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Apr
21
Fri
2017
The Black Sea Networks Initiative, Schedule of Events
Apr 21 – Sep 1 all-day

A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.

An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.

A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.

A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.

Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html

May
20
Sat
2017
From the Vault-Icons of Ethiopia: Clinton, MA
May 20 – Aug 13 all-day
From the Vault-Icons of Ethiopia: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The lands of Ethiopia have an ancient and storied history that is explored in this pop-up exhibit. It is the fabled Land of Punt–God’s Land, and the kingdom of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Orthodoxy spread to Ethiopia through the Coptic Church of Egypt, and throughout the centuries they developed their own traditions and a unique style of iconography that uses a bright but limited color palette.

Members Only Opening: Thursday, May 1, 7:00-9:00PM, Free for members and their guests.
Please RSVP by May 12 to (978) 598-5000 x121. Enjoy a preview of this mini-exhibit along with Ethiopian coffee and chocolate from Clinton’s own Coffeelands Café. Artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations will present a travelogue of her multiple trips to Ethiopia, with a focus on the amazing history of manuscript illumination, an important art form in Ethiopian culture.

Not a member? Visit our Support page or call 978.598.5000 x121 today! For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

 

 

 

 

Jun
1
Thu
2017
FOCUS 2017 Summer Feeding Program
Jun 1 – Sep 5 all-day
FOCUS 2017 Summer Feeding Program @ Varied

This summer, through our Summer Feeding Program, FOCUS will serve thousands of meals across the country. And this is just the beginning. We hope to expand this program each year to new cities and sites using our core methodology of providing high quality, nutritious meals to children when they need it the most. Of course, we can’t do this without your help.

To accomplish this goal, we need you! Join FOCUS’ strong network of Orthodox parishes and volunteers across the country to serve children in need this summer. FOCUS will provide all necessary program oversight, staffing, insurance coverage and all food items. We encourage you, your family and your parish to get actively involved! If you do not live in one of the cities listed above, consider bringing a group from your parish to one of our target cities. Your group will help serve children during the day and then you will be free to explore the city or assist with other hands-on FOCUS projects.
Contact

For information on how to get involved: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/summerfeeding/

 

Jun
3
Sat
2017
Fantastic Beasts in Iconography: Clinton, MA
Jun 3 – Sep 24 all-day

Lions! and Dragons! and Snakes! OH MY!  Our next exhibition will spotlight the many types of natural and unnatural creatures in iconography, exploring their origins, symbolism, stories, and myriad representations. This exhibit is family friendly, with images and activities that are appealing, accessible, and educational for both adults and children.

Fantastic Family Day!

June 3, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Free with admission.  Celebrate the opening of Fantastic Beasts with a day of animal-themed crafts, face-painting, family tours, scavenger hunts, fun snacks, and more!  All activities are ongoing throughout the day.

For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

Jul
23
Sun
2017
Archdiocesan Convention to Celebrate Bishop Antoun’s Lifetime of Service: Miami, FL
Jul 23 – Jul 30 all-day
Archdiocesan Convention to Celebrate Bishop Antoun’s Lifetime of Service: Miami, FL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral   | Coral Gables | Florida | United States

After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast is retiring from active ministry. This July 23-30, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s biennial convention in Miami will celebrate his remarkable witness to our Lord Jesus Christ as an acolyte, deacon, priest and bishop. The convention’s host, St. George Cathedral of Coral Gables, Florida is preparing exciting festivities.

New details are constantly emerging, so get the latest information at www.ac2017miami.org and follow the Archdiocesan Convention on Facebook.

 

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Holy Cross Announces Summer Diaconate Program
Jul 29 – Aug 6 all-day
Holy Cross Announces Summer Diaconate Program @ Hellenic College Holy Cross | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

Holy Cross will once again host the annual summer session of the Diaconate Program.  The program, a joint initiative of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Holy Cross, is designed to prepare men for service to the Church as deacons.

For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/about/news/news_releases/diaconate-program-2017

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Men’s Retreat – Vashon Island, WA
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day
Men’s Retreat - Vashon Island, WA @ All-Merciful Saviour Monastery | Vashon | Washington | United States

A Joyous Fast to All! There is still opportunity to RSVP!!! Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery located on beautiful Vashon Island, Wa., will be hosting the retreat.

Abbot Tryphon has a both a Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from All-Merciful Saviour Monastery) and a daily Podcast also called The Morning Offering Podcast.  His site features daily scripture verses, a reflection, and often some lovely pictures of the Monastery or other local NW Orthodox Churches to inspire our pilgrim journey.  He has a book “The Morning Offering” which can be purchased here.  On a side note I know the Monastery could use financial support.  They receive a number of pilgrims and visitors and need to build guest quarters.
For more information: https://vashonmonks.com/wp/index.php

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Diocesan Days, Serbian Eastern American Diocese: Springboro, PA
Aug 5 all-day

Beloved Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Eastern American Diocese,

It is with exceedingly great joy and anticipation that we write to invite all faithful and friends of our God-protected Diocese to our annual Diocesan Day Celebration and Patronal Celebration of the Venerable Mother Angelina.

