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  • Mark Sedrak
    (listed in event order) Friday, March 5th & Saturday, March 6th 2010 Huffington Institute Ecumenical Symposium Topic:“Women and Church, East and West: A
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 4, 2010
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      (listed in event order)

      Friday, March 5th

      &

      Saturday,

      March 6th

      2010 Huffington Institute Ecumenical Symposium

      Topic:“Women and Church, East and West: A Catholic-Orthodox Conversation: The role and experience of women in the contemporary Orthodox and Catholic Churches”

      Where:Loyola Marymount University on 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.lmu.edu/academics/extension/crs/events/The_2010_Huffington_Ecumenical_Symposium.htm) or (http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/ecumenical/hes2010/2010_HEI_Symposium_Program.htm) or (www.lmu.edu/hei) or e-mail at: hei@... or call: 310-338-1917

      For registration form, click on link: (http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/ecumenical/hes2010/register.htm)

      Friday, March 5th

      thru

      Sunday,

      March 7th

      CrossRoad Alumni Retreat

      Where:St. Nicholas Ranch on 38526 Dunlap Road Dunlap, CA 93621

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.hchc.edu/hellenic/campus_life/vocation/crossroad/faq/1071.html)

      For registration form, click on link: (http://www.hchc.edu/assets/files/OVM/crossroad/Registration%20Form%20Alumni%20Retreat%202010.pdf)

      Saturday, March 6th

      Cappella Romana Concert

      Time:8 pm

      Where:St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on 1716 NW Davis St. Portland, OR 97209

      Description:Performance by the Yale Russian Chorus - Music of the Orthodox Tradition: Ancient chants and exquisite early and romantic choral works by Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Kedrov and Rachmaninoff. Conducted by Mark Bailey, the Yale Russian Chorus is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble from Yale University specializing in Slavic choral music. Founded in 1953, the YRC is recognized as one of the world’s premier ensembles of Slavic music today. On their 2010 Pacific Northwest tour, the Yale Russian Chorus presents a lenten offering of music while anticipating the celebration of the Resurrection: Pascha, the Feast of Feasts.

      For more information, click on link: (http://cappellaromana.org/concerts.php) or (http://cappellaromana.org/concerts.php?concert=22)

      Saturday, March 6th

      St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

      Where:St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on 14485 SW. Walker Rd. Beaverton, OR 97006

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused/sjcof/folder.2009-12-02.9460756348/Metropolis%20of%20San%20Francisco.pdf) or contact Vasili Hillhouse @ 503-644-7444 or e-mail at: vasandmaria@...

      Saturday, March 6th

      St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

      Where:Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church on 3459 Manchester Ave. Cardiff-by the Sea, CA 92007

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused/sjcof/folder.2009-12-02.9460756348/Metropolis%20of%20San%20Francisco.pdf) or contact Aristi Contos @ 562-547-6278 or e-mail at: aristiofoz@...

      Sunday,

      March 7th

      Fourth Sunday of Great Lent Lecture Series

      Topic:“Abba, give me a word”

      Speaker:Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed

      Time:7:30 pm - 9 pm

      Where:St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church on 5 Wrigley Dr. Irvine, CA 92618

      Description:This lecture series is part of the Great Lent series of lectures sponsored by the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological Library. Each lecture deals with Orthodox spirituality in the patristic tradition. All of the lectures are offered freely with no admission fee. The diocese welcomes and encourages everyone to attend as many of these lectures as possible.

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.lacopts.org/event/diocese-events/lecture-abba-give-me-a-word-father-john-paul-abdelsayed-st-marina-church-irvine)

      Sunday,

      March 7th

      Third Sunday of Great Lent Lecture Series

      Speaker:Presvytera Joy Corona

      Time:after Vespers at 6 pm

      Where:Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church on 4175 Poplar St. San Diego, CA 92105

      For more information, click on link: (http://869789182725854870-a-stjohnofdamascus-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/stjohnofdamascus.org/www/home/Sunday%20Lenten%20Vespers%20Final%202-9-10.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7cqbEdeQXYsNi_SrGaQA31ghQLWRwt3So7hrk_DlXnQ3J5h9YONBNpI1uOYJSv_lKXXbzg613Jgzob98lQ8Goa_BOCZfgV_h7OyT6xqMbDpquwenmOe1frEKDCmd9_RUuN6UzDXjouTSanfaAdIJIZOTGmtqmXTvZ0aoPNTZC14MfUOlbTK4UhNsDLa-42_O3sNgK3aSqheL78fA1b9hsb-lfvEXkYTSwxQS892V2ZgDvT6-6E0%3D&attredirects=0)

      Sunday,

      March 7th

      Cappella Romana Concert

      Time:4 pm

      Where:St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on 2100 Boyer Ave E (in Montlake) Seattle, WA 98112

      Description:Performance by the Yale Russian Chorus - Music of the Orthodox Tradition: Ancient chants and exquisite early and romantic choral works by Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Kedrov and Rachmaninoff. Conducted by Mark Bailey, the Yale Russian Chorus is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble from Yale University specializing in Slavic choral music. Founded in 1953, the YRC is recognized as one of the world’s premier ensembles of Slavic music today. On their 2010 Pacific Northwest tour, the Yale Russian Chorus presents a lenten offering of music while anticipating the celebration of the Resurrection: Pascha, the Feast of Feasts.

