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20 minutes duration.  With a prospect of publication in the Acts of the Conference, for the Ninth Annual Conference of the Sophia Institute, we call on our scholarly family for offers of Academic Short Paper Titles related to the Conference Theme: The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church.  There are spaces for 16 communications this year. Titles, please, with one page short Abstracts, email and address details, from those with a Master’s degree or above, to: Prof. John McGuckin jam401@columbia.edu STRICTLY BEFORE OCTOBER 31,2016 the closure date. For more information:  orthodoxdeaconess.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/AAAMysticalTheolConfFlyer16.pdf
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm
2016 Annual Conference: Brookline, MA @ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States
Topic: “On Pain and Suffering” Keynote Address: His Grace, Bishop Alexander.  For more information on His Grace, click here. Plenary Speakers: (for more information, click here): Medical perspective: Donald Jenkins, M.D. Psychological Perspective: Albert Rossi, Ph.D. Theological Perspective: Rev. Emmanuel Clapsis, Ph.D. For more information: http://ocampr.org/
Family History Group:The Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Family History Group brings together aspiring genealogists with a wide range of worldwide experts on the various ethnic groups in current day Ukraine and southeast Poland.  This conference is entitled: “3rd Annual Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy Conference Research Essentials: Combining the Basics with 21st Century Technology”. Featuring nationally known speakers: Jonathan Shea, AG — Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz,Carl Kotlarchik — Shellee Morehead, CG — Michelle Chubenko For more information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf    or https://www.ukrhec.org/family-history-group
First Friday Lecture Series for November: Washington, DC @ Center for Byzantine Material Arts, Inc.  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Featured Topic and Speaker: Roman origins of Christian icons with Heather Turnbow Join us for an evening of exploration into iconography and faith from respected scholars, clergy and Iconographers.  Talks start at 7pm followed by questions and refreshments.  Come early and visit our surrounding vendors and restaurants before the lecture and make an evening of it!  All lectures hosted by the Center for Byzantine Material Arts. An RSVP is appreciated! For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/lectures/  
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Tallahassee, FL @ Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church | Tallahassee | Florida | United States
“Preparing for the Journey of Marriage” is a one-day workshop for couples marrying in the Orthodox Church. RSVP by November 1 please. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/registration/
The Camden Conference and Rockport Public Library are pleased to present a Film Series: Refugees and Global Migration, in connection with the 30th Camden Conference which will focus on the same theme. The series will take place over three Saturdays, November 5, 12, and 19, at the Rockport Opera House. The first in the series, “Salam Neighbor”, which translates to “Hello Neighbor”, is a documentary released in 2016 by the film production companies Living on One Dollar and 1001 MEDIA. The title has a dual meaning as the Arabic word “salam” also means “peace.” The film documents the experiences of American filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple when they lived among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, which lies seven miles from the Syrian border. The filmmakers, who were the first allowed by the UN to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, spent a month in[...]
Please join us for an exciting series of classes on Liturgical Theology! Vespers will follow the classes. November 5 — Liturgy and Worship in the Bible November 12 — Liturgy and Worship in the Early Church November 19 — Liturgy and Worship in the Patristic Era November 26 — Liturgy and Worship in the Contemporary Orthodox World December 3 — The Holy Mysteries of Initiation December 10 — The Holy Mystery of the Holy Eucharist December 17 — The Holy Mysteries of Healing, Marriage & Ordination For more information: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/
2016 National Humanities Conference: Salt Lake City, UT @ Hilton Salt Lake City  | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States
This is the first in a series of conferences co-hosted by the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils that will bring the humanities community together as a whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges. For more information: https://www.aarweb.org/2016-national-humanities-conference
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Lecture: Yale @ Yale Universtiy, Luce Hall (LUCE), TBD  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Panagiotis Roilos, “I Am the Way and the Truth”: A Cognitive Historical Anthropology of the Ethics of Imagination in Byzantium Event description: Professor Roilos’ lecture will focus on the tensions between Christian ethics (especially sanctioned discourses on truth) and imagination in Byzantium. By focusing on specific examples of hagiography, rhetoric, and allegorical hermeneutics, Roilos shall illustrate the ways in which ancient Greek theories of, and approaches to phantasia and fictionality were adapted to medieval Greek literary and broader intellectual contexts. Roilos shall propose a new methodological approach to this complex cultural process on the basis of what he calls “cognitive historical anthropology.” Open to the general public. For more information: http://hsp.macmillan.yale.edu/event/panagiotis-roilos-i-am-way-and-truth-cognitive-historical-anthropology-ethics-imagination
Panel on Global Governance- Yale University: New Haven, CT @  Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), AA01  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
The Hellenic Studies Program will be hosting a panel on Global Governance. Topic: Challenges to Peace and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean For more information: http://hsp.macmillan.yale.edu/
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day
Pre-Marital Program: TX @ Wyndham Hotel- West Energy Corridor | Houston | Texas | United States
Theme: The Art of Marriage Speakers: Dr. George Guirguis Arrangements: Rooming options to be discussed. For more information: http://www.suscopts.org/programs/pre-marital/tx/
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 11:30 am
YES WASHINGTON DC @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in WASHINGTON D.C.! Any students 13 years old- College Students may participate ANY QUESTIONS?  Pano Constantine, Trip Leader: panayiotis.constantine@gmail.com
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm
Fall Vocations Retreat: Waymart, PA @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Waymart | Pennsylvania | United States
  STOTS will host a Fall Vocations Retreat, “St. John Chrysostom: Champion of the Priesthood”. “We look forward to celebrating the feast of St. John Chrysostom this year by welcoming to campus men and women from throughout the country who are interested in exploring the teachings of this great Church Father,” Archpriest Dr. Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, said.  “His vision of the priesthood is inspiring to anyone who is thinking seriously about serving the Church in some capacity.” During the retreat, participants will have the opportunity to join with the seminary community and monastery brotherhood in prayer, tour the monastery and seminary grounds, hear talks and join in discussions about ministry and St. John Chrysostom, and meet the seminary’s Dean, faculty, and students.  Both women and men are encouraged to attend. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_161007_5.html    
Sponsored Miami Ball: A Russian Cultural Event: Miami, FL @ The Ritz-Carlton – South Beach | Miami Beach | Florida | United States
Sponsored Miami Ball: A Russian Cultural Event Organized by: Alchemy Events for PaTRAM Institute The Miami Ball is organized by two missionary-educational organizations: Prince Vladimir Youth Association and Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute. All proceeds collected from this charitable event will be shared equally between these partnered organizations. Join other PaTRAM friends and sponsors in supporting our cause while having fun and enjoying exceptional entertainment including a performance by a choir of PaTRAM singers. Find out more: https://patraminstitute.org/organizer/alchemy-events-for-patram-institute/
Marriage and Family Retreat 2016: Ann Arbor, MI @ St. Vladimir Orthodox Church | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
Please come join us whether you can afford the donation or not! All welcome! For more information:http://chicagodiocese.org/
The second lecture in the series is by Alexandros Kyrou, PhD,  who will be speaking on: ”  THE GREEK GENOCIDE  1914-1923:  A MISUNDERSTOOD CHRISTIAN HOLOCAUST”. For more information: http://stgeorgecathedral.org/about-our-cathedral/contact-us or http://stgeorgecathedral.org/news/2016-lecture-series
Nov 14 – Nov 19 all-day
CHICAGO PROSOPON ICON WORKSHOP @ Monastery of the Holy Cross   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
6-Day Intensive Workshop Conducted by Founder of the Prosopon School of Iconology VLADISLAV ANDREJEV and Master Iconographer NIKITA ANDREJEV. For more information: http://chicagomonk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016workshop-1.pdf  or http://www.prosoponschool.org/index.html or http://www.prosoponschool.org/contacts.html
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Liturgy Symposium: CT @ Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) Great Hall | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Lecturer: Peter Jeffery received a PhD in Music History from Princeton University in 1980, with a dissertation entitled “The Autograph Manuscripts of Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676),” about the life work of an early opera composer. Jeffery has published over 100 articles and books on a range of topics, in publications that include Early Music History, Studia Liturgica, Jewish Quarterly Review, Theological Studies and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.  He is currently at the University of Notre Dame as the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies. For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/liturgy-symposium-peter-jeffery
Free Public Lecture and Discussion: Livonia, MI @ Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church  | Livonia | Michigan | United States
Topic: “A Quiet and Peaceful Life: Following Christ in Troubled Times” The Very Reverend Michael Butler, presenter, is an Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America serving at Holy Transfiguration in Livonia. He has been a parish priest for more than 21 years. He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Dallas, an M.A. in theology from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in church history and patristics from Fordham University, where he wrote his dissertation on St Maximus the Confessor. In addition to his priestly duties, Father Michael has taught at universities and is a frequent participant in scholarly conferences. He is a teacher in his diocesan late vocations programs and a regular speaker at Acton University, where he has given presentations on natural law, environmentalism, and church-state relations in Orthodox thought. For more information: http://www.coccdetroit.com/files/Flyers/parishes/HolyTransfigurationLivonia-PublicLecture16NOV16.pdf
Nov 17 – Nov 20 all-day
OCL 29th Annual Meeting: Utah @ Hyatt Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood Heights  | Holladay | Utah | United States
Host Parish:  St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT  84093. We have two relevant and important topics to consider. They will be presented by two distinguished Orthodox Christian theologians and devout parishioners of their parish families. FRIDAY EVENING,  November 18 following vespers: Professor Helen Theodoropoulos will present and have us consider: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1Cor 12:7):” Serving together the Body of Christ. SATURDAY MORNING, November 19: Professor Elizabeth Prodromou will consider: The Day-After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation. Metropolitan Isaiah, Archbishop Nathaniel, and Archbishop Benjamin will offer comments on these topics. We should all be energized to consider how we move forward to finalize the creation of a Unified, Self-Governing Orthodox Church in the United States. MAKE YOU HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call 801-890-4751.  OCL rate $119.00 until October 15. Read more about[...]
