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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
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
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
“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
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).
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/
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
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
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?
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.
“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
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
2017 Conference Theme: “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit”
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.
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/
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” 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
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/
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.
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.
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/
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/
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 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.
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.
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.
October 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Manos Hadjidakis was one of the most important Greek composers of the 20th century. Internationally acclaimed, he won an Academy Award for best original song for the title song for the film Never on Sunday. Much of his music comprises songs whose lyrics come from the verses of the greatest Greek poets of the century, including Nobel laureates Odysseus Elytis and Giorgos Seferis. All arrangements are original and are designed to bring out the subtleties, beauty, and idiosyncrasies of the… Find out more at http://concertfix.com/tours/tribute-to-manos-hadjidakis
MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection. Curated by Anna Winestein
This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.
The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.
Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.
Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. Click here for Anna’s full biography.
For more information: www.museumofrussianicons.org/
For more information: https://support.iocc.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=100181