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Mar
10
Sat
2018
Sts. Constantine & Helen Lenten Retreat: Cleveland Heights, OH
Mar 10 all-day

“The Next Step: Where Do We Go as a 21st Century Parish” with Fr. Theodore Dorrance

For more information: https://orthodoxcleveland.us/files/Lenten-Retreat-2018-1.pdf

Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Lenten Presentation: Farmington Hills, MI
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Lenten Presentation: Farmington Hills, MI @ St. Thomas Orthodox Church | Farmington Hills | Michigan | United States

The Rev. Joshua Genig, Ph.D. will speak on the subject of “Mary & the Orthodox Woman”. Father Genig is assistant priest at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Redford, associate professor of church history at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.; visiting professor of theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto; and adjunct professor of philosophy at Purdue University. He also serves as spiritual advisor to the Wayne State University chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship and as a chaplain for the Detroit Fire Department.

The presentation is sponsored by Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW). Open to all members of the public. Refreshments will be served.  Also see OCW’s Facebook page.

OCW was founded in 1993 to provide spiritually enriching and educational presentations and activities, to promote Orthodox unity, to provide opportunities for Inter-Orthodox fellowship, and to perform charitable works. All women who are members of Orthodox Christian parishes in metropolitan Detroit are invited to become supporting members and participate in the organization’s activities.

 

 

 

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Icon Workshop for Seminarians and Clergy: Somerset, NJ
Mar 12 – Mar 16 all-day
Iconography Course: Alhambra, CA
Mar 12 – Mar 18 all-day
Iconography Course: Alhambra, CA @ St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Alhambra | California | United States

Iconographer:  George Kordis

The course introduces the student to the theory and practice of the art of Icon Painting, according to the Byzantine Tradition. The main aim of the course is to introduce participants to the traditional process of painting an icon with the use of the Egg tempera technique. Limited color palette.
Students are called to attend the entire process and attempt to follow making an icon (Head of The Theotokos) during the five sessions course. The class will meet daily from 9:00am to 4pm (with one hour lunch break, 12 to 1pm).

For more information: https://iconographyclass2018.eventgrid.com/

Mar
14
Wed
2018
St. Demetrios Lenten Lecture Series for March 2018: Rocky River, OH
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm
Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus, Wednesdays during Lent, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Lenten Meal in the Cultural Hall at 7:00 p.m. and Lecture at 8:00 p.m.
March 14: Prophecies of the Crucifixion (Part I), George Athanasiou
March 21: Prophecies of the Crucifixion (Part II), Gerald Largent
March 28: Prophecies of the Resurrection, Paul Finley
Mar
15
Thu
2018
Monthly Book Club at the Library of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary: Somerset, NJ
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Book Club at the Library of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary: Somerset, NJ @ St. Sophia Theological Library of  Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

We are pleased to announce the March session the monthly “Book Club” gathering at Saint Sophia Theological Library, which launched in May 2017. The Library serves the needs of the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary as well as clergy of the UOC of USA and any other interested patrons.

Each month, we showcase a different book with a speaker who will present the designated book as well as a topic to discuss. Everyone is invited to attend, regardless of whether they have read the book. This Book Club  meets every third Thursday of the month. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information: https://stsuots.org/load.php?pageid=227

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Holy Dormition Monastery Lenten Women’s Retreat: Rives Junction, MI
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
Holy Dormition Monastery Lenten Women’s Retreat: Rives Junction, MI @ Holy Dormition Monastery | Rives Junction | Michigan | United States

Holy Dormition Monastery will host its 10th Annual  Lenten Women’s Retreat. In addition to a full cycle of liturgical services, two meditational presentations on “The Mystery of Confession” will be offered.

To book lodging please contact dormitionmonastery@dormitionmonastery.org.  Space is limited to early booking is recommended.  Those planning to attend the Saturday program only are asked to call 517-569-2873.

Lenten Teen Retreat: Garrison, NY
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
Lenten Teen Retreat: Garrison, NY @  Saint Basil Academy  | Philipstown | New York | United States

Reminder: Registration for the Annual Teen Retreat for those in Grades 7-12 closes this weekend. If you haven’t already, please register by this Friday, March 2nd. All Teens in Grades 7-12 across jurisdictions and dioceses are welcome!!!

