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The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be a featured speaker at “Walk Through the Door to Holiness,”   an ecumenical conference that will explore the nature of Christian character in a post-Christian culture. The Most Reverend George Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and The Right Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, are also guest presenters as well. For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/walk-through-door-holiness
All events will be held at central locations on the Cornell University Campus, excluding the optional excursion to the Corning Museum of Glass following the last paper sessions. Online registration for the conference is now closed, but on-site registration will be available, so please join us. Please see below under “Special Events and Locations” for on-site registration locations. On-site registration is at a higher rate and payable by check. For more information: http://bsc2016.weebly.com/
Sponsored Session, Byzantine Studies Conference: Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University  | Ithaca | New York | United States
Session Title: Defining Cults in Byzantium (Session 7A) Session Date: Oct 8, 2016 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM). Sponsored session. Recent publications on the Virgin, icons, and relics have stimulated anew discussions on cults and cultic practices in Byzantium. Scholars are re-examining the ways in which a cult is made manifest in architecture, monumental decorative programs, images, and luxury arts. There is also interest in phenomenology, senses, and emotions, and their place in cultic experiences. The traditional definition of cult is once again being considered and debated. This session brings together distinct approaches that will stimulate further debate on the definition of cults, and question the ways in which art, architecture, and related texts can provide evidence for a cult’s origin, duration, decentralization, and audiences. For more information: http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/42nd-annual-byzantine-studies-conference  
The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM): Prague, Czech Republic @ Charles University  | Prague | Prague | Czech Republic
International Conference for Orthodox Music  is pleased to announce the upcoming conference to be held in Prague. The Conference Theme The idea of a Byzantine ars nova has existed for some time as a description of the elaborate repertories of kalophonic chant, on the analogy of the western mediaeval “new art”. It is also useful, however, as a term to include other kinds of “new art” in the field of Orthodox church music. This conference aims to explore the idea of innovation in Orthodox chant, from the Byzantine period to compositions written today; topics include, but are not limited to, the way in which innovation can be reconciled with tradition, analysis of the reception of different kinds of innovative repertories, correspondences and contrasts between Eastern and Western techniques of chant composition, and discussion of the means and techniques by which an “ars nova” might be implemented. For more information: http://www.isocm.com/[...]
Family History Group:The Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Family History Group brings together aspiring genealogists with a wide range of worldwide experts on the various ethnic groups in current day Ukraine and southeast Poland.  This conference is entitled: “3rd Annual Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy Conference Research Essentials: Combining the Basics with 21st Century Technology”. Featuring nationally known speakers: Jonathan Shea, AG — Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz,Carl Kotlarchik — Shellee Morehead, CG — Michelle Chubenko For more information: http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf    or https://www.ukrhec.org/family-history-group
Orthodox Christian Laity Annual Meeting Update @ OCL Annual Meeting / St Anna Greek Orthodox Church | Sandy | Utah | United States
Hope to see you at the OCL  29th Annual Meeting! November 17-20, 2016 MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call 801-890-1280 OCL rate $119.00 until October 15. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / Cottonwood, 3090 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 We have two relevant and important topics to consider.  They will be presented by two distinguished Orthodox Christian theologians and devout parishioners of their parish families. Host Parish:  St Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT  84093. FRIDAY EVENING, November 18 following Vespers:  Professor Helen Theodoropoulos will present and have us consider: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1 Cor 12:7) – Serving together the Body of Christ”. SATURDAY MORNING, November 19, Professor Elizabeth Prodromou will consider:  “The Day After the Holy and Great Council: Process, Outcomes, and Transformation”. Metropolitan Isaiah, Archbishop Nathaniel and Archbishop Benjamin will offer[...]