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Jun 19 @ 3:12 am – Jun 27 @ 4:12 am
Iconography Workshop: OR @ Queen of Angels Monastery  | Mount Angel | Oregon | United States
For more information: http://www.iconinstitute.org/workshops.htm
2015 Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI)
The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (DSEELC) at The Ohio State University will host the biennial four-week intensive 2015 Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio. Participants work with original Cyrillic manuscripts dating back to the 15th through 19th centuries in the HRL collection. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holding forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. The Institute includes two courses: Practical Slavic Palaeography and Readings in Church Slavonic as the Medieval Slavic Workshop (Slavic 8741). There is also a program of lectures on related topics in addition to other activities. All lectures are in English. Applicants must be graduate students with a BA and a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference is[...]
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day
Water Gilding Workshop: Denver, CO @  St. Mark Antiochian Orthodox Church | Denver | Colorado | United States
This is a separate two-day gilding workshop. This course will teach students the technique of water gilding. Water gilding is a traditional and highly skilled technique used for the gilding of icons. During this workshop we will learn all the stages of water gilding using 22 carats gold. Beginning with the preparation of the board which is done by applying linen then covering with many layers of gesso. The last stage of the process is applying the clay bole and finally burnishing the gold with an agate stone which results in gold that is smooth and shines like a mirror. Instructor: Theodoros Papadopoulos For more information: http://www.theodoreicons.com/denver-colorado.html  
Mark your calendars now for an evening with: METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS WARE of Diokleia “Divine Compassion: does God suffer when we suffer?” Vespers and Lecture will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. Sponsored by the SS. Peter and Paul Creticos Memorial Lectures, and The St. Catherine’s Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies.
Jun 24 – Jun 27 all-day
1st Greek Soccer Camp: CA
Greeks in LA is pleased to announce the 1st Greek Soccer Camp taking place this SUMMER.  The Greek National Soccer Technical Staff and Pro Athlete Kostas Katsouranis will be coming to LA to meet, train, and coach youth and adults, bringing our culture and athleticism together to Greek Americans. The locations will be announced shortly and are tentatively set up in the Long Beach area. This event is open to all ages, girls and boys, and for all skill levels! Day passes will be available for parents and people who want to watch as well. Let’s all come together in the spirit of athleticism and have some FUN this summer with GREEK Soccer! Registration is OPEN NOW on www.greeksinLAsoccer.com and only has 300 spots available.
This event is co-sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA) and the Orthodox Christian Studies Center. n 2016, the leaders of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches from around the world will gather at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople/Istanbul for a much discussed and anticipated Council. This conference is a series of papers, panel discussions, and a research poster competition addressing several themes from the Agenda for the Great and Holy Council: Autocephaly and Diaspora The Canonical Impediments to Marriage Ecumenical Relations The Contribution of the Orthodox Church to the Realization of Justice, Freedom, Brotherhood, and Love among Peoples Fasting regulations His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will present the Florovsky Lecture, the keynote of the conference. A scholar at the University of Oxford who lectures throughout the world, Metropolitan Kallistos resonates equally with laypersons and clerics, on both timeless mysteries and urgent contemporary concerns.  For a listing of[...]
2015 Parish Life Conference: Geneva, NY @ St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Geneva | New York | United States
For more information:  http://www.stmichaelsgeneva.org/2015PLC.htm
63rd Annual Parish Life Conference: Riverside, CA @ St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Riverside | California | United States
63rd Annual Parish Life Conference For more information: http://www.laplc.org/
A Cultural Excursion in West Georgia @ Country of Georgia
On this tour, Jul 1 – 12, 2015, a brand new itinerary improves on past experience for an ideal 11 day/night tour featuring the best of the Black Sea coast, inland Colchian kingdom, and exotic highland regions of Svaneti and Racha. This is a feast for the senses, and one of the best Monastery Tour itineraries yet! Destinations include the 6-7th century churches of Jvari, Ateni Sioni, and Martvili, the 10th century Svan chapels of Latali, Lenjeri, Nakipari, and Ushguli, the 11-12th century Gelati cathedral, Svetitskhoveli cathedral, and Nikortsminda cathedral, and fantastic vistas of the West Georgian coastal, inland, and highland regions. Contact the tour leader for the tour brochure and full itinerary. For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/monastery/?utm_source=Tours+Org+Representatives&utm_campaign=2cad371e44-Tours_July_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_beb6aa5fc1-2cad371e44-
Family Life-All Auxiliaries Conference: Fairlawn, OH @ Presentation of our Lord Orthodox Church | Fairlawn | Ohio | United States
For more information: http://www.roea.org/
22nd International Medieval Congress, Sponsored Session: United Kingdom @ University of Leeds
Typikon of the Monastery of Our Lady of Good Hope. Oxford, Lincoln College, Bodleian Library (Lincoln College, Ms. Gr. 35, fol. 12r, detail) SESSION TITLE: The Empire of the Palaiologoi: Ruin or Renewal? I: Cultures in Transition SESSION DATE: Jul 9, 2014 (2:15 PM – 3:45 PM) The Empire of the Palaiologoi: Ruin or Renewal? I: Cultures in Transition The entry of Michael VIII Palaiologos into Constantinople in 1261 seemed to herald a new beginning for the Byzantine empire. Although it is easy to point to the empire’s ultimate demise, more recent scholars have shown that old narratives of decadence and decline are misguided. Astonishing feats of adaptation can be seen, alongside intense intellectual, literary, theological and artistic energy. The Palaiologan period saw the blossoming of new ideas, intense self-examination and unprecedented cultural engagement. This session examines different aspects of change in Palaiologan society, highlighting their unique contributions to Byzantine[...]
