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The 2017 Events Series will be devoted to “Societies in crisis: economy, politics, culture.” This year’s cycle will include 7 lectures that will begin on December 14, 2016 and continue through June 2017. Four lectures will take place in Nafplio, one in Argos, one in Ligourio and one in Thessaloniki.
These lectures will feature historical examples of economic, political or cultural crisis in societies established in the wider Greek world from antiquity to the present day. The timelessness of the topic and its various manifestations indicate that the “crisis” is a recurring, and yet ever-changing phenomenon of societies. Distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad will analyze aspects of this phenomenon, with the assistance of their respondents, and will help us thus understand its causes and historical perspectives.
For more information: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6545?menuId=274
A Joyous Lent to All! “Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” Opened at the Portland Art Museum. “Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active 1359–1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood.
This month, Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art; Samantha Springer, Conservator; and Jeanie Noto, Kress Interpretive Fellow will discuss Francescuccio Ghissi’s reunited St. John Altarpiece. The St. John Altarpiece features one panel from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, Resurrection of Drusiana, in its original altarpiece with panels from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
For more information: http://portlandartmuseum.org/event/midday-art-break-4-12-2017/
A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.
An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.
A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.
A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.
Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html
Mission trip to Zambia is open to undergraduate and graduate university students. The trip is led by Fr. Jerome Maximous (St. Mary & St. George – Tallahassee, FL). Number of attendees is limited to 20 people.
Departure: Leave the U.S. on May 8, arriving to Zambia on May 10
Return: Leave Zambia on May 22, arriving to the U.S. on May 24
For more information: http://media.wix.com/ugd/b96803_256cdaaeb2794b14a2b308dd2b8c60c1.pdf
The lands of Ethiopia have an ancient and storied history that is explored in this pop-up exhibit. It is the fabled Land of Punt–God’s Land, and the kingdom of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Orthodoxy spread to Ethiopia through the Coptic Church of Egypt, and throughout the centuries they developed their own traditions and a unique style of iconography that uses a bright but limited color palette.
Members Only Opening: Thursday, May 1, 7:00-9:00PM, Free for members and their guests.
Please RSVP by May 12 to (978) 598-5000 x121. Enjoy a preview of this mini-exhibit along with Ethiopian coffee and chocolate from Clinton’s own Coffeelands Café. Artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations will present a travelogue of her multiple trips to Ethiopia, with a focus on the amazing history of manuscript illumination, an important art form in Ethiopian culture.
Not a member? Visit our Support page or call 978.598.5000 x121 today! For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
The Seminary will host author and syndicated radio host Krista Tippett for a public lecture that will bring out her own experience in seeking and finding spiritual wisdom in unexpected places, most notably through the core value of beauty.
Ms. Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of every background to join her conversation about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.”
Before her lecture, Ms. Tippett will speak to the seminary community about intentional engagement with the wider public on spiritual and religious themes.
Register now, as space is limited.
The pilgrimage will officially open on Friday, May 26, at 3:30 p.m. with the greeting of the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Iveron Mother of God and the celebration of a Molieben. Vespers and Matins will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk. The icon will be available for veneration throughout the pilgrimage. All pilgrims are invited to dinner in the monastery dining hall following Friday’s services.
Concurrent with the Pilgrimage, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute [PaTRAM] will hold its Second Annual Memorial Day Young Singers’ Conference at the Monastery. Conference participants will sing the liturgical responses during the Pilgrimage. Detailed Conference information may be accessed on PaTRAM’s web site.
Sts Peter and Paul Church of Rockaway, NJ (Chapter 43) is pleased to be the host for the 2017 69th Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament. Come join them for an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship in Rockaway, NJ. All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to participate! The weekend allows us the opportunity to gather together with fellow Orthodox Christians and friends in hopes of rekindling old friendships and making new ones. It is our hope that we will be able to create many new bonds that will last a long time. Sign up today!
Organized by: PaTRAM Institute
This will be an expanded program of conductors and singers working independently and in tandem with Maestro Peter Jermihov and other faculty culminating in singing at the hierarchical services celebrated by Metropolitan Tikhon and Archbishop Michael.
For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/events/
The Chamber Choir of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, a professional vocal ensemble under the auspices of America’s oldest Orthodox monastery, will sing a memorial concert of sacred music, including Tchaikovsky’s Nine Sacred Pieces. The concert will be the second annual, and will honor departed loved ones. Slavonic.
