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Feb
8
Wed
2017
Two Imperial Icons Exhibit: Clinton, MA
Feb 8 – May 14 all-day
Two Imperial Icons Exhibit: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

These two important Imperial Presentation icons by Faberge and Kurliukov, were created as gifts for the 1908 wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Younger (1890-1958) to Prince Willem of Sweden, Duke of Sodermanland.

The “Feodorovskaya Mother of God” by Faberge, was a gift from the St. Petersburg Nobility Assembly, and an icon of the “Image Made Without Hands” by Kurliukov in the pan-Slavic style, was a gift from the Moscow Merchants’ Association.

These two icons represent the differences in style and political intentions of the two groups of donors. Gifts to Russian Grand Duchesses were known for their extravagance.

For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/

Feb
15
Wed
2017
Explore the Ancient Faith Classes: Beaverton, OR
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 8:30 pm
Explore  the Ancient Faith Classes: Beaverton, OR @ St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church 503 | Beaverton | Oregon | United States

Come join us for Basics of Orthodox Christianity/ Explore the Ancient Faith series of classes.  For a schedule of classes go to: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Basics-of-Orthodoxy.pdf

Mar
1
Wed
2017
16th Annual Lenten Lecture Series: St. Paul, MN
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:45 pm
The evenings will begin at 6:00PM with a Lenten Service.  At 7:30 a Lenten Community Meal will be provided by individuals, family, ministry, committee, or any group encouraged to do so.  The Lectures will be given at

8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies  and FRIDAYS’  THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.

Speakers will vary for the lecture series.
Mar
11
Sat
2017
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS: Clinton, MA
Mar 11 – May 21 all-day
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS

Exhibit Runs: March 11 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception & Symposium:  March 18, 2:00-6:00PM

This exhibit will explore Mary’s life as portrayed in icons; how her relationship with her Son has defined her; and how the Russian people have viewed her complex role in salvation.

For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Lecture Events Series 2017: Greece
Mar 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Lecture Events Series 2017: Greece @ Varied | Greece

The 2017 Events Series will be devoted to “Societies in crisis: economy, politics, culture.” This year’s cycle will include 7 lectures that will begin on December 14, 2016 and continue through June 2017. Four lectures will take place in Nafplio, one in Argos, one in Ligourio and one in Thessaloniki.

These lectures will feature historical examples of economic, political or cultural crisis in societies established in the wider Greek world from antiquity to the present day. The timelessness of the topic and its various manifestations indicate that the “crisis” is a recurring, and yet ever-changing phenomenon of societies. Distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad will analyze aspects of this phenomenon, with the assistance of their respondents, and will help us thus understand its causes and historical perspectives.

For more information: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6545?menuId=274

Lecture, and Exhibit of Reunited: “Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece”: Portland, OR
Mar 28 – Jul 9 all-day
Lecture, and Exhibit of Reunited: “Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece”:  Portland, OR @ Portland Museum of Art    | Portland | Maine | United States

A Joyous Lent to All! “Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” Opened at the Portland Art Museum. “Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active 1359–1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood.

On April 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.

This month, Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art; Samantha Springer, Conservator; and Jeanie Noto, Kress Interpretive Fellow will discuss Francescuccio Ghissi’s reunited St. John Altarpiece. The St. John Altarpiece features one panel from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, Resurrection of Drusiana, in its original altarpiece with panels from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information: http://portlandartmuseum.org/event/midday-art-break-4-12-2017/

 

Apr
21
Fri
2017
The Black Sea Networks Initiative, Schedule of Events
Apr 21 – Sep 1 all-day

A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.

An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.

A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.

A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.

Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html

Apr
28
Fri
2017
FOCA 2017 National Basketball Tournament: Weirton, V
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

Hosted by the Weirton Orthodox Christian Fellowship, FOCA Chapter #58. The Tournament will be a Tristate affair. Almost Heaven West Virginia is where you will find your accommodations at the Holiday Inn, Weirton; and the Divine Services will be held at St. Nicholas Church in Weirton, West Virginia. The games will be played across the Ohio River at Steubenville Big Red High School. Finally, the banquet and dance will be held across the border at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Pennsylvania.

For more information: http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/basketball.html

We are the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, an official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and our mission is to proclaim, share and reveal our Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example.

YES Chicago!
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
YES Chicago! @ All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Chicago | Illinois | United States

A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Chicago, IL.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at:  All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, April 30th.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

YES: Boston, MA
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
YES: Boston, MA @ St. Mary Orthodox Church | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Boston, MA.

WHO?        13 years old – College Students

WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights.The service learning weekend will come to a close at 2pm on Sunday, April 30th.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

 

May
1
Mon
2017
Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred: New York City
May 1 – May 4 all-day

This is an International conference presented by the Sacred Arts Initiative and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University.

