Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Antiochian hierarch to speak at Orthodox medical conference

(AOCANA) - His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will be offering the Keynote Address at the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) annual pan-Orthodox Conference, being held from November 8 – 10, 2018 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ. His Grace Bishop John of the Diocese of Worcester and New England will present the address on behalf of Metropolitan Joseph. Audio of the address will be available after the conference on Ancient Faith Radio​.

Throughout the weekend, professionals from the healing professions will consider the theme, "Compliance and Resistance: Discerning the Spirit." Three plenary speakers, Halina Woroncow, MD,​ Renos Papadopoulos, PhD, and Helen Theodoropoulos, PhD, will address theological issues in compliance and resistance.

In addition to the four plenary talks, the Conference will host twenty workshops on topics related to faith and healing, as well as twelve paper presentations.

OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among healing professionals in medicine, psychology and religion. The annual conference is open to all who are interested in the integration of medicine, psychology, and religion, and who desire an opportunity to dialogue with like-minded Orthodox Christians. Members, nonmembers, professionals, nonprofessionals, clergy, students and all interested persons are invited. For more information and to register, visit OCAMPR's website at or email

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