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September 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – December 2, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY For more information: http://www.meocca.org/event_info/cooperative_catechism9.htm
September 15, 2014 – November 2, 2014 all-day
University of Washinton Exhibit @ The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State
“Expanding the Greek Legacy, A Historical Odyssey” University of Washinton Exhibit Hello and welcome to the Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State, an online museum. Since 2009, the Museum has concentrated on interviewing Greeks in Washington State, capturing their life stories from which online visual history exhibits containing narrative, photographs, and video segments are created. To view the exhibits select one of the categories on the left,, choose a location on the Greece or Washington State maps below or use the SEARCH field at the top of the page. For more informtion:  http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/hours/suzzallo
October 20, 2014 – October 27, 2014 all-day
"Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage”: WA
Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage with Fr. Seraphim!  Plan Now. Fr Seraphim Majmudar, pastor of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, Washington, will be leading this pilgrimage.   frseraphimm@gmail.com Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage pdf
October 23, 2014 – October 26, 2014 all-day
2014 Weekend, "A Tribute of Love": Coral Gables, FL @ St. George Antiochian Cathedral | Coral Gables | Florida | United States
We joyfully write, with the blessing of Sayidna JOSEPH, to inform you all of the final schedule for the October 23-26, 2014 Weekend – “A Tribute of Love.”   – An official revised Press Release is below, which has been approved by Sayidna JOSEPH.  This Press Release includes the schedule, hotel information, and the purpose of the weekend – to offer “A Tribute of Love.”  Formal invitation to follow. – The October weekend promises to be an unforgettable weekend – historic, notable, and momentous. The highlights include: “The Love Ball” Welcoming and Honoring Our Father and Metropolitan JOSEPH Honoring His Grace Bishop ANTOUN (“Love Ball”) Offering “A Tribute of Love” to Our Beloved Father and Metropolitan PHILIP of Thrice-Blessed Memory (“Love Ball”) Honoring the Board of Trustees at the “Stewards Luncheon” on Sunday after Liturgy Blessing and Ribbon-Cutting of newly-renovated Cathedral Hall on Saturday evening For more information: http://www.stgmiami.org/
October 23, 2014 – October 26, 2014 all-day
Hierarchs and Board of Trustees Fall Meeting: Miami,FL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | Coral Gables | Florida | United States
With the blessings of Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and The Right Rev. Bishop Antoun, Diocese of Miami and the Southeast, The Rev. Fouad Saba and St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Coral Gables, FL are hosting the Hierarchs and Board of Trustees meetings.  The historic meetings will be the first ones in which Metropolitan Joseph presides for both the Board of Trustees fall meetings, as well as the gathering of the bishops. On Saturday evening, a banquet will be held honoring the newly selected Metropolitan, and offering tribute to His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Blessed Memory. A Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy will be followed by “The Stewards Luncheon,” with the Board of Trustees as guests of honor. Download the press release, which includes the schedule, hotel information, and a description of the weekend. For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/miami
October 24, 2014 – October 26, 2014 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Young Professionals Conference: Austin, TX
A note to our young adults from Fr. David Barr of St. Elias Church in Austin, Texas. Father David writes: Howdy, y’all! We are thrilled to be hosting Austin’s first pan-Orthodox Young Professionals Conference. Join us on October 24th-26th, 2014, deep in the heart of Texas, for an incredible weekend, packed full of spiritual and social activities. Get to know and spend time with fellow Orthodox Christians as we learn what it means to live authentically. Explore the concepts of ‘Real Life, True Faith’ with Dr. George Stavros during the keynote address, as well as during breakout sessions led by both esteemed clergy and theologians. Later on, perhaps you’d like to check out the vintage shops on South Congress, or maybe you’d rather try your luck at paddling on Town Lake. One thing’s for sure — you can’t leave Austin without some authentic BBQ! We’ll reflect, learn, and worship together,[...]
Orthodox Institute 2014: "Theosis: Your Life With God": Antiochian Villiage, PA @ Antiochian Village  | Ligonier | Pennsylvania | United States
2014 Orthodox Institute for Continuing Education in the Faith Theosis: Your Life With God A Weekend of Spiritual Renewal Since last year our Orthodox Institute topic was the Church, with “Blessed is the Kingdom,” as the theme, it seemed fitting to then address the spirituality and “renewing” of the persons who make up this Kingdom. We welcome you to join us as our presenters help us explore the meaning of Theosis. Through discussion of such topics as the Jesus Prayer and fasting, we will strive to acquire the proper tools to achieve our greatest potential as Christians: Communion with God. This year’s Orthodox Institute will explore the “personal dimension” of the Kingdom through educational sessions on the history and implications of the theology of theosis on the Jesus prayer. It will feature Fr. Anthony Coniaris, author of several publications and founder of Light and Life Publishers, and Dr. Kyriacos Markides,[...]
