forum on Religion and Literature: Yale University @ Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 319  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|Event description: “American Solitude and Contemporary Literature”.  Presented by Amy Hungerford, followed by moderated discussion. For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day
The IMPACT Conference is a 4 day, 3 night conference hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef. Christians from inside and outside the Coptic Orthodox Church from across the country and all jurisdictions are invited to join together in fellowship and fun. The conference committee starts planning a year in advance to provide an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth, camaraderie, lasting memories and more. Who: All young professionals 28 years old and above who have been living in the western culture. When: September 15-18, 2016 For more information:  http://copticimpact.org/conference/ http://copticimpact.org/conference/
Sep 16 @ 12:16 am – 1:16 am
Ecumenical Conference: Greenwich, NY
The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,” an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/save_the_date.pdf
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 11:30 am
Stewardship Coordinators Retreat: PA @ Camp Nazareth | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
  It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first ACROD stewardship coordinator retreat.   The theme of the retreat is “Parish Application of Stewardship.”  For more information: http://acrod.org/news/7283/stewardship-retreat
Literature & Spirituality: Yale University @ Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ), Marquand Chapel  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003).[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yale Schola Cantorum Choral Evensong @ Christ Church New Haven | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Event description: David Hill, conductor.  Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Lobo For more information:  http://ism.yale.edu/
Orthodox Education Day 2016: Yonkers, NY
Renowned scholar Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, author of Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of God, will deliver the Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, which is part of this year’s Orthodox Education Day and is entitled, “The Mystery of Mary: The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.” Dr. Cunningham is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/orthodox-education-day-2016