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University is pleased to host the academic sessions of this international and interdisciplinary conference, bringing together scholars from diverse fields (music, theology, sacred acoustics/sound studies, architecture, religious studies, philosophy, et al.), as well as artists experienced in the performance and recording of Pärt’s music, to create a unique forum for the exchange of ideas, research, practices and creativity on the topics of sound and the sacred.

For more information: https://www.fordham.edu/info/26329/2016-17_events

May
3
Wed
2017
CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture: Los Angeles, CA
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

How do human beings think about, talk about and prepare for contingency? How do we think about futurity – events to come, good or ill? In this talk, CMRS (UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Karla Mallette (Department of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Michigan) looks to the Muslim-Christian borderlands of the medieval Mediterranean in search of the emergence of the modern concept of risk.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Italian. For more information: cmrs.ucla.edu

 

May
5
Fri
2017
2017 Pani’s Retreat: PA
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 12:30 pm
YES: Anchorage, AK
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm
YES: Anchorage, AK @ t. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral  | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Anchorage, AK.

WHO?        13 years old through College Students

WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights. at    S  The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday.

COST?        A registration gift of $165 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

                                               

YES: Grand Rapids, MI
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm
YES: Grand Rapids, MI @ St. George Orthodox Church | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States

WHAT?      A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Grand Rapids, MI.

WHO?        13 years old- College Students

WHERE?  We will meet at 5pm on Friday, May 5th, and stay Friday and Saturday nights. The service learning weekend will come to a close after Liturgy on Sunday.

For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/

May
6
Sat
2017
California Medieval History Seminar: San Marino, CA
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The spring session of California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance and come prepared to discuss them. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. To be added to the announcement list contact us.

Advance registration is required — write to cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu to register.    More information about the seminar is at cmrs.ucla.edu/seminars

May
8
Mon
2017
Mission Trip to Zambia
May 8 – May 24 all-day

Mission trip to Zambia is open to undergraduate and graduate university students. The trip is led by Fr. Jerome Maximous (St. Mary & St. George – Tallahassee, FL). Number of attendees is limited to 20 people.

Departure: Leave the U.S. on May 8, arriving to Zambia on May 10

Return: Leave Zambia on May 22, arriving to the U.S. on May 24

Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zo4S3ioTd-aH-VHKmOQ9c-PadX0hpWauMMDPG8Dok4w/

For more information: http://media.wix.com/ugd/b96803_256cdaaeb2794b14a2b308dd2b8c60c1.pdf

Orthodox Heritage of Romania Tour and Pilgrimage
May 8 – May 20 all-day
Orthodox Heritage of Romania Tour and Pilgrimage @ Romania

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SUS YOUTH MISSION TRIP to Zambia
May 8 – May 22 all-day
Under the Guidance and Leadership of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States.This mission trip to Zambia is open to undergraduate and graduate university students. The trip is led by Fr. Jerome Maximous (St. Mary & St. George – Tallahassee, FL). For questions: http://frjeromemaximous.wixsite.com/zambiamission/trip-info

Trip Date:

  • May 8-22, 2017

May
11
Thu
2017
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Kalamazoo, MI
May 11 – May 14 all-day
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Kalamazoo, MI @  Medieval Institute Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

Session 1 Title: Material Histories of Exchange I: Representations of Cross-Cultural Dress in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 246) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM) Session 2 Title: Material Histories of Exchange II: Transmission of Dress and Ornament in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 305) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

For more information:  https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/52nd-international-congress-on-medieval-studies

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: MI
May 11 – May 14 all-day
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: MI @  Medieval Institute Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States
Session 1 Title: Material Histories of Exchange I: Representations of Cross-Cultural Dress in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 246) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM) Session 2 Title: Material Histories of Exchange II: Transmission of Dress and Ornament in Byzantium and Beyond (Session 305) Session Date: May 12, 2017 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM).

 

May
13
Sat
2017
Raphael House Gala: San Francisco, CA
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 14 @ 2:00 am
Raphael House Gala: San Francisco, CA @ Palace Hotel  | San Francisco | California | United States

Join us as we celebrate 45 years of helping Bay Area families!

Come celebrate Raphael House’s 45th year of supporting homeless families in San Francisco, as we eat, drink, and revel in the beautiful ambiance of the Palace Hotel! Enjoy specialty cocktails, delicious wines, exclusive auction packages, a fabulous 3-course meal, and dancing the night away under the emerald lights of our theme “There’s No Place like Home.” All funds raised support our family shelter and the comprehensive programs that help us transform the lives of parents and children in San Francisco!

For more information: http://www.raphaelhouse.org/events/one-home-many-hearts-gala-2016/

May
19
Fri
2017
A Concert to Benefit IOCC’s Work in Greece:New Rochelle, NY
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Concert to Benefit IOCC’s Work in Greece:New Rochelle, NY @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | New Rochelle | New York | United States

Invocations of Spirit: A Concert to Benefit IOCC’s Work in Greece with acclaimed pianist Eleni Traganas and special guest Olga Xanthopoulou, Soprano, In a program of music by Chopin • Granados • Rachmaninoff • Scriabin • Traganas.  Net proceeds will benefit IOCC’s programs in Greece

For more information: https://www.iocc.org/events/invocations-spirit-new-rochelle-ny

May
20
Sat
2017
2017 Diocesan Camp Alumni Reunion: PA
May 20 all-day
2017 Diocesan Camp Alumni Reunion: PA @ Camp Nazareth | Mercer | Pennsylvania | United States

CAMP NAZARETH CELEBRATING 40 YEARS.  SAVE THE DATE

For more information: http://www.acrod.org/organizations/senioracry/acryn-e/local-acry-news

From the Vault-Icons of Ethiopia: Clinton, MA
May 20 – Aug 13 all-day
From the Vault-Icons of Ethiopia: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons  | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States

The lands of Ethiopia have an ancient and storied history that is explored in this pop-up exhibit. It is the fabled Land of Punt–God’s Land, and the kingdom of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Orthodoxy spread to Ethiopia through the Coptic Church of Egypt, and throughout the centuries they developed their own traditions and a unique style of iconography that uses a bright but limited color palette.

Members Only Opening: Thursday, May 1, 7:00-9:00PM, Free for members and their guests.
Please RSVP by May 12 to (978) 598-5000 x121. Enjoy a preview of this mini-exhibit along with Ethiopian coffee and chocolate from Clinton’s own Coffeelands Café. Artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations will present a travelogue of her multiple trips to Ethiopia, with a focus on the amazing history of manuscript illumination, an important art form in Ethiopian culture.

Not a member? Visit our Support page or call 978.598.5000 x121 today! For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

 

 

 

 

May
26
Fri
2017
69th National ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament Weekend: Rockaway, NJ
May 26 – May 29 all-day
69th National ACRY Metropolitan  Orestes Memorial Bowling  Tournament Weekend: Rockaway, NJ @  SS. Peter & Paul Church | Rockaway | New Jersey | United States

Sts Peter and Paul Church of Rockaway, NJ (Chapter 43)  is pleased to be the host for the 2017 69th Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament. Come join them for an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship in Rockaway, NJ. All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to participate! The weekend allows us the opportunity to gather together with fellow Orthodox Christians and friends in hopes of rekindling old friendships and making new ones. It is our hope that we will be able to create many new bonds that will last a long time. Sign up today!

View Welcome/Informational letter from the 2017 Tournament Committee

Memorial Day Conductors’ & Singers’ Workshop: Waymart, PA
May 26 – May 29 all-day

Organized by: PaTRAM Institute

This will be an expanded program of conductors and singers working independently and in tandem with Maestro Peter Jermihov and other faculty culminating in singing at the hierarchical services celebrated by Metropolitan Tikhon and Archbishop Michael.

For more information: https://patraminstitute.org/events/

May
29
Mon
2017
Grand Tour To Greece 2017
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day
Grand Tour To Greece 2017

4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY TO GREECE
St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Orlando, Florida would like to present the trip of a lifetime to Greece. You will find it to be a Christian travel experience that elevates your faith, nourishes your soul and makes the Bible come alive like never before.

For more information: http://www.stmaryoviedo.org/GrandTourToGreece/GrandTourToGreece2017.html

 

Jun
1
Thu
2017
FOCUS 2017 Summer Feeding Program
Jun 1 – Sep 5 all-day
FOCUS 2017 Summer Feeding Program @ Varied

This summer, through our Summer Feeding Program, FOCUS will serve thousands of meals across the country. And this is just the beginning. We hope to expand this program each year to new cities and sites using our core methodology of providing high quality, nutritious meals to children when they need it the most. Of course, we can’t do this without your help.

To accomplish this goal, we need you! Join FOCUS’ strong network of Orthodox parishes and volunteers across the country to serve children in need this summer. FOCUS will provide all necessary program oversight, staffing, insurance coverage and all food items. We encourage you, your family and your parish to get actively involved! If you do not live in one of the cities listed above, consider bringing a group from your parish to one of our target cities. Your group will help serve children during the day and then you will be free to explore the city or assist with other hands-on FOCUS projects.
Contact

For information on how to get involved: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/summerfeeding/

 

Jun
3
Sat
2017
Fantastic Beasts in Iconography: Clinton, MA
Jun 3 – Sep 24 all-day

Lions! and Dragons! and Snakes! OH MY!  Our next exhibition will spotlight the many types of natural and unnatural creatures in iconography, exploring their origins, symbolism, stories, and myriad representations. This exhibit is family friendly, with images and activities that are appealing, accessible, and educational for both adults and children.

Fantastic Family Day!

June 3, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Free with admission.  Celebrate the opening of Fantastic Beasts with a day of animal-themed crafts, face-painting, family tours, scavenger hunts, fun snacks, and more!  All activities are ongoing throughout the day.

For more information:  http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

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