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Dec
31
Sun
2017
GRAMMY NOMINATED Clarion Choir joins forces with the PaTRAM Institute Singers: NY
Dec 31 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day

The GRAMMY NOMINATED Clarion Choir joins forces with the PaTRAM Institute Singers to continue their tradition of performing Russian sacred choral music on New Year’s Eve and Day!

You are cordially invited!

Choral masterpieces will be performed under the batons of Artistic Director Maestro Steven Fox of the Clarion Choir and Artistic Director Maestro Peter Jermihov of the PaTRAM Institute Singers.

The evening’s program will consist of Russian sacred music by such composer greats as Rachmaninoff, Sviridov, Chesnokov, Ledkovsky and Sander and include an extraordinary work by Rachmaninoff’s mentor, ALEXANDER KASTALSKY, Memory Eternal.

The venue for the concerts is the beautiful Church of the Resurrection on Manhattan’s upper East Side.

For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/event/the-patram-institute-singers-to-perform-in-the-clarion-choirs-annual-russian-new-years-concerts/

Jan
5
Fri
2018
“The 12 Days of Christmas in the East” Performed by Cappella Romana: Seattle and Portland, OR
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 10:30 pm

“Music director Alexander Lingas leads Cappella Romana in a program of early and contemporary music from the Greek Orthodox tradition for the 12 Days of Christmas. Medieval Byzantine chant, choral works by Greek-Americans Frank Desby, Tikey Zes, and Peter MIchaelides, and by Michael Adamis and Sir John Tavener. Originally performed in the Twelfth Night Festival at Trinity Church Wall Street, New York.” From the website.

Fri 5 Jan, 8:00pm
St. James Cathedral
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PORTLAND

Sat 6 Jan, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Jan
12
Fri
2018
Crossroads Graduate Convention
Jan 12 – Jan 15 all-day

Crossroads is an established graduate and young professionals convention hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef.  All graduates and young professionals born on or before January 13, 1996. No Exceptions.

Theme:
The Manifestation of the Spirit

Speakers:
H.G. Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop in the U.K.
Fr. Anthony Mourad, St. George and St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, Ottawa Canada

For more information:  http://susgrads.org/overview/

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Coptic Orthod0x Pre-Marriage Program: Florida
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

 

 

 

 

Father Boules George, Fishers of Men Retreat: Clearwater, FL
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day
Jan
20
Sat
2018
Master Iconography Class: Newberg, OR
Jan 20 all-day
Master Iconography Class: Newberg, OR @ The Hagia Sophia School of Byzantine Iconography | Newberg | Oregon | United States

The Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography presents: “Foundations of Icon Writing” Master Iconography Class.  This is a one day workshop.

Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church, Schedule for Florida Cities
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church

Jacksonville, FL: St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
Tarpon Springs, FL: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Ft. Pierce, FL: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/

 

Jan
27
Sat
2018
St George Orthodox Church 90th Anniversary Gala: Houston, TX
Jan 27 all-day
St George Orthodox Church 90th Anniversary Gala: Houston, TX @ St. George Orthodox Church  | Houston | Texas | United States
ST. GEORGE 90TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, with His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH.
Jan
30
Tue
2018
Schmemann Lecture & D.Min. Commencement: Scarsdale, NY
Jan 30 all-day
Schmemann Lecture & D.Min. Commencement: Scarsdale, NY @ St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of The John G. Rangos Family Building | Yonkers | New York | United States

The  35th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann lecture will focus on the centenary anniversary of the enthronement of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow. Dr. Scott Kenworthy, seminary alumnus (M.A. ’96) and associate professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University, Ohio, will be our guest lecturer. The title of his address is: “St. Tikhon of Moscow (1865–1925) and the Orthodox Church in North America and Revolutionary Russia”.        A public reception will follow.

For more information: https://www.svots.edu/events/schmemann-lecture-dmin-commencement

Feb
1
Thu
2018
2018 Winter Sacred Music Institute: Houston, TX
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all-day
2018 Winter Sacred Music Institute: Houston, TX @ St. George Orthodox Church  | Houston | Texas | United States

The Department of Sacred Music is thrilled to announce the 2018 Winter Sacred Music Institute, being held from February 1-4, 2018, and hosted once again by the ever generous and gracious St. George Orthodox Christian Church in Houston, TX.

For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/register-now-2018-winter-sacred-music-institute-february-1-4-houston

 

 

Cleveland: A European Wine Tasting
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cleveland: A European Wine Tasting @ Copper Stone Event Center  | Brooklyn | Ohio | United States

Benefit for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).  For more information: http://support.iocc.org/site/Calendar?id=100341&view=Detail

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival The Basics of Gregorian Chant
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival The Basics of Gregorian Chant @ Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

Jennifer Donelson, St. Joseph’s Seminary,New York, introduces participants to Gregorian chant in this one-day intensive workshop.