Diocesan Day activities will begin at 10:00 AM, with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by a picnic and program, featuring our Folklore Group from Tambura Week, as well as music for everyone’s pleasure and enjoyment.

All concelebrating clergy are asked to bring gold/white vestments. We ask that churches arrange transportation for their interested members.

We look forward to spending Saturday, August 5th with all of you at our beautiful St. Sava Camp and Shadeland Diocesan Estate.

With Archpastoral blessings and Paternal love,

+IRINEJ , BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA

For more information: http://www.easterndiocese.org/news_170624_1.html

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Fellowship Conference 2017: Oxford, United Kingsom
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

Fellowship Conference 2017: “Authority in the Church”

For more information: http://www.sobornost.org/conference.php

 

 

Aug
25
Fri
2017
OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Guatemala Summer 2017
Aug 25 – Sep 3 all-day
OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Guatemala Summer 2017 @ Guatemala

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Guatemala
Provide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
For more information: The Orthodox Christian Mission Center in St. Augustine, Florida
 
Aug
31
Thu
2017
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human “Priesthood” Lecture: Yonkers, NY
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human "Priesthood" Lecture: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir's Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States

To mark the ecclesiastical new year, St. Vladimir’s Seminary will host a lecture on Orthodoxy and ecology by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff. The lecture is sponsored by St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, a student group at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Members of St. Herman’s Society selected the date to coincide with the ecclesiastical new year because His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has designated this date as a day dedicated to environmental protection. More information is available at the St. Vladimir’s Seminary website: http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/1101

Sep
1
Fri
2017
73rd National A.C.R.Y. Convention: Homestead, PA
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
73rd National A.C.R.Y. Convention: Homestead, PA @ St Nicholas, | Homestead | Pennsylvania | United States

The St. Nicholas ACRY Chapter #11- Homestead will be the host of the 73rd National Senior and 34th National Junior ACRY Convention. The Chapter is already working hard to provide you with a great Convention this year. We hope you will make the trip to the Pittsburgh, PA area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!

We are headquartered at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott at 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108

A golf outing has been organized for Friday morning, September 1st. The golf outing will be held at  Ponderosa  Golf Course, 2728 State Route 168, Hookstown, PA 15050. www.ponderosagolfcourse.com    

Sign up soon—your registration fee includes all greens fees and golf carts!

For more detailed information and costs:  http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry

91st FOCA National Convention: Harrisburg, PA
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
91st FOCA National Convention: Harrisburg, PA @ SHERATON HARRISBURG HERSHEY HOTEL  | Harrisburg | Pennsylvania | United States

The local Chicago Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America ( FOCA) chapters invite you to join us for the 91st  FOCA National Convention. The New Jersey District, sponsors of a number of very successful National Conventions, will be the host group for 2017 as we gather at the well-situated Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA.

For more information:  http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/upcomingconvention.html

 

DIOCESAN DAYS 2017: Alhambra, CA
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
DIOCESAN DAYS 2017: Alhambra, CA @  Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral  | Alhambra | California | United States

“THE CHURCH AS FAMILY & THE FAMILY AS CHURCH”.  “You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but are fellow citizens with the saints and, members of the household of God..” –Ephesians 2:19

With Special Guest: REVEREND TIMOTHY PAVLATOS. Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family, Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Director of the Family Wellness Ministry for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco; and with Special Guest Hierarch
RIGHT REVEREND SAVA, Bishop of the Georgian Orthodox Diocese of North America

Schedule of Events are posted at: http://www.westsrbdio.org/en/events/diocesan-days

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Conference and Pilgrimage Orthodox Cruise to Alaska, 2017
Sep 2 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep
6
Wed
2017
XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality: Bose, Italy
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality: Bose, Italy @ Monastero di Bose-  | Piemonte | Italy

THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches. The 25th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality, organized in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches (Bose, 6–9 September 2017) wishes to examine more closely an essential dimension of Christian life: xenitia, the consciousness of being strangers and temporary residents on earth (cf. Heb 11,13), which leads to welcoming the other as a gift of God, to philoxenia (cf. Heb 13,2).

For more information: http://www.monasterodibose.it/en/hospitality/conferences/orthodox-spirituality/2017-gift-hospitality/11360-gift-hospitality-17-progam

 

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Family Wellness Conference: Shoreline, WA
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Family Wellness Conference: Shoreline, WA @ Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church | Shoreline | Washington | United States

Metropolis of San Francisco and the Family Wellness Ministry (fb) invites you to the Pacific Northwest and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington.

All Orthodox Christians interested in Family Wellness are invited. Conferences are free, however, there will be a free-will donation to cover expenses and to further our ministry.

