Please join us for an exciting series of classes on Liturgical Theology! Vespers will follow the classes. November 5 — Liturgy and Worship in the Bible November 12 — Liturgy and Worship in the Early Church November 19 — Liturgy and Worship in the Patristic Era November 26 — Liturgy and Worship in the Contemporary Orthodox World December 3 — The Holy Mysteries of Initiation December 10 — The Holy Mystery of the Holy Eucharist December 17 — The Holy Mysteries of Healing, Marriage & Ordination For more information: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/
Agenda: The Horrors of Human Trafficking Ms Tardif’s program “Lucia’s Letter” on human trafficking, received a coveted Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a gold medal from the New York Festivals and 1st place for Best Documentary from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. A panel discussion will follow with Dr. Johnny McGaha, Rev. Vann Ellison, and Amy Tardif. For more information: http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/
Georg Fischer, Visiting Fellow at the Program of European Union Studies at Yale University will present “North-South Convergence and Divergence in the European Union”. For more information: http://www.greekboston.com/event/convergence-divergence-european-union/
THE MYSTICAL THEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH Registration 8.00 am The Day-long gathering will focus on the various ways the Eastern Orthodox Church, over past centuries and in recent times, has approached the dominant and central theme of spiritual transcendence. The Conference title clearly evokes the work of Vladimir Lossky, whose study of this name was so influential in opening up to the wider Christian world aspects of the inner spiritual traditions of Orthodoxy. Our approach to the concept will probably follow a wider arc: considering the Orthodox world’s approach to spirituality through philosophy, theology, asceticism, literature, monastic and lay prayer traditions, as well as liturgy. Correlated themes such as the evocation of a transcendent ethos in Church architecture and art are equally possible ways of approaching the notion: as clearly are also ethical and political avenues of enquiry. We will cover a time span from The New Testament, through Byzantium, to contemporary Church life. For[...]
His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos joyfully invite you to attend “Light the Path”, a Christmas Luncheon in support of the Bishop Anthony Philoptochos Student Aid Endowment Fund. For more information go to: http://sanfran.goarch.org/events/2016-light-the-path-south/911
Lesvos at the Crossroads: The Soundscape of a Late Ottoman Island A concert of music from the 1906 Kerekoglow collection with a slide show of the manuscript and period photos. The concert program, arranged, performed, and narrated by Harvard ethnomusicologist Panayotis League and his ensemble, is exclusively sourced from a rare manuscript collection that was compiled in 1906 by an Ottoman Greek musician on the island of Lesvos and brought to Lynn, Massachusetts during the First Balkan War. A fascinating musical snapshot of the soundscape of turn-of-the century Ottoman Lesvos, the collection contains island dances, Ottoman art songs, European polkas and tangos, Romanian horas, and other pieces popular among the Greek, Turkish, Jewish, Armenian, and Levantine population of the island and the Asia Minor coast. This music is a timely reminder of the pluralistic character of the late Ottoman world, and a sonic memorial to the refugees who, whether in[...]
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its second annual “Christ is Born! Glorify Him! A Detroit Orthodox Christmas Concert”. The first part of the concert will feature Nativity hymns and carols from Greece, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and other lands sung by selected choirs from local Orthodox churches. The second part will feature English-language hymns sung by an inter-Orthodox chorus and a sing-a-long of popular carols. An afterglow reception will follow. Attendees are invited to bring canned and non-perishable food for donation to Orthodox Detroit Outreach Community Pantry at Gilbert and Clayton streets.
Lecturer Angela Falcetta, “Religion in Diaspora: the Greek Experience of Catholic Power in the Eighteenth-Century Italy” For more information: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/events/viewevent.xml?id=647
College Convention | Defending the Faith. High School graduates Fr. Angelos Bishara, Archangel Raphael & St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina For more information: http://threeholyyouth.org/
St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir will present a concert of hymns from the Orthodox Church’s Vigil and Divine Liturgy for Christmas. Hymns will be sung in Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in English. The concert will end with traditional hymns and carols from Eastern Slavic countries and regions. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-marys-orthodox-cathedral-choir-russian-christmas-tickets-29796713773
Each year during Christmas Break, Orthodox Christian Fellowship College Conference hosts hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, education, and prayer. College Conference 2016 Locations East: Antiochian Village – Boliver, Pennsylvania Midwest: St. Iakovos Retreat Center – Kansasville, Wisconsin West: St. Nicholas Ranch – Dunlap, California For more information: http://www.ocf.net/programs/calendar/
“The Orthodox Witness in a Technological World” is this year’s theme. This conference is for youth 14 years of age and older. For more information: http://chicagodiocese.org/ MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Winter Retreat in Lake Tahoe! This retreat is open to all Orthodox College Students and Young Professionals. RETREAT SPEAKER: Christian Gonzalez from the Archdiocese Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries. For more information: http://www.youth.sanfran.goarch.org/
The Seamless Garment: Towards a Unified Model of Ministry Every year, one of the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions hosts a Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Y2AM will host the 2017 conference. We are planning on hosting the 2017 Conference in Austin, TX from January 26-28. On January 25th we plan on hosting meetings for the various Orthodox jurisdictional youth and young adult ministry directors, as a means to facilitate greater communication and collaboration. To streamline these pre-meetings, they will be reserved exclusively for the jurisdictional directors. We hope to see you there! For more information: http://orthodoxycc.org/
ABOUT THE COURSE: This course will be taught in the Traditional method using egg tempera. There will be no gilding in this course. It is designed for those who have painted an icon previously, and will be finished in time for Holy Week, when the icon can be used to celebrate the Bridegroom Matins. Due to time constraints there will be no gilding. Classes will be six hours each day (except Sunday), including a lunch break. Please bring your own lunch (or you can buy it at near-by café’s). We will be discussing the historical development and meaning of this icon during the class, as well as hearing some of the hymnography from the Bridegroom Matins. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com/category/events/