Monday, February 3, 2014

On upcoming Symposium of Romanian Orthodox Spirituality

These talks seemingly lack wine making this not a symposium, but a conference. Regardless I hope to attend.

(ROAA) - The seventh edition of the Symposium of Romanian Orthodox Spirituality of our Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas will take place at the Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, Department of Theology at the Bayer Learning Center – Wolf Hall on Saturday, March 22, 2014 starting at 9:00 am. The event is intended to be a dialogical confluence between the great thinking tradition and experience of the Church and the cutting-edge academic research in the field of theological studies such as biblical, historical, patristic and spiritual.

This year the Symposium will have the theme: “The Church, a communion model –an Eucharistic Perspective.” On behalf of the Hosting Committee the event will be attended by HE Archbishop Nicolae, HG Vicar-Bishop, Ioan Casian and Dr. Mareen O’Brien, the head of the Duquesne University, Department of Theology. Some other local hierarchs are expected to attend the Symposium.

The Symposium features lectures by the following speakers:
  • HG Bishop Maxim (Western USA Serbian Diocese, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Prof. Edith M. Humphrey (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Prof. Nicholas Denysenko (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Prof. Aristotle Papanikolaou (Fordham University, New York)
  • V. Rev. Prof. Dr. Stelyios S. Muksuris (Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Prof. Bogdan Bucur (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Prof. Radu Bordeianu (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • V. Rev. Protopresbyter Christopher H. Bender (Dean of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA)
The event will conclude with the Vespers service at the Department of Theology of Duquesne University chapel.

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