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August 31, 2014
St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY
To mark the ecclesiastical new year, St. Vladimir's Seminary will host a lecture on Orthodoxy and ecology by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff. The lecture is sponsored by St. Herman's Society for Orthodox Ecology, a student group at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Members of St. Herman's Society selected the date to coincide with the ecclesiastical new year because His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has designated this date as a day dedicated to environmental protection. More information is available at the St. Vladimir's Seminary website.
Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture
September 14, 2014
St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY
On Sunday September 14 at 7 p.m., St. Vladimir's Seminary will host the second Father John Meyendorff Annual Memorial Lecture, with speaker The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA). The free public lecture will be held in The Metropolitan Philip Auditorium, located on the third floor of The John G. Rangos Family Building, with a reception following. More details will be announced as they become available. For more information, see here.
September 17-20, 2014
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy
The 13th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will be focused on In Canticum canticorum. This exegetical work belongs to the final part of Gregory's life and can be considered an example of his mature thought and brillant preaching. The colloquium on this work will consist of lectures, workshops, and short papers. While the lectures and workshops will be delivered by invited scholars only, the short papers may be proposed to the organizers by any scholar who would like to submit a paper for potential inclusion in the colloquium. All papers approaching Gregory’s In Canticum from different points of view are welcome, especially those from theological, philosophical, philological or historical perspectives. Each paper should run approximately fifteen minutes and may be submitted by the deadline of May 30, 2014 (English language papers are accepted). All submissions should be sent by email to both Professor Giulio Maspero and Professor Miguel Brugarolas. For more information, see here.
Annual Meeting of The Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA)
October 23-24, 2014
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA
The annual meeting of OTSA brings together many of the leading Orthodox scholars in America for presentations of papers, for discussion, and for the yearly Florovsky Lecture. Most of the activities are open to the public, including the presentations and the Florovsky Lecture, but business meetings are also conducted and are restricted to members of OTSA. See here for more details.
Orthodox Institute 2014: "Theosis: Your Life With God"
October 30-Nov 2, 2014
Antiochian Village, Ligonier, PA
This year's Orthodox Institute will explore the "personal dimension" of the Kingdom through educational sessions on the history and implications of the theology of theosis on the Jesus prayer. It will feature Fr. Anthony Coniaris, author of several publications and founder of Light and Life Publishers, and Dr. Kyriacos Markides, noted author and sociologist who journeyed the world to find a truly Christian mysticism. The Orthodox Institute is co-sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Education Commission, The Departments of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America, and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese and the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. The event is always a pan-orthodox gathering resulting in fellowship, inspiration and education. Participants must pre-register for the institute, and the cost is $32.5 per day, not including room and board. For more information, see the official webpage here or follow the institute's Facebook page here.
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
November 22–25, 2014
San Diego, CA
The 2014 annual meeting of the AAR will feature a number of sections that relate to Orthodox Christianity. For example, the Eastern Orthodox Studies section and the Middle Eastern Chrristianity section both may be of interest to Orthodox scholars. Only AAR members may attend the sessions of the annual meeting. For more information, see the official website.
December 5, 2014
The Sophia Institute will be holding its sixth annual conference, focusing on the tremendous need for healing in the contemporary world, which "has never been more in need of a healthy facility of mutual forgiveness." The conference will highlight and discuss the spiritual resources that the Orthodox Church has to offer to a broken and violent world. Papers are now being accepted for this conference and should "address the conference theme from historical, patristic, theological, ethical, ethnographic, philosophical, cultural or literary angles." Titles and abstracts for the papers may be submitted to the Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin before November 10th, 2014. For more info, see the official call for papers.
The International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford is a four-yearly gathering of scholars from around the world that has become a major event for the many disciplines concerned with patristics. The proceedings of the conferences are peer reviewed and published in the series Studia Patristica. Abstracts and proposals for the seventeenth conference are now being accepted, with a submission deadline of December 31st, 2014. For more information on the conference and submitting proposals, see here.
For past events, see the events archive.