Around the Twin Cities
August 3-7: VBS at St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral, Minneapolis, will offer vacation bible school this summer - August 3-7 - for children aged 3 through fifth grade. "Garden of the Theotokos" is this year's theme. Click here for registration and other details.
OCMC Mission: Local Support
John Windsor, a parishioner at St George Antiochian in West St Paul, is raising funds to support his participation in the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) Summer Mission Team to Moldova and Romania. You can read more about the mission trip by clicking here, and you can offer support for John here.
Travel to Mount Athos
Dn Bohdan Melnychenko shared a note from Vladimir Prikhodko, whom he met when visiting Mount Athos; Vladimir arranges student pilgrimages there.This year's pilgrimage is to Vatopedi Monastery, one of the largest and most hospitable monasteries on the Holy Mountain; the travel dates are July 28 to August 6. Daily life in the monasteries is well depicted here; visitors will adhere to this lifestyle while on the Holy Mountain. Contact information for Vladimir and more details are available from Dn Bohdan.
Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs at the Museum of Russian Art
The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is currently hosting an exhibit of Imperial porcelain Easter eggs, through September. The exhibit includes about 70 presentation Easter eggs featuring Russian orthodox saints, Imperial monograms, traditional Russian geometric patterns, ornate floral designs, and more; these beautifully painted porcelain eggs were produced at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St Petersburg during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Click here for more details.