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Aug
5
Sat
2017
Diocesan Days, Serbian Eastern American Diocese: Springboro, PA
Aug 5 all-day

Beloved Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Eastern American Diocese,

It is with exceedingly great joy and anticipation that we write to invite all faithful and friends of our God-protected Diocese to our annual Diocesan Day Celebration and Patronal Celebration of the Venerable Mother Angelina.

Diocesan Day activities will begin at 10:00 AM, with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by a picnic and program, featuring our Folklore Group from Tambura Week, as well as music for everyone’s pleasure and enjoyment.

All concelebrating clergy are asked to bring gold/white vestments. We ask that churches arrange transportation for their interested members.

We look forward to spending Saturday, August 5th with all of you at our beautiful St. Sava Camp and Shadeland Diocesan Estate.

With Archpastoral blessings and Paternal love,

+IRINEJ , BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA

For more information: http://www.easterndiocese.org/news_170624_1.html

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Fellowship Conference 2017: Oxford, United Kingsom
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

Fellowship Conference 2017: “Authority in the Church”

For more information: http://www.sobornost.org/conference.php

 

 

Aug
25
Fri
2017
OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Guatemala Summer 2017
Aug 25 – Sep 3 all-day
OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Guatemala Summer 2017 @ Guatemala

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Guatemala
Provide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
For more information: The Orthodox Christian Mission Center in St. Augustine, Florida
 
Aug
31
Thu
2017
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human “Priesthood” Lecture: Yonkers, NY
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human "Priesthood" Lecture: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir's Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States

To mark the ecclesiastical new year, St. Vladimir’s Seminary will host a lecture on Orthodoxy and ecology by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff. The lecture is sponsored by St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, a student group at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Members of St. Herman’s Society selected the date to coincide with the ecclesiastical new year because His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has designated this date as a day dedicated to environmental protection. More information is available at the St. Vladimir’s Seminary website: http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/1101

Sep
1
Fri
2017
73rd National A.C.R.Y. Convention: Homestead, PA
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
73rd National A.C.R.Y. Convention: Homestead, PA @ St Nicholas, | Homestead | Pennsylvania | United States

The St. Nicholas ACRY Chapter #11- Homestead will be the host of the 73rd National Senior and 34th National Junior ACRY Convention. The Chapter is already working hard to provide you with a great Convention this year. We hope you will make the trip to the Pittsburgh, PA area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!

We are headquartered at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott at 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108

A golf outing has been organized for Friday morning, September 1st. The golf outing will be held at  Ponderosa  Golf Course, 2728 State Route 168, Hookstown, PA 15050. www.ponderosagolfcourse.com    

Sign up soon—your registration fee includes all greens fees and golf carts!

For more detailed information and costs:  http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry

91st FOCA National Convention: Harrisburg, PA
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
91st FOCA National Convention: Harrisburg, PA @ SHERATON HARRISBURG HERSHEY HOTEL  | Harrisburg | Pennsylvania | United States

The local Chicago Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America ( FOCA) chapters invite you to join us for the 91st  FOCA National Convention. The New Jersey District, sponsors of a number of very successful National Conventions, will be the host group for 2017 as we gather at the well-situated Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA.

For more information:  http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/upcomingconvention.html

 

DIOCESAN DAYS 2017: Alhambra, CA
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
DIOCESAN DAYS 2017: Alhambra, CA @  Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral  | Alhambra | California | United States

“THE CHURCH AS FAMILY & THE FAMILY AS CHURCH”.  “You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but are fellow citizens with the saints and, members of the household of God..” –Ephesians 2:19

With Special Guest: REVEREND TIMOTHY PAVLATOS. Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family, Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Director of the Family Wellness Ministry for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco; and with Special Guest Hierarch
RIGHT REVEREND SAVA, Bishop of the Georgian Orthodox Diocese of North America

Schedule of Events are posted at: http://www.westsrbdio.org/en/events/diocesan-days

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Conference and Pilgrimage Orthodox Cruise to Alaska, 2017
Sep 2 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep
6
Wed
2017
XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality: Bose, Italy
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality: Bose, Italy @ Monastero di Bose-  | Piemonte | Italy

THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches. The 25th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality, organized in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches (Bose, 6–9 September 2017) wishes to examine more closely an essential dimension of Christian life: xenitia, the consciousness of being strangers and temporary residents on earth (cf. Heb 11,13), which leads to welcoming the other as a gift of God, to philoxenia (cf. Heb 13,2).

