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ORTHODOX EDUCATION DAY 2014: “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications” @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary   | Yonkers | New York | United States
St. Vladimir’s Seminary has chosen as its theme for Orthodox Education Day 2014, “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications.” This year’s traditional open house will be held Saturday, October 4, and will pay tribute to the importance of Orthodox Christian authors, illustrators, and publishing houses throughout the world. The dean of the seminary, The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, author of academic, popular, and spiritual works, will deliver the keynote: “From Scroll to Book to Net: The Web of Knowledge.”  The Seminary’s own publishing house, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press), will receive special recognition on reaching its 50th Anniversary and will invite many other Orthodox Christian publishers onto campus to help mark the occasion. The celebration of Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel will begin the day, with antiphonal choirs under the direction of Dr. David Drillock, the seminary’s emeritus Professor of Liturgical Music and author of several SVS Press[...]
 Basic and Advanced Iconography Workshop: MN @ St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral  | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
St. Mary’s Cathedral will host a combined basic/advanced iconography workshop, for iconography students from across the country. Fr. Mefodii, Master Iconographer of the Prosopon School (www.prosoponschool.org), will teach the week-long class. For more information: http://www.stmarysoca.org/iconography/index.html
Celebration of the 700th anniversary of the Birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh: Cleveland, OH @ Cathedral of St. Sergius | Cleveland | Ohio | United States
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, the All-Diaspora celebration of the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. For more informaiton: http://chicagodiocese.org/news_140728_2.html
23rd Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference: Santa Rosa, CA @ Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church  | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Fundamentals of Musicianship for the Church Choir and its Conductor The Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference is an international event that brings together choir members and conductors to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox Church music. Participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive services. This year will mark the 23rd ROCM Conference, which will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa, California and hosted by the Sts. Peter and Paul parish. The 2004 Conference was also held in Santa Rosa, and was a great success. View details » For more information: http://www.rocmconference.com/  
Commemorating the earliest days of Greek Orthodoxy in America and Celebrating 150 years of Holy Trinity Cathedral For more information: http://www.bulletinbuilder.org/system/pdfs/HOLYTRINITYanniversary-1406665808.pdf
2014 Lead Program Conference: Titusville, FL @ St. Steven Retreat Center | Titusville | Florida | United States
In order to prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern U.S. has established The LEAD Program (Leadership Education And Development). The mission of this program is to equip leaders to face the challenges of the future at church, at home and at work using Christ and His disciples as examples with the ultimate goal of furthering the Kingdom of God. Just as Christ said to His disciples, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men” (Mark 1:17), so we must also follow Him and make the leaders of tomorrow by learning practical leadership principles today. My vision is that through this program we can put these Biblical principles of leadership into action and light the way for a new generation of passionate Christian leaders that will impact our society and ultimately edify the Body of Christ. “Let your light so shine before men, that[...]
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Student Conference on 700th Anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh’s Birth: Jordonville, NY @  Holy Trinity Seminary
  “The Brightest Luminary of the Russian Land:” the 700th Anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh’s Birth  Holy Trinity Seminary will host a student conference .The keynote address, the topic of which will be announced at a later date, will be delivered on Friday evening the by Archpriest Paul Velikanov of Moscow Theological Academy. For more information: http://eadiocese.org/News/2014/apr/htsretreat.en.htm http://eadiocese.org/en.index.htm
 Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Singing Seminar: OR @ The Church of the Annunciation | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States
Dear Church Musicians, You all are invited to join us for the the interactive, full-day seminar/workshop, that will focus on the actualization of music in Orthodox Christian worship so as to “enable a comprehensive and elevated liturgical experience through insightful and skilled leadership and participation.” Topics will include vocal technique, choral leadership, musical and liturgical structural analysis, and learning to distinguish between meaningful imperative and sacred music cliché. You can see the schedule/registration form here: http://www.dowoca.org/files/events/2014/LSS-2014.pdf http://oca.org/news/headline-news/in-the-news-michigan-oregon-pa-and-massachusetts OR: http://www.annunciationorthodoxchurch.org/ Facebook:  “Pacific Northwest Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Singing Seminar”
Swim for Hope 2014: San Diego, CA
SAFRA Swim for Hope. 5 Clubs 1 Heart. Swim for Hope 2014 is back again this year! Join us in making a difference by simply swimming at any one of the 5 SAFRA Clubs. Every lap you swim will have $1 donated to our beneficiaries so you can help others while getting in shape with the national swimmers. Round up all your friends and family and be part of this worthy cause! For more information click on the links: http://www.safra.sg/en/Participate/SAFRA-Swim-for-Hope.aspx#.U_gMjMWwKmM http://www.orthodoxsandiego.org/
2nd Annual Eastern Christianity Symposium: Ft. Wayne, IN
Theme:  “Image and Holiness” Saint Nicholas Church of  Ft. Wayne, IN  and the University of Saint Francis will cosponsor their second annual symposium. Friday, October 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Saturday, October 18, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM @ University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium “One of the best known elements of the Eastern Orthodox tradition is our iconography,” said Saint Nicholas’ Rector, Archpriest Andrew Jarmus. “We are going to discuss the Church’s theology of the icon with an added dimension. As we learn about the basic principles of Eastern Christian iconography, we are also going to consider what these teachings imply about our day-to-day lives as Christians. What is the ‘take home lesson’ in our theology of the icon?” Speakers:  Orthodox Christian author Priest Oliver Herbel, Priest-in-Charge of Holy Resurrection Mission, Fargo, ND, and noted iconographer Priest Nazari Polataiko, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in[...]
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2014 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium @ Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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"Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage”: WA
Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage with Fr. Seraphim!  Plan Now. Fr Seraphim Majmudar, pastor of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, Washington, will be leading this pilgrimage.   frseraphimm@gmail.com Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage pdf
2014 Weekend, "A Tribute of Love": Coral Gables, FL @ St. George Antiochian Cathedral | Coral Gables | Florida | United States
We joyfully write, with the blessing of Sayidna JOSEPH, to inform you all of the final schedule for the October 23-26, 2014 Weekend – “A Tribute of Love.”   – An official revised Press Release is below, which has been approved by Sayidna JOSEPH.  This Press Release includes the schedule, hotel information, and the purpose of the weekend – to offer “A Tribute of Love.”  Formal invitation to follow. – The October weekend promises to be an unforgettable weekend – historic, notable, and momentous. The highlights include: “The Love Ball” Welcoming and Honoring Our Father and Metropolitan JOSEPH Honoring His Grace Bishop ANTOUN (“Love Ball”) Offering “A Tribute of Love” to Our Beloved Father and Metropolitan PHILIP of Thrice-Blessed Memory (“Love Ball”) Honoring the Board of Trustees at the “Stewards Luncheon” on Sunday after Liturgy Blessing and Ribbon-Cutting of newly-renovated Cathedral Hall on Saturday evening For more information: http://www.stgmiami.org/
Annual Meeting of The Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA): Brookline, MA @ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology/Hellenic College  | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States
