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This event takes place on Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2016. Theme: “The Church as Shepherd and Man as Sheep: Renewing the Mystery of the Pastoral Life” Speaker: Archimandrite Irenei Steenberg (Dean and Director of Studies, Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Orthodox Institute) For more information: or Register Online at:
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day
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2016 Pastoral Conference: Birmingham, AL @ St. Symeon the New Theologian Orthodox Church   | Birmingham | Alabama | United States
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Teen Winter Camp: Salt Lake City, UT @ Camp St. Nicholas  | Millcreek | Utah | United States
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Cappella Romana: Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week: Seattle, WA @ Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church    | Seattle | Washington | United States
A collection of choral hymns for Holy Week in the Russian Orthodox tradition. The last major sacred work to be composed following the imposition of Communism, Passion Week continues the movement in early 20th-century Russia that sought to give new birth to its spiritual and musical roots. Steinberg became the student and son-in-law of Rimsky-Korsakov, a classmate of Stravinsky, and the teacher of Shostakovich. For more information:
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Church Music Institute: VA @ Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral   | Richmond | Virginia | United States
Theme: “Producing a Choral Sound” & “The Liturgy: History & Practice” Speakers: Steven Karidoyanes, Conductor and Music Director of The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra & Masterworks Chorale;  & Fr. Stephanos Angelopoulos, Faculty member of the School of Theology & Religious Studies at Catholic University of America The CMI is open to all Choir members, Organists, Chanters, Religious Education Teachers and Greek School Teachers For more information:
The Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church: NC @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church  | Raleigh | North Carolina | 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:
International Conference at Ghent University (Belgium) @ Ghent University | Belgium
Holy Hero(in)es. Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography International Conference at Ghent University (Belgium), Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February 2016. Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. dr. Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus) The ERC research group Novel Saints (Ghent University) builds on and contributes to a recent trend in scholarship of studying late antique and early medieval hagiography (4th-12th cent.) as literature. We welcome paper proposals for our first, international conference, which will deal with literary constructions of characters as hero(in)es in different types of late antique and early medieval hagiographical narrative (Lives, Martyr Acts, hagiographical romances, etc.). We envisage contributions on hagiography from different linguistic traditions (Latin, Greek, Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Armenian, Persian and Arabic). The conference aims to explore definitions of and aspects/concepts relevant to heroism in Christian narrative. For more information:
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day
Theme: “Lenten Services” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information:
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm
29th Camden Conference: “The New Africa”: Camden, ME @ Camden Opera House | Camden | Maine | United States
Africa – Photo Jacques Bonneville Africa is home to the world’s poorest nations, but also has a dozen economies that maintained 7% growth rates over the last decade. Africa is the last major frontier for resource development, while simultaneously struggling with some of the world’s oldest, most corrupt and filthiest oil and mining ventures. While Africa suffers from ethnic and religious violence and poverty, it is blessed with rich and creative cultures and vibrant civil societies. These are only a few of the contradictions and conundrums that will frame the 2016 Camden Conference on the theme of Africa, a massive and often mysterious continent. For more information:
Theme: “Educating Ourselves and Our Children in Godliness”. Parent Teacher Workshop. A Day of Fellowship and Learning; Open to all. Speakers: Carole Buleza (Director of the Department of Christian Education of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America & member of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission) & Matushka Myra Kovalak (Director of the Teacher Department of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission & Intermediate Curriculum Specialist for the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America).  For more information: or more information: or
Yale Schola Cantorum Arvo Pärt: Passio - New York, NY @ Cathedral of St. John the Divine   | New York | New York | United States
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Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA @ St. George Serbian Orthodox Church   | San Diego | California | United States
Theme: “Virtue and Knowledge in the Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor” Speaker: Fr. Maximos (Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos) For more information:   ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  
Iconography Workshop: Big Sur, CA @ New Camaldoli Hermitage  | Big Sur | California | United States
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Sacred Music Institute: Orinda, CA @ St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Orinda | California | United States
Theme: “Their Sound Has Gone Forth into All the Earth: Orthodox Music in North America” For more information:
Georgian Chant Lecture & Concert: Iowa City, IA @ Two different venues | Iowa City | Iowa | United States
4:30pm Lecture-Demonstration, 1670 UCC, 1st floor,  Old Capitol Town Cnt, 201 South Clinton St, U. Iowa 7:30pm Concert,  St. Raphael’s Orthodox Parish, 722 East College Street For more information:
Orthodox Christian Perspectives 2016 Retreat: Carrollton, TX
Save the date for the Orthodox Christian Perspectives retreat to be held Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2016. The topic will be “Marriage and Family: An Invitation to Love”. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Philip Mamalakis, who serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. All are welcome to attend. For more information:     Click here for a PDF with information about the event, and stay tuned for further details to be posted soon
Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat: Corbett, OR @ Camp Angelos Retreat Center  | Corbett | Oregon | United States
Holy Trinity Cathedral will be hosting a young adult (18+) retreat  at the Camp Angelos Retreat Center in Corbett, OR. Rev. Hieromonk James Corazza will be our retreat leader.  The over-arching theme of his talks will focus on “A Life of Your Own in Christ” from a variety of perspectives. Arrive: Friday, February 26th at 7:30p (Note: no dinner will be served) Depart: Sunday, February 28th at 12p following Divine Liturgy For more information: in
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
YES Mission Trip to Boston, MA @ Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
WHAT?     A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Boston, MA. WHO?        Junior High, High School, and College Students WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at St. Mary Orthodox Church CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
WHEN?      Friday, February 26th– Sunday, February 28th, 2016 WHAT?     A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Austin, TX. WHO?        7th-12th graders WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, February 28th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Emmaus Lecture Series sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy of Brooklyn: NY @ St. Nektarios Orthodox Church   | New York | United States
Theme: “Funeral” Speaker: Fr. Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk For more information:
A Symposium on the Status of the Persecuted Christian Communities of the Middle East @ St. George Orthodox Cathedral   | Wichita | Kansas | United States
Theme: “Who are they? What are they enduring? What are their hopes?” Join us on February 26-28, 2016, to learn more about the tragic persecution of Christians in the Middle East. We’re partnering with St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, KS to organize this conference as springboard to launch a Wichita chapter of In Defense of Christians (IDC).   For more information:
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Theme: “The Orthodox Conception of Tragedy” Speaker: Melinda Johnson. Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mama, and writer. She is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia (AFP, 2010) and The Other Side of the Bonfire (LSP, 2012), For more information:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:

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