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Institute Closure for Holy Week and Bright Week
Dear students, staff and friends;
This is a reminder that, as per our Academic Calendar, the Institute is now closed for Passion Week, Pascha, and Bright Week, through to (and including) Radonitsa (which falls on 29th April, 2014). We 're-open' on Wednesday the 30th.
During this period, as with all our closure periods, students and faculty retain full access to all-online materials, VLE resource suites, etc.; and you can post replies, content, assignment materials, if you wish. However, please note that instructors will likely not engage with any materials submitted during the closure until we re-open after the break.
We would like to heartily encourage you, also, to use this break to focus on your participation in the liturgical and festal life of the Church during these two weeks. There is a time for study, and there is a time to lay books (even internet books and lectures!) aside and participate in all that the Church sets before us in these sacred and transformative days. Our prayer is that the studies in which you are engaged will have, in some small way, prepared you for a greater entry into these days, and that your Holy Week and Pascha will be filled with profound blessings and joy.
We look forward to 'seeing' you all when we return, and to greeting one another with the joy of the Feast of Feasts!
The Institute will be closed for Clean Week
This is a reminder that the office of the Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies will be closed for the whole of Clean Week (the first week of Great Lent, Monday-Friday, 3rd-7th March 2014), as per our usual practice.
A full schedule of Institute closure / break / holiday periods is found in our Academic Calendar, 2014.
Symposium in Riverside Concludes
(24th February 2014) The Institute's second symposium in Riverside, California concluded yesterday after two days of a remarkably full program — both in terms of attendees, speakers, and spiritual content. A schedule that included talks by no fewer than five speakers was added to with a full lecture by His Eminence Archbishop Joseph, as participants spent a full weekend exploring the living heritage of the Church's martyrs.
San Francisco symposium Day 1: A brief photo report
(15th February 2014) The Institute's San Francisco symposium got underway today with a crowded turnout for a full day of prayer, services, talks and fellowship. We've a few photographs to share of Day 1, which opened the conference in a spirit of common Orthodox prayer and the desire to grow in the seriousness with which we approach the Christian struggle.
Institute and Participants Prepare for Tomorrow's San Francisco Symposium
(14th February 2014) Final preparations are underway for tomorrow's symposium in San Francisco: Martyrdom in the Christian Life - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, which will begin with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Entry of the Lord, then proceed into two days of talks, discussions, services and times for fellowship on the theme of spiritual struggle in the lives of Orthodox Chirstians today. With some 80 participants registered thus far, the Institute's third symposium in San Francisco looks set to keep with our tradition of engaging in important topics in a spirit of prayer, worship and learning.