TLAA is through the cooperation of St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church and the Metropolis of Atlanta.



MAY 24 - 30, 2020

**3/20/20 Coronavirus Update: 

We have cancelled the May dates. 

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 The Liturgical Arts Academy is a one week intensive program to teach the skills of Byzantine Chanting, Iconography and Liturgical Textile Arts in an atmosphere of prayer, study, discussion and communion.


Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC


John Michael Boyer / Gabriel Cremeens / Samuel Herron

Father Anthony Salzman  /  Presvytera Krista West


INFORMATION FROM TLAA 2020 is provided below for informational purposes only; tuition for TLAA 2021 has not yet been posted. 

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Thanks to these generous grants the student tuition has been reduced by $400.

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Leadership100  for 2019 and 2020

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: Vital Worship Grant for 2020 

   Tuition Includes: 7 Days and 6 Nights of lodging and meals, plus workshop instruction and materials for 5 days (Mon-Fri), use of facilities and amenities at the Diakonia Retreat Center 



Vision of TLAA

The Liturgical Arts in the Orthodox Church are the product of two thousand years of liturgical worship in unbroken continuity; they serve to remove the worshiper from the earthly plain and elevate him/ her to the heavenly realm.  Because we see a loss of the Church’s traditional worship in America, we hope to implement a project that will revitalize the traditional liturgical arts in order to restore the proper power to, and transformative nature of, our worship.   Each generation must acquire the skills and knowledge of the tradition and then develop the craft in order to attain the heights of expression in these sacred arts.  The Liturgical Arts Academy (TLAA) aspires to teach leaders and church artists how to worship God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the form which has produced hundreds and thousands of saints, martyrs, confessors and witnesses. 


For questions contact:

Jamie Tarasidis  864-992-7268
Pr. Christine Salzman  706-310-1306






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