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Agenda: Foundations of Religious Liberty in America
KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. The history of Religious Liberty in America that isn’t being taught anywhere else. As a pastor’s wife, KrisAnne speaks with authority regarding the Christian’s Biblical obligation to Liberty. She has a daily live internet radio podcast and also posts her regular lectures on her YouTube video channel. Her presentation will deal only with historical facts.
The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna, the Mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, from the Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk in Pennsylvania will visit Holy Trinity Orthodox
In honor of the icon, the Very Rev. Lev Kopistiansky, rector of Holy Trinity, will offer a prayer service to St. Anna with anointing of the faithful on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.
After the service, Riasophore Monk Michael (Juk) from the monastery will conduct a spiritual retreat on prayer and fasting. After the retreat, the icon will be present at Great Vespers served by Fr. Kopistiansky at 4 p.m.
The icon also will be present at Divine Liturgy served by Fr. Kopistiansky on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.
This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Phoenix, AZ. for 13 years old – College Students.
For more information: http://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/
A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Seattle, WA. 13 yrs. old- College Students may participate.
Join us for the 2016 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in San Antonio! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the San Antonio Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Sessions will be held in the San Antonio Convention Center, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, Hilton Palacio del Rio, Marriott Rivercenter, and the Marriott Riverwalk. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection.
For more information: https://www.aarweb.org/
Join us for an hour course on writing like an Iconographer. Wayne Hajos will present four different types of Iconographic scripts found in Greek and Russian cultures and teach a step by step course for beginners.
For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its fifth annual “St. Nicholas Is Santa Claus,” a Nativity-season children’s party., on Saturday,
“The party will feature the story of St. Nicholas as told by St. Nicholas himself. “Children will meet St. Nicholas and receive a gift while their parents take their pictures. They will do a craft project, and there will be a carol sing-a-long and refreshments.”
From 11 a.m. to noon, children will also be able to have their pictures taken with live reindeer.
Agenda: The Horrors of Human Trafficking
Ms Tardif’s program “Lucia’s Letter” on human trafficking, received a coveted Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a gold medal from the New York Festivals and 1st place for Best Documentary from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. A panel discussion will follow with Dr. Johnny McGaha, Rev. Vann Ellison, and Amy Tardif.
For more information: http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/
Georg Fischer, Visiting Fellow at the Program of European Union Studies at Yale University will present
“North-South Convergence and Divergence in the European Union”.
For more information: http://www.greekboston.com/event/convergence-divergence-european-union/
THE MYSTICAL THEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH
Registration 8.00 am
The Day-long gathering will focus on the various ways the Eastern Orthodox Church, over past centuries and in recent times, has approached the dominant and central theme of spiritual transcendence. The Conference title clearly evokes the work of Vladimir Lossky, whose study of this name was so influential in opening up to the wider Christian world aspects of the inner spiritual traditions of Orthodoxy. Our approach to the concept will probably follow a wider arc: considering the Orthodox world’s approach to spirituality through philosophy, theology, asceticism, literature, monastic and lay prayer traditions, as well as liturgy. Correlated themes such as the evocation of a transcendent ethos in Church architecture and art are equally possible ways of approaching the notion: as clearly are also ethical and political avenues of enquiry. We will cover a time span from The New Testament, through Byzantium, to contemporary Church life.
For more information: http://www.sophia.institute/conference/
His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos joyfully invite you to attend “Light the Path”, a Christmas Luncheon in support of the Bishop Anthony Philoptochos Student Aid Endowment Fund.
For more information go to: http://sanfran.goarch.org/events/2016-light-the-path-south/911
Lesvos at the Crossroads: The Soundscape of a Late Ottoman Island
A concert of music from the 1906 Kerekoglow collection with a slide show of the manuscript and period photos.
The concert program, arranged, performed, and narrated by Harvard ethnomusicologist Panayotis League and his ensemble, is exclusively sourced from a rare manuscript collection that was compiled in 1906 by an Ottoman Greek musician on the island of Lesvos and brought to Lynn, Massachusetts during the First Balkan War. A fascinating musical snapshot of the soundscape of turn-of-the century Ottoman Lesvos, the collection contains island dances, Ottoman art songs, European polkas and tangos, Romanian horas, and other pieces popular among the Greek, Turkish, Jewish, Armenian, and Levantine population of the island and the Asia Minor coast. This music is a timely reminder of the pluralistic character of the late Ottoman world, and a sonic memorial to the refugees who, whether in 1923 or 2016 and whether headed West or East, crossed the Straight of Mytilene in search of a safer home and a more inclusive world.
Panayotis League – violin and voice
Dean Lampros – santouri
Joe Teja – guitar and oud
Mike Davis – percussion
For more information: http://hsp.macmillan.yale.edu/event/lesvos-crossroads-soundscape-late-ottoman-island
For more information:http://www.serbiancathedral.org/
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its second annual “Christ is Born! Glorify Him! A Detroit Orthodox Christmas Concert”.
The first part of the concert will feature Nativity hymns and carols from Greece, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and other lands sung by selected choirs from local Orthodox churches. The second part will feature English-language hymns sung by an inter-Orthodox chorus and a sing-a-long of popular carols. An afterglow reception will follow.
Attendees are invited to bring canned and non-perishable food for donation to Orthodox Detroit Outreach Community Pantry at Gilbert and Clayton streets.
Lecturer Angela Falcetta, “Religion in Diaspora: the Greek Experience of Catholic Power in the Eighteenth-Century Italy”
For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=647
Schedule of events for December 2016 on a variety of subjects.
For more information: https://www.camdenconference.org/calendar/category/community-events/
The Faculty and seminarians of our St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary are grateful for your financial support throughout the year and we hope that you join us for the inaugural “Christmas at the Seminary”. This event is open for the whole family. There will be drop-in Christmas-themed activities, ornament making and cookie decorating for the entire family. Light refreshments will also be served.
You will have the opportunity on that Saturday to meet the current student body and also tour the Seminary and Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel and learn about the 300+ year-old building and the repairs which took place over the past year.
For more information: http://www.uocofusa.org/
For more information: http://www.stgeorgecathedral.org/lectureseries.html
For more information: http://www.serbiancathedral.org/
For more information:http://www.uocofusa.org/news_161123_2.html
St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir will present a concert of hymns from the Orthodox Church’s Vigil and Divine Liturgy for Christmas. Hymns will be sung in Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in English. The concert will end with traditional hymns and carols from Eastern Slavic countries and regions.
Each year during Christmas Break, Orthodox Christian Fellowship College Conference hosts hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, education, and prayer.
College Conference 2016 Locations
East: Antiochian Village – Boliver, Pennsylvania
Midwest: St. Iakovos Retreat Center – Kansasville, Wisconsin
West: St. Nicholas Ranch – Dunlap, California
For more information: http://www.ocf.net/programs/calendar/
We will take a look at what it means to be an Orthodox Christian in the technological world we live in. Matushka Ann Lardas will share a talk on “Curating the Thoughts You Share.” She is an author, substitute teacher and choir director at St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, Connecticut. Misha Moibenko will speak “On College, Keeping the Faith, and How I Almost Lost Mine.” A recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering, he works for Ghost Lab Design and is a long-time camper/counselor at ORPR. We are pleased that Fr. George Lardas will also share his thoughts on “Orthodoxy and Science.” The conference will conclude with a hierarchical liturgy served by His Grace, Archbishop Peter. The conference is for college and high school youth age 14 and older.