Sunday, May 3, 2015

Conference in Preparation for the Great and Holy Council

(Fordham) Friday, June 26 – Saturday, June 27, 2015 In 2016, the leaders of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches from around the world will gather at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople/Istanbul for a much discussed and anticipated Council.

This conference is a series of papers, panel discussions, and a research poster competition addressing several themes from the Agenda for the Great and Holy Council:
  • Autocephaly and Diaspora
  • The Canonical Impediments to Marriage
  • Ecumenical Relations
  • The Contribution of the Orthodox Church to the Realization of Justice, Freedom, Brotherhood, and Love among Peoples
  • Fasting regulations
His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will present the Florovsky Lecture, the keynote of the conference. A scholar at the University of Oxford who lectures throughout the world, Metropolitan Kallistos resonates equally with laypersons and clerics, on both timeless mysteries and urgent contemporary concerns...
Complete article here.

1 comment:

  1. Well, It is hard not to say something sarcastic about the "research poster competition"...really really hard...;)

    As usual, bishop Kallistos will be there. Interesting that they played up his "climate panic" credentials. The bulleted list looks like (excepting the first one) looks like a dream list of what I will call "progressive" Orthodox for lack of a better term at the moment.

    Question: What is exactly is meant by "Canonical Impediments" to marriage??