October 31, 2014 – November 2, 2014 all-day
Dr. Harry Boosalis, Professor of Dogmatics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary has been asked to direct the core courses at this year’s Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village in Ligionier, PA. Theme: ” Theosis: Your Life With God.”   Dr. Boosalis will be speaking on the topics of – Freedom in Christ, Spiritual Warfare and Suffering, as well as Love and Prayer. This year’s keynote speakers are Fr. Anthony Coniaris and Dr. Kyriakos Markides. Our own Fr. David Hester (Faculty) and Fr. John Oliver (STOTS 2004) are among the other speakers. Consider participating in this year’s Institute at the Village. For more information visit: www.antiochian.org/oi2014 http://stots.edu/news_140904_3.html Contact the Seminary: Post Office Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459.  
Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery Work Day: MI
FALL WORK DAY is tentatively scheduled for November 1-st, 2014. http://www.dormitionmonastery.org/?p=68
Rev Fr Steven J. Vlahos: 50th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration @ Adelphia Restaurant -  Panathenian Grand Ballroom | Deptford Township | New Jersey | United States
  Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in North Wildwood, New Jersey, honors the fifty years ordination anniversary to the priesthood of Father Steven J. Vlahos.  Join the Metropolis of New Jersey and parish community of St Demetrios in this celebration of the worthy servant of God, Father Steven on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the afternoon at the Adelphia Restaurant  (Panathenian Grand Ballroom), 1750 Clements-Bridge Road, Deptford, New Jersey.  Call Bessie Giouros at 609-465-6605 for tickets and more information.
Call for Papers: The Sophia Institute Sixth Annual Conference
The Sophia Institute will be holding its sixth annual conference, focusing on the tremendous need for healing in the contemporary world, which “has never been more in need of a healthy facility of mutual forgiveness.” The conference will highlight and discuss the spiritual resources that the Orthodox Church has to offer to a broken and violent world. Papers are being accepted from August 2014  for this conference and should “address the conference theme from historical, patristic, theological, ethical, ethnographic, philosophical, cultural or literary angles.” Titles and abstracts for the papers may be submitted to the Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin before November 10th, 2014. For more info,see the official call for papers. The Sophia Institute Sixth Annual Conference: Healing, Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives will be held on December 5, 2014, in New York. For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/announcements/
November 10, 2014 – November 13, 2014 all-day
For more information:  http://sanfran.goarch.org/calendar/event/724/
Ukranian Orthodox Church of America, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople
Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA, His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will lead Sacred Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople on November 10-22, 2014, the Consistory office announced today. The 13-day visit to the most significant sites of the New Testament is being coordinated by Bishop Daniel and clergy of the UOC of the USA. For further information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Pilgrimage_to_Holy_Land.pdf
November 14, 2014 – November 16, 2014 all-day
The 2014 Southern Region GOYA Fall Retreat will be held  at Pine Cove Outback Retreat Center in Columbus, Texas. GOYAns, ages 11-18, are invited to retreat away from every day challenges for a weekend of growth and fellowship. In addition to completing the online registration form, adult advisors must download, complete, and return to the Metropolis Office the following: Advisor Application Form Code of Conduct Youth Protection Manual Metropolis of Denver Supplement (not to be returned) Online registration will open September 1, 2014 and will close on November 1, 2014. For more information: http://youth.denver.goarch.org/events/2014-events/2014-southern-region-fall-retreat
November 22, 2014 – November 25, 2014 all-day
American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA @  San Diego Convention Center  | San Diego | California | United States
Join us for the 2014 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in San Diego! More than 1,000 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Most sessions will take place at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Conference hotels are located within easy walking distance of the Convention Center. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection. The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology. Twitter hashtag: #AARSBL For more information: https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/general-information
Women & Diaconal Ministry in the Orthodox Church: Past, Present & Future @ Union Theological Seminary | New York | New York | United States
Source: St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess will host its first conference titled Women & Diaconal Ministry in the Orthodox Church: Past, Present & Future on Saturday, December 6, 2014  from 9 am to 5 pm at Union Theological Seminary  in Manhattan. The conference will provide presentations and discussions on why an ordained ministry is necessary; how a deaconess would/could serve today; and what short-term and long-term steps could be taken for restoration of the female diaconate. Speakers from various areas of social outreach will discuss diaconal work in the present such as pastoral care, ministry of the Word, and chaplaincy. A session will also will support the restoration of the female diaconate with an overview of the comprehensive research that has already conducted on it history, theological apologetics, and recent attempts at restoration of the female diaconate in Greece and[...]
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. Abstracts and proposals for the seventeenth conference are being accepted from August 2014, with a submission deadline of December 31st, 2014. For more information on the conference and submitting proposals, see here. Apply Now http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/announcements/