      For more information, click on link: (http://cappellaromana.org/concerts.php) or (http://cappellaromana.org/concerts.php?concert=22)

      Tuesday,

      March 9th

      Lenten Lecture

      Topic:“The Significance of God’s Commandments”

      Speaker:Constantine Zalalas

      Time:7 pm Light Supper w/Prayer & Discussion 7:30pm

      Where:Archangel Bookstore on 1352-A 9th Ave. (between Irving & Judah Sts.) San Francisco, CA 94122

      For more information, call Alexandra Thompson @ 415-731-2651

      Thursday,

      March 11th thru Saturday, March 13th

      Sixth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies

      Speaker:Archimandrite Dr. Elpidophoros Lambriniadis
      Where:Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology on 50 Goddard Avenue Brookline, MA 02445

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.hchc.edu/assets/files/patristics/Announcement_The%20Sixth%20Annual%20Graduate%20Students%20Conference%20in%20Patristic%20Studies.pdf) or (http://www.hchc.edu/patristics/conferences.html) or (http://www.hchc.edu/holycross/about/news/news_releases/InauguralPatriarchateLecture.html)

      Thursday,

      March 11th thru Sunday, March 14th

      2nd Annual St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference
      Speakers:Mother Alexandra (Abbess of St Thekla convent at the Antiochian Village), Fr. Noah and Kh. Elizabeth Bushelli (of St. Philip in Souderton, PA), Seraphima Sierra Butler (Catechesis Coordinator for St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Goleta, CA), Niko Chocheli, (Fine Artist, Illustrator, and Iconographer), Fr. Paul Finley (Executive Director of the Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center), Meg Jenkins (Church School teacher at Holy Cross Orthodox Church) & Andrew Kern (president and founder of the CiRCE (Center for Independent Research on Classical Education Institute) & other distinguished speakers

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

      For more information, click on link: (http://antiochianvillage.org/assets/files/center_pdf/Homeschooling%20Conference%20Flyer%202010.pdf) or (http://antiochianvillage.org/assets/files/center_pdf/FullStEmPacket2010.pdf)

      Friday,

      March 12th thru Sunday, March 14th

      Spiritual Retreat

      Topic:"Themes from the Ladder of St. John: Commandment of Prayer/Fasting; Vainglory/Pride; Meekness/Humble-mindedness"
      Speakers:Abbess (Gerondissa) Markella (Abbess of The Life Giving Spring Monastery in Dunlap, CA) & Constantine Zalalas

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

      Saturday, March 13th

      St. Anthony Monastery Trip (sponsored by St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church)

      Where:St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery on 43725 Bragdon Rd. Newberry Springs, CA 92365

      Description:For those of you who already reserved seats, your reservation will be valid for the 3/13/10 date, but if you will not be able to make it on the new date, please contact Dr. Mikhail Malek or Dr. George Awad for a refund. Seats are still available if you would like to join us and had not reserved a seat yet.

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.stdemiana.org/2010/01/19/trip-to-st-antonys-monastery-re-scheduled-for-february-6-2010/)

      Sunday,

      March 14th

      Fifth Sunday of Great Lent Lecture Series

      Topic:“St. Macrina and the Church at Home”

      Speaker:Archdeacon Moses Samaan

      Time:7:30 pm - 9 pm

      Where:St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church on 5 Wrigley Dr. Irvine, CA 92618

      Description:This lecture series is part of the Great Lent series of lectures sponsored by the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological Library. Each lecture deals with Orthodox spirituality in the patristic tradition. All of the lectures are offered freely with no admission fee. The diocese welcomes and encourages everyone to attend as many of these lectures as possible.

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.lacopts.org/event/diocese-events/lecture-st-macrina-and-the-church-home-archdeacon-moses-st-marina-coptic-church)

      Sunday, March 14th

      Fourth Sunday of Great Lent Lecture Series

      Speaker:Fr. Hanna Sakkab

      Time:after Vespers at 6 pm

      Where:Our Lady of Kazan Russian Patriarchal Orthodox Church on 3703 Central Ave San Diego, CA 92105

      For more information, click on link: (http://869789182725854870-a-stjohnofdamascus-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/stjohnofdamascus.org/www/home/Sunday%20Lenten%20Vespers%20Final%202-9-10.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7cqbEdeQXYsNi_SrGaQA31ghQLWRwt3So7hrk_DlXnQ3J5h9YONBNpI1uOYJSv_lKXXbzg613Jgzob98lQ8Goa_BOCZfgV_h7OyT6xqMbDpquwenmOe1frEKDCmd9_RUuN6UzDXjouTSanfaAdIJIZOTGmtqmXTvZ0aoPNTZC14MfUOlbTK4UhNsDLa-42_O3sNgK3aSqheL78fA1b9hsb-lfvEXkYTSwxQS892V2ZgDvT6-6E0%3D&attredirects=0)

      Sunday, March 14th

      St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

      Where:Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on 8202 East Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused/sjcof/folder.2009-12-02.9460756348/Metropolis%20of%20San%20Francisco.pdf) or contact Allen Boyd @ 480-991-3009 or e-mail at: urbanxian@...

      Friday,

      March 19th thru Sunday, March 21st

      2010 Graduates and Young Professionals Passion Retreat (for graduates and young professionals)

      Speaker:Fr. David Habib (priest at St. John Coptic Orthodox Church)

      Where:Coptic Village on 39328 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

      Registration Cost:$120 Person/For Double Room
      $95 Person/For Quad or 6 people
      $15 Late Fee (After March 1)

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.lacopts.org/articles/2010-graduates-and-young-professionals-passionretreat) or (http://www.lacopts.org/sites/default/files/2010_gyp_passion_retreat_flyer.pdf)

      Friday,

      March 19th thru Sunday, March 21st

      2010 Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYO) Junior Retreat

      Topic:“Keeping Our Faith in a Doubtful Society”

      Speaker:Der Avedis (ACYO Youth Director)

      Where:Armenian Church Summer Camp on 45000 E. Kings Canyon Rd. Dunlap, CA 93621

      Registration Cost:$75 for Juniors and Seniors (as counselors)

      Registration Deadline:Friday, March 12th, 2010

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.acyo-wd.org/junior-retreat-201/) or contact Nora Barin @ 714-292-7149 or e-mail at: nbarin@...

      Friday,

      March 19th thru Sunday, March 21st

      2010 Annual Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) Fall Creek Falls Lenten Retreat (hosted by Holy Trinity Church of Nashville, TN)
      Where:Fall Creek Falls State Park and Retreat Center on 2536 Lakeside Dr. Pikeville, TN 37367

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=223913232118&index=1)

      Friday,

      March 19th thru Sunday, March 21st

      Orthodox Women's Lenten Retreat

      Topic:“Are you ready for the Resurrection?”

      Speaker:Mother Alexandra (Abbess of the Convent of St Thekla)
      Where:Antiochian Village on 140 Church Camp Trail Bolivar, PA 15923

      Registration Deadline:March 1st, 2010

      For more information, click on link: (http://antiochianvillage.org/assets/files/center_pdf/Lenten%20Retreat%20Flyer%202010%20%20Registration.PDF)

      Saturday,

      March 20th

      Annual Lenten Retreat (sponsored by the Orthodox Oblates of St. Benedict and St. Michael Orthodox Church in Whittier, CA)
      Topic:“Reflections on Death, the Afterlife, and the Paranormal”

      Speaker:George Aquaro (Pastor of St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Torrance, CA)

      Time:9 am to 3 pm
      Where
      :St. Michael Orthodox Church on 3333 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, CA 90601

      RSVP:no later than Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 with Samia Hanna at: sambur@... or call church @ 562-692-6121

      Saturday,

      March 20th

      Annual Lenten Retreats
      Topic:“Paschal Fire from Spiritual Ashes”

      Speaker:Fr. Joseph Huneycutt (author of the popular blog: "Orthodixie)

      Where:St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on 575 Scarsdale Road Yonkers, NY 10707

      Description:Retreat will begin with Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. at the Three Hierarchs Chapel, followed by brunch at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Huneycutt's presentations from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building, and a prayer service at 4:30 pm

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.svots.edu/2010-0320-lenten-retreat/)

      For directions, click on link: (http://www.svots.edu/travel-directions/)

      Saturday,

      March 20th & Sunday, March 21st

      Lenten Retreat
      Speaker:Metropolitan Jonah (Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America & Canada - Primate of the Orthodox Church in America)

      Where:St. John of Damascus Orthodox Church on 16903 Espola Rd. Poway, CA 92064

      Description:Hear about Spiritual Life from someone who lives and practices what he preaches! Metropolitan Jonah was raised in San Diego. He was introduced to the monastic life at Valaam Monastery in Russia. Before becoming a bishop, he was the abbot of the Monastery of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, located in northern California, which he helped establish in 1996.

      RSVP at:www.stjohnofdamascus.org

      For more information, click on link: (http://869789182725854870-a-stjohnofdamascus-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/stjohnofdamascus.org/www/MetroLentenRetreatFinal2-9-10.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7cqz9ToQHzfwGmcP2rpFfulND5WBNIt_MvD9jEfGCMBHV86ztjVv5rbuLekhkRRIl022b7HiAIqylYOKcCReldjv3yhXDkTV1qaPjAstM4x-0rxHRx-Vh0XgTTFR7KHB8-DB08dl34aApiAlcS3nMhtWFCr7CSRhU-ZOOFHZZFLFD7ko7ILY03ZeLmDRJ2v1U0BYDSTy62Ix9mTdz0YUCYWpYsPY0Q%3D%3D&attredirects=0)

      Sunday,

      March 21st

      Sixth Sunday of Great Lent Lecture Series

      Topic:“Repentance in the Desert”

      Speaker:Bishop Serapion

      Time:7:30 pm - 9 pm

      Where:St. Mercurius and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church on 3645 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503

      Description:This lecture series is part of the Great Lent series of lectures sponsored by the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological Library. Each lecture deals with Orthodox spirituality in the patristic tradition. All of the lectures are offered freely with no admission fee. The diocese welcomes and encourages everyone to attend as many of these lectures as possible.

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.lacopts.org/event/bishop-serapions-schedule/lecture-repentance-in-the-desert-hg-bishop-serapion-st-mercurius-and)

      Thursday, March 25th

      Crossing Oceans for Children Fundraiser with Vladi Radmanovic
      Time:6:30 pm
      Where
      :St John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Cathedral on 900 Baker Street San Francisco, CA 94115

      For tickets, please contact Matthew Wade @ 206-227-9387 or

      mwade@...
      For more information, click on link: (http://www.iocc.org/events/crossing-oceans-3-25-10.PDF)

      Friday,

      March 26th thru Sunday, March 28th

      Saint John of San Francisco Monthly Retreats
      Topic:"Our Lenten Journey to Pascha: Fasting and feasting: experiencing the joy of the Kingdom of Heaven"

      Retreat Master:Archimandrite Meletios Webber

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

      Description: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://www.monasteryofstjohn.org/retreats.html) or contact Fr. Nektarios at the monastery @ 530-474-5964 or e-mail at:

      office@...


      +UPCOMING MONTHS W/EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINES+

      Sunday,

      April 11th thru Saturday, April 17th

      Icon Retreat Workshop: The Holy Family
      Instructor:Maryam Gossling, FSPA

      Where:Marywood Lodge on 3560 Highway 51 North Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

      Description: In the early Church, believers have seen icons as windows to the heavenly world. In the Eastern Orthodox world the use of icons has flourished for centuries, while a resurgence of appreciation of the significance and spiritual richness of this is presently occurring in the West. Participants will write/paint The Holy Family (no art experience required), while being introduced to the history of icons and their use as a focus for prayer and contemplation.

      Registration fee all materials, food and lodging; commuter fee includes all materials and the noon meal each day. Please include a $100 deposit; $50 commuters (deposit refunded if cancelled by March 12). Fee: Resident $550;

      Commuter Registration Cost:$285. Limit of 15 participants

      Registration Deadline:March 12th, 2010

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.marywoodsc.com/retreats.php)

      Friday,

      April 23rd thru Sunday, April 25th

      31st Annual Spring Diocesan Antiochian Women’s Retreat in Southern California
      Topic:“Rediscovering the Joyful Path: Building an Orthodox Personal Life, Home and Parish”

      Speaker:Fr. David Hovik (priest of St. Andrew Church in Arlington, WA)

      Where:Camp St. Nicholas on 11770 Frontier Road Frazier Park, CA 93225

      Registration:$85 (before April 5th, 2010)

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/files/announcements/2010-SoCal-AW-Retreat.PDF)

      June 11th thru June 27th

      RUSSIAN SACRED ART TRIP: An Educational Tour

      Description:Includes Moscow and cities of the “Golden Ring” . . . Vologda, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, and Pskov.

      17 days/16 nights June 11 – June 27, 2010, with OPTIONAL 4 Day Extension in St. Petersburg: SPONSORED BY The Museum of Russian Icons

      The tour cost based on 25 participants is $5150 USD / €3485 EURO

      The cost of the trip INCLUDES airfare from Boston, accommodations at three star hotels, transportation, tours, entry fees, and most meals.

      $200 tax-deductible contribution to the Museum of Russian Icons included

      Registration deadline:March 11th, 2010

      For more information, click on link: (http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/pdf/mri_trav_pol_russia10lores.PDF)

      Camp Dates

      SUMMER CAMP AT ANTIOCHIAN VILLAGE
      Session 1 - June 20th thru July 2nd; June 20th thru June 27th (one week)

      Session 2 - July 4th thru July 16th

      Session 3 - July 18th thru July 30th

      Session 4 - August 1st thru August 13th

      Where:Antiochian Village on 201 St Ignatius Trail Bolivar, PA 15923

      Camp serves young people ages 9 - 17. Take advantage of Early-Bird Registration by paying in full before March 1

      For more information, click on link: (

      http://antiochianvillage.org/camp.html)


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    • Mark Sedrak
      Christ is Risen…Indeed He is Risen! المسيح قام ... حقا قام! Χριστός ανέστη...Αληθώς ανέστη! Христос
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 12, 2010
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        Christ is Risen…Indeed He is Risen!

         

        المسيح قام ... حقا قام!

         

        Χριστός ανέστη...Αληθώς ανέστη!

         

        Христос воскресевоистину воскресе!

         

        pi<rictoc Aftwnf..Qen oume;myi Aftwnf!

         

        Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց…Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի!

         

        Upcoming Orthodox Conferences & Events

        (listed in event order)

        Friday,

        April 16th

        @ 7:30 pm

        Kitka in Concert

        Where: Cuyamaca College Concert Hall on 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy
        El Cajon, CA 92019

         

        Kitka is an American women's vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe . Dedicated to developing new audiences for music rooted in Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian women's vocal traditions, Kitka also strives to expand the boundaries of folk song as a living and evolving expressive art form. The Oakland-based ensemble has been performing together for over 30 years. Under the co-direction of Shira Cion, Juliana Graffagna, and Janet Kutulas since 1997, Kitka has grown to earn recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chorus America, and the American Choral Directors'; Association as one of this country's premier touring vocal ensembles. In addition, many international musical authorities consider Kitka the foremost interpreter of Balkan and Slavic choral repertoire working in the United States .

         

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

        Saturday,

        April 17th

        Diocese Lecture Series on Mission in the Coptic Orthodox Church

        Topic: “ Mission and Church Life

        Speaker: Fr. Daniel Habib

        Where: St. John Coptic Orthodox Church on 21329 Cienega Ave. Covina , CA 91724

         

        Each lecture will focus on one aspect of mission and missionary work in the Orthodox Church, including mission in the life of the church, mission and the individual, and the history of mission. All of the lectures will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by a small brunch and the lecture. Everyone is freely invited to attend and benefit.

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.stdemiana.org/2010/04/09/diocese-lecture-series-on-mission-in-the-coptic-orthodox-church/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StDemianaCopticOrthodoxChurch+%28St.+Demiana+Coptic+Orthodox+Church%29) or e-mail Fr. Daniel Habib at: frdanielhabib@...

        Saturday,

        April 17th

        @ 4 pm

        Da Camera Society Chamber Music in Historic Sites presents Kitka

        Where: St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral on 1324 S. Normandie Ave. LA , CA 90006

         

        The soaring women's voices of Kitka are joined by Bulgarian diva Tzetanka Varimezova and gajda master Ivan Varimezov in music from the Eastern European spiritual traditions, woven together with the rich harmonies of ancient folk songs. “The rich sound these women produce resonates as if energized by the universe itself, as if it were calling all live beings and still matter into togetherness and unity” (San Francisco Chronicle). With solemn candlelight illuminating crystal chandeliers, antique marble and gold mosaics, an architectural and cultural landmark welcomes this extraordinary ensemble to an extraordinary setting for an unforgettable concert experience. “Angelic voices in complete unison…like Mother Earth herself had opened up her vocal cords”

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?&products_id=137&osCsid=6aa7fefebb955201228fb3a5f0719815)

        Sunday,

        April 18th

        @ 4 pm

        Kitka in Concert

        Where: Clayes Performing Arts Center , CSU Fullerton (Meng Concert Hall) on 800 N. State College Blvd. Building T-1400 Fullerton , CA 92834

         

        The ethereal voices of this celebrated women’s vocal ensemble make their Meng Hall debut featuring music from Eastern Europe and beyond. This extraordinary ensemble features both traditional folksongs and contemporary vocal music. “Kitka’s songs are hauntingly beautiful, simple, yet otherworldly. The rich sound these women produce resonates as if energized by the universe itself, as if it were calling all live beings and still matter into togetherness and unity” - San Francisco Bay Times.

         

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

        Wednesday,

        April 21st thru Saturday, April 24th

        Beginning Byzantine Chant Workshop

        Speaker: Fr. David Barr (Pastor of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in Austin , TX and author of the St. Romanos Chanting Course)

        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/ByzChanting%2010.pdf)

        Friday,

        April 23rd & Saturday, April 24th

        Women’s Retreat

        Topic: “Mothers, Daughters, Brides – The Theotokos and Our Lives”

        Speaker: Presbytera, Dr. Jeannie Constantinou

        Where: Henderson House on 518 W. Stafford Stafford , KS 67578

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.stelijahokc.com/content/view/324/48/) or e-mail: gina@...

        Friday,

        April 23rd & Sunday, April 25th

        31st Annual Diocesan Antiochian Women’s Spring Retreat in Southern California

        Topic: “Rediscovering the Joyful Path: Building an Orthodox Personal Life, Home and Parish”

        Speaker: Fr. David Hovik (priest at St. Andrew Church, Arlington , WA & Diocesan Spiritual Advisor of Antiochian Women)

        Where: Camp St. Nicholas on 11770 Frontier Rd. Frazier Park, CA 93225

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/files/announcements/2010-SoCal-AW-Retreat.pdf)

        Thursday,

        April 29th

        thru Friday, May 14th

        Pilgrimage to the Holy Land sponsored by the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

         

        The group will be headed by Bishop Peter of Cleveland

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.chicagodiocese.org/files/pilgrimage-2010-English.pdf) or e-mail: dcma.rocor@...

        Friday,

        April 30th thru Sunday, May 2nd

        Saint John of San Francisco Monthly Retreats
        Topic: “The joys and sorrows of being a woman in the Orthodox Church

        Retreat Master: 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://www.monasteryofstjohn.org/retreats.html) or contact Fr. Nektarios at the monastery @ 530-474-5964 or e-mail at: office@...

        Friday,

        April 30th thru Sunday, May 2nd

        Diocese of Eastern America & New York Men’s Retreat

        Topic: “Serving the Church through Ordination”

        Where: Holy Cross Monastery on RR2, Box 2343 Wayne , WV 25570 (directions: http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/pages/directions.html)

         

        Registration is open to men of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad who are interested in serving the church through ordination to the diaconate or priesthood.

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.eadiocese.org/conf/Schedule.pdf)

        Saturday,

        May 8th

        10 am-10 pm

        First Christian Middle East Festival

        Where: La Dame Banquet on 1125 N. Magnolia Ave. #230 Anaheim , CA 92801

         

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

        For flier information, click on link: (http://www.mecfestival.org/images/E_email.pdf)

        Monday,

        May 10th 

        Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) Golf Tournament Fundraiser

        Where: Stonebrae Country Club on 27900 Fairview Ave. Hayward , CA 94542

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.iocc.org/events/castro-valley-ca-golf5-10-10.pdf) or contact Kristina Pinto @ 510-581-8950  

        Thursday,

        May 13th

        @ 7:30 pm

        Cook-off Fundraiser

        Distinguished Cooks: Fr. John Erickson (former dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary)

        Where: St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary on 575 Scarsdale Rd. Yonkers , NY 10707  

         

        An entertaining evening that includes a gourmet meal and competitive "Cook off." Proceeds from evening will go directly toward paying down the mortgage on the Lakeside Married Student Apartments, which presently house 18 seminary families on campus and are filled to capacity. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 PM, with open bar and exquisite hors d’oeuvres, and with seminarian musicians entertaining guests as they mingle and mix with seminary students, faculty, and administration. Guests then will enjoy a fabulous buffet at 7:00 PM prepared by the seminary chef, Nat Fasciano, while they cheer on competing chefs, His Grace Benjamin and Fr Alexander Rentel, whose cuisine will be judged by local celebrity “foodies.” His Grace is an alumnus of St Vladimir’s and is bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco and the West in the Orthodox Church in America ; Fr Alexander is Assistant Professor in Canon Law and Byzantine Studies at the seminary—both are talented gourmet cooks.

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.svots.edu/cookoff/)

        For flier, click on link: (http://www.svots.edu/images/stories/svs_cook_off.pdf)

        Friday,

        May 14th thru Sunday, May 16th

        Ancient Christianity Conference

        Theme: “Jesus Christ, the Great Physician

        Speaker: Metropolitan Jonah & Others

        Where: St Luke Orthodox Church on 1425 Woodstock Ave. Anniston , AL 36207

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.mosestheblack.org/) or (http://www.oca.org/news/2071)

        Friday,

        May 14th thru Sunday, May 16th

        Beginners & Intermediate Course in Eastern Orthodox Iconography

        Theme: “Tenderness Icon

        Instructor: Colette M. Kalvesmaki

        Where: Iconographer’s studio in Gaithersburg , MD

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.sacredpresence.com/2010MayClass.pdf) or (http://www.sacredpresence.com/2010courses.pdf) call 301-977-7297

        Friday,

        May 14th thru Sunday, May 16th

        Midwest Antiochian Women’s Retreat

        Theme: “Create in Me a New Heart, on the Holy Spirit

        Instructor: Mother Alexandra (Abbess of the Convent of St. Thekla)

        Where: Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery on 3389 Rives Eaton Rd. Rives Junction , MI 49277

         

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

        Saturday,

        May 15th

        10 am-5 pm

        Women’s Retreat

        Topic: “In Search of Reality

        Speaker: Mother Andrea (Abbess of St. Nicholas Monastery, North Fort Meyers , FL )

        Where: All Saints of North America Orthodox Church on 3648 Middlebrook Village Rd. Middlebrook , VA 24459

         

        For more information, click on link: (http://www.allsaintsofamerica.org/retreat/retreat.html) or e-mail Bonnie Opyoke at: blivickmoses@...

        Saturday,

        May 22nd

        Diocese Lecture Series on Mission in the Coptic Orthodox Church

        Topic: “Evangelizing Individual Souls

        Speaker: Fr. Ishak Azmy Boulos

        Where: St. John Coptic Orthodox Church on 21329 Cienega Ave. Covina , CA 91724

         

        Each lecture will focus on one aspect of mission and missionary work in the Orthodox Church, including mission in the life of the church, mission and the individual, and the history of mission. All of the lectures will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by a small brunch and the lecture. Everyone is freely invited to attend and benefit.

         

        For more information, click on link: (

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          Therefore be sure that every prayer that is not fulfilled is certainly harmful; but a prayer that is answered is beneficial. The Giver of gifts is just and good and will not leave your prayers unanswered, for in His goodness there is no malice and in His truth there is no envy. (St. Ephraim the Syrian)

           

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

          Friday, October 15th

          Annual Religions in Conversation Conference

           

          Theme: “Poetry and Religion: Finding Religious Realities Through Sacred Verse”

           

          Where: Scripps College on 231 E. Tenth St. Claremont, CA 91711

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.cgu.edu/pages/8335.asp)

          Friday, October 15th

          Zedashe Ensemble Concert

           

          Where: St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church on 500 De Haro St. San Francisco, CA 94107

           

          One of the few mixed gender performing ensembles in Georgia, Zedashe has developed a highly distinctive sound, which captures the traditional way of singing in the home. Their repertoire includes three-part harmony chants from the Georgian Orthodox Christian liturgy and a full range of folk genres including work songs, love songs, historical ballads, war dance songs and ritual circle dances, sometimes accompanied by traditional instruments. The group's name is taken from the special earthenware jugs - zedashes - used for making wine.

