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
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/
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
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!
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
4:30pm Lecture-Demonstration, 1670 UCC, 1st floor, Old Capitol Town Cnt, 201 South Clinton St, U. Iowa 7:30pm Concert, St. Raphael’s Orthodox Parish, 722 East College Street For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Save the date for the Orthodox Christian Perspectives retreat to be held Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2016. The topic will be “Marriage and Family: An Invitation to Love”. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Philip Mamalakis, who serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. All are welcome to attend. For more information: http://ntom.org/ Click here for a PDF with information about the event, and stay tuned for further details to be posted soon
Holy Trinity Cathedral will be hosting a young adult (18+) retreat at the Camp Angelos Retreat Center in Corbett, OR. Rev. Hieromonk James Corazza will be our retreat leader. The over-arching theme of his talks will focus on “A Life of Your Own in Christ” from a variety of perspectives. Arrive: Friday, February 26th at 7:30p (Note: no dinner will be served) Depart: Sunday, February 28th at 12p following Divine Liturgy For more information: in https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WvBSmcQQghOaRnejrBRhq70ANfiOJqF6f1kvpfWELTM/viewform?c=0&w=1
WHAT? A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Boston, MA. WHO? Junior High, High School, and College Students WHERE? We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at St. Mary Orthodox Church CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
WHEN? Friday, February 26th– Sunday, February 28th, 2016 WHAT? A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Austin, TX. WHO? 7th-12th graders WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, February 28th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Theme: “Who are they? What are they enduring? What are their hopes?” Join us on February 26-28, 2016, to learn more about the tragic persecution of Christians in the Middle East. We’re partnering with St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, KS to organize this conference as springboard to launch a Wichita chapter of In Defense of Christians (IDC). For more information: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/power_and_persecution
Theme: “The Orthodox Conception of Tragedy” Speaker: Melinda Johnson. Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mama, and writer. She is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia (AFP, 2010) and The Other Side of the Bonfire (LSP, 2012), For more information: http://orthodoxtacoma.com/retreat.html
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/upcoming-events-2/
Theme: “May 30, 1453: The Day After the Fall of Constantinople” Speaker: Alexandros Kyrou Ph.D. (Professor of History, Salem State University) For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ITd2ezxsWXbVBZZnZFRjFRSTBEek1LYW9vX1psSUlSWU1z/view
University of Chicago, Sponsored by CEERES . Logan Center, 9th Floor, Penthouse Auditorium. Free Parking across the street (60th & Drexel St.) Golosa Ensemble will open the show! For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
The proposed trip is an Orthodox Christian pilgrimage and educational tour. We combine visits to sites of religious significance with stops at places of historical and archaeological importance. The tour will be of interest to all who have an interest in the Early Church, Monasticism and the Ancient Middle East. If you are interested in joining this tour or have any questions, please contact us! For more information: http://www.orthodoxtours.com/our-tours/138-2016-ancient-and-holy-in-the-holy-land.html
Georgian Orthodox Chant. Join us for a Symposium sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, organized by ISM Fellow John Graham. Lectures by a practicing Orthodox monk, a church historian, and musicologists with guest artists from Tbilisi, Georgia. The symposium will feature members of the critically acclaimed Anchiskhati Church Choir. For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/symposium-georgian-orthodox-chant
The Anchiskhati Choir, renowned for their instrumental role in reviving the forgotten tradition of Georgian three-voiced traditional liturgical chant, will perform a selection from their latest project, “The Orthodox Paschal Cycle.” The singers expertly negotiate the complex polyphonic forms of these familiar Paschal texts, their voices precisely tuned to the unique other-worldly harmonies and intonation styles of this important medieval repertory. Inherited through oral transmission, this music was only notated at the turn of the last century, but those transcriptions remained locked in Soviet archives until Anchiskhati members gained access in 1988. In addition to the central focus on chants from Holy Week and Pascha, the performance will include para-liturgical folk songs accompanied by traditional instruments such as the goatskin bagpipe (chiboni) and a four-string lute (chonguri). The singers of the Anchiskhati Church Choir of Tbilisi, Georgia are the undisputed leaders of the widespread contemporary revival of a lost three-voice[...]
Theme: “The Unchanging Gospel in an Ever-Changing Culture” Speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Fr. John Behr & Others. In his lecture, Bishop Kallistos Ware will present an Eastern Orthodox understanding of the Gospel, and offer practical guidance on how local churches may keep it clear and central for each generation. For more information: http://www.northpark.edu/orthodox