Orthodox Christian Laity Annual Meeting Update @ OCL Annual Meeting / St Anna Greek Orthodox Church | Sandy | Utah | United States
Hope to see you at the OCL  29th Annual Meeting! November 17-20, 2016 MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call 801-890-1280 OCL rate $119.00 until October 15. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / Cottonwood, 3090 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 We have two relevant and important topics to consider.  They will be presented by two distinguished Orthodox Christian theologians and devout parishioners of their parish families. Host Parish:  St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT  84093. FRIDAY EVENING, November 18 following Vespers:  Professor Helen Theodoropoulos will present and have us consider: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1 Cor 12:7) – Serving together the Body of Christ”. SATURDAY MORNING, November 19, Professor Elizabeth Prodromou will consider:  “The Day After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation”. Metropolitan Isaiah, Archbishop Nathaniel and Archbishop Benjamin will offer[...]
Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church | Naples | Florida | United States
Agenda: Foundations of Religious Liberty in America KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. The history of Religious Liberty in America that isn’t being taught anywhere else.  As a pastor’s wife, KrisAnne speaks with authority regarding the Christian’s Biblical obligation to Liberty. She has a daily live internet radio podcast and also posts her regular lectures on her YouTube video channel. Her presentation will deal only with historical facts. For more information:  http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/
Nov 18 – Nov 20 all-day
Retreat: Detroit, MI @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church | Detroit | Michigan | United States
The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna, the Mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, from the Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk in Pennsylvania will visit Holy Trinity Orthodox In honor of the icon, the Very Rev. Lev Kopistiansky, rector of Holy Trinity, will offer a prayer service to St. Anna with anointing of the faithful on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. After the service, Riasophore Monk Michael (Juk) from the monastery will conduct a spiritual retreat on prayer and fasting. After the retreat, the icon will be present at Great Vespers served by Fr. Kopistiansky at 4 p.m. The icon also will be present at Divine Liturgy served by Fr. Kopistiansky on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.  
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 11:30 am
YES PHOENIX, AZ @ St. Ignatius Orthodox Christian Church | Mesa | Arizona | United States
This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Phoenix, AZ.  for 13 years old – College Students. For more information:   http://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 11:30 am
YES SEATTLE, WA @ St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church:  | Seattle | Washington | United States
A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Seattle, WA.   13 yrs. old- College Students may participate.
Nov 19 – Nov 22 all-day
2016 Annual Meeting: San Antonio, TX @ Varied
Join us for the 2016 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in San Antonio! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the San Antonio Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Sessions will be held in the San Antonio Convention Center, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, Hilton Palacio del Rio, Marriott Rivercenter, and the Marriott Riverwalk. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection. For more information:  https://www.aarweb.org/  
Marriage Preparation Workshop: Atlanta, GA @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States
  Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church. RSVP by November 15, 2016.
Iconography Script Writing Course: Washington, DC @  Market Street/Arts Walk  ~Center for Byzantine Material Arts~ | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Join us for an hour course on writing like an Iconographer. Wayne Hajos will present four different types of Iconographic scripts found in Greek and Russian cultures and teach a step by step course for beginners. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/
Thanksgiving Family Convention 2016: Titusville, FL @ St. Stephen's Christian Retreat & Conference Center  | Titusville | Florida | United States
For more information:     http://www.stmaryoviedo.org/thanksgiving2016.html
Nativity Season Children's Party: Bloomfield Hills, MI @ St. George Greek Orthodox Church | Bloomfield Hills | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its fifth annual “St. Nicholas Is Santa Claus,” a Nativity-season children’s party., on Saturday, “The party will feature the story of St. Nicholas as told by St. Nicholas himself.  “Children will meet St. Nicholas and receive a gift while their parents take their pictures. They will do a craft project, and there will be a carol sing-a-long and refreshments.” From 11 a.m. to noon, children will also be able to have their pictures taken with live reindeer.

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