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Aug 23 – Aug 29 all-day
XXI IAHR World Congress: Germany @ Erfurt | Thuringia | Germany
The AAR and its membership are members of the International Association for the History of Religions. The XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR, hosted by the German Association for the Study of Religions (DVRW), will take place in Erfurt, Germany, August 23–29, 2015. The Congress theme is Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present. Registration is open! Online registration ends June 30. Register early for the best rate. Conference Flyer  For more information:
For the first time ever, the Moscow Podvorye Choir of the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra is opening its doors to welcome an exclusive tour and invites singers, both male and female, to join the renown Podvorye Choir in the singing of a Vigil and Divine Liturgy. This trip offers the unprecedented opportunity for participants to work with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik and the Podvorye choir for a four-day workshop in Slavonic sacred choral music as guests of the Podvorye. Participants will enjoy daily intensive workshop sessions and available guided excursions to Moscow attractions. The package includes double occupancy accommodations, all meals, tuition and materials. Limited FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for tuition costs are available with letter of recommendation from parish priest. Contact us for questions and submissions. For more information:  
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary offers Four Evening Courses Open to Public in Fall @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States
Take a Class! Four Evening Courses Open to Public in Fall.  From September 1, 2015 – December 15, 2015 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer four courses to the general public starting in September 2015, giving non-degree students opportunities to increase their knowledge about the Orthodox Christian faith. The classes, to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, require no prior coursework at the seminary and will cover: religious themes in film, liturgical space and practice, an exploration of the Book of Genesis, and spiritual life. Courses will begin September 1 and 2, and will run for ten weeks; courses may be audited or taken for one academic credit. For more information:        
83RD ANNUAL EPISCOPATE CONGRESS: Cleveland, OH @ St Mary Cathedral  | Cleveland | Ohio | United States
83RD ANNUAL EPISCOPATE CONGRESS Schedule Thursday Clergy Conference / Episcopate Council Meeting Friday & Saturday Episcopate Congress Sessions at Hotel Sunday Hierarchal Divine Liturgy / Closing Banquet 35th Anniversary of Ordination of Archbishop Nathaniel into the Episcopacy – See more at:  
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day
2015 National ACRY Convention: NY @ Double Tree- Hilton   | Binghamton | New York | United States
2015 National ACRY Convention The Binghamton Chapter has been working hard to provide you with a great Convention this year. We hope you will make the trip to the Binghamton, NY and Finger Lakes area for a fun and enjoyable weekend! This year we are blessed that a son of the Binghamton parish, Deacon William Bennett, grandson of Deacon Charles Ellis and nephew of Father Michael Ellis will be ordained to Holy Priesthood at the Sunday Divine Liturgy by His Grace, Bishop Gregory! In addition to the usual convention business sessions there will be presentations on the ACRY’s many missionary/outreach projects of the past year, Campus ministry and much more! For more information:
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day
FAMILY FEST 2015: PA @ All Saints Camp | Moon | Pennsylvania | United States
FANTASTIC NEWS!  The ASC Committee has decided to try something VERY different for FAMILY FEST 2015 and we hope you will be able to join us! The cost to attend Family Fest is being changed to a “Free Will” offering. You can provide a donation if you wish, but it is not required. The approximate basic cost (mainly for food and staff) is about $50 per person per day. It is important that you register for attending for any part of the weekend, so appropriate housing, food and other exciting items for the weekend can be planned accordingly! ANY questions, please let me know! For more information:  
THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN: CA @ St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Church | Alhambra | California | United States
  The Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America PRESENTS A Most Unique Event! Celebrating the New American Saints, commemorating the lives of Saints Mardarije and Sebastian, Enlighteners and Apostles of the Church in America! Come experience this once in a lifetime event! Learn how ordinary lives become extraordinary by the power and grace of God. Some of us remember them as they lived and worked among us. Today, all of us gather as they pray to God for us! SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS: HIS HOLINESS, IRINEJ, SERBIAN PATRIARCH RULING HIERARCHS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE U.S.A. and CHURCH AND CIVIL DIGINTARIES For more information:  
Walk of Life - Pilgrimage Walk of DCMA Youth: MI
