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Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Tarpon Springs, FL @ St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Tarpon Springs | Florida | United States
“Preparing for the Journey of Marriage” is a workshop for couples marrying in the Orthodox Church. Register Online Here For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/ or   http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Jan-16-2016-TARPON-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ZOE for Life! Akathist and Lecture
ZOE for Life! will sponsor a pan-Orthodox “Akathist for the Unborn”. The Very Rev. Andrew Harmon, the priest at St. Matthew, will conduct the prayer service. A free-will offering will be collected, and a speaker and refreshments will follow the service. The speaker will be Lisa Palivoda, a member of St. Matthew and a former co-coordinator of the post-abortion recovery program at the Oasis of Hope Pregnancy and Parenting Center in Medina who will join the ZOE staff in January. She will share her personal experience in the program and “God’s compassionate, loving and faithful promise of redemption, restoration and renewal.”   The public is invited to attend the service.
2016 Pan-Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Worker Conference: Dallas, TX @  St. Seraphim's Cathedral   | Dallas | Texas | United States
Theme: “Feed My Sheep: Crisis, Trauma, and Everyday Life” The Orthodox Church in America, on behalf of all Eastern Orthodox Youth Ministry/Camping Departments in America, is delighted to host this Annual Conference in 2016 at St. Seraphim’s Cathedral in Dallas, TX. Clergy, campus ministers, youth workers, camp leaders, and volunteers gather every January for fellowship, worship, and continuing education. Apart from our Keynotes focused on Crisis, Trauma, and Everyday Life and Self-care For the Shepherds, there will be workshops focusing on: Campus Ministry Camping Programs Parish-based Youth Ministry Registration costs $150/person and is available here. For more information: http://orthodoxcamps.org/conference
Hellenic Studies Program Lecture: New Haven, CT @ MacMillan Center, Yale University, Luce Hall (LUCE), 203  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Lecturer: Georg Fischer, Visiting Fellow at the Program of European Union Studies at Yale University Theme: “North-South Convergence and Divergence in the European Union” Description: Georg Fischer is the 2015-16 European Union Fellow. He is on leave from his job as the analysis/evaluation Director at the Employment and Social Policy Department of the European Commission. He is a labor economist who, before joining the EU, worked for the Austrian Finance and Labour ministries in Vienna, the OECD in Paris, the Social Science Center Berlin and the Economic Cooperation Foundation in Tel Aviv. Mr. Fischer’s main research interests are integration and divergence in the US labor market and welfare system as a source for reflection on how the EU can achieve a higher degree of labour market and social convergence – increasingly seen as condition for the long term sustainability of the European Economic and Monetary Union. He is also interested[...]
“The Diaconate in the Orthodox and Catholic Churches” is hosted by St. Nicholas Cathedral. Orthodox Speaker: Fr. Deacon Maxime Najim, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA Roman Catholic Speaker: Deacon David J.Estrada, Director of Diaconate Formation, Archdiocese of Los Angeles Public welcome. A freewill Offering will be taken Organizer: Society of St. John Ch rysostom-Western Region Phone:760-212-4888, Email:Anne Petach <apetach@sbcglobal.net> Website:http://lightoftheeast.org
For more information: http://www.doepa.org/files/Diocesan%20Assembly/2016/2016_DA_Announcement-of-Diocesan-Assembly.pdf
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture : Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA, Royce Hall 314  | Los Angeles | California | United States
“Art and Papal Politics in Twelfth-Century Rome” is the featured presentation at this Annual Hammer Art History Lecture. Art and architecture were important vehicles of communication for medieval patrons, including popes. In this lecture, Dale Kinney (Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Research Professor, Bryn Mawr College) presents a range of papal images thought to convey political messages, some of which caused international scandals in their own day while others are mentioned only for being pretty. Professor Kinney explores both the twelfth-century context of this art as well as the… For more information: http://cmrs.ucla.edu/events/      
4th Annual Pan-Orthodox Winter Dinner: Flint, MI @ St. George Church~ | Flint | Michigan | United States
Plan on joining the Mothers, Sisters, Priest and others from the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery as they come to St. George to celebrate evening Vespers and visit with us. This year’s presentation theme will be on: Obedience: Individual & Family, Parish and Monastic Life. Mother Abbess Gabriella will be the keynote speaker. This event is for the benefit  of The Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery. Seating is limited! We have grown by 20% or more each year so register NOW!  Good drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert all fit for a cold winter night – along with our signature hot wine! For more information: http://www.saintgeorgeflint.org/news_151204_4.html Click HERE for flyer and registration form!
