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Holy Fools to Wonder Workers Icon Exhibition: Clinton, MA
Feb 8 – Feb 26 all-day

Holy Fools to Wonder Workers will feature 30 icons from the Museum’s collection that are not regularly on view. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to explore different types of saints celebrated by the Orthodox Church, from Prophets of the Old Testament to the Monastics living in rural Russia. Popular saints such as Nicholas and George will be shown alongside those who are lesser known but equally fascinating figures. There is Simeon the Stylite, who lived for many years atop a pillar, and Saint Mary of Egypt, a repentant sinner who lived alone in the deserts of Egypt.
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Two Imperial Icons Exhibit: Clinton, MA
Feb 8 – May 14 all-day
Two Imperial Icons Exhibit: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

These two important Imperial Presentation icons by Faberge and Kurliukov, were created as gifts for the 1908 wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Younger (1890-1958) to Prince Willem of Sweden, Duke of Sodermanland.

The “Feodorovskaya Mother of God” by Faberge, was a gift from the St. Petersburg Nobility Assembly, and an icon of the “Image Made Without Hands” by Kurliukov in the pan-Slavic style, was a gift from the Moscow Merchants’ Association.

These two icons represent the differences in style and political intentions of the two groups of donors. Gifts to Russian Grand Duchesses were known for their extravagance.

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Public Lecture: Overland, KS
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Lecture: Overland, KS @ Holy Trinity Church | Overland Park | Kansas | United States


Holy Trinity Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017, and  will host a free public lecture tracing its roots”. Titled “The Russian Church on the Hill: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church’s Immigrant Roots 1917-2017,” the lecture will highlight the early days of Orthodox Christianity in the Kansas City area and trace its development since the parish’s establishment 100 years ago.

Speakers include:  Victoria Sherry, who directed the Heartland Orthodox Museum, Topeka, KS from 2001 to 2004 and author of a number of works recounting the state’s Russian, Serbian, Greek and Lebanese communities, who will speak on “The History of Orthodoxy in Kansas City.” Vera Konova Brown, Ph.D., a Russian heritage scholar and iconographer who is directing two grant-funded projects on the history of Holy Trinity Church, will outline the early history of the community, while Victoria Jones, a long-time member of Holy Trinity Church, teacher and religious educator, will speak about the transformation of the parish since the 1970s.  Additional information is available on Holy Trinity Church’s Facebook Page.

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Sts Sebastian and Mardalije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day
Sts Sebastian and Mardalije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA @  St. George Serbian Orthodox Church | San Diego | California | United States

The Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, and the Clergy Brotherhood of the S.O.C., welcome and encourage all Clergy and Laity, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, to attend the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute.

Rev. Fr. Vasileios Thermos, M.D., Ph.D. is a priest of the Church of Greece. Together with his priestly ministry in Athens, he is a practicing psychiatrist, and is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Psychology at the University Ecclesiastical Academy in Athens. The author of many books and articles, he has offers spiritually provocative and clinically informed programs and retreats in Greece, the United States, Albania, and Cyprus. His insights into the fields of theology and psychology are combined with a strong undercurrent in psychoanalytic thought.

Upon successful completion, and full course participation, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute, recognizing their continuing education in Orthodox theory and practice.?

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Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

Come join us for the Winter/Spring session of our Cooperative Catechism,  ‘Introduction to Orthodoxy’ classes. Texts used in class include: Introducing the Orthodox Church by Coniaris, The Orthodox Church by Ware, The Orthodox Way by Ware, The Faith by Carlton.

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Prayer Group: South Bound Brook, NJ
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
Prayer Group: South Bound Brook, NJ

Let us pray as one family in Christ for our children and parents.

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Explore the Ancient Faith Classes: Beaverton, OR
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 8:30 pm
Explore  the Ancient Faith Classes: Beaverton, OR @ St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church 503 | Beaverton | Oregon | United States

Come join us for Basics of Orthodox Christianity/ Explore the Ancient Faith series of classes.  For a schedule of classes go to:

2017 Iconography Course for Lent: Washington, DC
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day


ABOUT THE COURSE: This course will be taught in the Traditional method using egg tempera.  There will be no gilding in this course.  It is designed for those who have painted an icon previously, and will be finished in time for Holy Week, when the icon can be used to celebrate the Bridegroom Matins. Due to time constraints there will be no gilding. Classes will be six hours each day (except Sunday), including a lunch break. Please bring your own lunch (or you can buy it at near-by café’s). We will be discussing the historical development and meaning of this icon during the class, as well as hearing some of the hymnography from the Bridegroom Matins.

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Real Break 2017 Schedule
Feb 17 – Mar 25 all-day
Georgia State University Hellenic Art and Archeology Lecture Series
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Georgia State University Hellenic Art and Archeology Lecture Series @ Georgia State University | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Priceless archaeological treasure surfaces after storm in Crete, Greece!  Georgia State University (GSU) Center for Hellenic Studies is proud to sponsor a series of lectures in celebration of the art and archaeology of the remarkable Greek island of Crete.

