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Mar25Monday: Mar 25 – Mar 29 (all day)
For more information: https://events.ocf.net/
Mar25Monday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Theme: “Sacraments III – Marriage and Monasticism”
Speaker: Fr. Andrew Morbey (Dean of St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in northeast Minneapolis. His degrees are in English (BA, MA, and PhD course work; Carleton University and University of Ottawa) and Theology (MDiv, ThM, and PhD course work; St Vladimir’s Seminary, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and at the University of Birmingham, UK). He taught various subjects in Theology at the University of St Paul in Ottawa, Canada 1998 – 2003 prior to moving to Minneapolis)
For more information: http://www.meocca.org/event_info/cooperative_catechism9.htm
Mar28Thursday: Mar 28 (all day)
The Thirty-Ninth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held at Yale University from October 31st through November 3rd. The conference is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Byzantine Studies, and is open to all, regardless of nationality or academic status. Paper proposals are being accepted through April 1st, and papers may be on any aspect of Byzantine Studies. For more information on the required format for paper abstracts and on how to submit your proposal, see the official call for papers.
The Byzantine Studies Conference was founded in 1975 (read a short history of the BSC). It is a venue for the presentation and discussion of papers embodying current research on all aspects of Byzantine history and culture. The BSC meets in October or November in a different city every year. Approximately 75 papers are presented and discussed in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend and may compete for prizes for the best papers. The BSC is also the occasion for the annual BSANA business meeting. BSANA is incorporated in the state of Florida.Categories: Organizations
Mar28Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association
One Thursday each month MEOCCA sponsors this Young Adult series which is: Socially Engaging. Intellectually Stimulating. Spiritually Challenging.
March Featured Speaker: Michael Lotti, “What is the Church? Images from the OT and NT”Categories: Meeting
Mar29Friday: Mar 29 – Mar 30 (all day)
Theme: “POVERTY and RICHES – The World’s View & The Church’s “Poor in Spirit” or “Spiritually Poor” – What’s the Difference?”
Speaker: Khouria Gigi Baba Shadid (of Houston, TX)
For more information, click on link: http://www.stgeorge-elpaso.org/
Mar29Friday: Mar 29 – Mar 31 (all day)
Theme: “Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality”
Lenten Retreat- reserve the date now! March 29-31 to hear world renowned author Dr. Kyriacos Markides who will speak on the theme: “Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality.” Dr. Markides has written several books including his latest, Inner River, and “Gifts of the Desert: The Forgotten Path of Christian Spirituality”, and “Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality.” Dr. Markides last spoke in the Twin Cities in 2008.
For more information: http://www.bulletin.goarch.org/ChurchBulletins/51/OtherNotes.html
Mar29Friday: 7:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Presenter for the Retreat is Father Josiah B. Trenham, and the topic is “The Power of our Church as a Hospital for the Soul”.
Father Josiah is an Orthodox Christian priest, pastor, author and lecturer. He is the pastor of St.
Andrew Orthodox Christian Church in Riverside, California, and an adjunct member of the
faculty of St. Katherine College in Encinitas, California.
The Schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 29th
7:00 p.m. – Salutations to the Theotokos followed by Session I. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 30th
9:00 a.m. – Orthros, followed by Session II, Lenten Lunch & Session III. Coffee and refreshments will be served after Orthros.
“Come Home” is a ministry of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Our goal is to bring people from the community together, to listen to inspirational speakers from all over the country that will help to fortify our faith, edify our relationship with others, and strengthen ourrelationship in God.
For more information: http://stjohngoc.org/node/140
Mar29Friday: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one.”
One of the most beautiful and yet difficult things in life is that of blending two lives into one this sacrament of marriage. Our Metropolis continues to provide Marriage Preparation Seminars which are offered in six locations throughout New England.
This four-hour marriage preparation course is offered at the Metropolis Center 8 times each year. The program has been developed and expanded to include instruction, couples activities, and group discussion on the nature of marriage, the struggles along the way, and strategies for preparing for this journey. Although many couples openly report that they are skeptical about spending a half day on their preparation for marriage, by the end of the semester, nearly all of them have reported learning a lot about marriage and appreciating the time spent as couples discussing the issues they will encounter once married. Most of the couples are Inter-faith, and many overwhelmed with the logistics of planning a wedding. In the midst of the pressures on their time, many would not take the time to talk about issues related to their marriage if it were not a requirement of our Metropolis. Please click on the websites for more information.
