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St. John’s Family Camp: Lowell, OR @ Kiwanis Sky Camp   | Fall Creek | Oregon | United States
Each day of the five-day camp includes the Divine Services (Matins, Vespers, and Compline with a mid-week Divine Liturgy), talks for adults, creative activities for children, and both special activities and talks for young adults. Afternoons consist of family recreation time, including swimming, hiking, and playing games. Evening events include folk and line dancing and special presentations. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Family-Camp-111905388829863/?fref=nf
Central West Los Angeles Forum, Schedule for July 2016 @ Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral | Los Angeles | California | United States
Pan- Orthodox gathering for introductions, icebreakers, food, fellowship, and Small Compline services.  Every Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 in the oldest Orthodox Church in Los Angeles!  All Welcome. holy virgin For more information: https://www.facebook.com/cwla.forum/photos/a.215005912013491.1073741829.174476872733062/499387723575307/?type=3&theater
2016 United States Construction Mission Team: Alaska @ Bethel | Alaska | United States
The 2016 Alaska Construction Mission Team will assist the local community with construction, repairs and restoration of the Church. Work with community members and OCMC missionary Blake DiLullo to level the church, paint and carpet inside the Church, build a fence and move a partition wall. The Team will also witness and encourage the community of Bethel. Team members will have the unique opportunity to share what it means to be an Orthodox Christian, help develop a sense of voluntarism and offer a witness of Christ’s love to their brothers and sisters in Alaska. For more information: http://www.ocmc.org/about/view_team.aspx?TeamId=184
Jul 8 – Jul 10 all-day
Silent Retreat: WI
In our world of noise, we often miss the spiritual beauty of silence. We will invite you to take this time to pray and meditate in that silence. The retreat will be given by Abbot Nicholas and Fr. Maximos. For more information: http://hrmonline.org/organized-retreats
Jul 10 – Jul 15 all-day
For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
2016 Beth Mardutho Summer School: Piscataway, NJ @ Beth Mardutho Campus  | Piscataway Township | New Jersey | United States
  Theme: “Christian Arabic” The course will introduce students to Christian literature in Arabic written from the eighth century to the present. Students attending this course must be able to read Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic. The readings will cover select genres of Christian literature in Arabic: biblical and patristic translations, apologetic and polemical literature, lives of the saints, and world chronicles. Select texts will be read in printed editions (whenever available) and in manuscripts. Additionally, the course will offer a general survey of Middle Eastern Christianity, its ecclesiastical, ethnic, and linguistic divisions, and Christian Arabic Studies as a field of research. For more information: http://www.bethmardutho.org/index.php/summer-language-courses.html
Choral Conductors Workshop: Alexandria, VA @ Alfred Street Baptist Church  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
        Instructor: Rod Eichenberger A 5-Day Professional Development Workshop for Conductors of Choirs at All Levels This 5-day professional development workshop, designed for conductors of choirs at all levels, gives special emphasis to the important role non-verbal skills can play in rehearsal and performance.  Check information for workshop in another locale. For more information: http://www.georgefox.edu/choralconductors/index.html
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day
Florida High School Convention @ St. Stephen Retreat Center | Titusville | Florida | United States
Boys Convention will take place the following week: July 17th to July 20. For more information: https://www.suscopts.org/
St. Mark's Serbian Orthodox Youth Soccer Camp: OH @ Saint Mark's Serbian Orthodox Camp  | Sheffield | Ohio | United States
St. Mark’s is a fun and exciting place to develop a deeper devotion to the Serbian Orthodox Church, its faith, canons, and worship while meeting new people and sharing new experiences. Soccer Camp – July 13th – Cedar Point International Champions Cup Soccer Game – Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint Germain – Columbus, OH For more information: http://www.saintmarkscamp.org/
Summer Sacred Music Institute and Youth Music Ministry: PA
Theme: Liturgy – The Work of the People Keynote speaker: His Grace Bishop ANTHONY Package Selection:  All ATTENDEE PACKAGES and PRESENTER PACKAGES begin with Dinner on Wednesday, July 13th at 5:00 pm and ends with Brunch on Sunday, July 17th at 11:00am.  While we encourage everyone to attend the entire conference, we understand that it may not be feasible and have put together the following options in order to accommodate everyone who is interested in attending.  Price will vary based on the length of stay and occupancy selected. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/music/sacred-music-institute      
Third Annual Small Parish Forum: Canton, OH @ Holy Assumption Orthodox Church  | Canton | Ohio | United States
The Forum will focus on specific parish situations common to the numerous “small” parishes throughout the Orthodox Church in America and other jurisdictions. Workshops and presentations will explore ways to assist parishes with memberships of 75 or fewer souls to achieve stability, build a positive self-image, and accept their calling to live a life in Christ without necessarily becoming “big.” For more information: http://domoca.org/news_160218_2.html) or (http://oca.org/news/headline-news/canton-oh-site-of-third-small-parish-forum-july-14-16
Tiffany Icon Windows Exhibit: Clinton, MA @ The Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
“In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows” “Angels Representing Seven Churches,” the central element of this exhibit, are a set of free-standing, eight-foot tall, windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1902 at Tiffany Studios in New York City. Originally commissioned for a church in Cincinnati, the seven windows depict angels which are almost life-size, illustrating passages from the Bible’s Book of Revelation. Although they form a set, each angel, named according to their Biblical reference, has different characteristics—and their own personality—depicted in glass through the artistry of Tiffany Studio.  On view July 14 through October 16, 2016 For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/
Jul 17 – Jul 23 all-day
Diocesan Camp: Mercer, PA @ Camp Nazareth | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
2016 for the Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries For more information: http://www.campnazareth.org/
Ukrainian Summer Immersion: Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ Mohyla Institute  | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada
The St. Petro Mohyla Institute Board of Directors & Executive Director are thrilled to announce the esteemed Ukrainian Summer Immersion, Cultural & Language Camp which will be offered again in 2016. The Program will be a five week long camp consisting of formal language instruction with a focus on Ukrainian culture and leadership training. At the end of the five weeks, each student will receive a credit in Ukrainian 10, 20 or 30. For more information: http://www.mohylainstitute.ca/summerschool.html  
8th Pilgrimage to Holy Places of Russia 2016
A pilgrimage to holy places in Russia is being organized from July 20 to August 6, 2016. The group will be led by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. The pilgrimage route includes a visit to holy places in the following locations: Moscow, Kazan’, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaysk. For more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6618bb811d31f972f0367f6c4/files/%D0%A0%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BF_EN.pdf
90th Annual FOCA National Convention: Chicago, IL @ Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
We are the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, an official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and our mission is to proclaim, share and reveal our Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1647632148802738/  or
90th FOCA National Convention: Chicago, IL @ Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel  | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
The local Chicago Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) chapters invite you to join us for the 90th FOCA National Convention. We are planning a spectacular weekend! For more information: http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/upcomingconvention.html
East Coast Coptic Youth Committee Annual College Retreat: PA @ University of Scranton | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States
Our Anticipated Guest: His Grace Bishop Thomas For more information: https://www.eccyc.org/college/#!prettyPhoto
Jul 24 @ 5:58 pm – Jul 30 @ 6:58 pm
St. Nicholas Summer Camp: TN @ Camp NaCoMe | Pleasantville | Tennessee | United States
 For children 8 years old (or entering 3rd grade in Fall 2016) – 18 years old (or will be graduating High School in Spring 2016). Each year, the youth of our Metropolis join for faith, fun and fellowship in an Orthodox Christian environment. This rapidly growing program, held at NaCoMe Camp and Conference Center near Centerville, TN, provides an assortment of activities for its campers. From Orthodox Life sessions, to archery and canoeing, campers will meet new friends, have lots of fun, and learn about their Orthodox Christian Faith. Please feel free to look through our entire web site and keep updated on our daily activities. For more information: http://www.southerncamp.com/
East Coast Coptic Youth Committee - High School Girls Retreat @ University of Scranton | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States
Topic: Chosen Our Anticipated Guest: His Grace Bishop Thomas Bible Competition Topic: Ruth For more information: https://www.eccyc.org/hs-girls/
Jul 25 – Jul 30 all-day
This year’s workshop is a six-day iconography course. Prosopon teacher, Dmitri Andreyev, will again be coming to teach. Food and lodging are not provided, but, asalways, we are willing to help you find suitable accommodations and will have a“limited” supply of rooms available with parishioners of Annunciation parish. For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/pdf/Oregon2016.pdf
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
37th Diocesan Assembly: NC @ Wilmington | North Carolina | United States
Guest Speaker: Sr. Vassa For more information http://dosoca.org/ or http://dosoca.org/files/2016Assembly/Bulletin-Insert—DOS-ASSEMBLY-2016.pdf
East Coast Coptic Youth Committee - High School Boys Retreat @ University of Scranton | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States
Topic: Purpose Our Anticipated Guest: His Grace Bishop Thomas    
Hosted by:Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Coatesville, PA Convention Information: www.HolyGhostUOC.org/2016
SOUTHEASTERN FEDERATION OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHOIRS AND MUSICIANS Conference: Boca Raton, FL
 The 40th Ruby Anniversary Choir Conference of THE SOUTHEASTERN FEDERATION OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHOIRS AND MUSICIANS will be entitled “Be Filled with the Spirit…Making Melody to the Lord with all your Heart Ephesians 5: 8-19 For more information: http://sfgocm.goarch.org/assets/files/2016ChoirConfRegPacketUpdated.pdf
Theme: “The Dormition & Transfiguration Services”” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annus-est-christus-seminars-series-one-tickets-19317783009
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm
Iconography Workshop: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
The Museum of Russian Icons has the honor of hosting the renowned Prosopon School of Iconology for an intensive six-day course on icon writing. Under the guidance of Vladislav Andrejev, students will study the techniques of painting icons, including transferring the image, applying gold leaf, mixing pigments, using the “floating” egg tempera technique, and lettering in the traditional style. Students will use natural materials and the traditional multi-step process to paint their own icons of Archangel Michael. Previous students can make special arrangements with the instructor to paint another subject for their icon workshop. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to iconology, iconic symbolism, and the theological and philosophical basis of each step. No previous artistic experience is required. For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm
These interactive classes teach various aspects of the icon to children at least 7 years of age and up. Activities range from demonstration, interactive discussions, story time and making an icon themselves (Guardian angel), which they will work on everyday of the camp. The individual lessons are: Lesson 1-What is an Icon Lesson 2-Icon Symbols and their Meaning Lesson 3-A look at Pigments and How to Make Paints and Gesso (demo) Lesson 4-Russian Fairy Tales and the Icon: The Tale of St George (storybook) Lesson 5-How to Read an Icon: A Look at Rublev’s Trinity Icon.   Cost: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/courses/gr
24th International Medieval Congress (2017), Call for Papers
How to Propose a Session The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2017. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. The thematic strand for the 2017 IMC is “Otherness.” See the IMC Call for Papers for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion. Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2016. For more information: http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/24th-international-medieval-congress