International Medieval Congress: United Kingdom @ International Medieval Congress Administration  Institute for Medieval Studies  Parkinson Building Room 1.03  University of Leeds   | Leeds | United Kingdom
The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the European Middle Ages are welcome. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2015 – is  ‘Reform and Renewal‘. The theme has been chosen for the crucial importance of both phenomena in social and intellectual discourse, both medieval and modern, as well as their impact on many aspects of the human experience. The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is organised and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS). Since its start in 1994, the Congress has established itself as an annual event with an attendance of over 2,000 medievalists from all over the world. It is the largest conference of its kind in Europe. Drawing medievalists from over 50 countries, with over 1,800 individual papers and 650 academic sessions[...]
St. Christopher Youth Camp: LaBelle, FL @ Riverside Retreat    | LaBelle | Florida | United States
Theme: “Meeting Christ at the River” For more information: http://www.ststephenoca.com/weekly.pdf
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 13 @ 10:00 am
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Carving Workshop: CT @ St. Thomas Seminary  | Bloomfield | Connecticut | United States
Instructor: Jonathan Pageau The course is offered as a retreat with lodging and meals provided. It begins with an introductory lecture at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. and ends Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. Make travel plans accordingly. The workshop is open to 12 students. May 1, 2015 is the deadline for payment in full. Registrants after May 1 will be placed on a waiting list. ​For more information: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!st-thomas-carving/c1jbp
30th Anniversary Sacred Music Institute: PA @ Antiochian Village | Bolivar | Pennsylvania | United States
There will be quite a gala celebration, which you won’t want to miss. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/music
Jul 8 – Jul 15 all-day
Under the Auspices of our Beloved Father His Grace Bishop Youssef, we are pleased to announce the dates for the annual Florida Hymns Camp! Hymns Camp serves all youth going to 4th to those going to 12th grade in the fall of 2015. God willing the camp will take place during July 8-11 for the boys and July 12-15 for the girls.  During the camp we will learn hymns, have fellowship with one another, and at the end of the camp we will go on a trip to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. For more information: http://stverenafl.org/Page/Florida-Hymns-Camp-2015
Jul 12 – Jul 20 all-day
Iconographer: Erin Kimmet (Annunciation Press Icons) This workshop is for campers ages 15-18, or entering the 9th grade. This program will be separate from the main Summer Camp Program, as the participants will spend the majority of the week learning how to write a traditional Byzantine icon. While artistic or drawing ability is helpful, all you need is the desire to learn more about the sacred art of Iconography. The week will be spent learning the basics of writing a traditional icon, with trips off-camp to a local iconographer and to a local monastery. For more information: http://avcamp.org/programs/sacredarts/iconography
Ninth Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States
Practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates will be supported by celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services. Intensive workshops aim to provide participants with the skills needed to serve effectively in the Orthodox Church as an attentive server, deacon, or priest. Attention will be given to the liturgical patterns of movement that inform the entire rite of the Church. Participants will also receive guidance on concelebrations and hierarchical celebrations so that they can effectively prepare for such occasions. In addition to practicums, focused presentations by faculty will augment the deacon’s understanding of his place in the liturgical life of the Church and the deacon’s broader vocation as a symbol to the faithful of the diakonia of Christ our Lord. Instruction in public speaking and vocal technique will also be offered. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/ninth-annual-diaconal-liturgical-practicum
Jul 12 – Jul 18 all-day
Our annual summer camp for youth going into 4th grade through College Freshman in the Fall. There will be fellowship, prayer, teachings, singing, games, a climbing wall and zip-line, refreshing pool and water slide, pick-up football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball games, and a talent/no-talent show – all in beautiful Southern Indiana! It will be a week filled with wonder and one you won’t soon forget – don’t miss it for the World! For more information: https://www.saintjohnscamp.org/events/sc2015/