For more information: http://www.monasterodibose.it/en/hospitality/conferences/orthodox-spirituality/2017-gift-hospitality/11360-gift-hospitality-17-progam

 

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Family Wellness Conference: Shoreline, WA
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Family Wellness Conference: Shoreline, WA @ Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church | Shoreline | Washington | United States

Metropolis of San Francisco and the Family Wellness Ministry (fb) invites you to the Pacific Northwest and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington.

All Orthodox Christians interested in Family Wellness are invited. Conferences are free, however, there will be a free-will donation to cover expenses and to further our ministry.

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

Sep
11
Mon
2017
Serbian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Best of Orthodox Russia
Sep 11 – Sep 22 all-day
Serbian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Best of Orthodox Russia @ Russia

This is a twelve day Pilgrimage with His Grace Bishop Maxim,Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and Fr. Bratso Krsic, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA

For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Fr.%20Bratso%20Krsic%20-%20Orthodox%20Russia%20%202017_update.pdf

 

 

Sep
16
Sat
2017
The Pennsylvania Rusyn Experience: Philidelphia, PA
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Pennsylvania Rusyn Experience: Philidelphia, PA @ Philadephia City Institute | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Presented by Rich Custer.   Enjoy a unique Saturday afternoon as Rich Custer will discuss the preparation of a history, in words and in pictures, of the Carpatho-Rusyn immigrant communities in the state of Pennsylvania. Through the collection and research of chain migration data, parish histories, church and civil records, immigrant newspapers, photographs, oral histories, and memoirs, Rich Custer has amassed a collection of source material that he is assembling into the most comprehensive look at the history of Carpatho-Rusyn communities anywhere in the world. He will specially address the history of Carpatho-Rusyns in the Delaware Valley, in places like Philadephia, Chester, Mont Clare/Phoenixville/ Bridgeport, as well as Trenton, Roebling, and Camden in New Jersey.

Admission is free and open to the public. Rusyn literature will be available for sale. A social hour is scheduled for 1:00 pm when viewers could enjoy freshly brewed coffee along with cookies or cake.

For further information: http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org/Chapters/Delaware/17PAexperience.html

Sep
18
Mon
2017
OCMC Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams to Indonesia
Sep 18 – Sep 30 all-day

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Indonesia
Assist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, Indonesia and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a Muslim nation.

For more information, or to apply:   http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
The Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture @ Collis Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

“The Berlin Painter & His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.” by Dr. J. Michael Padgett, Curator of Ancient Art, Princeton University Art Museum.

Early reservations ensure choice seating.  Hellenic Preservation Society private reception immediately following the lecture $12 per person.

For more information: http://www.clevelandart.org/events/dr-john-and-helen-collis-lecture

16th Annual Conference on the Future of Hellenism in America: Wilmington, DE
Sep 24 @ 11:41 pm – Sep 25 @ 12:41 am
Sep
26
Tue
2017
Athenian Exhibit, Toledo Museum of Art
Sep 26 – Oct 1 all-day
Athenian Exhibit, Toledo Museum of Art @ Toledo Museum of Art  | Toledo | Ohio | United States

The Berlin Painter and His World Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. This exhibition of ancient Athenian vase-painting, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, focuses on the art and career of the anonymous artist known as the Berlin Painter. Visit the museum’s website at:  toledomuseum.org    for directions and times. http://www.hpsneo.org/programsevents.aspx

Sep
28
Thu
2017
2017 Annual OCAMPR Conference: Somerset, NJ
Sep 28 @ 9:38 pm – 10:38 pm
2017 Annual OCAMPR Conference: Somerset, NJ

2017 Conference Theme: “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit”

Hotel Information
The Conference hotel will be Somerset Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 195 Davidson Ave. The hotel has a restaurant, sports bar, free wifi, free parking, and a fitness room. We have secured a group discounted rate of only $89 per night for single or double occupancy. The hotel is .3 of a mile from the Ukrainian Cultural Center, an easy walk. To make your reservation, call 732-356-1700 and ask for the room block under Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA. (Note: Staff are answering the phone as “Franklin Plaza Hotel” as ownership is in transition.) The cut-off date for making your reservation with the discounted group rate is October 26.
Registration
Please register by October 1 so that we can plan accordingly for food, although late registrations will be accepted. .Note that you will receive a discount if you become a Member of OCAMPR!

