Join the Historical and Educational Center for its annual half-day Family History Group workshop. Join expert speakers Aleksandra Kacprzak and Michael Buryk on an exploration of Ukrainian-American history for genealogists and the history and archival resources for ethnic Ukrainians in Poland. Space is limited, so register early! For more information: https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=18
The 8th Annual Symposium of Orthodox Spirituality of our Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas will take place at the Laval University, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Symposium will be organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and the Ecumenical Center of Montreal. This year the Symposium will have the theme: “Gospel, Christian Faith and Institutions - past, present, future”. For more information: http://symposiumroaa.wix.com/index
St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society presents: “Forgiveness, Transforming Wounds into Wisdom”. Event Speaker: Cynthia Kostas: Masters of Theological Studies, Holy Cross School of Theology. Lecturer in Orthodox and denominational Churches throughout the United States. Leads the non-profit Photophoros, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver. For more information: http://ntom.org/news/march-21-womens-lenten-retreat/
The Annual Diocesan Lenten Teen Retreat for students in grades 7-12 will take place Saint Basil Academy in Garrison NY. The Academy has beautiful grounds, dormitory style rooms, a lovely chapel, and an indoor basketball court. Under the guidance and direction of Bishop Michael, participants will focus on “The Mystery of Prayer” centered around learning and discussing various ways prayer is used both within the life of the church and within personal life. Participants will also enjoy fellowship, education, and spiritual enrichment with one another. There is no charge to participate in this three-day retreat. Adult participants are encouraged to attend and serve as chaperones. read more > REGISTRATION > For more information: http://nynjoca.org/
During the period of Lent preceding Pascha, or Easter, Ukrainians write pysanky, or decorate eggs, using ancient symbols to imbue the egg with magical powers and ward away evil spirits. Join us at the Center to continue this age-old tradition as we get ready to welcome spring. The workshop is open to adults and children 12 and older. Materials are included in registration fee, but you will need to bring 3 or 4 eggs (raw or blown), paper towels, and a #2 pencil.
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold its fourth in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Rev. Stratton Dorozenski, pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy. The remaining service in the series will be held March 29, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Road, Warren. Members of the public are invited to attend the services.
In celebration of the Annuciation feastday our Saint Mark family is planning an overnight lenten pilgrimage to the Ocala monastery. Time is running out, so make sure to RSVP asap. For more information: www.saintmarkboca.net/
Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America invites you to their 18th Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat. Theme: “Opening the Door of our Heart to the Theotokos: Meeting her and Letting her into our Lives” Speaker: Protinica Victoria Trbuhovich For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/images/Christian_Education/KSS_Lenten_Retreat_Flyer__Registration_Form.pdf
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 Theme: Be Yourself For all Jr. & Sr. GOYAns in Grades 7 – 12. Registration Forms available at www.saintdemetrios.com For more information: https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/e2b413a8001/5e825bec-26cc-4bfd-9e19-8f5e43e62533.pdf
Retreat Speaker: V. Rev. John Finley Theme: “Delight Thou in the Robe of my Soul: Entering into Holy Week” Flyer, Schedule and Scholarship Form For more information: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_150113_3.html
Theme: “The Way to Union with Christ Through Watchfulness and Prayer” Speaker: Fr. Damascene (St. Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina, CA) OPEN RETREAT For more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/77e3a74917a6de51c5657fbba/files/retreats_flyer.pdf
“Let My Prayer Arise” Lenten Retreat. The Retreat will focus on prayer. Learn more about our faith! Get rejuvenated during Great Lent! Meet fellow Orthodox Christians. Open to Adults and Adolescents. Speakers include:Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha, and Fr. Anthony Perkins For more information: http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/news.html
Theme: “Vice vs. Virtue” Speaker: Fr. William George For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/2015%20EASTERN%20LENTEN%20RETREAT-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Theme: “Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue After Vatican II: Examining the Issues” Speakers: Monsignor Paul McPartlan (School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America) & Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk (Aquinas Professor of Philosophy and Theology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN) One of the most significant teachings promulgated by the council fathers was Unitatis Redintegratio, the Decree on Ecumenism. This teaching honored the venerable traditions of the Eastern Churches and expressed hope for the reunion of East and West. The recent meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew has reinvigorated hope for unity between the churches. For more information: http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/ecumenical/futureevents/orthodox-catholicdialogueaftervaticanii/
Theme: “Let my prayer arise”. Focusing on prayer. Sponsored by: The Ukrainian Orthodox League. Open to Adults and Adolescents. Speakers include: Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha, Fr. Anthony Perkins, Retreat is one full day including all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-UOL-Lenten-Retreat-Bethlehem.pdf
Theme: “What does it mean to carry your Cross?” & “Where do we Find Christ? – a Reflection on Athos” Speaker: Fr. Samuel Sherry & Fr. Jonathan Bannon, respectively For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/WesternLenten%20Retreat%202015.pdf or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Theme: “Confronting & Controlling our Thoughts” Speaker: Bishop Gregory For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/2015%20EASTERN%20LENTEN%20RETREAT-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Theme: “What Would our Lord do? – Living a Christ-like Life” Speaker: Protodeacon Gregory Benc For more information: http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/2015%20EASTERN%20LENTEN%20RETREAT-FINAL%20VERSION.pdf or http://www.acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Events/2015%20Lenten%20Retreats/LentenREtreatPosterLetter-Final-2.pdf
Theme: “The Bible: An Orthodox Perspective” Speaker: Fr. Silviu N. Bunta The Orthodox Churches of Greater Flint Assumption (Greek) 2245 Baldwin Road Grand Blanc, MI 48439 810-771-4611 St. George (Antiochian) 5191 Lennon Road Flint, MI 48507 810-732-0720 St. Mary Magdalene (OCA) 2439 South Long Lake Road Fenton, MI 48430 810-750-1701 St. Nicholas (OCA) 2143 South Center Road Burton, MI 48519 810-744-0070 Great Vespers (Confessions before after Vespers),Light Lenten Meal (free will offering), Presentation followed by Q & A For more information: http://saintnicholasburton.org/files/Lenten-Talk-2015.pdf)
The 8th annual pan-Orthodox lenten retreat at Holy Virgin Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow” with speakers Priest Stephen Freeman and Nun Theoktisti Theme: “The Life in Christ: A Fount of Joy” Speakers: Fr. Stephen Freeman & Nun Theoktisti For more information: http://www.lentenretreatsf.org/
Theme: “Hymn of Cassiane: New Life in Christ Through Repentance” Speaker: Fr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Homelitics, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary) For more information: http://www.stgeorgecathedral.org/lectureseries.html
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold the fifth and final service in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Very Rev. John Fenton, Holy Incarnation Antiochian Orthodox Church, Lincoln Park. Members of the public are invited to attend the service. For further information, http://www.coccdetroit.com.
Ethnomusicologist Danny Mekonnen guides an exploration of traditional and modern Ethiopian musical styles through audio, visual, and live demonstrations. Open to general audiences, as well as musicians of all ability, the program will cover Ethiopian history and Ethiopian musical styles, including vocal, folk, modern, jazz, brass band, and pop, with listening examples. There will be an emphasis on development of style, deep listening to recorded examples, and introduction to Ethiopian pentatonic scales. In addition to modern and pop styles, the program will also touch on traditional and folkloric tunes, giving a sense of the wide variety of repertoire, while focusing on famous innovators of Ethiopian music and well-known ‘canonic’ tunes. For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/a-brief-introduction-to-ethiopian-music/?eID=22801
Ethiopia is the oldest nation in Africa, with a fascinating history extending back thousands of years. It was one of the earliest Christian nations, and developed a unique form of Orthodoxy with roots in the Coptic traditions of Egypt, along with ancient and lasting links to Judaism from the time of King Solomon. Photojournalist David Adams comes to Ethiopia to seek the origins of an ancient legend that the fabled Ark of the Covenant – the golden vessel in which reside the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments — has been hidden in Ethiopia for nearly 3,000 years. The Ark is sacred to both Jews and Christians; but to Ethiopians, its presence in their country, and the incredible story of how it got there, is central to their faith. 60 minute film followed by discussion; in English; suitable for ages 13 and up For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/film-ethiopia-keepers-of-the-lost-ark/?eID=22741