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Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Pan Orthodox Retreat: Hibbing, MN @  St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church  | Hibbing | Minnesota | United States
Dr. Harry Boosalis will lead a Pan Orthodox Retreat sponsored by the Northland Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Minnesota. The topics include ‘St. Silouan of Mount Athos and Orthodox Spiritual Life’, as well as ‘The Virtue of Love: Our Path to Holiness’. The Retreat will conclude  with Vespers at 5 pm, and will be blessed with the presence of a holy relic of St. Nikolai Velimirovich. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_141124_1.html
Gala Dinner and Commemorative Concert: Huntington Beach, CA @ St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church | Huntington Beach | California | United States
The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church of Orange County, California cordially invites you to a very special event,  a concert honoring the 100th Jubilee Commemorating World War I and the 100th Anniversary of the Death of   famous Composer Stevan Morkanjac. The event will begin with a Reception and Silent Auction at 5pm, and a musical program featuring outstanding guest artists beginning at 6pm. Seating is limited, so please respond promptly to reserve your place. For more information: http://www.mostholytheotokos.com/wp-content/uploads/gala-dinner-concert-2014.pdf  
St. Nicholas Feast Day Celebration: Ft. Myers, FL @ St. Nicholas Orthodox Monastery | North Fort Myers | Florida | United States
For more information: http://www.saintnicholasmonastery.org/
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Camden Conference: Rockland, ME @ Rockland Public Library | Rockland | Maine | United States
Theme: “The Russian Orthodox Church Today” Speaker: Anthony Antolini The Russian Orthodox Church today represents a far more powerful force in Russian society than it has in over a century. Throughout its history the Russian Church has been inextricably connected with political forces. These influences continue today but in new and surprising ways that seem quite foreign to the American experience. The presentation will include a brief summary of Russian Church history, a review of recent developments in the Putin administration and a look at how Eastern Orthodoxy is connected to the current crisis in Ukraine. Note: This talk will be repeated on Thursday, January 8, 6:30PM at the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth. For more information: https://www.camdenconference.org/event/the-russian-orthodox-church-today-rockland-public-library/  and http://www.camdenconference.com
2014 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Znamianka Orphanage
With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce the date for the winter missionary trip to Znamianka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church. His Grace Bishop Daniel will lead this trip as a spiritual father with the aim of sharing in the Love of Christ, through the prayerful celebration of ministry of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas and to provide time and aid to the orphanage adopted by our Holy Church. The faithful participants are given an opportunity to deepen and live their faith through love, experience and action. The children of Znamianka orphanage are truly the brethren of which Christ speaks in Matthew chapter 25 verse 40, the least, the most in need. It is a multi-building facility. The team will stay on-site at[...]
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2014 Christmas Concert: New York, NY @ Archdiocesan Cathedral of The Holy Trinity  | New York | New York | United States
Under the High Patronage of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Archdiocesan Cathedral Of  The Holy Trinity Choir continues its annual tradition of Holiday Concert programs with the 2014 Christmas Concert.  Presenting Selections from HANDEL’S MESSIAH & CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR CHOIR AND CONGREGATION. The concert will showcase the renowned Cathedral Choir with its long and storied history of high quality programing, featuring distinguished soloists from the Cathedral Choir including: Alyson Spina, Soprano; Sun Young Chang, Soprano; Karolina Pilou, Mezzo Soprano; Joseph Brent, Tenor; Davone Tines, Bass; Costas Tsourakis, Conductor; and the Archdiocesan Cathedral Orchestra. General seating by section.  A RECEPTION WILL  FOLLOW IN THE CATHEDRAL BALLROOM. For more information: http://christmasconcert.brownpapertickets.com/
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 For more information: http://www.saintstevens.org/2014%20Archive/Christmas%20Concert/Nativity%20Concert%202014.pdf
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Theme: “On the Divine Liturgy” For more information:  http://www.groca.org/wp-content/uploads/SeptOct2014-Final-LoRes.pdf
2014 St. Herman’s Youth Conference: Loveland, OH @ St. George Russian Orthodox Church | Loveland | Ohio | United States
Theme: “What does the Liturgy do & Why” & “Meeting God” Speakers: Fr. Michael Carney & Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) This conference is for high school and college age students, ages 14 and up. For more information: http://www.stgeorgeroc.org/stherman   or  https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Dates Announced for the Enthronement of Archimandrite Paul [Gassios] as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest: Chicago, IL
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the closing day of the Holy Synod of Bishops’ fall session, it was announced that the consecration and enthronement of Archimandrite Paul [Gassios] as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 26 and 27, in Chicago.  Details are not yet furnished and will be announced  when finalized. For more information: http://domoca.org/news_141024_1.html
Winter Youth Retreat 2014: Third Lake, IL @ New Gracanica Monastery | Lake Villa | Illinois | United States
Theme: ” Serving in the World as an Orthodox Christian” Age:  High School; College age as helpers http://www.serbiancathedral.org/
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Conference Venues, December 2014
2014/2015 OCF College Conference Theme: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness, into His own marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 Each year during Christmas Break, OCF’s College Conferences host hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, prayer, and exposure to reputable Orthodox speakers. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COLLEGE CONFERENCE EAST & WEST 2014!2014 College Conference Scholarship ApplicationClick here for more information about COLLEGE CONFERENCE EAST 2014 Click here for more information about COLLEGE CONFERENCE WEST 2014 For more information: http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/
