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Orthodox Education Day 2016: Yonkers, NY
Renowned scholar Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, author of Gateway of Life: Orthodox Thinking on the Mother of God, will deliver the Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, which is part of this year’s Orthodox Education Day and is entitled, “The Mystery of Mary: The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.” Dr. Cunningham is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. For more information:
World Premiere of the Greek Liturgy: Chicago, IL @ Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Liturgy from British composer Fr. Ivan Moody. The new Greek Liturgy is now completed and will be recorded and premiered  by the St. Romanos Cappella. The world premiere will be sung at the celebration of Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. The work is dedicated to the memory of John Bartholomew, member of the Order of St. Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarch. This world premiere of the GreekLiturgyis part of a series of events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. It also commemorates the Feast of Day of St. Romanos the Melodist, Patron Saint of church musicians, and the 15th Anniversary of the Society of Saint Romanos the Melodist. On Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in the St. Andrew President’s Room, Fr. Ivan Moody will present a lecture on his newly composed Greek Liturgy and some Perspectives on[...]
The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,”   an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well. For more information:
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Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Yale Lecture Series: New Haven, CT @  Luce Hall (LUCE), 202  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Date: Oct. 5, 2016 –   4:30 pm Presenter: Andreas Georgiou, the former Chief Statistician of Greece. Topic: The Struggle Between Modernization and Backwardness: The Recent History of the Official Statistics of Greece Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 4:30pm Presenter: George Papaconstantinou, the former Minister for the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change and former Minister of Finance for Greece. Topic: Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 4:00pm Topic: Roundtable,  Global Peace and Regional Risks: Challenges to Peace and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean Place: Luce Hall (LUCE), Auditorium Event description: A “Global Governance” series roundtable with Ambassador Catherine Boura, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations; Ambassador Nawaf Salam, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations; Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations; hosted by Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, former Permanent Representative of[...]
All events will be held at central locations on the Cornell University Campus, excluding the optional excursion to the Corning Museum of Glass following the last paper sessions. Online registration for the conference is now closed, but on-site registration will be available, so please join us. Please see below under “Special Events and Locations” for on-site registration locations. On-site registration is at a higher rate and payable by check. For more information:
2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference: Indianapolis, IN @ Joy of all Who Sorrow Orthodox Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Our 23rd annual conference is entitled: “Principles of Reconciliation”. Featured keynote speaker, Bishop Neofitos of Kenya. Register online for this year’s conference here: Click here For more information:  
Sponsored Session, Byzantine Studies Conference: Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University  | Ithaca | New York | United States
Session Title: Defining Cults in Byzantium (Session 7A) Session Date: Oct 8, 2016 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM). Sponsored session. Recent publications on the Virgin, icons, and relics have stimulated anew discussions on cults and cultic practices in Byzantium. Scholars are re-examining the ways in which a cult is made manifest in architecture, monumental decorative programs, images, and luxury arts. There is also interest in phenomenology, senses, and emotions, and their place in cultic experiences. The traditional definition of cult is once again being considered and debated. This session brings together distinct approaches that will stimulate further debate on the definition of cults, and question the ways in which art, architecture, and related texts can provide evidence for a cult’s origin, duration, decentralization, and audiences. For more information:  
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
THE 2016 FORCC BANQUET: Bridgeport, CN @ HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH  | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States
Keynote Speaker is Louis A. Zagami, Develpment officer, IOCC.  A native of Boston, Massachusetts he is trained as a “First Responder” and member of IOCC’s Emergency response network. Mr. Zagami has been with IOCC since September 2009. For more information:
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UCLA Lecture: Los Angeles, CA @   UCLA,  Royce Hall 314         | Los Angeles | California | United States
In this talk, Judith Herrin (Professor Emerita of Late Antique & Byzantine Studies)  and Constantine Leventis  (Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London) answers the question, “Why study Ravenna?” For 350 years this city served as the western capital of the Roman Empire where a very particular integration of Germanic and Roman occurred that had significant consequences for western Europe. The buildings and mosaics that date from this period inspired visitors for centuries and continue to inspire us today. For more information:  
The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM): Prague, Czech Republic @ Charles University  | Prague | Prague | Czech Republic
International Conference for Orthodox Music  is pleased to announce the upcoming conference to be held in Prague. The Conference Theme The idea of a Byzantine ars nova has existed for some time as a description of the elaborate repertories of kalophonic chant, on the analogy of the western mediaeval “new art”. It is also useful, however, as a term to include other kinds of “new art” in the field of Orthodox church music. This conference aims to explore the idea of innovation in Orthodox chant, from the Byzantine period to compositions written today; topics include, but are not limited to, the way in which innovation can be reconciled with tradition, analysis of the reception of different kinds of innovative repertories, correspondences and contrasts between Eastern and Western techniques of chant composition, and discussion of the means and techniques by which an “ars nova” might be implemented. For more information:[...]
2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Cicero | Illinois | United States
2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium will feature Father Alexii Altschul as our guest speaker focusing on “Holiness in Contemporary Culture”. For more information:
Schedule of Presentations for Sister Vassa: Eastern Pennsylvania @ Varies.
Sister Dr. Vassa [Larin], the well known liturgiologist of the University of Vienna, Austria and nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia who hosts a popular You-tube series of catechetical programs titled “Coffee with Sr. Vassa”, will offer five presentations across eastern Pennsylvania October 17-20, 2016. On Monday, October 17, Sister Vassa will speak at Holy Cross Church, 1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport, PA at 7:00 p.m. Her topic will be “Sharing the Gospel in the Age of the Internet.” Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary, 175 Saint Tikhon’s Road, South Canaan, PA will host Sister Vassa on Tuesday, October 18 at noon, when she will speak on “Contemporary Challenges in Pursuing Vocations.” At 7:00 p.m. that evening, she will speak on “Keeping Christ in Orthodoxy” at Holy Trinity Church, 401 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. “Scripture in Orthodox Liturgy and Everyday Life” will be the topic of Sister[...]
