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July 23, 2014 – July 27, 2014 all-day
SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE: PA @ Antiochian Village
Theme: Pascha Keynote Speaker: His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY We recently, celebrated PASCHA, the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, who is The Christ, and we look forward to celebrating it again at the Village, at our next SMI in July, when the Theme will be all about Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ. Click here for the Registration Form.  It is a fillable form; so fill it out before printing it, and sending it in.  Click here for the Schedule.  (You may have to rotate the view to see it upright.) Also, NEW THIS YEAR, is the Adult Scholarship Form.  We will be awarding 4 scholarships, based on need, to help someone come to the SMI who may not otherwise be able to afford it.  Please download the form, and follow the instructions for consideration.
July 24, 2014 – July 28, 2014 all-day
66th Annual UOL Convention: OH
Now is the time to get excited! The Senior and Junior U.O.L. Chapters of St. Vladimir’s Parish in Parma, Ohio would like to officially invite you to the 66th Annual UOL Convention! The convention, being held July 24-28, 2013 at the fabulous Embassy Suites in Independence, OH is located just 4 miles from the parish center and Parma’s famed Ukrainian Village. Your visit to Parma will be full of many exciting events! Business sessions will begin Wednesday evening followed by a hospitality night to welcome you to the convention! Thursday morning will begin with Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s Cathedral followed by brunch at the Embassy Suites hotel. Business sessions in the afternoon will be followed by a trip into Cleveland. Guests will tour the brand new Cleveland Aquarium and enjoy dinner and dancing at the beautiful Windows on the River. For more information: http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/conventionweek.html
August 1, 2014 – August 25, 2014 all-day
Theme: “Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections” For more information: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/exh/3514.html
August 2, 2014 – August 16, 2014 all-day
KOBZARSKA SICH - BANDURA CAMP, Emlenton, PA
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus. OLEH SOZANSKY and YURIJ PETLURA, MUSICAL DIRECTORS Bandura Course — August 2 – 16This two-week course focuses on over seven hours of daily group instruction in: the technique of playing bandura, bandura history, solo and ensemble playing and singing, music lectures, elementary music theory (as needed). There will be free time for sport, swimming, and relaxation. This course is designed for teenaged children (12 and older) and adults of all ages. Founded in 1979, Kobzarska Sich unites bandura players from all over to learn and share more about bandura and its unique art form. Kobzarska Sich is held at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. All Saints offers over 90 acres of pristine beauty in the Allegheny Mountains. The camp’s facilities include volleyball courts, a swimming pool, 10 cabins for participants, a Millennium Cultural Center with housing and classrooms, and an activities pavilion, tennis and basketball courts,[...]
August 4, 2014 – August 7, 2014 all-day
Organized by the Chicago Deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, with participation of His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA. Age group – 10 and up
21st Church Assembly—Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America: CA @ Saint Steven's Cathedral | Alhambra | California | United States
His Grace, Bishop Maxim, of the Western American Diocese and Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Catheral in Alhambra, California consider it an honor and privilege to host the 21st Church Assembly/Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.  For this Sabor, our honoered guest and keynote speaker will be His Eminence Archbisop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America
A conference for catechists, Diaconal Vocations program students, and those interested in furthering their understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith will be sponsored by the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Andrew’s House here August 8-9, 2014. His Grace, Bishop Alexander and Priest Elijah Mueller, Director, will facilitate the program. The conference is especially designed for those who took the Late/Diaconal Vocations course before the present Diocesan program was instituted and who need to move forward with petitioning, those interested in beginning the program but live in an area where no local group has been established, those who want to participate in a diaconal practicum, and those who have taken courses within the program who desire to meet for further education and fellowship. The conference will feature a variety of classes, a practicum, opportunities to meet with Bishop Alexander and the Vocations Director, “hands on” assistance with petition paperwork, and[...]
August 11, 2014 – August 16, 2014 all-day
Icon Workshop: R.I. @ St Michael's Orthodox Church  | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States
The workshop will be an intense 6 days where the student will create an icon using acrylic/gouache techniques. Learn basic color mixing, drawing and painting techniques. Be instructed in the history and theology of the icon. Receive personal instruction and demonstration for each stage of painting. Gain a deeper understanding of the mystical art of the icon and its place in the Church. For more information: http://uocofusa.org/news_140618_1.html
August 15, 2014 – August 17, 2014 all-day
A Spiritual Retreat: Dunlap, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center  | Dunlap | California | United States
Constantine Zalalas and Feast of Koimisis of the Holy Theotokos. Mr. Constantine Zalalas is the featured speaker for this annual retreat which combines lectures at Saint Nicholas Ranch and worship services at the Monastery. For more information: http://www.stnicholasranch.org/retreats.html#  
St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp Dates Announced: Oregon
St John the Wonderworker Family Camp (FB)Families and singles alike, you are invited to attend Pan-Orthodox Family Camp, August 17 (Sunday afternoon) to Aug. 22 (Friday morning). We will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration on Tuesday, August 19. The location is the same as last year (Sky Camp near Eugene, OR). Stay tuned for more information.
August 24, 2014 – September 5, 2014 all-day
Antiochian House of Studies: PA @ Antiochian Village Conference & Retreat Center  | Bolivar | Pennsylvania | United States
For more than thirty years, the House of Studies has been a “school without walls,” offering people throughout the world an empowering and enlightening graduate education. Due to its unique character as a distance-learning institution, the House of Studies fills an invaluable niche in today’s educational milieu. The House of Studies is physically headquartered in Pennsylvania under the leadership of the Orthodox Church. We service Christians from all walks of life. Past and current students have included people from the Eastern, Coptic, and Oriental Orthodox traditions; Roman and Eastern Catholics; and students from a variety of Protestant denominations. For more information: http://www.antiochianvillage.org/antiochian-house-of-studies/   or http://www.antiochian.org/studies  
August 24, 2014 – August 29, 2014 all-day
http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/AUT2014/jsise.html
Go to Orthodox Northwest website for specific locations, times and subject matter: http://orthodoxnorthwest.wordpress.com/
August 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 FORCC TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER: CT @ St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church Hall  | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States
You Are Cordially Invited to attend the Benefit sponsored by The Fellowship of Orthodox Churches of Connecticut (FORCC) Honored Guest Speaker: V. Rev. Timothy Lowe Topic: “Christianity in the Holy Land”, FORCC IN ACTION – Power Point Presentation Reservations Required by September 20, 2014 Advance ticket sales only – No tickets sold at the door Menu: chicken or stuffed fish fillet For more information: http://forcc.org/files/Flyers/BANQUET-FLYER-2014.pdf
August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014 all-day
2014 National ACRY Convention: PA @ Crown Plaza, King of Prussia Hotel
The Phoenixville, PA Chapter has been working hard to provide you with a great Convention this year. We hope you will make the trip to The Greater Philadelphia, PA area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!  Click on the site below for information on the hotel and meal packages and convention weekend events along with links to all the pertinent forms needed to register. Registration packages will be sent out to each Senior ACRY Chapter. These packages will include forms for both the Senior and Junior Chapters to aid in registering for the Convention. http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry/acryn-e/acrycomingevents/2014-convention
August 29, 2014 – August 31, 2014 all-day
Diocesan Days 2014: Jackson, CA  @ Saint Save Mission | Jackson | California | United States
http://www.westsrbdio.org/en/events/diocesan-days
August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014 all-day
FAMILY FEST 2014:Pennsylvania @  All Saints Camp | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States
All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp is located on the Allegheny River near Emlenton, Pennyslvania. The 90-acre camp features cabins for campers, a rustic dining hall, a multi-use outdoor sports court with tennis courts and basketball hoops, sand volleyball courts, a grass “all sports” field, a swimming pool, an auditorium, modern restroom facilities, and canoeing on the Allegheny River. The annual UOC Encampments schedule: Church School Camp   Teenage Conference      Mommy/Daddy and Me More information is available about these and other Office of Youth Ministry Programs on the OYM page. Further Information: http://uol.orthodoxws.com/files/2014-08-29-Family-Fest.pdf
August 29, 2014 @ 1:36 am – September 1, 2014 @ 2:36 am
FAMILY FEST 2014: PA @ All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp  | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States
Price includes lodging, all meals, use of camp facilities and participation in encampment activities.
August 31, 2014 all-day
FREE, PUBLIC LECTURE  @ Metropolitan Philip Auditorium in the John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building | Yonkers | New York | United States
On August 31, the St. Vladimir’s Seminary community will mark the ecclesiastical new year by gathering for a free, public lecture offered by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff.  A scholar and translator, Dr. Theokritoff has authored a 2009 SVS Press book in the “Foundations” series, Living in God’s Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology. The talk is sponsored by the student-led St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, and will be held on campus. Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff completed a doctoral thesis in liturgical theology at Oxford under the supervision of  The Most Rev. Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, and subsequently served for seven years as Secretary of the Anglican-Orthodox Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius in London. A translator of theological works from modern Greek, Dr. Theokritoff serves on the faculty of  The Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program in Ecumenical Studies (DLPES) at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies. Co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology and author of[...]
