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 For more information: http://www.uocc.ca/en-ca/news/events/Cantoring%20Skills%20Workshop%20Poster%20St%20Demetrius.pdf
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author Presentation: Boca Raton, FL @ Saint Mark Greek Orthodox Church | Boca Raton | Florida | United States
Nicholas Gage, distinguished Greek journalist and author will be presenting  “A Writer’s Odyssey.” Join us for the presentation, book signing, refreshments, and a wonderful evening in the Fellowship Hall. For more information: http://www.saintmarkboca.net/index.php  
Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
The exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which will be on display. The dates of the icons and objects range from the 16th century to the present. Ethiopian iconography is closely related to the simplified Coptic version of Late Antique and Byzantine Christian art. It is typified by stylized, graphically bold figures with large, almond-shaped, eyes. Colors are usually bright and vivid. The majority of paintings are religious in nature, often decorating church walls and bibles. From the 16th century, Roman Catholic church art and European art[...]
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pan-Orthodox Vespers Service: Parma, OH @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church  | Parma | Ohio | United States
Sunday of Orthodoxy. All are invited.  Homily by His Grace, Bishop PAUL, Bishop of Chicago and the Diocese of the Midwest (OCA).  Fellowship and refreshments in the Church Hall will follow the Service. Sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy. For more information: http://orthodoxcleveland.us/
The Sunday of Orthodoxy Deanery Vespers will be hosted by St. John the Baptist Russian Orthdox Church. His Grace, Bishop Michael has also invited His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese to be the homilist. Invitation has also been extended to clergy and faithful of various jurisdictions. The responses will be sung by a Pan-Orthodox choir. We are looking forward to sharing this day, the first Sunday of the Great Lent, as brothers and sisters in Christ. Lenten refreshments will be served following the Vespers. For more information: http://nynjoca.org/  or http://stjohnspassaic.org/images/imguploader/files/2015_02_08.pdf
Guest Speaker, Sunday of Orthodoxy: Minneapolis, MN @ St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
The V. Rev. John Kowalczyk, Director of Field Education, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary has been invited by the Pan-Orthodox Clergy Association of the Greater Twin Cities to provide the homily for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers service at  in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_150210_9.html
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pan Orthodox Vespers: South Florida @ St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church  | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States
Please join us for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers service organized by the South Florida Clergy Brotherhood and Pan-Orthodox Laity Committee.  Finger foods, refreshments, and fellowship will follow in the church hall. For more informaiton: http://www.saintmarkboca.net/index.php      
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Lenten Vespers Schedule @ Varied
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor a series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent: § March 1, Sunday of Orthodoxy, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman Road, Livonia § March 8, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at St. Stevan Decanski Serbian Orthodox Church, 14235 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren § March 15, Sunday of the Holy Cross, at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 29159 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills § March 22, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Road, Westland § March 29, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at the Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Road, Warren All services will begin at 6 p.m. They will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit[...]
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers: Livonia, MI @ Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of  St. Mary  | Livonia | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will hold the first in its series of Vespers services on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The service will be conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit. The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit will sing the responses during the service. The homilist will be the Very Rev. Dr. Michael Oleska, retired pastor of St. Alexis Mission, Anchorage, Alaska, professor and author. Members of the public are invited to attend the services. For more information:  http://www.coccdetroit.com.
Ninth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament: Birmingham, United Kingdom @  University of Birmingham, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and the Selly Oak Campus of the University | Birmingham | United Kingdom
In conjunction with the European Research Council COMPAUL project, the Ninth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament will focus on biblical commentaries from the second to the twelfth century with invited contributions from: Professor Ronald E. Heine – Origen’s Gospel Commentaries; Professor Gilles Dorival – Biblical Catena manuscripts; Dr Lukas Dorfbauer – The Regula Evangeliorum Quattuor of Fortunatianus of Aquileia; Professor Alexander Andrée – The Glossa Ordinaria; Dr William Lamb – Catenae and the Art of Memory For more information: http://oxfordpatristics.blogspot.com/  or  http://www.oxfordpatristics.com.