Iconographer: Colette M. Kalvesmaki Every 1st and last Sat, from 2-5 we will be having an open class for those who love to paint Icons. This class is intended for those who already understand the process of Traditional Icon painting but may have a question here or there or may just enjoy the company of others while working. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com(http://www.byzarts.com/open-saturdays-icon-painting/
The International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford is a four-yearly gathering of scholars from around the world that has become a major event for the many disciplines concerned with patristics. The proceedings of the conferences are peer reviewed and published in the series  Studia Patristica. Abstracts and proposals for the seventeenth conference are being accepted from August 2014, with a submission deadline of December 31st, 2014. For more information on the conference and submitting proposals, see here. Apply Now http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/announcements/
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee with Sr. Vassa: Wayne, WV @ Christ the Savior Orthodox Church  | Wayne | West Virginia | United States
Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coffee with Sr. Vassa: Ann Arbor, MI @ St. Vladimir Orthodox Church  | Dexter | Michigan | United States
Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) “Being Church in the Age of the Internet” CLICK HERE for event flier. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffee with Sr. Vassa: Goshen, IN @ Holy Virgin Protection Orthodox Church  | Goshen | Indiana | United States
Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage in the Orthodox Church: Miami, FL @ St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church | Miami | Florida | United States
For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Jan-3-2015-MIA-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information1.pdf
Cappella Romana - ECHOES OF THE RENAISSANCE: Seattle, WA and Portland, OR @ Varied
Cappella Romana is pleased to present the program “Echoes of the Renaissance” as part of its 2014-2015 Northwest Series Season. Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season. Preceding the music of Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement. For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/classical-music-concerts/echoes-of-the-renaissance/
Volunteer Opportunities at the BEACON: Houston, TX @ Beacon Day Center | Houston | Texas | United States
The Beacon is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  More than 85% of Beacon services are operated by volunteers. The Beacon serves approximately 600 clients daily and, some days, surpasses 750 clients. One of the most important services provided by The Beacon is case management. Our goal is to do more than simply feed people and put them back on the street. The Beacon is helping clients identify, locate, and access services that can help them address the root causes of their homelessness and begin the journey towards moving off of the streets and becoming self-sufficient. Case management guides clients through a complex system, providing tools that ultimately lead to increased stability. For more information: http://www.beaconhomeless.org/
You are invited to join us for a Christmas Caroling Concert.  Prepare three of your favorite Christmas Carols. For more information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf
Jan 14 – Jan 19 all-day
Iconography Workshop: Salem, SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
5 1/2 day Workshop & Retreat on Byzantine Iconography, located by the lake at the beautiful Diakonia Retreat Center in South Carolina. Combining the natural mountain setting and daily prayer and attentive instruction you will learn to write an icon according to the ancient techniques.  The class is for beginners and intermediates but advance students are welcome to come and work at their own pace and under the guidance of Fr. Anthony (with prior approval). Iconographer: Fr. Anthony Salzman For more information: http://www.imageandlikeness.com/lectures-and-workshops/
Jan 15 – Jan 17 all-day
5th Annual Eighth Day Symposium @ t. George Orthodox Cathedral | Wichita | Kansas | United States
Theme: “Whatever Happened to Wonder? The Recovery of Mystery in a Secular Age” FEATURING James K. A. Smith, Rod Dreher, Bishop James Conley, Martin Cothran, Alan Kreider, James Kushiner, Fr. Paul O’Callaghan, Brian Phillips, James S. Taylor Register by December 31 and save 20% Become an Eighth Day Member and save 50%! *organized by eighth day institute and hosted by st george orthodox christian cathedral Thursday evening reception at Eighth Day Books Friday evening banquet for Feast of St Athanasius the Great For more information: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.com/Eighth_Day_Institute/15_Mystery.html
17th Annual Midwest Diocese SOYO Basketball Tournament: Canton, OH @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Canton | Ohio | United States
For more information: http://www.midwestsoyo.org/
2015 Young Adults Winter Retreat: Big Bear Lake, CA @ Sacred Heart Retreat Camp   | Big Bear Lake | California | United States
Speakers: Mother Victoria (Abbess of St. Barbara Monastery, Santa Paula, CA) & Fr. David Sommer (Priest at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Snohomish, WA) REGISTER ONLINE BY FRIDAY JAN 2 WWW.DLAWYOUNGADULTS.COM/EVENTS (LIMITED SPACE) For more information: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/files/announcements/2015-YA-Winter-Retreat.pdf
Young Adult Winter Retreat: Lake Tahoe,NV @ South Lake Tahoe Galilee Camp & Conference Center  | Glenbrook | Nevada | United States
For more information: http://www.youth.sanfran.goarch.org/editor/content/uploads/2014/11/winter_retreat_final_2015.jpg
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
78th Annual Novogodny Ball: Cherry Hill, NJ @ Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill Hotel  | Cherry Hill | New Jersey | United States
A portion of the net proceeds from the Ball will be donated toward the F.O.C.A.’s $300,000 fundraising goal for the Married Seminarian Housing Project at St. Tikhon’s. On Sunday evening, January 18, 2015,  St. Stephen’s Orthodox Catholic Fellowship, Chapter #82 of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (F.O.C.A.) will proudly host the 78th Novogodny Ball.  The Ball will once again be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  A wide variety of music to please all ages will be provided by the Kauriga Orchestra.  Many of our patrons will also  join us for a delicious dinner at the hotel prior to the evening of fun,dancing, and renewing old friendships. Novogodny Ball tickets are available by reservation only. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_141208_1.html
3rd Annual Pan-Orthodox Winter Dinner Fundraiser: Grand Blanc, MI @ Assumption Greek Orthodox Church   | Grand Blanc | Michigan | United States
This annual dinner is to support Dormition Monastery. For more information: http://saintgeorgeflint.org/files/Monastery/12-07-2014-Dormition-Winter-Dinner-Flyer-2015.pdf