The theme of this year’s retreat is “In the World, But Not of the World: Orthodox Christianity in a Complicated Religious Landscape.” We are especially grateful to have as our guest speaker Very Rev. Archpriest Andrew Stephen Damick, pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania

There will also be plenty of free time available in-between sessions for fellowship, games, and sports! Get excited for a fun weekend!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/263053757519977/    

 

OCMC Short Term Missions in 2018
Mar 16 – Mar 26 all-day
OCMC Short Term Missions in 2018 @ Tirana | Tirana County | Albania

The Best Spring Break Destination EVER! Advertisements are popping up on social media and all over college campuses with catchy tag lines telling you about the ’10 Best Deals for Spring Break’ or ‘Sunniest Spring Break Destinations’. They all promise you the most fun, the best beaches, the wildest parties and the greatest deal for your money. None of them advertise that you’ll be doing anything meaningful. Period. Guaranteed.
Welcome OCMC/OCF Spring Break Albania; the best alternative to everything else out there. Sign up for a week in which you will see a nation that has risen from the ashes of atheism. A week where you will see what it means to desire Christ first through your interactions with the youth, the youth leaders, the faithful and the church leadership.

Apply for the 2018 OCMC/OCF Spring Break trip to Albania at www.ocmc.org or by calling 877-GO-FORTH and open your heart to participate in the Best Spring Break Destination EVER.

YES! Dallas Texas
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 10:45 am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, March 16-18, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Dallas, TX.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, Dallas. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?      Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?                 Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Portland, OR.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Holy Trinity Cathedral: 3131 NE Glisan St. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $175 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.  Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?                 Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

or YES Leader Sophia Fraser:  sfraser@uoregon.edu

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Memphis, TN.

WHO?        13 years old – College School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John Orthodox Church: 1663 Tutwiler Ave, Memphis, TN 38107.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $175 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.  Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?      Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org  or  Larissa Hatch, Trip Leader: larissahatch07@gmail.com

REGISTRATION COMING SOON FOR:

YES AUSTIN- April 20-22

YES NEWPORT NEWS, VA DAY TRIP- April 28

YES GRAND RAPIDS, MI- May 11-13, 2018

YES NEWARK, NJ- TBD

YES CHARLOTTE, NC- TBD

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING YES TO YOUR CITY IN 2018?  Please contact Katrina Bitar to set up a trip: kbitar@focusna.org.

 

 

 

 

YES Jacksonville, FL
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 11:45 am
YES Jacksonville, FL @  St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Friday- Sunday, March 16th– 18th 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Jacksonville, FL.

WHO?        13 years old – High School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church: 3850 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?          Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?     Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org 

Mar
17
Sat
2018
ACRY Central Region Lenten Retreat: Homestead, PA
Mar 17 all-day

His Grace Bishop Gregory will present for teens and adults: “Tools for Keeping the Temple in Good Order” . David Urban will present for children.

For more information:  http://www.stnichomestead.org/about-us/news/acry-central-region-lenten-retreat-march-17

Echo of Festival: Films from the New York Russian Documentary Film Festival
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Echo of Festival: Films from the New York Russian Documentary Film Festival @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

“Natalia Gorbanevskaya: I am not a Hero”

On August 25, 1968, the Russian poet Natalia Gorbanevskaya’s actions changed her life: carrying her three-month-old son, she, with seven like-minded people, protested against the Soviet-led intervention of Czechoslovakia at the Red Square in Moscow. The cost of this action was years of imprisonment. Later, she emigrated from the Soviet Union. Gorbanevskaya – a legend of the dissident movement – was often called a “hero.” However, she has said: “I’m not a hero; I’m just an ordinary person.” Filmmakers Kirill Sakharnov and Ksenia Sakharnova interviewed Natalia Gorbanevskaya over several years to create a nuanced portrait of this revered Poet, Activist, and Citizen.

This film won the “Faces of Russia” prize at the 2017 RusDocFilmFest in New York. Marina Adamovich, the curator of the Festival, will introduce the film and lead a discussion.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/film-natalia-gorbanevskaya-i-am-not-a-hero/

A Lenten Retreat with Eric Metaxas: Washington, DC
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Lenten Retreat with Eric Metaxas: Washington, DC @ Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Host: The Ministry of Outreach & Evangelism of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

For more information: http://www.saintsophiadc.com/

Mar
23
Fri
2018
KSS LENTEN WOMEN ’S RETREAT
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

DIOCESAN KOLO SRPSKIH SESTARA – CIRCLE OF SERBIAN SISTERS WITH THE BLESSING OF HIS GRACE BISHOP MAXIM We invite you to attend the 21st Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat

For more information:  http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/SKSS%20Women’s%20Lenten%20Retreat%202018.pdf

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Children’s Lenten Retreat: Chicago, IL
Mar 24 all-day

Priest Alexander Koranda and the faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral will hold a Lenten Retreat for children.  Children from all area parishes are invited to attend free of charge.

The day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.  A pot luck lunch will follow.  Activities will include a Holy Week and Pascha Recall Memory Game and Prosphora baking.

