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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:
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:  or
GOYA Spring Retreat: PA @ Camp Nazareth  | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
March 27-29, 2016 For more information:
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:
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:
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:
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: For more information:
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
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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:
Theme: “Saint John of the Ladder/Divine Ascent” Speaker: Metropolitan Nikitas For more information:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Metropolis Young Adult Lenten Retreat: Dunlap, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center   | Dunlap | California | United States
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“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:
Apr 17 @ 7:16 pm – 8:16 pm
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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:
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:
Pilgrimage to Diveevo and Valaam @ Russia
                                                                        May 1-16, 2016 Visit the two most revered Russian Shrines, Diveevo Convent and Valaam Monastery, along with a trip to the holy places and cultural sites of two Russian Capitals – Moscow and St. Petersburg. For more information:
International Exhibition of Orthodox Icons: Paris @ Bulgarian Cultural Institute (L’Institut Culturel Bulgare) | Paris | Île-de-France | France
An exhibition of Romanian and Bulgarian Orthodox icons will be held in Paris, under the auspices of the ambassador of Bulgaria to France. The exposition is being organized by the Bulgarian Orthodox parish of St. Euthymius of Tarnovo in Paris with the blessing of Metropolitan Anthony of Western and Central Europe (the Bulgarian Orthodox Church). The solemn opening of the exhibition will take place in the evening of April 21 at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute (L’Institut Culturel Bulgare) in Paris. The choir of St. Simeon (the choir director – Nana Peradze) will perform during the exhibition’s opening ceremony. Works of famous Bulgarian iconographers will be displayed at the exhibition, including icons by Fr. Jordan Pashev, Vanja Sapundjieva, Tsvetelina Maksimova, Elena Karageorgieva, Konstantina Konstantinova, and Ivaylo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria) along with those by the Romanian iconographers Mihai Coman and Gabriel Cituk. For more information:
Russian America-The Alaskan Native Spiritual Legacy Exhibit: Villanova, PA @ Villanova University (Art Gallery)  | Villanova | Pennsylvania | United States
Three free public lectures were held in conjunction with the exhibition titled “Russian America: The Alaskan Native Spiritual Legacy,” which runs to May 15, 2016 at the Villanova University Art Gallery. For more information:
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Round-table: Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson  | Los Angeles | California | United States
The Textual Lineaments of Three Medieval Identities: Reading “Targum Sheni” of the Book of Esther Wednesday, May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States CMRS Roundtable.  This is the Second Targum of the Book of Esther, a “translation” of Esther from Hebrew into Aramaic.  It contains material about Solomon and Sheba not found in the Hebrew Esther, but found in the Koran. Targum Sheni was written in Byzantine Palestine before the rise of Islam and then used in Islam’s textual construction of itself as the theological heir of Temple Judaism: the Koranic account of Solomon and Sheba islamicizes preexisting Jewish additions to the story of Esther. For more information:
Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture Presentation: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club    | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture presents:  “Worldliness in Byzantium and Beyond: Manuscript Materiality and Byzantine Materialism” For more information:
Seventh Annual St Alexis Lecture: Minneapolis, MN @ St. Mary Orthodox Church | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
The Seventh Annual St Alexis Lecture takes place on Bright Friday following Paschal Vespers. We are blessed this year to have Professor Scott Kenworthy, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Kenworthy will speak on St Tikhon and Orthodoxy in Early Twentieth Century America. For more information:      

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