Plan on joining the Mothers, Sisters, Priest and others from the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery as they come to St. George to celebrate evening Vespers and visit with us. This year’s presentation theme will be on: Obedience: Individual & Family, Parish and Monastic Life. Mother Abbess Gabriella will be the keynote speaker. This event is for the benefit of The Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery. Seating is limited! We have grown by 20% or more each year so register NOW! Good drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert all fit for a cold winter night – along with our signature hot wine! For more information: http://www.saintgeorgeflint.org/news_151204_4.html Click HERE for flyer and registration form!
The Reverend Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will be the presenter at the 33rd Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture. The lecture is titled, “Toward the Holy and Great Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Consensus,” and will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Family Rangos Building on our campus. Prior to the lecture, the seminary Board of Trustees and Faculty will award a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa to Fr. John. It will also award a Doctor of Canon Law degree honoris causa to former Trustee Charles Ajalat. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/33rd-father-alexander-schmemann-memorial-lecture-toward-holy-and-great-council
Theme: “Pentecostalism”. Pentecostalism, the Charismatic Movement, Word of Faith and the Prosperity Gospel. Speaker: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, the popular lecture/podcast series (and book), is going to be presented in anewly revised, expanded and updated form at St. Paul’s in Emmaus. This series began in Nov. 2015. Vespers at 6:30 preceding the lecture. Time for Q&A will follow each talk, which will be roughly an hour at most. The talks (but not Q&A) will be recorded and uploaded to Ancient Faith Radio. For more information: http://saintpaulemmaus.org/2015/09/29/orthodoxy-heterodoxy-nov-11-mar-9-what-are-the-differences-between-orthodox-christianity-and-other-religious-traditions/
First Thursday Lectures presents Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ph.D whose presentation is entitled: “The Power of the Word: Preaching and Iconography in a Greek Orthodox Church”. http://www.byzarts.com/lectures/
KITKA is a women’s vocal ensemble unlike any other. These sophisticated singers blend a contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques from Eastern Europe that have been distilled over centuries. Using only the pure unaccompanied voice, they create a constantly shifting landscape of sound, pulsing with angular rhythms, where dramatic dynamics leap from delicate stillness to shattering resonance, and seamless unisons explode into lush incomprehensible chords. Wintersongs features material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works…. from pre-Christian incantations for the longest night of the year to Medieval Sephardic Chanukah songs to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime. For more information: http://www.kitka.org/calendar/index.html
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: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_100807_2.html or Register Online at: http://antiochianladiocese.org/seminarregistration.html
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: http://www.cappellaromana.org/passion-week-by-maximilian-steinberg/
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: http://www.newjersey.churchmusic.goarch.org/assets/files/Workshops%20%20CMIs/Richmond%20CMI%2021316/CMI%20Flyer.pdf
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/2015/11/Feb-13-2016-HT-RDU-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
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: http://oxfordpatristics.blogspot.com/
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: https://www.camdenconference.org/calendar/category/community-events/
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: https://www.stgeorge.org/ or https://stgeorge.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=58
Theme: “Virtue and Knowledge in the Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor” Speaker: Fr. Maximos (Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos) For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/en/institute ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Theme: “Their Sound Has Gone Forth into All the Earth: Orthodox Music in North America” For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default/files/2016_west_coast_sacred_music_institute_flyer.pdf
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: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
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: http://ntom.org/ Click here for a PDF with information about the event, and stay tuned for further details to be posted soon
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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WvBSmcQQghOaRnejrBRhq70ANfiOJqF6f1kvpfWELTM/viewform?c=0&w=1
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!
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!
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: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/power_and_persecution