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Mar3Sunday: Mar 3 (all day)
Topic: “Slow to Anger”
Speakers: Dr. John Dalack & Khouriyee Laila Ellias
Antiochian Women cordially invite you to attend 2013 Pre-Lenten Retreat “Slow to Anger” presented by father-daughter team Dr. John Dalack & Khouriyee Laila Ellias. Send in your registration form today, or call Erin Kimmett.
For more information: http://www.stgeorgenorwood.org/
Mar6FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) San Diego/God’s Extended Hand (feeding the poor)Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday, Orthodox Christians throughout San Diego serve meals to the homeless and poor of San Diego. We need some extra volunteers. This is a great opportunity for our parishioners to get involved in this life-changing ministry.
For more information: http://www.orthodoxsandiego.org/
Mar6Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Christian Kitchen is a ministry of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, dedicated to fulfilling Matthew 25 and is made up of volunteers who donate clothing, items of need, and their time to make sandwiches, soup, desserts, refreshments and then distribute the fruit of their labors to men and women who are poor and/or live on the streets of Long Island and Manhattan.
The ministry is more than feeding people, it’s about sharing the Light of Christ with those who have barely anything. The goal is not just to feed but to create relationships with the homeless. We want to bring light into a world that can be very dark at times. We eat together, pray together, and cry together. We try to meet not just physical, but spiritual needs. We try to provide resources to help with medical, drug, family, or housing issues. It is a very blessed ministry and its volunteers are critical to its success.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…”
Come and volunteer on a soup run!
We feed the hungry in Manhattan on most Wednesday nights. During Great Lent, the schedule changes to Tuesday evenings. Other opportunities for serving are also available. Just check the calendar before coming or call the rectory at 516-483-3649.
For more information: http://htocem.org/Ministries/christiankitchen.html
Mar7Thursday: Mar 7 – Mar 10 (all day)
Iconographer Peter Pearson works with students of all or no experience. Each participant will complete an icon of St Michael the Archangel. All supplies are provided along with group and individualized instruction.
Expected Cost: $200 includes all materials and Saturday luncheon; optional room and board available at additional cost. More information forthcoming.
For more information: http://hdbfm.com/upcoming.htmCategories: Icon Workshop
Mar7Thursday: 5:30 pm – 7:30 am
Every year from December-March, St. Paraskevi hosts our brothers and sisters in need of warm beds and hot meals every Thursday evenings until early Friday mornings during these cold winter months. We are in need of volunteers to either donate their time in various shifts to assist our guests on site or provide dinners and lunches for them. Shifts to help meet, feed and assist the guests are Thursday evenings 5:30-8:30pm; 8:30-11:30pm; Thursday overnight 11:30pm-5:30am and Friday mornings 5:00-7:30am. Volunteers are especially needed for the Thursday overnight and Friday morning shifts. If you would like to either donate your time to help cover one of the shifts or donate supplies, please contact Demetra Doscas at 631-553-0720. If you are interested in preparing either dinner or lunch meals during the Homeless Ministry season in any way, please contact Anastasia Geotes at 516-922-3854. Please consider volunteering your time in this worthwhile Christian ministry of directly helping others in our community who are in true need. Volunteering for only two-three hours once a season would be truly and greatly appreciated.
For more information: http://www.stparaskevi.org/
Mar85th Biennial Conference of The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC)Friday: Mar 8 – Mar 10 (all day)
The theme of the conference is “Antecedents and Subsequents of Iosif Volotsky: Exploring Eastern Christian Concerns” (2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Iosif Volotsky, founder of the Iosif-Volokolamsk Monastery), yet it is designed to “embrace topics from any period, and all regions related to Eastern Christian groups…. The topic is broadly conceived to address the interests and concerns of Iosif, a monastic reformer, whose life and work influenced the religious culture of Muscovy as well as modern scholarship of his period. Iosif’s interests encompassed the multi-faceted issues of religious and spiritual life and ranged from monastic reform to patristics, liturgics, education, administration, spirituality, heresy, and secular Christian life, among others.”
The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC) is a non-confessionl scholarly organization that is dedicated to promoting research, scholarship, and multi-disciplinary inquiry on cultures influenced by the various branches of Eastern Christianity. While ASEC is a non-confessional association, the focus of ASEC is of inerest to Orthodox Scholars. For more information on ASEC and on the conference, see here.Categories: Conference
Mar8Friday: Mar 8 – Mar 10 (all day)
Co-Sponsored by The Canadian Society for Coptic Studies and Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary, Chair of Christian Thought, University of Calgary.
The Canadian Society for Coptic Studies is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to bring together individuals interested in the study of Coptic culture; and to promoting the dissemination of scholarly information on Coptic studies
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH
St. Mina Coptic Church
292120 Wagon Wheel Blvd.
Balzac, Alberta T4A 0E2
Rides will be arranged from the Hotel Alma to the church and return.