Among those appearing with the ensemble during this concert will be Portland-based baritone John Michael Boyer, known internationally for his work with Cappella Romana; and mezzo-soprano Tynan Davis, whose voice may be heard in Grammy award-winning ensembles Conspirare and Roomful of Teeth and who recently appeared in the cast of the North American Tour of Phantom of the Opera. The choir will also be joined once again by renowned American basso profundo Glenn Miller, a veteran of numerous recordings and concert stages, including Robert Shaw’s seminal recording of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (1990), Conspirare’s Grammy award-winning Sacred Spirit of Russia (2014), and Clarion Choir’s recent Grammy-nominated Passion Week (2016).
Proceeds from the concert, titled “Blessed Remembrance,” will benefit Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. For more information: http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/news_170501_1.html
4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY TO GREECE
St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Orlando, Florida would like to present the trip of a lifetime to Greece. You will find it to be a Christian travel experience that elevates your faith, nourishes your soul and makes the Bible come alive like never before.
For more information: http://www.stmaryoviedo.org/GrandTourToGreece/GrandTourToGreece2017.html
This summer, through our Summer Feeding Program, FOCUS will serve thousands of meals across the country. And this is just the beginning. We hope to expand this program each year to new cities and sites using our core methodology of providing high quality, nutritious meals to children when they need it the most. Of course, we can’t do this without your help.
To accomplish this goal, we need you! Join FOCUS’ strong network of Orthodox parishes and volunteers across the country to serve children in need this summer. FOCUS will provide all necessary program oversight, staffing, insurance coverage and all food items. We encourage you, your family and your parish to get actively involved! If you do not live in one of the cities listed above, consider bringing a group from your parish to one of our target cities. Your group will help serve children during the day and then you will be free to explore the city or assist with other hands-on FOCUS projects.
For information on how to get involved: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/summerfeeding/
Lions! and Dragons! and Snakes! OH MY! Our next exhibition will spotlight the many types of natural and unnatural creatures in iconography, exploring their origins, symbolism, stories, and myriad representations. This exhibit is family friendly, with images and activities that are appealing, accessible, and educational for both adults and children.
Fantastic Family Day!
June 3, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Free with admission. Celebrate the opening of Fantastic Beasts with a day of animal-themed crafts, face-painting, family tours, scavenger hunts, fun snacks, and more! All activities are ongoing throughout the day.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
Conference on Orthodox Church Music – “Liturgy and Music”. The International Society for Orthodox Church Music is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Seventh International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, with the theme “Liturgy and Music,” which will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland, on 6 – 11 June 2017.
The Department of Conventions and Conference Planning has been given the responsibility of overseeing the planning and selection of all Archdiocese Conventions as well as all regional Parish Life Conferences.
For a listing of all the Conferences and their locations: https://www.antiochianevents.org/
You are cordially invited to our 2017 National Youth Ministry Conference. Our Theme will be: “Living Icons: Seeing The Image of God In Those Around Us!” With the assistance of the local parishes there, the Conference high-point will certainly be the venerating of the relics of the Blessed St. John Maximovitch at the Cathedral.
But we need your help: if you can, send at least one, but better yet, two high-school students, age 14-17, to this awesome event, it would make the Conference this year one of the best ever. If you are unsure of what the Youth Conference is all about, please contact your YM Representative within your Diocese (Committee members listed below), or visit our Youth Ministry link at our Serbian Orthodox Church Website.
This will be the Twelfth Year of the National Youth Conferences, but the first time that our youth will have the opportunity to venerate relics of a beloved Saint in our country, so we are excited that this will truly be a memorable experience. In the near future, your parish will be receiving additional correspondence providing more details, as well as guidance on how to register.
For more information please contact: http://serborth.org/02232017.html
Organized by: PaTRAM Institute. In a uniquely designed format, this Master Class will offer the experienced choir director a chance to work with a professional chamber choir and 3 hours of quality podium time under the guidance of Dr. Peter Jermihov- a dedicated master teacher and mentor. The class will culminate in a celebration of a full All-Night Vigil and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by Archbishop Peter of Chicago at the Pokrov Cathedral (ROCOR). Selected students will be given the opportunity to direct at both Divine Services.
Find out more: https://patraminstitute.org/events/
The Fourth Annual Diocesan Young Women’s Encounter is open to young women in our Diocese ages 12-18.
