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August 1, 2014 – August 25, 2014 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
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
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/
St John the WonderWorker Orthodox Family Camp Dates Announced: 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.
August 24, 2014 – September 5, 2014 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  
August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014 all-day
FAMILY FEST 2014:Pennsylvania @  All Saints Camp | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States
All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp is located on the Allegheny River near Emlenton, Pennyslvania. The 90-acre camp features cabins for campers, a rustic dining hall, a multi-use outdoor sports court with tennis courts and basketball hoops, sand volleyball courts, a grass “all sports” field, a swimming pool, an auditorium, modern restroom facilities, and canoeing on the Allegheny River. The annual UOC Encampments schedule: Church School Camp   Teenage Conference      Mommy/Daddy and Me More information is available about these and other Office of Youth Ministry Programs on the OYM page. Further Information: http://uol.orthodoxws.com/files/2014-08-29-Family-Fest.pdf
August 29, 2014 @ 1:36 am – September 1, 2014 @ 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.
August 31, 2014 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[...]
August 31, 2014 – September 1, 2014 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[...]
September 3, 2014 – September 4, 2014 all-day
Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New York and New Jersey For more information: http://www.nynjoca.org/news_131109_1.html
September 6, 2014 – September 13, 2014 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
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
First Open Forum Assembly of Bishops and Clergy and Laity: Dallas, TX @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Dallas | Texas | United States
Assembly to Hold Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas September 15, 2014 is the first meeting of Bishops, Clergy and Laity in an Open Forum related to developing a blueprint for a unified Orthodox Church in the USA. It will take place following a doxology at Holy Trinity Dallas Texas. The bishops will welcome questions and answers from those gathered to exchange ideas. The Very Reverend Archimandrite Dr. Nathanael Symeonides Director, Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will moderate the Open Forum. His e mail is Fr. Nathanael Symeonides frnathanael@goarch.org Bishop Basil, Chairman of the Secretariat of the Assembly will be part of the program. Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is Chairman of the Assembly. Why not send your questions to the moderator of the Assembly frnathanael@goarch.org For more information about the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops go to: http://assemblyofbishops.org/
SAVE THE DATE: Monday, September 15, 2014 – DALLAS, TX – OPEN FORUM with Assembly of Bishops @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Dallas | Texas | United States
On Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm at  Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road, DALLAS, TX, there will be an OPEN FORUM with the Assembly of Bishops.  Check the Assembly of Bishops website and the OCL website for more details as they develop.  Plan to attend and discuss the Unity Blueprint with the Bishops.
September 17, 2014 – September 20, 2014 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.[...]
Orthodoxy in America Lecture and Honorary Degree Ceremony: Fordham University, NY  @ Fordham University Church | Rose Hill Campus | New York | United States
Liturgical Humanism: Orthodoxy and the Transformation of Culture Orthodoxy in American Lecture and Conferral of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. The 2014 Orthodoxy in America Lecture was made possible through gifts received from the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, and members of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center. To register, please visit http://www.alumni.fordham.edu/calendar/detail.aspx?ID=379  
21st Annual Ancient Christianity & Afro-American Conference: Lima, OH @ St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Mission  | Lima | Ohio | United States
Theme: Feed My Sheep When: 10/3/  -  10/5 , 2014  Conference begins on Friday at Noon and ends on Sunday at Noon Who:  SPEAKERS Fr Moses Berry Fr Jerome Sanderson Fr Maximos Cabey Fr Dn Nathaniel Johnson M Katherine Weston Rodney Knott Paul Abernathy Photios Meirthew Turbo Qualls and others What: Brotherhood of St Moses the Black, Ancient Christianity Conference           www.mosestheblack.org Where: St Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church, 3560 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45806           www2.wcoil.com/~orthodox/ Schedule: Click here to view schedule Sponsor: Christ the Savior Brotherhood and others For more information: http://www.mosestheblack.org/
October 4, 2014 – October 5, 2014 all-day
2014 Pilgrimage Weekend: WV @ Hermitage of the Holy Cross   | Wayne | West Virginia | United States
The 2014 Pilgrimage Weekend will be held on October 4th & 5th. Since the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross falls on a Saturday, the annual pilgrimage will occur a week later and will celebrate the Leavetaking of the Feast on Sunday, October 5th. For more information: http://holycross-hermitage.com/pw2014-dates
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[...]
23rd Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference: Santa Rosa, CA @ Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church  | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Fundamentals of Musicianship for the Church Choir and its Conductor The Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference is an international event that brings together choir members and conductors to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox Church music. Participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive services. This year will mark the 23rd ROCM Conference, which will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa, California and hosted by the Sts. Peter and Paul parish. The 2004 Conference was also held in Santa Rosa, and was a great success. View details » For more information: http://www.rocmconference.com/  
October 20, 2014 – October 27, 2014 all-day
"Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage”: WA
Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage with Fr. Seraphim!  Plan Now. Fr Seraphim Majmudar, pastor of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, Washington, will be leading this pilgrimage.   frseraphimm@gmail.com Orthodoxy in America Pilgrimage pdf
November 10, 2014 – November 13, 2014 all-day
For more information:  http://sanfran.goarch.org/calendar/event/724/
Ukranian Orthodox Church of America, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople
Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA, His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will lead Sacred Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople on November 10-22, 2014, the Consistory office announced today. The 13-day visit to the most significant sites of the New Testament is being coordinated by Bishop Daniel and clergy of the UOC of the USA. For further information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Pilgrimage_to_Holy_Land.pdf