For more information: http://www.boston.goarch.org/news/marriage_preparation_seminars.html or the following for locations and times: http://www.boston.goarch.org/assets/files/Registry/1.15.13%20New%20Marriage%20Seminar%20Dates.pdf
Mar30Saturday: Mar 30 (all day)
Join the Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Fellowship (POYAF) this Lent for a day trip to St. Gregory Palamas Monastery in Perrysville, OH
When? Saturday, March 30th, 2013
What? Monastery visit with Divine Liturgy
Time? 7:45 am – meet at South Park Mall in Strongsville (Dillard’s parking lot facing Buca de Beppo) if interested in driving together
Events? Divine Liturgy at with Metropolitan Savas followed by a Lenten meal. Spend the day at the monastery in prayer and quiet reflection or reading. Vespers at 5 pm followed by evening meal. Note: If interested in going later, there is also a Vigil for the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas starting at 8 pm.
For more informationr: http://www.orthodoxcleveland.us/Categories: Pilgrimage & Tours
Mar3011th Annual Church Music Institute for all Choir Members, Priests, Directors, Youth Directors, Organists & Psaltai: MASaturday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
All Choir Members, Priests, Choir Directors, Youth Choir Directors, Organists and Psaltai of the Metropolis of Boston are encouraged to attend this meeting for musicians.
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and the Executive Board of the Metropolis of Boston Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians look forward to meeting with you!
Co-Sponsored by the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians through a grant by Leadership 100
For more information: http://www.boston.churchmusic.goarch.org/cmi.htmlCategories: Institute
Mar30Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Theme: “Does the Church have any Rules?”
Speaker: Fr. Patrick Viscuso
Religion is sometimes viewed as a private affair. The notion of being forced to follow a set of rules in one’s faith is a concept foreign to many Americans. Some even think that God is best found outside of “organized religion.” In our retreat, we will explore the Church’s canons and their meaning for today
For more information: http://www.saint-katherines.org/
Mar30Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sessions will be held at Christ the Savior Church, Chicago, and Saint Makarios Mission, Hyde Park, from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, December 1, 2012. The course will give special emphasis to the Pentateuch, Deuteronomic History, the Prophets from the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, and Persian periods, and Psalms, Wisdom, and Daniel.
Matushka Rebecca Luft and Mr. Eric Jobe, Ph.D. candidates and biblical scholars, will teach the course, the second in the program cycle. New as well as ongoing students are welcome.
March 2: Persian Period Prophets
March 16th Psalms/Wisdom/Daniel 1
March 30th Psalms/Wisdom/Daniel 2
To register or to obtain additional information, please contact Priest Elijah Mueller, Director, at 312-714-9775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer with a list of session dates is available here. For more information: http://www.midwestdiocese.org/news_121029_1.html
Mar31Sunday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Orthodox Christians in the Kansas City area will be gathering together for a series of Sunday evening Lenten Mission Services. Each service will be followed by a Lenten dinner. All services begin at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 18 — Clean Monday Retreat, St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church, 8100 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS. The retreat will be led by Fr. Makarios (Manos) of St. Katherine Monastery on Mt. Sinai, Egypt.
Sunday, March 24 — Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers, St. Basil the Great Antiochian Orthodox Church, 9302 Riverview Avenue, Kansas City, KS.
Sunday, March 31 — Vespers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (OCA), 11901 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS.
Sunday, April 7 — Vespers, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 11001 Greenwood Drive, Lenexa, KS.
Sunday, April 14 — Vespers, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 12001 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO.
Sunday, April 21 — Vespers, St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church (SOC), 3101 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO.
Mar31Sunday: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thousands of Orthodox books will be on display for all to browse and purchase for their library. The Celebration of Books is sponsored by the Metropolis of Chicago Religious Education Department. Daily hours are 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
On March 31, 2013, the Sunday of St Gregory Palamas, Dr. Christopher Veniamin will be the keynote speaker at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester IL, for their annual “Celebration of Books”. This week-long annual event is in its 29th year and is one of the more anticipated pan-orthodox gatherings in the Chicago area.
Dr. Christopher will also offer the sermon during the Sunday Liturgy, on St. Gregory Palamas, and also a presentation, entitled, “St Gregory Palamas and the Second Sunday of Great Lent“, which will be given following Great Compline later that same day.
Tuesday, April 2nd-Reverend Dr. John Chryssavgis-“Creation Care and the Spiritual Life: Transforming Perspectives and Practices”. Compline Service begins at 6:30 p.m and the presentation will begin around 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4th-Reverend Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos-“The Apocalypse: Message and Medium”. Compline Service begins at 6:30 p.m and the presentation will begin around 8:00 p.m.
For more informationr: http://www.stots.edu/news_130226_2.html
Mar31Sunday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Theme: “The Beatitudes as recorded by St. Luke”
Speaker: Fr. Elijah Mueller
Each service will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a sermon on the Beatitudes, as recorded by Saint Luke. A Lenten dinner and fellowship will follow each service.
For more informationr: http://www.midwestdiocese.org/news_130208_2.html
Mar31Sunday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the second service in its 2013 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services on March 31, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.
The Very Rev. Roman Star of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church, Redford, president of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit and spiritual advisor to the COCC, will preside at the service, assisted by other members of the Clergy Brotherhood.
