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Feb
15
Thu
2018
Monthly Book Club: Somerset, NJ
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are pleased to announce the formation of a 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 will 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.

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

St Sophia Theological Library Monthly Book Club: Somerset, NJ
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St Sophia Theological Library Monthly Book Club: Somerset, NJ @  St. Sophia Theological Library, Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

We are pleased to announce the formation of a 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 will 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 will meet every third Thursday of the month.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Florida Servants Convention
Feb 16 – Feb 17 all-day

Who: Florida Servants and their families (educational child programming will be provided). No walk-ins will be accepted; you must register before the final deadline if you wish to attend

Topic: I Never Knew You

Guest Speakers: Fr. Maurice Ibrahim, Fr. Pistenti Rofail, Rr. Suriel Costandi

Deadline for early registration January 2nd. Deadline for regular registration January 16th. Deadline for late registration January 30th.

For more information: See registration page for details **no refunds will be issued**  https://florida-servants-convention.myshopify.com/pages/about-us

 

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Sunday Lenten Vespers in Seattle Area Sponsored by Washington Orthodox Clergy Association Lent 2018
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) Invites you to Sunday Vespers during Lent at 5pm.

Feb 25th, Sunday of Orthodoxy;  Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Seattle,  fb Homilist Fr Jeremiah Vollman

March 4th Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas; Three Hierarchs Romanian Church Mountlake Terrace fb, Homilist Fr Daniel Tryant

March 11th Sunday of the Holy Cross; St. Katherine OCA Mission  Kirkland ,  Homilist James Robinson

March 18 Sunday of St. John Climacus; St Paul Antiochan  Lynnwood  fb Homilist Fr Michael Tervo

March 25 Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt; Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Shoreline fb Homilist Fr David Hovik

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Schedule of Lenten Vespers Services
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Schedule of Lenten Vespers Services @ Varied Church Sites

First in its annual series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent on February 25, Sunday of Orthodoxy, at 6 p.m. at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 11455 MetroParkway, Sterling Heights, 48312.

The Very Rev. Laurence Lazar, president of the St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood of Metropolitan Detroit, and other Orthodox clergy from the metro area will preside at the service. The homilist will be the well-known teacher and author the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa of Alaska.

The Inter-Orthodox Lenten Vespers Choir, directed by Victoria Kopistiansky, will sing the responses.

As has become a local tradition, children and college students from area parishes are encouraged to bring an icon and be part of the Procession of Icons that highlights the Sunday of Orthodoxy service.

The remaining four services in the series will be held on:

§ March 4, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, 750 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights, 48127;

§ March 11, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 26375 W. Chicago Road, Redford, 48239;

§ March 18, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, 1755 E. Wattles Road, Troy, 48085; and

§ March 25, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman, Livonia, 48152.

Members of the public are invited to attend the services.

 

 

Mar
1
Thu
2018
93rd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America: Atlanta, GA
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
93rd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America: Atlanta, GA @ Emory University  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Emory University is pleased to host the Medieval Academy of America for the first time since 1984. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the most-traveled in the world, and travel is made even more convenient by the recent addition of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. Atlanta is also home to the High Museum of Art, Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Martin Luther King Center, the Civil Rights Museum, the Center for Disease Control, and of course, the Coca-Cola Museum. A more ambitious trip, approximately an hour and a half south of the city, takes you to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. The entire conference will be held and housed at the Emory Conference Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building located on a 26-acre forest preserve.  Shops and restaurants are adjacent at Emory Point.

Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Program: Click here for the conference program.

Registration: Member: $275,  Non-member: $325, Student member: $125, Student non-member: $150, K-12 educator: no fee

After January 31, a $50 late charge will be added to the cost of registration.

93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA: Atlanta, GA
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA: Atlanta, GA @ Emory University, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Emory University is pleased to host the Medieval Academy of America for the first time since 1984. The entire conference will be held and housed at the Emory Conference Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building located on a 26-acre forest preserve.  Shops and restaurants are adjacent at Emory Point.

For more information: https://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/page/2018Meeting

The 14th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conferences in Patristic Studies
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
The 14th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conferences in Patristic Studies @ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its 14th annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies. The purpose of the conference is to bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies, Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer research.  For more information, see the conference website.

Please pre-register at your earliest convenience by filling out the online registration form   

 

 

 

 

First Thursday: Russkie Posidelki: Clinton, MA
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Russkie Posidelki: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

March 1, 6:00-8:00pm, Free. No registration required.

Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions, culture, language, crafts, history, literature, music, etc. Mila Subbotina, Russian Cultural Liaison for the Museum, will introduce a topic and facilitate discussion. Tea and treats are provided. For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/russkie-posidelki-2/

 

Mar
2
Fri
2018
2018 St. Gregory Palamas Lent Retreat: St. Paul, MN
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day

 

St. Gregory of Palamas Festival of Light

St. George is hosting the 2018 St. Gregory Palamas Lent Retreat. The topic this year is Film and Orthodox Christianity. Film and Orthodox Christianity.  Why Watch? How to Watch? What to Watch?
Guest Speaker: Mr. Bobby Maddex

For more information: http://www.stgeorgegoc.org/assets/docs/Lent/2018/lenten%20retreat%202018%20maddex%20orthodox%20cinema.pdf

 

 

Lenten Service Schedule, Chicago Deanery
Mar 2 – Apr 1 all-day
OCF Spring 2018 Southwest Regional Retreat: Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
OCF Spring 2018 Southwest Regional Retreat: Santa Cruz, CA @ Prophet Elijah Orthodox Church | Santa Cruz | California | United States

College students age 18-25.  Free!

For more information: http://www.ocf.net/events/spring-2018-southwest-regional-retreat/

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.