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June 22, 2014 all-day
Sudan Mission Experience Trip
  By the grace of God, kindness and blessings of the presence of H.G. Bishop Youssef, and the generous hospitality of H.G. Bishop Sarabamon and H.G. Bishop Elia, the SUS Diocese will have the opportunity of experiencing the mission and services in Sudan this summer, and will study the Holy Scripture and Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. H.G. Bishop Sarabamon: Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Northern Sudan H.G. Bishop Elia: Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Southern Sudan “Let brotherly love continue.”  (Hebrews 13:1) Sudan: June 10 – June 22, 2014 Includes: All group meals, accommodations, transportation, and site-seeing. Excludes: Airfare, vaccinations, visas, donations, and personal expenses. Total Cost MUST be paid at the time of registration. 40% Refund if registration is cancelled before March 1, 2014   Download Info sheet, To register, please click here.  Click here to view flyer.
June 23, 2014 – June 28, 2014 all-day
This six-day intensive course in traditional painting techniques focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. The goal of this workshop is for students to understand the artistic philosophy of Byzantine iconography and to learn and practice new and advanced techniques. The workshop will concentrate on exercises in the painting of the garments and faces. Through this process students will obtain a much deeper understanding of Byzantine iconography. You will study through practice the various stages of painting garments, beginning from the first layer to the final highlights. This process will be demonstrated and explained to ensure each student’s understanding of this technique. This knowledge will then be put into practice, always with guidance and appropriate help. Students will be taught all the steps of painting the icon face with guidance and assistance in every step of the procedure to ensure that they are easily put into practice. For more[...]
June 23, 2014 – June 27, 2014 all-day
For ages 4 to 12. For more information:
SUMMER 2014 PILGRIMAGE: Serbian Western American Diocese
If you have any questions regarding the Pilgrimage, or if you would like to begin the Registration Process, please complete the form below and check the appropriate boxes. The information you provide will be sent to our Trip Coordinator! If you do not receive a copy of the Information you submitted, it means you did not enter the correct email address. Please resubmit your information. We are happy you are interested in our Summer 2014 Pilgrimage and we will be contact you soon! DOWNLOAD FLYER Registration Form – Consent Form – Informational Packet will be available soon!
June 25, 2014 – July 3, 2014 all-day
OCMC Outreach: Kodiak, AK @ Kodiak | Alaska | United States
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June 26, 2014 – June 29, 2014 all-day
2014 Metropolis Church Music Federation Conference:CA @ Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral 00 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA 94602 | Oakland | California | United States
The Summer Business Meeting will be on Thursday night June 26.  All Conference activities will be at the church The Conference hotel is the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in nearby Berkeley, CA  Reservations are open now! Deadline: June 5, 2014. Group Name: GOMSF Church Music Federation. Group Code: GOMSF Expect to see a Save the Date e-mail or postcard soon!  Flyer  Expect to see detailed information on the Summer Conference Liturgy music here once it is finalized New Music List from 2013 Summer Conference For more information:
EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE JOURNEY TO THE HOLY LAND , With a visit to JORDAN and ST. CATHERINE, SINAI Led by Rev. Fr. Nicholas Jonas & Rev. Fr. Andrew Harrison Sts. Constantine & Helen Parish / St. Luke Parish June 26 – July 7, 2011
Led by Fr. Nicholas Jonas & Fr. Andrew Harrison (Sts. Constantine & Helen Parish/St. Luke Parish). For more information:
June 27, 2014 – July 4, 2014 all-day
XIII All Diaspora Youth Conference: San Francisco, CA
Purpose: To study missionary service in the field of social service and charity with the intent of spreading this work to a local parish level. Conference motto: “In the footsteps of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.” The forum will be devoted to missionary work in the field of philanthropy and will be held to coincide with the meeting in San Francisco of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church and the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the glorification of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. More information:
June 28, 2014 all-day
Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Friday, July 4, 2014 Held at Camp Wapogasset in Amery, WI For Ages:  Entering 3rd grade (in school) in the Fall through entering 12th grade (in school) Please refer the the camp website for the latest information: For more information:
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh Camp – GOYA @ Camp Nazareth Retreat Center  | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
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June 30, 2014 all-day
Camp St. Paul 2014: CT @ Camp St. Paul  | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States
  Click Here to Register for Camp Saint Paul  Click Here to Access Online Account  Questions about Camp Saint Paul? Check out our FAQ! Check out our Flickr page for camp photos!   The dates for Camp Saint Paul 2014 have been announced!  Week 1: June 30-July 6 Week 2: July 7-13- SOLD OUT! Week 3: July 14-20 Week 4: July 21-27  For more information:    
July 2, 2014 – July 6, 2014 all-day
62nd Annual Parish Life Conference: San Francisco, CA @ St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church  | San Francisco | California | United States
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West  62nd Annual Parish Life Conference.  Hosted by: St. Nicholas Church, San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport For more information:
July 4, 2014 @ 2:39 am – 3:39 am
Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat Program: PA @ Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral  | Johnstown | Pennsylvania | United States
Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 29th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 2nd. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. For our outing this year, we are planning a visit to PNC Park to see the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is the time and place for your faithful Altar Servers to join other Altar Boys from all over our Diocese.  Register On-Line Forms and Registration More information:      
July 10, 2014 – July 12, 2014 all-day
Small Parish Forum: Ohio @  ’s Christ the Savior Church | Byesville | Ohio | United States
The Diocese of the Midwest and The Diocese of Western Pennsylvania will host a Small Parish Forum at Christ the Savior Church. Titled “Help, Hope, Stability and Identity,” the forum will cater to the numerous “small” parishes in the two dioceses. Workshops and presentations will examine ways to determine realistic goals toward which parishes with memberships of 50 or less souls can work, based on their respective regions’ economics and demographics and their unique talents and strengths.  Participants will learn how their parishes can achieve stability, build a positive self-image, and accept their calling to live a life in Christ without necessarily becoming “big.”  For parishes prepared and desiring to grow, fresh ideas adapted and relevant to the realities of small churches will prove invaluable. The forum’s agenda — yet to be finalized — will include panel discussions, a music workshop focusing on the small parish choir, a keynote speaker, parallel[...]
July 13, 2014 – July 26, 2014 all-day
Summer School of Liturgical Music: Jordanville, NY
The Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary was established with the blessing of the Rector of the Seminary, Metropolitan Laurus. The full course of study consists of three summer sessions, at the end of which the graduates will be certified as church choir directors and/or readers. Academic credit is given after successful completion of the third summer. A non-certification track is offered to those seeking enrichment in the area of Russian Orthodox Music, who do not intend to become church readers or choir directors. The course load, full or partial, may be agreed upon in consultation with the school administration. Instruction is given in Russian and English. While knowledge of Russian is helpful, it is not essential for study.
July 14, 2014 – July 20, 2014 all-day
2014 My Life in Christ Youth Conference
This year’s conference will be held in Des Plaines, IL (a suburb of Chicago). This will be our third conference in Chicago, and we know it will be another great one! Registration for the youth conference is open! Just go to our Registration Page to download the forms! Send them in by June 1 to get a discount! We are excited to announce that  the 2014 My Life in Christ Youth Conference will be help at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in the beautiful woods of Illinois! Click here for more information on the site. My Life in Christ Youth Conference will be held July 14-20, 2014, and the registration fee is $350 (only $325 if you sign up before June 1). Registration is coming soon! You can subscribe to our mailing list, and we’ll let you know as soon as it comes! Have you ever wondered what it means to be an Orthodox Christian in the world? How do we fulfill Christ’s words, “Let[...]
July 14, 2014 – July 19, 2014 all-day
Camp St. Mary of Egypt: ID
Calling all campers! Camp St Mary of Egypt,   St. Mary of Egypt Summer Camp will open registration on February 1, 2014. Camp will be held this year July 14-19 at Ross Point Camp in Post Falls, ID for campers ages 9-17. In order to secure a spot at camp, campers need to submit all their registration forms along with a $75 deposit as soon as possible. Our facility limits us to 110 campers and we expect to be at capacity this year–registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. (The balance of camp fees is due by April 1st for the Early Bird discount rate of $275, or June 1st for the regular rate  of $300). If you need scholarship assistance, please contact your priest as soon as possible, as the Order of St Ignatius scholarship applications must be submitted by March 1. Come join us for a beautiful and blessed week of camp!
July 17, 2014 – July 20, 2014 all-day
39th Annual Diocesan Convention: Des Plaines, IL @ St. Sophia Bulgarian Orthodox Church | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States
The 39th Annual Diocesan Convention of the 
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia 
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Presiding.Information: Location, Schedule & Lodging Click Here to View or Download pdf
July 21, 2014 – July 26, 2014 all-day
Icon Workshop with Deacon Matthew Garrett. If you have Orthodox artists friends in the area please let them know:
July 23, 2014 – July 27, 2014 all-day
Theme: Pascha Keynote Speaker: His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY We recently, celebrated PASCHA, the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, who is The Christ, and we look forward to celebrating it again at the Village, at our next SMI in July, when the Theme will be all about Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ. Click here for the Registration Form.  It is a fillable form; so fill it out before printing it, and sending it in.  Click here for the Schedule.  (You may have to rotate the view to see it upright.) Also, NEW THIS YEAR, is the Adult Scholarship Form.  We will be awarding 4 scholarships, based on need, to help someone come to the SMI who may not otherwise be able to afford it.  Please download the form, and follow the instructions for consideration.
July 24, 2014 – July 28, 2014 all-day
66th Annual UOL Convention: OH
Now is the time to get excited! The Senior and Junior U.O.L. Chapters of St. Vladimir’s Parish in Parma, Ohio would like to officially invite you to the 66th Annual UOL Convention! The convention, being held July 24-28, 2013 at the fabulous Embassy Suites in Independence, OH is located just 4 miles from the parish center and Parma’s famed Ukrainian Village. Your visit to Parma will be full of many exciting events! Business sessions will begin Wednesday evening followed by a hospitality night to welcome you to the convention! Thursday morning will begin with Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s Cathedral followed by brunch at the Embassy Suites hotel. Business sessions in the afternoon will be followed by a trip into Cleveland. Guests will tour the brand new Cleveland Aquarium and enjoy dinner and dancing at the beautiful Windows on the River. For more information:
August 2, 2014 – August 16, 2014 all-day
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus. OLEH SOZANSKY and YURIJ PETLURA, MUSICAL DIRECTORS Bandura Course — August 2 – 16This two-week course focuses on over seven hours of daily group instruction in: the technique of playing bandura, bandura history, solo and ensemble playing and singing, music lectures, elementary music theory (as needed). There will be free time for sport, swimming, and relaxation. This course is designed for teenaged children (12 and older) and adults of all ages. Founded in 1979, Kobzarska Sich unites bandura players from all over to learn and share more about bandura and its unique art form. Kobzarska Sich is held at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. All Saints offers over 90 acres of pristine beauty in the Allegheny Mountains. The camp’s facilities include volleyball courts, a swimming pool, 10 cabins for participants, a Millennium Cultural Center with housing and classrooms, and an activities pavilion, tennis and basketball courts,[...]
August 4, 2014 – August 7, 2014 all-day
Organized by the Chicago Deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, with participation of His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA. Age group – 10 and up
21st Church Assembly—Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America: CA @ Saint Steven's Cathedral | Alhambra | California | United States
His Grace, Bishop Maxim, of the Western American Diocese and Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Catheral in Alhambra, California consider it an honor and privilege to host the 21st Church Assembly/Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.  For this Sabor, our honoered guest and keynote speaker will be His Eminence Archbisop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America
A conference for catechists, Diaconal Vocations program students, and those interested in furthering their understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith will be sponsored by the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Andrew’s House here August 8-9, 2014. His Grace, Bishop Alexander and Priest Elijah Mueller, Director, will facilitate the program. The conference is especially designed for those who took the Late/Diaconal Vocations course before the present Diocesan program was instituted and who need to move forward with petitioning, those interested in beginning the program but live in an area where no local group has been established, those who want to participate in a diaconal practicum, and those who have taken courses within the program who desire to meet for further education and fellowship. The conference will feature a variety of classes, a practicum, opportunities to meet with Bishop Alexander and the Vocations Director, “hands on” assistance with petition paperwork, and[...]
August 11, 2014 – August 16, 2014 all-day
Icon Workshop: R.I. @ St Michael's Orthodox Church  | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States
The workshop will be an intense 6 days where the student will create an icon using acrylic/gouache techniques. Learn basic color mixing, drawing and painting techniques. Be instructed in the history and theology of the icon. Receive personal instruction and demonstration for each stage of painting. Gain a deeper understanding of the mystical art of the icon and its place in the Church. For more information:
August 15, 2014 – August 17, 2014 all-day
A Spiritual Retreat: Dunlap, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center  | Dunlap | California | United States
Constantine Zalalas and Feast of Koimisis of the Holy Theotokos. Mr. Constantine Zalalas is the featured speaker for this annual retreat which combines lectures at Saint Nicholas Ranch and worship services at the Monastery. For more information:  
St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp Dates Announced: Oregon
St John the Wonderworker Family Camp (FB)Families and singles alike, you are invited to attend Pan-Orthodox Family Camp, August 17 (Sunday afternoon) to Aug. 22 (Friday morning). We will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration on Tuesday, August 19. The location is the same as last year (Sky Camp near Eugene, OR). Stay tuned for more information.