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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
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
For more information: http://www.coptictruthministry.org/convention/
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..  http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ On View through August 29, 2015
Mission Trip to St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Woonsocket, RI
  Applications online: www.uocyouth.org    Ages: 15-18 THE TEAM WILL BE: Helping restore the church, Volunteering in local community outreach, Pilgrimage to Icon Museum For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150428_2.html
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. http://www.otsamerica.org/news/2014/conference-virgin-mary-christian-dialogue
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: http://www.olconference.com/OL_RegForm.html
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:  http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52757424e4b04c63a3fb5386/t/5344862ae4b0fe0f7c415616/1396999722212/Registration+form+2014.pdf   or    https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Johns-Family-Camp/111905388829863?fref=nf
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: http://www.hchc.edu/?id=1101
DIOCESE OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY 2015: NJ
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: http://nynjoca.org/files/2015/Youth-Day/2015_YOUTH-DAY_FLYER.pdf
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: http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/news_150804_1.html  
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: https://www.aarweb.org/xxi-iahr-world-congress
MOSCOW MUSICAL TOURISM CHORAL WORKSHOP: Russia
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: https://patraminstitute.org/  
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: http://www.svots.edu/events/take-class-four-evening-courses-open-public-fall        
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: http://roea.org/upcomingevent.html#sthash.rguxx5LE.dpuf  
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: http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry/acryn-e/acrycomingevents/2015-convention
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: http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/FFest-Flyer-3.pdf  
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: http://www.westsrbdio.org/en/canonization  
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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ebsyzvXaSm08DvTg5E22WxBx07PY_w0ACcEnx55Vl18/viewform?c=0&w=1
Sep 7 @ 12:42 am – Sep 15 @ 1:42 am
Prosopon Iconography Workshop:VA @ St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church | Stafford | Virginia | United States
For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
23rd INTERNATIONAL ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE ON ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY: Italy
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 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2098676, or $20 at the door. For more information about these events and others, please contact Deacon Gregory Ealy: choirdirector@stmarysoca.org For more informaton: http://www.stmarysoca.org/news.html#Kasenic

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