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Jul
13
Sun
2014
Summer School of Liturgical Music: Jordanville, NY
Jul 13 – Jul 26 all-day
Summer School of Liturgical Music: Jordanville, NY

The Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary was established with the blessing of the Rector of the Seminary, Metropolitan Laurus. The full course of study consists of three summer sessions, at the end of which the graduates will be certified as church choir directors and/or readers. Academic credit is given after successful completion of the third summer. A non-certification track is offered to those seeking enrichment in the area of Russian Orthodox Music, who do not intend to become church readers or choir directors. The course load, full or partial, may be agreed upon in consultation with the school administration. Instruction is given in Russian and English. While knowledge of Russian is helpful, it is not essential for study.

Jul
14
Mon
2014
2014 My Life in Christ Youth Conference
Jul 14 – Jul 20 all-day

This year’s conference will be held in Des Plaines, IL (a suburb of Chicago). This will be our third conference in Chicago, and we know it will be another great one!

Registration for the youth conference is open! Just go to our Registration Page to download the forms! Send them in by June 1 to get a discount!
We are excited to announce that

 the 2014 My Life in Christ Youth Conference will be help at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in the beautiful woods of Illinois! Click here for more information on the site.
My Life in Christ Youth Conference will be held July 14-20, 2014and the registration fee is $350 (only $325 if you sign up before June 1). Registration is coming soon! You can subscribe to our mailing list, and we’ll let you know as soon as it comes!
Have you ever wondered what it means to be an Orthodox Christian in the world? How do we fulfill Christ’s words, “Let your light shine before men”? What is our duty to those in the world who have not encountered our faith? The theme of this year’s conference, “Shine where you are: Sharing Our Orthodox Faith”, will focus on these important questions. Through lectures and discussions, we will learn about our role in the world as Orthodox Young People.

The dates for My Life in Christ will be from July 14-20, 2014. We welcome all from ages 15 to 30.

http://www.mylifeinchristyc.com/home

Camp St. Mary of Egypt: ID
Jul 14 – Jul 19 all-day
Camp St. Mary of Egypt: ID

Calling all campers! Camp St Mary of Egypt,   St. Mary of Egypt Summer Camp will open registration on February 1, 2014.

Camp will be held this year July 14-19 at Ross Point Camp in Post Falls, ID for campers ages 9-17. In order to secure a spot at camp, campers need to submit all their registration forms along with a $75 deposit as soon as possible. Our facility limits us to 110 campers and we expect to be at capacity this year–registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. (The balance of camp fees is due by April 1st for the Early Bird discount rate of $275, or June 1st for the regular rate  of $300). If you need scholarship assistance, please contact your priest as soon as possible, as the Order of St Ignatius scholarship applications must be submitted by March 1. Come join us for a beautiful and blessed week of camp!
Jul
17
Thu
2014
39th Annual Diocesan Convention: Des Plaines, IL
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day
39th Annual Diocesan Convention: Des Plaines, IL @ St. Sophia Bulgarian Orthodox Church | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States

The 39th Annual Diocesan Convention of the 
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia 

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Presiding.

Information: Location, Schedule & Lodging
Click Here to View or Download pdf

Jul
21
Mon
2014
Icon Workshop: Steamboat Springs, CO
Jul 21 – Jul 26 all-day

Icon Workshop with Deacon Matthew Garrett. If you have Orthodox artists friends in the area please let them know:

Jul
23
Wed
2014
SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE: PA
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day
SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE: PA @ Antiochian Village

Theme: Pascha
Keynote Speaker: His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY

We recently, celebrated PASCHA, the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, who is The Christ, and we look forward to celebrating it again at the Village, at our next SMI in July, when the Theme will be all about Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ. Click here for the Registration Form.  It is a fillable form; so fill it out before printing it, and sending it in.  Click here for the Schedule.  (You may have to rotate the view to see it upright.)

Also, NEW THIS YEAR, is the Adult Scholarship Form.  We will be awarding 4 scholarships, based on need, to help someone come to the SMI who may not otherwise be able to afford it.  Please download the form, and follow the instructions for consideration.

Jul
24
Thu
2014
66th Annual UOL Convention: OH
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
66th Annual UOL Convention: OH

Now is the time to get excited! The Senior and Junior U.O.L. Chapters of St. Vladimir’s Parish in Parma, Ohio would like to officially invite you to the 66th Annual UOL Convention! The convention, being held July 24-28, 2013 at the fabulous Embassy Suites in Independence, OH is located just 4 miles from the parish center and Parma’s famed Ukrainian Village. Your visit to Parma will be full of many exciting events!

Business sessions will begin Wednesday evening followed by a hospitality night to welcome you to the convention! Thursday morning will begin with Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s Cathedral followed by brunch at the Embassy Suites hotel. Business sessions in the afternoon will be followed by a trip into Cleveland. Guests will tour the brand new Cleveland Aquarium and enjoy dinner and dancing at the beautiful Windows on the River.

For more information: http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/conventionweek.html

Aug
2
Sat
2014
KOBZARSKA SICH – BANDURA CAMP, Emlenton, PA
Aug 2 – Aug 16 all-day
KOBZARSKA SICH - BANDURA CAMP, Emlenton, PA

Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus.

