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International Medieval Congress 2016 Call for Papers
‘Banquet from the Bayeux Tapestry (11th century) / Musee de la Tapisserie, Bayeux, France / Bridgeman Images, reproduced by kind permission’ The twenty-third International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, from 4-7 July 2016. Call for Papers/Sessions – International Medieval Congress 2016.  The Online Proposal Form will be available from 31 May 2015. The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the European Middle Ages are welcome. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2016 – is ‘Food, Feast & Famine’. The theme has been chosen for the crucial importance of both phenomena in social and intellectual discourse, both medieval and modern, as well as their impact on many aspects of the human experience. For more information: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2016_call.html
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..  http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ On View through August 29, 2015
2015 Parish Life Conference: Geneva, NY @ St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Geneva | New York | United States
For more information:  http://www.stmichaelsgeneva.org/2015PLC.htm
63rd Annual Parish Life Conference: Riverside, CA @ St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Riverside | California | United States
63rd Annual Parish Life Conference For more information: http://www.laplc.org/
A Cultural Excursion in West Georgia @ Country of Georgia
On this tour, Jul 1 – 12, 2015, a brand new itinerary improves on past experience for an ideal 11 day/night tour featuring the best of the Black Sea coast, inland Colchian kingdom, and exotic highland regions of Svaneti and Racha. This is a feast for the senses, and one of the best Monastery Tour itineraries yet! Destinations include the 6-7th century churches of Jvari, Ateni Sioni, and Martvili, the 10th century Svan chapels of Latali, Lenjeri, Nakipari, and Ushguli, the 11-12th century Gelati cathedral, Svetitskhoveli cathedral, and Nikortsminda cathedral, and fantastic vistas of the West Georgian coastal, inland, and highland regions. Contact the tour leader for the tour brochure and full itinerary. For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/monastery/?utm_source=Tours+Org+Representatives&utm_campaign=2cad371e44-Tours_July_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_beb6aa5fc1-2cad371e44-
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..  http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ On View through August 29, 2015
Family Life-All Auxiliaries Conference: Fairlawn, OH @ Presentation of our Lord Orthodox Church | Fairlawn | Ohio | United States
For more information: http://www.roea.org/
22nd International Medieval Congress, Sponsored Session: United Kingdom @ University of Leeds
Typikon of the Monastery of Our Lady of Good Hope. Oxford, Lincoln College, Bodleian Library (Lincoln College, Ms. Gr. 35, fol. 12r, detail) SESSION TITLE: The Empire of the Palaiologoi: Ruin or Renewal? I: Cultures in Transition SESSION DATE: Jul 9, 2014 (2:15 PM – 3:45 PM) The Empire of the Palaiologoi: Ruin or Renewal? I: Cultures in Transition The entry of Michael VIII Palaiologos into Constantinople in 1261 seemed to herald a new beginning for the Byzantine empire. Although it is easy to point to the empire’s ultimate demise, more recent scholars have shown that old narratives of decadence and decline are misguided. Astonishing feats of adaptation can be seen, alongside intense intellectual, literary, theological and artistic energy. The Palaiologan period saw the blossoming of new ideas, intense self-examination and unprecedented cultural engagement. This session examines different aspects of change in Palaiologan society, highlighting their unique contributions to Byzantine[...]
International Medieval Congress: United Kingdom @ International Medieval Congress Administration  Institute for Medieval Studies  Parkinson Building Room 1.03  University of Leeds   | Leeds | United Kingdom
The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the European Middle Ages are welcome. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2015 – is  ‘Reform and Renewal‘. The theme has been chosen for the crucial importance of both phenomena in social and intellectual discourse, both medieval and modern, as well as their impact on many aspects of the human experience. The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is organised and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS). Since its start in 1994, the Congress has established itself as an annual event with an attendance of over 2,000 medievalists from all over the world. It is the largest conference of its kind in Europe. Drawing medievalists from over 50 countries, with over 1,800 individual papers and 650 academic sessions[...]
St. Christopher Youth Camp: LaBelle, FL @ Riverside Retreat    | LaBelle | Florida | United States
Theme: “Meeting Christ at the River” For more information: http://www.ststephenoca.com/weekly.pdf
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 13 @ 10:00 am
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Carving Workshop: CT @ St. Thomas Seminary  | Bloomfield | Connecticut | United States
Instructor: Jonathan Pageau The course is offered as a retreat with lodging and meals provided. It begins with an introductory lecture at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. and ends Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. Make travel plans accordingly. The workshop is open to 12 students. May 1, 2015 is the deadline for payment in full. Registrants after May 1 will be placed on a waiting list. ​For more information: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!st-thomas-carving/c1jbp
30th Anniversary Sacred Music Institute: PA @ Antiochian Village | Bolivar | Pennsylvania | United States
There will be quite a gala celebration, which you won’t want to miss. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/music
Jul 12 – Jul 20 all-day
Iconographer: Erin Kimmet (Annunciation Press Icons) This workshop is for campers ages 15-18, or entering the 9th grade. This program will be separate from the main Summer Camp Program, as the participants will spend the majority of the week learning how to write a traditional Byzantine icon. While artistic or drawing ability is helpful, all you need is the desire to learn more about the sacred art of Iconography. The week will be spent learning the basics of writing a traditional icon, with trips off-camp to a local iconographer and to a local monastery. For more information: http://avcamp.org/programs/sacredarts/iconography
Ninth Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States
Practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates will be supported by celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services. Intensive workshops aim to provide participants with the skills needed to serve effectively in the Orthodox Church as an attentive server, deacon, or priest. Attention will be given to the liturgical patterns of movement that inform the entire rite of the Church. Participants will also receive guidance on concelebrations and hierarchical celebrations so that they can effectively prepare for such occasions. In addition to practicums, focused presentations by faculty will augment the deacon’s understanding of his place in the liturgical life of the Church and the deacon’s broader vocation as a symbol to the faithful of the diakonia of Christ our Lord. Instruction in public speaking and vocal technique will also be offered. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/ninth-annual-diaconal-liturgical-practicum
Jul 12 – Jul 18 all-day
Our annual summer camp for youth going into 4th grade through College Freshman in the Fall. There will be fellowship, prayer, teachings, singing, games, a climbing wall and zip-line, refreshing pool and water slide, pick-up football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball games, and a talent/no-talent show – all in beautiful Southern Indiana! It will be a week filled with wonder and one you won’t soon forget – don’t miss it for the World! For more information: https://www.saintjohnscamp.org/events/sc2015/
The courses are designed in close collaboration between faculty members, and are interrelated so that information learned in each class is directly relevant to knowledge acquired in the others. Attentive students are therefore guaranteed a comprehensive understanding of the living Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music tradition, and the skills needed to conduct, sing and read beautifully in their own church choir lofts. The full course of study consists of three summer sessions, at the end of which graduates are certified as Church Choir Directors and/or Readers. For more information: http://sslm.hts.edu/
For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow” on 6210 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94121 & St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center on 38576 Dunlap Rd. Dunlap, CA 93675 (map) Goya Summer Pilgrimage to San Francisco and St. Nicholas Ranch July 16-25! ***IMPORTANT*** If planning on attending this amazing trip, registration for St. Nicholas Summer Camp (Week 3) must be completed no later than April 15th. This trip is open to youth entering the 8th grade (fall 2015) and older. There are limited spots available and St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camps fill up quickly! Registration for the appropriate session of St. Nicholas Ranch (session 3) will automatically reserve your spot on the trip. Spots will be reserved on a first come–first serve basis. For more information: http://www.goholytrinity.org/pdf/feb15.pdf
Week 1 — July 19 -25, 2015For more informationr: http://www.campnazareth.org/Calendar_Schedule.htm
Antiochian Archdiocese Convention: Boston @ St. Mary Orthodox Church | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
The faithful of St. Mary are delighted to announce the attendance of our Patriarch and Father in Christ, his Beatitude John X in Boston,  to celebrate the 52nd Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. Join us for an unforgettable week in Boston with friends and family, clergy and laity, young and old. We have a lot of fun things in store for you to have a memorable time! For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/
18th All American Council: Atlanta, GA @ Hilton Atlanta  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States
How to Expand the Mission Recalling St. Patriarch Tikhon’s admonition at the first sobor in Mayfield, this year’s Council will focus on the mission opportunities that have yet to be explored throughout the OCA. Learn more » For more information: http://18aac.oca.org/
Sail Alaska's Inside Passage and Discover it’s Orthodox Christian Roots
  Sail Alaska’s Inside Passage and Discover it’s Orthodox Christian Roots: 14-day cruise. Visit some of the most important sights in Alaskan Orthodox Christian history. Sail though America’s last frontier and explore the beauty and spiritual depth of historic Alaskan Christian sites. This is the mission territory of St. Innocent, St. Juvenaly & St. Herman. Highlights include Anchorage, Kodiak, Homer, & Stika. Join us aboard the Holland America ms Statendam and take in experience the wonder that is Orthodox Alaska.  Benefiting the OCMC. Full details available at www.travelorthodoxy.com.  For current prices and cabin availability contact Douglas at 713-688-6793 or email travelinfo@culturallycreativetravel.com
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..  http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ On View through August 29, 2015
The Orthodox Theological Society of America 2015 Conference @ Misericordia University | Dallas | Pennsylvania | United States
Conference Theme: The Virgin Mary in Christian Dialogue: Controversy, Convergence, and Vision The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary USA (ESBVM USA) exists to advance the study of Mary, the Mother of Christ, in Christian biblical and spiritual perspectives, and in the light of such study, to promote ecumenical interchange and prayer. Its aim is to show that in Mary, Christians of many traditions may find a focus in their search for unity. http://www.otsamerica.org/news/2014/conference-virgin-mary-christian-dialogue
Young Adult Marian Pilgrimage
Sponsored by The Orientale Lumen Foundation, August 7-18, 2015 Join with other Byzantine Catholic Young Adults (age 20-29) from around the US for a ten-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrines and churches of Eastern Europe —Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. For more information: http://www.olconference.com/OL_RegForm.html
Aug 9 – Aug 14 all-day
St. John’s Family Camp 2015: OR @ Kiwanis Sky Camp (Fall Creek Reservoir)  | Fall Creek | Oregon | United States
Speaker: Bishop Michael Dahulich of New York & New Jersey For more information:  http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52757424e4b04c63a3fb5386/t/5344862ae4b0fe0f7c415616/1396999722212/Registration+form+2014.pdf   or    https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Johns-Family-Camp/111905388829863?fref=nf
The 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies: Oxford @ Oxford University Examination School | Oxford | United Kingdom
The International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford is a four-yearly gathering of scholars from around the world that has become a major event for the many disciplines concerned with patristics. The proceedings of the conferences are peer reviewed and published in the series Studia Patristica. For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/?id=1101
St Andrew’s Annual Bicycle Ride: Jewel, NY @ Camp St. Andrew | Jewell | New York | United States
Join us on Saturday, August 22 for the fourth-annual Saint Andrew’s Camp bike ride fundraiser! Save the date and register today for a charity ride that shows off the beautiful scenery of central New York. This year’s ride has 3 distances to suit the needs of riders of all experiences. Each ride is a “loop” ride, meaning that it begins and ends at the same place. All routes are on relatively flat, even terrain, making the ride suitable for bikers of any level. Friends can enter the event as a ‘team’ and receive discounted group rates as listed above. During the registration process, the first member of your group to register will create the ‘team’ and give it a name. Subsequent ‘team’ members will join the team when they register. We hope that you will join us in support of the camp and for a day of athletic achievement and[...]
Aug 23 – Aug 29 all-day
XXI IAHR World Congress: Germany @ Erfurt | Thuringia | Germany
The AAR and its membership are members of the International Association for the History of Religions. The XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR, hosted by the German Association for the Study of Religions (DVRW), will take place in Erfurt, Germany, August 23–29, 2015. The Congress theme is Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present. Registration is open! Online registration ends June 30. Register early for the best rate. Conference Flyer  For more information: https://www.aarweb.org/xxi-iahr-world-congress