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8th Pilgrimage to Holy Places of Russia 2016
A pilgrimage to holy places in Russia is being organized from July 20 to August 6, 2016. The group will be led by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. The pilgrimage route includes a visit to holy places in the following locations: Moscow, Kazan’, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaysk. For more information:
90th Annual FOCA National Convention: Chicago, IL @ Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
We are the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, an official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and our mission is to proclaim, share and reveal our Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example. For more information:  or
90th FOCA National Convention: Chicago, IL @ Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel  | Rosemont | Illinois | United States
The local Chicago Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) chapters invite you to join us for the 90th FOCA National Convention. We are planning a spectacular weekend! For more information:
East Coast Coptic Youth Committee Annual College Retreat: PA @ University of Scranton | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States
Our Anticipated Guest: His Grace Bishop Thomas For more information:!prettyPhoto
Jul 24 @ 5:58 pm – Jul 30 @ 6:58 pm
St. Nicholas Summer Camp: TN @ Camp NaCoMe | Pleasantville | Tennessee | United States
 For children 8 years old (or entering 3rd grade in Fall 2016) – 18 years old (or will be graduating High School in Spring 2016). Each year, the youth of our Metropolis join for faith, fun and fellowship in an Orthodox Christian environment. This rapidly growing program, held at NaCoMe Camp and Conference Center near Centerville, TN, provides an assortment of activities for its campers. From Orthodox Life sessions, to archery and canoeing, campers will meet new friends, have lots of fun, and learn about their Orthodox Christian Faith. Please feel free to look through our entire web site and keep updated on our daily activities. For more information:
East Coast Coptic Youth Committee - High School Girls Retreat @ University of Scranton | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States
Topic: Chosen Our Anticipated Guest: His Grace Bishop Thomas Bible Competition Topic: Ruth For more information:
Jul 25 – Jul 30 all-day
This year’s workshop is a six-day iconography course. Prosopon teacher, Dmitri Andreyev, will again be coming to teach. Food and lodging are not provided, but, asalways, we are willing to help you find suitable accommodations and will have a“limited” supply of rooms available with parishioners of Annunciation parish. For more information:
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
37th Diocesan Assembly: NC @ Wilmington | North Carolina | United States
Guest Speaker: Sr. Vassa For more information or—DOS-ASSEMBLY-2016.pdf
East Coast Coptic Youth Committee - High School Boys Retreat @ University of Scranton | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States
Topic: Purpose Our Anticipated Guest: His Grace Bishop Thomas    
Hosted by:Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Coatesville, PA Convention Information:
 The 40th Ruby Anniversary Choir Conference of THE SOUTHEASTERN FEDERATION OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHOIRS AND MUSICIANS will be entitled “Be Filled with the Spirit…Making Melody to the Lord with all your Heart Ephesians 5: 8-19 For more information:
Theme: “The Dormition & Transfiguration Services”” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information:
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm
Iconography Workshop: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
The Museum of Russian Icons has the honor of hosting the renowned Prosopon School of Iconology for an intensive six-day course on icon writing. Under the guidance of Vladislav Andrejev, students will study the techniques of painting icons, including transferring the image, applying gold leaf, mixing pigments, using the “floating” egg tempera technique, and lettering in the traditional style. Students will use natural materials and the traditional multi-step process to paint their own icons of Archangel Michael. Previous students can make special arrangements with the instructor to paint another subject for their icon workshop. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to iconology, iconic symbolism, and the theological and philosophical basis of each step. No previous artistic experience is required. For more information:
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm
These interactive classes teach various aspects of the icon to children at least 7 years of age and up. Activities range from demonstration, interactive discussions, story time and making an icon themselves (Guardian angel), which they will work on everyday of the camp. The individual lessons are: Lesson 1-What is an Icon Lesson 2-Icon Symbols and their Meaning Lesson 3-A look at Pigments and How to Make Paints and Gesso (demo) Lesson 4-Russian Fairy Tales and the Icon: The Tale of St George (storybook) Lesson 5-How to Read an Icon: A Look at Rublev’s Trinity Icon.   Cost:
24th International Medieval Congress (2017), Call for Papers
How to Propose a Session The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2017. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. The thematic strand for the 2017 IMC is “Otherness.” See the IMC Call for Papers for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion. Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2016. For more information:
New Skete Annual Pilgrimage: Cambridge, NY @ New Skete Orthodox Monastery | Cambridge | New York | United States
All are welcome to join us at our annual Pilgrimage. Presentation by guest speaker Father Michael Oleksa. “The History of Monastic Missionary Activity in Russian Alaska”.  For more information: Throughout the day: photo exhibit, For Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open. Throughout the day: photo exhibit, meditation gardens, Greek and Lebanese food available for purchase, chapel community bake sale, hospitality table, Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.Throughout the day: photo exhibit, meditation gardens, Greek and Lebanese food available for purchase, chapel community bake sale, hospitality table, Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.    
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church.  RSVP by August 4, 2016. Download Flier Location
Iconographer: Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett Smolensk Mother of God. This is the prototype for the icon we will paint from start to finish during the class. No previous art experience is necessary. Instruction in acrylic gouache using 23K gold leaf. Icon will be approximately 10” x 12”. For more information:
Aug 8 – Aug 13 all-day
Iconographers: Tatiana & Dmitrii Berestova For more information:
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day
Project Mexico Home-building @  Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage | Chula Vista | California | United States
Since 1988, Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage has been building secure, safe and weather-tight homes for some of the most impoverished families in northern Mexico. Built strictly by volunteer labor, these homes provide families economic security and hope for a brighter future. While serving these families, the volunteers discover that they have been transformed. Through their service to others, they realize that they have received much more than they had given. To date, we have hosted well over 11,000 volunteers on our 16 acre ranch as we continue to humbly bear the burdens of others in the name of Christ. Week of August 19-25 also has available slots. For more information:    
Third Annual St. Macrina Orthodox Institute Conference will feature many good speakers  and the theme will be “Diakonia and the Liturgy of Good Works in the World.” The talks will emphasize the broader understanding of diakonia as service which extends the depth and power of sacramental life into our interactions with the world, especially through the generosity and love shown through the good works of charity and ministry to those in need. Our keynote speaker, Matushka Vera Proctor, Director of FOCUS Minnesota, will speak on ‘The Myrrhbearers’ Great Boldness in the Faith in Jesus Christ: As He Is, so are We in This World,’” and there also will be talks on Scripture and history and modern saints, all showing the connection between liturgy and the divine call to good works. Other presenters include Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov, and Rebecca Luft, who will speak on “The Liturgy of Love of Your Neighbor:[...]
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm
Come to your Mother Retreat: WI @ Holy Resurrection Monastery  | Saint Nazianz | Wisconsin | United States
In preparation for the great feast of the Dormition (Assumption) (August 15th) our guests will be introduced to the magnificent ways in which Our Lady the Theotokos in honored in the Christian East. We will look at icons, liturgical poetry and hymns. Surrounded by this beauty, your devotion to the Virgin Mary will be greatly enriched. The retreats will be given by Abbot Nicholas and Fr. Maximos. The suggested donation includes lodging, all meals, and talks. Please note: no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited. So book ahead! For more information:  
Aug 14 – Aug 20 all-day
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop: AK @ Holy Spirit Retreat Center | Anchorage | Alaska | United States
SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 12 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[...]
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

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