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Aug
1
Fri
2014
Byzantine Icon Exhibit: Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1 – Aug 25 all-day

Theme: “Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections”

For more information: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/exh/3514.html

Call for Papers: The 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies
Aug 1 – Dec 31 all-day

The International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford is a four-yearly gathering of scholars from around the world that has become a major event for the many disciplines concerned with patristics. The proceedings of the conferences are peer reviewed and published in the series  Studia Patristica.

Abstracts and proposals for the seventeenth conference are now being accepted, with a submission deadline of December 31st, 2014. For more information on the conference and submitting proposals, see here.

Apply Now

http://www.hchc.edu/studentlife/vocation/osi/announcements/

Call for Papers: The Sophia Institute Sixth Annual Conference: Healing, Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives
Aug 1 – Nov 10 all-day
Call for Papers: The Sophia Institute Sixth Annual Conference: Healing, Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives

The Sophia Institute will be holding its sixth annual conference, focusing on the tremendous need for healing in the contemporary world, which “has never been more in need of a healthy facility of mutual forgiveness.” The conference will highlight and discuss the spiritual resources that the Orthodox Church has to offer to a broken and violent world.

Papers are now being accepted for this conference and should “address the conference theme from historical, patristic, theological, ethical, ethnographic, philosophical, cultural or literary angles.” Titles and abstracts for the papers may be submitted to the Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin before November 10th, 2014. For more info, see the official call for papers.

On Friday, December 5th, 2014, the Sixth Annual Conference of the Sophia Institute will be held at Union Theological Seminary in New York City (3041 Broadway @ 121 st Street, New York, NY 10027). 

For more information: http://sophiainstitutenyc.org/sophia-blog/

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
15
Fri
2014
A Spiritual Retreat: Dunlap, CA
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day
A Spiritual Retreat: Dunlap, CA @ St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center  | Dunlap | California | United States

Constantine Zalalas and Feast of Koimisis of the Holy Theotokos.

Mr. Constantine Zalalas is the featured speaker for this annual retreat which combines lectures at Saint Nicholas Ranch and worship services at the Monastery.

For more information: http://www.stnicholasranch.org/retreats.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
24
Sun
2014
Antiochian House of Studies: PA
Aug 24 – Sep 5 all-day
Antiochian House of Studies: PA @ Antiochian Village Conference & Retreat Center  | Bolivar | Pennsylvania | United States

For more than thirty years, the House of Studies has been a “school without walls,” offering people throughout the world an empowering and enlightening graduate education.

Due to its unique character as a distance-learning institution, the House of Studies fills an invaluable niche in today’s educational milieu.

The House of Studies is physically headquartered in Pennsylvania under the leadership of the Orthodox Church. We service Christians from all walks of life. Past and current students have included people from the Eastern, Coptic, and Oriental Orthodox traditions; Roman and Eastern Catholics; and students from a variety of Protestant denominations.

For more information: http://www.antiochianvillage.org/antiochian-house-of-studies/   or

http://www.antiochian.org/studies

 

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.

Public Lecture on Orthodox Ecology: St. Vladimir’s Seminary
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day
Public Lecture on Orthodox Ecology: St. Vladimir's Seminary @ St. Vladimir's Seminary ,Metropolitan Philip Auditorium in the John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building  | 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 on the lecture is forthcoming.

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.

For more information email:  Megan Carlisle or William Rettig.

Sep
3
Wed
2014
Clergy Conference: NJ
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New York and New Jersey

For more information: http://www.nynjoca.org/news_131109_1.html

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

Sep
14
Sun
2014
Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture: St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary   | Yonkers | New York | United States

St. Vladimir’s Seminary will host the second Father John Meyendorff Annual Memorial Lecture, with speaker   The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA).  His Grace has chosen the topic:“Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart”: Some Resemblances between Byzantine Hesychasm and Merkavah Mysticism. The free public lecture will be held in The Metropolitan Philip Auditorium, located on the third floor of The John G. Rangos Family Building, with a reception following. More details will be announced as they become available.

For more information, http://www.svots.edu/events/father-john-meyendorff-memorial-lecture-bishop-alexander-golitzin-force-your-mind-descend-hea

Sep
17
Wed
2014
Thirteenth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa: Rome, Italy
Sep 17 – Sep 20 all-day
Thirteenth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa: Rome, Italy @ Pontifical University of the Holy Cross  | Rome | Lazio | Italy

The 13th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will be focused on In Canticum Canticorum. This exegetical work belongs to the final part of Gregory’s life and can be considered an example of his mature thought and brillant preaching. The colloquium on this work will consist of lectures, workshops, and short papers.

While the lectures and workshops will be delivered by invited scholars only, the short papers may be proposed to the organizers by any scholar who would like to submit a paper for potential inclusion in the colloquium. All papers approaching Gregory’s In Canticum from different points of view are welcome, especially those from theological, philosophical, philological or historical perspectives. Each paper should run approximately fifteen minutes and may be submitted by the deadline of May 30, 2014 (English language papers are accepted). All submissions should be sent by email to both Professor Giulio Maspero and Professor Miguel Brugarolas.

For more information, http://www.gregoryofnyssa.org/

Oct
4
Sat
2014
ORTHODOX EDUCATION DAY 2014: “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications”
Oct 4 all-day
ORTHODOX EDUCATION DAY 2014: “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications” @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary   | Yonkers | New York | United States

St. Vladimir’s Seminary has chosen as its theme for Orthodox Education Day 2014, “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications.” This year’s traditional open house will be held Saturday, October 4, and will pay tribute to the importance of Orthodox Christian authors, illustrators, and publishing houses throughout the world.

The dean of the seminary, The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, author of academic, popular, and spiritual works, will deliver the keynote: “From Scroll to Book to Net: The Web of Knowledge.”

 The Seminary’s own publishing house, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press), will receive special recognition on reaching its 50th Anniversary and will invite many other Orthodox Christian publishers onto campus to help mark the occasion. The celebration of Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel will begin the day, with antiphonal choirs under the direction of Dr. David Drillock, the seminary’s emeritus Professor of Liturgical Music and author of several SVS Press music books, and Hdn. Herman (Majkrzak)current lecturer in Liturgical Music and director of Chapel Music.

Invitations to Orthodox Christian presses and authors and illustrators, and a schedule of the day will be forthcoming.

For more information:   http://www.svots.edu/events/orthodox-education-day-2014-do-books-still-matter-celebration-orthodox-christian-publications

 

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