The courses are designed in close collaboration between faculty members, and are interrelated so that information learned in each class is directly relevant to knowledge acquired in the others. Attentive students are therefore guaranteed a comprehensive understanding of the living Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music tradition, and the skills needed to conduct, sing and read beautifully in their own church choir lofts. The full course of study consists of three summer sessions, at the end of which graduates are certified as Church Choir Directors and/or Readers. For more information: http://sslm.hts.edu/
For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow” on 6210 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94121 & St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center on 38576 Dunlap Rd. Dunlap, CA 93675 (map) Goya Summer Pilgrimage to San Francisco and St. Nicholas Ranch July 16-25! ***IMPORTANT*** If planning on attending this amazing trip, registration for St. Nicholas Summer Camp (Week 3) must be completed no later than April 15th. This trip is open to youth entering the 8th grade (fall 2015) and older. There are limited spots available and St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camps fill up quickly! Registration for the appropriate session of St. Nicholas Ranch (session 3) will automatically reserve your spot on the trip. Spots will be reserved on a first come–first serve basis. For more information: http://www.goholytrinity.org/pdf/feb15.pdf
Welcome to the website for the 40th annual Bulgarian Diocesan Convention. To learn more please click on: http://diocesanconvention2015.weebly.com/    We look forward to worshiping and celebrating with you in Akron in July. Please take a look around the website and let us know if you have any questions.  All services, meetings, meals, and banquet will be held at: St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church in Fairlawn. For more information please contact the following: The Convention Email or St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church, or St. Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Church or Danielle Terlonge, St. Thomas Convention Chairperson or Nikki Ives, St. Herman Convention Chairperson
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
DOXACON Seattle 2015 @ South Seattle College, Brockey Conference Center   | Seattle | Washington | United States
Tickets are now available for Doxacon Seattle 2015, the West Coast’s only Christian-focused science fiction and fantasy conference, that also includes services. It will be held July 17-19, 2015 at Tickets include all three days of programming, panels and talks; social gatherings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.* Last year was a huge success, and a wonderful opportunity to learn and fellowship with others in the faith. For more information on Doxacon Seattle 2015, please visit www.doxacon.org  
Week 1 — July 19 -25, 2015For more informationr: http://www.campnazareth.org/Calendar_Schedule.htm
Antiochian Archdiocese Convention: Boston @ St. Mary Orthodox Church | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
The faithful of St. Mary are delighted to announce the attendance of our Patriarch and Father in Christ, his Beatitude John X in Boston,  to celebrate the 52nd Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. Join us for an unforgettable week in Boston with friends and family, clergy and laity, young and old. We have a lot of fun things in store for you to have a memorable time! For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/
18th All American Council: Atlanta, GA @ Hilton Atlanta  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States
How to Expand the Mission Recalling St. Patriarch Tikhon’s admonition at the first sobor in Mayfield, this year’s Council will focus on the mission opportunities that have yet to be explored throughout the OCA. Learn more » For more information: http://18aac.oca.org/
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
For more information: http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html
The Best of Russia Pilgrimage and Tour
An Orthodox pilgrimage and a cultural journey taking place July 26 – August 8 , 2015. Please join us in our travel to the most inspiring holy places and magnificent monuments and museums of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Pskov, Novgorod and Valaam. For more information:  http://orthodoxtours.com/
Sail Alaska's Inside Passage and Discover it’s Orthodox Christian Roots
  Sail Alaska’s Inside Passage and Discover it’s Orthodox Christian Roots: 14-day cruise. Visit some of the most important sights in Alaskan Orthodox Christian history. Sail though America’s last frontier and explore the beauty and spiritual depth of historic Alaskan Christian sites. This is the mission territory of St. Innocent, St. Juvenaly & St. Herman. Highlights include Anchorage, Kodiak, Homer, & Stika. Join us aboard the Holland America ms Statendam and take in experience the wonder that is Orthodox Alaska.  Benefiting the OCMC. Full details available at www.travelorthodoxy.com.  For current prices and cabin availability contact Douglas at 713-688-6793 or email travelinfo@culturallycreativetravel.com