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Come join us for this event sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago
Homilist: Fr. Josiah Trenham
Responses Offered by: Pan -Orthodox Choir of Greater Chicago, Gordana Turbuhovich, Director
For more information: http://www.chicagosynergy.org/
Host Cities & Dates
March 7, Jacksonville, FL
March 8, Orlando, FL
March 9, Boca Raton, FL
March 10, Clearwater, FL
March 11, Mobile, AL
March 12, Birmingham, AL
March 19, Atlanta, GA
March 20, Greenville, SC
March 21, Greensboro, NC
March 22, Charlotte, NC
March 23, Florence, SC
“HAJJI MAMA” OR THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY HAJJ TO JERUSALEM
A lecture by Valentina Izmirlieva, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University
Respondents: Fordham professors Sarit Kattan Gribetz (theology) and Ebru Turan (history)
From the 17th to 19th centuries, in the European part of the Ottoman Empire, some Orthodox Christians modeled their pilgrimage to Jerusalem on the Muslim hajj to Mecca. They even called themselves hajjis, using an Islam ichonorific, but insisted on the Christian ethos of their quest.This lecture will show how the Orthodox “hajj” emerged within Muslim Ottoman culture as a Christian family project and as a surprising vehicle for female empowerment.
Note: ROSE HILL CAMPUS | FORDHAM UNIVERSITY | BRONX, NY
Registration requested: fordham.edu/orthodoxy/
This lecture appears courtesy of the institutional partnership between the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and the Black Sea Networks Initiative of Columbia University.
St. Gregory Palamas Festival of Light Lenten Retreat will feature Rev. Barnabas Powell as the guest speaker. The topic is: “Normal-Orthodox Healthy Church, Knowing the True Faith in Order to Practice it Truly”
We are happy to announce our next retreat .
Title of the retreat: “The Divine Scriptures of the Orthodox Church: Reading the Bible as an Orthodox Christian”
Speaker: Fr. Philip Tolbert, an archpriest in the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada & Australia (Bulgarian Patriarchate) who is also the National Director of the Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate (Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries).
For more information: http://holyassumptionmonastery.com/
‘Living the Faith in our Daily Lives’ is a two day Pan-Orthodox Retreat with featuring author and podcaster Elissa Bjeletich. The topics are: ON MARRIAGE, PARENTING AND CAREGIVING, AND CREATING AN ORTHODOX HOME IN AMERICA.
This event takes place in two locations, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday March 11 & 12, 2017.
For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Jackson%20Lenten%20Retreat%202017.pdf
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS
Exhibit Runs: March 11 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception & Symposium: March 18, 2:00-6:00PM
This exhibit will explore Mary’s life as portrayed in icons; how her relationship with her Son has defined her; and how the Russian people have viewed her complex role in salvation.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/
Mother Gabriella of the Orthodox Church in America’s Holy Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI will be the guest speaker. Open to teens and adults, Mother Gabriella will explore the topic of “Spiritual Growth and the Virtues” in two separate presentations.
Babysitting will be available for children at least five years of age for a nominal fee of $10.00 per child. Register on-line at: http://domoca.org/news_170224_3.html
The Chicago Deanery recently released its schedule of Sunday evening Lenten Vesper Services, all of which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Brief homilies focusing on the “Psalms of Ascent” chanted at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be offered weekly. After each service, the faithful are invited to partake of a light lenten supper and fellowship.
For a Schedule of Services, dates, and locations: http://domoca.org/news_170224_2.html
Prospective Student Open House: Are you called to study at St. Vladimir’s Seminary?
To help you discern, we warmly welcome you to our campus Open House March 15–17, 2017, for an immersion experience into seminary life: attend chapel services and classes, meet the President and select faculty, share community meals, and spend time with seminarians and their families.
For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/prospective-student-open-house
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese are pleased to announce a co-sponsored retreat for College Students and Young Adults ages 18-35 entitled “Navigating Life Using Your Spiritual Compass”.
Keynote addresses will be made by Very Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich and Mr. Nick Lionas. The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation!
Online registration begins on February 1. If you ever struggle with “staying on track”, or if you ever feel like you don’t know where you’re headed in your life, then don’t miss out on this unique retreat! It will give you some great insight and tools to help you navigate even the roughest times. Register today!!
The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation! To register, click here.
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March 17-19 2017
On Saturday, March 18th 10-11 am, Orthodox clergy will serve a Moleben for Life at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis. Let us give a tiny portion of our weekend as our almsgiving to pray for the helpless unwanted unborn and mothers in crisis pregnancy this season of Lent.
Silent Vigil 9 am – 10 am
Moleben Service 10 am – 11 am
For more information: https://oclifeindy.org/
The Society for Late Antiquity announces that the Twelfth Biennial Conference on “Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity” will be held at Yale on the topic of ‘The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation’. The conference will be co-sponsored by the University of Groningen.
For more information: http://www.aiep-iaps.org/conferences
The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the retreats which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha.
Central Region: Saturday March 25, 2017 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Eastern Region: Saturday April 1, 2017 at St Francis Center For Renewal, Bethlehem, PA from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST).
Central Lenten Retreat: April 1, Niles, IL
For more information: http://www.acrod.org/
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) is sponsoring its annual series of Vespers services held on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. All services, conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit, will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments. An inter-Orthodox chorus will sing the responses.
The remaining two services in the series will be held on:
§ March 26, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 20500 Anglin St., Detroit; and § April 2, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 36075 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia.
Members of the public are invited to attend the services. A free-will offering collection will be taken at each service, the proceeds of which will go to help fund the ministries of the COCC.
For further information: http://www.coccdetroit.org/2017_2_20_cocclentenvespers.html
The 2017 Events Series will be devoted to “Societies in crisis: economy, politics, culture.” This year’s cycle will include 7 lectures that will begin on December 14, 2016 and continue through June 2017. Four lectures will take place in Nafplio, one in Argos, one in Ligourio and one in Thessaloniki.
These lectures will feature historical examples of economic, political or cultural crisis in societies established in the wider Greek world from antiquity to the present day. The timelessness of the topic and its various manifestations indicate that the “crisis” is a recurring, and yet ever-changing phenomenon of societies. Distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad will analyze aspects of this phenomenon, with the assistance of their respondents, and will help us thus understand its causes and historical perspectives.
For more information: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6545?menuId=274
A Joyous Lent to All! “Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” Opened at the Portland Art Museum. “Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active 1359–1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood.
This month, Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art; Samantha Springer, Conservator; and Jeanie Noto, Kress Interpretive Fellow will discuss Francescuccio Ghissi’s reunited St. John Altarpiece. The St. John Altarpiece features one panel from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, Resurrection of Drusiana, in its original altarpiece with panels from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
For more information: http://portlandartmuseum.org/event/midday-art-break-4-12-2017/
The Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: “The Discoveries of Manuscripts from Late Antiquity: Their Impact on Patristic Studies and the Contemporary World” and the First Meeting on Patristic Studies in Ibero-America:“Research Projects, Translations and Critical Editions” will take place.
For more information: http://www.congresodemanuscrito.com/
Go to website to see schedule of classes, costs. For more information: http://www.boston.goarch.org/assets/files/events/Marriage%20Preparation%20Seminars%20dates%202017.pdf
Cappella Romana will perform music from Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy in the Slavic Tradition.
Friday 31 March, 7:30pm
St. James Cathedral
Sunday 2 April, 3:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
You can contact us the old-fashioned way – by phone! We will be present here in the box office from 9am to 5pm, so please call if you have ticketing needs! Call: (503) 236-8202
For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/concert/russian-chant-revival/
Join Orthodox Young Adults from across the West Coast (and beyond) for a Lenten Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center. Young Adults from all Orthodox traditions are welcome to attend!
We will spend time having discussions and fellowship at the Ranch, enjoy an evening fireside chat down at the lake, as well as visit and help the Sisters at the Monastery with a work project.
For more information: http://sanfran.goarch.org/events/2017-young-adult-lenten-retreat/924
A symposium exploring the challenges of preserving the cultural heritage of the Christian East.
SPEAKERS: Allison E. Cuneo, American Schools of Oriental Research; Laurent Dissard, University College London; Karel C. Innemée, University of Amsterdam; Anton Pritula, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and The State Hermitage Museum
For more information: http://maryjahariscenter.org/events/cultural-heritage-across-the-christian-east
Slow To Anger: Anger is a very powerful emotion. Everyone deals with anger differently. We are all affected by it personally, and especially now, globally. In James 1: 19-20, we are taught My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
Join us as we explore the dynamics of this topic presented by father/daughter team Dr. John Dalack & Khouriyee Laila Ellias
Featuring Teen Breakout Session- “We are all Prodigal Sons and Daughters: Spiritual Direction for Teens and Young Adults.” Presented by Fr. Michael Ellias
“A Syriac Non-Orthodox View of Seventh-Century Events in the Near East”: Lecture by Muriel Debié,
Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies. She is a world-renowned expert in Syriac Studies, and particularly of Syriac historiography.
Syriac non-orthodox literature offers a different view of the seventh century from the one presented by Byzantine Orthodox and Islamic sources. Questioning the Sasanid and then Arab “conquests” as well as the “canonized” periodization, this lecture will share how the perspective of the seventh century offered by Syriac texts adds a different understanding of what we still perceive today as a turning point in the history of the region and the world.
This lecture is part of the Syriac Studies Series of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, with additional support provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theology of Fordham University.
Light refreshments provided. Registration requested: fordham.edu/orthodoxy