Around the Twin Cities
Deacon Herman: Axios!
Thanks to Fr Christopher Maciolek for sharing this photo from the recent ordination of Herman Klarr to the diaconate by Bishop Paul (August 5 at St Herman's, Minneapolis).
August 28- 31: TMORA Exhibit on St Elizabeth
The Museum of Russian Art announces the third in its series of short-term pop-up exhibitions of historical photographs, images, and related objects. "Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna: Path to Holiness" will be on display in the main gallery between August 28 and 31. Remembering the life and works of Grand Duchess Elizabeth (Romanov), the exhibition includes photographs of the Grand Duchess and her family, as well as contemporary photographs of the related memorial sites. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Russian Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC, and the Elisabethan-Sergius Educational Society, Moscow.
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August 29-30: Coptic Orthodox Festival in South St Paul
August 29-30, St Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, South St Paul, will host its annual festival the weekend of August 29-30. Click here for details.
September 5: Talk on Russian Orthodoxy in China at St Mary's Cathedral
At approximately 6:15 pm, Professor Laurie Manchester of Arizona State University will give a talk on Russian Orthodoxy in China, after 5 pm Vespers on Saturday, September 5 at St. Mary's Cathedral. Refreshments will be served. Manchester is a historian of Russia and travels there every year to work in archives and conduct oral interviews. She is the author of Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia. Currently she is researching her second book, The Real Russians Return: Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R. To date she has presented her work at conferences and universities all over the United States and in the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Israel and Poland. Before joining the history faculty at Arizona State University, she taught at Georgetown and Boston College.
September 9: Georgian Music at St Mary's Cathedral
Zedashe, a Georgian vocal ensemble from the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi in Eastern Georgia, will be performing at St Mary's Cathedral, Minneapolis, on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm. Steeped in the ancient musical traditions of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Zedashe will present a concert of liturgical hymns and melodies. Tickets are available online for $18 or at the door for $20. For those enthusiasts who really want to know more about Georgian music, Zedashe will also offer a workshop on Saturday, September 12, in the parish center, from 9:30 till noon. Tickets for the workshop are also available for $18 online or $20 at the door. For more information about these events and others, please contact Deacon Gregory Ealy (email@example.com).
September 11: Chloe's Fight 5K Run, Family Walk and Kids Toga Race
Chloe's Fight is again partnering with the Taste of Greece, Twin City's largest celebration of Greek culture, for an invigorating toga run and walk around Lake Calhoun. It's a beautiful course with baklava and Greek dancing at the end! Come have fun while you help us raise raise awareness and funds to promote local research on childhood rare genetic diseases at the University of Minnesota. This year's goal is $15,000 to kick off a brand new research project at the University of Minnesota. Click here for more information.
September 11-13: Taste of Greece - Minneapolis
Taste of Greece, the annual Greek festival at St Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, is happening the weekend of September 11-13 - click here for full details!
September 30: Lyn Olson Medical Crisis Program Gala
The Lyn Olson Medical Crisis Program is designed to support individuals and their families who are struggling with financial obligations due to a medical crisis. The success of the 2014 gala prompted a repeat event on the terrace of the Stillwater Public Library. Please come hear stories of the grants awarded in 2015. LOMCP is collaborating with various partnering organizations (including FOCUS MN) to identify applicants in dire need. Tickets may be purchased ticket online and cost $25; click here for more details.
October 2-4: St Mary's Family Camp at Camp Courage
The annual family camp sponsored by St Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, will be held October 2-4, at Camp Courage near Annandale, Minnesota - all are welcome! This year's guest speaker is Bishop Anthony Michaels, Antiochian Orthodox Bishop of the Midwest.
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October 4-10: Iconography Workshop
An iconography workshop will be offered October 4-10 at St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in NE Minneapolis, taught by Prosopon Scbool instructor and master iconographer Nikita Andrejev. For more information, contact Marilyn Johnson (612-378-0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org).