International Conference on Liturgical Renewal Held at HCHC

Orthodox Liturgy: Lessons From the Past,
Contemporary Trends, and Opportunities



Friday, March 15, 2013 

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Registration & Coffee (Reading Room Foyer)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Keynote Session.
Dean's Welcome: the Rev. Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dean, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Introductory remarks: Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas. 

Keynote Address: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert F. Taft, S.J., Professor Emeritus, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy: 

12:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (Cafeteria)

Session I - Session Chair: Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos, Professor Emeritus of Canon Law, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

1: 15 pm – 2:00 pm: Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas, Professor Emeritus of Liturgics, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA:
“Liturgical Renewal in Orthodox Theology and Liturgical Praxis in Relation to the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist.”

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA: 
“Liturgical Renewal and the Reception of Communion: Progress and Challenges.”

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Coffee Break. 
Session II – Session Chair: Dr. Timothy Patitsas.

3:15 - 4:00 pm: Br. Stavros Winner, New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, NY: 
“Liturgical Renewal, Have We Missed the Boat?: Half a Century of Engagement and Πράξις.”

4:00 – 4:45 pm: Dr. John Klentos, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA: 
"Reorienting Tradition: Spirituality and Liturgy for a Future Generation."

5:00 - 6:00 pm: Vespers. 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Dinner. Session III – Session Chair: Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Music, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

7:15 – 8:00 pm: Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA: 
“Revisiting the Orthodox Funeral Service: Resurrecting a Positive Thematology in the Rite for the Dead”

8:00 pm – 8:45 pm: Rev. Fr. Dan Hoarste, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy: 
"Lex Cantandi: a 'Catchy' Theology - if Lex Orandi Sets the Tone, Let Cantandi Set the Tune."

8:45 pm – 9:15 pm: Wine & Cheese Reception.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

8:00 am– 9:00 am: Orthros, Saturday of Souls

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Divine Liturgy, Saturday of Souls

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Brunch (Cafeteria).

Session IV – Session Chair: Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

11:45 am – 12:30 am: Rev. Dr. Kakhaber Kurtanidze, Ilia University, Tbilisi, Georgia: 
“Orthodox Worship in the Georgian Context.”

12:30 am – 1:15 pm: Ms. Christy Ma, Independent Scholar, Hong Kong: 
“Opportunities and Challenges for Liturgical Inculturation in the Mission Church of Hong Kong.”

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Break.

Session V – Session Chair: Dr. James Skedros, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm: Rev. Dr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece: 
"Liturgical Renewal in Greece: Past; Present; Future?”

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria: 
“Liturgical Crisis in Russian Orthodoxy Today: When Words Lose Their Meaning.“

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion and Conclusion.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Great Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday (Chapel)