The annual meeting of OTSA brings together many of the leading Orthodox scholars in America for presentations of papers, for discussion, and for the yearly Florovsky Lecture. Most of the activities are open to the public, including the presentations and the Florovsky Lecture, but business meetings are also conducted and are restricted to members of OTSA. http://www.otsamerica.org/  
Hierarchs and Board of Trustees Fall Meeting: Miami,FL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Coral Gables | Florida | United States
With the blessings of Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and The Right Rev. Bishop Antoun, Diocese of Miami and the Southeast, The Rev. Fouad Saba and St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Coral Gables, FL are hosting the Hierarchs and Board of Trustees meetings.  The historic meetings will be the first ones in which Metropolitan Joseph presides for both the Board of Trustees fall meetings, as well as the gathering of the bishops. On Saturday evening, a banquet will be held honoring the newly selected Metropolitan, and offering tribute to His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Blessed Memory. A Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy will be followed by “The Stewards Luncheon,” with the Board of Trustees as guests of honor. Download the press release, which includes the schedule, hotel information, and a description of the weekend. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/miami
Pan-Orthodox Young Professionals Conference: Austin, TX
A note to our young adults from Fr. David Barr of St. Elias Church in Austin, Texas. Father David writes: Howdy, y’all! We are thrilled to be hosting Austin’s first pan-Orthodox Young Professionals Conference. Join us on October 24th-26th, 2014, deep in the heart of Texas, for an incredible weekend, packed full of spiritual and social activities. Get to know and spend time with fellow Orthodox Christians as we learn what it means to live authentically. Explore the concepts of ‘Real Life, True Faith’ with Dr. George Stavros during the keynote address, as well as during breakout sessions led by both esteemed clergy and theologians. Later on, perhaps you’d like to check out the vintage shops on South Congress, or maybe you’d rather try your luck at paddling on Town Lake. One thing’s for sure — you can’t leave Austin without some authentic BBQ! We’ll reflect, learn, and worship together,[...]
PUBLIC FORUM: The Assembly of Bishops and the Proposed Great and Holy Council in 2016: NY @ St Vladimir's Seminary, The Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of The John G. Rangos Family Building | Yonkers | New York | United States
Featured speaker for the OCL Open Forum will be Alexei Krindatch, consultant to the Regional Planning Committee of the Assembly of Bishops. He will give insights into the work of that committee, as it develops a blueprint for a unified Orthodox Church in the USA. Other notable speakers slated for the forum include: His Eminence The Most Rev. Nathaniel, archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, and His Grace The Rt. Rev. Michael, bishop of New York, and New York and Jersey, of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), both of whom will update participants on the work of the Assembly. Others speakers will be announced. Anthony Kasmer, a member of the Board of Trustees both at OCL and also at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, who suggested the seminary campus as a venue, also will be present. A public reception will follow the Open Forum, which will be held in The[...]
"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Fall 2014 Conference: NJ @ Ukrainian Cultural Center  | New Jersey | United States
  Join the Historical and Educational Center for the first full-day conference of the Family History Group. Expert speakers Matthew Bielawa, Angie Bush, Michael Buryk, and Michelle Chubenko will present talks on a variety of topics related to Ukrainian and Eastern European genealogy from the introductory to the advanced. Presentations will include: Galicia: An Introduction to the Austro-Hungarian Province Ukrainian Vital Records: Finding Them, Reading Them, Understanding Them The Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L’viv DNA and Eastern European Ancestry Q&A Panel: Breaking Down Your Brick Wall Ancestor Read more… For more information: https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17
Orthodox Institute 2014: "Theosis: Your Life With God": Antiochian Villiage, PA @ Antiochian Village  | Ligonier | Pennsylvania | United States
2014 Orthodox Institute for Continuing Education in the Faith Theosis: Your Life With God A Weekend of Spiritual Renewal Since last year our Orthodox Institute topic was the Church, with “Blessed is the Kingdom,” as the theme, it seemed fitting to then address the spirituality and “renewing” of the persons who make up this Kingdom. We welcome you to join us as our presenters help us explore the meaning of Theosis. Through discussion of such topics as the Jesus Prayer and fasting, we will strive to acquire the proper tools to achieve our greatest potential as Christians: Communion with God. This year’s Orthodox Institute will explore the “personal dimension” of the Kingdom through educational sessions on the history and implications of the theology of theosis on the Jesus prayer. It will feature Fr. Anthony Coniaris, author of several publications and founder of Light and Life Publishers, and Dr. Kyriacos Markides,[...]
Dr. Harry Boosalis, Professor of Dogmatics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary has been asked to direct the core courses at this year’s Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village in Ligionier, PA. Theme: ” Theosis: Your Life With God.”   Dr. Boosalis will be speaking on the topics of – Freedom in Christ, Spiritual Warfare and Suffering, as well as Love and Prayer. This year’s keynote speakers are Fr. Anthony Coniaris and Dr. Kyriakos Markides. Our own Fr. David Hester (Faculty) and Fr. John Oliver (STOTS 2004) are among the other speakers. Consider participating in this year’s Institute at the Village. For more information visit: www.antiochian.org/oi2014 http://stots.edu/news_140904_3.html Contact the Seminary: Post Office Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459.  
Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery Work Day: MI
FALL WORK DAY is tentatively scheduled for November 1-st, 2014. http://www.dormitionmonastery.org/?p=68
Rev Fr Steven J. Vlahos: 50th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration @ Adelphia Restaurant -  Panathenian Grand Ballroom | Deptford Township | New Jersey | United States
  Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in North Wildwood, New Jersey, honors the fifty years ordination anniversary to the priesthood of Father Steven J. Vlahos.  Join the Metropolis of New Jersey and parish community of St Demetrios in this celebration of the worthy servant of God, Father Steven on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the afternoon at the Adelphia Restaurant  (Panathenian Grand Ballroom), 1750 Clements-Bridge Road, Deptford, New Jersey.  Call Bessie Giouros at 609-465-6605 for tickets and more information.
Call for Papers: The Sophia Institute Sixth Annual Conference
The Sophia Institute will be holding its sixth annual conference, focusing on the tremendous need for healing in the contemporary world, which “has never been more in need of a healthy facility of mutual forgiveness.” The conference will highlight and discuss the spiritual resources that the Orthodox Church has to offer to a broken and violent world. Papers are being accepted from August 2014  for this conference and should “address the conference theme from historical, patristic, theological, ethical, ethnographic, philosophical, cultural or literary angles.” Titles and abstracts for the papers may be submitted to the Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin before November 10th, 2014. For more info,see the official call for papers. The Sophia Institute Sixth Annual Conference: Healing, Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives will be held on December 5, 2014, in New York. For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/announcements/
Nov 10 – Nov 13 all-day
For more information:  http://sanfran.goarch.org/calendar/event/724/
Ukranian Orthodox Church of America, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople
Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA, His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will lead Sacred Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople on November 10-22, 2014, the Consistory office announced today. The 13-day visit to the most significant sites of the New Testament is being coordinated by Bishop Daniel and clergy of the UOC of the USA. For further information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Pilgrimage_to_Holy_Land.pdf
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day
The 2014 Southern Region GOYA Fall Retreat will be held  at Pine Cove Outback Retreat Center in Columbus, Texas. GOYAns, ages 11-18, are invited to retreat away from every day challenges for a weekend of growth and fellowship. In addition to completing the online registration form, adult advisors must download, complete, and return to the Metropolis Office the following: Advisor Application Form Code of Conduct Youth Protection Manual Metropolis of Denver Supplement (not to be returned) Online registration will open September 1, 2014 and will close on November 1, 2014. For more information: http://youth.denver.goarch.org/events/2014-events/2014-southern-region-fall-retreat
2014 Southern Region GOYA Fall Retreat: TX @ Pine Cove Outback Retreat Center  | Columbus | Texas | United States
GOYAns, ages 11-18, are invited to retreat away from every day challenges for a weekend of growth and fellowship.  The gathering will be held at  Pine Cove Outback Retreat Center in Columbus, Texas. In addition to completing the online registration form, adult advisors must download, complete, and return to the Metropolis Office the following: Advisor Application Form Code of Conduct Youth Protection Manual Metropolis of Denver Supplement (not to be returned) Online registration is open as of August 29, 2014, and will close on November 1, 2014. For more information:  http://youth.denver.goarch.org/events/2014-events/2014-southern-region-fall-retreat-ii