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May 23-25, 2013
The North American Patristics Society (NAPS) will be holding its 2013 annual meeting in Chicago from May 23rd through May 25th. Founded in 1970, the North American Patristics Society is a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the history, literature, and theology of ancient Christianity. The society invites the participation of scholars at all stages of their careers, and it boasts a large graduate student membership. Its major activities include the sponsorship of an annual conference and the publication of The Journal of Early Christian Studies. The sessions in this year's annual meeting focus on a tremendous variety of topics. For more information and to register, please see here.
St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY
Each summer, St. Vladimir's Seminary hosts a variety of programs, practicums, and consultations during May and June. This year, the seminary will host seven different events on topics that include poverty, iconography, marriage enrichment, Orthodox-Catholic relations, conflict resolution, suffering and healing, and a liturgical practicum. For a fuller description and for specific dates, see here.
June 11-13, 2013
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
"Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine" will be the third installment of the Solon and Marianna Patterson Triennial Conference on Orthodox/Catholic Relations. The conference series is designed to explore key issues in relations between Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, including past topics like "Orthodox Readings of Augustine" and "Orthodox Constructions of the West." The conference will take place on Fordham University's Rose Hill campus. Please pre-register for this event. For more information and to register, see here. Past conferences may be viewed here.
September 4-7, 2013
Monastero di Bose, Italy
The Monastero di Bose hosts an annual conference on Orthodox Spirituality that is international and open to all. This year's conference takes its title from Paul Evdokimov's article "The Ages of Spiritual Life," and will call upon the Orthodox Tradition to examine the steps of Christian conversion and life within the Church. In addition to examing the spritiual struggle of all Christians, an important theme will also be the stages of monastic struggle. The conference will be translated simultaneously into Italian, Greek, Russian, French, and English. For more information and to register, please contact the Secretariat of the conference by telephone (+39 015.679.185) or by email. For a fuller description of the conference theme, see here.
Octoer 19, 2013
On Saturday, October 19, Fr. George Dragas will speak on the book of Revelation, as part of the 19th Annual Synergy Symposium. The symposium is sponsored by Orthodox Christian Synergy, a pan-Orthodox ministry of Chicago, and it will take place at St. George Church in Cicergo, IL, from 9am to 1:30pm. Fr. George Dragas is professor of Patristics at Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA. His areas of expertise within Patristics include St. Athanasius and St. Cyril, and he has been with ecumenical dialogue for many years. More information on the symposium will be available soon.
November 23-26, 2013
The 2013 annual meeting of the AAR will feature a number of sections that relate to Orthodox Christianity. The Eastern Orthodox Studies section and the Middle Eastern Chrristianity section both may be of interest to Orthodox scholars, and the Anthropology of Religion section will feature a panel concerned with material culture, ethnicity, and race relations in Eastern Christianity. Only AAR members may attend the sessions of the annual meeting. For more information, see the official website.
December 6, 2013
Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
On Friday, December 6th, the Sophia Institute will host its sixth annual conference on the topic of monasticism, asceticism, and holiness. Paper proposals are currently being accepted (until October 30), with the prospect of publication in the Act of the Conference. For more information on the conference or on submitting papers, see here.
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