With the blessing of Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Administrator of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, the Youth Department of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America invites all Orthodox Youth to participate in the first annual Youth Pilgrimage Walk. The procession will take place over the Labor Day weekend (September 4-7, 2015) and cover approximately 35 miles. During this procession the participants will not only visibly and openly bring Orthodox Christianity to those outside the Church, but also will participate fully in the life of the Church by preparing together and partaking of the Holy Mysteries each day of the pilgrimage. Yes – even when camping on the procession route we will serve the Divine Liturgy and the other Divine Services! Join us! REGISTER TODAY!! Click on the link to register:
Sep 7 @ 12:42 am – Sep 15 @ 1:42 am
Prosopon Iconography Workshop:VA @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Stafford | Virginia | United States
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The International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality will be held at Bose, Italy  in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches. The conference is entitled “Mercy and Forgiveness”, as chosen by the scientific committee of the ecumenical conferences, which met in Bose in October 2014. By interrogating Scripture, the fathers and the monastic tradition (Dorotheus of Gaza, John Climacus, Isaac of Nineveh, the saints of the orthodox churches), the conference wishes to reflect on Christian forgiveness… Speakers: Kallistos Ware, Walter Kasper, Enzo Bianchi, John Behr, Eugen Pentiuc, Mitrofan Badanin, Sebastian Brock, Arsenij Sokolov, Dimitrios Moschos, Alexis Torrance, Elena Romanenko, Vasilios Thermos, Bassam Nassif, Basilio Petrà, Gregorio of Mesaoria, Natalija Bolshakova, Epiphanios of St. Macarius, Maximos Vghenopoulos, Krastu Banev, Filaret of L’viv, Antonio Mennini, Despina Prassas, Christos Yannaras, George Demacopoulos, Porfirije of Zagreb, Sabino Chialà. The Conference is open to all. Simultaneous translations will be provided into Italian, Greek, Russian, French, and English.   For more[...]
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Zedashe Concert: Minneapolis, MN @ St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
Zedashe, a Georgian vocal ensemble from the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi in Eastern Georgia, will be performing  at St. Mary’s on September 11.  Steeped in the ancient musical traditions of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Zedashe will present a concert of liturgical hymns and melodies that will transport the listener to a time and place long forgotten by the Western world. Also, for those enthusiasts who really want to know more about Georgian music Zedashe will offer a workshop on Saturday, September 12 in the Parish Center from 9:30 till noon. Tickets for the workshop are available for $18 online at, or $20 at the door. For more information about these events and others, please contact Deacon Gregory Ealy: For more informaton:
KU Leuven will convene an international conference on ‘Language and Culture in Early Christianity’.  The conference will approach the subject from two perspectives: (I) A context-oriented perspective, focusing on the linguistic horizon, the cultural background, and the sociohistorical setting of Early Christian approaches to language(s).(II) A content-oriented perspective, focusing on arguments, views or intuitions expressed with regard to: the origin of language; language functions (both cognitive-semiotic and cultural-anthropological); the connections between language, culture and ethnicity; language variation and global linguistic diversity; the relevance of language to theology; the role of language in ancient education; problems of translation and the general issue of translatability; the “qualities” and “deficiencies” of particular languages. For more information:
Othodox Christian Women of Detroit will host a lecture: “Discerning the Holy Spirit in Your Life” given by Fr. Dimitri. Men, women, teens, all Welcome! Contributions to our Food Pantry and/or Children’s Hospital greatly appreciated. For more information:  
Patriarch Irinej of Serbia to Deliver Address at St. Vladimir's Seminary @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building, | Yonkers | New York | United States
On Friday, September 11, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will bestow a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, upon His Holiness Irinej (Gavrilovic), archbishop of Pec, metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and patriarch of Serbia. Patriarch Irinej will also deliver a presentation titled “Theology as a Hope for the Future of the Church.” The patriarch will arrive on the seminary campus, briefly visit Three Hierarchs Chapel, and then proceed to the Academic Convocation. The public ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building, and will include a Q & A session between the patriarch and attendees. An open reception will follow. His Holiness Irinej, the 45th Patriarch of Serbia, was enthroned in his position on January 2010. His Holiness was ordained as a Hieromonk in 1959, and was both a professor and rector[...]
