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Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture and Discussion: New York, NY @ Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (In the Cathedral Center) | New York | New York | United States
“In the Face of Racial Hatred: Archbishop Iakovos and the Civil Rights Movement”.  Brought to you by the Department of Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Speaker: Rev. Protopresbyter Michael N. Varlamos, Ph.D. Student at Wayne State University, and pastor at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, St. Clair Shores, Michigan.  
Conference, Female Monasticism and the Arts: Strand, London @ The Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House | London | United Kingdom
Theme: “Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts Across Europe ca. 1250–1550” Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi, University of Zürich (CH) This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval and Renaissance religious women that have emerged in recent decades. Seeking to initiate a broader conversation, which is long overdue, we invite papers that examine female monastic art in terms of patronage, space, devotional practice, spiritual identity or material history, spanning all of Europe and bridging the gap between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/research/index.php/announcements/conferences-and-symposia/sister-act-female-monasticism-and-the-arts-across-europe/    
Prosopon Iconography Workshop: Big Sur, CA @ New Camaldoli Hermitage   | Big Sur | California | United States
For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day
Women’s Lenten Retreat: Dunlop, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center   | Dunlap | California | United States
Theme: “Becoming the Women God Inspires us to be” Speaker: Maria Molett (Holy Trinity, Dallas, TX). Maria is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has done many workshops, consultations and workshops over her professional career, along with speaking at Women’s Retreats. We will also be visiting our Monastery and spending some time there. For more information: http://www.st-nicholas.info/bulletin/bulletin_2015-02-08.pdf
Theme: “Balancing our Spiritual Life with our Everyday Responsibilities” Speaker: Gerontissa Foteini (Abbess of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery, Calverton, NY) For more informationr: http://www.saintdemetriosastoria.com/cathedral/index.html
 Retreat Leader: Fr. John Behr Dean, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, “Becoming Human: What It Means to Be Human in Light of the Life and Death of Jesus Christ” For more information:    http://www.stjt.org details & registration >    
Lenten Retreat:Pittsburgh, PA @ St. George's Antiochian Cathedral | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Dr Harry Boosalis will be leading a Lenten Retreat and will provide two presentations. The morning session will be on ‘St. Silouan of Mount Athos and Orthodox Spiritual Life’ and the afternoon session on ‘The Role of Suffering in our Spiritual Lives’. For further information:  www.sgcoakland.org  or  http://www.stots.edu/  
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
Theme: “Penitent Characters & the Character of Repentance in the Hymns of Lent & Holy Week” Speaker: Dr. George Parsenios (Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ) For more information: http://www.goholycross.org/
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Family Synaxis Lenten Retreat: Palatine, IL @ St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church | Palatine | Illinois | United States
Theme: “Philanthropos & Philanthropia: God’s Great Love & our Calling as Families” Speaker: Dr. Perry Hamalis For more information: http://www.chicagosynergy.org/schedule.html
The Greek Orthodox Churches of Seattle present: “Created to be a Consumer or a Communer?”  The event speaker is Fr. Tom Tsagalakis. Dinner provided.
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Looking East from Byzantine @ Metropolitan Museum of Art  | New York | New York | United States
Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum’s recent acquisition of four Byzantine icons, this performance traces the trajectory of music east from Byzantium. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness between Byzantine and Islamic chant and improvisation traditions through the remarkable playing of Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and master chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis. For more information: http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/looking-east-from-byzantium?eid=4825
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage, Florida, March Schedule @ Varied
Seminar for couples preparing for Marriage. Saturday, March 14, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Pensacola, FL: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Register Online Here Saturday, March 21, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Atlanta, GA: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Register Online Here For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/
Theme: “Shroud Encounter” Speaker: Russ Breault For more information: http://www.stanthonysorthodox.org/
FILM: "Ethiopia: Keepers of the Lost Ark": Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
60 minute film followed by discussion; in English; suitable for ages 13 and up Advance registration recommended; registration fees are non-refundable. Museum will remain open 30 minutes after the program ends. This film is part of the series Journeys to the Ends of the Earth by David Adams Films Watch a clip from this extraordinary film! For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/film-ethiopia-keepers-of-the-lost-ark/
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
2015 Lenten Retreat: Twin Falls, ID @ St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Christian Church  | Twin Falls | Idaho | United States
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH: “A Christian Ending to Our Life: The Mystery of the Departure of the Soul from the Body and End of Life Issues” Open to the Public For more information: https://orthodoxnorthwest.wordpress.com/
Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop: Wanatchee, WA @ Varied
Three Hierarchs will host Rita Madden, a registered Dietician and Orthodox Christian, who will be presenting a “Food and Faith Workshop.”  Food & Faith Workshop: Eating for both Body and Spirit. The Workshop will spotlight the interconnectedness of body and soul, and the intersection between eating habits and spiritual life, i.e. union with God.  Rita will bring to light the confluence of recent scientific studies on the most healthy eating habits and the ancient Christian tradition of fasting and prayer. Three Hierarchs Church  (fb)Food, Faith, Fasting Workshop with Rita Madden Registered Dietician. For more information: http://www.wenorthodox.com/2015/02/food-and-faith-workshop-easting-healthy-eating-holy-saturday-march-21/
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
Lenten Retreat: Wichita, KS @ St Mary Church  | Wichita | Kansas | United States
“I Was in Prison and You Visited Me:Witnessing the Gospel in the Depths of Hell”. A Lenten retreat with Fr. Stephen Powley will be held at St. Mary’s. The retreat is free to the public. Fr. Stephen Powley has served in prison ministry for over 30 years, having the great privilege of being a spectator of many incredible events the God did in those prisons, some of which he has the honor to share with you! Fr. Stephen serves as Executive Director with Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM). OCPM assists men and women in prison with their spiritual journeys by providing study Bibles, correspondence studies, devotional books, prayer books and icons. The Correspondence Ministry of OCPM sends out hundreds of personal letters and cards each week. OCPM is also helping to establish and train Orthodox Prison Ministry teams throughout North America that go into prisons to provide Orthodox visits and[...]
Men’s Lenten Retreat:  Goldendale, WA @ St. John the Beloved Greek Orthodox Monastery   | Goldendale | Washington | United States
The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John the Honorable Forerunner in Goldendale, Washington, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, invites you to a Lenten Retreat. Theme: “Lay Aside All Earthly Cares” Speaker: Fr. Gregory Horton (priest at Holy Myrrh-bearing Women Orthodox Church, Bonners Ferry, ID) !! Please send at least $20 registration by March 10 For more information: http://www.holymyrrhbearingwomen.org/flyers/Brochure2015.pdf  
Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat: SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat invites you to their 8th Annual Spiritual Retreat. Theme:  THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING SPIRITUALLY IN AMERICA TODAY Speaker: Panayiotis Papageorgiou. Third Session (Q&A): Fr. Panayiotis will address and discuss questions submitted by the ladies on spiritual and theological topics of interest to them. Registration: Want to register? Registration Deadline is March 15, 2015. Please print, fill out and return our 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you all there! For more information:  /http://www.atlantametropolisphiloptochos.org/news-events/diakonia-spiritual-retreat-registration-2015
Announcing: the 8th Annual Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of NY and DC,  hosted by St. Stephen the Protomartyr Antiochian Orthodox Church Women’s Group- www.ststephenchurch.net “Overcoming Worrying and Anxiety”, with Guest Speaker His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn, Diocese of New York and Washington D.C. and Assistant to the Metropolitan The Retreat will be followed by Great Vespers.  This event is free and open to all adults and teens.  Please RSVP by 3/10/2015. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/8th-annual-lenten-retreat-march-21-2015
Church Music Institute: Trenton, NJ @ St. George Greek Orthodox Church | Trenton | New Jersey | United States
The Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians (EFGOCM) is sponsoring a Church Music Institute (CMI) .  CMI workshops are held throughout the United States to encourage church musicians to grow, develop, and fine tune their instrument, the voice, and their mind. This year the CMI has two purposes: to learn the meaning behind what we sing, and to use the voice as a proper instrument. The entire day will be dovetailed between theology and the actual singing of hymns, giving us a better understanding of what we sing during the Divine Liturgy and other important services, especially during the Lenten period. We welcome all singers or just anyone who would like to take this journey and learn about the faith through our beautiful hymns.  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM For more information:  http://newjersey.churchmusic.goarch.org/news_and_events/church-music-institute.html
For more information: http://www.stparaskevi.org/
Speaker: Fr. David Hovik For more information: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/107310266/Website/Community/Communications/Sunday%20Bulletin/Sunday%20Bulletin.pdf
"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Spring 2015 Genealogy Workshop: New Jersey @ Ukrainian Cultural Center  | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
Join the Historical and Educational Center for its annual half-day Family History Group workshop. Join expert speakers Aleksandra Kacprzak and Michael Buryk on an exploration of Ukrainian-American history for genealogists and the history and archival resources for ethnic Ukrainians in Poland. Space is limited, so register early! For more information: https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=18
The 8th Annual Symposium of Orthodox Spirituality of our Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas will take place at the Laval University, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Symposium will be organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and the Ecumenical Center of Montreal. This year the Symposium will have the theme: “Gospel, Christian Faith and Institutions - past, present, future”. For more information: http://symposiumroaa.wix.com/index
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT: Dallas, TX @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Dallas | Texas | United States
St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society presents: “Forgiveness, Transforming Wounds into Wisdom”. Event Speaker: Cynthia Kostas: Masters of Theological Studies, Holy Cross School of Theology. Lecturer in Orthodox and denominational Churches throughout the United States. Leads the non-profit Photophoros, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver. For more information: http://ntom.org/news/march-21-womens-lenten-retreat/
Diocesan Lenten Teen Retreat: Garrison, NY @ St. Basil Academy   | Garrison | New York | United States
The Annual Diocesan Lenten Teen Retreat for students in grades 7-12 will take place  Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY. The Academy has beautiful grounds, dormitory style rooms, a lovely chapel, and an indoor basketball court. Under the guidance and direction of Bishop Michael, participants will focus on “The Mystery of Prayer” centered around learning and discussing various ways prayer is used both within the life of the church and within personal life. Participants will also enjoy fellowship, education, and spiritual enrichment with one another. There is no charge to participate in this three-day retreat. Adult participants are encouraged to attend and serve as chaperones. read more > REGISTRATION >         For more information: http://nynjoca.org/
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ukrainian Pysanka Workshop: New Jersey @ Ukrainian Cultural Center  | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
During the period of Lent preceding Pascha, or Easter, Ukrainians write pysanky, or decorate eggs, using ancient symbols to imbue the egg with magical powers and ward away evil spirits. Join us at the Center to continue this age-old tradition as we get ready to welcome spring. The workshop is open to adults and children 12 and older. Materials are included in registration fee, but you will need to bring 3 or 4 eggs (raw or blown), paper towels, and a #2 pencil.
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Lenten Vespers: Westland, MI @  St. John Climacus, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church | Westland | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold its fourth in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Rev. Stratton Dorozenski, pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy. The remaining service in the series will be held March 29, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Road, Warren. Members of the public are invited to attend the services.
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day
LENTEN PILGRIMAGE: Ocala, FL @ Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery | Williston | Florida | United States
In celebration of the Annuciation feastday our Saint Mark family is planning an overnight lenten pilgrimage to the Ocala monastery. Time is running out, so make sure to RSVP asap. For more information: www.saintmarkboca.net/