For more information:   http://www.antiochian.org/AntiochianVillage
2015 SBL/AAR Annual Meeting (November 21-24 in Atlanta, GA – Contextualizing North African Christianity program The Contextualizing North African Christianity program unit invites paper proposals for the 2015 SBL/AAR Annual Meeting (November 21-24 in Atlanta, GA) for the following two sessions devoted to the North African bishop and martyr, Cyprian of Carthage: 1) Contextualizing the Life of Cyprian. We seek paper proposals that help to situate Cyprian’s life and work within the social and cultural contexts of Roman North Africa. 2) The Afterlife of Cyprian. Cyprian was an influential figure in his own day but loomed even larger after his death. We welcome proposals illustrating this enduring influence (e.g., hagiographical traditions, the pseudo-Cyprianic corpus, and as an authority in the Donatist controversy and among various authors of the fourth through seventh centuries). Deadline for Paper Proposals: March 5, 2015 For more informaiton: http://oxfordpatristics.blogspot.com/2015/02/2015-sblaar-annual-meeting-november-21.html
NY State Deanery Lenten Clergy Retreat @ Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church  | Syracuse | New York | United States
For more information: http://nynjoca.org/
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line Orthodox Scripture Study
As a result of feedback provided from both on-site and on-line participants, the next topic for our Diocesan on-line Orthodox Scripture Study will be the Book of Revelation (The Apocalypse). This weekly on-line scripture study will be led by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary and broadcast live from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. This study will draw on the patristic voice of the Fathers of the Church and will provide the participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this multi-faceted Scriptural text from the Orthodox Christian perspective. For those unable to view the class live, videos of each class will be archived for later viewing. While no formal registration is required, it is asked that those participating consider emailing Fr. Ken and introduce yourself.  The Study of The Book of Revelation  can be viewed live here[...]
Theme: “All Things Are Thy Servants: Our Dark Emotions in the Light of Christ” Speaker: Fr. John Oliver For more information: http://www.stgeorgecathedral.net/pdf/bulletin.pdf
Theme: “All Things Are Thy Servants: Our Dark Emotions in the Light of Christ” Speaker: Fr. John Oliver For more information: http://www.stgeorgecathedral.net/pdf/bulletin.pdf
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day
Lenten Retreat: Minneapolis, MN @ Saint George Greek Orthodox Church  | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Meocca – Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association invites you to a Lenten Retreat featuring guest lecturer Father George Dokos, Th.D.  Fr. George Dokos is pastor/priest of St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis (since 2014). On Friday, March 6, after the Akathistos/Salutations Service (6:00) and a Lenten meal, Father George will share examples of persons who turned their lives around, drawing from the Old Testament, New Testament and History of the Church, with a theme of “Great Returns—No One Is Beyond Saving”. Saturday, March 7, the day begins at 10:00 with coffee and fellowship.   Father George will discuss the Sacrament/Mystery of Holy Confession, its development and history going all the way back to its Old Testament roots. For full  details for this day and the next, Sunday, March 8 please go to: https://www.facebook.com/meocca.org/posts/872468936144563:0    
 Theme: “Annunciation of the Theotokos” Speaker: Fr. Alexander Rentel (Asst. Professor of Canon Law & Byzantine Studies, St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, NY) For more information: http://www.annunciation-nyc.org/home
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
Lenten Talk: Los Angeles, CA @ Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church (OCA)   | Los Angeles | California | United States
Speaker: Fr. John Behr (Dean of St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY) will speak after the Liturgy. For more information: http://hvmla.org/
SO CAL GOYA Lenten Lock-in: Northridge, CA @ St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church  | Los Angeles | California | United States
Theme: “Keep Calm & Carry On” Speakers: Fr. Haralambos Fox, Fr. Michael State & Johanna Duterte Grades: 7-12 For more information: http://www.st-nicholas.info/events/
St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Mission Choir Sings Vespers & Divine Liturgy: Cleveland, OH @ St. Andrews Orthodox Church | Maple Heights | Ohio | United States
The St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Mission Choir will join St. Andrews Orthodox Church in Sagamore Hills, OH to celebrate Vespers and the Divine Liturgy.  Following Liturgy on Sunday, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners. For more information: http://www.stots.edu/news_141110_3.html
MONKS FROM KOVILJ MONASTERY TO PERFORM WITH KRONOS QUARTET AT CARNEGIE HALL @ Carnegie Hall,  Zankel Hall | New York | New York | United States
