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For more information: http://www.bulletinbuilder.org/AnnunciationSac/current
 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
Online Orthodox Studies- St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary
  St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be offering four public courses, comprising an online and a residential component. Offerings include three pastoral theology courses and one liturgical music course, taught by experts in their fields. Instructors: “The Therapeutic Encounter,” by Dr. Daniel Hinshaw; “The Parish and Prison Ministry,” by Fr. Nicholas Solak and Fr. Stephen Powley; “Stewardship in American Orthodoxy,” by Fr. Robert Holet; and “The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt,” with Dr. Peter Bouteneff. For more information: https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-offers-four-hybrid-online-public-courses-january
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
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day
The 2015 Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Worker Conference, is themed : “Walking Alongside our Youth”.  The Conference, now in its 13th year, exists to bring all Orthodox Christians doing youth ministry at any level and in any form together for several days to further their education, foster brotherhood, and provide fellowship.  Each year a different jurisdiction of the Orthodox Churches in the United States hosts the Conference, with the input and direction provided by the Orthodox Christian Camp Association and national Church Youth Department directors. Keynote Addresses will be offered by The Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur, associate professor of  Theology at Duquesne University, and Dr. Stefanie Yazge, professor of Theology at St. Vincent College.  A series of workshops focusing on youth ministry as it relates to youth workers and camp staff, daily services, and fellowship, will be available to enable attendees to get to know each other better. Registration is available[...]
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
Center for Byzantine Material Arts Retreat @ Trinity House Café  | Leesburg | Virginia | United States
Theme: “The Orthodox Path to Contemplation” Speakers: Metropolitan Jonah & Frederica Matthews-Green For more information: http://www.byzarts.com(http://www.byzarts.com/retreatorthodox-path-to-contemplation-with-metropolitan-jonah-and-frederica-matthews-green-january-2324th/
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Archimandrite Daniel’s Episcopal Consecration will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Cathedral, San Francisco, California, on Friday, January 23, 2015 and Saturday, January 24, 2025. The canonical election will take place at 6:00 p.m. of Friday, January 23 and will be followed by Great Vespers. A reception will take place in the cathedral hall following Vespers. The Divine Liturgy of Consecration of Archimandrite Daniel as Bishop of Santa Rosa and Auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The concelebrating Hierarchs, Priests and Deacons appointed for the service, will arrive and be vested at 9:00 a.m. The Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, will be greeted upon his arrival at the Cathedral at 9:30 a.m. A banquet in honor of the newly consecrated Bishop of Santa[...]
Metropolis Presvyteres Retreat:Dunlop, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center  | Dunlap | California | United States
For more information:  http://sanfran.goarch.org/calendar/event/797/
St. Herman Conference: Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This year’s St. Herman Conference will be held in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal the Kursk-Root Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God will arrive accompanied by His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. Many thought provoking lectures and workshops are planned. The hierarchal services will be magnificent and sung by the Youth Choir.  The conference will be hosted at the Marriott Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto.  The conference will take place in the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. For more information: http://sthermanconference.com/
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Study Weekend 2015: England @ Orthodox Parish of St John the Baptist & St Alban the Protomartyr c/o St. Christopher’s Church  | Luton | United Kingdom
The Orthodox Fellowship of St. John the Baptist  Study Weekend Theme is “THE MOTHER OF GOD IN THE BIBLE”. “The All-Holy Virgin Mary’s life in texts and images: The Biblical basis for her role as the ‘Living Temple of God’” presented by Dr Mary Cunningham “St Silouan the Athonite on the Mother of God”, presented by Hieromonk Melchisedec, Monastery of St John the Baptist “‘His Mother said to the Servants, “Do whatever he tells you’”, Understanding Bible Verses”, presented by Father Ioan Nazarcu For more information: http://orthodoxlondon.org/2014/12/03/the-mother-of-god-in-the-bible/