Events for the Orthodox Community

September

 

Presentation of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Monastery Patronal Feast: You are invited to attend the Annual Patronal Feast of Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete and Founders Day of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Monastery to be held at Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete: 28650 105th St., Weatherby, MO 64497. Friday, September 15 at 5:00 pm – Vespers; Saturday, September 16 at 8:00 am -  Matins, Hours and Divine Liturgy followed by a Procession to the Trapeza for lunch and tour of the Monastery; Akathist, 6:00 pm – Great Vespers. Please let us know if you plan to attend by calling (660) 749-5325 to RSVP.

Threats to Democracy in Turkey: Because the Ecumenical Patriarchate is under severe persecution by the Turkish Government and its very existence within Turkey is at stake, you may want to attend this event: A discussion entitled “Threats to Democracy in Turkey” featuring Professor Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and Mr. Abdulhamit Bilici, Former Editor in Chief of Zaman, the largest newspaper in Turkey. Tuesday, September 19 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, Fleur de Lys A, 7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton. Reception from 5:30 to 6:15 pm followed by the program from 6:15 to 8:00 pm. Price: $35 per person which includes liberal hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks/ cash bar provided. Register online at www.wac-stl.org, call 314-727-9988, or email ehatfield@wac-stl.org. Presented by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and the Turkic American Alliance.

“Myth, Exile, Love in Poetry”: A presentation by Constantine Cavafy and Seamus Heany brought to you by the Hellenic Society of Greater St. Louis. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 8:00 pm at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis.

Clean-up Day at the Assumption: All parishioners are asked to come help clean up the church grounds on September 23, 2017 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Remember, the more hands we have, the better! 

Annual Armenian Festival: The Holy Virgin Mary & Shoghagat ArmenianChurch, on the Church Grounds - Rain or Shine. Sunday, September 24, 2017 from Noon till 4:30. 400 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL . Great Armenian food, games, raffles and more!

 

St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church Feast Day: The St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri will celebrate her patronal feast day with a vigil service on Monday, September 25, 2017.  The vigil service will begin at 5:00 with the reading of the Pre-Communion Prayers, followed by Great Vespers and Orthros. It will end with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. 1930 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. For more information, please contact Fr. Daniel Morton at (314) 348-9227.

UMSL Vocal Music Seminar: Join visiting musical artist Yannis Filias, Stella Markou, and Alla Voskoboynikova on September 27, 2017 from 7:30 - 9:30 pm in Lee Theatre, Touhill Performing Arts Center, as they bring to the St. Louis community the best of Greek classical vocal  music in a casual music seminar celebrating the songs and arias of Greece's greats: Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, and Manolis Kalomiris. This residency and performance is made possible through the support of the College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program. Free and open to the public. Contact music@umsl.edu or call 314-516-5980 for more information.

 

Concert with Greek scholar and Lyric Tenor Yannis Filias:  Friday, September 29, 2017- 8:00 PM in the Lee Theatre of the Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL. Filias has enchanted audiences and illuminated stages with a raw charisma and a striking vocal prowess. Join Yannis  Filias alongside soprano Stella Markou, pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, and UMSL Opera Theatre for an unforgettable evening. 

 

October

 

Sanctity - The Goal of the Christian LifeA spiritual retreat hosted by Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017. Guest speaker: The V. Rev. Abbot James (Corazza), priest of the Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in the Russian church Outside Russia in San Francisco, CA. For a full schedule, please visit Assumption’s website at www.assumptiongoc.org, and to register, please call the Church office at 314-966-2255. The cost is $20. 1755 Des Peres Rd, Town & Country, MO 63131.

 

St. Thomas the Apostle Romanian Orthodox Church will celebrate her Patron Saint by serving a Great Vespers on Oct. 5th at 5:30 pm and on Oct. 6th serving Matins at 9:00 am, and Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am. Please join them for this celebration, 6501 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109.  Please call 314-353-0841 for more information.

 

2017 St. Thomas Festival: St. Thomas the Apostle Romanian Church, 6501 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109. Saturday, October 7th (11 am – 8 pm) and Sunday, October 8th (12 pm – 6 pm). Please join them for delicious food, music, dancers, church tours, and Romanian wine tasting. Please call 314-353-0841 for more information.

 

Aristophanes’ The Birds: Presented by the UMSL Theatre Department at the Touhill Performing Arts Center; October 12 – 14 at 7:30 pm, October 15 at 2:00 pm. $20 adults, $10 students. Buy tickets online at https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/aristophanes-the-birds

Mylonas Lecture in Classical Art and Archaeology:”Lord of the Gold Rings: The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos” Prof. Sharon Stocker, University of Cincinnati. October 22 at 2:00 pm, Saint Louis Art Museum Auditorium. 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110. (314) 721-0072.

 

Dr. Nicholas Matsakis Memorial Lecture: “The Impact of Thermopylae on our Modern World” Elias Matsakis. October 30. 7:00 pm reception, 7:30 pm lecture, Century Room A, Millennium Student Center, UMSL. To register to attend and receive a free parking pass, please go to the UMSL International Studies registration website at https://apps.umsl.edu/webapps/ITS/CIS_register/index.cfm.

 

2018

 

Professor Diane Touliatos Endowed Annual Lecture in Greek Studies: “Ancient Greek Poetry and Hymnography” Dr. Nick Giannoukakis. January 18, 2018. 7:00 pm Reception, 7:30 pm Lecture. Century Room A, Millennium Student Center, UMSL. To register to attend and receive a free parking pass, please go to the UMSL International Studies registration website at https://apps.umsl.edu/webapps/ITS/CIS_register/index.cfm.

 

Catherine Pelican Memorial Lecture in Greek Culture: “Peoples of the Sea, Philistines, and the Greeks of the Bronze Age: View from the recent excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel” Professor Haskel Greenfield, University of Manitoba. February 17, 2018. 7:00 Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture, Century Room A, Millennium Student Center, UMSL. To register to attend and receive a free parking pass, please go to the UMSL International Studies registration website at https://apps.umsl.edu/webapps/ITS/CIS_register/index.cfm.

 

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