In honor of our patron saint and our 45th anniversary, The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios would like to invite the faithful of the Chicago area to join us for a special evening with featured speaker REV. FR. GEORGE DRAGAS.
The evening will start with a Paraklesis to St. Demetrios at 6:30 p.m. followed by Father George’s lecture on “The Fathers’ Interpretation of the Bible”
Fr. George Dion Dragas taught Patristics and Orthodox Theology at Durham University in England (1974-1995). In 1995 he came to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, as Dean and Professor of Patristics and Church History. He also served as Acting-President of Holy Cross and Ecumenical Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
He is a specialist on the Fathers of the Church (Early and Byzantine) and particularly on St. Athanasius and St. Cyril. He has been involved in Ecumenical Dialogues for many years as representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Antioch and the Patriarchate of Jerusalem: in the WCC (Faith and Order) and in Orthodox/Anglican, Orthodox/Reformed, Eastern/Oriental, Orthodox/Methodist, Orthodox/Lutheran and Muslim/Christian Dialogues.
He has recently been involved with the Orthodox Research Institute (ORI) in New Hampshire (USA), initiating new publications and Series of Studies in Patristic and Orthodox Theology as editor, translator and author.