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Carving Workshop @ Diakonia Retreat Center | Salem | South Carolina | United States
Instructor: Jonathan Pageau Join us at the Diakonia Retreat Center of the Metropolis of Atlanta.  The course is offered as a retreat with lodging and meals provided. It begins with an introductory lecture at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015. and ends Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. Make travel plans accordingly. The workshop is open to 12 students. 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[...]
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Iconography Workshop: SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
Iconographers: Anna Gouriev & Marek Czarnecki Join us at the Diakonia Retreat Center of the Metropolis of Atlanta. The course is offered as a retreat with lodging and meals provided. It begins with an introductory lecture at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015. and ends Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. Make travel plans accordingly. ​The workshop is open to 25 students. Courses in icon painting provide intensive instruction in the art and language of the icon from the perspective of Orthodox Church tradition using the ancient technique of egg-tempera and palette of gold, semi-precious stones and refined clays. Iconographers Anna Gouriev and Marek Czarnecki lead students through the entire process, from preparing a gesso board to completion of an icon, including instruction on how to create pigments from natural clays and minerals, define the image with assiste gold lights, gild prescribed areas, calligraph inscriptions, and apply olifa varnishes.[...]
Sep 13 @ 1:08 am – Sep 19 @ 2:08 am
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation : SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
        Instructor: Olga Fishchuk Join us at the Diakonia Retreat Center of the Metropolis of Atlanta. The course is offered as a retreat with lodging and meals provided. It begins with an introductory lecture at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015. and ends Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. Make travel plans accordingly. ​The workshop is open to 12 students. Courses in ecclesial pictorial embroidery are conducted in English. Mastery of the techniques typical of the 14th-17th centuries in Byzantium and Russia through lectures and teaching offers students the opportunity to create works of needle art using similar techniques. This series of workshops is designed for intermediate to advanced needle workers. Projects are executed on silk grounds using metallic threads and the finest continuous-filament silks, hand-dyed by the instructor with plant materials. Extensively illustrated lectures cover the history of ecclesiastical embroidery from the earliest records in[...]
3rd Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture: St. Vladimir's @ St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building. | Yonkers | New York | United States
Predrag Matejic, Ph.D., associate professor at Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies, will present the third annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture.. Speaking on the topic “Byzantium, the Slavs, and the Rise of the Russian Orthodox Church,” he will focus on three historical periods: the conversion of the Slavs, the 10th–11th centuries, and the Russian Orthodox Church after the fall of Constantinople, including the councils of the 16th century. Just prior to the lecture, the Seminary will present honorary doctorates to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Orthodox Church in America, and His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Metropolitan Tikhon serves as President of the Seminary and Chair of its Board of Trustees, and Metropolitan Joseph serves as Vice Chair of the Board. The Academic Convocation and lecture are open to the public and will be held in the For more information:
Bishop Assembly Youth Dialogue: Chicago, IL @ Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral on Redwood Drive | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In conjunction with the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops meeting that will take place this year in Chicago, a dialogue with the youth (high school and college age young people) will take place. The Youth & Young Adult Gathering will begin with a Vespers service at 6PM and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the Bishops’ Assembly who will speak and answer questions.After the panel discussion, participants are invited to a meal and fellowship in the Main Hall hosted by the Cathedral community. “We are honored to host the Bishops in our community, and look forward to this panel discussion and conversation between our hierarchs and youth. This is an important dialogue especially since the panel of Bishops will be answering questions that our youth will pose, avoiding a frequent trap of answering questions that nobody is actually asking, and so I look forward to a large[...]