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening to Benefit IOCC: Milwaukee, WI @ Annunciation Cultural Center | Wauwatosa | Wisconsin | United States
For more information: https://9586.thankyou4caring.org/pages/milwaukee-tailgate2016
33rd Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary,  Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Family Rangos Building | Yonkers | New York | United States
The Reverend Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will be the presenter at the 33rd Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture. The lecture is titled, “Toward the Holy and Great Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Consensus,” and will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Family Rangos Building on our campus. Prior to the lecture, the seminary Board of Trustees and Faculty will award a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa to Fr. John. It will also award a Doctor of Canon Law degree honoris causa to former Trustee Charles Ajalat. For more information:  http://www.svots.edu/events/33rd-father-alexander-schmemann-memorial-lecture-toward-holy-and-great-council
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orthodox Lecture Series: Emmaus, PA @ St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Emmaus | Pennsylvania | United States
Theme: “Pentecostalism”. Pentecostalism, the Charismatic Movement, Word of Faith and the Prosperity Gospel. Speaker: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, the popular lecture/podcast series (and book), is going to be presented in anewly revised, expanded and updated form at St. Paul’s in Emmaus.  This series began in Nov. 2015. Vespers at 6:30 preceding the lecture. Time for Q&A will follow each talk, which will be roughly an hour at most. The talks (but not Q&A) will be recorded and uploaded to Ancient Faith Radio. For more information: http://saintpaulemmaus.org/2015/09/29/orthodoxy-heterodoxy-nov-11-mar-9-what-are-the-differences-between-orthodox-christianity-and-other-religious-traditions/
1st Thursday Lectures on Iconography: Washington, DC @ The Monroe Street Arts Walk across the street from Catholic University- | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
First Thursday Lectures presents Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ph.D whose presentation is entitled: “The Power of the Word: Preaching and Iconography in a Greek Orthodox Church”. http://www.byzarts.com/lectures/
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble-Wintersongs: San Francisco, CA @ Old First Presbyterian Church | San Francisco | California | United States
KITKA is a women’s vocal ensemble unlike any other. These sophisticated singers blend a contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques from Eastern Europe that have been distilled over centuries. Using only the pure unaccompanied voice, they create a constantly shifting landscape of sound, pulsing with angular rhythms, where dramatic dynamics leap from delicate stillness to shattering resonance, and seamless unisons explode into lush incomprehensible chords. Wintersongs features material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works…. from pre-Christian incantations for the longest night of the year to Medieval Sephardic Chanukah songs to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime. For more information: http://www.kitka.org/calendar/index.html
This event takes place on Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2016. Theme: “The Church as Shepherd and Man as Sheep: Renewing the Mystery of the Pastoral Life” Speaker: Archimandrite Irenei Steenberg (Dean and Director of Studies, Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Orthodox Institute) For more information: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_100807_2.html or Register Online at: http://antiochianladiocese.org/seminarregistration.html
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day
For more information: http://dosoca.org/
2016 Pastoral Conference: Birmingham, AL @ St. Symeon the New Theologian Orthodox Church   | Birmingham | Alabama | United States
         For more information: http://dosoca.org/)
Teen Winter Camp: Salt Lake City, UT @ Camp St. Nicholas  | Millcreek | Utah | United States
 For more information: http://www.campstnicholas.com/site/content/home
Cappella Romana: Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week: Seattle, WA @ Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church    | Seattle | Washington | United States
A collection of choral hymns for Holy Week in the Russian Orthodox tradition. The last major sacred work to be composed following the imposition of Communism, Passion Week continues the movement in early 20th-century Russia that sought to give new birth to its spiritual and musical roots. Steinberg became the student and son-in-law of Rimsky-Korsakov, a classmate of Stravinsky, and the teacher of Shostakovich. For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/passion-week-by-maximilian-steinberg/
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Church Music Institute: VA @ Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral   | Richmond | Virginia | United States
Theme: “Producing a Choral Sound” & “The Liturgy: History & Practice” Speakers: Steven Karidoyanes, Conductor and Music Director of The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra & Masterworks Chorale;  & Fr. Stephanos Angelopoulos, Faculty member of the School of Theology & Religious Studies at Catholic University of America The CMI is open to all Choir members, Organists, Chanters, Religious Education Teachers and Greek School Teachers For more information: http://www.newjersey.churchmusic.goarch.org/assets/files/Workshops%20%20CMIs/Richmond%20CMI%2021316/CMI%20Flyer.pdf
The Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church: NC @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
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/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Feb-13-2016-HT-RDU-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
International Conference at Ghent University (Belgium) @ Ghent University | Belgium
Holy Hero(in)es. Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography International Conference at Ghent University (Belgium), Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February 2016. Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. dr. Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus) The ERC research group Novel Saints (Ghent University) builds on and contributes to a recent trend in scholarship of studying late antique and early medieval hagiography (4th-12th cent.) as literature. We welcome paper proposals for our first, international conference, which will deal with literary constructions of characters as hero(in)es in different types of late antique and early medieval hagiographical narrative (Lives, Martyr Acts, hagiographical romances, etc.). We envisage contributions on hagiography from different linguistic traditions (Latin, Greek, Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Armenian, Persian and Arabic). The conference aims to explore definitions of and aspects/concepts relevant to heroism in Christian narrative. For more information: http://oxfordpatristics.blogspot.com/
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day
Theme: “Lenten Services” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information: http://www.holyapostleschurch.com/assets/files/AGES%20Initiative.pdf
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm
29th Camden Conference: “The New Africa”: Camden, ME @ Camden Opera House | Camden | Maine | United States
Africa – Photo Jacques Bonneville Africa is home to the world’s poorest nations, but also has a dozen economies that maintained 7% growth rates over the last decade. Africa is the last major frontier for resource development, while simultaneously struggling with some of the world’s oldest, most corrupt and filthiest oil and mining ventures. While Africa suffers from ethnic and religious violence and poverty, it is blessed with rich and creative cultures and vibrant civil societies. These are only a few of the contradictions and conundrums that will frame the 2016 Camden Conference on the theme of Africa, a massive and often mysterious continent. For more information: https://www.camdenconference.org/calendar/category/community-events/
Theme: “Educating Ourselves and Our Children in Godliness”. Parent Teacher Workshop. A Day of Fellowship and Learning; Open to all. Speakers: Carole Buleza (Director of the Department of Christian Education of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America & member of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission) & Matushka Myra Kovalak (Director of the Teacher Department of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission & Intermediate Curriculum Specialist for the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America).  For more information: or more information: https://www.stgeorge.org/ or https://stgeorge.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=58
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