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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.
UK Pilgrimage to Open for Registration at February Symposia
(1 February 2014) The Institute's first educational pilgrimage will take place in the coming year, to the holy Orthodox sites of the British Isles, including England and Scotland. Pilgrims will visit the sites, shrines and relics of some of the great saints of the Church, including the Apostle Aristobulus, Sts Bede, Cuthbert, Chad, Augustine of Canterbury, Alban and many, many others — while at the same time visiting London, Edinburgh, Oxford, York, Durham, Holy Island, Essex, Canterbury, Hadrian's Wall, and other historical sites.
Three cohorts of new students prepare to start their studies on 14th January
(11th January 2014) Three new student cohorts are set to begin their studies on the Institute's flagship Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning this coming Tuesday, 14th January - the start of the Institute's winter term. Joining three other cohorts already in thier studies, three different modules are beginning on Tuesday: "Foundations in Orthodox History and Practice", "The Church and the Book: The Church at Prayer", and "Controversies, Councils & Creeds: Into the Conciliar Age", the latter of which is being offered for the first time.