السبت، 4 سبتمبر، 2010

Upcoming Orthodox Conferences & Events


By

Mary Photini


Strive as well as you can to enter deeply with the heart into the church reading and singing and to imprint these on the tablets of the heart. (Abbot Nazarius)

(listed in event order) – Festivals are listed separately at the end

Saturday, September 4th

&

Sunday, September 5th

Family Synaxis 2010 Labor Day Weekend Retreat

Theme: “The Church in the home: Daring to be a Christian family”

Where: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on 10301 S. Kolmar Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453

For more information, click on link: (http://www.gocfamilysynaxis.org/) or (https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxjaGljYWdvZmFtaWx5c3luYXhpc3xneDoyMTVlYjc4YjI1YTVjZDg2)

Saturday, September 4th

thru

Monday, September 6th

Spiritual Retreat

Theme: “The Divine Visitations”

Speaker: Fr. Bishoy El-Antony

Where: Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Church on 87 Benham St. Hamden, CT 06514

For more information, click on link: (http://www.coptnet.com/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=238:spiritual-retreat&catid=20:announcement&Itemid=76)

Thursday, September 9th thru

Saturday, October 2nd

An Exhibit of Byzantine & Contemporary Orthodox Icons – “Residents of Heaven: The Iconography of Fr. Stamatis Skliris

Where: Life-Giving Spring Bookstore on 800 N. Glendale Blvd. Glendale, CA 91206

For more information, contact: Anastasia Kalivas @ 818-551-0544 or e-mail at: akalivas@lifegivingspring.com

Friday, September 10th

@ 8 pm

Cappella Romana – Media Vita: In the Midst of Life

Where: St. Mary Cathedral on 1716 NW Davis St. Portland, OR 97209

For more information, click on link: (https://robot.boxofficetickets.com/800-494-TIXS/WebObjects/BOTx2005.woa/wa/inspectProgram?id=106695&passKey=c0dcf480b3&webWrapNC=1) or (http://www.cappellaromana.org/CR_SB1011web.pdf)

Friday, September 10th @ 7 pm &

Saturday, September 11th @ 10 am

Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos

Where: St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church on 20340 E. Covina Blvd. Covina, CA 91724

Saturday, September 11th @ 8 pm

Cappella Romana – Media Vita: In the Midst of Life

Where: Holy Rosary Catholic Church on 4200 SW Genesee St. Seattle, WA 98116

For more information, click on link: (https://robot.boxofficetickets.com/800-494-TIXS/WebObjects/BOTx2005.woa/wa/inspectProgram?id=106695&passKey=c0dcf480b3&webWrapNC=1) or (http://www.cappellaromana.org/CR_SB1011web.pdf)

Saturday, September 11th

One Day Retreat

Theme: “What happens after we die?”

Speaker: Fr. Thomas Hopko

Where: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on 3400 Dawson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information, click on link: (http://www.stnicholasbarton.org/weekly_bulletin) or (http://sgcoakland.org/blog/?cat=8)

Saturday, September 11th

3rd Annual Women’s Retreat 2010

Theme: “Grant us to Greet the Coming Day in Peace”

Where: Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church on 8600 Grand Blvd. Merrillville, IN 46410

For more information, click on link: (http://www.ptvm.com/2010WomensRetreat.pdf)

Saturday, September 11th

Teen Retreat

Theme: “Lust, Love, Sex and Marriage: Why God Cares About Your Body

Where: St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church on 156 E. Main St. Emmaus, PA 18049

For more information, click on link: (http://www.saintpaulemmaus.org/)

Sunday, September 12th

Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos

Where: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral on 10830 Downey Ave. Downey, CA 90241

With the Blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos will be welcomed to Saint George on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the Divine Liturgy. This miracle working icon has brought healing and comfort to many who have venerated this icon or were anointed with the myrrh that flows from it. Please share this information with your friends. This is truly a blessing for us.

