Feast of St Procopius the Confessor and St Raphael of Brooklyn
IF YOU MISSED our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium last month, all of the sessions are now available on our website for Eighth Day Members.
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Feast of St Timothy the Righteous and St John, Patriarch of Constantinople
IF YOU MISSED the announcement about our two new Reading Societies, here's a quick update.
The Cappadocian Society, open to anybody involved in ministry of any sort, continues to work its way through Charles Taylor's A Secular Age. They meet on Thursdays from 4-5:15 pm at The Ladder. I'll post a news item once they've decided on the... Continue Reading
Feast of St Agathus of Rome
IF YOU DONATED to Eighth Day Institute in 2016, you should have received a tax-deductible receipt by now.
If you received the most recent issue of Synaxis in the mail, your receipt should have been tucked in that publication.
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THE SCHEDULE for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium on January 12-14 in Wichita, KS is finally set, including lecture titles. I hope you will join us for what promises to be a great weekend of pondering the Church's role in the public square.
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Feast of the Ten Martyrs of Crete
WE'RE EXCITED to announce the launch of two new book groups and plans for three others.
The Cappadocian Society will begin meeting weekly on Thursdays, 4 pm at The Ladder, beginning January 26. This group is for clergy and any others involved in ministry. We're making an ambitious start with the giant tome by Charles Taylor: A Secular Age.
The Florovsky Society will... Continue Reading
Feast of the Great Martyr Anastasia of Rome
TEN YEARS ago Eighth Day Institute was merely an idea. The idea was born while serving as a missionary in Latin America. It began to grow during my employment at Eighth Day Books. And then it began to take flesh.
The fall of 2006 was a turning point. Although we weren’t even a legal entity at that time, we called ourselves St.... Continue Reading
Feast of St Herman of Alaska
REGISTRATION is now live for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium on Jan 12-14, 2017.
But before registering, please consider helping us end our year strong and stable with a tax-deductible donation.
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Feast of St Spyridon the Wonderworker
WE HAD A delightful time together at our annual Nativity Feast Friday evening, which actually fell on the feast day of St. Anna's conception of the Theotokos, the Prophetess Hannah, and the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection (click here for a brief reflection on that feast day).
The feast began, as many of our events do, with our Eighth... Continue Reading
Feast of St. Sabbas the Sanctified
THIS YEAR, we decided to create our own #8thDayGivingWeek as a way to launch our end-of-year campaign, after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. And we’ve chosen a week full of important feast days, including two wonderworking saints.
Yesterday was the feast day of St. John of Damascus, the patron saint of Eighth Day Institute. You can read more about... Continue Reading
FROM OUR website: "The initial impulse for Eighth Day Institute, long before its initial incorporation in 2008, was to establish a 'Gap-Year Program' for high-school graduates. Although our body of developing work has thus far focused solely on adult education, we still fully intend to fulfill this initial vision."
Indeed, we do still intend to fulfill this initial vision.
Long ago, back when we existed as St. John of Damascus Institute and... Continue Reading