Three workshops also will be held.  Children in grades six through nine will make scrapbooks of the Divine Liturgy, while attendees in grades two through five will make travel guidebooks for the Kingdom of God.  Children ages three through seven will enjoy a story and prosphora craft.  The day will close with a Reconciliation Service at 2:30 p.m.

Deadline for registration is March 17.  All participants are asked to bring lunch offerings and snacks.  To register please call or email.

Eastern Region Diocesan Retreat: Bethlehem, PA
Mar 24 all-day

This year,  the retreat is being co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA.  Bishop Gregory and Frs. Anthony Perkins will lead the adults and  adolescents in a discussion of the topic: Our Calling as Disciples and EvangelistsFr. Matthew Stagon and Subdeacon Andrw Wythe  will serve as retreatmasters for children ages 7-12 and will speak on the topic: A Day In The Footsteps of St. HermanDownload Eastern Regional Retreat Informational Flier (PDF Format)

Lenten Retreat: Bethlehem, PA
Mar 24 all-day
Western Region ACROD Lenten Retreat: Schererville, IN
Mar 24 all-day

The day’s events will include:

  • Moleben to the Holy Cross
  • Homily by Father Gregory Allard
  • Presentation by Pani Marianna Bannon*: “Practical Preparations for the Spiritual Preparatory Seasons.”
  • Lenten Confessions
  • Fellowship
  • Please pass the word to your family and friends!  All are welcome!

*Pani Marianna is the author of the book Fasting for the Feasts; A Starter Book

Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival @ Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival:” Music and Colors”

Room Address: 02445-7415

For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/music-and-colors

 

Mar
25
Sun
2018
Book Signing with Dr. Rana Awdish: Livonia, MI
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Book Signing with Dr. Rana Awdish: Livonia, MI @ Basilica of St Mary | Livonia | Michigan | United States

Meet the author, discuss the book, take one home!  Refreshments will be served.

For more information: http://stmarylivonia.com/event/book-signing-with-dr-rana-awdish/

Mar
30
Fri
2018
Workshop on Maximus the Confessors Cosmology: Princeton, NJ
Mar 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop on Maximus the Confessors Cosmology: Princeton, NJ

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies presents a workshop entitled, “Bound Together Through an Indissoluble Power: On Certain Problems with Maximus the Confessor’s Cosmology” presented by Sotiris Mitralexis

For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=747

Mar
31
Sat
2018
Gallery Talk: The Symbol of Christianity: Clinton, MA
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore different variations of the Christian cross, their histories, uses, and meanings with Museum Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt..

 

 

 

Apr
5
Thu
2018
THE ART OF EGGS IN TWO FILMS: Clinton, MA
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm
THE ART OF EGGS IN TWO FILMS: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg (14 mins). Thursday, April 5

The Czar’s Fabergé Eggs (50 mins), Saturday, April 7

Learn about two very different arts: one a living tradition steeped in mystery and ancient symbolism; the other, glittering gifts to rulers of an empire.

For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/egg-films/

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Cambridge, MA
Apr 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Vestiges and Sense Memory

Ann Marie Yasin discusses architectural restoration in the early Byzantine world as a tool for accessing contemporary understandings of the past.

For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/place-history-and-architectural-origin-stories

Apr
13
Fri
2018
Pani Retreat 2018, Mercer, PA
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
YES! Memphis, TN
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 11:45 am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Memphis, TN.

WHO?        13 years old – College School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John Orthodox Church.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?         Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?      Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org 

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YES! Portland, OR
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 11:45 am
YES! Portland, OR @  Holy Trinity Cathedral  | Portland | Oregon | United States

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Portland, OR.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at the church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?       Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

 

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Lecture on Saints and Sainthood: Troy, MI
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lecture on Saints and Sainthood: Troy, MI @  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church | Troy | Michigan | United States

Protopresbyter John Artemas will speak on the subject of Orthodox sainthood and modern American saints. Father Artemas served as priest at a number of parishes in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for 51 years. He retired in 2016 from his last parish, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, De Kalb, Ill., and moved to the Detroit area to be closer to family. Father Artemas received the honor of Economos from the late Archbishop Iakovos in 1982 while serving in Buffalo, N.Y. and the honor of Protopresbyter from the late Bishop Timothy of Detroit in 1992 while serving in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The presentation is sponsored by Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW). It is open to all members of the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

Apr
20
Fri
2018
Front Range Orthodox Women’s Spring Retreat: Cheyenne, WY
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day

“Journeying towards the Kingdom: a retreat for women, by women.”

Women over the age of 18 years are invited to attend. The retreat is supported by the Holy Apostles Ladies Philoptochos of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Online registration must be completed by April 9, 2018.  Payment must be received by April 12, 2018.

For more information and hotel information: https://denver.goarch.org/womens-retreat