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Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
The exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which will be on display. The dates of the icons and objects range from the 16th century to the present.   Ethiopian iconography is closely related to the simplified Coptic version of Late Antique and Byzantine Christian art. It is typified by stylized, graphically bold figures with large, almond-shaped, eyes. Colors are usually bright and vivid. The majority of paintings are religious in nature, often decorating church walls and bibles. From the 16th century, Roman Catholic church art and European[...]
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Lenten Vespers Schedule @ Varied
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor a series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent: § March 1, Sunday of Orthodoxy, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman Road, Livonia § March 8, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at St. Stevan Decanski Serbian Orthodox Church, 14235 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren § March 15, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 29159 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills § March 22, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Road, Westland § March 29, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Road, Warren All services will begin at 6 p.m. They will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit[...]
A Joyous Lent to All!  Please remember the suffering Christians of the Middle East, and for Russia and Ukraine in your prayers. HT to OrthodoxPortland: It’s been a wonderful tradition among Orthodox parishes in Portland area to celebrate Presanctified Liturgies and other services during Lent together. This year, these pan-Orthodox services are as follows: Wednesday, March 4: Presanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity (Greek) at 6:30pm Wednesday, March 18: Presanctified Liturgy at St. John the Baptist (Greek) at 6:30pm Wednesday, March 25: Vesperal Divine Liturgy at Annunciation (OCA) at 6:30pm, for their patronal feast day Wednesday, April 1: Presanctified Liturgy at St. Nicholas (OCA) at 6:30pm For more information:  
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm
PAN-ORTHODOX VESPERS: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX @ Varied
Please join us for Pan-Orthodox Vespers services on Sundays during Great Lent – 6 p.m. March 9 – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas March 16 – St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth March 23 – Sts. Constantine & Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church, Dallas March 30 – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth April 6 – St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral, Dallas A Lenten meal is served after Vespers. For more informaiton:  
2015 Lenten Retreats These retreats are  sponsored by the National ACRY will take place on Saturday March 21 & Saturday March 28, 2015 in the Central, Eastern, and Western Regions of the Diocese. Central Regional Retreat – Saturday March 21, 2015, St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Homestead,PA Eastern Regional Retreat – Saturday March 28, 2015, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Phoenixville, PA Western Regional Retreat – Saturday March 28, 2015, St. Alexis Orthodox Church, Battle Ground, IN More information contact:
18th Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat: San Francisco, CA @ St. John the Baptist Cathedral   | San Francisco | California | United States
Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America invites you to their 18th Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat. Theme: “Opening the Door of our Heart to the Theotokos: Meeting her and Letting her into our Lives” Speaker: Protinica Victoria Trbuhovich For more information:
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 Theme: Be Yourself   For all Jr. & Sr. GOYAns in Grades 7 – 12. Registration Forms available at  For more information:
2015 Midwest SOYO Spring Delegates Meeting: Cicero, IL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Cicero | Illinois | United States
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Diocesan Antiochian Women’s Retreat in Southern California @ Camp St. Nicholas  | Frazier Park | California | United States
Retreat Speaker:  V. Rev. John Finley Theme: “Delight Thou in the Robe of my Soul: Entering into Holy Week” Flyer, Schedule and Scholarship Form For more information:
Retreats at St. John’s Monastery: Platina, CA @ Orthodox Monastery of St. John of San Francisco | Manton | California | United States
Theme: “The Way to Union with Christ Through Watchfulness and Prayer” Speaker: Fr. Damascene (St. Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina, CA) OPEN RETREAT For more information:
13th Annual UOL Lenten Retreat: Bethlehem, PA @ St. Francis Center For Renewal | Bethlehem | Pennsylvania | United States
“Let My Prayer Arise” Lenten Retreat. The Retreat will focus on prayer. Learn more about our faith! Get rejuvenated during Great Lent! Meet fellow Orthodox Christians. Open to Adults and Adolescents. Speakers include:Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha, and Fr. Anthony Perkins For more information:
Diocesan Youth Retreat: Phoenixville, PA @ Holy Ghost Orthodox Church | Phoenixville | Pennsylvania | United States
Theme: “Vice vs. Virtue” Speaker: Fr. William George For more information:    or
Huffington Ecumenical Institute Symposium: Los Angeles, CA @ Loyola Marymount University ,Ahmanson Auditorium (UH 1000) | Los Angeles | California | United States
Theme: “Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue After Vatican II: Examining the Issues” Speakers: Monsignor Paul McPartlan (School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America) & Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk (Aquinas Professor of Philosophy and Theology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN) One of the most significant teachings promulgated by the council fathers was Unitatis Redintegratio, the Decree on Ecumenism. This teaching honored the venerable traditions of the Eastern Churches and expressed hope for the reunion of East and West. The recent meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew has reinvigorated hope for unity between the churches. For more information:
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
LENTEN RETREAT: Bethlehem, PA @ St. Francis Center for Renewal  | Bethlehem | Pennsylvania | United States
  Theme:  “Let my prayer arise”.  Focusing on prayer. Sponsored by:  The Ukrainian Orthodox League. Open to Adults and Adolescents. Speakers include: Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha, Fr. Anthony Perkins, Retreat is one full day including all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information:
 Theme: “What does it mean to carry your Cross?” & “Where do we Find Christ? – a Reflection on Athos” Speaker: Fr. Samuel Sherry & Fr. Jonathan Bannon, respectively For more information:      or
Theme: “Confronting & Controlling our Thoughts” Speaker: Bishop Gregory For more information:     or
Theme: “What Would our Lord do? – Living a Christ-like Life” Speaker: Protodeacon Gregory Benc For more information:     or
Theme: “The Bible: An Orthodox Perspective” Speaker: Fr. Silviu N. Bunta The Orthodox Churches of Greater Flint Assumption (Greek) 2245 Baldwin Road  Grand Blanc, MI 48439  810-771-4611 St. George (Antiochian) 5191 Lennon Road  Flint, MI 48507  810-732-0720 St. Mary Magdalene (OCA) 2439 South Long Lake Road  Fenton, MI 48430  810-750-1701 St. Nicholas (OCA) 2143 South Center Road  Burton, MI 48519  810-744-0070 Great Vespers (Confessions before after Vespers),Light Lenten Meal (free will offering), Presentation followed by Q & A   For more information:
8th Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat: San Francisco, CA @ Holy Virgin Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Russian Orthodox Church | San Francisco | California | United States
The 8th annual pan-Orthodox lenten retreat at Holy Virgin Cathedral “Joy of All Who Sorrow” with speakers Priest Stephen Freeman and Nun Theoktisti Theme: “The Life in Christ: A Fount of Joy” Speakers: Fr. Stephen Freeman & Nun Theoktisti For more information:
IOCC – Syrian Relief Dinner & Prayer Service: Pittsburgh, PA @ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
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The Professor John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series: Hartford, CT @ St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Hartford | Connecticut | United States
Theme: “Hymn of Cassiane: New Life in Christ Through Repentance” Speaker: Fr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Homelitics, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary) For more information:
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches  Lenten Vespers: Warren, MI @ Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian  Orthodox Church | Warren | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold the fifth and final service in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Very Rev. John Fenton, Holy Incarnation Antiochian Orthodox Church, Lincoln Park. Members of the public are invited to attend the service. For further information,      
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:
Learn to chant the hymns of the church. Sessions meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. For more information:
Apr 9 – Apr 19 all-day
OCMC – Teaching: Kenya
Work at the Makarios III Seminary in Nairobi and teach the Faith to catechists (local church leaders) from outlying areas of Lodwar. For more information:
A Brief Introduction to Ethiopian Music: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
Ethnomusicologist Danny Mekonnen guides an exploration of traditional and modern Ethiopian musical styles through audio, visual, and live demonstrations. Open to general audiences, as well as musicians of all ability, the program will cover Ethiopian history and Ethiopian musical styles, including vocal, folk, modern, jazz, brass band, and pop, with listening examples. There will be an emphasis on development of style, deep listening to recorded examples, and introduction to Ethiopian pentatonic scales. In addition to modern and pop styles, the program will also touch on traditional and folkloric tunes, giving a sense of the wide variety of repertoire, while focusing on famous innovators of Ethiopian music and well-known ‘canonic’ tunes. For more information:  
FILM: "Ethiopia: Keepers of the Lost Ark": Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
Ethiopia is the oldest nation in Africa, with a fascinating history extending back thousands of years.  It was one of the earliest Christian nations, and developed a unique form of Orthodoxy with roots in the Coptic traditions of Egypt, along with ancient and lasting links to Judaism from the time of King Solomon. Photojournalist David Adams comes to Ethiopia to seek the origins of an ancient legend that the fabled Ark of the Covenant – the golden vessel in which reside the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments — has been hidden in Ethiopia for nearly 3,000 years.  The Ark is sacred to both Jews and Christians; but to Ethiopians, its presence in their country, and the incredible story of how it got there, is central to their faith. 60 minute film followed by discussion; in English; suitable for ages 13 and up For more information:
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
Gardening Retreat: Menton, CA @ Monastery of St. John | Manton | California | United States
Topic: “Gardening Retreat: Journey to Eden: The Image of Christ in Creation” Presenter: Hieromonk Innocent of St. John Monastery, Manton, CA   or  
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
Sinai Icon Conference: Princton, NJ @ Princeton University, 101 McCormick Hall | Princeton | New Jersey | United States
The icons at the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai will be the focus of a two-day conference, “A New Look: Sinai and Its Icons in Light of the Digitization of the Weitzmann Archive,” that is being organized by the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. The annual Weitzmann Lecture will be given on the evening of Friday, April 17, by Professor Robin Cormack, Courtauld Institute of Art, emeritus. For more information: