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The Faculty and seminarians of our St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary are grateful for your financial support throughout the year and we hope that you join us for the inaugural “Christmas at the Seminary”. This event is open for the whole family. There will be drop-in Christmas-themed activities, ornament making and cookie decorating for the entire family. Light refreshments will also be served.
You will have the opportunity on that Saturday to meet the current student body and also tour the Seminary and Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel and learn about the 300+ year-old building and the repairs which took place over the past year.
For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/
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St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir will present a concert of hymns from the Orthodox Church’s Vigil and Divine Liturgy for Christmas. Hymns will be sung in Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in English. The concert will end with traditional hymns and carols from Eastern Slavic countries and regions.
Each year during Christmas Break, Orthodox Christian Fellowship College Conference hosts hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, education, and prayer.
College Conference 2016 Locations
East: Antiochian Village – Boliver, Pennsylvania
Midwest: St. Iakovos Retreat Center – Kansasville, Wisconsin
West: St. Nicholas Ranch – Dunlap, California
For more information: http://www.ocf.net/programs/calendar/
We will take a look at what it means to be an Orthodox Christian in the technological world we live in. Matushka Ann Lardas will share a talk on “Curating the Thoughts You Share.” She is an author, substitute teacher and choir director at St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, Connecticut. Misha Moibenko will speak “On College, Keeping the Faith, and How I Almost Lost Mine.” A recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering, he works for Ghost Lab Design and is a long-time camper/counselor at ORPR. We are pleased that Fr. George Lardas will also share his thoughts on “Orthodoxy and Science.” The conference will conclude with a hierarchical liturgy served by His Grace, Archbishop Peter. The conference is for college and high school youth age 14 and older.
“The Orthodox Witness in a Technological World” is this year’s theme. This conference is for youth 14 years of age and older. For more information: http://chicagodiocese.org/
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
The Winter Break is just around the corner. What are your plans? Chatting on Facebook? Texting to see what to do? Sleeping in? Shopping ’til you drop’? Well, did you hear about the Way, Truth & Life High School Girls Convention at the Southern Diocese’s own St. Stephen Christian Retreat & Conference Center in Titusville, Florida?
Make your plans to come and enjoy good times and make great memories with our amazing guest speakers, our diocese priests and lots of incredible youth from all over the Southern Diocese.
For more information: http://wtlhsgirls.suscopts.org/
Agenda: “The Constitution, Religious Freedom, and the Right to Exclude Customers”
Bob Levy is a constitutional lawyer and chairman of the board at the Cato Institute, a prominent libertarian think tank in Washington, DC. Bob will discuss the differences between liberals and conservatives in the way they understand and apply the Constitution. This topic is especially timely with the likely appointment of new justices to the Supreme Court. Bob will then tackle an issue that’s been front-and-center in the news and the courts: Do private businesses — for religious or other constitutional reasons — have a right to deny services to their clientele? Following the talk, we’ll have time for questions from the audience.
For more information: http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/
Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Winter Retreat in Lake Tahoe!
This retreat is open to all Orthodox College Students and Young Professionals. RETREAT SPEAKER: Christian Gonzalez from the Archdiocese Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries.
For more information: http://www.youth.sanfran.goarch.org/
This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors on Skid Row in Los Angeles, CA. Junior High, High School, and College Students. We will stay and serve at the Fred Jordan Mission: www.fjm.org. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday. Pick up will be at the Cathedral.
For more information:http://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/
Hailed by critics as a “thinking” musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. He will play works by Scarlatti, Liszt, Wagner, W. F. Bach, and Schumann, as well as selections for prepared piano by John Cage.
If you wish to subscribe to the Friends of Music, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-339-6436. Performances take place Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Please note that this concert will take place in the Music Room of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
The Seamless Garment: Towards a Unified Model of Ministry
Every year, one of the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions hosts a Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Y2AM will host the 2017 conference.
We are planning on hosting the 2017 Conference in Austin, TX from January 26-28. On January 25th we plan on hosting meetings for the various Orthodox jurisdictional youth and young adult ministry directors, as a means to facilitate greater communication and collaboration. To streamline these pre-meetings, they will be reserved exclusively for the jurisdictional directors.
We hope to see you there!
For more information: http://orthodoxycc.org/
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West: The Seminar is open to all priests, deacons, subdeacons and readers from parishes within the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West. Others who wish to attend may only do so after receiving the blessing from His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH. That blessing should be obtained before registration as there will be no refunds given.
Speaker: Archimandrite Jack Khalil, Abbot of Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery
Theme: “Saints of Antioch: Past, Present, Future”
Register Online: http://antiochianladiocese.org/seminarregistration.html
Holy Fools to Wonder Workers will feature 30 icons from the Museum’s collection that are not regularly on view. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to explore different types of saints celebrated by the Orthodox Church, from Prophets of the Old Testament to the Monastics living in rural Russia. Popular saints such as Nicholas and George will be shown alongside those who are lesser known but equally fascinating figures. There is Simeon the Stylite, who lived for many years atop a pillar, and Saint Mary of Egypt, a repentant sinner who lived alone in the deserts of Egypt.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/
These two important Imperial Presentation icons by Faberge and Kurliukov, were created as gifts for the 1908 wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Younger (1890-1958) to Prince Willem of Sweden, Duke of Sodermanland.
The “Feodorovskaya Mother of God” by Faberge, was a gift from the St. Petersburg Nobility Assembly, and an icon of the “Image Made Without Hands” by Kurliukov in the pan-Slavic style, was a gift from the Moscow Merchants’ Association.
These two icons represent the differences in style and political intentions of the two groups of donors. Gifts to Russian Grand Duchesses were known for their extravagance.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/
Holy Trinity Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017, and will host a free public lecture tracing its roots”. Titled “The Russian Church on the Hill: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church’s Immigrant Roots 1917-2017,” the lecture will highlight the early days of Orthodox Christianity in the Kansas City area and trace its development since the parish’s establishment 100 years ago.
Speakers include: Victoria Sherry, who directed the Heartland Orthodox Museum, Topeka, KS from 2001 to 2004 and author of a number of works recounting the state’s Russian, Serbian, Greek and Lebanese communities, who will speak on “The History of Orthodoxy in Kansas City.” Vera Konova Brown, Ph.D., a Russian heritage scholar and iconographer who is directing two grant-funded projects on the history of Holy Trinity Church, will outline the early history of the community, while Victoria Jones, a long-time member of Holy Trinity Church, teacher and religious educator, will speak about the transformation of the parish since the 1970s. Additional information is available on Holy Trinity Church’s Facebook Page.
For more information: http://domoca.org/news_170103_3.html
The Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, and the Clergy Brotherhood of the S.O.C., welcome and encourage all Clergy and Laity, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, to attend the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute.
Rev. Fr. Vasileios Thermos, M.D., Ph.D. is a priest of the Church of Greece. Together with his priestly ministry in Athens, he is a practicing psychiatrist, and is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Psychology at the University Ecclesiastical Academy in Athens. The author of many books and articles, he has offers spiritually provocative and clinically informed programs and retreats in Greece, the United States, Albania, and Cyprus. His insights into the fields of theology and psychology are combined with a strong undercurrent in psychoanalytic thought.
Upon successful completion, and full course participation, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute, recognizing their continuing education in Orthodox theory and practice.?
For more information: https://institute.eventgrid.com/
Come join us for the Winter/Spring session of our Cooperative Catechism, ‘Introduction to Orthodoxy’ classes. Texts used in class include: Introducing the Orthodox Church by Coniaris, The Orthodox Church by Ware, The Orthodox Way by Ware, The Faith by Carlton.
For more information: http://www.meocca.org/event_info/cooperative_catechism9.htm
Come join us for Basics of Orthodox Christianity/ Explore the Ancient Faith series of classes. For a schedule of classes go to: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Basics-of-Orthodoxy.pdf
ABOUT THE COURSE: This course will be taught in the Traditional method using egg tempera. There will be no gilding in this course. It is designed for those who have painted an icon previously, and will be finished in time for Holy Week, when the icon can be used to celebrate the Bridegroom Matins. Due to time constraints there will be no gilding. Classes will be six hours each day (except Sunday), including a lunch break. Please bring your own lunch (or you can buy it at near-by café’s). We will be discussing the historical development and meaning of this icon during the class, as well as hearing some of the hymnography from the Bridegroom Matins.
For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/
For more information: http://www.ocf.net/real-break-2017/
Priceless archaeological treasure surfaces after storm in Crete, Greece! Georgia State University (GSU) Center for Hellenic Studies is proud to sponsor a series of lectures in celebration of the art and archaeology of the remarkable Greek island of Crete.
The Center will host an afternoon lecture series dedicated to an exciting new exploration of the Asphendou cave paintings from southwest Crete. There is every reason to suspect that these petroglyphs represent the oldest visual art ever seen in Greece, and this will be the first-ever public presentation of this material to the general public. We are both grateful and excited that our speakers have agreed to share this material with us.
The program will be held in the Troy Moore Library on the 23rd floor at 25 Park Place (the old Sun Trust Building). It will include:
2:00pm: Reception and greetings
Sarah C. Murray, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
“Light in Dark Places: Photography, Advanced Imaging and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Georgia State University
“Images in the Cave: Philosophical and Anthropological Reflections on Cave Art”
4:00: Coffee Break
Thomas F. Strasser, Providence College
“The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Crete”
We look forward to seeing you there!