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Dec
27
Tue
2016
OCF College Conference 2016
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day
OCF College Conference 2016 @ Varied Sites

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/

 

Saint Herman’s West Youth Conference: MI
Dec 27 – Dec 31 all-day

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.

For more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOf23ySINUOccLnY6FcYBEXBAn3y6q2TYj7NmEEezpY-98LQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

St. Herman’s Youth Retreat and Conference 2016 : Lake Odessa, MI
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day

“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!

 

WTL High School Girls Convention: Titusville, FL
Dec 27 – Dec 31 all-day

 

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/

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Pan Orthodox Epiphany Celebration: West Palm Beach, FL
Jan 7 all-day
Jan
10
Tue
2017
Christian Rights and Freedom Conference Lecture: Naples, FL
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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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/

Jan
13
Fri
2017
Young Adult Winter Retreat 2017
Jan 13 – Jan 16 all-day

Young Adult Winter Retreat 2017

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/

YES LA SKID ROW
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm

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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/

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Arabian Nights: Young Professionals Syrian Crisis Relief Gala: Houston TX
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Jan
22
Sun
2017
Pedja Muzijevic Piano Concert: Washington, DC
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 concerts@doaks.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.

Jan
26
Thu
2017
2017 Youth and Camp Workers Conference: Austin, TX
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day
2017 Youth and Camp Workers Conference: Austin, TX @ Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church  | Austin | Texas | United States

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/

Feb
6
Mon
2017
Nineteenth Annual Clergy Seminar: Alhambra, CA
Feb 6 – Feb 9 all-day

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

 

 

Feb
8
Wed
2017
Holy Fools to Wonder Workers Icon Exhibition: Clinton, MA
Feb 8 – Feb 26 all-day

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/

Two Imperial Icons Exhibit: Clinton, MA
Feb 8 – May 14 all-day
Two Imperial Icons Exhibit: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

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/

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Public Lecture: Overland, KS
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Lecture: Overland, KS @ Holy Trinity Church | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

 

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

 

Feb
13
Mon
2017
Sts Sebastian and Mardalije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day
Sts Sebastian and Mardalije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA @  St. George Serbian Orthodox Church | San Diego | California | United States

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/

INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY: St. Paul, MN
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

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

Prayer Group: South Bound Brook, NJ
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
Prayer Group: South Bound Brook, NJ

Let us pray as one family in Christ for our children and parents.

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

Feb
15
Wed
2017
Explore the Ancient Faith Classes: Beaverton, OR
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 8:30 pm
Explore  the Ancient Faith Classes: Beaverton, OR @ St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church 503 | Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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

Feb
16
Thu
2017
2017 Iconography Course for Lent: Washington, DC
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day

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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/

Feb
17
Fri
2017
Real Break 2017 Schedule
Feb 17 – Mar 25 all-day
Georgia State University Hellenic Art and Archeology Lecture Series
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Georgia State University Hellenic Art and Archeology Lecture Series @ Georgia State University | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

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

PANELISTS
2:30pm:
Sarah C. Murray, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
“Light in Dark Places: Photography, Advanced Imaging and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”

3:15pm:
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Georgia State University
“Images in the Cave: Philosophical and Anthropological Reflections on Cave Art”

4:00: Coffee Break

KEYNOTE LECTURE
4:30pm:
Thomas F. Strasser, Providence College
“The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Crete”

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information: http://hellenicstudies.gsu.edu/2017/01/30/priceless-archaeological-treasure-surfaces-storm-crete-greece/

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Film Event, Andrei Rublev: Clinton, MA
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film Event, Andrei Rublev: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

Known as the best art-house film of all time, and immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, Andrei Rublev has existed only in shortened, censored versions until the Criterion Collection created this complete 205-minute director’s cut special edition. Not suitable for anyone under 17.

The program will include a brief overview of the film’s historical context, a 30 minute intermission, and an informal discussion with complimentary refreshments after the film.

