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Source: International Orthodox Theological Association IOTA’s Inaugural Conference: A Call to Pan-Orthodox Unity IOTA Inaugural Conference, Iasi, 9-12 January 2019: Te Deum Service  Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk – Presidential Welcome Address at IOTA Inaugural Conference Message of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church for IOTA Opening Ceremony  IOTA Inaugural Conference, 9-12 January 2019: Keynote Address by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)  IOTA Inaugural Conference, Iasi, 9-12 January 2019: 10 January Summary  CLICK HERE to visit IOTA’s YouTube Channel for over 100 video presentations. Related Articles ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN LAITY PRESENTATION TO IOTA CONFERENCE, Orthodox Christian Laity

In This Issue: Conference Exhibit | Short Communications | Pamphlet Distribution | Co-Laborer Organizations Conference Update: An interview with Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, Founding President CONFERENCE BOOK EXHIBIT TO BENEFIT THE EMERGENT SCHOLARS.In the spirit of international collaboration, all IOTA members are welcome to bring one-two author’s copies of their books to be exhibited and sold at the Inaugural Conference on January 9-12, 2019 in Iasi, Romania. 100% of all proceeds of the Book Exhibit will go to support travel grants for emergent scholars to the next IOTA conference. The Exhibit has three goals: to provide international exposure for the work of…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) In This Issue: Conference Excursions | Partner with IOTA | About Iasi  AFFORDABLE EXCURSIONS: VISIT MUSEUMS, MONASTERIES Reserve your tickets here (scroll down to the bottom). IOTA’s Inaugural Conference in Iasi, Romania on 9-12 January 2019 will feature the work of 300+ speakers from over thirty countries, plus two fascinating excursions. Half-day Excursion, 9 January 2019. Cost: $35 per person. No trip to Iasi is complete without a visit to the fabulous and historic Palace of Culture. Completed in 1926 in the Neogothic style, the building houses museums. The tour goes on to visit the Three Holy Hierarchs…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) In This Issue: Conference Update | Registration Open | Travel Grants Available | Conference Exhibit CONFERENCE UPDATE. In anticipation of the Feast of the Ascension, we are overjoyed to report that 300+ speakers from over THIRTY COUNTRIES are being scheduled to present their papers at IOTA’s Inaugural Conference in Iasi, Romania on 9-12 January 2019. In terms of output and representation, the event is poised to become the largest gathering of Orthodox scholars, clergy, lay leaders, and professionals in modern history. REGISTRATION OPEN. All prospective attendees, including speakers, may now register for the Inaugural Conference by completing the…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) In This Issue: Paschal Greetings  | Chairs Speak | 2019 Conference Start/ End Times Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! In this Paschal Season, we are delighted to share the good news that IOTA has received nearly 250 submissions in response to our Call for Papers. The proposals came from professionals, scholars, and church leaders from over THIRTY COUNTRIES, including Brazil, Hong Kong, Kenya, Lebanon, and New Zealand. The participation of the applicants from France, Germany, Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States was particularly strong. The steering committees…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association In This Issue: Inaugural Conference Keynote | Call for Papers | Ecumenical Observers INAUGURAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will deliver a keynote lecture at the Opening Session of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association on 9 January 2019 at the National Theatre in Iasi, Romania. The theme of the lecture and conference is “Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity.” CALL FOR PAPERS The Inaugural Conference will feature over 120 presenters at more than thirty sessions. The Call for Papers is open until 31 March 2018. To help us make the Inaugural Conference the largest gathering of Orthodox…

Source: Public Orthodoxy By Alison Kolosova Jerusalem was an appropriate location for an international group of scholars to meet after the feast of Christ’s Nativity to present their vision of how Orthodox scholarship could engage more effectively with the issues of our contemporary world. A fifteen-minute walk from our hotel through the chic, modern shopping arcades of downtown Jerusalem brought us to the Old City where before breakfast one morning we found ourselves standing at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher alongside a Coptic bishop, priests and nuns. They gladly gave us their blessing and holy bread as crowds pressed in to…

Source: International Orthodox Theological Association What is IOTA? Orthodox scholars and professionals around the world, who actively participate in the life of the Church, are often isolated from each other. In order to overcome our isolation, we created the International Orthodox Theological Association or IOTA for short. IOTA is a new community that promotes international exchange of knowledge about the Orthodox faith and seeks to become a vehicle of Pan-Orthodox unity. Who is a part of IOTA? While IOTA is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, in one year our association has grown into a network of 150 well-respected…