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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:
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:
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:
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:
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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:
Welcome to the website for the 40th annual Bulgarian Diocesan Convention. To learn more please click on:    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  
Week 1 — July 19 -25, 2015For more informationr:
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:
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:
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
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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:
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  For current prices and cabin availability contact Douglas at 713-688-6793 or email
Choosing a Teenage Patron Saint
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry would like to announce choosing a patron saint for the youth of our Archdiocese. This program is designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Beginning June 15, 2015 the lives of saints Julianna of Olshansk, Christina of Tyre, Julian of Tarsus and Ihor of Chernihiv will be made available on the OYM website. We ask that the youth prayerfully consider who should be their patron. Voting may be done on-line at the same place as the saints lives. Youth may also vote while attending any of the summer camping programs being held this summer at All Saints Camp. Last day for voting is September 5,[...]
Coptic Truth Conference: Titusville, FL @ St. Steven Christian Retreat and Conference Center | Titusville | Florida | United States
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Jul 31 @ 6:05 pm – 7:05 pm
Art Exhibit: Portland, OR @ Hellenic American Cultural Center and  Museum | Portland | Oregon | United States
Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) (FB) MuseLetterSpring2015 is featuring: “Treasures of Age Carriers of Memories Past and Prsent”,  an Art Exhibit Sponsored by The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum in Portland, through August 15, 2015.  
Byzantium to Russia: The Origins and Development of Russian Icons 1200 to 1900 @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
Featuring 48 Icons and Artifacts from the British Museum  This compelling selection of icons and artifacts from the renowned British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, the center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exceptional exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems. Learn more.. On View through August 29, 2015
Mission Trip to St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Woonsocket, RI
  Applications online:    Ages: 15-18 THE TEAM WILL BE: Helping restore the church, Volunteering in local community outreach, Pilgrimage to Icon Museum For more information:
The Orthodox Theological Society of America 2015 Conference @ Misericordia University | Dallas | Pennsylvania | United States
Conference Theme: The Virgin Mary in Christian Dialogue: Controversy, Convergence, and Vision The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary USA (ESBVM USA) exists to advance the study of Mary, the Mother of Christ, in Christian biblical and spiritual perspectives, and in the light of such study, to promote ecumenical interchange and prayer. Its aim is to show that in Mary, Christians of many traditions may find a focus in their search for unity.
Young Adult Marian Pilgrimage
Sponsored by The Orientale Lumen Foundation, August 7-18, 2015 Join with other Byzantine Catholic Young Adults (age 20-29) from around the US for a ten-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrines and churches of Eastern Europe —Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. For more information:
International Medieval Congress 2016 Call for Papers
International Medieval Congress 2016: Bursary application In order to keep the IMC accessible to as many delegates as possible, we endeavour to keep charges affordable, and offer a limited number of bursaries for those who are eligible. These include students, independent scholars, pensioners, and delegates from Central and Eastern Europe. The bursaries range in value from £50 to £200 and may cover all of part of the Registration and Programming Fee, accommodation and meals. Please note that no travel grants are available. Applicants are strongly advised to seek other sources of support as they are more likely to receive a partial than a full bursary. The IMC bursary application form closes on 18 October 2015, so all applications should be submitted by midnight (British Summer Time) on 17 October 2015. Bursary applicants opting for the student/retired/unwaged registration fee should send proof of status separately, via fax or post. Please see here[...]
Aug 9 – Aug 14 all-day
St. John’s Family Camp 2015: OR @ Kiwanis Sky Camp (Fall Creek Reservoir)  | Fall Creek | Oregon | United States
Speaker: Bishop Michael Dahulich of New York & New Jersey For more information:   or
The 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies: Oxford @ Oxford University Examination School | Oxford | United Kingdom
The International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford is a four-yearly gathering of scholars from around the world that has become a major event for the many disciplines concerned with patristics. The proceedings of the conferences are peer reviewed and published in the series Studia Patristica. For more information:
DIOCESE OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY 2015 SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE For All Diocesan Youth and Friends… from elementary to middle school, to high school, to college! Bringing together the youth of our Churches with one another– for a day of fun and fellowship! For more information:
St Andrew’s Annual Bicycle Ride: Jewel, NY @ Camp St. Andrew | Jewell | New York | United States
Join us on Saturday, August 22 for the fourth-annual Saint Andrew’s Camp bike ride fundraiser! Save the date and register today for a charity ride that shows off the beautiful scenery of central New York. This year’s ride has 3 distances to suit the needs of riders of all experiences. Each ride is a “loop” ride, meaning that it begins and ends at the same place. All routes are on relatively flat, even terrain, making the ride suitable for bikers of any level. Friends can enter the event as a ‘team’ and receive discounted group rates as listed above. During the registration process, the first member of your group to register will create the ‘team’ and give it a name. Subsequent ‘team’ members will join the team when they register. We hope that you will join us in support of the camp and for a day of athletic achievement and[...]
Women's Retreat: PA @ The Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Seminary Dining Hall | Waymart | Pennsylvania | United States
The annual Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Education of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA will hold its retreat at St. Tikon’s Monastery. The retreat topics will be: “Orthodox Living in the Modern World: Steps to Spiritual Transformation” and “From Illness to Wellness: My Journey with God to a Kidney Transplant.” The speakers for the retreat will be:  Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer), Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Carole J. Fair, Award Winning Author and a member of Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg. Schedule 9:30 -10:00- Registration and Continental Breakfast – Seminary Gyrnnasium l0:00 – 12:00 – Sessions l- Seminary Dining Hall 12:00 -l:15 – Lunch l:30- 2:45 – Session 2- Seminary Dining Hall 3:00 – Closing Remarks The deadline for registration is August 13. For more details:  
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: