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Sep
9
Fri
2016
YES Oklahoma City
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 11:30 am

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This is a  wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Oklahoma City, OK.

WHO? Junior High, High School Students, and College Students

WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday, September 9th.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, September 11th.

 

 

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop
Sep 11 – Sep 17 all-day

 SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 10 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 more informationr: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!copy-of-diakonia-carving/c1xj

Sep
12
Mon
2016
6th Annual Iconography Workshop: Stafford, VA
Sep 12 – Sep 17 all-day

Iconographer: Fr.Igumen Mefodii, Instructor for the Prosopon School of Iconology, Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor, 434-589-8530, sketestmaximos@gmail.com

For more information: http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyworkshop.html

Forum on Religion and Literature: Yale University
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

... Bourses de l’Institute of Sacred Music (Yale University, 2016-2017

|Event description: “American Solitude and Contemporary Literature”.  Presented by Amy Hungerford, followed by moderated discussion.

For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/

Sep
15
Thu
2016
IMPACT Conference: Titusville, FL
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day

The IMPACT Conference is a 4 day, 3 night conference hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef. Christians from inside and outside the Coptic Orthodox Church from across the country and all jurisdictions are invited to join together in fellowship and fun. The conference committee starts planning a year in advance to provide an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth, camaraderie, lasting memories and more.

Who:
All young professionals 28 years old and above who have been living in the western culture.

When:
September 15-18, 2016

For more information:  http://copticimpact.org/conference/

Conference

Sep
16
Fri
2016
Ecumenical Conference: Greenwich, NY
Sep 16 @ 12:16 am – 1:16 am

The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,” an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well.

For more information: http://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/save_the_date.pdf

Stewardship Coordinators Retreat: PA
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 11:30 am

 

It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first ACROD stewardship coordinator retreat.   The theme of the retreat is “Parish Application of Stewardship.”  For more information: http://acrod.org/news/7283/stewardship-retreat

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Literature & Spirituality: Yale University
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

|The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003). She is currently at work on a memoir of her years in El Salvador, Lebanon, South Africa, and France. Carolyn Forché is Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetry and Professor of English at Georgetown University and lives in Maryland.

Book-signing follows. Presented in collaboration with the Yale Divinity Student Book Supply.

For more information:http://ism.yale.edu/

Sep
23
Fri
2016
Yale Schola Cantorum Choral Evensong
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event description: David Hill, conductor.  Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Lobo

For more information:  http://ism.yale.edu/

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Orthodox Education Day 2016: Yonkers, NY
Oct 1 all-day

Renowned scholar Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, author of Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of God, will deliver the Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, which is part of this year’s Orthodox Education Day and is entitled, “The Mystery of Mary: The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition. Dr. Cunningham is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/orthodox-education-day-2016

Oct
2
Sun
2016
World Premiere of the Greek Liturgy: Chicago, IL
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Liturgy from British composer Fr. Ivan Moody. The new Greek Liturgy is now completed and will be recorded and premiered  by the St. Romanos Cappella. The world premiere will be sung at the celebration of Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. The work is dedicated to the memory of John Bartholomew, member of the Order of St. Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarch.

This world premiere of the GreekLiturgyis part of a series of events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. It also commemorates the Feast of Day of St. Romanos the Melodist, Patron Saint of church musicians, and the 15th Anniversary of the Society of Saint Romanos the Melodist. On Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in the St. Andrew President’s Room, Fr. Ivan Moody will present a lecture on his newly composed Greek Liturgy and
some Perspectives on the Theology of Orthodox Music

For more information: http://www.societyromanos.org/

 

Oct
3
Mon
2016
Ecumenical Conference: Greenwich, NY
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day

The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,”   an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well.

For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/walk-through-door-holiness

Oct
4
Tue
2016
STOTS 44th Annual Lecture Series for October 2016
Oct 4 – Oct 25 all-day
Oct
5
Wed
2016
Yale Lecture Series: New Haven, CT
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

Date: Oct. 5, 2016 –   4:30 pm
Presenter: Andreas Georgiou, the former Chief Statistician of Greece.

Topic: The Struggle Between Modernization and Backwardness: The Recent History of the Official Statistics of Greece

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 4:30pm
Presenter: George Papaconstantinou, the former Minister for the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change and former Minister of Finance for Greece.

Topic: Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 4:00pm
Topic: Roundtable,  Global Peace and Regional Risks: Challenges to Peace and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean
Place: Luce Hall (LUCE), Auditorium

Event description: A “Global Governance” series roundtable with Ambassador Catherine Boura, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations; Ambassador Nawaf Salam, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations; Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations; hosted by Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, former Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations and Senior Fellow in the Yale European Union Studies Program and the Jackson Institute.

For more information: http://hsp.macmillan.yale.edu/

Oct
6
Thu
2016
42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all-day

All events will be held at central locations on the Cornell University Campus, excluding the optional excursion to the Corning Museum of Glass following the last paper sessions.

Online registration for the conference is now closed, but on-site registration will be available, so please join us. Please see below under “Special Events and Locations” for on-site registration locations. On-site registration is at a higher rate and payable by check.

For more information: http://bsc2016.weebly.com/

Oct
7
Fri
2016
2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference: Indianapolis, IN
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day
2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference: Indianapolis, IN @ Joy of all Who Sorrow Orthodox Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Our 23rd annual conference is entitled: “Principles of Reconciliation”. Featured keynote speaker, Bishop Neofitos of Kenya.

Register online for this year’s conference here: Click here

For more information: http://myocn.net/2016-brotherhood-st-moses-black-conference/

 

2016 Clergy Wives Retreat
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day

This retreat is held in October each year at the monastery.

Speaker:  Fr. Silviu Bunta

Topic:  Between Heaven and Earth, Joy and Despair: Personal Thoughts on the Priestly Family

For more information: http://www.dormitionmonastery.com/

First Friday Lecture Series, Byzantine Arts Studio: Washington, DC
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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First Friday Lecture Series: “Reading Irish Illuminated Manuscripts Iconographically, in Light of the Fathers”, presented by Dr. Alfred Kentigern Siewers.

Join us for a series of lectures each month by scholars/clergy who specialize in the Byzantine World and aspects of the icon.

For more information:  http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/lectures/

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Florida
Oct 8 – Oct 15 all-day
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Florida @ Varied

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – Tarpon Springs, FL
Open Seats UNLIMITED 2016-10-8, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – Daytona Beach, FL
Open Seats UNLIMITED 2016-10-15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register at : http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/registration/

Spiritual Retreat: Hialeah, FL
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Right Reverend Alexander

“The Theological Relavance of the Old Testament” by His Grace, the Right Reverand Alexander.  Vespers will follow the Retreat.

For more information:  https://www.facebook.com/256811454333809/photos/gm.656080884558669/1381859501828993/?type=3&theater

or http://orthodoxmiami.org/

Sponsored Session, Byzantine Studies Conference: Ithaca, NY
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session Title: Defining Cults in Byzantium (Session 7A)

Session Date: Oct 8, 2016 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM). Sponsored session.

Recent publications on the Virgin, icons, and relics have stimulated anew discussions on cults and cultic practices in Byzantium. Scholars are re-examining the ways in which a cult is made manifest in architecture, monumental decorative programs, images, and luxury arts. There is also interest in phenomenology, senses, and emotions, and their place in cultic experiences. The traditional definition of cult is once again being considered and debated. This session brings together distinct approaches that will stimulate further debate on the definition of cults, and question the ways in which art, architecture, and related texts can provide evidence for a cult’s origin, duration, decentralization, and audiences.

For more information: http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/42nd-annual-byzantine-studies-conference

 

Oct
9
Sun
2016
THE 2016 FORCC BANQUET: Bridgeport, CN
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Keynote Speaker is Louis A. Zagami, Develpment officer, IOCC.  A native of Boston, Massachusetts he is trained as a “First Responder” and member of IOCC’s Emergency response network. Mr. Zagami has been with IOCC since September 2009.

For more information: http://www.forcc.org/forccevents_11.html

James C. Rouman Adult Lecture Series: Hartford, CT
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Our first program in the Fall Lecture Series features  Dr. James C. Skedros.   The topic will be ” The Thessalonians and Thessaloniki, their contributions to the life of the church.”

For more information: http://stgeorgecathedral.org/news/2016-lecture-series

Oct
11
Tue
2016
Saint Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) Fall Lecture Series
Oct 11 – Oct 25 all-day

The annual Fall Lecture Series at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, featuring four public lectures on Tuesdays throughout the month of October began Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

The following are the weekly topics and speakers:

October 11 at 7:00 p.m. — “Identity and Knowledge: A Reflection on Leading Reading Groups on the Church Fathers.” Dr. Timothy Becker, PhD, teaches at the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University in Philadelphia, where he also leads a popular reading group for anyone interested in the Church Fathers and Orthodoxy. Dr. Becker will reflect on why and how participation in this communal activity has been transformative for students and others.

October 18 at Noon — “Vocation & Ministry in the Orthodox Church.” Sr. Vassa Larin, PhD is host of the popular YouTube show “Coffee with Sr. Vassa,” author of various scholarly and popular works, and Professor of Liturgical Studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. She will explore the intriguing concepts of “ministry” and “vocation” in the context of our post-modern, globalized world. Have these concepts “changed” in the Internet-Age — an Age of Fluidity?

October 25 at 7:00 p.m. — “Money to Burn: A New (Old) Approach to Christian Stewardship.” Dr. Andy Geleris, MD, completed medical school and a neurology residency at UCLA and has been a practicing neurologist for 33 years in southern California. He and his family became Orthodox as part of Saint Peter’s in Pomona, CA, a Protestant congregation that converted to Orthodoxy in 1996. In his talk, Dr. Geleris will examine how embracing a biblical and patristic vision of generosity can revitalize one’s spiritual life and the Church’s witness to the world.

Refreshments will be provided. Please direct questions and RSVP to the Contact Person.

Oct
12
Wed
2016
What Is Orthodox Christianity? Lectures: Portland, OR
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

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The Ancient Church Library is hosting a series of lectures in October.

  • 12 October: Who is God? The Trinity, Love, Humility and the Incarnation
  • 19 October: What is the Eucharist? the Scriptures, Jewish Thought and the Ancient Christian Teaching on Communion
  • 26 October: What is the Church? Sacrament, Theosis and the Body of Christ

All Are Welcome! Public lectures hosted by THE ANCIENT CHURCH library.

for more information: http://www.theancientchurch.org/

Oct
13
Thu
2016
UCLA Lecture: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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In this talk, Judith Herrin (Professor Emerita of Late Antique & Byzantine Studies)  and Constantine Leventis  (Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London) answers the question, “Why study Ravenna?”

For 350 years this city served as the western capital of the Roman Empire where a very particular integration of Germanic and Roman occurred that had significant consequences for western Europe. The buildings and mosaics that date from this period inspired visitors for centuries and continue to inspire us today.

For more information: http://cmrs.ucla.edu/event/why-ravenna/

 

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR): Villanova, PA
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

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The 41st International Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (PMR) Conference, with the plenary theme: ‘A Matter of Devotion: Matter and Spirit in Theory and Practice’, will feature Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor Emerita, Institute for Advanced Study, University Professor Emerita, Columbia University; and Catherine Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

For information:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/mission/augustinianinstitute/conferences/pmr.html.

or  http://www.aiep-iaps.org/conferences

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM): Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

International Conference for Orthodox Music  is pleased to announce the upcoming conference to be held in Prague.

The Conference Theme
The idea of a Byzantine ars nova has existed for some time as a description of the elaborate repertories of kalophonic chant, on the analogy of the western mediaeval “new art”. It is also useful, however, as a term to include other kinds of “new art” in the field of Orthodox church music.

This conference aims to explore the idea of innovation in Orthodox chant, from the Byzantine period to compositions written today; topics include, but are not limited to, the way in which innovation can be reconciled with tradition, analysis of the reception of different kinds of innovative repertories, correspondences and contrasts between Eastern and Western techniques of chant composition, and discussion of the means and techniques by which an “ars nova” might be implemented.

For more information: http://www.isocm.com/

The language of the Conference is English.

 

 

Oct
15
Sat
2016
2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium
Oct 15 all-day

2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium will feature Father Alexii Altschul as our guest speaker focusing on “Holiness in Contemporary Culture”.

For more information: http://www.chicagosynergy.org/

Team IOCC Running Festival: Baltimore, MD
Oct 15 all-day

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable families around the world? Join our IOCC team at the Baltimore Running Festival and help raise money for those in need in places like Syria, Greece, and Ethiopia!

Sign up here and receive a personal fundraising page, promotional materials, and additional incentives when you meet certain fundraising goals. Make sure to also register for the race at www.thebaltimoremarathon.com!

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