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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

May
20
Sat
2017
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/

 

 

 

 

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/

Jun
7
Wed
2017
2017 Antiochian Diocesan Parish Life Conferences
Jun 7 – Jun 29 all-day

The Department of Conventions and Conference Planning has been given the responsibility of overseeing the planning and selection of all Archdiocese Conventions as well as all regional Parish Life Conferences.

For a listing of all the Conferences and their locations: https://www.antiochianevents.org/

Jun
29
Thu
2017
Master Class for Singers – South Florida
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm
Master Class for Singers – South Florida @ St. Matrona Cathedral  | Dania Beach | Florida | United States

PaTRAM Institute is very excited to announce a special opportunity to work in the US with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik in June of 2017. The maestro will lead a workshop for Orthodox singers at the St. Matrona Cathedral in Dania Beach (near Fort Lauderdale), Florida. Vladimir Gorbik is the world-famous choirmaster at the Holy Trinity Troitsa-Sergiev Lavra Podvorie in Moscow and associate professor of conducting at the Moscow Conservatory. The event will culminate in singing the hierarchical All Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.

Find out more @ https://patraminstitute.org/events/

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Summer Conductors’ Master Class: Moscow, Russia
Jul 6 – Jul 12 all-day
Summer Conductors’ Master Class: Moscow, Russia @ Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra Podvorie Moscow Sergiev Posad Moscow | Sergiyev Posad | Moskovskaya oblast' | Russia

Organized by: PaTRAM Institute. The Summer Conductors’ Master Class, conducted by Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Representation, Moscow, Russia. The class will focus entirely on conductor development and provide qualified individuals with an opportunity to conduct the world renowned professional choir during several Orthodox services. The class will culminate in celebration of the great feast of Saints Peter and Paul officiated by His Grace, Bishop Nikolai of Manhattan.

Find out more at: https://patraminstitute.org/events/

Teaching Fellows for the High School Summer Program (HSSP) – Nafplio, Greece
Jul 6 – Jul 22 all-day

Four Harvard College students will fill internships teaching the CHS High School Summer Program (HSSP) in Greece. The teaching fellows will assist the HSSP faculty members in planning, coordinating, and teaching the 2-week, college-level seminar. The internship has two phases: spring preparation in Cambridge MA, and the seminar itself in July in Nafplio, Greece. Learn more about the program here.

For more information: http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=8288

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Sixth International Scholars’ Symposium: Greece
Jul 9 – Jul 13 all-day

“After the Agon: Olympic Memory in Ancient and Modern Athletics”

Application Deadline: April 23, 2017 Apply Now!

The International Olympic Academy (IOA), in cooperation with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS), is organizing the Sixth International Scholars’ Symposium on “Sports, Society, and Culture” in Ancient Olympia, on July 9-13, 2017. As in the past years, the Symposium will host scholars from around the world and bring together more than a hundred students and professors from Universities in Greece and abroad.

For more information: http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=8227

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Fourth Small Parish Forum: New Kensington, PA
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Fourth Small Parish Forum: New Kensington, PA @ Saint John the Baptist Church  | New Kensington | Pennsylvania | United States

The Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest and Diocese of Western Pennsylvania will co-sponsor the fourth annual Small Parish Forum. The theme of the 2017 Forum is “Becoming a Community of Engagement — On Behalf of All”.

The 2017 New Kensington, PA location is just a two-hour drive from Cleveland, four and a half hours from Detroit, less than four hours from Buffalo, and five hours from Philadelphia.  Over half of the OCA’s parishes are within a manageable drive of the site.

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Glorification of St. Mardarije: Libertyville, IL
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day
Glorification of St. Mardarije: Libertyville, IL @  St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church | Libertyville | Illinois | United States

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Jul
16
Sun
2017
Invitation to Join the Liturgical Choir for the Pan-Orthodox Glorification of St. Mardarije: Libertyville, IL
Jul 16 all-day

His Grace Bishop Longin has appointed Peter Jermihov (www.peterjermihov.com), a well-known conductor and Orthodox church musician, to lead the Liturgical Choir for this historic Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy. Bishop Longin has asked His Episcopal Choir to contact the choirs and choir directors of all of our Serbian Orthodox parishes in the Midwest to recommend singers for this special Liturgical Choir. Please send the names and email addresses of the singers that you have chosen to participate to the email below by or before Pascha/Easter, April 16.  Thereafter, we will provide these singers with the sheet music, along with information regarding the rehearsal schedule, which will consist of three (3) Saturday practices.

