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Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
12:30pm Sacred Concert (after liturgy) For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Mar 14 – Mar 18 all-day
Real Break Cleveland 2016
For more information: https://events.ocf.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=119&eventId=79&controller=event&task=individualRegister
Theme: “Growing in Orthodoxy…Growing in Ministry” Speakers: Bishop Daniel & Christal Chaney, Ph.D. For more information: https://pittsburghorthodox.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/final-retreat.jpg
Growing in Orthodoxy. . .Growing in Ministry, Lenten Retreat, 2016: PA @ Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center  | Pulaski | Pennsylvania | United States
Getting Ready to Shine (Boot Camp for the Soul) Planting the Seed – Ministry to the Young  Polishing the Apple – Ministry to the Young at Heart.  Sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA His Grace, Bishop Daniel President of the Consistory UOC of the USA, and Christal Chaney, Ph.D. Orthodox Educator Professor of Education, Point Park College Co-Founder of T.H.E.O.S. Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School are the featured speakers. For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2016-Lenten-Retreat-OH.pdf
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Theme: “Experiencing Christ in Fasting and Prayer” Speaker: Bishop Neofitos (Bishop of the Diocese of Nyeri & Mount Kenya Region, Kenya) For more information: http://www.saint-katherines.org/
Theme: “The Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church–What to Expect” Speaker: George Demacopoulos, Ph.D. (Fr. John Meyendorff and Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Studies, Fordham University) For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ITd2ezxsWXbVBZZnZFRjFRSTBEek1LYW9vX1psSUlSWU1z/view
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches Sunday Lenten Vespers: Detroit, MI @ Varied
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor a series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent: March 20, Sunday of Orthodoxy, at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica, 4575 E.Outer Drive, Detroit  March 27, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 21931 Evergreen Road, Southfield April 3, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 W. Five Mile Road, Plymouth April 10, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church, 26375 West Chicago Road, Redford; April 17, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple Road, Troy All services will begin at 6 p.m. They will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. An inter-Orthodox chorus will sing the responses.[...]
2016 Mexico Teaching Team Registration @ Pisaflores | Hidalgo | Mexico
The 2016 Mexico Mission Team will continue to assist the outreach efforts of the Diocese of Mexico to native Aztec Orthodox Christians in the villages of San Esteban and Pisaflores (northwest of Mexico City). The Team will offer youth and adult catechism to educate and strengthen the faithful. Team members will teach children basic religious education, crafts, and activities in a Vacation Bible School format. They will also offer adult catechism, and attend worship services with the local communities.Traveling From: 3/26/2016 to 4/2/2016; Team Cost: $700* This is a unique opportunity to share your Faith and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a beautiful, remote and safe region of Mexico. Participants with experience in youth ministry and adult catechism are urged to apply. Participants must be fluent (or near fluent) in Spanish. For more information: http://www.ocmc.org/about/view_team.aspx?TeamId=167
Northeast Florida Pan-Orthodox Women's Retreat @ St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
“The Beloved in Me”. Sponsored by The Anargyroi Philoptochos Chapter of St. John the Divine & St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine. Retreat Leader: Paula Marchman, MA, LPC Paula Marchman, MA, LPC, is the Managing Director of Family Life Ministry. She practices Christian Psychotherapyin a private Counseling Office in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Retreat-Flyer.jpg  or http://www.stphotios.org/assets/files/The%20Beloved%20in%20Me%20March%202016%20Retreat.pdf
GOYA Spring Retreat: PA @ Camp Nazareth  | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
March 27-29, 2016 For more information: http://pittsburgh.goarch.org/newsletter
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Emmaus Lecture Series: Brooklyn, NY @ Kimisis tis Theotokos Orthodox Church  | New York | United States
Theme: “Baptism” Speaker: Fr. John Lardas For more information:http://stconstantinecathedral.org/the-emmaus-lecture-series-sponsored-by-the-orthodox-clergy-of-brooklyn/
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Orthodox Lecture: Venice, FL @ Holy Spirit Orthodox Church   | Venice | Florida | United States
Theme: “A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition” Speakers: Deacon Mark and Elizabeth J. Barna For more information: http://www.hsoc-venice.com/
Lenten Retreat: Bethlehem, PA @ St. Francis Center for Renewal  | Bethlehem | Pennsylvania | United States
This Lenten Retreat is sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League.  The Retreat will focus on the challenges we all face throughout life, looking at the psychological stages of life. Fr. Anthony Perkins will speak about how to face these challenges from an Orthodox perspective. Open to Adults and Adolescents.  Retreat is one full day including all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information contact: http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Pre-Marital Seminar: Melbourne, FL @ St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church  | Melbourne | Florida | United States
The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents “Celebrating the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”. Register and pay online: www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/ For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Apr-2-2016-MLB-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches to sponsor Sunday Lenten Vespers @ Varied
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor a series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent.  The following are the April services: April 3, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 W. Five Mile Road, Plymouth April 10, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church, 26375 West Chicago Road, Redford; April 17, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple Road, Troy All services will begin at 6 p.m. They will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit.  An inter-Orthodox chorus will sing the responses. Members of the public are invited to attend the services. All services will begin at 6 p.m.  They will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St.[...]