For more information, click on link: (http://www.bulletin.goarch.org/ChurchBulletins/121/OtherNotes.html)

Monday, September 13th thru

Sunday, September 19th

Courses in Eastern Orthodox Iconography

Iconographer: Colette M. Kalvesmaki

Where: Iconographer’s Studio in Gaithersburg, MD

For more information, click on link: (http://www.sacredpresence.com/2010courses.pdf) or (http://www.sacredpresence.com/2010SeptCourse.pdf)

Friday, September 17th

thru

Sunday, September 19th

Courses in Eastern Orthodox Iconography

Theme: “Be who you are in the Body of Christ”

Speaker: Mother Melania (Holy Assumption Monastery, Calistoga, CA)

Where: Entheos Retreat Center on 242032 Range Rd 40 Calgary, AB T3Z 2W8

For more information, click on link: (http://www.stvlads.com/files/womensretreat/2010/2010-Womens-Retreat-Poster.pdf) or contact Joan Popowich @ (403) 932-7724 or e-mail: jrpopowichdv@xplornet.com

Saturday, September 18th

Sveti Nikolai Day

Where: Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church on 1700 School St Moraga, CA 94556

For more information, click on link: (http://www.westsrbdio.org/PDF%20announcements/Sveti%20Nikolai%20Day%20in%20Moraga.jpg)

Saturday, September 18th

1st Annual Orthodox Talent Show

Where: New Jersey City University in New Jersey

We are inviting all the Oriental Orthodox Churches in NY/NJ area to participate. First 24 churches to R.S.V.P. will be able to perform since there is limited time, but everybody is welcome to come.

Acts can be vocal, instrumental, a short skit, etc. A total of 10 minutes will be given to each church. The church representatives will choose how to split up those 10 minutes. They can fit as many people as they please into the time slot. Choirs performing cannot take more then 5 minutes. All acts will be chosen by the representatives, and skits must be approved by the priest or representatives. There will be two representatives chosen from each church. This will compile a group of representatives to organize and plan the event. This group must meet twice a month in St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City.

For more information, contact: Marian Banoub @ 201-566-0521 or Lilyan Eatafanous @ 201-851-0994 or e-mail at orthodoxtalent@gmail.com

Saturday, September 18th

Orthodox Institute

Theme: “Sharing the Faith”

Where: St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church on 16643 Vanowen St Van Nuys, CA 91406

Offering Church School Director Certification, Initial Teacher Certification & Advanced Teacher Certification and courses on Sharing Your Faith

For more information, click on link: (http://www.antiochian.org/sites/antiochian.org/files/2010_oi_socal_flyer_0.pdf)

For brochure & registration flier, click on link: (http://www.antiochian.org/sites/antiochian.org/files/2010_oi_ontario_brochure_0.pdf)

Saturday, September 18th 10 am to 6 pm

Spiritual Retreat

Theme: “Being Present in the Presence”

Speaker: Archimandrite Meletios Webber

Where: Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church on 1614 E. Monte Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85006

For more information, click on link: (http://www.stjohnaz.org/index.cfm/announcements/retreat-with-abbott-meletios/)

Sunday, September 19th thru

Thursday, September 23rd

Iconography Workshop

Iconographer: Fr. Miroslav Simijonovic

Where: Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral on 5701 N. Redwood Dr. Chicago, IL 60631

To gain theoretical knowledge and practical ability to be able to produce hand painted icons. To further develop skills to depict faces, vestements and backgrounds. Workshop space limited to 15 people.

For more information, click on link: (http://serbiancathedral.org/images/pdf/fresco-blessing.pdf) or Fr. Darko @ (847) 271-2835

Sunday, September 19th thru

Saturday, September 25th

2010 Six Days of Creation Iconography Workshop

Where: St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center on 38526 Dunlap Rd. Dunlap, CA 93621

For more information, click on link: (http://www.hexaemeron.org/htms/workshops.htm)

Monday, September 20th thru

Friday, September 24th

Fr. Thomas J. Paris Senior Camp

Where: St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center on 38526 Dunlap Rd. Dunlap, CA 93621

For more information, click on link: (http://www.groca.org/?cat=65)

Wednesday, September 22nd thru

Saturday, September 25th

St. Paul’s Trip to Holy Assumption Monastery

Where: Holy Assumption Monastery on 1519 Washington St. Calistoga, CA 94515

For more information, contact: Dean Langis @ 949-733-2366 or e-mail at: dlangis@stpaulsirvine.org

Wednesday, September 22nd thru

Sunday, October 31st

40 Days for Life Campaign

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.

For more information, click on link: (http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm)

Thursday, September 23rd

&

Sunday, September 26th

Clergy Wives Retreat

Where: Sts. Mary & Martha Orthodox Monastery on 65 Spinner Lane
Wagener, SC 29164

For more information, click on link: (http://www.saintsmaryandmarthaorthodoxmonastery.org/newsletter.html)

Friday, September 24th

Archangel Michael Philoptochos Retreat

Where: St. Ignatius Retreat House on 251 Searingtown Rd. Manhasset, NY 11030

For more information, click on link: (http://www.archangelmichaelchurch.org/) or contact Penny Zangas @ (516) 869-1071

Friday, September 24th thru

Sunday, September 26th

Saint John of San Francisco Monthly Retreats – Clergy Wives Retreat

Theme: “Spiritual Tools for the Presbytera”

Speakers: Archimandrite Meletios Webber

Where: Monastery of St. John of San Francisco on 21770 Ponderosa Way Manton, CA 96059

Each retreat begins Friday afternoon at 5 pm and concludes Sunday afternoon at 1 pm on the last weekend of each month. In addition to talks on the retreat theme, retreatants will also participate in the monastic services and meals and stay at the monastery guesthouse. There will be opportunity to spend quiet time walking the monastery grounds, as well as social time meeting others who seek a deeper commitment to Christ. Fr. Meletios will also be available for the Sacrament of Confession.

Space is limited in the monastery guesthouse, so please make your reservation early! The cost for each retreat weekend is $120, and we ask for a $20 deposit

For more information, click on link: (http://dowoca.org/2010/upcoming-retreats-at-the-monastery-of-saint-john/) or contact Fr. Nektarios at the monastery @ 530-474-5964 or e-mail at: office@monasteryofstjohn.org

Friday, September 24th thru

Sunday, September 26th

32nd Annual St. Thekla Pilgrimage

Theme: “Ascending the Mountain: It’s a Family Road Trip”

Speakers: Bishop Thomas & Mother Alexandra

Where: Antiochian Village on 140 Church Camp Trail Bolivar, PA 15923

For more information, click on link: (http://www.antiochianvillage.org/assets/files/center_pdf/St.%20Thekla%20Pilgrimage/Pilgrimage%202010%20Brochure.pdf)

Saturday, September 25th

24th Annual Know Your Faith Diocesan Educational Conference

Theme: “Growing Faithful Stewards! A Workshop For Teaching/Learning Stewardship in Your Parish

Speakers: Fr. Basil Aden & Deacon Stephen Hall

Where: Camp Nazareth on 339 Pew Rd. Mercer, PA 16137

For more information, click on link: (http://acrod.org/assets/files/PDFS/Christian_Education/2010%20Diocesan%20Educational%20Conference%20Flyer[1].pdf) or contact Fr. Ken Bachofsky @ (330) 372-9778 or at otecken@yahoo.com

Saturday, September 25th thru

Saturday, October 2nd

Orthodox Retreat on Iona

For more information, click on link: (http://www.iona-orthodox-retreats.org.uk/5.html) or e-mail at: ionaorthodox@gmail.com

Friday, October 1st

thru

Sunday, October 3rd

Orthodox Peace Fellowship (OPF) Annual North American Conference 2010

Theme: “Interfaith Dialogue: Searching for the Peaceable Kingdom”

Speakers: Daniel Spiro (founder, Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society and the Washington, DC Spinoza Society; author of Moses the Heretic); Fr. John-Brian Paprock (pastor, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission; author of Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else; founder and coordinator, Interfaith Awareness Week Madison, WI); Dr. Ben Johnson (founder, The Interfaith Institute; author: Beyond 9/11: Christians and Muslims Together , The God who Speaks: Learning the Language of God); & Ted Schwartz (principal, Ted and Company Theatreworks – I'd Like to Buy an Enemy and other serious comedy)

Where: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church on 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 9

For more information, click on link: (http://www.incommunion.org/incommunion.org/wp-content/uploads//2010/08/Flyer.pdf) or e-mail Alexander Patico at: opfnorthamerica@gmail.com

Friday, October 1st

thru

Sunday, October 3rd

18th Annual Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries (OWHM) Conference

Theme: “Women, the Master of Jugglers; the Power of Forgiveness in Healing”

Speaker: Maria Molett

Where: Holy Dormition Monastery on 3389 Rives-Eaton Rd. Rives Junction, MI 49277

For more information, click on link: (http://owhm.org/schedule1.html) or (http://owhm.org/2008.html)

Friday, October 1st

thru

Friday, October 15th

2010 Pilgrimage to Mount Athos

Come join us for the most unforgettable journey of your life. Experience a tr

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