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Institute of Sacred Music - Choral Auditions, Yale University @  Leigh Hall (LGH)  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Audition Information Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all listed ensembles; Must perform a short solo song or aria (Please bring three (3) copies of your music; an accompanist will be provided). Must demonstrate good sight-reading ability. YALE CAMERATA – 60+ voice mixed choir open to experienced singers from Yale (students, faculty, staff) and the greater New Haven community. Marguerite L. Brooks is the conductor. YALE SCHOLA CANTORUM – chamber choir open to all Yale students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus –  open to all Yale students to sing for pay or course credit; conducted by Yale graduate students For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/ism-choral-auditions  
Joint Retreat for Alumni and Seminarians: St. Tikon's @ St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary | Pennsylvania | United States
The Alumni Association of St. Tikhon’s Seminary is holding a 24-hour retreat on September 1-2. All alumni are welcome to attend at no cost, and there will be an opportunity for those who live far away to register for an online broadcast of the seminars and annual meeting. Featured speakers include: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick (STOTS ’07) and Archimandrite Sergius [Bowyer] (STOTS ’05).  Participants in the full retreat will earn five continuing education credits. For more information:  http://www.stots.edu/news_160804_1.html    
2016 National ACRY Convention: Potomac, MD @  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States
The Potomac A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 is proud to be the hosts for the upcoming National A.C.R.Y. Convention, which will take place Labor Day weekend, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located in Bethesda, MD. The hotel is conveniently located on the Red Line of the DC Metro Area Subway System. The entrance to the subway (Metro) is literally at the corner of the hotel parking lot! Refer to the website http://www.acrod.org/news/7283/2016-acry-convention for detailed information.
20TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN DAYS and ASSEMBLY: Jackson, CA @ St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Jackson | California | United States
For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/en/events/diocesan-days
First Annual Labor Day Young Singers’ Conference: Jordanville, NY @ Holy Trinity Monastery | Mohawk | New York | United States
The Labor Day Conference will be held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.,  under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, Katya Lukianova, Dr. Irina Riazanova, Fr. Ephraim Willmarth. Limited scholarships for full tuition costs are available. Airfare and travel expenses to NY excluded. Tuition fees cover: Course material and instruction, double-occupancy lodging, meals, weekend transportation, and excursions. The Conferences are available to various ages and musical abilities. There will be an on-site manager at all times throughout the weekend. Please contact Sanya Lukianov with any questions or concerns sanya@patraminstitute.org.       For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/YS-Conf_PDF.pdf
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 11:30 am
YES Oklahoma City
This is a  wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Oklahoma City, OK. WHO? Junior High, High School Students, and College Students WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday, September 9th.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, September 11th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!    
Sep 11 – Sep 17 all-day
Hexaemeron Icon Carving Workshop @ Diakonia Center Metropolis of Atlanta | Salem | South Carolina | United States
 SIX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 10 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. From the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone. Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or sharpening tools. Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge. For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available. Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class. For[...]
Iconographer: Fr.Igumen Mefodii, Instructor for the Prosopon School of Iconology, Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor, 434-589-8530, sketestmaximos@gmail.com For more information: http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyworkshop.html
Forum on Religion and Literature: Yale University @ Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 319  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|Event description: “American Solitude and Contemporary Literature”.  Presented by Amy Hungerford, followed by moderated discussion. For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day
The IMPACT Conference is a 4 day, 3 night conference hosted by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef. Christians from inside and outside the Coptic Orthodox Church from across the country and all jurisdictions are invited to join together in fellowship and fun. The conference committee starts planning a year in advance to provide an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth, camaraderie, lasting memories and more. Who: All young professionals 28 years old and above who have been living in the western culture. When: September 15-18, 2016 For more information:  http://copticimpact.org/conference/ http://copticimpact.org/conference/
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 11:30 am
Stewardship Coordinators Retreat: PA @ Camp Nazareth | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States
  It is with great pleasure that His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the members of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission announces that the first ACROD stewardship coordinator retreat.   The theme of the retreat is “Parish Application of Stewardship.”  For more information: http://acrod.org/news/7283/stewardship-retreat
Literature & Spirituality: Yale University @ Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ), Marquand Chapel  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003).[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yale Schola Cantorum Choral Evensong @ Christ Church New Haven | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Event description: David Hill, conductor.  Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Lobo For more information:  http://ism.yale.edu/
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 jam401@columbia.edu STRICTLY BEFORE OCTOBER 31,2016 the closure date. For more information:  orthodoxdeaconess.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/AAAMysticalTheolConfFlyer16.pdf
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: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf    or https://www.ukrhec.org/family-history-group
Cruise site: http://www.orthodoxcruises.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cruise-flyer-2017.pdf