August 31, 2014 – September 1, 2014 all-day
Public Lecture on Orthodox Ecology: St. Vladimir's Seminary @ St. Vladimir's Seminary ,Metropolitan Philip Auditorium in the John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building  | Yonkers | New York | United States
To mark the ecclesiastical new year, St. Vladimir’s Seminary will host a lecture on Orthodoxy and ecology by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff. The lecture is sponsored by St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, a student group at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Members of St. Herman’s Society selected the date to coincide with the ecclesiastical new year because His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has designated this date as a day dedicated to environmental protection. More information on the lecture is forthcoming. Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff completed a doctoral thesis in liturgical theology at Oxford under the supervision of The Most Rev. Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, and subsequently served for seven years as Secretary of the Anglican-Orthodox Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius in London. A translator of theological works from modern Greek, Dr. Theokritoff serves on the faculty of The Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program in Ecumenical Studies (DLPES) at the Institute of[...]
September 3, 2014 – September 4, 2014 all-day
Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New York and New Jersey For more information: http://www.nynjoca.org/news_131109_1.html
The Washington Balalika Orchestral Society "Open House": VA @ Rock Spring Congrgational United Church of Christ | Arlington | Virginia | United States
For further information: http://www.balalaika.org/index.htm
Silent Holocaust: The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East, and What We Can Do About It @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Houston | Texas | United States
More details will be forthcoming, but the Orthodox Clergy Association of Houston and Southeast Texas will have a meeting to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. We are inviting all the members of the Orthodox, Coptic and Syriac Christian communities in the area to participate. We are also asking all the members of the congressional delegation of the Houston area to come. We will have speakers who will talking about what is going on, we will have questions and answers, and we will be talking about what we can do about it. Contact your congressman and ask them to come and participate… and if you don’t know who your congressman is, or if you know, but don’t know how to get in touch with them, see this web site: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx We also need volunteers to help contact members of the media. If you are interested, please e-mail[...]
September 6, 2014 – September 7, 2014 all-day
2014 EPISCOPATE CONGRESS: MI @ Vatra Românească   | Grass Lake Charter Township | Michigan | United States
THE 82ND ANNUAL EPISCOPATE CONGRESS of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Archbishop VALERIAN For all details: http://www.roea.org/
September 6, 2014 – September 13, 2014 all-day
Register now for September Conference Cruise to Alaska
With the blessing and presence of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West and the support of Bishop-elect David (Mahaffey) of the historic diocese of Alaska, a cruise and conference at sea will be held September 6-13, 2014. In addition to exploring Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, and other sites on the Holland America Westerdam, conference participants will attend a wide variety of daily lectures, services and workshops offered by Archpriest Michael Oleksa, a recognized authority on Alaskan history and spirituality, and Priest Laurent Cleenewerck, Rector of Saint Innocent Church, Eureka, CA, who is also an academic and author. Detailed information, including rates and agenda, may be found atwww.orthodoxcruises.com. Only 100 “seats” are available for this event, and registrations are accepted now on a first-come, first-serve basis. http://oca.org/news/oca-news/register-now-for-september-conference-cruise-to-alaska
September 12, 2014 – September 14, 2014 all-day
Coptic Convention - "Fishers of Men"
For information: http://www.fishersofmen2014.com/
September 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014 all-day
2014 Diocesan Liturgical Singing Seminar: Austin, TX  @ Holy Protection Orthodox Church                          | Texas | United States
“Unto All Generations: Building a Foundation for the Future” Sponsored by the Liturgical Music Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR) This conference will address some of the needs of the smaller parish choir, specifically the task of educating and inspiring our future – the children!  Content will be applicable and helpful to singers and conductors of all ages.   For more information: http://chicagodiocese.org/  
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage in the Orthodox Church: Boca Raton, FL @ St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church | Boca Raton | Florida | United States
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage,  Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Register Online Here For more information: http://www.bulletinbuilder.org/system/pdfs/Bocamarriageworkshop-1406213426.pdf
Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture: St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary   | Yonkers | New York | United States
St. Vladimir’s Seminary will host the second Father John Meyendorff Annual Memorial Lecture, with speaker   The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA).  His Grace has chosen the topic:“Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart”: Some Resemblances between Byzantine Hesychasm and Merkavah Mysticism. The free public lecture will be held in The Metropolitan Philip Auditorium, located on the third floor of The John G. Rangos Family Building, with a reception following. More details will be announced as they become available. For more information, http://www.svots.edu/events/father-john-meyendorff-memorial-lecture-bishop-alexander-golitzin-force-your-mind-descend-hea
SAVE THE DATE: Monday, September 15, 2014 – DALLAS, TX – OPEN FORUM with Assembly of Bishops @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Dallas | Texas | United States
On Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm at  Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road, DALLAS, TX, there will be an OPEN FORUM with the Assembly of Bishops.  Check the Assembly of Bishops website and the OCL website for more details as they develop.  Plan to attend and discuss the Unity Blueprint with the Bishops.