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Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 2:30 pm
Conference on Falling Asleep in the Lord: TX @ Varied
Falling Asleep in the Lord: An Orthodox Perspective on Dying, Death and Grief Please download the flyer for more information.
32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture - Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary @ Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building | Yonkers | New York | United States
His Grace Nicholas (Ozone), auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn for the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), will be the guest speaker for the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture. Bishop Nicholas will be speaking on “The Life and Ministry of  St. Raphael of Brooklyn.” In 2015 the Antiochian Archdiocese will mark the 100th anniversary of the beloved saint’s repose with a year-long series of events commemorating the milestone. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/2015-schmemann-lecture
Northwest Regional Conference of Philoptochos: Seattle, WA @ St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | Seattle | Washington | United States
Northwest Regional Conference Theme: Building Stronger Families in Today’s World” Men, women, middle and high school age youth welcome.  Lunch provided, and childcare provided upon request.
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lecture and Practicum followed by Vespers. For more information: http://www.uocc.ca/en-ca/news/events/Cantoring%20Skills%20Workshop%20Poster%20St%20Demetrius.pdf
CLICK HERE to register For more information: http://roea.org/upcomingevent.html
2015 DOWAMA Clergy Brotherhood Retreat: KS @ Spiritual Life Center  | Bel Aire | Kansas | United States
Speakers: Sam Noble, Matthew Namee & Fr. Christopher Morris DOWAMA’S 43rd Annual Clergy Brotherhood Retreat will be held at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kansas during the Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, Tuesday-Friday, February 3rd-6th, 2015. Since February 27th, 2015 will mark the centenary of the repose of the patron saint of our Clergy Brotherhood St. Raphael of Brooklyn, DOWAMA will inaugurate the centennial year at the Clergy Brotherhood Retreat, which will focus on St. Raphael’s life, ministry and legacy. The featured guest speaker will be Samuel Noble, well known for his blog “Notes on Arab Orthodoxy” and the newly published book he co-authored with Alexander Treiger The Orthodox Church in the Arab World 700-1700: An Anthology of Sources. Mr Noble, who has done extensive research on St. Raphael and translated all of the saint’s handwritten homilies from Arabic into English, received his B.A.[...]
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
Annual Mission Deanery Retreat: OR @ Annunciation Orthodox Church on  | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States
Theme: “What is your mission?” Speaker: Fr. John Reeves Schedule: The retreat begins on Tuesday the 3rd at Noon with a Deli Buffet and Opening Moleben at 3:30 pm, and ends on Thursday the 5th mid-afternoon. For more information: http://www.dowoca.org/news_141205_1.html
In collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation, St. Vladimir’s Seminary is offering another exceptional continuing education extension course on Byzantine Chant spring semester, under the expert instruction of Eleftherios Eleftheriadis. Mr. Eleftheriadis is Axion Estin Foundation’s inaugural Artist in Residence, and is highly regarded as the Protopsaltis of St. Nicholas Shrine Church in Flushing, NY. He previously served on the faculty of the Music School of Thessaloniki, Greece. The course is open to seminarians and the general public, and will be held Tuesday evenings, beginning February 3, 2015, on the seminary campus.
Theme: “Great and Holy Pascha” For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/music
A Symposium in Honor of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia: England @ Madingley Hall  | Cambridge | England | United Kingdom
Theme: “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth” This conference is being held in honour of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia who in September 2014 celebrates his eightieth birthday. He has been Chairman of the Friends of Mount Athos since the society’s foundation in 1990 and its President since 2000. Variously referred to as ‘the voice of Orthodoxy in the West’, ‘the closest approximation to an Athonite elder outside Athos’, and ‘the leading theologian in the Orthodox Church today’, Bishop Kallistos stands for many different things for many different people, but for every one of us he is a very special person. In its silver jubilee year the society calls on its members to join together in saluting the contribution of its internationally renowned leader and to listen to a series of presentations by his former students, colleagues, and friends. For more information: http://orthodoxlondon.org/2014/12/03/rightly-dividing-the-word-of-truth/
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm
Retreat at St. John of San Francisco Monastery @ Monastery of St. John | Manton | California | United States
The Church in her wisdom has assigned each of the seasons of the year a period of fasting and re-orienting the soul to the “one thing needful” and of the Fasts the richest is undoubtedly that of Great Lent – the period before the feast of Pascha. Presenter: Fr. James Jorgenson, “The Emergence of the Liturgical Cycle and the Development of Lent and Holy Week” Join us as Fr. James guides us in looking more closely at the beauty and depth of the mind of the Church in the her services during this period known as the “springtime of the soul”.  This is an open retreat. To register or for more information, please check the monstery webpage. More information: http://dowoca.org/news_141105_1.html
St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir Visit: Ambridge, PA @ Holy Ghost Orthodox Church   | Ambridge | Pennsylvania | United States
The St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Mission Choir will join Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Ambridge, Pa to celebrate Vespers and the Divine Liturgy.  Following Liturgy on Sunday, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners. Additional details will follow. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_141110_1.html
Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute Conference: Riverside, CA @ St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Riverside | California | United States
Theme: “The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World” This fourth suite of regional February symposia will address the way that “the city may become a desert” — that is, a fruitful place for life-changing, deep spirtiuality and the Life in Christ. As always, our symposia bring together leading Orthodox lecturers (see this year’s speakers for Riverside and for San Francisco), celebration of the Divine Services, panel discussions, opportunities for fellowship and many other dimensions that make these weekends important and prayerful events. Open to all: Participation in this symposium is open to everyone, of every background. For more information: http://www.sforthodoxinstitute.org/conferences/114-riverside-2015/358-riverside-symposium
Speaker: Presbytera, Dr. Jeannie Constantinou For more information: http://www.saintseraphim.com/files/Monthly%20Bulletin/December-2014-bulletin.pdf
For more information: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_100807_2.html
Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will be giving a Lecture for Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia to the students of Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (PAOI). The PAOI is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkley, CA. For more information: http://www.orthodoxinstitute.org/   FForor more information:
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day
5th Annual Climacus Conference: KY @ St. Michael the Archangel Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Louisville | Kentucky | United States
Theme: “Truth, Goodness, Beauty will save us” Speakers: Fr. Alexis Kouri & Others The Climacus Conference 2015 will seek to def­end bea­uty. Thus, we will first att­empt to def­ine bea­uty, parti­cularly on philo­sophical grounds. After all, we dis­cern bea­uty in phys­ical obj­ects and abstr­act ideas, in nat­ure and art, in ani­mals and things, and in people, quali­ties, and act­ions. What is this prop­erty of bea­uty pres­ent in all of these things? What is the status of bea­uty as an ult­imate value? Next we will con­sider the aesth­etics of some par­ticular beau­tiful things—such as church buil­dings, poems, icons, paint­ings, and music. Thirdly, we will con­sider some of the intel­lectual disci­plines—phi­lo­sophy, theo­logy, litera­ture, et al.—and their inter­action with aesth­etics. Finally, we will con­sider the pra­ctice of aesth­etics—the redem­ptive and salvific role of bea­uty in our lives. For more information: http://www.climacusconference.org/
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm
 Winter Camp: Antiochian Villiage, PA @ Antiochian Villiage | Bolivar | Pennsylvania | United States
Pack your snow boots, winter parka, hat, scarf and Sunday best as we prepare for Winter Camp.  If you are in the range of  grades 7-12, join us for Winter Camp where we will hear amazing talks from Deacon Nicholas Belcher (Dean of Students at Holy Cross Seminary and Hellenic College); a cycle of liturgical services; fun and fellowship. For more information or to register visit our Winter Camp page, forms page, and Winter Camp Staff page.  Also: http://www.avcamp.org/
Orthodox Christian Youth Retreat: Auburn, WA @ Camp Berachah | Auburn | Washington | United States
 Theme: “How Do I Know the Voice of God?” All youth 7th grade – 12th grade are invited!  Registration for the upcoming Orthodox Christian Winter Youth Retreat is now open. We are excited about using a new camp facility for this retreat – Camp Berachah! There are some great features of this camp, such as ropes challenge course, indoor swimming pool, and a cozy meeting room with a stone fireplace great for listening to our speaker who can relate well to the youth. For more information: http://stpaul-orthodox.org/registration.pdf
Theme: “How Do I Know the Voice of God?” For more information: http://stpaul-orthodox.org/volunteer.pdf
Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute Conference: San Francisco, CA
Theme: “The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World” The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute is pleased to announce its fourth set of regional symposia, on the theme of The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World, to take place both in Southern California (Riverside, near LA) from 7th-8th February, and in Northern California (San Francisco) from 14th-15th February 2015. This fourth suite of regional February symposia will address the way that “the city may become a desert” — that is, a fruitful place for life-changing, deep spirtiuality and the Life in Christ. As always, our symposia bring together leading Orthodox lecturers (see this year’s speakers for Riverside and for San Francisco), celebration of the Divine Services, panel discussions, opportunities for fellowship and many other dimensions that make these weekends important and prayerful events. For more information:[...]
