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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
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: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!st-nicholas-ranch—carving/c7aq ECCLESIAL EMBROIDERY COURSE: The workshop is open to 12 students. For more information: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!copy-of-st-nicholas-ranch/c178b ICON PAINTING COURSE:​The workshop is open to 25 students. For more information: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!st-nicholas-ranch/c1xyp
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: http://www.stmarysoca.org/news.html#Kasenic
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: FrNathanael@goarch.org Web: www.goarch.org | www.assemblyofbishops.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/FrNathanael
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: http://www.theophanyschool.org/
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: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/registration/
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: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/May-9-2015-WPB-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information-2.pdf
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. http://www.synod.com/synod/eng2014/20141225_enbpnicholaspilgrimage.html
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:  http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/50th-international-congress-on-medieval-studies/
Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary  | Pennsylvania | United States
The St. Tikhon’s Community is pleased to announce that registration has begun for this historical occasion which will feature the life and work of this beloved Archpastor and fearless advocate for Orthodoxy in America. (The 50th Anniversary of his repose in the Lord) This day-long symposium will feature not only yet to be published selections from the 1917-18 diary of Metropolitan Leonty as read and translated by his granddaughter Mat. Tamara Turkevich-Skvir, but will also feature poems and observational anecdotes written throughout the life of this champion of the Faith. Presenters will also include Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist European Division, The Library of Congress, as well as Dr. Scott M. Kenworthy presenting on the topic, “The Relationship between Metropolitan Leontii and St. Tikhon of Moscow.” In addition to the more formal academic offerings, a time will be set aside for stories and recollections by friends, family, and others who[...]
STOTS Symposium Dedicated to Metropolitan Leonty @ St. Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary   | Waymart | Pennsylvania | United States
The day-long program, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Metropolitan Leonty’s repose, will feature yet-to-be-published selections from Metropolitan Leonty’s 1917-1918 diary, as read and translated by his granddaughter Matushka Tamara Turkevich-Skvir, together with poems and anecdotes written throughout the life of this champion of the Faith. Other presentations will be offered by Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist European Division, The Library of Congress, and Dr. Scott M. Kenworthy, who will speak on “The Relationship between Metropolitan Leonty and Saint Tikhon of Moscow.” The day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church at 7:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial at the grave of Metropolitan Leonty.  Presentations will commence after a continential breakfast and continue until 4:30 p.m., when Vespers will be celebrated.  A wine and cheese reception will follow, after which a panel discussion will be held from 6:30 until[...]
Holy Lands & Holy Wisdom: A Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Greece & Constantinople
Pilgrimage is led by Fr. Bohdan. For more information: http://pastyr.ca/pastyr/pilgrimage-%E2%80%A2-%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE/holy-islands-and-holy-wisdom-a-pilgrimage-to-holy-places-in-greece-and-constantinople-may-15th-30th-2015/
Retreats at St. John’s Monastery: Manton, CA @ Orthodox Monastery of St. John of San Francisco | Manton | California | United States
Theme: “Building an Orthodox Christian Family in 21st Century America” Speaker: Fr. Josiah Trenham (St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Riverside, CA) For more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/77e3a74917a6de51c5657fbba/files/retreats_flyer.pdf
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Presidential Scholarship Dinner @ Boston Marriott Newton  | Newton | Massachusetts | United States
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Hellenic College Holy Cross Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and Students cordially invite you to join us for the Presidential Scholarship Dinner. This event will honor the 15 years of distinguished service of Reverend Nicholas C. Triantafilou as President of Hellenic College Holy Cross. 100% of these proceeds will support scholarships for students, a cause which Father Nicholas has championed throughout his tenure. The Hellenic College Holy Cross Presidential Scholarship Fund has been established in honor of Reverend Nicholas C. Triantafilou, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross from 2000 – 2015. During his tenure, Fr. Triantafilou has worked diligently to attract and assist high-caliber students with funding based on merit and need. This initiative provides an opportunity for HCHC constituents to provide a financial and developmental investment in some of HCHC’s most outstanding incoming students. For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/about/news/news_releases/scholarship-dinner
First Lecture in the Series: Persecution of Christians: Today and Historically Guest Speakers: Metropolitan Nikitas, David Curry, Lela Gilbert, and Very Rev. Fr. Michael Courey For more information: http://orthodoxinstitute.org/files/sharpscansgmail.com_20150414_112408.pdf
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – May 17 @ 10:30 pm
Cappella Romana Concert: OR @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  | Portland | Oregon | United States
Alfred Schnittke’s Penitential Verses (Stikhi Pokayanniye) in “From Darkness to Light” is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words. Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with Diptych by Galina Grigorjeva and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English. Portland, TICKETS Saturday, 16 May 2015, 8:00pm St. Mary’s Cathedral TICKETS Sunday, 17 May 2015, 2:00pm Trinity Episcopal Cathedral For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/classical-music-concerts/from-darkness-to-light/
Orthodox Bishops Designate Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday: May 17
The Orthodox Church has dedicated the 6th Sunday of Pascha as the official day to recognize prison ministry in every Orthodox parish around the United States. In 2015, the date will be May 17. If you would like to be the prison ministry contact person for your church and become involved on this day, here are some easy steps. First, be sure to receive the blessings from your parish priest. Contact our office, and we will immediately send your parish a laminated icon of Christ the Prisoner to venerate on that day. Print out this bulletin insert to include in your bulletins on that day. Provide a letter for your priest to read to your parish on Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday. Check our website in April, 2015 for a copy of the letter We humbly ask that each parish pass a tray on this day to give parishioners the opportunity[...]
Hexaemeron Six Days of Creation Iconography Workshop: GA @ St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church  | Roswell | Georgia | United States
Courses in icon painting provide intensive instruction in the art and language of the icon from the perspective of Orthodox Church tradition using the ancient technique of egg-tempera and palette of gold, semi-precious stones and refined clays. Iconographers Anna Gouriev and Marek Czarnecki lead students through the entire process, from preparing a gesso board to completion of an icon, including instruction on how to create pigments from natural clays and minerals, define the image with assiste gold lights, gild prescribed areas, calligraph inscriptions, and apply olifa varnishes. For more information: http://www.hexaemeron.org/#!icon_painting/c1dnd
May 22 – May 25 all-day
For more information: http://www.bulletinbuilder.org/atlmetropolis/current#DIAKONIA RETREAT CENTER
Cathedral Pilgrimage to Russia at Pentecost 2015
Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago is pleased to announce that a pilgrimage to the best of Orthodox Russia will be held to coincide with the feast of the Pentecost from May 24th – June 4th, 2015, and will be led by our diocesan hierarch, His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, together with Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean. For more information: http://www.serbiancathedral.org/news-and-events/cathedral-pilgrimage-to-russia-at-pentecost-2015    
Serbian Folkfest: Paterson, NJ @ ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH | Paterson | New Jersey | United States
For more information:  http://www.easterndiocese.org/2015folkfestivalnj.html
Ethiopia Mission Experience Trip
Overview: “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) Blessed with the Presence and Leadership of His Grace Bishop Youssef.  Due to limited transportation to and from the airport, all attendees must arrive and depart at set times (TBD). Travel time from the United States is approximately 24 hours. This trip to Ethiopia is from May 26 – June 5, 2015.  For more nformation: http://www.suscopts.org/ethiopia-mission-trip/pdf/SUSDioceseMissionExperienceEthiopia2015Info.pdf
May 27 – Jun 2 all-day
Project Mexico Home Building 2015 @ Mexico
Project Mexico Home Building 2015 Maximum of 25 volunteers We host three types of home building groups each summer: small groups, double groups, and Orthodox Basic Training (OBT) groups. During our small group and double group weeks, teams from one or more parishes construct a single home (single group) or two homes (double group) for needy families, spend the afternoons interacting with the boys of St. Innocent’s, and experience the local culture with a trip into Rosarito. During OBT weeks, we host larger groups who construct between four to seven homes in one week, we have speakers each evening who present on a variety of topics, and on Sunday we have a day of fellowship and fun at St. Innocent’s. For more information: http://projectmexico.org/HomeBuilding/VolunteerRegistration.aspx
2015 College Missions Trip to Orphanages of the Ukraine
The College Student Mission Trip to aid orphanages in Ukraine, is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort to special needs orphans and orphanages in a country that currently does not have the means to do so. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these children, their caregivers, their administrators, our host families and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith amongst the people of Ukraine. We pray that by offering daily prayer services, as well as our love and works, that we will bring not only ourselves but all involved closer to Christ our God. This mission is also devised to provide young adults with the opportunity to deepen and learn about their faith through true Christian witness, pilgrimage, fellowship, and love. For more information: http://uol.orthodoxws.com/news.htm
International Conference at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece
This conference will attempt to explore the relationship between ontology and history in the context of both philosophical enquiry and Christian theology. Featured Speakers: John Panteleimon Manoussakis(Associate Professor of Philosophy – College of the Holy Cross, Boston MA), Alan J. Torrance (Professor of Systematic Theology – University of St Andrews), Christos Yannaras (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy – Panteion University, Athens), Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon (Academy of Athens) For more information: http://ontologyandhistory.wix.com/delphi
May 29 – May 31 all-day
True Fresco Course: Leesburg, VA @ Trinity House Café   | Leesburg | Virginia | United States
Iconographer: Philip Davydov The true fresco technique is also known as “buon bresco” or “affresco”. The principle of true fresco technique is following: painting process is performed over a thin layer of freshly applied lime based plaster. The paint is absorbed immediately and feels literally like releasing a bird. Pigments are mixed up just with water with no binder or glue. The painting process is performed over a thin layer of freshly applied lime based mortar or plaster. After a number of hours the plaster reacts with the air in a process called carbonatation. This chemical reaction fixes the pigment particles at the plaster’s surface in a very thin protective crystalline mesh known as the lime crust. With the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall. All the components, necessary for painting true fresco, are extremely affordable and require just some practical skills to[...]
2015 Spring Concert Weekend: VA and MD
Two performances featuring world-accclaimed domra soloist Tamara Volskaya and and balalaika soloist extraordinaire Andrei Saveliev.  ~ Two performances — Saturday, May30 at 8:00 pm Virginia location to be announced and Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 pm F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville MD For more information: http://www.balalaika.org/index.htm
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