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Aug
6
Sat
2016
New Skete Annual Pilgrimage: Cambridge, NY
Aug 6 all-day

All are welcome to join us at our annual Pilgrimage. Presentation by guest speaker Father Michael Oleksa. “The History of Monastic Missionary Activity in Russian Alaska”.  For more information: http://www.newskete.org/pilgrimage.html
Throughout the day: photo exhibit,
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Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.

Throughout the day: photo exhibit,
meditation gardens,
Greek and Lebanese food available
for purchase, chapel community bake sale, hospitality table,
Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.Throughout the day: photo exhibit,
meditation gardens,
Greek and Lebanese food available
for purchase, chapel community bake sale, hospitality table,
Monks’ & Nuns’ gift shops open.

 

 

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Charlotte, NC
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church.  RSVP by August 4, 2016.

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Aug
8
Mon
2016
Icon Painting Workshop: Great Falls, MT
Aug 8 – Aug 12 all-day

Iconographer: Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett

Smolensk Mother of God. This is the prototype for the icon we will paint from start to finish during the class. No previous art experience is necessary. Instruction in acrylic gouache using 23K gold leaf. Icon will be approximately 10” x 12”.

For more information:  http://media.wix.com/ugd/690852_cc11be99aa44433abd96356008a87209.pdf

Icon Workshop: Shirley, NY
Aug 8 – Aug 13 all-day

Iconographers: Tatiana & Dmitrii Berestova

For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html

Aug
10
Wed
2016
Project Mexico Home-building
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day

  Day 1: The Foundation The group leaves the orphanage property excited for their first day on-site. Once they arrive at the site, they begin with a prayer. From there, the cement floor is mixed by hand in tubs. Volunteers screed, tamp and float the concrete throughout the day. Anchor bolts are also set within the foundation to mount and attach the walls. At the end of the day, they all go home tired and dirty!

Since 1988, Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage has been building secure, safe and weather-tight homes for some of the most impoverished families in northern Mexico. Built strictly by volunteer labor, these homes provide families economic security and hope for a brighter future. While serving these families, the volunteers discover that they have been transformed. Through their service to others, they realize that they have received much more than they had given. To date, we have hosted well over 11,000 volunteers on our 16 acre ranch as we continue to humbly bear the burdens of others in the name of Christ.

Week of August 19-25 also has available slots.

For more information: http://www.projectmexico.org/homebuilding/schedule

 

 

Aug
12
Fri
2016
Saint Macrina Orthodox Institute Third Annual Conference: WI
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

Third Annual St. Macrina Orthodox Institute Conference will feature many good speakers  and the theme will be “Diakonia and the Liturgy of Good Works in the World.” The talks will emphasize the broader understanding of diakonia as service which extends the depth and power of sacramental life into our interactions with the world, especially through the generosity and love shown through the good works of charity and ministry to those in need.

Our keynote speaker, Matushka Vera Proctor, Director of FOCUS Minnesota, will speak on ‘The Myrrhbearers’ Great Boldness in the Faith in Jesus Christ: As He Is, so are We in This World,’” and there also will be talks on Scripture and history and modern saints, all showing the connection between liturgy and the divine call to good works.

Other presenters include Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov, and Rebecca Luft, who will speak on “The Liturgy of Love of Your Neighbor: Commands of Law and Gospel”, Dr. Eric Jobe, whose presentation is titled “Serving Tables: Diaconal Ministry in Liturgy and Charity in Ancient Israel and the Mediterranean World.” Deacon Jacob Van Sickle, will speak on “Fourth Century Models of Christian Philanthropy and Diakonia.” Dr. Helen Theodoropoulos,  will address the topic of “Modern Saints as Examples of Diakonia.” Anna Strelka, o will conduct a practicum for catechists;and Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov,  will lead the diaconal practicum.

Participants may also request private meetings with His Grace, Bishop Paul.

In cases of financial hardship, please contact Father Elijah at 312-714-9775. Registration deadline is July 25.

A registration form with additional details and complete schedule is available here.

Come to your Mother Retreat: WI
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm

In preparation for the great feast of the Dormition (Assumption) (August 15th) our guests will be introduced to the magnificent ways in which Our Lady the Theotokos in honored in the Christian East. We will look at icons, liturgical poetry and hymns. Surrounded by this beauty, your devotion to the Virgin Mary will be greatly enriched.