The Kronos Quartet will perform a piece by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918. One of the most celebrated ensembles of our day, the Kronos Quartet continues to expand the range and context of the string quartet. This concert includes a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, an extraordinary multimedia production that features music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and a film by Bill Morrison. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Vrebalov’s work recounts her firsthand experiences in the war-torn Balkans of the 1990s, set against Morrison’s film that includes seldom-seen World War I footage from the Library of Congress. For more information: http://stsavanyc.org/monks-from-kovilj-monastery-to-perform-with-kronos-quartet-at-carnegie-hall-march-7-2015/
“Celebration of Books” – Liturgical Events and Lectures: Westchester, IL @ Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church  | Westchester | Illinois | United States
This year’s Celebration of Books will be held March, 8th through the 15th.  Once again we are excited and honored to have Father Maximos, monk of the Holy Monastery Simonopetra of Mount Athos, as our keynote speaker for three consecutive nights–March 8th, 9th and 10th.  The main topic of the program is “Finding God in Scripture and Creation; The Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor”. On Sunday, March 8th, Vespers will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father Maximos’ presentation, “The Search for Truth” at 8:00 p.m.  On Monday, March 9th the Great Compline Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father’s presentation, “The Book of Nature” at 8:00 p.m.  On Tuesday, March 10th, the Great Compline Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father’s presentation, “The World of Scripture” at 8:00 p.m. For more information: http://www.holyapostleschurch.com/
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yale Russian Chorus: Santa Rosa, CA @ St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church  | Santa Rosa | California | United States
For more information: http://www.saintseraphim.com/        
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm
PAN-ORTHODOX VESPERS: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX @ Varied
Please join us for Pan-Orthodox Vespers services on Sundays during Great Lent – 6 p.m. March 9 – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas March 16 – St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth March 23 – Sts. Constantine & Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church, Dallas March 30 – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth April 6 – St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral, Dallas A Lenten meal is served after Vespers. For more informaiton: http://ntom.org/news/pan-orthodox-vespers-schedule/  
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture and Discussion: New York, NY @ Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (In the Cathedral Center) | New York | New York | United States
“In the Face of Racial Hatred: Archbishop Iakovos and the Civil Rights Movement”.  Brought to you by the Department of Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Speaker: Rev. Protopresbyter Michael N. Varlamos, Ph.D. Student at Wayne State University, and pastor at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, St. Clair Shores, Michigan.  
Conference, Female Monasticism and the Arts: Strand, London @ The Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House | London | United Kingdom
Theme: “Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts Across Europe ca. 1250–1550” Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi, University of Zürich (CH) This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval and Renaissance religious women that have emerged in recent decades. Seeking to initiate a broader conversation, which is long overdue, we invite papers that examine female monastic art in terms of patronage, space, devotional practice, spiritual identity or material history, spanning all of Europe and bridging the gap between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. For more information: http://museumofrussianicons.org/research/index.php/announcements/conferences-and-symposia/sister-act-female-monasticism-and-the-arts-across-europe/    
Prosopon Iconography Workshop: Big Sur, CA @ New Camaldoli Hermitage   | Big Sur | California | United States
For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day
Women’s Lenten Retreat: Dunlop, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center   | Dunlap | California | United States
Theme: “Becoming the Women God Inspires us to be” Speaker: Maria Molett (Holy Trinity, Dallas, TX). Maria is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has done many workshops, consultations and workshops over her professional career, along with speaking at Women’s Retreats. We will also be visiting our Monastery and spending some time there. For more information: http://www.st-nicholas.info/bulletin/bulletin_2015-02-08.pdf
Theme: “Balancing our Spiritual Life with our Everyday Responsibilities” Speaker: Gerontissa Foteini (Abbess of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery, Calverton, NY) For more informationr: http://www.saintdemetriosastoria.com/cathedral/index.html