For more information: http://ocampr.org/2017-conference/

 

Sep
30
Sat
2017
125th Anniversary of Orthodox Christianity in Chicago
Sep 30 all-day
125th Anniversary of Orthodox Christianity in Chicago @ Lane Tech Auditorium  | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Proclaiming 2017 as the “125th Year of Orthodox Christianity in Greater Chicago,” the region’s ruling bishops have endorsed a historic celebration to take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association [OCCA] of Greater Chicago, the commemoration will include the celebration of a Pan-Orthodox Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Lane Tech Auditorium, followed by an anniversary banquet at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago.

For further information:  https://domoca.org/news_170710_1.html

“Even Tears Were Not Enough” Documentary: Wayne, NJ
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Even Tears Were Not Enough” is the second documentary by John Righetti and Maria Silvestri. It features scholars and survivors telling the story of the forced deportation of Poland’s Carpatho-Rusyn population by the Polish Communist government in 1947.

The story of the destruction of the community, called Lemkos in Poland, has rarely been told. “Today we can’t event conceive of a state moving tens of thousands of people hundreds of miles away from their home with no notice and the world standing by,” said John Righetti, one of the producers. “But population relocation at the end of World War II was not uncommon. What makes this situation distinct is that the purpose was to dissipate the Lemko Rusyns in a way to absolutely destroy their culture through assimilation.”

Come watch the documentary and discuss it with the producers!

For further information about the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, visit their web site at: http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org

 

Oct
1
Sun
2017
2017 FORCC BANQUET: Conneticut
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
4
Wed
2017
26th ROCMC, 2017 Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

God willing, we will all meet at the 26th conference, which will take place at the
Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles,
and at the Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles, Westside.

– Бог даст, все встретимся на 26-м съезде, который состоится при
Спасо-Преображенском соборе в городе Лос-Анджелосе
и в гостинице Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles, Westside.

  Cathedral Website:  http://www.russianchurch.org/

Hotel Website:  http://www.fourpointslosangeleswestside.com/

Oct
5
Thu
2017
43rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference
Oct 5 – Oct 8 all-day
43rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference @ University of Minnesota | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

United States Session Title: Views To and From the Wondrous Mountain (Panel 3A) Session Date: Oct 6, 2017 (2:30 PM – 4:35 PM) For more information: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/bsc2017/registration

The body of the stylite, ambiguously depicted as both person and object, is an image whose currency intersects Byzantine literature, art, and architecture. It continues to speak to us through the extant Lives and homilies composed about and by these stylites, as well as on clay tokens that were received as blessings by pilgrims. It was even an extension of and subsumed into the monumental architecture surrounding it. This traditional session of papers focuses on one stylite, Symeon the Younger (d. 592), whose legacy had lasting importance in the Byzantine world but whose literary tradition and monastery on the Wondrous Mountain near Antioch have received only preliminary study (van den Ven 1962, Djobadze 1986, Déroche 1996, Kaplan 2002, and Millar 2014). The four papers provide a sharper focus on the saint as well as a panoramic view of the Wondrous Mountain within Byzantine society. They clarify Symeon the Younger as a historical figure by examining the saint’s self-presentation in his sermons and the architectural development of the Wondrous Mountain during his life. They also illuminate ongoing engagement with his cult by prodding the growth of traditions pertaining to the mothers of stylites as well as the reception of the Life of Symeon the Younger in later texts.

Symposium on Creation and Ecology: Brookline MA
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Symposium on Creation and Ecology: Brookline MA @ Hellenic College Holy Cross  | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce a “Symposium on Creation and Ecology: Insights from Patristic and Contemporary Christian Sources”.  This symposium is a unique opportunity to hear from our four keynote speakers and panelists about various ways the Patristic Tradition can be in conversation with scientific discoveries, cosmology, and our ecological realities. The symposium will also include more recent contributions of Christian theologians and leaders, including especially the untiring work of His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

This event is open to the public. Please indicate whether you plan to attend by going to the Symposium’s webpage  at http://www.hchc.edu/patristics/conferences/ to register.  Attendees may purchase lunch in the campus cafeteria. Please indicate whether you plan to have lunch on campus or not when you register.

