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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.[...]
Commemoration:100th anniversary of the death of Stevan Mokranjac: Chicago, IL  @ Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich and the Serbian Singing Federation will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Stevan Mokranjac in two separate events. October 3rd and 4th will consist of a symposium and choral workshop centered on Mokranjac compositions of sacred and secular folk music. A concert will take place at 5pm on Sunday October 5th and will feature a presentation by Prof. Dr. Danica Petrovic, musicologist from Belgrade, an expert in the life and work of Stevan Mokranjac. On the following Sunday the 12th, a three-part event entitled “Osu se nebo zvezdama/The Sky Was Filled with Stars.” There will be a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by a Parastos (memorial service) in the composer’s memory. The S.S.S. Branko Radichevich will host a commemorative banquet featuring a short performance by the choir during the program. The choral workshop and symposium and concert will feature presentations by His Grace[...]
October 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – October 18, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
2nd Annual Eastern Christianity Symposium: Ft. Wayne, IN
Theme:  “Image and Holiness” Saint Nicholas Church of  Ft. Wayne, IN  and the University of Saint Francis will cosponsor their second annual symposium. Friday, October 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Saturday, October 18, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM @ University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium “One of the best known elements of the Eastern Orthodox tradition is our iconography,” said Saint Nicholas’ Rector, Archpriest Andrew Jarmus. “We are going to discuss the Church’s theology of the icon with an added dimension. As we learn about the basic principles of Eastern Christian iconography, we are also going to consider what these teachings imply about our day-to-day lives as Christians. What is the ‘take home lesson’ in our theology of the icon?” Speakers:  Orthodox Christian author Priest Oliver Herbel, Priest-in-Charge of Holy Resurrection Mission, Fargo, ND, and noted iconographer Priest Nazari Polataiko, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in[...]
October 18, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2014 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium @ Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral | Chicago | Illinois | United States