The retreats will be given by Abbot Nicholas and Fr. Maximos.

The suggested donation includes lodging, all meals, and talks. Please note: no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Space is limited. So book ahead!

For more information: http://hrmonline.org/organized-retreats

 

Aug
14
Sun
2016
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop: AK
Aug 14 – Aug 20 all-day


SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 12 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. From the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone. Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or sharpening tools. Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge. For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available. Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class.

For more information: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!copy-of-st-thomas-carving/c1ydq

Aug
15
Mon
2016
Intensive Romanian Reversed Glass Iconography Workshop: Washington, DC
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

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Instructors: Rodica Focseneanu & Christopher Cunningham.  (lecture Thursday night by Christopher Cunningham)

This workshop is designed to give people basic knowledge of the reversed glass iconography in order to help them understand and appreciate this style. Each participant will complete an icon of the pattern provided, in the traditional technique of Romanian reversed glass iconography, using egg-tempera from pigments and gold leaf.

For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/courses/) or (http://www.byzarts.com/1345-2/

Aug
16
Tue
2016
Fellowship Conference 2016: Oxford, ENG
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

Western Saints

Fellowship Conference 2016:” Beauty will save the World”

For all conference and accommodation enquiries, please contact Gill Keeble-Childs on 01865 877479 or conferences@rcc.ac.uk

For further information: http://www.sobornost.org/conference.php

 

Aug
18
Thu
2016
Young Professionals 2016 Conference: New Orleans
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day

The 2016 Orthodox Young Professionals Conference, hosted by the NAC ...

We are delighted to inform you that with the blessing of Metropolitan JOSEPH, the NAC Fellowship of St. John the Divine will be hosting its second Archdiocesan Orthodox Young Professionals Conference (OYPC) this August in New Orleans, LA.

For more information: http://stmarylivonia.com/orthodox-young-professionals-conference-2016/

Aug
19
Fri
2016
The Prosopon School in New York City Classes
Aug 19 – Aug 24 all-day

Study of highlights on garments

Highlights on Garments – Level I ( Comparative study of 3 Highlights, with special attention to the II Highlight). Takes place on Aug. 19-21

Iconographers:  Tatiana and Dmitri Berestov

Highlights on Garments – Level II (Crystal Highlight), By Dmitry Andreyev. Takes place on Aug. 22-24

For more information: https://prosoponschoolnyc.wordpress.com/photos-of-studio   

or http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html

Aug
20
Sat
2016
St. Tikhon’s Monastery Women’s Retreat
Aug 20 all-day

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Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, will be the keynote speaker at a retreat for women sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Education of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at the monastery. Father Sergius’ topic will be “Spirituality in Our Daily Lives.”

Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the monastery church at 8:00 a.m., registration and a continental breakfast will be available. The first retreat session will begin at 10:00 a.m. The retreat will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

A detailed schedule and registration forms are available on-line.

For further information: http://oca.org/news/headline-news/st.-tikhons-monastery-site-of-womens-retreat-august-20

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Knoxville, TN
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage:  A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church.

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Aug
22
Mon
2016
Dante and the Visual Arts: a Summer Symposium at UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Museum
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

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The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to attend the Dante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium. The symposium, organized by CMRS and the journal Dante e l’Arte in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum, will take in Los Angeles with sessions at UCLA and at the Getty Center.

For more information: http://cmrs.ucla.edu/news/dante-and-the-visual-arts/

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Clearwater, FL
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Preparing for the Journey of Marriage A One-Day Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church. RSVP by August 22, 2016


Aug
30
Tue
2016
Institute of Sacred Music – Choral Auditions, Yale University
Aug 30 – Sep 3 all-day

Audition Information

Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all listed ensembles; Must perform a short solo song or aria (Please bring three (3) copies of your music; an accompanist will be provided). Must demonstrate good sight-reading ability.

YALE CAMERATA 60+ voice mixed choir open to experienced singers from Yale (students, faculty, staff) and the greater New Haven community. Marguerite L. Brooks is the conductor.

YALE SCHOLA CANTORUM – chamber choir open to all Yale students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional)

Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus –  open to all Yale students to sing for pay or course credit; conducted by Yale graduate students

For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/ism-choral-auditions

 

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Joint Retreat for Alumni and Seminarians: St. Tikon’s
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=OIP.Mcd28258c84643d5a9c76bf8ed7f6b8d5o2&pid=15.1&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=108&h=108#inlineThe Alumni Association of St. Tikhon’s Seminary is holding a 24-hour retreat on September 1-2.

All alumni are welcome to attend at no cost, and there will be an opportunity for those who live far away to register for an online broadcast of the seminars and annual meeting.

Featured speakers include: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick (STOTS ’07) and Archimandrite Sergius [Bowyer] (STOTS ’05).  Participants in the full retreat will earn five continuing education credits.

For more information:  http://www.stots.edu/news_160804_1.html

 

 

Sep
2
Fri
2016
2016 National ACRY Convention: Potomac, MD
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day

The Potomac A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 is proud to be the hosts for the upcoming National A.C.R.Y. Convention, which will take place Labor Day weekend, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located in Bethesda, MD. The hotel is conveniently located on the Red Line of the DC Metro Area Subway System. The entrance to the subway (Metro) is literally at the corner of the hotel parking lot!

Refer to the website http://www.acrod.org/news/7283/2016-acry-convention

for detailed information.

20TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN DAYS and ASSEMBLY: Jackson, CA
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Sep
3
Sat
2016
First Annual Labor Day Young Singers’ Conference: Jordanville, NY
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

jordanvilleThe Labor Day Conference will be held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.,  under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, Katya Lukianova, Dr. Irina Riazanova, Fr. Ephraim Willmarth.

Limited scholarships for full tuition costs are available. Airfare and travel expenses to NY excluded.
Tuition fees cover: Course material and instruction, double-occupancy lodging, meals, weekend transportation, and excursions.

The Conferences are available to various ages and musical abilities. There will be an on-site manager at all times throughout the weekend. Please contact Sanya Lukianov with any questions or concerns sanya@patraminstitute.org.

 

 

 

For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/YS-Conf_PDF.pdf

Sep
9
Fri
2016
YES Oklahoma City
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 11:30 am

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This is a  wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Oklahoma City, OK.

WHO? Junior High, High School Students, and College Students

WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday, September 9th.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, September 11th.

 

 

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop
Sep 11 – Sep 17 all-day

 SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 10 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. From the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone. Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or sharpening tools. Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge. For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available. Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class.

For more informationr: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!copy-of-diakonia-carving/c1xj

Sep
12
Mon
2016
6th Annual Iconography Workshop: Stafford, VA
Sep 12 – Sep 17 all-day

Iconographer: Fr.Igumen Mefodii, Instructor for the Prosopon School of Iconology, Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor, 434-589-8530, sketestmaximos@gmail.com

For more information: http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyworkshop.html

Forum on Religion and Literature: Yale University
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

... Bourses de l’Institute of Sacred Music (Yale University, 2016-2017

|Event description: “American Solitude and Contemporary Literature”.  Presented by Amy Hungerford, followed by moderated discussion.

For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/

Sep
15
Thu
2016
IMPACT Conference: Titusville, FL
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day

The IMPACT Conference is a 4 day, 3 night conference hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef. Christians from inside and outside the Coptic Orthodox Church from across the country and all jurisdictions are invited to join together in fellowship and fun. The conference committee starts planning a year in advance to provide an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth, camaraderie, lasting memories and more.

Who:
All young professionals 28 years old and above who have been living in the western culture.

When:
September 15-18, 2016

For more information:  http://copticimpact.org/conference/

Conference

Sep
16
Fri
2016
Ecumenical Conference: Greenwich, NY
Sep 16 @ 12:16 am – 1:16 am

The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,” an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well.

For more information: http://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/save_the_date.pdf

Stewardship Coordinators Retreat: PA
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 11:30 am

 

It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first ACROD stewardship coordinator retreat.   The theme of the retreat is “Parish Application of Stewardship.”  For more information: http://acrod.org/news/7283/stewardship-retreat

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Literature & Spirituality: Yale University
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

|The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003). She is currently at work on a memoir of her years in El Salvador, Lebanon, South Africa, and France. Carolyn Forché is Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetry and Professor of English at Georgetown University and lives in Maryland.

Book-signing follows. Presented in collaboration with the Yale Divinity Student Book Supply.

For more information:http://ism.yale.edu/

Sep
23
Fri
2016
Yale Schola Cantorum Choral Evensong
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event description: David Hill, conductor.  Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Lobo

For more information:  http://ism.yale.edu/

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