OLEH SOZANSKY and YURIJ PETLURA, MUSICAL DIRECTORS

Bandura Course — August 2 – 16
This two-week course focuses on over seven hours of daily group instruction in: the technique of playing bandura, bandura history, solo and ensemble playing and singing, music lectures, elementary music theory (as needed). There will be free time for sport, swimming, and relaxation. This course is designed for teenaged children (12 and older) and adults of all ages. Founded in 1979, Kobzarska Sich unites bandura players from all over to learn and share more about bandura and its unique art form. Kobzarska Sich is held at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. All Saints offers over 90 acres of pristine beauty in the Allegheny Mountains. The camp’s facilities include volleyball courts, a swimming pool, 10 cabins for participants, a Millennium Cultural Center with housing and classrooms, and an activities pavilion, tennis and basketball courts, an infirmary and nature trails.

Click here to download  registration

For more information: www.bandura.org

 

Aug
4
Mon
2014
Altar Servers Retreat: Palos Park, IL
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day

Organized by the Chicago Deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, with participation of His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA.

Age group – 10 and up

Aug
5
Tue
2014
21st Church Assembly—Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America: CA
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
21st Church Assembly—Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America: CA @ Saint Steven's Cathedral | Alhambra | California | United States

His Grace, Bishop Maxim, of the Western American Diocese and Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Catheral in Alhambra, California consider it an honor and privilege to host the 21st Church Assembly/Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. 

For this Sabor, our honoered guest and keynote speaker will be His Eminence Archbisop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America

Aug
8
Fri
2014
Conference for Catechists, Diaconal Vocations Students: Detroit
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day

A conference for catechists, Diaconal Vocations program students, and those interested in furthering their understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith will be sponsored by the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Andrew’s House here August 8-9, 2014.

His Grace, Bishop Alexander and Priest Elijah Mueller, Director, will facilitate the program.

The conference is especially designed for those who took the Late/Diaconal Vocations course before the present Diocesan program was instituted and who need to move forward with petitioning, those interested in beginning the program but live in an area where no local group has been established, those who want to participate in a diaconal practicum, and those who have taken courses within the program who desire to meet for further education and fellowship.

The conference will feature a variety of classes, a practicum, opportunities to meet with Bishop Alexander and the Vocations Director, “hands on” assistance with petition paperwork, and presentations on lay catechesis. Presentations on Orthodox spirituality round out the program.

Costs and final schedule have yet to be established. Financial assistance will be available for those who request it.

Interested individuals are asked to call or email Fr. Eliah. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Aug
11
Mon
2014
Icon Workshop: R.I.
Aug 11 – Aug 16 all-day
Icon Workshop: R.I. @ St Michael's Orthodox Church  | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States

The workshop will be an intense 6 days where the student will create an icon using acrylic/gouache techniques.


Learn basic color mixing, drawing and painting techniques.
 Be instructed in the history and theology of the icon.
 Receive personal instruction and demonstration for each stage of painting.
 Gain a deeper understanding of the mystical art of the icon and its place in the Church.

For more information: http://uocofusa.org/news_140618_1.html

Aug
17
Sun
2014
St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp Dates Announced: Oregon
Aug 17 – Aug 22 all-day

Camp, St. John's, Oregon

St John the Wonderworker Family Camp (FB)Families and singles alike, you are invited to attend Pan-Orthodox Family Camp, August 17 (Sunday afternoon) to Aug. 22 (Friday morning). We will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration on Tuesday, August 19. The location is the same as last year (Sky Camp near Eugene, OR). Stay tuned for more information.

Aug
29
Fri
2014
FAMILY FEST 2014: PA
Aug 29 @ 1:36 am – Sep 1 @ 2:36 am
FAMILY FEST 2014: PA @ All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp  | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States

Price includes lodging, all meals, use of camp facilities and participation in encampment activities.

Aug
31
Sun
2014
FREE, PUBLIC LECTURE
Aug 31 all-day
FREE, PUBLIC LECTURE  @ Metropolitan Philip Auditorium in the John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building | Yonkers | New York | United States

On August 31, the St. Vladimir’s Seminary community will mark the ecclesiastical new year by gathering for a free, public lecture offered by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff.  A scholar and translator, Dr. Theokritoff has authored a 2009 SVS Press book in the “Foundations” series, Living in God’s Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology. The talk is sponsored by the student-led St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, and will be held on campus.

Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff completed a doctoral thesis in liturgical theology at Oxford under the supervision of  The Most Rev. Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, and subsequently served for seven years as Secretary of the Anglican-Orthodox Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius in London. A translator of theological works from modern Greek, Dr. Theokritoff serves on the faculty of  The Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program in Ecumenical Studies (DLPES) at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies. Co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology and author of numerous articles.  Dr. Theokritoff has also lectured at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK.

Sep
6
Sat
2014
Register now for September Conference Cruise to Alaska
Sep 6 – Sep 13 all-day
Register now for September Conference Cruise to Alaska

With the blessing and presence of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West and the support of Bishop-elect David (Mahaffey) of the historic diocese of Alaska, a cruise and conference at sea will be held September 6-13, 2014.

In addition to exploring Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, and other sites on the Holland America Westerdam, conference participants will attend a wide variety of daily lectures, services and workshops offered by Archpriest Michael Oleksa, a recognized authority on Alaskan history and spirituality, and Priest Laurent Cleenewerck, Rector of Saint Innocent Church, Eureka, CA, who is also an academic and author.

Detailed information, including rates and agenda, may be found atwww.orthodoxcruises.com.

Only 100 “seats” are available for this event, and registrations are accepted now on a first-come, first-serve basis.

http://oca.org/news/oca-news/register-now-for-september-conference-cruise-to-alaska

Oct
30
Thu
2014
ORTHODOX INSTITUTE 2014: Theosis – Your Life with God
Oct 30 – Nov 2 all-day