“In the Image and Likeness of God – The Human Person in Orthodox Spirituality” Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Lecture

07 March 2016
Appellate Courtroom, Eckstein Hall, Marquette University
1215 W. Michigan St.,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Free & open to the Public

In the Image and Likeness of God – The Human Person in Orthodox Spirituality

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia is a renowned Orthodox Christian theologian, scholar, writer, and speaker. He is the author of several works on the Orthodox Christian tradition, including the hugely successful The Orthodox Church. With Philip Sherrard and Gerald Palmer, he translated the classic work of Orthodox spirituality, The Philokalia. He is a monk of the monastery of St. John of Patmos, a metropolitan bishop within the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The question of what it means to be human has been described by Metropolitan Kallistos as the most significant and pressing issue facing Orthodox theology today. This lecture, sponsored by the Marquette Department of Theology, is free and open to the public.

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Orthodoxy on Tap (part 1)

27 February 2016
11 E. Madison St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Orthodoxy on Tap a three-part winter series

Presenting Steven Christoforou, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and host of “Be the Bee”. “LIVING ORTHODOXY TODAY: WHERE GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE”



IOCC Special Presentation – “Your Faith in Action” – St. Nicholas Day

6 December 2015
St. Nicholas Church
4313 18th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140-2707

As part of St. Nicholas’ celebration of the church’s patron saint, Nick Kasemeotes, gift officer for International Orthodox Christian Charities will be giving a brief talk about IOCC and a recent trip to the Middle East.

St. Nicholas - Kenosha

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One Day Conference: The Strength of Christianity in the Islamic World

Saturday, 31 October 2015
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
N65 W6503 Cleveland St.
Cedarburg, WI 53012

The Strength of Christianity in the Islamic World

This one day conference sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy Syndesmos of Wisconsin and will discuss theology, historical realities, and the modern crisis of the Church in predominantly Muslim countries.

Presenters include:
Fr. Elijah Mueller, Ph.D. Director of the St. Macrina Orthodox Institute and Lecturer at Wright College of Chicago

Sami Sweis, Doctoral Candidate, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago

Lunch will be provided; Free-Will Offering will be taken to cover conference costs

For more information, contact Fr. Thomas Mueller by phone at 414.671.5819 or by email at crankypriest@gmail.com

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Being Orthodox on Purpose – One day retreat

Saturday, 10 October 2015
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
893 N. Church Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126-1005

Retreat Schedule:
10:30 a.m. Registration and Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Session #1 – “The Bad News”
12:30 p.m. Harvest of Plenty (aka Lunch)
1:15 p.m. Session #2 – “The Good News”

Reservations required by Monday, 5 October. Please contact Eleni at the Church Office at saintdemetriosoffice@gmail.com or 630.834.7010.

Being Orthodox On Purpose

This retreat will feature Fr. Barnabas Powell, parish priest at SS. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia and host of Faith Encouraged LIVE on Ancient Faith Radio. He is also the author of the devotional Faith Encouraged Daily (faithencouraged.org). Fr. Barnabas has traveled the country speaking in parishes about parish renewal, outreach to neighbors, spiritual maturity and purposeful practice of the Faith in everyday life. His question to parishes all across the country is “Why don’t your neighbors walk to your church on Sunday morning?”

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UWM 2nd Annual OCF Lecture – Christians of the Middle East

3 March 2015
UW-Milwaukee, Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211


The Orthodox Christian Fellowship at UW-Milwaukee invites you to a free lecture:

OCF is hosting our 2nd annual lecture in the Union Fireside Lounge at 6PM. We are welcoming Mr. Sami Sweis from the University of Chicago to our campus. Mr. Sweis is a PhD candidate at U of C and will be speaking about Christians of the Middle East–their history, their role within their society, and the changes this often forgotten group has experienced over the centuries.

Hope to see you next week!

More details at http://www.facebook.com/OCFUWM

OCWA Scholarship Dinner

19 February 2015
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI 53222

As previously posted (here), the OCWA sponsors a scholarship for a high school student going into college and for a graduate student enrolled in a graduate program. The entries have been received, and the winners will be announced at our award dinner.

Speaking at this event will be our special guest, Dr. Philip Nayler, PhD Professor at Marquette University on the topic “Byzantium’s Enterprising Empressess: Gender & the Exercise of Power and Influence”

Please call Harriet Sporaa at 262.415.5233 to make your reservation.

Donations for the Cathedral Center will also be collected at the dinner. Items that are needed include Socks (adult/child), adult mittens/gloves, underwear, bus passes, warm outerwear, snacks, lotion, lip balm, bar soap, baby soap, deodorant, washcloths, Q tips, adult women’s pants, flash drives.