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Iconography Exhibit – Call for Panel Iconography: VA @ Trinity House Café  | Leesburg | Virginia | United States
Eligibility:  The Trinity House Café is currently accepting applications to display and sell works in the upstairs Gallery.  Any school of traditional Iconography: egg tempera, encaustic, illuminated manuscript, bas-relief, mosaic, fresco. . .. materials both in the Byzantine methods will be considered for their display. Exhibition starts: April 2015 Entry deadline:on-going Opening Reception: May 3rd, 5:00—7:00 pm Light refreshments For more information:
Apr 20 – Apr 25 all-day
Iconography Workshop: Salem, SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
5 1/2 day Workshop & Retreat on Byzantine Iconography. Located by the lake at the beautiful Diakonia Retreat Center in South Carolina. Iconographer: Fr. Anthony Salzman Combining the natural mountain setting and daily prayer and attentive instruction you will learn to write an icon according to the ancient techniques.  The class is for beginners and intermediates but advance students are welcome to come and work at their own pace and under the guidance of Fr. Anthony (with prior approval). Curriculum Includes: • color theory• introductory slide lecture of Byzantine Icons • drawing in the Byzantine style • icon painting in acrylic • daily prayers and meditation • fellowship activities  For more information:
Illuminated Manuscript Course: Leesburg, VA @ Trinity House Café  | Leesburg | Virginia | United States
Iconographer: Ioana Belcea In this five-day course, students will receive full instruction on how to paint this image of the Gospel from Constantinople 10th c. The mediums will be in traditional egg tempera and gold. All levels are welcome. Class closes April 6. For more information:
The Transept and its Upper Levels in the High Medieval Church: Towards a New Functional Approach (Architecture, Decor, Liturgy and Sound) This conference is jointly organized by the Catholic University of Angers (Faculty of Humanities) and the University of Lausanne (Department of History of Art). It aims to analyze in greater detail the spaces of the transept and to explore their relation(s) with the choir/heart of the church. This two-day international and interdisciplinary symposium will work towards bringing together and assessing the results, often dispersed, of past and present research, building upon debates involving specialists from multiple backgrounds and finishing with a round table which will propose a summary of the papers and explore further insights into new research directions. For more information:
Prosopon Iconography Workshop: Ellicott City, MD @ Shrine of St. Anthony on  | Ellicott City | Maryland | United States
Iconographer: Vladislav Andrejev For more information:
Apr 23 – Apr 28 all-day
The seventh annual Saint Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference  is geared to the needs of those who homeschool or are considering this education option. The keynote speaker will be Priest Andrew Stephen Damick, pastor of Saint Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Emmaus, PA; author ofOrthodoxy and Heterodoxy and An Introduction to God, and host of the “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” and “Roads from Emmaus” podcasts onAncient Faith Radio.  Among the other speakers and workshop leaders are Dr. Christopher and Anna Veniamin of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA. The conference will feature workshops for experienced and beginner homeschoolers alike.  Simultaneous sessions will be held for children age 3 and up.  The conference will offer ample opportunities for worship and fellowship with other Orthodox Christian homeschooling families. For more information:
ASC Work Weekend Millennium Building Repairs: PA @ All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp  | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States
Mark your calendars to lend a helping hand to aid with a major step in the Millennium Building Improvements! *French Drain Repair (Assisting excavator with digging and gravel placement) *General Millennium Building Repairs & Cleaning *Weekend Meal Preparation, and more….. For More Information:  
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Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Orthodox Lecture on Icons: Leesburg, VA @ Trinity House Café  | Leesburg | Virginia | United States
Theme: “Justianianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople” Speaker:Phd. Natalia Teteriatnikov  Open to all For more information:
JAMES C. ROUMAN LECTURE SERIES: Hartford, CT @ St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral  | Hartford | Connecticut | United States
Alexandros Kyrou, PhD, Professor of History, Salem State University, “The Modern West and Byzantium: (The Enlightenment Sources of Ignorance and Hostility Towards The Orthodox World”) For more informationF:
COCC “Spring Celebration” Dinner-Dance: Redford, MI @ Saint Michael the Archangel Church, Banquet Hall | Detroit | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit [COCC] will sponsor its annual “Spring Celebration” dinner-dance. Proceeds from the event will assist retired clergy and widowed clergy wives. The event will begin with a social hour at 5:00 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00.  There will be live music by the Offbeats and entertainment for children. To order tickets or obtain further information, contact Mihaela Charlier at 313-595-7640 or, or Richard Shebib at 248-345-9346 or The COCC is also soliciting donations from merchants for a silent auction and advertisements in a souvenir book that will be distributed at the event.  The deadline for submissions is April 14. For ad rates and further information, contact Mary Ann Dadich at 586=775-4799 or, or Richard Shebib at 248-345-9346 Visit its web site at
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  When: Apr 27 – May 9, 2015 Where: Israel Description: Ancient and Holy In the Holy Land “Ancient and Holy in the Holy Land” is a unique trip that combines several features. It is first and foremost an Orthodox Christian pilgrimage. Our highest priority is the veneration of the Holy Sites associated with the Earthly Ministry of our Savior, Most Holy Virgin Mary, Apostles of our Lord and a multitude of righteous individuals from the Old and New Testament. Therefore, we will first and foremost visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Mt. Tabor and number of sites in Galilee. At the same time, we seek to provide members of our tour with a better understanding of the ecclesiastical and cultural-historical background of the Holy Land; for this reason, we will visit important monuments of the Jewish and Nabatean past – Masada, Qumran, and Petra, as well as imposing Roman Ruins at Sephoris and Jerash.[...]
Apr 30 all-day
Second Cuba Mission Trip, April 30-May 8. Fr. Costa will be leading a team of 20 individuals including 4 priests for the second Cuba Mission Trip. Most of the team has now been chosen, but there is room for more. They will participate in the First of May parade in Havana with the Saint Nicholas parish of Havana. They will also play baseball, USA vs. Cuba! The team will then split into three teams: one team will stay in Havana to assist with preparing the new and first Orthodox monastery in Cuba to receive monks and train priests, another will travel to Ranchuelo to the Saint George the New Martyr parish to assist with building/painting/cleaning the church building, and the third team will travel to Holguin in Guantanamo to visit the Orthodox parish of Saint Paraskevi. We will be doing Bible Study, making icons and livani, and participating in the[...]
IOCC Annual Pan-Orthodox Grand Banquet & Silent Auction: Des Plaines, IL @ Café La Cave  | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States
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Orthodox Men’s Retreat: Alberta, CAN @ Sanctum Retreat Centre  | Caroline | Alberta | Canada
Byzantium to Russia: The Origins and Development of Russian Icons 1200 to 1900 @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
Featuring 48 Icons and Artifacts from the British Museum  This compelling selection of icons and artifacts from the renowned British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, the center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exceptional exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems. Learn more.. On View through August 29, 2015
Orthodox Choir of Detroit Performance: Cleveland, OH @  St. Mary Church  | Cleveland | Ohio | United States
Orthodox Choir of Detroit to benefit Zoe for Life! The Orthodox Choir of Detroit has brought an essential aspect of our Faith to southeastern lower Michigan with its beautiful music.  The ensemble has existed in various forms for several decades, and is composed of singers of mixed voice (SATB) from parishes across the city.  The “Lenten Choir” is a more loosely organized group that gathers to give responses at the annual Sunday Lenten Vespers services.  The choir also rehearses on a more intense level to prepare for concerts and other special events as needed.  The English language repertoire includes composers of many national backgrounds and jurisdictions, from the traditional Byzantine and ancient melodies, to modern-day American composers.  (Matushka) Victoria Kopistiansky is the musical director and Elizabeth Star serves as the choir’s representative liaison to the COCC. For more information:
Grand Tour of Egypt and The Holy Land
This tour is from May 3 – May 22, 2015.  For more information:
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Workshops: Dunlop, Ca @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center   | Dunlap | California | United States
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Workshops. Join us at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. The course is offered as a retreat with lodging and meals provided. It begins with an introductory lecture at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. and ends Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Make travel plans accordingly. ICON WOOD CARVING: Open to 10 students at each site. For more information:!st-nicholas-ranch—carving/c7aq ECCLESIAL EMBROIDERY COURSE: The workshop is open to 12 students. For more information:!copy-of-st-nicholas-ranch/c178b ICON PAINTING COURSE:​The workshop is open to 25 students. For more information:!st-nicholas-ranch/c1xyp
Hospitality A La Russe VI Now Accepting Reservations: Benefit @ St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Chernay Fellowship Hall   | Bethlehem | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Tikhon’s Century Association is pleased to present the 6th Annual Hospitality A La Russe, featuring traditional Russian cuisine with the Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra. Enjoy a selection of traditional Russian delicacies, including eggplant caviar, stuffed grape leaves, peroshki, kielbasa, and soup followed by a dinner of Chicken Kiev and, of course, dessert. All proceeds benefit St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA For more information:
Dual Presentation and Debate on Religious Violence: UCLA @ Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies University of California, Los Angeles , Bunche 6275 | Los Angeles | California | United States
R.I. Moore (Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, Newcastle University) andDavid Nirenberg (Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, Middle East Studies, and the College, University of Chicago) partcipate in a dual presentation and debate on the topic of religious violence. The program is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Department of History, and the LAMAR Consortium.
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture @ St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
The Sixth Annual St Alexis Lecture takes place onWednesday, May 6 at 7 pm, following Vespers. We are blessed this year to have the well-known scholar and speaker Dr Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St Tikhon’s Theological Seminary, speaking on the topic: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex. A reception follows. For more information:
Colloquium: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY and HUMANITARIANISM @ Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States
Sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Office of Inter-Orthodox, Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations, the focus of this colloquium is an inquiry into Orthodoxy Christianity’s theology of engagement in humanitarianism. Click on the flyer on the left, download the pdf, or for more information, contact: V. Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, Director Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Executive Assistant to Chairman, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Voice: [212] 774-0226 | Email: Web: | Twitter:
15th Annual (Theophany School) Benefit Evening and Auction: Roxbury, MA @ St. George Orthodox Church   | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
We are pleased to announce our 15th Annual Benefit Evening of Denim and Diamonds! We are excited to welcome live music by Mitchell Kaltsunas and That Auction Girl, Vanessa Thanos to this year’s event.  Thanks to the support of so many, last year’s event was a great success.  We ask that you support our efforts this year by becoming a sponsor or by making a donation.  We need event sponsors and/or items to offer as prizes for our silent and live auction.  Your sponsorship or donation will help us to achieve our goal for this fundraiser. We thank you in advance for your generosity and would love to see you at our event. For more information:
5th Anniversary of the Consecration of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael: NJ @ Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church  | Passaic | New Jersey | United States
We will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the consecration of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Passaic NJ, and conclude with a 1:00 p.m. celebratory luncheon at“The Brownstone” in Paterson NJ. Clergy and faithful from throughout the diocese are invited to attend. Reservations are required for the luncheon and seating is limited; reservations may be made on-line. events flyer > on-line reservation form >
Orthodox Pilgrimage to Italy @ Italy, varied cities
Our pilgrimage will include visits to Padua, Venice, Ravenna, Rome, Naples, Pompeii and Bari. The focus of our pilgrimage is on the veneration and worship of the holy sites that were sanctified by the lives of the Saints of the Ancient Church that are holy as the treasury places of numerous relics and miraculous icons. We, also, will see the splendid remains of the Byzantine Civilization and will visit a number of major Ancient ruins in order to understand the true triumph of the Ancient Church over the glory and splendor of Ancient Rome. Our special pilgrimage will begin from the worship in front of the Holy Burial Shroud of our Lord in Turin and will culminate with a Liturgy at the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, on the very day of the Feast of translation of the relics from Myra in Lycia to Bari. Along the way we[...]
Schedule - Preparing for the Journey of Marriage: Metropolis of Atlanta
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage- Workshop for Couples Marrying in the Orthodox Church Saturday, May 9, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – West Palm Beach, FL Saturday, May 16,2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – Raleigh,NC  Saturday, May 23, 2015: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Preparing for the Journey of Marriage – Atlanta,GA Link to Register:
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Marriage Workshop: West Palm Beach, FL @ St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church  | West Palm Beach | Florida | United States
Theme: “Preparing for Marriage in the Orthodox Church” For more information:
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on the Paschal days leading up to the feast of the Ascension. In addition to participation in divine services at the Holy Sepulcher of the Lord and in Bethlehem, the site of the Nativity of Christ, the group will visit holy sites in Jerusalem, Palestine, Galilee, the monasteries of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem and other places.
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies: MI @ Western Michigan University, Medieval Institute | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States
    Epigrams on Art in Byzantium The cohabitation and synergy of the physical object and the inscribed verse was a common facet of daily life in Byzantium. From monumental architecture to pieces of jewelry, seals, and even coins, a range of Byzantine objects bore verse inscriptions, or epigrams. This session seeks contributions that take a fresh and penetrating look at the complex interplay between art and epigrammatic poetry in Byzantine culture.  For more information: