All are welcome to join us at our annual Pilgrimage. Presentation by guest speaker Father Michael Oleksa. “The History of Monastic Missionary Activity in Russian Alaska”. For more information: http://www.newskete.org/pilgrimage.html Throughout the day: photo exhibit, For Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open. Throughout the day: photo exhibit, meditation gardens, Greek and Lebanese food available for purchase, chapel community bake sale, hospitality table, Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.Throughout the day: photo exhibit, meditation gardens, Greek and Lebanese food available for purchase, chapel community bake sale, hospitality table, Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.
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
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:[...]
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
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[...]
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:” Beauty will save the World” For all conference and accommodation enquiries, please contact Gill Keeble-Childs on 01865 877479 or firstname.lastname@example.org For further information: http://www.sobornost.org/conference.php
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/
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
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
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/
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com. For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/YS-Conf_PDF.pdf
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org For more information: http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyworkshop.html
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/
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
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
|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).[...]