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Yale Schola Cantorum Arvo Pärt: Passio - New York, NY @ Cathedral of St. John the Divine   | New York | New York | United States
For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/yale-schola-cantorum-arvo-part-passio
For more information: http://www.saintbarbara.net/epistle/epistle_2016-01.pdf
David Hill, Conductor For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/yale-schola-cantorum-arvo-part-passio-0
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA @ St. George Serbian Orthodox Church   | San Diego | California | United States
Theme: “Virtue and Knowledge in the Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor” Speaker: Fr. Maximos (Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos) For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/en/institute   ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  
Iconography Workshop: Big Sur, CA @ New Camaldoli Hermitage  | Big Sur | California | United States
                                                                                    Feb 23 – Mar 2, 2016 For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Sacred Music Institute: Orinda, CA @ St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Orinda | California | United States
Theme: “Their Sound Has Gone Forth into All the Earth: Orthodox Music in North America” For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default/files/2016_west_coast_sacred_music_institute_flyer.pdf
Georgian Chant Lecture & Concert: Iowa City, IA @ Two different venues | Iowa City | Iowa | United States
4:30pm Lecture-Demonstration, 1670 UCC, 1st floor,  Old Capitol Town Cnt, 201 South Clinton St, U. Iowa 7:30pm Concert,  St. Raphael’s Orthodox Parish, 722 East College Street For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Orthodox Christian Perspectives 2016 Retreat: Carrollton, TX
Save the date for the Orthodox Christian Perspectives retreat to be held Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2016. The topic will be “Marriage and Family: An Invitation to Love”. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Philip Mamalakis, who serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. All are welcome to attend. For more information: http://ntom.org/     Click here for a PDF with information about the event, and stay tuned for further details to be posted soon
Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat: Corbett, OR @ Camp Angelos Retreat Center  | Corbett | Oregon | United States
Holy Trinity Cathedral will be hosting a young adult (18+) retreat  at the Camp Angelos Retreat Center in Corbett, OR. Rev. Hieromonk James Corazza will be our retreat leader.  The over-arching theme of his talks will focus on “A Life of Your Own in Christ” from a variety of perspectives. Arrive: Friday, February 26th at 7:30p (Note: no dinner will be served) Depart: Sunday, February 28th at 12p following Divine Liturgy For more information: in https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WvBSmcQQghOaRnejrBRhq70ANfiOJqF6f1kvpfWELTM/viewform?c=0&w=1
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
YES Mission Trip to Boston, MA @ Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
WHAT?     A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Boston, MA. WHO?        Junior High, High School, and College Students WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at St. Mary Orthodox Church CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
YES! AUSTIN
WHEN?      Friday, February 26th– Sunday, February 28th, 2016 WHAT?     A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Austin, TX. WHO?        7th-12th graders WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, February 28th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Emmaus Lecture Series sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy of Brooklyn: NY @ St. Nektarios Orthodox Church   | New York | United States
Theme: “Funeral” Speaker: Fr. Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk For more information: http://www.usampm.com/event/Emmaus-Lecture-Series/209991/
A Symposium on the Status of the Persecuted Christian Communities of the Middle East @ St. George Orthodox Cathedral   | Wichita | Kansas | United States
Theme: “Who are they? What are they enduring? What are their hopes?” Join us on February 26-28, 2016, to learn more about the tragic persecution of Christians in the Middle East. We’re partnering with St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, KS to organize this conference as springboard to launch a Wichita chapter of In Defense of Christians (IDC).   For more information: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/power_and_persecution
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Theme: “The Orthodox Conception of Tragedy” Speaker: Melinda Johnson. Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mama, and writer. She is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia (AFP, 2010) and The Other Side of the Bonfire (LSP, 2012), For more information: http://orthodoxtacoma.com/retreat.html
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents “Celebrating the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/
Georgian Chant Lecture & Concert: Chicago, IL @ St. Josaphat Catholic Church   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
10am –  Workshop.    Alioni ensemble will open the show!   7:30pm Concert For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Theme: “May 30, 1453: The Day After the Fall of Constantinople” Speaker: Alexandros Kyrou Ph.D. (Professor of History, Salem State University) For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ITd2ezxsWXbVBZZnZFRjFRSTBEek1LYW9vX1psSUlSWU1z/view
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Georgian Chant Concert: Chicago, IL @ University of Chicago (Logan Center, 9th Floor, Penthouse Auditorium)   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
University of Chicago, Sponsored by CEERES . Logan Center, 9th Floor, Penthouse Auditorium. Free Parking across the street (60th & Drexel St.)  Golosa Ensemble will open the show! For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Ancient & Holy in the Holy Land @ Israel