University of Calgary (Cassio Rooms A/B MacEwan Hall)
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada (map)
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianSocietyCopticStudies/notesCategories: Symposium
Mar8Friday: Mar 8 – Mar 10 (all day)
The theme for this year is “Antecedents and Subsequents of Iosif Volotsky: Exploring Eastern Christian Concerns” and is conceptualized to embrace topics from any period, and all regions related to Eastern Christian groups.
ASEC’s mission is to encourage scholarship in all areas of Eastern Christian culture from any time period or region. Therefore, while Iosif Volotsky (d. 1515) represents a branch of the Russian tradition, ASEC nevertheless encourages papers and panels on topics outside that experience. The topic is broadly conceived to address the interests and concerns of Iosif, a monastic reformer, whose life and work influenced the religious culture of Muscovy as well as modern scholarship of his period. Iosif’s interests encompassed the multi-faceted issues of religious and spiritual life and ranged from monastic reform to patristics, liturgics, education, administration, spirituality, heresy, and secular Christian life, among others.
The conference will include two days of panels plus a keynote address. For more information: http://www.otsamerica.org/news/2012/asec-conference
To become a member of ASEC, please contact the ASEC treasurer, Lucien Frary, Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648 (email@example.com).Categories: Conference
Mar9Pan-Orthodox Youth Festival sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Coalition for Healthy Youth (OCCHY): ILSaturday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“OCCHY’s ‘Folk Jam for Healthy Youth,’ designed to promote the prevention of drug and substance use/abuse, is open to teens from all Chicago area Orthodox communities,” said Gordana Trbuhovich, OCCHY Project Coordinator. “Through the event, OCCHY will strive to bring together all Orthodox Christian youth for a better understanding of a common threat which faces them all. Focusing on prevention, we hope to instill an awareness of the dangers of substance use/abuse while enjoying the familiar cultural atmosphere of their heritage.
For more information: http://www.midwestdiocese.org/news_130120_1.htmlCategories: Festival
Mar11Monday: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TOPIC: THE HOLY PROPHET AND GOD-SEER, MOSES Download the Flyer
Part 1: From His Birth to the Crossing of the Red Sea. A Patristic journey into the wealth of spiritual nourishment for our 21st Century lives, hidden beneath the historical account of his life.
Keynote Speaker:Fr Demetrios Carellas, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, TX
5:30 PM Vespers in Church. Light meal to follow in Church hall.
7:00 to 8:30 PM Presentation in Lecture hallacross the street, with Q & A and Fellowship.
Everything is FREE, but please RSVP!
For planning purposes, please RSVP with names and/or #’s of people attending to Father Seraphim by Saturday, March 9th. If you do not RSVP, come anyway!
Mar14Thursday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EMMAUS LECTURE SERIES: “Feast or Famine”. Sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy of Brooklyn. All lectures begin at 7 PM, followed by refreshments at 8 PM. For more information: www.stnicholascathedral.org/files/Emmaus-Fall-Lecture.pdf
March 14th The Feast of the Annunciation
Speaker: The V. Rev. Fr. Thomas Zain
Church: Three Hierarchs Parish 1724 Avenue P; Brooklyn, NY 11229
Mar15Friday: Mar 15 – Mar 17 (all day)
The Pan Orthodox Tournament has been held every year since 1968 in mid-March, and sees 60-70 Orthodox teams from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ontario, Wisconsin and other states compete in the 3-day weekend event. Each division has winner’s bracket and a consolation bracket, and all teams are guaranteed a minimum of 2 games. Awards are given to each division’s Champion, Runner-Up and Consolation Champion, and an All-Tournament Team in all divisions, except for the Biddys.
The 2012 Pan Orthodox Tournament was another big success and we would like to thank all the players, coaches, parents, churches and all the fans who supported this event.
The 2012 Finals Results, All-Tournament Teams, Tournament History, Hall of Champions, and Tournament MVP History have been updated to include this year’s results.
Please click on the following links to download the registration packet. Contact information is in the packet if you have any questions.
We hope to see many of our old friends and many new ones at the 2013 Pan Orthodox Tournament!! If you wish to be on the mailing list for Pan Orthodox Tournament information, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or http://www.detroit-oyaa.org/index.phpCategories: Sporting Event
Mar17Sunday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ODO is offering a monthly free meal, on the third Sunday of each month, to our brothers and sisters in need and is looking for volunteers each month to serve. Around 6 volunteers (youth groups, parish choirs, little league, etc.) are needed every month. Bring enough food to feed around 50 people (i.e. pasta trays, casserole burgers, salad, sandwiches, etc.)
For more information: http://orthodoxdetroitoutreach.org/
Mar17Sunday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Theme: “The Monastic Movement in American Orthodoxy”
Speaker: Andrew Walsh, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor at Trinity College). Dr. Andrew Walsh not only serves the St. George community tirelessly in many way, but is also its own “scholar-in-residence.” He holds degrees from Trinity College, Yale Divinity School, and Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization. A prolific writer, Andrew worked for the Hartford Courant, for six years serving as a reporter, bureau chief, and religion writer, and is managing editor of Religion in the News. He is currently assistant professor at Trinity College and the associate director of the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life.
For more information : http://www.stgeorgecathedral.org/index.html
Lecture Series 2012-2013
Our Cathedral Lecture Series will consist of five lectures by persons chosen for their excellence as teachers. The series will be held on five Sundays during the ecclesiastic year at 5 pm in the afternoon to which parishioners of all ages are invited. Attendees will have the opportunity to grow in the knowledge of our faith by listening to the presenters, by participating in a question and answer period following each lecture, and by meeting the speakers informally at a coffee hour after each session. It is our hope that this important ministry will be well attended and serve as a measure of your commitment to Christ and His Church.
Mar18Monday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Fr. Makarios Manos (of St. Katherine Monastery on Mt. Sinai, Egypt). Each service will be followed by a Lenten dinner. All services begin at 5:00 p.m.
For more information: http://www.midwestdiocese.org/news_130207_1.html
Mar20Wednesday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Theme: “The Date of Easter”
Speaker: Matthew Prentice
Join us for our Lenten lectures following Pre-sanctified Liturgy! All lectures are free and open to interested individuals. Bring a sack “dinner” or enjoy some hot Lenten soup served with fresh bread.
For more information: http://www.stmarkoca.org/events.html
Mar22Friday: Mar 22 – Mar 24 (all day)
“Come, O Ye People!” A Journey for Healing to St. John Maximovitch of San Francisco
With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Church of Los Angeles and the West
Friday, March 22, 2013
Departure from St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Van Nuys
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A visit to the original Holy Virgin Cathedral – home of St. John’s miraculous mantle
A visit to St. Tikhon parish – home of St. John’s orphanage, school and monastery
A visit to the new Holy Virgin Cathedral – Joy of all Who Sorrow – home of St. John’s relics
A visit to St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church – Vespers and dinner
Youth Forum and discussion
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy – Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Redeemer, Los Altos
Lunch and return to Los Angeles
Planned for young adults – families welcome!
For Bus Trip: Make check payable to James Gabrie, 5228 Hartwick Street, Los Angeles, 90041 (213) 819-2030
Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites – ask for “St. John Group”. Call to make your own reservation – (650) 631-0777 group rate will only be honored until March 7th, 2013
For more information: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_130221_1.html
Mar22Friday: 5:00 pm – 1:00 pm
YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) Retreat for Junior & High School students
A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Dallas, TX. We will meet at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 5pm on Friday, March 22nd. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, March 24th.
For more information: http://yesnorthamerica.org/upcoming-trips/yes-dallas-tx-march-22-24-2013
Mar23Saturday: Mar 23 (all day)
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Office of Adult and Family Ministry is sponsoring a
Lenten Couples Retreat. Speakers include Fr. Vasyl Sendeha and Olenka Sendeha
“…let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife that she reverence her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33
In the retreat: Common Prayers, Lectures, Workshops, Group Discussions
Save the Date! For the Day of Reconnection, Spiritual Renewal, Marriage Enrichment and more
Mar23Saturday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome! The University of Chicago OCF is a dynamic group of Orthodox Christians made up of graduate and undergraduate students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Every Orthodox Christian, and anyone with an interest in Orthodoxy, is invited to attend our meetings. We realize there is no Oriental Orthodox fellowship on campus, and welcome Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian, and Syrian Christians to join us.
The Three Heirarchs Orthodox Christian Fellowship of the University of Chicago invites you to join them weekly at Calvert House for our Saturday evening Vespers service. If the door is locked, knock loudly and someone will open it, or call/text Fr. Elijah inside (312-714-9775) and an angel will be dispatched from the throne to open the gates!
We are a part of the Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy services of Saint Makarios the Great Orthodox Mission in Hyde Park.
We also participate in a national network of Orthodox campus ministries.
For more information: http://event.uchicago.edu/maincampus/search.php?who=agrp_OCF&when=upcoming or http://event.uchicago.edu/maincampus/detail.php?guid=CALemail@example.com&recurrenceId=20130310T000000Z
Mar23Saturday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NOTE DATE CHANGE:
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 • 6:30 p.m. Vespers sponsored by the Orthodox Christian
Clergy Association of Greater Chicago at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
5701 Redwood Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Preacher: Archbishop Nicolae
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 • 6:00 p.m.
Christ the Savior Church, 927 North LaSalle Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois
Preacher: Fr. Elijah Mueller
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 • 6:00 p.m.