This engaging experience will include spiritual discussions and special events. Participants will explore the role of women in the church and develop and strengthen friendships with other Orthodox young women. The YWE will highlight ways young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts.
Registration information is forthcoming. Please watch www.acrod.org for the latest information.
The Eleventh Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) will be held on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, NY. The four-day program will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates. Sessions begin late evening on Sunday, June 25, and end after the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, June 28.
For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/diaconal-liturgical-practicum
PaTRAM Institute is very excited to announce a special opportunity to work in the US with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik in June of 2017. The maestro will lead a workshop for Orthodox singers at the St. Matrona Cathedral in Dania Beach (near Fort Lauderdale), Florida. Vladimir Gorbik is the world-famous choirmaster at the Holy Trinity Troitsa-Sergiev Lavra Podvorie in Moscow and associate professor of conducting at the Moscow Conservatory. The event will culminate in singing the hierarchical All Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.
Find out more @ https://patraminstitute.org/events/
Organized by: PaTRAM Institute. The Summer Conductors’ Master Class, conducted by Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Representation, Moscow, Russia. The class will focus entirely on conductor development and provide qualified individuals with an opportunity to conduct the world renowned professional choir during several Orthodox services. The class will culminate in celebration of the great feast of Saints Peter and Paul officiated by His Grace, Bishop Nikolai of Manhattan.
Find out more at: https://patraminstitute.org/events/
Four Harvard College students will fill internships teaching the CHS High School Summer Program (HSSP) in Greece. The teaching fellows will assist the HSSP faculty members in planning, coordinating, and teaching the 2-week, college-level seminar. The internship has two phases: spring preparation in Cambridge MA, and the seminar itself in July in Nafplio, Greece. Learn more about the program here.
For more information: http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=8288
“After the Agon: Olympic Memory in Ancient and Modern Athletics”
Application Deadline: April 23, 2017 Apply Now!
The International Olympic Academy (IOA), in cooperation with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS), is organizing the Sixth International Scholars’ Symposium on “Sports, Society, and Culture” in Ancient Olympia, on July 9-13, 2017. As in the past years, the Symposium will host scholars from around the world and bring together more than a hundred students and professors from Universities in Greece and abroad.
For more information: http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=8227
The Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest and Diocese of Western Pennsylvania will co-sponsor the fourth annual Small Parish Forum. The theme of the 2017 Forum is “Becoming a Community of Engagement — On Behalf of All”.
The 2017 New Kensington, PA location is just a two-hour drive from Cleveland, four and a half hours from Detroit, less than four hours from Buffalo, and five hours from Philadelphia. Over half of the OCA’s parishes are within a manageable drive of the site.
His Grace Bishop Longin has appointed Peter Jermihov (www.peterjermihov.com), a well-known conductor and Orthodox church musician, to lead the Liturgical Choir for this historic Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy. Bishop Longin has asked His Episcopal Choir to contact the choirs and choir directors of all of our Serbian Orthodox parishes in the Midwest to recommend singers for this special Liturgical Choir. Please send the names and email addresses of the singers that you have chosen to participate to the email below by or before Pascha/Easter, April 16. Thereafter, we will provide these singers with the sheet music, along with information regarding the rehearsal schedule, which will consist of three (3) Saturday practices.
Please lend your voice to the glorification of St. Mardarije, whose canonization is truly a blessing for all Orthodox Christians, especially for our Serbian Orthodox Church and for his beloved St. Sava Monastery!With the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin and on Behalf of His Episcopal Choir.
The registration is now open for this year’s St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp! The dates are Monday, July 17th(afternoon) through Friday July 21st (afternoon) at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which has been the location for the last few years. The theme this year is “The Holy Image”. This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!
For more information: http://stjohnthewonderworker.org/our-ministries/st-johns-family-camp/
After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast is retiring from active ministry. This July 23-30, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s biennial convention in Miami will celebrate his remarkable witness to our Lord Jesus Christ as an acolyte, deacon, priest and bishop. The convention’s host, St. George Cathedral of Coral Gables, Florida is preparing exciting festivities.
Holy Cross will once again host the annual summer session of the Diaconate Program. The program, a joint initiative of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Holy Cross, is designed to prepare men for service to the Church as deacons.
For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/about/news/news_releases/diaconate-program-2017