Theme: “Annunciation of the Theotokos” Speaker: Fr. Alexander Rentel (Asst. Professor of Canon Law & Byzantine Studies, St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, NY) For more information: http://www.annunciation-nyc.org/home
The St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Mission Choir will join St. Andrews Orthodox Church in Sagamore Hills, OH 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. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_141110_3.html
The Kronos Quartet will perform a piece by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918. One of the most celebrated ensembles of our day, the Kronos Quartet continues to expand the range and context of the string quartet. This concert includes a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, an extraordinary multimedia production that features music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and a film by Bill Morrison. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Vrebalov’s work recounts her firsthand experiences in the war-torn Balkans of the 1990s, set against Morrison’s film that includes seldom-seen World War I footage from the Library of Congress. For more information: http://stsavanyc.org/monks-from-kovilj-monastery-to-perform-with-kronos-quartet-at-carnegie-hall-march-7-2015/
This year’s Celebration of Books will be held March, 8th through the 15th. Once again we are excited and honored to have Father Maximos, monk of the Holy Monastery Simonopetra of Mount Athos, as our keynote speaker for three consecutive nights–March 8th, 9th and 10th. The main topic of the program is “Finding God in Scripture and Creation; The Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor”. On Sunday, March 8th, Vespers will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father Maximos’ presentation, “The Search for Truth” at 8:00 p.m. On Monday, March 9th the Great Compline Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father’s presentation, “The Book of Nature” at 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday, March 10th, the Great Compline Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father’s presentation, “The World of Scripture” at 8:00 p.m. For more information: http://www.holyapostleschurch.com/
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold the second in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent on March 8, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Very Rev. Radomir Obsenica, pastor of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroe. Members of the public are invited to attend the services.
Please join us for Pan-Orthodox Vespers services on Sundays during Great Lent – 6 p.m. March 9 – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas March 16 – St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth March 23 – Sts. Constantine & Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church, Dallas March 30 – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth April 6 – St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral, Dallas A Lenten meal is served after Vespers. For more informaiton: http://ntom.org/news/pan-orthodox-vespers-schedule/
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church Presents a Lenten Retreat: “I was in Prison, and You Visited Me”. with Father Stephen Powley Executive Director Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. Please register ONLINE at: www.stjohnorthodox.org/lentenretreat2015.html
“In the Face of Racial Hatred: Archbishop Iakovos and the Civil Rights Movement”. Brought to you by the Department of Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Speaker: Rev. Protopresbyter Michael N. Varlamos, Ph.D. Student at Wayne State University, and pastor at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Theme: “Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts Across Europe ca. 1250–1550” Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi, University of Zürich (CH) This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval and Renaissance religious women that have emerged in recent decades. Seeking to initiate a broader conversation, which is long overdue, we invite papers that examine female monastic art in terms of patronage, space, devotional practice, spiritual identity or material history, spanning all of Europe and bridging the gap between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/research/index.php/announcements/conferences-and-symposia/sister-act-female-monasticism-and-the-arts-across-europe/
Theme: “Becoming the Women God Inspires us to be” Speaker: Maria Molett (Holy Trinity, Dallas, TX). Maria is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has done many workshops, consultations and workshops over her professional career, along with speaking at Women’s Retreats. We will also be visiting our Monastery and spending some time there. For more information: http://www.st-nicholas.info/bulletin/bulletin_2015-02-08.pdf
Theme: “Balancing our Spiritual Life with our Everyday Responsibilities” Speaker: Gerontissa Foteini (Abbess of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery, Calverton, NY) For more informationr: http://www.saintdemetriosastoria.com/cathedral/index.html
Retreat Leader: Fr. John Behr Dean, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, “Becoming Human: What It Means to Be Human in Light of the Life and Death of Jesus Christ” For more information: http://www.stjt.org details & registration >
Dr Harry Boosalis will be leading a Lenten Retreat and will provide two presentations. The morning session will be on ‘St. Silouan of Mount Athos and Orthodox Spiritual Life’ and the afternoon session on ‘The Role of Suffering in our Spiritual Lives’. For further information: www.sgcoakland.org or http://www.stots.edu/
Theme: “Penitent Characters & the Character of Repentance in the Hymns of Lent & Holy Week” Speaker: Dr. George Parsenios (Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ) For more information: http://www.goholycross.org/
Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum’s recent acquisition of four Byzantine icons, this performance traces the trajectory of music east from Byzantium. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness between Byzantine and Islamic chant and improvisation traditions through the remarkable playing of Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and master chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis. For more information: http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/looking-east-from-byzantium?eid=4825
Seminar for couples preparing for Marriage. Saturday, March 14, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Pensacola, FL: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Register Online Here Saturday, March 21, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Atlanta, GA: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Register Online Here For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/
60 minute film followed by discussion; in English; suitable for ages 13 and up Advance registration recommended; registration fees are non-refundable. Museum will remain open 30 minutes after the program ends. This film is part of the series Journeys to the Ends of the Earth by David Adams Films Watch a clip from this extraordinary film! For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/film-ethiopia-keepers-of-the-lost-ark/
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH: “A Christian Ending to Our Life: The Mystery of the Departure of the Soul from the Body and End of Life Issues” Open to the Public For more information: https://orthodoxnorthwest.wordpress.com/
Three Hierarchs will host Rita Madden, a registered Dietician and Orthodox Christian, who will be presenting a “Food and Faith Workshop.” Food & Faith Workshop: Eating for both Body and Spirit. The Workshop will spotlight the interconnectedness of body and soul, and the intersection between eating habits and spiritual life, i.e. union with God. Rita will bring to light the confluence of recent scientific studies on the most healthy eating habits and the ancient Christian tradition of fasting and prayer. Three Hierarchs Church (fb)Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop with Rita Madden Registered Dietician. For more information: http://www.wenorthodox.com/2015/02/food-and-faith-workshop-easting-healthy-eating-holy-saturday-march-21/
“I Was in Prison and You Visited Me:Witnessing the Gospel in the Depths of Hell”. A Lenten retreat with Fr. Stephen Powley will be held at St. Mary’s. The retreat is free to the public. Fr. Stephen Powley has served in prison ministry for over 30 years, having the great privilege of being a spectator of many incredible events the God did in those prisons, some of which he has the honor to share with you! Fr. Stephen serves as Executive Director with Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM). OCPM assists men and women in prison with their spiritual journeys by providing study Bibles, correspondence studies, devotional books, prayer books and icons. The Correspondence Ministry of OCPM sends out hundreds of personal letters and cards each week. OCPM is also helping to establish and train Orthodox Prison Ministry teams throughout North America that go into prisons to provide Orthodox visits and[...]
The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John the Honorable Forerunner in Goldendale, Washington, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, invites you to a Lenten Retreat. Theme: “Lay Aside All Earthly Cares” Speaker: Fr. Gregory Horton (priest at Holy Myrrh-bearing Women Orthodox Church, Bonners Ferry, ID) !! Please send at least $20 registration by March 10 For more information: http://www.holymyrrhbearingwomen.org/flyers/Brochure2015.pdf
Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat invites you to their 8th Annual Spiritual Retreat. Theme: THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING SPIRITUALLY IN AMERICA TODAY Speaker: Panayiotis Papageorgiou. Third Session (Q&A): Fr. Panayiotis will address and discuss questions submitted by the ladies on spiritual and theological topics of interest to them. Registration: Want to register? Registration Deadline is March 15, 2015. Please print, fill out and return our 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you all there! For more information: /http://www.atlantametropolisphiloptochos.org/news-events/diakonia-spiritual-retreat-registration-2015
2015 Lenten Retreats These retreats are sponsored by the National ACRY will take place on Saturday March 21 & Saturday March 28, 2015 in the Central, Eastern, and Western Regions of the Diocese. Central Regional Retreat – Saturday March 21, 2015, St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Homestead,PA Eastern Regional Retreat – Saturday March 28, 2015, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Phoenixville, PA Western Regional Retreat – Saturday March 28, 2015, St. Alexis Orthodox Church, Battle Ground, IN More information contact: http://www.acrod.org/news/events/2015-lenten-retreats?