For more information: http://www.familywellnessministry.org/

Sep
11
Mon
2017
Serbian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Best of Orthodox Russia
Sep 11 – Sep 22 all-day
Serbian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Best of Orthodox Russia @ Russia

This is a twelve day Pilgrimage with His Grace Bishop Maxim,Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and Fr. Bratso Krsic, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA

For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Fr.%20Bratso%20Krsic%20-%20Orthodox%20Russia%20%202017_update.pdf

 

 

Sep
16
Sat
2017
The Pennsylvania Rusyn Experience: Philidelphia, PA
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Pennsylvania Rusyn Experience: Philidelphia, PA @ Philadephia City Institute | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Presented by Rich Custer.   Enjoy a unique Saturday afternoon as Rich Custer will discuss the preparation of a history, in words and in pictures, of the Carpatho-Rusyn immigrant communities in the state of Pennsylvania. Through the collection and research of chain migration data, parish histories, church and civil records, immigrant newspapers, photographs, oral histories, and memoirs, Rich Custer has amassed a collection of source material that he is assembling into the most comprehensive look at the history of Carpatho-Rusyn communities anywhere in the world. He will specially address the history of Carpatho-Rusyns in the Delaware Valley, in places like Philadephia, Chester, Mont Clare/Phoenixville/ Bridgeport, as well as Trenton, Roebling, and Camden in New Jersey.

Admission is free and open to the public. Rusyn literature will be available for sale. A social hour is scheduled for 1:00 pm when viewers could enjoy freshly brewed coffee along with cookies or cake.

For further information: http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org/Chapters/Delaware/17PAexperience.html

Sep
18
Mon
2017
OCMC Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams to Indonesia
Sep 18 – Sep 30 all-day

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Indonesia
Assist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, Indonesia and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a Muslim nation.

For more information, or to apply:   http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
The Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture @ Collis Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

“The Berlin Painter & His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.” by Dr. J. Michael Padgett, Curator of Ancient Art, Princeton University Art Museum.

Early reservations ensure choice seating.  Hellenic Preservation Society private reception immediately following the lecture $12 per person.

For more information: http://www.clevelandart.org/events/dr-john-and-helen-collis-lecture

Sep
30
Sat
2017
“Even Tears Were Not Enough” Documentary: Wayne, NJ
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Even Tears Were Not Enough” is the second documentary by John Righetti and Maria Silvestri. It features scholars and survivors telling the story of the forced deportation of Poland’s Carpatho-Rusyn population by the Polish Communist government in 1947.

The story of the destruction of the community, called Lemkos in Poland, has rarely been told. “Today we can’t event conceive of a state moving tens of thousands of people hundreds of miles away from their home with no notice and the world standing by,” said John Righetti, one of the producers. “But population relocation at the end of World War II was not uncommon. What makes this situation distinct is that the purpose was to dissipate the Lemko Rusyns in a way to absolutely destroy their culture through assimilation.”

Come watch the documentary and discuss it with the producers!

For further information about the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, visit their web site at: http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org

 

Oct
6
Fri
2017
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey @ Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Church | Princeton | New Jersey | United States

Theme: “Closer to Christ, Closer to Each Other”

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey.  Other speakers will include: Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Jerome Sanderson, Mother Katherine, Fr. Alexii Altschul

The full schedule and speaker list is still being developed. Check back at: http://mosestheblack.org/past-conferences/2017-conference/

Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA @ St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church | Irvine | California | United States

RENEWING THE MALE AND FEMALE DIACONATE IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

This conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the diaconate, both male and female. It will include four sessions: the present state of the diaconate; ways men and women are engaged in diaconal service today; the current challenges and future possibilities of the diaconate; and the opportunities to engage with both clergy and faithful on rejuvenation of the male and female diaconate for the building up of the body of Christ.

For more information: https://orthodoxdeaconess.org/2017-conference/

Oct
26
Thu
2017
2017 Annual Meeting: Orthodoxy and Politics: Scarsdale, NY
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
2017 Annual Meeting: Orthodoxy and Politics: Scarsdale, NY @ St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary | Yonkers | New York | United States

Papers are welcome that consider biblical, patristic, later Byzantine, modern and contemporary angles on the topic. Our speaker this year for the Florovsky Lecture will be Very Rev. Dr. John Erickson of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The lecture will be delivered the evening of Friday, October 27 and is open to the public. Register online now   

For more information: http://www.otsamerica.net/

Oct
31
Tue
2017
APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat: Leesburg, VA
Oct 31 – Nov 3 all-day
APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat: Leesburg, VA @  Lansdowne Resort  | Leesburg | Virginia | United States

The biennial National Clergy Retreat is one of the most important ways the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council (APC) fulfills that vision and mission through refreshing, renewing and recharging the clergy of the Archdiocese of America, and through them the Church, ministries and families they serve and love. For details and to register visit  apc.goarch.org/retreat.

 

Nov
2
Thu
2017
OCAMPR 2017 Annual Conference: Somerset, NJ
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day
OCAMPR 2017 Annual Conference: Somerset, NJ @ Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cultural Center | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

2017 Conference: “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit”

For more information: http://ocampr.org/2017-conference/

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Pilgrimage to Holy Land
Nov 5 – Nov 15 all-day
Pilgrimage to Holy Land @ Holy Land | Israel
Come make your plans to join the Ukrainian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony.
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