Saint Panteleimon Church, 7549 West 61st Place, Summit, Illinois
Preacher: Fr. Thomas Mueller
SUNDAY, APRIL 14 • 6:00 p.m.
Saint Nicholas Church, 4313 18th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Preacher: Fr. Alexander Kuchta
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 • 6:00 p.m.
Saint Nicholas Church, 1018 Barber Lane, Joliet, Illinois
Preacher: Fr. Joseph Kopka
PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 28 • 6:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 North Leavitt St., Chicago, Illin
Mar23Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Start your Lent with a spiritual boost! Join us at the Cathedral on Saturday, March 23 for our Annual Lenten Retreat.
This year, we bring you two speakers: Klaus Kenneth and Dr. Christopher Veniamin. Mr. Kenneth is a world-renowned speaker on Orthodoxy, whose conversion story has become a bestseller in Europe. Dr. Veniamin is an Oxford graduate and Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary. Both speakers were spiritual sons of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov) of St. John Monastery in Essex.
The retreat is scheduled to begin with Divine Liturgy in the morning and will run until Vespers. Mr. Kenneth will be speaking on his journey to the Orthodox Faith as featured in his book, Born to Hate Reborn to Love: A Spiritual Odyssey from Head to Heart. At 1:30 Dr. Christopher will begin speaking on “The Life and Teaching of Elder Sophrony of Essex.”
The Divine Liturgy will begin at 8:30 AM for those who wish to attend. The Retreat will begin at 10:30 AM with a brief Molieban. Lunch will be provided to those attending. Vespers will begin by 3:30 PM, after the presentations conclude. Mr. Kenneth will be available to sign copies of his book during the afternoon.
For more informationr: http://www.stots.edu/news_130226_1.html or
Mar24Sunday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For more information: http://www.pasadenamasterchorale.org/Pasadena_Master_Chorale/2013-RACH.htmlCategories: Concert
Mar24Sunday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will observe the first Sunday of Orthodox Great Lent with a service of Great Vespers at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The service will be part of the Cathedral’s observation of its patronal feast, the Annunciation of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), which occurs March 25 on the Orthodox liturgical calendar.
The Most Rev. Nicholas, metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit, will preside at the service, assisted by the Rev. Fr. Dean Hountalas,Vicar General or the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit, and the Very Rev. Roman Star, pastor of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church, Redford, and president of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit.
The Very Rev. George Shalhoub of the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia will deliver a homily in English. The Very Rev. Michael Varlamos of the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores will deliver a homily in Greek. The Very Rev. Michael Varlamos of the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores will deliver a homily in Greek.
Responses during the service will be sung by the cathedral’s choir under the direction of George Raptis and the Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit under the direction of Vickie Kopistiansky.
The general public as well as Orthodox Christians is invited to attend the service. Refreshments will be served afterward. For further information, call the cathedral at (313)965-2988.
The COCC, a 56-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit, traditionally conducts its own series of Lenten Vespers services on the five Sundays of Great Lent beginning with the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The next service in this year’s series will be held March 31 at St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Redford, followed by services April 7 at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, St. Clair Shores; April 14 at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica, Detroit; and April 21 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit
“I hope many Orthodox Christians and members of the public come out to enjoy these very inspirational services,” Subdeacon Mitchell said. In addition to the Sunday Lenten Vespers series, the COCC sponsors a variety of worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs. For further information, visit its website at http://www.coccdetroit.com.
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Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit
(313) 204-5103 mobile
The general public as well as Orthodox Christians is invited to attend the service. Refreshments will be served afterward. For further information, contact Annunciation Cathedral at (313) 965-2988.
Mar24Sunday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association will host its traditional series of Sunday evening services during Great Lent, which begins Monday, March 18, 2013.
Each service will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 -- Orthodox Sunday — Vespers, St. Mary OCA Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, March 31 — Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas — Vespers, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, St. Paul, MN
Sunday, April 7 — Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross — Vespers, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, West ST. Paul, MN
Sunday, April 14 — Sunday of St. John Climacus — Vespers, St. Panteleimon Russian Orthodox Church [ROCOR], Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, April 21 — Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt — Vespers, St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, April 28 — Palm Sunday — Bridegroom Matins, St. Herman OCA Church, Minneapolis, MN
Mar24Sunday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Texas Orthodox Missions (NTOM) invites you to join them for Sunday Vespers. Dates and Locations are as follows:
- March 24 – Holy Trinity GOC, Dallas
- March 31 – St. Peter AOC, Ft. Worth
- April 7 – St. John the Baptist GOC, Euless
- April 14 – St. Demetrios GOC, Ft. Worth
- April 21 – St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral OCA, Dallas
You may find the addresses of these parishes here.
For more informationr: http://ntom.org/