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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
“Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Byzantium”. Alicia Walker explores how Byzantine women’s bodies were put in dialogue with visual and textual portrayals of pagan goddesses and heroines, and how these practices changed in fundamental ways from the early to middle Byzantine eras.
For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/christian-bodies-pagan-images
Topic: EAST SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY IN THE MONGOL EMPIRE
Speaker: Mark Dickens, University of Alberta
A workshop for students focusing on East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop. For more information:
His Grace Irinej, bishop of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, will celebrate the “Slava” (Patron’s Saint’s Day) of St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church, North Canton, OH. The celebration is being hosted by the parish and is being coordinated by the parish rector, Priest Aleksa Pavichevich, with the blessing of Bishop Irinej. Proceeds from the Slava will benefit St. Vladimir’s Seminary, the alma mater of both Bishop Irinej and Fr. Aleksa.
The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m., with performances by the Gracinica Folklore Society Dancers and violinists Cornel and Anna Zotta. Both His Grace and Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be offering brief remarks during the banquet.
RSVP by April 23, 2017
For more information: www.svots.edu
A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.
An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.
A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.
A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.
Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html
For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY, QUEEN OF THE ANGELS BRIGHT SATURDAY: PAN-ORTHODOX CELEBRATION.
Responses sung by POYAC, Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Choir of Greater Los Angeles. Reception following the Services. Join us for the AKOLOUTHIA of our Sovereign Lady the Mother of God Queen of the Angels (Los Angeles).
For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Bright%20Saturday%20Flyer.pdf