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Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents “Celebrating the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/upcoming-events-2/
Georgian Chant Lecture & Concert: Chicago, IL @ St. Josaphat Catholic Church   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
10am –  Workshop.    Alioni ensemble will open the show!   7:30pm Concert For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Theme: “May 30, 1453: The Day After the Fall of Constantinople” Speaker: Alexandros Kyrou Ph.D. (Professor of History, Salem State University) For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ITd2ezxsWXbVBZZnZFRjFRSTBEek1LYW9vX1psSUlSWU1z/view
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Georgian Chant Concert: Chicago, IL @ University of Chicago (Logan Center, 9th Floor, Penthouse Auditorium)   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
University of Chicago, Sponsored by CEERES . Logan Center, 9th Floor, Penthouse Auditorium. Free Parking across the street (60th & Drexel St.)  Golosa Ensemble will open the show! For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Ancient & Holy in the Holy Land @ Israel
The proposed trip is an Orthodox Christian pilgrimage and educational tour. We combine visits to sites of religious significance with stops at places of historical and archaeological importance. The tour will be of interest to all who have an interest in the Early Church, Monasticism and the Ancient Middle East. If you are interested in joining this tour or have any questions, please contact us! For more information: http://www.orthodoxtours.com/our-tours/138-2016-ancient-and-holy-in-the-holy-land.html
Iconography Workshop: Milwaukie, OR @ Annunciation Orthodox Church   | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States
This event takes place Mar 4 – 10, 2016 Iconographer: Dmitri Andreyev For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/pdf/Portland2016.pdf
Mar 4 @ 12:10 am – 1:10 am
Real Break Jerusalem 2016 @ Jerusalem | Jerusalem District | Israel
For more information: https://events.ocf.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=119&eventId=76&controller=event&task=individualRegister
Orthodox Arts-Conversations on the Contemporary Revival of Georgian Religious Art: New Haven,CT @ Yale University,  Luce Hall Auditorium  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Georgian Orthodox Chant. Join us for a Symposium sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, organized by ISM Fellow John Graham.  Lectures by a practicing Orthodox monk, a church historian, and musicologists with guest artists from Tbilisi, Georgia. The symposium will feature members of the critically acclaimed Anchiskhati Church Choir.  For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/symposium-georgian-orthodox-chant
Institute of Sacred Music: The Anchiskhati Church Choir: CT @ Christ Church New Haven  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
The Anchiskhati Choir, renowned for their instrumental role in reviving the forgotten tradition of Georgian three-voiced traditional liturgical chant, will perform a selection from their latest project, “The Orthodox Paschal Cycle.” The singers expertly negotiate the complex polyphonic forms of these familiar Paschal texts, their voices precisely tuned to the unique other-worldly harmonies and intonation styles of this important medieval repertory. Inherited through oral transmission, this music was only notated at the turn of the last century, but those transcriptions remained locked in Soviet archives until Anchiskhati members gained access in 1988. In addition to the central focus on chants from Holy Week and Pascha, the performance will include para-liturgical folk songs accompanied by traditional instruments such as the goatskin bagpipe (chiboni) and a four-string lute (chonguri). The singers of the Anchiskhati Church Choir of Tbilisi, Georgia are the undisputed leaders of the widespread contemporary revival of a lost three-voice[...]
Engaging Orthodoxy Speaker's Series: Chicago, IL @ North Park University (Anderson Chapel) | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Theme: “The Unchanging Gospel in an Ever-Changing Culture” Speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Fr. John Behr & Others. In his lecture, Bishop Kallistos Ware will present an Eastern Orthodox understanding of the Gospel, and offer practical guidance on how local churches may keep it clear and central for each generation. For more information: http://www.northpark.edu/orthodox
Mar 7 – Mar 12 all-day
Real Break New Orleans 2016 @ New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For more information: https://events.ocf.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=119&eventId=77&controller=event&task=individualRegister
Sponsor: NEC Intercultural Institute. Lecture-Demonstration, w/ Brian Fairley For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Iconography Course on the Mother of God: Washington D.C. @ The Monroe Arts Walk   | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
                                                                                           Leaping for Joy Iconographer: Colette M. Kalvesmaki Dates: March 10-13, 2016 (Thursday, Friday, Sat, Sun) These courses will focus on the techniques of the ancient icon, its history, meaning and how to pray. This course is good for both beginners and intermediate. Taught in EGG TEMPERA only–no gold. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/iconography-courses/
Second ANNUAL NATIONAL CHRISTIAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM SYMPOSIUM: Naples, FL @ St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church | Naples | Florida | United States
We invite you to the 2nd Annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium  featuring the Honorable Jay Sekulow, as our Keynote Speaker on March 12, together with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. Jay is the founder of the American Center of Law and Justice (ACLJ) Your registration will entitle you to attend all three symposium lectures, including the Keynote Address scheduled for Saturday: March 10 (Thur) – 8 pm – Dr. Timothy Patitsas, PhD, “Ethical Justification for Christian Rights and Freedom”, Associate Professor of Ethics, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology March 11 (Fri) – 7 pm – Dr. Andrew Ekonomou, PhD, “Emperors, Sultans and Patriarchs: Observations on the survival of the Ecumenical Patriarchate during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires“, Archon of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Protectors of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople March 12 (Sat) – 3 pm – KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Jay Sekulow, PhD, “Major Policy Address on Religious Freedom“,[...]
Spring Gathering 2016: Palos Heights, IL @ St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Palos Heights | Illinois | United States
For more information: http://stmarylivonia.com/spring-gathering-information-st-mary-palos-heights-illinois/
Introduced with Q&A, John Graham 12:00pm Sacred Concert For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emmaus Lecture Series: Brooklyn, NY @ Holy Myrrh-bearing Women Orthodox Church  | New York | United States
Theme: “Wedding” Speaker: Fr. Michael Ellias For more information: http://stconstantinecathedral.org/the-emmaus-lecture-series-sponsored-by-the-orthodox-clergy-of-brooklyn/
Four sessions of science and spirituality talks as intergral aspects of a unified world at the Huffington Center of Saint Sophia Cathedral. Dates: February 4, 2015, March 10, 2016, April 7, 2016 and May 12, 2016 Presenters: Dr. Menas C. Kafatos,  with Maria Baltazzi, and V. Rev. Fr. John Bakas. For more information: http://www.stsophia.org/herald/herald_2015-11.pdf
Real Break Alaska 2016
                                                                                           Mar 12 – 19, 2016 OCF’s Real Break aims to prepare college students to be socially informed Orthodox Christian citizens of this world, while directing their focus on the world to come, the kingdom of heaven. Built on a foundation of fellowship, education, worship, and service, Real Break provides students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in the other – traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REAL BREAK 2016 TRIPS For more information: https://events.ocf.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=119&eventId=78&controller=event&task=individualRegister
“Celebrating the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”: Atlanta, GA @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States
The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents  “Celebrating the Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church”. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Mar-12-2016-ATL-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
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

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