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Heaven & Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collection: Chicago, IL @ Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections presents 63 superb artworks from the early Christian and Byzantine eras in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.  Originally exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition represents major artistic holdings from Greece—many of which have never been exhibited outside that country—consisting of shimmering mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, luxury glass, silver, personal adornments, liturgical textiles, and painted icons. The Art Institute’s display offers a selection of exceptional works from the original exhibition, including the debut of the 14th-century Icon of Saint Prokopios. The exhibit will display until Feb 15, 2015. For more information: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/heaven-and-earth-art-byzantium-greek-collections
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Icon Exhibit of George Kordis: NJ @ Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College | Absecon | New Jersey | United States
Anchored in Byzantine tradition, Kordis’ work challenges conventional ways of looking at Byzantine icon painting. Radiant images, both traditional and modern at the same time, establish corporeal connections between the image and the beholder. For more information: http://www.noyesmuseum.org/exhibitions.html
Registration - Online Orthodox Studies sponsored by St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary | Yonkers | New York | United States
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be offering four public courses, comprising an online and a residential component. Offerings include three pastoral theology courses and one liturgical music course, taught by experts in their fields. Instructors: “The Therapeutic Encounter,” by Dr. Daniel Hinshaw; “The Parish and Prison Ministry,” by Fr. Nicholas Solak and Fr. Stephen Powley; “Stewardship in American Orthodoxy,” by Fr. Robert Holet; and “The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt,” with Dr. Peter Bouteneff. Students who are already enrolled at the seminary may begin the registration process by contacting Dr. John Barnet:jbarnet@svots.edu. Students not currently enrolled currently should begin registration by first contacting Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, director of Admissions:jmatusiak@svots.edu. Deadline for registration is November 6. To view course details and to download a registration form, click here. The cost of each 1-credit course is $438.00 plus a registration fee of $35.00; the cost of each course for auditors[...]
The 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies: Call for Papers
The 17th 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 now being accepted, with a submission deadline of December 31st, 2014.   For more information on the conference and submitting proposals, see here. The Conference will be held in August 10-14, 2015, at Oxford, England. For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/announcements/
Eikon: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World Exhibit: Australia @ Art Gallery of Ballart | Ballarat | Victoria | Australia
The rich tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality and imagery will be celebrated with the special exhibition EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World. EIKON brings eighty high quality works, including some really sumptuous examples of Orthodox art. Most of the icons in the show originate from Greece and Russia, with examples as well from Cyprus, Syria and Palestine, and range in time from the twelfth to the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Viewing the exhibition will be a special event, with dramatic lighting and a soundscape incorporating traditional chanting, bells and other sounds of an Orthodox service, recreating the original setting of the works. For more information:http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/eikon-icons-of-the-orthodox-christian-world.aspx
Byzantine Holiday Pop Up Concerts: New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York | New York | United States
On select Fridays in December, enhance your visit to the Met with a stop in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, where you can experience a pop-up concert featuring hauntingly beautiful hymns and carols from the Byzantine Empire. Performing antiphonally, the musicians masterfully alternate parts in multiple languages, including Greek, Arabic, Armenian, and Russian. Fridays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm. For more information: http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/byzantine-holiday-pop-up-concerts?eid=A001_{CF049A87-8E4E-45F4-8A74-5EBF667EC04E}_20140501171420
St. Nicholas Feast Day Celebration: Ft. Myers, FL @ St. Nicholas Orthodox Monastery | North Fort Myers | Florida | United States
For more information: http://www.saintnicholasmonastery.org/
2014 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Znamianka Orphanage
With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce the date for the winter missionary trip to Znamianka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church. His Grace Bishop Daniel will lead this trip as a spiritual father with the aim of sharing in the Love of Christ, through the prayerful celebration of ministry of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas and to provide time and aid to the orphanage adopted by our Holy Church. The faithful participants are given an opportunity to deepen and live their faith through love, experience and action. The children of Znamianka orphanage are truly the brethren of which Christ speaks in Matthew chapter 25 verse 40, the least, the most in need. It is a multi-building facility. The team will stay on-site at[...]