Serving as an introduction to the sacred music of the Roman rite, “The Basics of Gregorian Chant: A One-Day Intensive Course in Reading, Singing, and the Liturgical Use of Chant in the Roman Rite” will cover the reading of neumatic notation (“square notes”), Latin pronunciation, good phrasing and vocal technique, and the basic principles of the classical Solesmes rhythmic system of singing chant. Short lectures on the role and spirituality of Gregorian chant in the Roman rite will be interspersed throughout the working sessions. This workshop is ideal for music directors, choir members, clergy, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in early sacred music.

For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/the-basics-of-gregorian-chant

Seating is limited. Advanced registration required. Registration closes February 2 at 12:00 PM.

Pittsburgh: International Soup Sampling
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pittsburgh: International Soup Sampling @ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Benefit for International Orthodox Christian Charities.

For more information: https://support.iocc.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=100361

Milwaukee: IOCC Tailgate Celebration
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Milwaukee: IOCC Tailgate Celebration @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church | Wauwatosa | Wisconsin | United States

Benefit for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

For more information: https://support.iocc.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=100321

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Medieval Academy of America, 24th Annual Conference: Phoenix-Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day
Medieval Academy of America, 24th Annual Conference: Phoenix-Scottsdale, AZ @ Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale   | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

The 24th Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference is an annual gathering of scholars, students, retirees and members of the general public interested in medieval studies. The conference features selected papers focused on the theme “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance”, roundtables, panel discussions, a pre-conference manuscript workshop and a performance from Les Enfan Sans Abri.

The conference lasts three days, from Thursday, February 8, with sessions beginning
at 1:00 p.m., until Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m.

For more information: http://www.medievalacademy.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1020172

 

Feb
10
Sat
2018
An Exploration of the Musical Traditions of Greece and Cyprus: Brookline, MA
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Exploration of the Musical Traditions of Greece and Cyprus: Brookline, MA @ Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

“A musical journey through the sounds of Greece and Cyprus”

In this seminar presented by violinist Beth Bahia Cohen, laouto player Vasillis Kostas, and world percussionist Giorgos Lernis, the audience will be taken on a musical journey through the sounds and rhythms of different regions of Greece and Cyprus. In addition to performing the traditional music of these areas, our guest musicians will teach the audience several songs and dances.
Seating is limited. Advanced registration required. Registration closes February 9 at 12:00 PM.

https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/musical-traditions-of-greece-and-cyprus

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute IV: Clearwater, FL
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day
Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute IV: Clearwater, FL @ St. George Serbian Orthodox Church | Clearwater | Florida | United States

Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute IV

For more information: https://eventgrid.com/Events/35264/sts-sebastian-and-mardarije-orthodox-institute-iv

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Rushnyk: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles,Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA
Feb 15 – Jun 3 all-day
Rushnyk: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles,Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The Museum is pleased to announce its next exhibition–Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles. Opening February 15, 2018, the exhibition celebrates and explores Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions.

A rushnyk is a long, rectangular cloth, typically made from linen or hemp, which is woven in one solid piece and sometimes adorned with bright, intricate patterns. They are traditionally made by women, who start learning to spin, weave, and embroider the cloths at a very young age. Today most rushnyky are machine made using modern materials, and can be purchased in retail establishments.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

Monthly Book Club: Somerset, NJ
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are pleased to announce the formation of a monthly “Book Club” gathering at Saint Sophia Theological Library, which launched in May 2017. The Library serves the needs of the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary as well as clergy of the UOC of USA and any other interested patrons.

Each month, we will showcase a different book with a speaker who will present the designated book as well as a topic to discuss. Everyone is invited to attend, regardless of whether they have read the book.

For more information: https://stsuots.org/load.php?pageid=227

St Sophia Theological Library Monthly Book Club: Somerset, NJ
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St Sophia Theological Library Monthly Book Club: Somerset, NJ @  St. Sophia Theological Library, Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

We are pleased to announce the formation of a monthly “Book Club” gathering at Saint Sophia Theological Library, which launched in May 2017. The Library serves the needs of the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary as well as clergy of the UOC of USA and any other interested patrons.

Each month, we will showcase a different book with a speaker who will present the designated book as well as a topic to discuss. Everyone is invited to attend, regardless of whether they have read the book. This Book Club will meet every third Thursday of the month.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information: https://stsuots.org/load.php?pageid=227

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Florida Servants Convention
Feb 16 – Feb 17 all-day

Who: Florida Servants and their families (educational child programming will be provided). No walk-ins will be accepted; you must register before the final deadline if you wish to attend

Topic: I Never Knew You

Guest Speakers: Fr. Maurice Ibrahim, Fr. Pistenti Rofail, Rr. Suriel Costandi

Deadline for early registration January 2nd. Deadline for regular registration January 16th. Deadline for late registration January 30th.