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – Feb 21 @ 10:00 am
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 Where: Manzanita Kitchen & Events on 4232 Fowler Ln #101 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (map) Theme: “Spirituality and Organized Religion” Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) Date: Saurday, February 21, 2015 Where: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church on 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 (map) Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria)   For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa  
 St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Mission Choir Visit: Jermyn, PA @ St. Michaels Orthodox Church | Jermyn | Pennsylvania | United States
The St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Mission Choir will join St. Michaels Orthodox Church Choir in Jermyn, Pa to celebrate the Divine Liturgy.  Following the Divine Liturgy, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_141110_2.html
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Benefit Dinner: Miami, FL @ 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant  | Miami | Florida | United States
Please join Lifeline Humanitarian Organization in Miami, FL  for a benefit dinner and silent auction in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, where proceeds will go to help children with special needs and relief for flood victims in Serbia. Free parking on site. Silent auction. Please RSVP. For more information: www.lifelineny.org
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute 2015/2016: Phoenix, AR @ St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church   | Phoenix | Arizona | United States
Speakers: Bishop Atanasije (Jevtic) of Herzegovina & Others Core Courses: Gospel, Revelation & the Living Tradition • Freedom, Spiritual Warfare & Cross • Love, Church & Prayer • Christ – The Alpha and Omega • Emmanuel & Theosis • Conversing with a Bishop • New Pascha – Divine Liturgy in the Land of the Living • Holy Fathers, the Bible and Us • The Return to Wonder: on Holiness and Responsibility • Eschatology and Theosis according to St. Maximus the Confessor • The Kosovo Covenant • Synodality and Canonical Tradition • Democracy and Human Rights in the Light of the Church • On Orthodox Ecumenism • The Eschata in Our Daily Life. For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/en/ministries/christian-education/835-sts-sebastian-and-mardarije-orthodox-institute-2015-2016
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day
Speaker: Fr. Josiah Trenham (St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Riverside, CA) For more information:  http://www.saintseraphim.com/files/Monthly%20Bulletin/December-2014-bulletin.pdf
OCL Winter Board Meeting Open Forum: St. Augustine, FL @ Orthodox Christian Mission Training Center | Saint Augustine | Florida | United States
Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is hosting an Open Forum for interested clergy and laity in the Jacksonville/St Augustine, Florida area on the progress of the Assembly of Bishops as they finalize a blueprint for Orthodox Unity in the USA.  A plan will be discussed by the Assembly in March, 2015 in a special meeting.  The work toward unity is the responsibility of all – including clergy and laity.  At least we can be informed.
Coffe with Sr. Vassa Live: Irvine, CA
  For more information:  https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsIrvine/photos/a.154735077886780.29414.152796398080648/1024874984206114/?type=1&theater
Mondays During Great Lent — Young Adult Lenten Study Group,  Rocky River. Starting on “Clean Monday” area college OCF chapters and young adults are invited to a study group at St. Demetrios Church,  led by Fr. Jim Doukas, to discuss the Philokalia and The Ladder of Divine Ascent. The group will meet on Mondays starting Feb. 23 through March 30  in the St. Philothei chapel (enter through the southeast gym entrance.) For more information:  http://orthodoxcleveland.us/
The Ephraim Project’s monthly pan-Orthodox feeding of the homeless will take place on Friday, Feb. 27, at St. George Orthodox Church. The meal is being prepared at First Alliance, but we are needed to help serve the food. The meal is served at 5:30 p.m., but please plan to come earlier to help set up. Please see Anne van den Berg if you would like to help. Anyone is also welcome to serve other Friday’s at 5 pm. For more information: http://www.ststephenoca.com/weekly.pdf