Women’s Guild of Greater Cleveland 55th Anniversary Celebration
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate with the the Eastern Orthodox Women’s Guild of Greater Cleveland Ohio as they celebrete its 55th Anniversary. For more information: https://orthodoxcleveland.us/files/GUILD-AD.pdf

Oct
6
Fri
2017
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey @ Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Church | Princeton | New Jersey | United States

Theme: “Closer to Christ, Closer to Each Other”

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey.  Other speakers will include: Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Jerome Sanderson, Mother Katherine, Fr. Alexii Altschul

The full schedule and speaker list is still being developed. Check back at: http://mosestheblack.org/past-conferences/2017-conference/

Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA @ St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church | Irvine | California | United States

RENEWING THE MALE AND FEMALE DIACONATE IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

This conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the diaconate, both male and female. It will include four sessions: the present state of the diaconate; ways men and women are engaged in diaconal service today; the current challenges and future possibilities of the diaconate; and the opportunities to engage with both clergy and faithful on rejuvenation of the male and female diaconate for the building up of the body of Christ.

For more information: https://orthodoxdeaconess.org/2017-conference/

A SACRAMENTAL APPROACH TO ECOLOGY
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch has given us his blessing to conduct a conference on ecology in his honour. A SACRAMENTAL APPROACH TO ECOLOGY will be a pan-religious gathering. While organised and sponsored by the Monastery, one session will be hosted by and at TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY in Langley, B.C. The dates of the event are 6-7 October. On the 6th, the Monastery will host a round table discussion, MC’d by Steve Bynum, the producer of Worldview on the American National Public Radio system. On the 7th, the session will be at T.W.U. Further information and details will be published in the first week of September.

The Seventh Annual Benefit of the Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Seventh Annual Benefit of the Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit @ St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Detroit | Michigan | United States

The theme for this year’s Benefit is  “Come Let Us Worship”.  The concert program will consist of hymns and liturgical songs from different Orthodox Christian traditions.

The choir is composed of more than 40 volunteer singers from several Orthodox Christian parishes in southeastern Michigan. It is directed by Victoria Kopistiansky, choir director at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit.

Sponsored by the Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC), in partnership with Cass Community Social Services, the concert will support charitable endeavors provided across the region by the respective organizations.  This concert will open the COCC’s 60th anniversary year.

 

Oct
10
Tue
2017
Fall Lecture Series at St. Tikhon’s Seminary: South Canaan, PA
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm
Fall Lecture Series at St. Tikhon's Seminary: South Canaan, PA @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Pennsylvania | United States

This year’s series is focused on “Back to Basics“.  The series will run on Tuesday evenings:  October 10, 17, 24, and 31, beginning at 7pm in the seminary refectory.  You can download a flyer to post here.

Oct
11
Wed
2017
Veneration of Relic of St. Spyridon: Chicago, IL
Oct 11 – Oct 15 all-day
Veneration of Relic of St. Spyridon: Chicago, IL @ Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church | Palos Heights | Illinois | United States

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, Locum Tenens of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the holy relic of the right hand of Saint Spyridon of Trimythous will be available for veneration, in honor of the parish’s 100th anniversary. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nektarios of Corfu, Paxoi, and the Diapontia Islands will head the delegation accompanying the relic.

The public is invited to attend the various services that will be celebrated in conjunction with the visit of the relic.

Veneration of the holy relic will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 with the reception of the relic and the celebration of Vigil.

On Thursday and Friday, October 12-13, veneration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The Paraklesis to Saint Spyridon will be celebrated both mornings at 11:00 a.m., while Vigil will be celebrated both evenings at 7:00 p.m. Veneration will end at 11:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 14, veneration also will begin at 7:30 a.m. Orthros and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m., while Great Vespers will begin at 7:00 p.m. Veneration will conclude at 11:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 15, Orthros and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. Veneration will conclude at 1:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact:  www.Saint-Spyridon.org.

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