The proposed trip is an Orthodox Christian pilgrimage and educational tour. We combine visits to sites of religious significance with stops at places of historical and archaeological importance. The tour will be of interest to all who have an interest in the Early Church, Monasticism and the Ancient Middle East. If you are interested in joining this tour or have any questions, please contact us! For more information: http://www.orthodoxtours.com/our-tours/138-2016-ancient-and-holy-in-the-holy-land.html
Iconography Workshop: Milwaukie, OR @ Annunciation Orthodox Church   | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States
This event takes place Mar 4 – 10, 2016 Iconographer: Dmitri Andreyev For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/pdf/Portland2016.pdf
Mar 4 @ 12:10 am – 1:10 am
Real Break Jerusalem 2016 @ Jerusalem | Jerusalem District | Israel
For more information: https://events.ocf.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=119&eventId=76&controller=event&task=individualRegister
Orthodox Arts-Conversations on the Contemporary Revival of Georgian Religious Art: New Haven,CT @ Yale University,  Luce Hall Auditorium  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Georgian Orthodox Chant. Join us for a Symposium sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, organized by ISM Fellow John Graham.  Lectures by a practicing Orthodox monk, a church historian, and musicologists with guest artists from Tbilisi, Georgia. The symposium will feature members of the critically acclaimed Anchiskhati Church Choir.  For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/symposium-georgian-orthodox-chant
Institute of Sacred Music: The Anchiskhati Church Choir: CT @ Christ Church New Haven  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
The Anchiskhati Choir, renowned for their instrumental role in reviving the forgotten tradition of Georgian three-voiced traditional liturgical chant, will perform a selection from their latest project, “The Orthodox Paschal Cycle.” The singers expertly negotiate the complex polyphonic forms of these familiar Paschal texts, their voices precisely tuned to the unique other-worldly harmonies and intonation styles of this important medieval repertory. Inherited through oral transmission, this music was only notated at the turn of the last century, but those transcriptions remained locked in Soviet archives until Anchiskhati members gained access in 1988. In addition to the central focus on chants from Holy Week and Pascha, the performance will include para-liturgical folk songs accompanied by traditional instruments such as the goatskin bagpipe (chiboni) and a four-string lute (chonguri). The singers of the Anchiskhati Church Choir of Tbilisi, Georgia are the undisputed leaders of the widespread contemporary revival of a lost three-voice[...]
Engaging Orthodoxy Speaker's Series: Chicago, IL @ North Park University (Anderson Chapel) | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Theme: “The Unchanging Gospel in an Ever-Changing Culture” Speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Fr. John Behr & Others. In his lecture, Bishop Kallistos Ware will present an Eastern Orthodox understanding of the Gospel, and offer practical guidance on how local churches may keep it clear and central for each generation. For more information: http://www.northpark.edu/orthodox
Mar 7 – Mar 12 all-day
Real Break New Orleans 2016 @ New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For more information: https://events.ocf.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=119&eventId=77&controller=event&task=individualRegister
Sponsor: NEC Intercultural Institute. Lecture-Demonstration, w/ Brian Fairley For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Iconography Course on the Mother of God: Washington D.C. @ The Monroe Arts Walk   | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
                                                                                           Leaping for Joy Iconographer: Colette M. Kalvesmaki Dates: March 10-13, 2016 (Thursday, Friday, Sat, Sun) These courses will focus on the techniques of the ancient icon, its history, meaning and how to pray. This course is good for both beginners and intermediate. Taught in EGG TEMPERA only–no gold. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/iconography-courses/
Second ANNUAL NATIONAL CHRISTIAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM SYMPOSIUM: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church | Naples | Florida | United States
We invite you to the 2nd Annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium  featuring the Honorable Jay Sekulow, as our Keynote Speaker on March 12, together with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. Jay is the founder of the American Center of Law and Justice (ACLJ) Your registration will entitle you to attend all three symposium lectures, including the Keynote Address scheduled for Saturday: March 10 (Thur) – 8 pm – Dr. Timothy Patitsas, PhD, “Ethical Justification for Christian Rights and Freedom”, Associate Professor of Ethics, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology March 11 (Fri) – 7 pm – Dr. Andrew Ekonomou, PhD, “Emperors, Sultans and Patriarchs: Observations on the survival of the Ecumenical Patriarchate during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires“, Archon of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Protectors of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople March 12 (Sat) – 3 pm – KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Jay Sekulow, PhD, “Major Policy Address on Religious Freedom“,[...]
Spring Gathering 2016: Palos Heights, IL @ St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Palos Heights | Illinois | United States
For more information: http://stmarylivonia.com/spring-gathering-information-st-mary-palos-heights-illinois/
Introduced with Q&A, John Graham 12:00pm Sacred Concert For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html