For more information: See registration page for details **no refunds will be issued**  https://florida-servants-convention.myshopify.com/pages/about-us

 

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Sunday Lenten Vespers in Seattle Area Sponsored by Washington Orthodox Clergy Association Lent 2018
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) Invites you to Sunday Vespers during Lent at 5pm.

Feb 25th, Sunday of Orthodoxy;  Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Seattle,  fb Homilist Fr Jeremiah Vollman

March 4th Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas; Three Hierarchs Romanian Church Mountlake Terrace fb, Homilist Fr Daniel Tryant

March 11th Sunday of the Holy Cross; St. Katherine OCA Mission  Kirkland ,  Homilist James Robinson

March 18 Sunday of St. John Climacus; St Paul Antiochan  Lynnwood  fb Homilist Fr Michael Tervo

March 25 Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt; Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Shoreline fb Homilist Fr David Hovik

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Schedule of Lenten Vespers Services
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Schedule of Lenten Vespers Services @ Varied Church Sites

First in its annual series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent on February 25, Sunday of Orthodoxy, at 6 p.m. at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 11455 MetroParkway, Sterling Heights, 48312.

The Very Rev. Laurence Lazar, president of the St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood of Metropolitan Detroit, and other Orthodox clergy from the metro area will preside at the service. The homilist will be the well-known teacher and author the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa of Alaska.

The Inter-Orthodox Lenten Vespers Choir, directed by Victoria Kopistiansky, will sing the responses.

As has become a local tradition, children and college students from area parishes are encouraged to bring an icon and be part of the Procession of Icons that highlights the Sunday of Orthodoxy service.

The remaining four services in the series will be held on:

§ March 4, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, 750 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights, 48127;

§ March 11, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 26375 W. Chicago Road, Redford, 48239;

§ March 18, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, 1755 E. Wattles Road, Troy, 48085; and

§ March 25, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman, Livonia, 48152.

Members of the public are invited to attend the services.

 

 

Mar
1
Thu
2018
93rd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America: Atlanta, GA
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
93rd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America: Atlanta, GA @ Emory University  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Emory University is pleased to host the Medieval Academy of America for the first time since 1984. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the most-traveled in the world, and travel is made even more convenient by the recent addition of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. Atlanta is also home to the High Museum of Art, Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Martin Luther King Center, the Civil Rights Museum, the Center for Disease Control, and of course, the Coca-Cola Museum. A more ambitious trip, approximately an hour and a half south of the city, takes you to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. The entire conference will be held and housed at the Emory Conference Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building located on a 26-acre forest preserve.  Shops and restaurants are adjacent at Emory Point.

Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Program: Click here for the conference program.

Registration: Member: $275,  Non-member: $325, Student member: $125, Student non-member: $150, K-12 educator: no fee

After January 31, a $50 late charge will be added to the cost of registration.

93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA: Atlanta, GA
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA: Atlanta, GA @ Emory University, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Emory University is pleased to host the Medieval Academy of America for the first time since 1984. The entire conference will be held and housed at the Emory Conference Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building located on a 26-acre forest preserve.  Shops and restaurants are adjacent at Emory Point.

For more information: https://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/page/2018Meeting

The 14th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conferences in Patristic Studies
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
The 14th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conferences in Patristic Studies @ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its 14th annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies. The purpose of the conference is to bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies, Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer research.  For more information, see the conference website.

Please pre-register at your earliest convenience by filling out the online registration form   

 

 

 

 

First Thursday: Russkie Posidelki: Clinton, MA
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Russkie Posidelki: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

March 1, 6:00-8:00pm, Free. No registration required.

Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions, culture, language, crafts, history, literature, music, etc. Mila Subbotina, Russian Cultural Liaison for the Museum, will introduce a topic and facilitate discussion. Tea and treats are provided. For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/russkie-posidelki-2/

 

Mar
2
Fri
2018
2018 St. Gregory Palamas Lent Retreat: St. Paul, MN
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day

 

St. Gregory of Palamas Festival of Light

St. George is hosting the 2018 St. Gregory Palamas Lent Retreat. The topic this year is Film and Orthodox Christianity. Film and Orthodox Christianity.  Why Watch? How to Watch? What to Watch?
Guest Speaker: Mr. Bobby Maddex

For more information: http://www.stgeorgegoc.org/assets/docs/Lent/2018/lenten%20retreat%202018%20maddex%20orthodox%20cinema.pdf

 

 

Lenten Service Schedule, Chicago Deanery
Mar 2 – Apr 1 all-day
OCF Spring 2018 Southwest Regional Retreat: Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
OCF Spring 2018 Southwest Regional Retreat: Santa Cruz, CA @ Prophet Elijah Orthodox Church | Santa Cruz | California | United States

College students age 18-25.  Free!

For more information: http://www.ocf.net/events/spring-2018-southwest-regional-retreat/