THE MYSTICAL THEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH Registration 8.00 am The Day-long gathering will focus on the various ways the Eastern Orthodox Church, over past centuries and in recent times, has approached the dominant and central theme of spiritual transcendence. The Conference title clearly evokes the work of Vladimir Lossky, whose study of this name was so influential in opening up to the wider Christian world aspects of the inner spiritual traditions of Orthodoxy. Our approach to the concept will probably follow a wider arc: considering the Orthodox world’s approach to spirituality through philosophy, theology, asceticism, literature, monastic and lay prayer traditions, as well as liturgy. Correlated themes such as the evocation of a transcendent ethos in Church architecture and art are equally possible ways of approaching the notion: as clearly are also ethical and political avenues of enquiry. We will cover a time span from The New Testament, through Byzantium, to contemporary Church life. For[...]
Each year during Christmas Break, Orthodox Christian Fellowship College Conference hosts hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, education, and prayer. College Conference 2016 Locations East: Antiochian Village – Boliver, Pennsylvania Midwest: St. Iakovos Retreat Center – Kansasville, Wisconsin West: St. Nicholas Ranch – Dunlap, California For more information: http://www.ocf.net/programs/calendar/
“The Orthodox Witness in a Technological World” is this year’s theme. This conference is for youth 14 years of age and older. For more information: http://chicagodiocese.org/ MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
The Seamless Garment: Towards a Unified Model of Ministry Every year, one of the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions hosts a Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Y2AM will host the 2017 conference. We are planning on hosting the 2017 Conference in Austin, TX from January 26-28. On January 25th we plan on hosting meetings for the various Orthodox jurisdictional youth and young adult ministry directors, as a means to facilitate greater communication and collaboration. To streamline these pre-meetings, they will be reserved exclusively for the jurisdictional directors. We hope to see you there! For more information: http://orthodoxycc.org/