Please lend your voice to the glorification of St. Mardarije, whose canonization is truly a blessing for all Orthodox Christians, especially for our Serbian Orthodox Church and for his beloved St. Sava Monastery!With the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin and on Behalf of His Episcopal Choir.

For more information: http://www.stsavamonastery.org/2017/03/08/invitation-to-join-the-liturgical-choir-for-the-pan-orthodox-glorification-of-st-mardarije-sunday-july-16-2017-hierarchical-liturgy

Jul
17
Mon
2017
24th Annual Nicholas J. Bouras Memorial Hellenic College Holy Cross Golf Classic: Salem, MA
Jul 17 all-day
24th Annual Nicholas J. Bouras Memorial Hellenic College Holy Cross Golf Classic: Salem, MA @ Kernwood Country Club | Salem | Massachusetts | United States

Support HCHC’s vital mission of educating future leaders for service in the Church and society by participating in a day of golf on the beautiful Kernwood Country Club course, designed by the legendary Donald Ross. Start the day with brunch, followed by souvlaki and locanico served course-side. After 18 holes, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary cocktails, and a surf and turf (sirloin and lobster) dinner. Trophies and raffle prizes will be awarded at dinner.

For more information: call or contact organizer for sponsorships or to reserve a foursome.  or

St John’s Family Camp Registration: Eugene, OR
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
St John’s Family Camp Registration: Eugene, OR @ St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp | Eugene | Oregon | United States

The registration is now open for this year’s St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp! The dates are Monday, July 17th(afternoon) through Friday July 21st (afternoon) at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which has been the location for the last few years. The theme this year is “The Holy Image”. This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!



For more information: http://stjohnthewonderworker.org/our-ministries/st-johns-family-camp/

Jul
23
Sun
2017
Archdiocesan Convention to Celebrate Bishop Antoun’s Lifetime of Service: Miami, FL
Jul 23 – Jul 30 all-day
Archdiocesan Convention to Celebrate Bishop Antoun’s Lifetime of Service: Miami, FL @ St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral   | Coral Gables | Florida | United States

After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast is retiring from active ministry. This July 23-30, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s biennial convention in Miami will celebrate his remarkable witness to our Lord Jesus Christ as an acolyte, deacon, priest and bishop. The convention’s host, St. George Cathedral of Coral Gables, Florida is preparing exciting festivities.

New details are constantly emerging, so get the latest information at www.ac2017miami.org and follow the Archdiocesan Convention on Facebook.

 

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Holy Cross Announces Summer Diaconate Program
Jul 29 – Aug 6 all-day
Holy Cross Announces Summer Diaconate Program @ Hellenic College Holy Cross | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

Holy Cross will once again host the annual summer session of the Diaconate Program.  The program, a joint initiative of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Holy Cross, is designed to prepare men for service to the Church as deacons.

For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/about/news/news_releases/diaconate-program-2017

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Fellowship Conference 2017: Oxford, United Kingsom
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

Fellowship Conference 2017: “Authority in the Church”

For more information: http://www.sobornost.org/conference.php

 

 

Aug
25
Fri
2017
OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Guatemala Summer 2017
Aug 25 – Sep 3 all-day
OCMC Seeking Medical Professionals for Guatemala Summer 2017 @ Guatemala

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Guatemala
Provide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
For more information: The Orthodox Christian Mission Center in St. Augustine, Florida
 
Aug
31
Thu
2017
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human “Priesthood” Lecture: Yonkers, NY
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human "Priesthood" Lecture: Yonkers, NY @ St. Vladimir's Seminary  | Yonkers | New York | United States

