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Source: International Orthodox Theological Association With over 400 participants, representing 45 countries, the second mega-conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) was the largest gathering of Orthodox scholars in modern times, surpassing the first mega-conference held in 2019 in Iaşi, Romania. The conference concluded on Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Volos, Greece with a hierarchical liturgy and a pilgrimage to the monasteries of Meteora. The conference was co-hosted by the Metropolis of Demetrias and the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. Over three days, January 12-14, 350 academic presentations were delivered, dealing with many contemporary and contentious issues facing the…

Source: Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce the 6th annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference.  This year’s conference theme is Money – The Gospel Changes Everything. Parish leaders and emerging leaders among the clergy and laity who serve the local parish, diocese, or Orthodox nonprofits are encouraged to attend.  The conference is hybrid, allowing up to 100 people to attend at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, NY, September 16-18, 2022, as well as unlimited online participation. Register at https://www.orthodoxservantleaders.com/leadership-conference.html At this conference, we plan to have honest and candid discussions about money and stewardship,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity The Decision of The Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference in June 2009 affirmed: “…that it is the common will of all of the most-holy Orthodox Churches that the problem of the Orthodox Diaspora be resolved as quickly as possible, and that it be organized in accordance with Orthodox ecclesiology, and the canonical tradition and practice of the Orthodox Church…The work and the responsibility of these Episcopal Assemblies will be the concern for manifesting the unity of Orthodoxy, the development of common action of all the Orthodox of each region to address the pastoral needs of Orthodox living…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Yonkers, NY — Seminarians once again showcased some of their outstanding work at St. Vladimir’s third Graduate Conference (formerly known as the Academic Symposium). The latest edition of the biannual conference was held Friday, January 15, 2021, in an online format. The conference provides a platform for seminarians to present and discuss the best academic work done by students the previous semester. “I’m able to see improvement from our first [conference] in January 2020…,” said Academic Dean Dr. Ionut Alexandru Tudorie. “And I’m very happy and thankful to our students and our professors.” Seminary faculty, led…

Byzantine apocalyptic literature greatly shaped the apocalyptic imagination of the Middle Ages. Various narrative sequences and even whole texts that originated in Byzantium came to fundamentally condition the medieval outlook of the eschatological future. This session is dedicated to an interdisciplinary discussion of medieval Greek apocalyptic traditions, with an emphasis on historiography, hermeneutical approaches, and textual analysis.

Source: ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE PERMANENT DELEGATION TO THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES An International Conference on “The Theological Heritage of Fr. Georges Florovsky” is organized on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on 1-3 September 2019. Hierarchs, clergy, distinguished university professors and theologians from universities from all over the world will attend the International Conference which will be inaugurated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Fr. Florovsky was a groundbreaking theologian and professor, and has been described as the “Chief of the Orthodox Theologians” of the twentieth century. His inspiring appeal to…

27th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality CALLED TO LIFE IN CHRIST Monastery of Bose, 4-6 September 2019 in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God, And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they were able; So that when they would behold You crucified, They would understand that Your suffering was voluntary, And would proclaim to the world, That You are truly the Radiance of the Father! Kontakion of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Program of the Conference Information and registration

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association Dear IOTA Conference Attendees, We hope that you have returned home safely. The video-recordings of select conference events are being uploaded on IOTA’s YouTube channel here. Metropolitan Kallistos’ Keynote Address has been watched over 2,000 times. Many conference presentations will be published as podcasts in due course. For regular updates, visit IOTA’s website here. Conference Proceedings will include a small number of the papers related to the main theme of the conference. Given the volume of the papers, IOTA’s publication plan will be finalized towards the end of 2019. Please consider writing and posting blogs about the…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) The Holy and Great Council of Crete in 2016 demonstrated that pan-Orthodox gatherings are possible in our time. In response to the call of the conciliar spirit, and with the blessing of the Church leadership, the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) assembled for its Inaugural Conference in Iaşi, Romania on January 9-12, 2019. Founded by Dr. Paul L. Gavrilyuk (President), Dr. Gayle E. Woloschak (Vice-President and Treasurer), Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost (Secretary), and a group of leading scholars (Group Chairs), IOTA’s mission is to promote the international exchange of knowledge within the context of the Orthodox tradition.…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Very Reverend Chad Hatfield – “Pan-Orthodoxy: Truth or Fiction?” Paula Kappos: Zoe For Life Cleveland’s Eastern Orthodox Women’s Guild: Karen Felon Paul Finley: FOCUS Local Director History of Pan-Orthodoxy in Cleveland: Father Remus Grama Cleveland”s Orthodox Christian Brotherhood of Priests: Father Alessandro Margheritino IOCC Cleveland Roots – Bert Moyar

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