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Upcoming Exhibitions at the Russian Icon Museum: MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
Feasts: Earthly Celebrations of Heavenly Events. Icons from the Museum Collection, Curated by intern Katia Christakis. This new exhibition showcases 30+ rare icons depicting significant feast days on the Russian Orthodox calendar commemorating the annual cycle of holy days, the veneration of saints and the Church’s twelve major feast days. The show also underscores icons role as tangible markers or symbols of noteworthy events. For more information:
Discovering St. Nicholas at the Museum of Russian Icons: MA @ Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
Curated by the St. Nicholas Center.  This exhibition tells the story of St. Nicholas. Unique artifacts and works of art — including icons — illustrate his life, his relationship to Christian tradition, and St. Nicholas-related customs around the world. This exhibit is festive, fun, and educational for all ages. It engages children through hands-on activities and special interest items throughout the display. For more information:    
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm
Fall MEOCCA Catechism Classes: MN @ St. George Greek Orthodox Church  | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Introduction to Orthodoxy: Fall MEOCCA Catechism Dates Set, Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association. ***Register Online at ***      
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) #"GivingTuesday"
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will continue its new tradition of participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement that celebrates generosity. “Giving is at the very foundation of St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s mission, so we are enthusiastic again this year about taking part in this day dedicated to philanthropy,” said seminary Chancellor/CEO the Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield. “Our professors give their hearts to teach the gospel of Christ. Our students give their time to prepare for service in the Church. Our graduates give their lives to minister to Christ’s flock.” Last year, the seminary’s highly successful #GivingTuesday campaign raised $80,000. In an expression of love and solidarity with the suffering peoples in the Middle East, St. Vladimir’s offered a tithe of $8,000 to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, to alleviate the dire conditions of people under his care. “Because we believe in giving back[...]
Institute – Eighth Annual International Conference @  Union Theological Seminary, Sophia Institute  | New York | New York | United States
Theme: “The Sacred Arts of Eastern Orthodoxy: Icon, Music, Rhetoric, Architecture and Artifacts” Registration: 8:00 am – 9:00 am On Friday, December 4th, 2015, the Eighth Annual Conference of the Sophia Institute will be held in New York City. The conference will focus on the various ways the Eastern Orthodox Church, and broader Orthodox cultures, over past centuries, and in recent times, have approached the varied media of the arts to put across its evangelical message and articulate its own ecclesial culture.
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ZOE for Life! Training Program: Ohio @  Archangel Michael Orthodox Church  | Broadview Heights | Ohio | United States
  ZOE for Life! is a pan-Orthodox Christian charity with three major goals: to help women who need confidential emotional and spiritual support during crisis pregnancies; to assist Orthodox Christians seeking to adopt children; and to provide an education for pure living and other resources. The organization needs a variety of volunteers, including medical personnel, teachers and counselors, administrative and support personnel, and experts in the fields of fundraising, information technology and social media. The Dec. 5 program will consist of a series of training sessions on topics related to the organization’s mission. Registration for the program will begin at 9:30 a.m., training at 10. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Advance registration is requested. For further information about ZOE for Life!, visit Additional CONTACTS: Paula Kappos, ZOE for Life! (440) 893-9990, (440) 724-1900 cell,  
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orthodox Advent Concert: MN @ St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
An Orthodox Advent Concert presented by the choir of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Featuring a selection of Orthodox liturgical hymns and traditional carols for the feast of our Lord’s Nativity — Christmas. For more information: 
Pan Orthodox Christmas Concert: Chicago Area @ St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States
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Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Seminary:NJ @ St. Sophia Seminary | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States
The Faculty and seminarians of our St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary are grateful for your financial support throughout the year and we hope that you join us for the inaugural “Christmas at the Seminary”. This event is open for the whole family on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.  There will be drop-in Christmas-themed activities, ornament making and cookie decorating for the entire family. Light refreshments will also be served. You will have the opportunity on that Saturday to meet the current student body and also tour the Seminary and Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel and learn about the 300+ year-old building and the repairs which took place over the past year. In the spirit of the Nativity season and the upcoming feast of Saint Nicholas, we humbly ask that you bring with you a gift for the Seminary, not for individual use but for the entire[...]
The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church of Orange County, California is sponsoring this very special event.  For details please fo to :
Three Holy Youth College Convention: FL @ St. Stephen’s Retreat Center  | Titusville | Florida | United States
Guest Speaker: Fr. Kyrillos Mourad, Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Montreal, Canada Deadline to register is December 9, 2015  
2015 WTL High School Boys' and Girls' Conventions: FL @ St. Stephen Christian Retreat & Conference Center | Titusville | Florida | United States
The Winter Break is just around the corner. What are your plans? Chatting on Facebook? Texting to see what to do? Sleeping in? Shopping ’til you drop’? Well, did you hear about the Way, Truth & Life High School Convention at the Southern Diocese’s own St. Stephen Christian Retreat & Conference Center in Titusville, Florida on December 21-24, 2015 for boys and December 26-29 for girls. Make your plans to come and enjoy good times and make great memories with our beloved bishop, His Grace Bishop Youssef, our amazing guest speakers, Fr. Samuel Hanna from Boston, Massachusetts, and Fr. Gabriel Wissa from Montreal, Canada (Girls converntion)our diocese priests and lots of incredible youth from all over the Southern Diocese. For more information:
2015 WINTER CAMP OF THE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX YOUTH IN THE AMERICAS (ROYA): MI @ Faith and Heritage Center | Allegan | Michigan | United States
  THEME: How to be “salt” and “light” of the world in the XXI century? Challenges for Youth. Special Speakers: Rev. Fr. Radu Bordeianu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Rev. Hieromonk Atanasie Popescu, Ph.D., Spiritual Advisor of ROYA Two groups: 15-18 years old, and 19-25+ years old For more information:
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day
Nativity Youth Retreat 2015: PA @ St. Sava Children's Camp   | Springboro | Pennsylvania | United States
Theme: Listening to our Youth – Discussing the Future. This conference is for youth ages 7-17.  Complete this Application Form and bring it and a check to registration on December 27th:
Dec 28 2015 – Jan 1 2016 all-day
2015 DCMA St Herman Conference: Texas
This conference is hosted by St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. This conference is intended for high school and college age youth 14 and older. For more information: Registration form:
OCF 2015 College Conference: East and West
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. Theme: Modern Martyrs: Witnesses of the Word This College Conference theme will address our calling to be martyrs for Christ by being witnesses of the Faith. As college students living in a secularized world, there are numerous opportunities for us as Orthodox Christians to be witnesses/martyrs for Christ on college campuses: in the dorm room, on social media, and in every aspect of our lives. This theme will also address the current-day persecution of Christians and provide some insights into how we can best aid our Christian brothers and sisters across the globe. Registration for College Conference East and West 2015 is now OPEN! Go to: To access the Registration Page click HERE  
The Monastery of Elijah near Nepi: A History in Paint and Stone: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA, Royce Hall Room 306  | Los Angeles | California | United States
Alison Locke Perchuk (Art, California State University Channel Islands) considers the production of individual and communal identity as a complex process operating at the intersections of exterior and interior, of physical environment and mental structures, of bodily comportment and spiritual and intellectual practices. Through research in art and architectural history, political and social history, theology, liturgy, literature, and memory and landscape studies, Professor Perchuk’s book project offers a new understanding of this process at work within a medieval European monastery. It reveals a community deeply invested in dominant political and social discourses emanating from Rome, yet also engaged in establishing its own sense of place and identity, rooted in its landscape and its sacred patrons, including the prophet Elijah. It also offers an example of how to tell history in the absence of texts, and indicates how seemingly peripheral monuments can offer ways through scholarly impasses concerning objects and events deemed[...]
25th Richard & Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture: A Literary History of the Book of Hours: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Royce Hall 314  | Los Angeles | California | United States
The book of hours is one of the most familiar of medieval manuscript genres, and yet it has not played a large part in most histories of medieval reading. In this talk, Jessica Brantley (Associate Professor of English, Yale University) will explore the importance of the book of hours for English literary history. These wildly popular prayerbooks played a central role in many of the dramas of late-medieval literary culture: the rise of private reading, the development of lay literate piety, the emergence of female readers, and the growing influence of the vernacular as the language of literate practice of all kinds. The book of hours often shaped medieval readers’ fundamental understanding of how a person should engage with a book, with enormous consequences for our sense of how medieval literary culture worked. The hours’ multiple languages and systems of images made a rich hybridity of representation central to the[...]