To mark the ecclesiastical new year, St. Vladimir’s Seminary will host a lecture on Orthodoxy and ecology by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff. The lecture is sponsored by St. Herman’s Society for Orthodox Ecology, a student group at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Members of St. Herman’s Society selected the date to coincide with the ecclesiastical new year because His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has designated this date as a day dedicated to environmental protection. More information is available at the St. Vladimir’s Seminary website: http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/1101

Sep
1
Fri
2017
91st FOCA National Convention: Harrisburg, PA
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
91st FOCA National Convention: Harrisburg, PA @ SHERATON HARRISBURG HERSHEY HOTEL  | Harrisburg | Pennsylvania | United States

The local Chicago Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America ( FOCA) chapters invite you to join us for the 91st  FOCA National Convention. The New Jersey District, sponsors of a number of very successful National Conventions, will be the host group for 2017 as we gather at the well-situated Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA.

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

 

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Conference and Pilgrimage Orthodox Cruise to Alaska, 2017
Sep 2 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep
6
Wed
2017
XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality: Bose, Italy
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality: Bose, Italy @ Monastero di Bose-  | Piemonte | Italy

THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches. The 25th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality, organized in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches (Bose, 6–9 September 2017) wishes to examine more closely an essential dimension of Christian life: xenitia, the consciousness of being strangers and temporary residents on earth (cf. Heb 11,13), which leads to welcoming the other as a gift of God, to philoxenia (cf. Heb 13,2).

For more information: http://www.monasterodibose.it/en/hospitality/conferences/orthodox-spirituality/2017-gift-hospitality/11360-gift-hospitality-17-progam

 

Sep
11
Mon
2017
Serbian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Best of Orthodox Russia
Sep 11 – Sep 22 all-day
Serbian Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Best of Orthodox Russia @ Russia

This is a twelve day Pilgrimage with His Grace Bishop Maxim,Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and Fr. Bratso Krsic, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA

For more information: http://www.westsrbdio.org/images/pdf/Fr.%20Bratso%20Krsic%20-%20Orthodox%20Russia%20%202017_update.pdf

 

 

Sep
18
Mon
2017
OCMC Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams to Indonesia
Sep 18 – Sep 30 all-day

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t you consider volunteering this year to alleviate their suffering?

Indonesia
Assist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, Indonesia and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a Muslim nation.

For more information, or to apply:   http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx.

Oct
6
Fri
2017
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey @ Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Church | Princeton | New Jersey | United States

Theme: “Closer to Christ, Closer to Each Other”

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey.  Other speakers will include: Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Jerome Sanderson, Mother Katherine, Fr. Alexii Altschul

The full schedule and speaker list is still being developed. Check back at: http://mosestheblack.org/past-conferences/2017-conference/

Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA @ St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church | Irvine | California | United States

RENEWING THE MALE AND FEMALE DIACONATE IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

This conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the diaconate, both male and female. It will include four sessions: the present state of the diaconate; ways men and women are engaged in diaconal service today; the current challenges and future possibilities of the diaconate; and the opportunities to engage with both clergy and faithful on rejuvenation of the male and female diaconate for the building up of the body of Christ.

For more information: https://orthodoxdeaconess.org/2017-conference/

Oct
26
Thu
2017
2017 Annual Meeting: Orthodoxy and Politics: Scarsdale, NY
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
2017 Annual Meeting: Orthodoxy and Politics: Scarsdale, NY @ St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary | Yonkers | New York | United States

Papers are welcome that consider biblical, patristic, later Byzantine, modern and contemporary angles on the topic. Our speaker this year for the Florovsky Lecture will be Very Rev. Dr. John Erickson of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The lecture will be delivered the evening of Friday, October 27 and is open to the public. Register online now   

For more information: http://www.otsamerica.net/

Oct
31
Tue
2017
APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat: Leesburg, VA
Oct 31 – Nov 3 all-day
APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat: Leesburg, VA @  Lansdowne Resort  | Leesburg | Virginia | United States

The biennial National Clergy Retreat is one of the most important ways the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council (APC) fulfills that vision and mission through refreshing, renewing and recharging the clergy of the Archdiocese of America, and through them the Church, ministries and families they serve and love. For details and to register visit  apc.goarch.org/retreat.

 

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