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August – October 2014
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.
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/
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.
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For more information: www.bandura.org
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
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
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.
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
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#
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.
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
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.
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.
Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New York and New Jersey
For more information: http://www.nynjoca.org/news_131109_1.html
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.
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.
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/
Theme: Feed My Sheep
When: 10/3/ - 10/5 , 2014 Conference begins on Friday at Noon and ends on Sunday at Noon
- 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
Where: St Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church, 3560 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45806
Schedule: Click here to view schedule
Sponsor: Christ the Savior Brotherhood and others
For more information: http://www.mosestheblack.org/
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
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.