Apr 4 – Apr 9 all-day
Iconography Workshop: Lowell, MI @ Franciscan Life Process Center   | Lowell | Michigan | United States
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tatiana-berestova-icon-painting-tickets-18811819659)
2016 Metropolis of Denver St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival @ Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church  | Boulder | Colorado | United States
This year’s Metropolis level Oratorical Festival will be hosted by Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Boulder, Colorado.  First place finishers in the junior and senior divisions from each parish of the Metropolis are invited to participate in this opportunity of fellowship and faith. Please follow the links below to learn more about the Oratorical Festival program, as well as helpful links for first place finalists from the parish level. Hotel reservations are due by March 18.  Participant Registration for speakers and family members will close on April 3, 2016, at 11:59pm MDT. For more information: http://youth.denver.goarch.org/events/2016-events/2016-oratorical-festival/
Theme: “Saint John of the Ladder/Divine Ascent” Speaker: Metropolitan Nikitas For more information: http://www.saintnicholas.org/
Orthodox Women’s Retreat : Santa Rosa, CA @ St. Seraphim Orthodox Church   | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Theme: “Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer: The Three Great Lenten Disciplines” Speaker: Mother Melania (Abbess of Holy Assumption Monastery, Calistoga) For more information: http://saintseraphim.com/images/retreat_flyer.jpg
Theme: “From Death to Life A Healing Journey Toward Resurrection” Speaker: Molly Sabourin For more information: none provided
Theme: “The Light of Christ Illumines All” Speaker: Demetrios Katos, Ph.D. (Dean and Professor of Religious Studies, Hellenic College/Holy Cross Seminary) For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ITd2ezxsWXbVBZZnZFRjFRSTBEek1LYW9vX1psSUlSWU1z/view
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emmaus Lecture Series: Brooklyn, NY @ Sts. Constantine & Helen Orthodox Cathedral  | New York | United States
This event is sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy of Brooklyn. Theme: “Ordination” Speaker: Fr. Thomas Zain For more information: http://stconstantinecathedral.org/the-emmaus-lecture-series-sponsored-by-the-orthodox-clergy-of-brooklyn/
This is the Diocesan Antiochian Women’s Retreat, 2016. Retreat Speaker:V. Rev. Fr. John Finley Theme:“THE THREE DAY PASCHA: COMPLETING OUR LENTEN JOURNEY” For more information: http://antiochianladiocese.org/news_150113_3.html
2016 Southern Region Lenten Retreat: Van, TX @ Sky Ranch   | Van | Texas | United States
The 2016 Southern Region GOYA Lenten Retreat will be held at the Sky Ranch retreat center in Van, Texas. GOYAns, ages 11-18, are invited to retreat away from every day challenges for a weekend of growth and fellowship. Advisors must be 19 years of age or older and complete all necessary forms. For more information: http://youth.denver.goarch.org/events/2016-eventsF2016-southern-region-lenten-retreat
Metropolis Young Adult Lenten Retreat: Dunlap, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center   | Dunlap | California | United States
For more information: http://www.youth.sanfran.goarch.org/editor/young-adult-2015-2016-calendar-of-events/
“Celebrating the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”: Hobe Sound, FL @ St. John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church   | Hobe Sound | Florida | United States
The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents: “Preparing for the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”. This is a one day workshop for couples getting married in the Orthodox Church. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Apr-16-2016-Hobe-Sound-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
Apr 17 @ 7:16 pm – 8:16 pm
 
For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/film-screening-russian-ark (Location is wheelchair accessible)
Commemoration of Victims of the Chernobyl Explosion: Parma, OH @ St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedra,  | Parma | Ohio | United States
We invite all of you to the 30th Anniversary Commemoration of the victims of the Chernobyl explosion. Donations welcomed for the handicapped children.  Tax deductible checks may be written out to: “Fund to Aid Ukraine” For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160316_2.html
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation on the Holodomor: NY @ Columbia University/Harriman Institute | New York | New York | United States
The Sacralization of the Holodomor: The Role of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA and the Memorial Church in Bound Brook.  Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Professor Frank E. Sysyn, University of Alberta, CIUS. For more information: http://harriman.columbia.edu/event/sacralization-holodomor-role-ukrainian-orthodox-church-usa-and-memorial-church-bound-brook