Summer Member Meeting & the St John of Damascus Award

Feast of St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles of Kiev

John_Damascene_by_Thophanes_the_Cretan_at_Monastery_of_Stavroniketa.jpegWE'VE GOT two new events that are in the works, one for the end of July and the other at the end of August:

1. On Friday evening, July 28, we will host our first annual Summer State of the Institute meeting for Eighth Day Members. In addition to a brief report about Eighth Day Institute, we also hope this meeting will facilitate an evening of fellowship in which the community of Eighth Day Members can deepen their relationships. Although it will probably be mostly limited to local members this year, we do plan to host it in conjunction with a new summer conference that we are planning for next summer (Florovsky Week: Mining the Treasure of Tradition). But for this year, we will record the report and post it in the Digital Library's premium content for members to access.

2. To avoid the tortuous Kansas heat, we have moved our Inklings Festival to October. We're rebranding it as an Inklings Octoberfest and are scheduling it to coincide with the anniversary of Eighth Day Books, which falls on the third weekend of each October. For the past two years, the Inklings Festival has served as our summer fundraiser. Thank God and thanks to all the donors, for two years it successfully carried us financially through the summer and fall. In its absence, we are about to kick off an email campaign that will be followed up with our first actual fundraising banquet on Saturday, August 26. We will be honoring somebody who exemplifies cultural renewal with the St John of Damascus Award. After the presentation of the award and a word from the winner, we'll spend some time toasting and roasting the recipient. The winner will be announced at the end of the email fundraising campaign. If you have a nomination, please email his or her name to Director Doom.

We hope you'll be able to join us. And we hope you are having a blessed summer.

In Christ,

Director Doom

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