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day
Orthodox Women’s Retreat in Canada @ Entheos Retreat Centre  | Calgary | Alberta | Canada
Retreat Speaker: Mother Melania of Holy Assumption Monastery, Calistoga, California Theme: “The Powers and Passions of our Souls” For more information:
Sep 18 – Sep 23 all-day
Third Annual Dallas Family Retreat @ The Westin Dallas Park Central  | Dallas | Texas | United States
Theme: “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers” (1 Peter 4:7) Accommodations: Last day for Hotel Registration is September 13, 2015, $96 per night      
Marriage Workshop: GA @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Atlanta | Georgia | United States
Theme: “Preparing for Marriage in the Orthodox Church” Discover God’s purpose for marriage  Learn how to work toward oneness  Avoid the pitfalls that lead couples toward divorce  Establish good patterns for relating to one another  Get to know more about each other For more information:
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: September
FR. DJOKAN MAJSTOROVIC, DEAN OF ST. SAVA SERBIAN ORTHODOX Cathedral IN NEW YORK CITY ANNOUNCES A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Constantinople extension optional). For more information:
20th Anniversary & Great Consecration: Atlantic Mine, MI @ Sts. Sergius  and Herman of Valaam Orthodox Church | Atlantic Mine | Michigan | United States
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Peter, we invite you to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of Saints Sergius & Herman of Valaam Orthodox Church in Atlantic Mine, Michigan. By God’s Grace we will be able to celebrate this remarkable event in the history of our church with the Great Consecration of our temple. Please mark your calendars and reserve this date. The consecration of a temple is not only a feast day of the local community, it is a joyous occasion of the entire diocese and the church at a whole. We blocked a contigent of hotel rooms for September 23 and 24. The rate is $89 at the Holiday Inn Express (which is only 2 miles from the church). Phone: 906-482-1066. The rooms are blocked under code SSH (SS Sergius and Herman). Keep in mind that if you will arrive by air travel you[...]
Sep 24 – Sep 29 all-day
Prosopon Iconography Workshop: MS @ St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center | Chatawa | Mississippi | United States
Advanced Workshop: The Nativity Iconographer: Faye Drobnic: For more information:
“Be the Bee” Retreat 2015: San Francisco, CA @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church  | San Francisco | California | United States
Join Orthodox from all over Northern California for this incredible one day retreat open to all Orthodox youth, parents, youth workers, and young adults! Bee-treats are all about unifying our efforts in Youth and Young Adult Ministry and bringing together as many Orthodox people as possible for an awesome and Christ-centered experience. For more information:  
Igniting the Flame of Stewardship: Palos Park, IL @ Sst. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church | Palos Park | Illinois | United States
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Children’s Classes on Iconography Series: Washington, DC @ by Catholic University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Center for Byzantine Material Arts announces its series for children: “The Study of Icons”.   These interactive classes teach various aspects of the icon to all children 7 years of age and up, and are designed for home schoolers. Classes start:  Oct 2, 2015 at 10-10:45 am (roughly). Last class: Feb 26 This school has the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York (ROCOR).   For more information:
Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries 2015 Retreat: MI @ Holy Dormition Monastery  | Rives Junction | Michigan | United States
Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing support to Orthodox Christian women who work in the medical and healing professions. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and the like. From the inception of OWHM, the founders have defined all women as persons who “minister to others,” including priest’s wives, teachers, students, mothers and the like, in the group of women who would benefit from our retreat. Our primary means of providing support to those who minister to others, is by sponsoring an annual three day retreat, which includes time for prayer, rest and reflection, opportunities for networking, and lectures given by outstanding speakers. We are grateful to have Mother Gabriella, Abbess of Holy Dormition Monastery as our spiritual director. This year’s 2015 Conference features Fr. Silviu Nicolae Bunta, Ph.D., Associate Profesor, University of Dayton in Ohio Bible, Ancient Judaism, Hebrew & Greek, teaching a wide variety of[...]
SVOTS Orthodox Education Day: Yonkers, NY @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary | Yonkers | New York | United States
“East Meets East” is the theme for our next Orthodox Education Day (OED). Our annual campus Open House this year will be held Saturday, October 3 and will celebrate the longstanding relationship between our Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox seminarians and graduates. The featured speaker is The Very Reverend Dr. John Anthony McGuckin.  Please join us! For more information: