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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.
Congratulations with the Feast Day of the Institute
(31st January 2014) 18 / 31 January marks the feast day of St. Athanasius the Great and St. Cyril of Alexandria, the patrons of our Orthodox Institute, and we congratulate all our students, friends, symposium participants and benefactors with the heavenly joy of this feast.
We have marked this occasion by the serving of a moleben on behalf of our students, staff and friends, with the prayer that our patron saints will continue to bestow their blessings upon the good works and intentions of all those associated with the Institute.