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Intensive Romanian Reversed Glass Iconography Workshop: Washington, DC @ The Center for Byzantine Material Arts: The Monroe Arts Walk | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Instructors: Rodica Focseneanu & Christopher Cunningham.  (lecture Thursday night by Christopher Cunningham) This workshop is designed to give people basic knowledge of the reversed glass iconography in order to help them understand and appreciate this style. Each participant will complete an icon of the pattern provided, in the traditional technique of Romanian reversed glass iconography, using egg-tempera from pigments and gold leaf. For more information: or (
Fellowship Conference 2016: Oxford, ENG @ Ripon College Cuddesdon  | Cuddesdon | United Kingdom
Fellowship Conference 2016:” Beauty will save the World” For all conference and accommodation enquiries, please contact Gill Keeble-Childs on 01865 877479 or For further information:  
Young Professionals 2016 Conference: New Orleans @ New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We are delighted to inform you that with the blessing of Metropolitan JOSEPH, the NAC Fellowship of St. John the Divine will be hosting its second Archdiocesan Orthodox Young Professionals Conference (OYPC) this August in New Orleans, LA. Online Registration Closes August 15th, REGISTER Now For more information:
The Prosopon School in New York City Classes @ Prosporon School of Iconography, Soho New York  | New York | New York | United States
Highlights on Garments – Level I ( Comparative study of 3 Highlights, with special attention to the II Highlight). Takes place on Aug. 19-21 Iconographers:  Tatiana and Dmitri Berestov Highlights on Garments – Level II (Crystal Highlight), By Dmitry Andreyev. Takes place on Aug. 22-24 For more information:    or
St. Tikhon’s Monastery Women’s Retreat @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Pennsylvania | United States
Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, will be the keynote speaker at a retreat for women sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Education of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at the monastery. Father Sergius’ topic will be “Spirituality in Our Daily Lives.” Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the monastery church at 8:00 a.m., registration and a continental breakfast will be available. The first retreat session will begin at 10:00 a.m. The retreat will conclude at 2:30 p.m. A detailed schedule and registration forms are available on-line. For further information:
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church. Download Flier
Dante and the Visual Arts: a Summer Symposium at UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Museum @ Los Angeles | California | United States
The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to attend the Dante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium. The symposium, organized by CMRS and the journal Dante e l’Arte in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum, will take in Los Angeles with sessions at UCLA and at the Getty Center. For more information:
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church. RSVP by August 22, 2016 Download Flier
Institute of Sacred Music - Choral Auditions, Yale University @  Leigh Hall (LGH)  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Audition Information Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all listed ensembles; Must perform a short solo song or aria (Please bring three (3) copies of your music; an accompanist will be provided). Must demonstrate good sight-reading ability. YALE CAMERATA – 60+ voice mixed choir open to experienced singers from Yale (students, faculty, staff) and the greater New Haven community. Marguerite L. Brooks is the conductor. YALE SCHOLA CANTORUM – chamber choir open to all Yale students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus –  open to all Yale students to sing for pay or course credit; conducted by Yale graduate students For more information:  
Joint Retreat for Alumni and Seminarians: St. Tikon's @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Pennsylvania | United States
The Alumni Association of St. Tikhon’s Seminary is holding a 24-hour retreat on September 1-2. All alumni are welcome to attend at no cost, and there will be an opportunity for those who live far away to register for an online broadcast of the seminars and annual meeting. Featured speakers include: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick (STOTS ’07) and Archimandrite Sergius [Bowyer] (STOTS ’05).  Participants in the full retreat will earn five continuing education credits. For more information:    
2016 National ACRY Convention: Potomac, MD @  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States
The Potomac A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 is proud to be the hosts for the upcoming National A.C.R.Y. Convention, which will take place Labor Day weekend, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located in Bethesda, MD. The hotel is conveniently located on the Red Line of the DC Metro Area Subway System. The entrance to the subway (Metro) is literally at the corner of the hotel parking lot! Refer to the website for detailed information.
20TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN DAYS and ASSEMBLY: Jackson, CA @ St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Jackson | California | United States
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First Annual Labor Day Young Singers’ Conference: Jordanville, NY @ Holy Trinity Monastery | Mohawk | New York | United States
The Labor Day Conference will be held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.,  under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, Katya Lukianova, Dr. Irina Riazanova, Fr. Ephraim Willmarth. Limited scholarships for full tuition costs are available. Airfare and travel expenses to NY excluded. Tuition fees cover: Course material and instruction, double-occupancy lodging, meals, weekend transportation, and excursions. The Conferences are available to various ages and musical abilities. There will be an on-site manager at all times throughout the weekend. Please contact Sanya Lukianov with any questions or concerns       For more information:
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 11:30 am
YES Oklahoma City
This is a  wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Oklahoma City, OK. WHO? Junior High, High School Students, and College Students WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday, September 9th.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, September 11th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!    
Sep 11 – Sep 17 all-day
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop @ Diakonia Center Metropolis of Atlanta | Salem | South Carolina | United States
 SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 10 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. From the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone. Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or sharpening tools. Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge. For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available. Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class. For[...]
Iconographer: Fr.Igumen Mefodii, Instructor for the Prosopon School of Iconology, Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor, 434-589-8530, For more information:
Forum on Religion and Literature: Yale University @ Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 319  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|Event description: “American Solitude and Contemporary Literature”.  Presented by Amy Hungerford, followed by moderated discussion. For more information:
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day
The IMPACT Conference is a 4 day, 3 night conference hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef. Christians from inside and outside the Coptic Orthodox Church from across the country and all jurisdictions are invited to join together in fellowship and fun. The conference committee starts planning a year in advance to provide an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth, camaraderie, lasting memories and more. Who: All young professionals 28 years old and above who have been living in the western culture. When: September 15-18, 2016 For more information:
Sep 16 @ 12:16 am – 1:16 am
Ecumenical Conference: Greenwich, NY
The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,” an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well. For more information:
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 11:30 am
Stewardship Coordinators Retreat: PA @ Camp Nazareth | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
  It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first ACROD stewardship coordinator retreat.   The theme of the retreat is “Parish Application of Stewardship.”  For more information:
Literature & Spirituality: Yale University @ Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ), Marquand Chapel  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003).[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yale Schola Cantorum Choral Evensong @ Christ Church New Haven | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Event description: David Hill, conductor.  Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Lobo For more information:
Orthodox Education Day 2016: Yonkers, NY
Renowned scholar Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, author of Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of God, will deliver the Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, which is part of this year’s Orthodox Education Day and is entitled, “The Mystery of Mary: The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.” Dr. Cunningham is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. For more information:
World Premiere of the Greek Liturgy: Chicago, IL @ Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Liturgy from British composer Fr. Ivan Moody. The new Greek Liturgy is now completed and will be recorded and premiered  by the St. Romanos Cappella. The world premiere will be sung at the celebration of Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. The work is dedicated to the memory of John Bartholomew, member of the Order of St. Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarch. This world premiere of the GreekLiturgyis part of a series of events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. It also commemorates the Feast of Day of St. Romanos the Melodist, Patron Saint of church musicians, and the 15th Anniversary of the Society of Saint Romanos the Melodist. On Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in the St. Andrew President’s Room, Fr. Ivan Moody will present a lecture on his newly composed Greek Liturgy and some Perspectives on[...]
The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,”   an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well. For more information:
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Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Yale Lecture Series: New Haven, CT @  Luce Hall (LUCE), 202  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Date: Oct. 5, 2016 –   4:30 pm Presenter: Andreas Georgiou, the former Chief Statistician of Greece. Topic: The Struggle Between Modernization and Backwardness: The Recent History of the Official Statistics of Greece Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 4:30pm Presenter: George Papaconstantinou, the former Minister for the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change and former Minister of Finance for Greece. Topic: Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 4:00pm Topic: Roundtable,  Global Peace and Regional Risks: Challenges to Peace and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean Place: Luce Hall (LUCE), Auditorium Event description: A “Global Governance” series roundtable with Ambassador Catherine Boura, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations; Ambassador Nawaf Salam, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations; Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations; hosted by Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, former Permanent Representative of[...]
All events will be held at central locations on the Cornell University Campus, excluding the optional excursion to the Corning Museum of Glass following the last paper sessions. Online registration for the conference is now closed, but on-site registration will be available, so please join us. Please see below under “Special Events and Locations” for on-site registration locations. On-site registration is at a higher rate and payable by check. For more information:
2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference: Indianapolis, IN @ Joy of all Who Sorrow Orthodox Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Our 23rd annual conference is entitled: “Principles of Reconciliation”. Featured keynote speaker, Bishop Neofitos of Kenya. Register online for this year’s conference here: Click here For more information:  
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day
This retreat is held in October each year at the monastery. Speaker:  Fr. Silviu Bunta Topic:  Between Heaven and Earth, Joy and Despair: Personal Thoughts on the Priestly Family For more information:

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