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 For more information: http://www.saintstevens.org/2014%20Archive/Christmas%20Concert/Nativity%20Concert%202014.pdf
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Theme: “On the Divine Liturgy” For more information:  http://www.groca.org/wp-content/uploads/SeptOct2014-Final-LoRes.pdf
2014 St. Herman’s Youth Conference: Loveland, OH @ St. George Russian Orthodox Church | Loveland | Ohio | United States
Theme: “What does the Liturgy do & Why” & “Meeting God” Speakers: Fr. Michael Carney & Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) This conference is for high school and college age students, ages 14 and up. For more information: http://www.stgeorgeroc.org/stherman   or  https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Dates Announced for the Enthronement of Archimandrite Paul [Gassios] as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest: Chicago, IL
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the closing day of the Holy Synod of Bishops’ fall session, it was announced that the consecration and enthronement of Archimandrite Paul [Gassios] as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 26 and 27, in Chicago.  Details are not yet furnished and will be announced  when finalized. For more information: http://domoca.org/news_141024_1.html
Winter Youth Retreat 2014: Third Lake, IL @ New Gracanica Monastery | Lake Villa | Illinois | United States
Theme: ” Serving in the World as an Orthodox Christian” Age:  High School; College age as helpers http://www.serbiancathedral.org/
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Conference Venues, December 2014
2014/2015 OCF College Conference Theme: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness, into His own marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 Each year during Christmas Break, OCF’s College Conferences host hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, prayer, and exposure to reputable Orthodox speakers. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COLLEGE CONFERENCE EAST & WEST 2014!2014 College Conference Scholarship ApplicationClick here for more information about COLLEGE CONFERENCE EAST 2014 Click here for more information about COLLEGE CONFERENCE WEST 2014 For more information: http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/
Iconographer: Colette M. Kalvesmaki Every 1st and last Sat, from 2-5 we will be having an open class for those who love to paint Icons. This class is intended for those who already understand the process of Traditional Icon painting but may have a question here or there or may just enjoy the company of others while working. For more information: http://www.byzarts.com(http://www.byzarts.com/open-saturdays-icon-painting/
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/
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee with Sr. Vassa: Wayne, WV @ Christ the Savior Orthodox Church  | Wayne | West Virginia | United States
Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
2015 Festivals to Commemorate Anniversary of St. Raphael's Repose
The 2015 Oratorical Conference theme for the Antiochian Archdiocese has been announced as the “100th Anniversary of the Falling Asleep of Saint Raphael.” Bishop Raphael (Hawaweeny), much beloved by the American Syrian community he served during the early years of Orthodoxy on the North American continent, reposed in 1915 and was canonized in 2000 as St. Raphael of Brooklyn. This year’s Creative Arts, Bible Bowl, and Oratorical Festivals held across the U.S. and Canada will feature his life and legacy. For more information:  http://www.antiochian.org/2015-festivals-commemorate-anniversary-st-raphaels-repose
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Coffee with Sr. Vassa: Ann Arbor, MI @ St. Vladimir Orthodox Church  | Dexter | Michigan | United States
Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffee with Sr. Vassa: Goshen, IN @ Holy Virgin Protection Orthodox Church  | Goshen | Indiana | United States
Speaker: Sr. Vassa Larin (ROCOR nun & liturgiologist at the University of Vienna, Austria) For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeWithSisterVassa
Preparing for the Journey of Marriage in the Orthodox Church: Miami, FL @ St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church | Miami | Florida | United States
For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Jan-3-2015-MIA-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information1.pdf
Cappella Romana - ECHOES OF THE RENAISSANCE: Seattle, WA and Portland, OR @ Varied
Cappella Romana is pleased to present the program “Echoes of the Renaissance” as part of its 2014-2015 Northwest Series Season. Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season. Preceding the music of Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement. For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/classical-music-concerts/echoes-of-the-renaissance/
Volunteer Opportunities at the BEACON: Houston, TX @ Beacon Day Center | Houston | Texas | United States
The Beacon is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  More than 85% of Beacon services are operated by volunteers. The Beacon serves approximately 600 clients daily and, some days, surpasses 750 clients. One of the most important services provided by The Beacon is case management. Our goal is to do more than simply feed people and put them back on the street. The Beacon is helping clients identify, locate, and access services that can help them address the root causes of their homelessness and begin the journey towards moving off of the streets and becoming self-sufficient. Case management guides clients through a complex system, providing tools that ultimately lead to increased stability. For more information: http://www.beaconhomeless.org/
FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) – Meal at the Park, Annaheim, CA @ Maxwell Park in Annaheim, CA
We need people each week to come serve meals.  Please join Orthodox Christians from around Southern California as we serve those most in need in our community. The Center is providing the meal. Saturdays at the Park. For more information: http://oc.focusna.org/
You are invited to join us for a Christmas Caroling Concert.  Prepare three of your favorite Christmas Carols. For more information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf
Online Orthodox Studies- St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary
  St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be offering four public courses, comprising an online and a residential component. Offerings include three pastoral theology courses and one liturgical music course, taught by experts in their fields. Instructors: “The Therapeutic Encounter,” by Dr. Daniel Hinshaw; “The Parish and Prison Ministry,” by Fr. Nicholas Solak and Fr. Stephen Powley; “Stewardship in American Orthodoxy,” by Fr. Robert Holet; and “The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt,” with Dr. Peter Bouteneff. For more information: https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-offers-four-hybrid-online-public-courses-january
Jan 14 – Jan 19 all-day
Iconography Workshop: Salem, SC @ Diakonia Retreat Center  | Salem | South Carolina | United States
5 1/2 day Workshop & Retreat on Byzantine Iconography, located by the lake at the beautiful Diakonia Retreat Center in South Carolina. Combining the natural mountain setting and daily prayer and attentive instruction you will learn to write an icon according to the ancient techniques.  The class is for beginners and intermediates but advance students are welcome to come and work at their own pace and under the guidance of Fr. Anthony (with prior approval). Iconographer: Fr. Anthony Salzman For more information: http://www.imageandlikeness.com/lectures-and-workshops/
Jan 15 – Jan 17 all-day
5th Annual Eighth Day Symposium @ t. George Orthodox Cathedral | Wichita | Kansas | United States
Theme: “Whatever Happened to Wonder? The Recovery of Mystery in a Secular Age” FEATURING James K. A. Smith, Rod Dreher, Bishop James Conley, Martin Cothran, Alan Kreider, James Kushiner, Fr. Paul O’Callaghan, Brian Phillips, James S. Taylor Register by December 31 and save 20% Become an Eighth Day Member and save 50%! *organized by eighth day institute and hosted by st george orthodox christian cathedral Thursday evening reception at Eighth Day Books Friday evening banquet for Feast of St Athanasius the Great For more information: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.com/Eighth_Day_Institute/15_Mystery.html