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These two important Imperial Presentation icons by Faberge and Kurliukov, were created as gifts for the 1908 wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Younger (1890-1958) to Prince Willem of Sweden, Duke of Sodermanland.
The “Feodorovskaya Mother of God” by Faberge, was a gift from the St. Petersburg Nobility Assembly, and an icon of the “Image Made Without Hands” by Kurliukov in the pan-Slavic style, was a gift from the Moscow Merchants’ Association.
These two icons represent the differences in style and political intentions of the two groups of donors. Gifts to Russian Grand Duchesses were known for their extravagance.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/
Come join us for the Winter/Spring session of our Cooperative Catechism, ‘Introduction to Orthodoxy’ classes. Texts used in class include: Introducing the Orthodox Church by Coniaris, The Orthodox Church by Ware, The Orthodox Way by Ware, The Faith by Carlton.
For more information: http://www.meocca.org/event_info/cooperative_catechism9.htm
Come join us for Basics of Orthodox Christianity/ Explore the Ancient Faith series of classes. For a schedule of classes go to: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Basics-of-Orthodoxy.pdf
8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies and FRIDAYS’ THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.
The Minneapolis Deanery recently announced the schedule for Lenten Vesper Services to be sponsored by the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association on Sunday evenings during Great Lent.
All services will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the Sundays of Great Lent. The schedule is as follows. http://domoca.org/news_170224_1.html
PONDERING MARY: HER STORY THROUGH ICONS
Exhibit Runs: March 11 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception & Symposium: March 18, 2:00-6:00PM
This exhibit will explore Mary’s life as portrayed in icons; how her relationship with her Son has defined her; and how the Russian people have viewed her complex role in salvation.
For more information: http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/current-exhibitions/
The Chicago Deanery recently released its schedule of Sunday evening Lenten Vesper Services, all of which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Brief homilies focusing on the “Psalms of Ascent” chanted at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be offered weekly. After each service, the faithful are invited to partake of a light lenten supper and fellowship.
For a Schedule of Services, dates, and locations: http://domoca.org/news_170224_2.html
The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the retreats which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha.
Central Region: Saturday March 25, 2017 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Eastern Region: Saturday April 1, 2017 at St Francis Center For Renewal, Bethlehem, PA from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST).
Central Lenten Retreat: April 1, Niles, IL
For more information: http://www.acrod.org/
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) is sponsoring its annual series of Vespers services held on the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. All services, conducted by members of the Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit, will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments. An inter-Orthodox chorus will sing the responses.
The remaining two services in the series will be held on:
§ March 26, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 20500 Anglin St., Detroit; and § April 2, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 36075 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia.
Members of the public are invited to attend the services. A free-will offering collection will be taken at each service, the proceeds of which will go to help fund the ministries of the COCC.
For further information: http://www.coccdetroit.org/2017_2_20_cocclentenvespers.html
The 2017 Events Series will be devoted to “Societies in crisis: economy, politics, culture.” This year’s cycle will include 7 lectures that will begin on December 14, 2016 and continue through June 2017. Four lectures will take place in Nafplio, one in Argos, one in Ligourio and one in Thessaloniki.
These lectures will feature historical examples of economic, political or cultural crisis in societies established in the wider Greek world from antiquity to the present day. The timelessness of the topic and its various manifestations indicate that the “crisis” is a recurring, and yet ever-changing phenomenon of societies. Distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad will analyze aspects of this phenomenon, with the assistance of their respondents, and will help us thus understand its causes and historical perspectives.
For more information: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6545?menuId=274
A Joyous Lent to All! “Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece” Opened at the Portland Art Museum. “Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active 1359–1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood.
This month, Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art; Samantha Springer, Conservator; and Jeanie Noto, Kress Interpretive Fellow will discuss Francescuccio Ghissi’s reunited St. John Altarpiece. The St. John Altarpiece features one panel from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, Resurrection of Drusiana, in its original altarpiece with panels from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
For more information: http://portlandartmuseum.org/event/midday-art-break-4-12-2017/
The Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: “The Discoveries of Manuscripts from Late Antiquity: Their Impact on Patristic Studies and the Contemporary World” and the First Meeting on Patristic Studies in Ibero-America:“Research Projects, Translations and Critical Editions” will take place.
For more information: http://www.congresodemanuscrito.com/
Cappella Romana will perform music from Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy in the Slavic Tradition.
Friday 31 March, 7:30pm
St. James Cathedral
Sunday 2 April, 3:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
You can contact us the old-fashioned way – by phone! We will be present here in the box office from 9am to 5pm, so please call if you have ticketing needs! Call: (503) 236-8202
For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/concert/russian-chant-revival/
Join Orthodox Young Adults from across the West Coast (and beyond) for a Lenten Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center. Young Adults from all Orthodox traditions are welcome to attend!
