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Mar
2
Fri
2018
Women´s Lenten Retreat: Goldendale, WA
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
Fellowship of the Cross and Homeschooling Lenten Retreat: Ellensburg, WA
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm
Fellowship of the Cross and Homeschooling Lenten Retreat: Ellensburg, WA @ Prophet Elijah Mission | Ellensburg | Washington | United States

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington presents:  Please note:  The Friday night session is for the Young Adults, and the Saturday portion is open to anyone!

Mar
3
Sat
2018
2018 UOL Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat: Villa Maria, PA
Mar 3 all-day
2018 UOL Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat: Villa Maria, PA @ Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center | Villa Maria | Pennsylvania | United States

Senior/Junior Retreat Program and Activities (Ohio/Western, Pennsylvania) “Forgiveness: The Path to Healing, Wholeness and Holiness (Practical Applications for Daily Living)”
Please call Stephanie Rimedio at 330-716-2726, or call or text Marianne S. Carmack at 412-565-9441

For more information: http://uocofusa.org/news_180213_2.html
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Ladies Retreat: Seattle, WA
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ladies Retreat: Seattle, WA @ St. Demetrios Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States

Topic: “Forgiveness: Transforming Wounds into Wisdom.”

Featured Speaker: Cynthia J. Kostas

In this full-day retreat and workshop (with lunch provided), we will explore the meaning of forgiveness, what it is and what it is not. During breakout sessions, we will work through a process that will help us shift our view of ourselves, the offense, and the offender, in a helpful and health-full manner.

Please invite your everyone to attend, your non-Orthodox friends can come, too. Please make your reservations by Feb. 28

14th Annual Lenten Spiritual Retreat: Troy, MI
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Topic: Iconography: Art, and Faith

Featured Speaker: Reverend Father Anthony Salzman

2018 Marriage Preparation Seminar: Livonia, MI
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Marriage seminar with Fr. George Shalhub is the Seminar leader.  This class is open to all and required for all couple getting married in 2018.

For more information: www.stmarylivonia.com

Lecture on Marriage: Chicago, IL
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA, will deliver a lecture titled “Wisdom on Marriage from the Saints through the Centuries”.  His lecture and refreshments will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Vigil will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Screenagers Movie and Panel Discussion: Brookline, MA
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Screenagers Movie and Panel Discussion: Brookline, MA @ Hellenic College Holy Cross | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

Screenagers Movie and Panel Discussion

Parents of kids of all ages, middle and high school students, and GOYA and SOYO advisors are invited to join us for a showing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age. The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Fr. Christopher Metropulos. Free popcorn!

Doors to the Maliotis Cultural Center auditorium open at 7:15 PM. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Rusto saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development.

For more information: http://www.greekboston.com/events/category/calendar/

 

 

Mar
4
Sun
2018
Pittsburgh: Syrian Relief Dinner & Prayer Service ’18
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
8
Thu
2018
New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies: Sarasota, FL
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

The twenty-first biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2018 in Sarasota, Florida.

The Conference is held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants.

More information is posted on the conference website (http://www.newcollegeconference.org). Please send any inquiries to info@newcollegeconference.org.

Prospective Student Open House, St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary
Mar 8 all-day
Prospective Student Open House, St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary @ St. Vladimir's Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States

Come, see St. Vladimir’s Seminary

We warmly welcome you to our campus Open House, Thursday, March 8, 2018, for an immersion into seminary life:

  • Attend classroom sessions and chapel services.
  • Meet the President and select faculty, share community meals, and spend time with seminarians and their families.
  • Explore our Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry degree programs.
  • Meet our diverse student body: Eastern and Oriental Orthodox of many jurisdictions; clergy and laity; men and women.
  • Experience the rhythm of the Seminary during the season of Great Lent.

Come and see what’s it like to study and live at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Share a slice of our life.

For more information: https://www.svots.edu/events/prospective-student-open-house-1

DOCENT TALK–MONKS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Clinton, MA
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DOCENT TALK–MONKS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

Monks: A Historical Perspective

From desert monks to Thomas Merton, we look at the role of monks in Church history and iconography.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/docent-talk-monks-a-historical-perspective3/

Mar
9
Fri
2018
18th Annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day
18th Annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies @ Duke University, Rubenstein Library, Room 153 (Holsti-Anderson Room)  | Durham | North Carolina | United States

Topic: Forms of Dissent in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sara S. Poor, medieval studies, Princeton University and 2017-18 NHC Fellow; Dr. Roseen Giles, musicology, Duke University

For more information: https://sites.duke.edu/nccmems2018/

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops: Clinton, MA
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day
Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The delicate art of pysanky is an ancient Slavic tradition, and Easter-time classes with skilled pysanky artists and gifted teachers Karen Brouillette and Susan Dow have become a Museum tradition.

Beginner-Level Pysanky
Friday, March 9, 9:30am–1:00pm
OR Saturday, March 10, 9:30am–1:00pm
Open to adults and children ages 12 and up; ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Traditional pysanky eggs are decorated using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop.

Etched Pysanky
Friday, March 9, 2:00–5:30pm
Members $45, Nonmembers $50, includes Museum admission. Open to adults only. No previous experience is necessary.
In etched pysanky, wax designs are applied to the egg in the traditional manner; the egg is then dipped in a chemical bath that “eats away” the shell not covered in wax, leaving an etched finish. The results are amazing!

Advanced Pysanky
Saturday, March 10, 2:00–5:30pm
Members $45, Nonmembers $50, includes Museum admission
This class is open to adults only.
Open to adults who have taken at least one previous pysanky class with Karen Brouillette and/or Sue Dow. This class is designed for students who would like to explore the art at a more independent level.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/classes-workshops/

Greek Traditional Music Concert: Boston, MA
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Greek Traditional Music Concert: Boston, MA @  Consulate General of Greece in Boston   | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

You are cordially invited by the Consulate General of Greece in Boston to “A Concert of Greek Traditional Music”  by Pharos Ensemble for Kalesma with musicians Eirini Tornesaki – Vocals Vasilis Kostas – Laouto Layth Sidiq – Violin George Lernis – Percussion.

PLEASE RSVP by March 6, 2018.

For more information:  http://www.greekboston.com/events/category/calendar/

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Atlanta, GA and Winston Salem, NC
Mar 10 – Mar 17 all-day

Saturday, March 10, 2018: 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

Saturday, March 17, 2018: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage
Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church
Winston Salem, NC: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Register Online Here

 

Sts. Constantine & Helen Lenten Retreat: Cleveland Heights, OH
Mar 10 all-day

“The Next Step: Where Do We Go as a 21st Century Parish” with Fr. Theodore Dorrance

For more information: https://orthodoxcleveland.us/files/Lenten-Retreat-2018-1.pdf

Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Lenten Presentation: Farmington Hills, MI
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Lenten Presentation: Farmington Hills, MI @ St. Thomas Orthodox Church | Farmington Hills | Michigan | United States

The Rev. Joshua Genig, Ph.D. will speak on the subject of “Mary & the Orthodox Woman”. Father Genig is assistant priest at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Redford, associate professor of church history at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.; visiting professor of theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto; and adjunct professor of philosophy at Purdue University. He also serves as spiritual advisor to the Wayne State University chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship and as a chaplain for the Detroit Fire Department.

The presentation is sponsored by Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW). Open to all members of the public. Refreshments will be served.  Also see OCW’s Facebook page.

OCW was founded in 1993 to provide spiritually enriching and educational presentations and activities, to promote Orthodox unity, to provide opportunities for Inter-Orthodox fellowship, and to perform charitable works. All women who are members of Orthodox Christian parishes in metropolitan Detroit are invited to become supporting members and participate in the organization’s activities.

 

 

 

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Icon Workshop for Seminarians and Clergy: Somerset, NJ
Mar 12 – Mar 16 all-day
Iconography Course: Alhambra, CA
Mar 12 – Mar 18 all-day
Iconography Course: Alhambra, CA @ St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Alhambra | California | United States

Iconographer:  George Kordis

The course introduces the student to the theory and practice of the art of Icon Painting, according to the Byzantine Tradition. The main aim of the course is to introduce participants to the traditional process of painting an icon with the use of the Egg tempera technique. Limited color palette.
Students are called to attend the entire process and attempt to follow making an icon (Head of The Theotokos) during the five sessions course. The class will meet daily from 9:00am to 4pm (with one hour lunch break, 12 to 1pm).

For more information: https://iconographyclass2018.eventgrid.com/

Mar
14
Wed
2018
St. Demetrios Lenten Lecture Series for March 2018: Rocky River, OH
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm
Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus, Wednesdays during Lent, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Lenten Meal in the Cultural Hall at 7:00 p.m. and Lecture at 8:00 p.m.
March 14: Prophecies of the Crucifixion (Part I), George Athanasiou
March 21: Prophecies of the Crucifixion (Part II), Gerald Largent
March 28: Prophecies of the Resurrection, Paul Finley
Mar
15
Thu
2018
Monthly Book Club at the Library of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary: Somerset, NJ
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Book Club at the Library of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary: Somerset, NJ @ St. Sophia Theological Library of  Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

We are pleased to announce the March session the monthly “Book Club” gathering at Saint Sophia Theological Library, which launched in May 2017. The Library serves the needs of the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary as well as clergy of the UOC of USA and any other interested patrons.

Each month, we showcase a different book with a speaker who will present the designated book as well as a topic to discuss. Everyone is invited to attend, regardless of whether they have read the book. This Book Club  meets every third Thursday of the month. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information: https://stsuots.org/load.php?pageid=227

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Holy Dormition Monastery Lenten Women’s Retreat: Rives Junction, MI
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
Holy Dormition Monastery Lenten Women’s Retreat: Rives Junction, MI @ Holy Dormition Monastery | Rives Junction | Michigan | United States

Holy Dormition Monastery will host its 10th Annual  Lenten Women’s Retreat. In addition to a full cycle of liturgical services, two meditational presentations on “The Mystery of Confession” will be offered.

To book lodging please contact dormitionmonastery@dormitionmonastery.org.  Space is limited to early booking is recommended.  Those planning to attend the Saturday program only are asked to call 517-569-2873.

Lenten Teen Retreat: Garrison, NY
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
Lenten Teen Retreat: Garrison, NY @  Saint Basil Academy  | Philipstown | New York | United States

Reminder: Registration for the Annual Teen Retreat for those in Grades 7-12 closes this weekend. If you haven’t already, please register by this Friday, March 2nd. All Teens in Grades 7-12 across jurisdictions and dioceses are welcome!!!

The theme of this year’s retreat is “In the World, But Not of the World: Orthodox Christianity in a Complicated Religious Landscape.” We are especially grateful to have as our guest speaker Very Rev. Archpriest Andrew Stephen Damick, pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania

There will also be plenty of free time available in-between sessions for fellowship, games, and sports! Get excited for a fun weekend!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/263053757519977/    

 

OCMC Short Term Missions in 2018
Mar 16 – Mar 26 all-day
OCMC Short Term Missions in 2018 @ Tirana | Tirana County | Albania

The Best Spring Break Destination EVER! Advertisements are popping up on social media and all over college campuses with catchy tag lines telling you about the ’10 Best Deals for Spring Break’ or ‘Sunniest Spring Break Destinations’. They all promise you the most fun, the best beaches, the wildest parties and the greatest deal for your money. None of them advertise that you’ll be doing anything meaningful. Period. Guaranteed.
Welcome OCMC/OCF Spring Break Albania; the best alternative to everything else out there. Sign up for a week in which you will see a nation that has risen from the ashes of atheism. A week where you will see what it means to desire Christ first through your interactions with the youth, the youth leaders, the faithful and the church leadership.

Apply for the 2018 OCMC/OCF Spring Break trip to Albania at www.ocmc.org or by calling 877-GO-FORTH and open your heart to participate in the Best Spring Break Destination EVER.

YES! Dallas Texas
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 10:45 am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, March 16-18, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Dallas, TX.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, Dallas. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?      Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?                 Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

or

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Portland, OR.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Holy Trinity Cathedral: 3131 NE Glisan St. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $175 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.  Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?                 Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

or YES Leader Sophia Fraser:  sfraser@uoregon.edu

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Memphis, TN.

WHO?        13 years old – College School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John Orthodox Church: 1663 Tutwiler Ave, Memphis, TN 38107.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $175 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.  Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?      Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org  or  Larissa Hatch, Trip Leader: larissahatch07@gmail.com

REGISTRATION COMING SOON FOR:

YES AUSTIN- April 20-22

YES NEWPORT NEWS, VA DAY TRIP- April 28

YES GRAND RAPIDS, MI- May 11-13, 2018

YES NEWARK, NJ- TBD

YES CHARLOTTE, NC- TBD

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING YES TO YOUR CITY IN 2018?  Please contact Katrina Bitar to set up a trip: kbitar@focusna.org.

 

 

 

 

YES Jacksonville, FL
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 11:45 am
YES Jacksonville, FL @  St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Friday- Sunday, March 16th– 18th 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Jacksonville, FL.

WHO?        13 years old – High School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church: 3850 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?          Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?     Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org 

Mar
17
Sat
2018
ACRY Central Region Lenten Retreat: Homestead, PA
Mar 17 all-day

His Grace Bishop Gregory will present for teens and adults: “Tools for Keeping the Temple in Good Order” . David Urban will present for children.

For more information:  http://www.stnichomestead.org/about-us/news/acry-central-region-lenten-retreat-march-17

Echo of Festival: Films from the New York Russian Documentary Film Festival
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Echo of Festival: Films from the New York Russian Documentary Film Festival @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

“Natalia Gorbanevskaya: I am not a Hero”

On August 25, 1968, the Russian poet Natalia Gorbanevskaya’s actions changed her life: carrying her three-month-old son, she, with seven like-minded people, protested against the Soviet-led intervention of Czechoslovakia at the Red Square in Moscow. The cost of this action was years of imprisonment. Later, she emigrated from the Soviet Union. Gorbanevskaya – a legend of the dissident movement – was often called a “hero.” However, she has said: “I’m not a hero; I’m just an ordinary person.” Filmmakers Kirill Sakharnov and Ksenia Sakharnova interviewed Natalia Gorbanevskaya over several years to create a nuanced portrait of this revered Poet, Activist, and Citizen.

This film won the “Faces of Russia” prize at the 2017 RusDocFilmFest in New York. Marina Adamovich, the curator of the Festival, will introduce the film and lead a discussion.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/film-natalia-gorbanevskaya-i-am-not-a-hero/

A Lenten Retreat with Eric Metaxas: Washington, DC
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Lenten Retreat with Eric Metaxas: Washington, DC @ Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Host: The Ministry of Outreach & Evangelism of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

For more information: http://www.saintsophiadc.com/