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Dec
13
Wed
2017
Exhibition – Shepherding Ukrainian Orthodoxy in a New Land: The Metropolitans of the Church: NJ
Dec 13 2017 – Apr 16 2018 all-day
Exhibition - Shepherding Ukrainian Orthodoxy in a New Land: The Metropolitans of the Church: NJ @ The Ukrainian History and Education Center  | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

In preparation for the 2018 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the United States, the UHEC presents an exhibition documenting the lives of the Church’s prime hierarchs, the historical and cultural contexts in which they lived and worked, and their legacies through photographs, museum items, archival documents, and audio recordings. he exhibit opened with a reception and gallery talk on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm.

Regular hours: M-F 9am–5pm except as noted see website). Weekends, evenings, and groups by appointment.

For more information: http://www.ukrhec.org/exhibits

 

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Rushnyk: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles,Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA
Feb 15 – Jun 3 all-day
Rushnyk: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles,Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The Museum is pleased to announce its next exhibition–Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles. Opening February 15, 2018, the exhibition celebrates and explores Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions.

A rushnyk is a long, rectangular cloth, typically made from linen or hemp, which is woven in one solid piece and sometimes adorned with bright, intricate patterns. They are traditionally made by women, who start learning to spin, weave, and embroider the cloths at a very young age. Today most rushnyky are machine made using modern materials, and can be purchased in retail establishments.

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

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Sunday Lenten Vespers in Seattle Area Sponsored by Washington Orthodox Clergy Association Lent 2018
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) Invites you to Sunday Vespers during Lent at 5pm.

Feb 25th, Sunday of Orthodoxy;  Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Seattle,  fb Homilist Fr Jeremiah Vollman

March 4th Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas; Three Hierarchs Romanian Church Mountlake Terrace fb, Homilist Fr Daniel Tryant

March 11th Sunday of the Holy Cross; St. Katherine OCA Mission  Kirkland ,  Homilist James Robinson

March 18 Sunday of St. John Climacus; St Paul Antiochan  Lynnwood  fb Homilist Fr Michael Tervo

March 25 Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt; Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Shoreline fb Homilist Fr David Hovik

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Schedule of Lenten Vespers Services
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Schedule of Lenten Vespers Services @ Varied Church Sites

First in its annual series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent on February 25, Sunday of Orthodoxy, at 6 p.m. at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 11455 MetroParkway, Sterling Heights, 48312.

The Very Rev. Laurence Lazar, president of the St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood of Metropolitan Detroit, and other Orthodox clergy from the metro area will preside at the service. The homilist will be the well-known teacher and author the Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa of Alaska.

The Inter-Orthodox Lenten Vespers Choir, directed by Victoria Kopistiansky, will sing the responses.

As has become a local tradition, children and college students from area parishes are encouraged to bring an icon and be part of the Procession of Icons that highlights the Sunday of Orthodoxy service.

The remaining four services in the series will be held on:

§ March 4, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, 750 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights, 48127;

§ March 11, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 26375 W. Chicago Road, Redford, 48239;

§ March 18, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, 1755 E. Wattles Road, Troy, 48085; and

§ March 25, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman, Livonia, 48152.

Members of the public are invited to attend the services.

 

 

Mar
1
Thu
2018
93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA: Atlanta, GA
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA: Atlanta, GA @ Emory University, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Emory University is pleased to host the Medieval Academy of America for the first time since 1984. The entire conference will be held and housed at the Emory Conference Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building located on a 26-acre forest preserve.  Shops and restaurants are adjacent at Emory Point.

For more information: https://medievalacademy.site-ym.com/page/2018Meeting

First Thursday: Russkie Posidelki: Clinton, MA
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Russkie Posidelki: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

March 1, 6:00-8:00pm, Free. No registration required.

Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions, culture, language, crafts, history, literature, music, etc. Mila Subbotina, Russian Cultural Liaison for the Museum, will introduce a topic and facilitate discussion. Tea and treats are provided. For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/russkie-posidelki-2/

 

Mar
2
Fri
2018
Women´s Lenten Retreat: Goldendale, WA
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
Fellowship of the Cross and Homeschooling Lenten Retreat: Ellensburg, WA
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm
Fellowship of the Cross and Homeschooling Lenten Retreat: Ellensburg, WA @ Prophet Elijah Mission | Ellensburg | Washington | United States

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington presents:  Please note:  The Friday night session is for the Young Adults, and the Saturday portion is open to anyone!

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Ladies Retreat: Seattle, WA
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ladies Retreat: Seattle, WA @ St. Demetrios Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States

Topic: “Forgiveness: Transforming Wounds into Wisdom.”

Featured Speaker: Cynthia J. Kostas

In this full-day retreat and workshop (with lunch provided), we will explore the meaning of forgiveness, what it is and what it is not. During breakout sessions, we will work through a process that will help us shift our view of ourselves, the offense, and the offender, in a helpful and health-full manner.

Please invite your everyone to attend, your non-Orthodox friends can come, too. Please make your reservations by Feb. 28

Mar
4
Sun
2018
Pittsburgh: Syrian Relief Dinner & Prayer Service ’18
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
8
Thu
2018
DOCENT TALK–MONKS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Clinton, MA
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DOCENT TALK–MONKS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

Monks: A Historical Perspective

From desert monks to Thomas Merton, we look at the role of monks in Church history and iconography.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/docent-talk-monks-a-historical-perspective3/

Mar
9
Fri
2018
Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops: Clinton, MA
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day
Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The delicate art of pysanky is an ancient Slavic tradition, and Easter-time classes with skilled pysanky artists and gifted teachers Karen Brouillette and Susan Dow have become a Museum tradition.

Beginner-Level Pysanky
Friday, March 9, 9:30am–1:00pm
OR Saturday, March 10, 9:30am–1:00pm
Open to adults and children ages 12 and up; ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Traditional pysanky eggs are decorated using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop.

Etched Pysanky
Friday, March 9, 2:00–5:30pm
Members $45, Nonmembers $50, includes Museum admission. Open to adults only. No previous experience is necessary.
In etched pysanky, wax designs are applied to the egg in the traditional manner; the egg is then dipped in a chemical bath that “eats away” the shell not covered in wax, leaving an etched finish. The results are amazing!

Advanced Pysanky
Saturday, March 10, 2:00–5:30pm
Members $45, Nonmembers $50, includes Museum admission
This class is open to adults only.
Open to adults who have taken at least one previous pysanky class with Karen Brouillette and/or Sue Dow. This class is designed for students who would like to explore the art at a more independent level.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/classes-workshops/

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Lenten Presentation: Farmington Hills, MI
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Lenten Presentation: Farmington Hills, MI @ St. Thomas Orthodox Church | Farmington Hills | Michigan | United States

The Rev. Joshua Genig, Ph.D. will speak on the subject of “Mary & the Orthodox Woman”. Father Genig is assistant priest at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Redford, associate professor of church history at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.; visiting professor of theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto; and adjunct professor of philosophy at Purdue University. He also serves as spiritual advisor to the Wayne State University chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship and as a chaplain for the Detroit Fire Department.

The presentation is sponsored by Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW). Open to all members of the public. Refreshments will be served.  Also see OCW’s Facebook page.

OCW was founded in 1993 to provide spiritually enriching and educational presentations and activities, to promote Orthodox unity, to provide opportunities for Inter-Orthodox fellowship, and to perform charitable works. All women who are members of Orthodox Christian parishes in metropolitan Detroit are invited to become supporting members and participate in the organization’s activities.

 

 

 

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Iconography Course: Alhambra, CA
Mar 12 – Mar 18 all-day
Iconography Course: Alhambra, CA @ St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Alhambra | California | United States

Iconographer:  George Kordis

The course introduces the student to the theory and practice of the art of Icon Painting, according to the Byzantine Tradition. The main aim of the course is to introduce participants to the traditional process of painting an icon with the use of the Egg tempera technique. Limited color palette.
Students are called to attend the entire process and attempt to follow making an icon (Head of The Theotokos) during the five sessions course. The class will meet daily from 9:00am to 4pm (with one hour lunch break, 12 to 1pm).

For more information: https://iconographyclass2018.eventgrid.com/

Mar
16
Fri
2018
YES! Dallas Texas
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 10:45 am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, March 16-18, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Dallas, TX.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, Dallas. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?      Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?                 Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Portland, OR.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Holy Trinity Cathedral: 3131 NE Glisan St. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $175 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.  Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?                 Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

or YES Leader Sophia Fraser:  sfraser@uoregon.edu

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Memphis, TN.

WHO?        13 years old – College School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John Orthodox Church: 1663 Tutwiler Ave, Memphis, TN 38107.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $175 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.  Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?      Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org  or  Larissa Hatch, Trip Leader: larissahatch07@gmail.com

REGISTRATION COMING SOON FOR:

YES AUSTIN- April 20-22

YES NEWPORT NEWS, VA DAY TRIP- April 28

YES GRAND RAPIDS, MI- May 11-13, 2018

YES NEWARK, NJ- TBD

YES CHARLOTTE, NC- TBD

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING YES TO YOUR CITY IN 2018?  Please contact Katrina Bitar to set up a trip: kbitar@focusna.org.

 

 

 

 

YES Jacksonville, FL
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 11:45 am
YES Jacksonville, FL @  St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Friday- Sunday, March 16th– 18th 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Jacksonville, FL.

WHO?        13 years old – High School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church: 3850 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?          Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?     Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org 

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Echo of Festival: Films from the New York Russian Documentary Film Festival
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Echo of Festival: Films from the New York Russian Documentary Film Festival @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

“Natalia Gorbanevskaya: I am not a Hero”

On August 25, 1968, the Russian poet Natalia Gorbanevskaya’s actions changed her life: carrying her three-month-old son, she, with seven like-minded people, protested against the Soviet-led intervention of Czechoslovakia at the Red Square in Moscow. The cost of this action was years of imprisonment. Later, she emigrated from the Soviet Union. Gorbanevskaya – a legend of the dissident movement – was often called a “hero.” However, she has said: “I’m not a hero; I’m just an ordinary person.” Filmmakers Kirill Sakharnov and Ksenia Sakharnova interviewed Natalia Gorbanevskaya over several years to create a nuanced portrait of this revered Poet, Activist, and Citizen.

This film won the “Faces of Russia” prize at the 2017 RusDocFilmFest in New York. Marina Adamovich, the curator of the Festival, will introduce the film and lead a discussion.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/film-natalia-gorbanevskaya-i-am-not-a-hero/

Apr
13
Fri
2018
YES! Memphis, TN
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 11:45 am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Memphis, TN.

WHO?        13 years old – College School Students

WHERE?   We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: St. John Orthodox Church.  Pick up will be following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?         Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?      Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director: Kbitar@focusna.org 

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YES! Portland, OR
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 11:45 am
YES! Portland, OR @  Holy Trinity Cathedral  | Portland | Oregon | United States

WHEN?      Friday- Sunday, April 13-15, 2018

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Portland, OR.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet on Friday at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at the church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        Please visit our website for info on fund-raising ideas and financial assistance.

ANY QUESTIONS?       Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director:  kbitar@focusna.org

 

May
4
Fri
2018
Conference: Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies
May 4 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm
Conference: Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies

Hellenic Studies at Princeton: The Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund

Established in 1979, the Program in Hellenic Studies aims to strengthen scholarship, teaching and research in all aspects of Byzantine and Modern Greek civilization, while exploring their relations to the classical tradition and the Late Antique world.

The Program operates with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, which was established by the generosity of Stanley J. Seeger ’52 in order to “advance the understanding of the culture of ancient Greece and its influence…and to stimulate creative expression and thought in and about modern Greece.”

For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=687