Saturday, February 18, 12:00–5:00PM, Snow date: Saturday, February 25
Advance ticket purchase suggested. Call 978.598.5000 x121
Running time 3 hours, 45 minutes. Russian with English subtitles.
Not suitable for anyone under 17.

For more information:http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/calendar/

Women’s Inspirational Prayer Luncheon: Staten Island, NY
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women's Inspirational Prayer Luncheon: Staten Island, NY @ Notre Dame Academy   | New York | United States

Please join us at our first Women’s Inspirational Prayer Luncheon. This will be a time of spiritual refreshing and renewal through Prayer, Worship, Praise Dancing, and Fellowship. As we worship Christ in the beauty of holiness we are expecting to have amazing encounters in His presence. We definitely won’t let you leave without a dynamic Preached Word that is sure to encourage and edify each of us to continue to shine brightly for Christ.

We dohope to see you there…you don’t want to miss what God will do in our midst.

We look forward to worshiping our Great God with all of you!

Check out our Facebook page – Inspirational Wednesday Prayer call . Dial in every Wednesday at 5:30 AM. Dial 641-715-3580, PIN 512280#

Feb
19
Sun
2017
James C. Rouman Adult Lecture Series: Hartford, CT
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecturer: V. Rev. Arch. Maximos Constas, PhD who is a Senior Research Scholar, Hellenic College/Holy Cross)

Theme: THE LENTEN PRAYER OF ST. EPHRAIM THE SYRIAN

For more information: http://stgeorgecathedral.org/news/2016-lecture-series

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Christian Rights and Freedom Institute: Naples, FL
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Christian Rights and Freedom Institute: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine Parish Hall  | Naples | Florida | United States

The Naples-based Christian Rights and Freedom Institute announces the next event in its series of lectures, films, and panel discussions for the 2016-17 Season.  On Tuesday, February 21 Dr. George E. Demacopoulos, Professor of Theology at Fordham University will speak on “The Role of Hellenism & Early Christianity in the Quest for Religious Liberty”. The lecture will be followed by a brief question & answer period.

For further subscription and program information, please visit www.christianrightsandfreedom.org

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Moleben for Life: Indianapolis, IN
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will have our monthly Moleben for Life. Please invite family and friends to pray with us in upholding the sanctity of life.  Follow us on our facebook page for more updates. Thank you!

For more information:  https://oclifeindy.org/

 

Lecture: Identifying The Enemy-Radical Islamist Terror: Naples, FL
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lecture: Identifying The Enemy-Radical Islamist Terror: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church | Naples | Florida | United States

Agenda: “Identifying The Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror”

Speaker: Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

This is a special extra event, jointly sponsored with The Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County which will take place at Temple Shalom. (A separate $15 entry fee applies). DR. Jasser heads this American think tank which is built on the premise of advocating for the principles of the U.S. Constitution, liberty and freedom through the separation of mosque and state. A devout American Muslim, Jasser is a Commissioner on the congressionally appointed U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He is an ardent activist for universal human rights and against the global movement of political Islam (Islamism) that holds Muslims around the world under the thumb of theocratic regimes.

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

 

 

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Veneration of Myrrh Streaming Icon:Somerset, NJ
Feb 25 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Veneration of Myrrh Streaming Icon:Somerset, NJ @ St. Andrew Ukranian Orthodox Memorial Church | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

Please join us in welcoming and venerating the miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos the Tender Heart, from Taylor, PA.  Welcoming and Liturgy.

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

Mar
1
Wed
2017
16th Annual Lenten Lecture Series: St. Paul, MN
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:45 pm
The evenings will begin at 6:00PM with a Lenten Service.  At 7:30 a Lenten Community Meal will be provided by individuals, family, ministry, committee, or any group encouraged to do so.  The Lectures will be given at

8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies  and FRIDAYS’  THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.

Speakers will vary for the lecture series.
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