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.zedashe.org/tour.html) or (http://www.saintgregorys.org/events/detail/event-calendar/)

          Friday, October 15th

          &

          Saturday, October 16th

          1st Annual Coptic Retreat

           

          Speakers: Fr. Kyrillos Makar

           

          Where: St. Stephen Christian Retreat Center on 4951 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32780

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.suscopts.org/coptic-retreat/pdf/coptic_retreat_flyercoptic1.pdf)

          Friday, October 15th

          thru

          Sunday, October 17th

          Arabic Youth Convention

           

          Where: St. Stephen Coptic Orthodox Church & Retreat Center on 4951 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32780

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.suscopts.org/pdf/2010_arabic_youth_convention.pdf)

          Friday, October 15th

          thru

          Sunday, October 17th

          2010 Orthodox Conference on Missions & Evangelism

           

          Speakers: Fr. Peter Gillquist (Chair of the AOCA's Department of Missions and Evangelism), Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou (President of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA), Deacon Michael Hyatt (President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing)

           

          Where: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on 2250 E. Paris S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49546

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (www.antiochian.org/missions/conference)

          Saturday, October 16th  

          Family Spiritual Day

           

          Speakers: Fr. James Soli­man & Fr. David Abdelsayed

           

          Where: St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church on 9682 Via Exce­len­cia San Diego, CA 92126

           

           

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

          Sunday, October 17th  

          St. Verena Charity Banquet

           

          Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel on 200 S. Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.thecocc.org/index.php?view=article&id=18:church-news-and-announcements&format=pdf)

          Sunday, October 17th

          thru

          Saturday, October 23rd

          Seniors’ Mexico 7-day Cruise

           

           

           

          For more information, contact: Fr. Augustinos Hanna @ (909) 592-8847

          Sunday, October 17th

          IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) Action Dinner

           

          Where: St. Demetrios Orthodox Church on 2100 Boyer Avenue East Seattle, WA 98112

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (https://www.iocc.org/giving/event_seattle10-17-10-dinner.aspx)

          Sunday, October 17th

          Zedashe Ensemble Concert

           

          Where: 1st Congregational Church on 900 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

           

          One of the few mixed gender performing ensembles in Georgia, Zedashe has developed a highly distinctive sound, which captures the traditional way of singing in the home. Their repertoire includes three-part harmony chants from the Georgian Orthodox Christian liturgy and a full range of folk genres including work songs, love songs, historical ballads, war dance songs and ritual circle dances, sometimes accompanied by traditional instruments. The group's name is taken from the special earthenware jugs - zedashes - used for making wine.

           

           

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

          Monday, October 18th

          @ 7:30 pm

           

          40+ Fellowship Wine & Cheese Party

           

          Where: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church on 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604

           

          St. Paul invites single, widowed and divorced Orthodox Christians from our sister parishes in Southern California for an evening of fellowship and friendship.  Please bring your favorite wine and cheese--we will provide the rest!  This event is free of charge.  Please come and bring a friend.

           

           

          For more information, contact: Paul Lambrakis @ (562) 260-9467 or e-mail at: pnlx@...

          Thursday, October 21st

          thru

          Sunday, October 24th

          Pre-Marital Retreat

           

          Speakers: Dr. Yousry Armanious & Sally Helmy

           

          Where: TBA

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.suscopts.org/programs/pre-marital/tn/) or or e-mail Bishoy Saad at: ebichoy@...

          Friday, October 22nd

          @ 7:30 pm

          Intercessory Prayer for those affected by Cancer

           

          Where: Holy Protection Orthodox Cathedral on 59 E. Second St. New York, NY 10003

           

           

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

          Friday, October 22nd

          @ 8 pm

          Cappella Romana – The Tudor Choir: Victoria Requiem

           

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

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.cappellaromana.org/CR_SB1011web.pdf) or (https://robot.boxofficetickets.com/800-494-TIXS/WebObjects/BOTx2005.woa/wa/inspectProgram?id=114645&passKey=cfa39ccbee&webWrapNC=1)

          Friday, October 22nd

          &

          Saturday, October 23rd

          Academy of Orthodox Church Singing

           

          Theme: “Church Chant as Mirror of Orthodox Theology”

          Instructor: Dr. Milos Vesin

           

          Where: St. George Serbian Orthodox Church on 3025 Denver St. San Diego, CA 92117

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://www.saintgeorgeinsd.com/Events/Church-Singing-Workshop-scheduled-for-Oct.-22-and-23,-2010)

          Friday, October 22nd

          thru

          Sunday, October 24th

          Retreat Weekend

           

          Theme: “The Philokalia & Orthodox Spirituality”

          Speaker: Dr. Paul Ladouceur

           

          Where: St. Mary of Egypt Refuge in Madoc, Ontario, Canada (just north of Belleville)

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

          (http://livedtheologyschool.org/retreat%20at%20St%20Mary%20of%20Egypt%20October%2022%20to%2024.pdf) or email Mary Marrocco at: marrocco7@... or Dr. Paul Ladouceur at: thabor@...

          Saturday, October 23rd

          2010 Orthodox Institute – Ontario, Canada

           

          Theme: “Sharing our Faith”

          Speaker: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick

           

          Where: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church on 9116 Bayview Ave. Richmond Hill Ontario, Canada L4B-3M9

           

           

          For more information, click on link:

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            The soul...can recover its health if it will use the virtues as the path to sobriety. The virtues however, are woven through with sorrow and afflictions.”

            St. Justin Popovich – “Orthodox Faith and Life in Christ”

             

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

            Monday, November 15th

            Fall 2010 Webinar

             

            Theme: “Theology of the 12 Great Feasts as seen through hymns and icons: Part II”

             

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://religioused.sanfran.goarch.org/sfseminars/index.htm)

            Wednesday, November 17th

            Huffington Ecumenical Institute

             

            Topic: “Mary, Mother of God: Bridge to Unity?”

            Where: Loyola Marymount University (University Hall 1000 – Ahmanson Auditorium) on 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

             

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/ecumenical/Fall2010.htm)

            Wednesday, November 17th

            FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) San Diego/God’s Extended Hand (feeding the poor)

             

            Where: God’s Extended Hand on 1625 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

             

            Every Wednesday at 5:30pm, Orthodox Christians throughout San Diego serve meals to the homeless and poor of San Diego. We need some extra volunteers. This is a great opportunity for our parishioners to get involved in this life-changing ministry.

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

            (http://www.saintgeorgeinsd.com/News/San-Diego-Chapter-St.-George-Gets-Involved) or email Fr. Bratso at: frbratso@... or call @ 619-276-5827

            Thursday, November 18th

            UCLA/USC/LMU/CSUN Coptic Club Thanksgiving Potluck

             

            Where: St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church on 1245 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

             

             

            For more information, call church office at: (310) 917-1981

            Thursday, November 18th

            Evening Talk

             

            Topic: “Archangel St. Michael and the Bodiless Powers

            Speaker: Hieromonk Irenei (Dr. Matthew Steinberg)

            Where: Archangel Orthodox Bookstore on 1352-A 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA  94122

             

             

            For more information, call bookstore at: (415) 242-9698

            Friday, November 19th

            &

            Saturday, November 20th

            St. Nicholas Kids Club – Thanksgiving Program

             

            Where: St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on 2308 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90057

             

             

            For more information, contact: Ed or Georgette Malouf @ (818) 563-2838

            Friday, November 19th

            thru

            Sunday, November 21st

            Saint John of San Francisco Monthly Retreats

             

            Theme: “Recovery Retreat – Carrying the Message: Renewing our Commitment and Gratitude (for various stages in recovery)

            Speaker: 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@...

             

            Friday, November 19th

            thru

            Sunday, November 21st

            Pre-Marital Retreat

             

            Theme: “The Sparkling Marriage”

            Speakers: Dr. Yousry Armanious

            Where: Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake on 3000 Nasa Road 1 Houston, TX 77058

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

            (http://www.suscopts.org/programs/pre-marital/tx/)

            Saturday, November 20th

            Pan-Orthodox Religious Educators & Youth Worker’s Workshop/ Seminar

             

            Topic: “Following Christ: the Pilgrimage of Teaching”

            Speaker: Dr. Eve Tibbs

            Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on 8202 E. Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

            (http://assumptionaz.org/assets/files/pdf%20docs/reledwkshp.1.pdf)

            Sunday, November 21st

            FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) – Weekly Community Meal

             

            Where: Valencia Inn on 2630 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim, CA 92804

             

            We need people each week to come serve meals. Please join Orthodox Christians from around Southern California as we serve those most in need in our community.

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

            (http://focusnorthamerica.org/drup/index.php?q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=41)

            Sunday, November 21st

            @ 6 pm

            40+ Fellowship Lenten Potluck Dinner

             

            Where: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church on 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604

             

            St. Paul invites single, widowed and divorced Orthodox Christians from our sister parishes in Southern California for an evening of fellowship and friendship.  This event is free of charge.  Please come and bring a friend.

             

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/potluck.pdf)


            Sunday, November 21st

            1st Annual St. John’s Gala

             

            Speaker: Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

            Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on 999 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

            (http://www.stjohnsacademysf.org/st-john-s-gala-2010)


            Sunday, November 21st

            Camp Zoe  Dinner & Movie Fundraiser

             

            Where: St. Katherine Fellowship Hall on 722 Knob Hill Redondo Beach, CA 90277

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://www.stsophia.org/herald/herald_2010-11.pdf) or contact Fr. Bill at: frbill@... or (323) 737-2424 ext. 222

            Sunday, November 21st

            IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) Dinner Fundraiser

             

            Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on 1703 N Washington St. Spokane, WA 99205

             

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://www.iocc.org/ioccevents_upcomingevents1.aspx)

            Wednesday, November 24th

            FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) San Diego/God’s Extended Hand (feeding the poor)

             

            Where: God’s Extended Hand on 1625 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

             

            Every Wednesday at 5:30pm, Orthodox Christians throughout San Diego serve meals to the homeless and poor of San Diego. We need some extra volunteers. This is a great opportunity for our parishioners to get involved in this life-changing ministry.

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

            (http://www.saintgeorgeinsd.com/News/San-Diego-Chapter-St.-George-Gets-Involved) or email Fr. Bratso at: frbratso@... or call @ 619-276-5827

            Wednesday, November 24th thru

            Saturday, November 27th

            Texas Family Convention

             

            Theme: “The Word of God alive and active in your home”

            Where: Crown Plaza Hotel on 111 Pecan St. East San Antonio, TX 78205

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://suscopts.org/family-retreat/tx/)

            Wednesday, November 24th thru

            Saturday, November 27th

            Florida Family Convention

             

            Theme: “In God we trust”

            Speaker: Bishop Youseff

            Where: St. Stephen Christian Retreat Center on 4951 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32780

             

            For more information, click on link: (http://suscopts.org/family-retreat/fl/)

            Sunday, November 28th

            FOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) – Weekly Community Meal

             

            Where: Valencia Inn on 2630 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim, CA 92804

             

            We need people each week to come serve meals. Please join Orthodox Christians from around Southern California as we serve those most in need in our community.

             

             

            For more information, click on link:

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