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Mar
5
Sun
2017
Triumph of Orthodoxy Vesper Service:Cicero, IL
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Triumph of Orthodoxy Vesper Service:Cicero, IL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Cicero | Illinois | United States

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/

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Greek Orthodox Metropolis March Meetings Schedule: SE United States
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios will be traveling to each of our Metropolis Conferences during the month of March to meet with clergy, parish leaders, and parishioners. He and His Metropolis co-workers will share updates on our Metropolis ministries, including our Strategic Plan. Those present will be invited to engage in dialogue  following presentations, ask questions, and exchange updates and resources to support our parishes and Metropolis ministries.

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

For more information: http://www.atlmetropolis.org/documents/2017/1/Save%20the%20Date%20for%20Metropolis%20March%20Meetings%20with%20Metropolitan%20Alexios.pdf

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Lecture – “HAJJI MAMA”: Bronx, NY
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“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.

 

Mar
10
Fri
2017
2017 St. Gregory Palamas Retreat: St. Paul, MN
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day

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”

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Lenten Retreat: Calistoga, CA
Mar 11 all-day
Lenten Retreat: Calistoga, CA @ Holy Assumption Monastery | Calistoga | California | United States

 

 

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/

Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Jackson, CA
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Jackson, CA @ Two sites in Jackson and Sacremento, CA | California | United States

‘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: Clinton, MA
Mar 11 – May 21 all-day
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

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/

Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Palos Park, IL
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Palos Park, IL @ Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church | Palos Park | Illinois | United States

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

 

 

Mar
12
Sun
2017
Sunday Evening Lenten Vesper Services: Chicago Area
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 9:00 pm
Sunday Evening Lenten Vesper Services: Chicago Area

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

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Prospective Student Open House: Yonkers, NY
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day
Prospective Student Open House: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir’s Seminary Campus | Yonkers | New York | United States

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

Mar
17
Fri
2017
College/Young Adult Retreat: PA
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
College/Young Adult Retreat: PA @  Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States

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.

Download Promotional Poster Here (PDF Format)

 
March 17-19 2017

http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry/acryn-e/local-acry-news/

 

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Moleben at Planned Parenthood and 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign: Indianapolis, IN
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Moleben at Planned Parenthood and 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign: Indianapolis, IN @ Planned Parenthood | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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/

25th Anniversary IOCC Awareness Dinner: Denver, CO
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
25th Anniversary IOCC Awareness Dinner: Denver, CO @ Assumption ot the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Denver | Colorado | United States

Keynote Speaker: Constantine Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO

For more information:  https://www.iocc.org/

Mar
19
Sun
2017
LENTEN VESPERS & Reception: St. Paul, MN
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For more information: http://www.meocca.org/

Mar
23
Thu
2017
The Society for Late Antiquity Twelfth Biennial Conference: New Haven, CT
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all-day
The Society for Late Antiquity Twelfth Biennial Conference: New Haven, CT @ Yale University,Linsly-Chittenden Hall  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

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

Christian Rights and Freedom Presentation: Naples, FL
Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Agenda: Are Christian Values Lost in Today’s Educational Environment?

Presentation by Jennifer Marshall, Vice President, The Heritage Foundation.

For more information: http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/

Mar
24
Fri
2017
OCF WorkDaze Spring Retreat: SC
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day
OCF WorkDaze Spring Retreat: SC @ Diakonia Center | Salem | South Carolina | United States

OCF STUDENTS – Our Spring Weekend Retreat for our College Students where we combine fundamentals of our faith, with fun and fellowship!

For more information: http://www.atlmetropolis.org/

Mar
25
Sat
2017
2017 ACROD Schedule of Annual Lenten Retreats
Mar 25 – Apr 1 all-day
2017 ACROD Schedule of Annual Lenten Retreats @ Varied Sites

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/   

http://www.acrod.org/news/2017/2017-lenten-retreats

 

Mar
26
Sun
2017
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Vesper Services: Detroit, MI
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Vesper Services: Detroit, MI @ Varied

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

 

 

 

 

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Lecture Events Series 2017: Greece
Mar 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Lecture Events Series 2017: Greece @ Varied | Greece

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

Lecture, and Exhibit of Reunited: “Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece”: Portland, OR
Mar 28 – Jul 9 all-day
Lecture, and Exhibit of Reunited: “Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece”:  Portland, OR @ Portland Museum of Art    | Portland | Maine | United States

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.

On April 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.

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/

 

Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: San Juan, Argentina
Mar 28 – Mar 31 all-day
Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: San Juan, Argentina @ San Juan | San Juan Province | Argentina

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/

Mar
29
Wed
2017
2017 Journey to Marriage Classes, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
30
Thu
2017
Cappella Romana Performances: Portland, OR
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
Cappella Romana Performances: Portland, OR @ Varied

Cappella Romana will perform music from Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy in the Slavic Tradition.

Seattle
Friday 31 March, 7:30pm
St. James Cathedral

Portland
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/

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Lenten Retreat: Dunlap, CA
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day
Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Lenten Retreat: Dunlap, CA @ Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center   | Dunlap | California | United States

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

Cultural Heritage Across the Christian East Symposium: Cambridge, MA
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Cultural Heritage Across the Christian East Symposium: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

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

Seating is limited. Registration is suggested.
MORE INFORMATION | REGISTER

For more information: http://maryjahariscenter.org/events/cultural-heritage-across-the-christian-east

2017 GOYA Lenten Retreat: SC
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm
2017 GOYA Lenten Retreat: SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center | Salem | South Carolina | United States
Let us Attend!  Weekend begins at 7:00pm with Lenten Dinner.

 

 

Apr
1
Sat
2017
2017 St. Mary’s Fellowship Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat: Brooklyn, NY
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-st-marys-fellowship-annual-pan-orthodox-lenten-retreat-tickets-30994579622

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Syrian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service: Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Syrian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service: Pittsburgh, PA @ St nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Net proceeds will benefit IOCC’s Syrian Relief Fund.  Led by our Beloved Heirarchs.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Lecture: NY
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: NY @ Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus | O’Hare Special Collections Room | Walsh Library 4th Floor |  | New York | United States

“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

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