The Center will host an afternoon lecture series dedicated to an exciting new exploration of the Asphendou cave paintings from southwest Crete. There is every reason to suspect that these petroglyphs represent the oldest visual art ever seen in Greece, and this will be the first-ever public presentation of this material to the general public. We are both grateful and excited that our speakers have agreed to share this material with us.

The program will be held in the Troy Moore Library on the 23rd floor at 25 Park Place (the old Sun Trust Building). It will include:

2:00pm: Reception and greetings

Sarah C. Murray, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
“Light in Dark Places: Photography, Advanced Imaging and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”

Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Georgia State University
“Images in the Cave: Philosophical and Anthropological Reflections on Cave Art”

4:00: Coffee Break

Thomas F. Strasser, Providence College
“The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Crete”

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Film Event, Andrei Rublev: Clinton, MA
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film Event, Andrei Rublev: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

Known as the best art-house film of all time, and immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, Andrei Rublev has existed only in shortened, censored versions until the Criterion Collection created this complete 205-minute director’s cut special edition. Not suitable for anyone under 17.

The program will include a brief overview of the film’s historical context, a 30 minute intermission, and an informal discussion with complimentary refreshments after the film.

Saturday, February 18, 12:00–5:00PM, Snow date: Saturday, February 25
Advance ticket purchase suggested. Call 978.598.5000 x121
Running time 3 hours, 45 minutes. Russian with English subtitles.
Not suitable for anyone under 17.

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Women’s Inspirational Prayer Luncheon: Staten Island, NY
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women's Inspirational Prayer Luncheon: Staten Island, NY @ Notre Dame Academy   | New York | United States

Please join us at our first Women’s Inspirational Prayer Luncheon. This will be a time of spiritual refreshing and renewal through Prayer, Worship, Praise Dancing, and Fellowship. As we worship Christ in the beauty of holiness we are expecting to have amazing encounters in His presence. We definitely won’t let you leave without a dynamic Preached Word that is sure to encourage and edify each of us to continue to shine brightly for Christ.

We dohope to see you there…you don’t want to miss what God will do in our midst.

We look forward to worshiping our Great God with all of you!

Check out our Facebook page – Inspirational Wednesday Prayer call . Dial in every Wednesday at 5:30 AM. Dial 641-715-3580, PIN 512280#

James C. Rouman Adult Lecture Series: Hartford, CT
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecturer: V. Rev. Arch. Maximos Constas, PhD who is a Senior Research Scholar, Hellenic College/Holy Cross)


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Christian Rights and Freedom Institute: Naples, FL
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Christian Rights and Freedom Institute: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine Parish Hall  | Naples | Florida | United States

The Naples-based Christian Rights and Freedom Institute announces the next event in its series of lectures, films, and panel discussions for the 2016-17 Season.  On Tuesday, February 21 Dr. George E. Demacopoulos, Professor of Theology at Fordham University will speak on “The Role of Hellenism & Early Christianity in the Quest for Religious Liberty”. The lecture will be followed by a brief question & answer period.

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Moleben for Life: Indianapolis, IN
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will have our monthly Moleben for Life. Please invite family and friends to pray with us in upholding the sanctity of life.  Follow us on our facebook page for more updates. Thank you!

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Lecture: Identifying The Enemy-Radical Islamist Terror: Naples, FL
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lecture: Identifying The Enemy-Radical Islamist Terror: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church | Naples | Florida | United States

Agenda: “Identifying The Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror”

Speaker: Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

This is a special extra event, jointly sponsored with The Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County which will take place at Temple Shalom. (A separate $15 entry fee applies). DR. Jasser heads this American think tank which is built on the premise of advocating for the principles of the U.S. Constitution, liberty and freedom through the separation of mosque and state. A devout American Muslim, Jasser is a Commissioner on the congressionally appointed U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He is an ardent activist for universal human rights and against the global movement of political Islam (Islamism) that holds Muslims around the world under the thumb of theocratic regimes.

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Veneration of Myrrh Streaming Icon:Somerset, NJ
Feb 25 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Veneration of Myrrh Streaming Icon:Somerset, NJ @ St. Andrew Ukranian Orthodox Memorial Church | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

Please join us in welcoming and venerating the miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos the Tender Heart, from Taylor, PA.  Welcoming and Liturgy.

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16th Annual Lenten Lecture Series: St. Paul, MN
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:45 pm
The evenings will begin at 6:00PM with a Lenten Service.  At 7:30 a Lenten Community Meal will be provided by individuals, family, ministry, committee, or any group encouraged to do so.  The Lectures will be given at

8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies  and FRIDAYS’  THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.