Oct 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Lecture: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
Asa Eger offers an new interpretation of exchange along the Islamic-Byzantine frontier. The retreat of the Byzantine army from Syria in around 650 CE, in advance of the approaching Arab armies, is one that has resounded emphatically in the works of both Islamic and Christian writers, and created an enduring motif: that of the Islamic-Byzantine frontier. For centuries, Byzantine and Islamic scholars have evocatively sketched a contested border: the annual raids between the two, the line of fortresses defending Islamic lands, the no-man’s land in between and the birth of jihad. In early representations of a Muslim-Christian encounter, accounts of the Islamic-Byzantine frontier are charged with significance for a future ‘clash of civilizations’ that often envisions a polarized world. In this lecture, Eger examines the physical and ideological aspects of this frontier. By highlighting the archaeological study of the real and material frontier, as well as acknowledging its ideological military[...]
Theme: “The Christmas & Epiphany Services”” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information:
Retreat: Chicago Area @ St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | Elmhurst | Illinois | United States
Theme:”Uncompromising Faith in Compromising Times” Presenter: Fr. Evan Armatas For more information:
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6th Annual Benefit Concert in Detroit @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Detroit | Michigan | United States
The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will perform its sixth annual benefit concert in the city’s Greektown district. With the theme “Orthodox Hymns of Praise,” the concert program will consist of hymns and liturgical songs from different Orthodox Christian traditions. The choir is composed of more than 40 volunteer singers from several Orthodox Christian parishes in southeastern Michigan. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Kopistiansky, it is regarded as one of the finest ensembles of its kind in the country. Sponsored by the Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC), the concert will support three Orthodox charitable organizations that aid local communities in the metro area: Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio, Orthodox Detroit Outreach and FOCUS Detroit. For further information:  
20 minutes duration.  With a prospect of publication in the Acts of the Conference, for the Ninth Annual Conference of the Sophia Institute, we call on our scholarly family for offers of Academic Short Paper Titles related to the Conference Theme: The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church.  There are spaces for 16 communications this year. Titles, please, with one page short Abstracts, email and address details, from those with a Master’s degree or above, to: Prof. John McGuckin STRICTLY BEFORE OCTOBER 31,2016 the closure date. For more information:
Family History Group:The Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Family History Group brings together aspiring genealogists with a wide range of worldwide experts on the various ethnic groups in current day Ukraine and southeast Poland.  This conference is entitled: “3rd Annual Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy Conference Research Essentials: Combining the Basics with 21st Century Technology”. Featuring nationally known speakers: Jonathan Shea, AG — Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz,Carl Kotlarchik — Shellee Morehead, CG — Michelle Chubenko For more information:    or
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day
Pre-Marital Program: TX @ Wyndham Hotel- West Energy Corridor | Houston | Texas | United States
Theme: The Art of Marriage Speakers: Dr. George Guirguis Arrangements: Rooming options to be discussed. For more information:
Nov 14 – Nov 19 all-day
CHICAGO PROSOPON ICON WORKSHOP @ Monastery of the Holy Cross   | Chicago | Illinois | United States
6-Day Intensive Workshop Conducted by Founder of the Prosopon School of Iconology VLADISLAV ANDREJEV and Master Iconographer NIKITA ANDREJEV. For more information:  or or
Nov 17 – Nov 20 all-day
OCL 29th Annual Meeting: Utah @ Hyatt Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood Heights  | Holladay | Utah | United States
Host Parish:  St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT  84093. We have two relevant and important topics to consider. They will be presented by two distinguished Orthodox Christian theologians and devout parishioners of their parish families. FRIDAY EVENING,  November 18 following vespers: Professor Helen Theodoropoulos will present and have us consider: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1Cor 12:7):” Serving together the Body of Christ. SATURDAY MORNING, November 19: Professor Elizabeth Prodromou will consider: The Day-After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation. Metropolitan Isaiah, Archbishop Nathaniel, and Archbishop Benjamin will offer comments on these topics. We should all be energized to consider how we move forward to finalize the creation of a Unified, Self-Governing Orthodox Church in the United States. MAKE YOU HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call 801-890-4751.  OCL rate $119.00 until October 15. Read more about[...]
Orthodox Christian Laity Annual Meeting Update @ OCL Annual Meeting / St Anna Greek Orthodox Church | Sandy | Utah | United States
Hope to see you at the OCL  29th Annual Meeting! November 17-20, 2016 MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call 801-890-1280 OCL rate $119.00 until October 15. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / Cottonwood, 3090 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 We have two relevant and important topics to consider.  They will be presented by two distinguished Orthodox Christian theologians and devout parishioners of their parish families. Host Parish:  St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT  84093. FRIDAY EVENING, November 18 following Vespers:  Professor Helen Theodoropoulos will present and have us consider: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1 Cor 12:7) – Serving together the Body of Christ”. SATURDAY MORNING, November 19, Professor Elizabeth Prodromou will consider:  “The Day After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation”. Metropolitan Isaiah, Archbishop Nathaniel and Archbishop Benjamin will offer[...]
Nov 19 – Nov 22 all-day
2016 Annual Meeting: San Antonio, TX @ Varied
Join us for the 2016 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in San Antonio! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the San Antonio Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Sessions will be held in the San Antonio Convention Center, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, Hilton Palacio del Rio, Marriott Rivercenter, and the Marriott Riverwalk. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection. For more information:  
Thanksgiving Family Convention 2016: Titusville, FL @ St. Stephen's Christian Retreat & Conference Center  | Titusville | Florida | United States
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