We will spend time having discussions and fellowship at the Ranch, enjoy an evening fireside chat down at the lake, as well as visit and help the Sisters at the Monastery with a work project.
For more information: http://sanfran.goarch.org/events/2017-young-adult-lenten-retreat/924
A symposium exploring the challenges of preserving the cultural heritage of the Christian East.
SPEAKERS: Allison E. Cuneo, American Schools of Oriental Research; Laurent Dissard, University College London; Karel C. Innemée, University of Amsterdam; Anton Pritula, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and The State Hermitage Museum
For more information: http://maryjahariscenter.org/events/cultural-heritage-across-the-christian-east
Slow To Anger: Anger is a very powerful emotion. Everyone deals with anger differently. We are all affected by it personally, and especially now, globally. In James 1: 19-20, we are taught My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
Join us as we explore the dynamics of this topic presented by father/daughter team Dr. John Dalack & Khouriyee Laila Ellias
Featuring Teen Breakout Session- “We are all Prodigal Sons and Daughters: Spiritual Direction for Teens and Young Adults.” Presented by Fr. Michael Ellias
“A Syriac Non-Orthodox View of Seventh-Century Events in the Near East”: Lecture by Muriel Debié,
Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies. She is a world-renowned expert in Syriac Studies, and particularly of Syriac historiography.
Syriac non-orthodox literature offers a different view of the seventh century from the one presented by Byzantine Orthodox and Islamic sources. Questioning the Sasanid and then Arab “conquests” as well as the “canonized” periodization, this lecture will share how the perspective of the seventh century offered by Syriac texts adds a different understanding of what we still perceive today as a turning point in the history of the region and the world.
This lecture is part of the Syriac Studies Series of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, with additional support provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theology of Fordham University.
Light refreshments provided. Registration requested: fordham.edu/orthodoxy
“Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Byzantium”. Alicia Walker explores how Byzantine women’s bodies were put in dialogue with visual and textual portrayals of pagan goddesses and heroines, and how these practices changed in fundamental ways from the early to middle Byzantine eras.
For more information: https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/christian-bodies-pagan-images
Topic: EAST SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY IN THE MONGOL EMPIRE
Speaker: Mark Dickens, University of Alberta
A workshop for students focusing on East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop. For more information:
His Grace Irinej, bishop of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, will celebrate the “Slava” (Patron’s Saint’s Day) of St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church, North Canton, OH. The celebration is being hosted by the parish and is being coordinated by the parish rector, Priest Aleksa Pavichevich, with the blessing of Bishop Irinej. Proceeds from the Slava will benefit St. Vladimir’s Seminary, the alma mater of both Bishop Irinej and Fr. Aleksa.
The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m., with performances by the Gracinica Folklore Society Dancers and violinists Cornel and Anna Zotta. Both His Grace and Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will be offering brief remarks during the banquet.
RSVP by April 23, 2017
For more information: www.svots.edu
A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.
An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.
A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.
A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.
Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html
Hosted by the Weirton Orthodox Christian Fellowship, FOCA Chapter #58. The Tournament will be a Tristate affair. Almost Heaven West Virginia is where you will find your accommodations at the Holiday Inn, Weirton; and the Divine Services will be held at St. Nicholas Church in Weirton, West Virginia. The games will be played across the Ohio River at Steubenville Big Red High School. Finally, the banquet and dance will be held across the border at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Pennsylvania.
For more information: http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/basketball.html
We are the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, an official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and our mission is to proclaim, share and reveal our Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example.
A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Chicago, IL.
WHO? 13 years old – College Students
WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at: All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, April 30th.
For more information: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/yes/upcoming-trips/
This is an International conference presented by the Sacred Arts Initiative and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University.
The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University is pleased to host the academic sessions of this international and interdisciplinary conference, bringing together scholars from diverse fields (music, theology, sacred acoustics/sound studies, architecture, religious studies, philosophy, et al.), as well as artists experienced in the performance and recording of Pärt’s music, to create a unique forum for the exchange of ideas, research, practices and creativity on the topics of sound and the sacred.
For more information: https://www.fordham.edu/info/26329/2016-17_events
The spring session of California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance and come prepared to discuss them. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. To be added to the announcement list contact us.
Under the Guidance and Leadership of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States.This mission trip to Zambia is open to undergraduate and graduate university students. The trip is led by Fr. Jerome Maximous (St. Mary & St. George – Tallahassee, FL). For questions: http://frjeromemaximous.wixsite.com/zambiamission/trip-info
May 8-22, 2017