Speakers will vary for the lecture series.
Florida Couples Convention
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

You are invited to Koinonia Convention for couples only.  Child Sitting services for children 2 years and older.  Please see the fee schedule.

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Youth Convention: Titusville, FL
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day
Youth Convention: Titusville, FL @ St. Stephen's Retreat Center | Titusville | Florida | United States

Whom this convention is for: 1- Youth from 18-45 years old, 2- Arabic speaking since all activities will be in Arabic, 3- Live in State of Florida. We welcome visitors from outside Florida state but transportation to/from the retreat house is on your own.

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Lenten Vespers and Reception: Minneapolis, MN
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LENTEN VESPERS & Reception. Come join us.

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OCA Minneapolis Deanery Lenten Vespers Schedule
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Minneapolis Deanery recently announced the schedule for Lenten Vesper Services to be sponsored by the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association on Sunday evenings during Great Lent.

All services will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the Sundays of Great Lent.  The schedule is as follows.

Triumph of Orthodoxy Vesper Service:Cicero, IL
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Triumph of Orthodoxy Vesper Service:Cicero, IL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Cicero | Illinois | United States

Come join us for this event sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago

Homilist: Fr. Josiah Trenham

Responses Offered by: Pan -Orthodox Choir of Greater Chicago, Gordana Turbuhovich, Director

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Greek Orthodox Metropolis March Meetings Schedule: SE United States
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios will be traveling to each of our Metropolis Conferences during the month of March to meet with clergy, parish leaders, and parishioners. He and His Metropolis co-workers will share updates on our Metropolis ministries, including our Strategic Plan. Those present will be invited to engage in dialogue  following presentations, ask questions, and exchange updates and resources to support our parishes and Metropolis ministries.

Host Cities & Dates
March 7, Jacksonville, FL
March 8, Orlando, FL
March 9, Boca Raton, FL
March 10, Clearwater, FL
March 11, Mobile, AL

March 12, Birmingham, AL
March 19, Atlanta, GA
March 20, Greenville, SC
March 21, Greensboro, NC
March 22, Charlotte, NC
March 23, Florence, SC

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Lecture – “HAJJI MAMA”: Bronx, NY
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A lecture by Valentina Izmirlieva, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University
Respondents: Fordham professors Sarit Kattan Gribetz (theology) and Ebru Turan (history)

From the 17th to 19th centuries, in the European part of the Ottoman Empire, some Orthodox Christians modeled their pilgrimage to Jerusalem on the Muslim hajj to Mecca. They even called themselves hajjis, using an Islam ichonorific, but insisted on the Christian ethos of their quest.This lecture will show how the Orthodox “hajj” emerged within Muslim Ottoman culture as a Christian family project and as a surprising vehicle for female empowerment.


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This lecture appears courtesy of the institutional partnership between the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and the Black Sea Networks Initiative of Columbia University.


2017 St. Gregory Palamas Retreat: St. Paul, MN
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day

St. Gregory Palamas Festival of Light Lenten Retreat will feature Rev. Barnabas Powell as the guest speaker. The topic is: “Normal-Orthodox Healthy Church, Knowing the True Faith in Order to Practice it Truly”

Lenten Retreat: Calistoga, CA
Mar 11 all-day
Lenten Retreat: Calistoga, CA @ Holy Assumption Monastery | Calistoga | California | United States



We are happy to announce our next retreat .

Title of the retreat:  “The Divine Scriptures of the Orthodox Church: Reading the Bible as an Orthodox Christian”

Speaker: Fr. Philip Tolbert, an archpriest in the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada & Australia (Bulgarian Patriarchate) who is also the National Director of the Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate (Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries).

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Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Jackson, CA
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Jackson, CA @ Two sites in Jackson and Sacremento, CA | California | United States

‘Living the Faith in our Daily Lives’ is a two day Pan-Orthodox Retreat with featuring author and podcaster Elissa Bjeletich. The topics are: ON MARRIAGE, PARENTING AND CAREGIVING, AND CREATING AN ORTHODOX HOME IN AMERICA.

This event takes place in two locations, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday March 11 & 12, 2017.

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Mar 11 – May 21 all-day
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States


Exhibit Runs: March 11 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception & Symposium:  March 18, 2:00-6:00PM

This exhibit will explore Mary’s life as portrayed in icons; how her relationship with her Son has defined her; and how the Russian people have viewed her complex role in salvation.

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Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Palos Park, IL
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pan-Orthodox Retreat: Palos Park, IL @ Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church | Palos Park | Illinois | United States

Mother Gabriella of the Orthodox Church in America’s Holy Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI will be the guest speaker. Open to teens and adults, Mother Gabriella will explore the topic of “Spiritual Growth and the Virtues” in two separate presentations.

Babysitting will be available for children at least five years of age for a nominal fee of $10.00 per child.  Register on-line at:



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