The Most Rev. Justinian, archbishop of Naro-Fominsk and administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States, will attend the service.
The Rev. John Wehling of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Livonia will be the homilist.
The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit, conducted by Vickie Kopistiansky, artistic director, will sing during the service.
The general public as well as Orthodox Christians is invited to attend the service. Refreshments will be served afterward. All proceeds will be used for Orthodox Christian charities and COCC programs.
The COCC conducts its series of Vespers services annually during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The remaining three services this year will be on April 7 at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, St. Clair Shores; April 14 at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica, Detroit; and April 21 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit.
For more information contact: http://www.coccdetroit.com
Apr1Monday: Apr 1 – Apr 3 (all day)
For more information: http://www.eadiocese.org/en.index.htm
Apr1Monday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is our annual cycle of classes for parishioners, inquirers into the Orthodox Faith and the entire community. Everyone is welcome!
This series began February 13, 2013 and the first part of the series is over. On Mondays during Great Lent, we have Great Compline at 6:00 p.m., followed by 7:00 p.m. class. A specific schedule is usually available by January 1st of each year. You can also check the online parish calendar to see if classes have been scheduled.
The class topics are as follows:
Four Mondays at 7:00 PM
4/1 Veneration of the Theotokos and the Saints
4/8 Holy Mysteries I
4/15 Holy Mysteries II
4/22 Church Architecture & Iconography
Topic: “Veneration of the Theotokos and the Saints”
For more information: http://stjohngoc.org/node/140
Apr3Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Zedashe Ensemble is based in the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi, Eastern Georgia, which has been home to the Kiziqian wine growers and warriors since ancient times. Directed by Ketevan Mindorashvili, the current incarnation of the ensemble was founded in the mid 1990s to sing repertoire largely lost during the Communist era. Their repertoire consists of ancient three-part harmony chants from the Orthodox Christian liturgy, folk songs from the Kiziqian region as collected from village song-masters and old publications, and folk dances from the region.
For more information: http://www.meocca.org/event_info/schedule.htm#Categories: Concert
Apr4Thursday: 4:00 pm – 12:15 pm
The Antiochian Village Conference Center is hosting the St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference. Speakers include Fr. Andrew Damick, Elizabeth Johnson, Jane Meyer and more.
For helpful notes and pricing, speaker biographies and topics, workshop registration form reservation information, please see the Conference Center’s website at antiochianvillage.org.Categories: Conference
Apr4Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lenten Catechism Begins: Fr Joseph will begin an 8 week intensive Lenten Catechism class for those seeking to learn more about the Orthodox Christian Faith. Classes will be held every Thursday starting March 7.
Please contact Fr Joseph if you are interested in attending. Classes are in a sequence, so consistent attendance is recommended. No text is required, but bring a notepad and pencil!
For more informationr: http://orthodoxmiami.org/news_130225_3.htmlCategories: Catechism Classes
Apr5Friday: Apr 5 (all day)
Iconographer: Edward Beckett
The classes will be held on the second Saturday of each month beginning January 5, 2013. The first Icon will be Archangel Michael or Gabriel. Continuing students will write other appropriate Icons. The classes will cost $60 per Saturday. Your Icon will take approximately 8 classes to complete.
For more information:http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Apr5Friday: Apr 5 – Apr 7 (all day)
Theme: “Idolatry, Power & Identity: A Study of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians”
Speaker: Fr. Marc Boulos (Priest of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Mission, in Eagan, MN)
+OCF Groups from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Chicago
+Young Adults, age 18 to 25-ish
+Priests and leaders who work with
For more information: http://ocfgreatlakesmidwest.weebly.com/index.html
Apr5Friday: Apr 5 – Apr 7 (all day)
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Anthony, we are very excited to announce the 2nd Annual Midwest Young Adult Retreat to be held at the Maranatha Retreat Center in Muskegon, MI, on beautiful Lake Michigan. This year, we welcome Fr. Michael Nasser, the Pastor of Holy Apostles Mission in Bowling Green, KY, as our guest speaker for the weekend. Many of our young people remember him for his many years of service as the former Camp Director at the Antiochian Village and his mission work at Project Mexico. Fr. Michael is a dynamic speaker, whose talks will surely challenge and inspire us in the faith.
Maranatha is a beautiful retreat center with hotel-style accommodations, and is right on the lake. Lodging, meals, and the retreat will all take place at the retreat center. We hope to build on the success of last year’s Young Adult Retreat which was held in Livonia, MI, and was attended by 70 Young Adults from throughout our Diocese.
Please view the attached flyer (2 pages) and bulletin insert for more details about the weekend, and contact us if you have any questions. I ask that you please share this information with the Young Adults of your parish. The retreat is open to all college age, young professionals, and young adults (ages 18-40).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the committee members listed on the registration form.