Inter-Orthodox Theological Conference

 

E c u m e n i s m

Origins - Expectations - Disenchantment

 

PROGRAM - INVITATION

 

Ceremony Hall
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

September 20-24, 2004

 

Organization:

Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the
School of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Society of Orthodox Studies

 

Poster in Greek (jpeg 204 K)

 


 

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

Archpriest George Metallinos, Dean, School of Theology, University of Athens

Archpriest Theodore Zisis, Professor, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.)

John Kornarakis, Prof. Em., School of Theology, University of Athens

Despo Lialiou, President, Dept. of Pastoral Theology, A.U.Th.

George Theodoroudis, Professor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE

President:

Archimandrite Joseph, Abbot, Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, Mount Athos

Vice-President:

Archimandrite Sarantis Sarantos, Professor, Rizareios Ecclesiastical School

Secretary: Monk Arsenios Vliangoftis Th.D., B.A.
Members:

Archimandrite Timothy Sakkas, Abbot, Holy Monastery of Parakletos

Archimandrite Mark Manolis, Dir., "Pan-Hellenic Orthodox Union"

Archimandrite Lavrentios Gratsias, Homilist, Holy Diocese of Florina, Prespae and Eordea

 

WORKING COMMITTEE

Constantine Kotsiopoulos, Instructor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.

Anna Karamanidou, Th.D., Associate Instructor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.

Soultana Lambrou, Th.D., Associate Instructor, A.U.Th.

Kerasia Galigalidou, B.A., LL.B.

Stylianos Gianniodis, B.Th.

Athanasios Dolaptsoglou, B.Th.

Stephanos Panagiotopoulos, B.Th.

Soterios Papanikolaou, B.Th.

Kyriakos Michailidis, Student of Theology, School of Theology, A.U.Th.

 

Contact:

Society of Orthodox Studies
P.O. Box  1602
541 24   Thessaloniki

GREECE

phone/fax:
+30 (231) 0996663
e-mail:
orthostudies@yahoo.de

 


 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2004

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

17:30 - 17:50

Blessing of the Waters (Agiasmos)

17:50 - 18:10

Commencement Address

18:10 - 18:30

Welcome and Greetings

18:30 - 18:50

Byzantine choir chanting ecclesiastical hymns (Director: Mr. JOHN LIAKOS)

 

SESSION 1

Chairman: Archpriest GEORGE METALLINOS
Dean, School of Theology, University of Athens

18:50 - 19:20

Archimandrite JOSEPH, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, Mount Athos
From the Union Attempts after the 11th Century to the Contemporary Ecumenical Movement (Introductory Speech)

19:20 - 19:40

HIEROTHEOS, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St. Blasios
Ecumenism in Practice

19:40 - 20:00

Archimandrite SARANTIS SARANTOS, Ph.D., Rizareios Ecclesiastical School
Ecumenism and Secularization

20:00 - 20:20

Prof. DESPO A. LIALIOU, Th.D., President, Department of Pastoral Theology, A.U.Th.
Presuppositions of Inter-christian Dialogue

20:20 - 20:50

Discussion

 


 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2004

SESSION 2

Chairman: Prof. DESPO A. LIALIOU
President, Dept. of Pastoral Theology, A.U.Th.

9:00 - 9:20

PANTELEIMON, Bishop of Ghana
Orthodox Mission in an Inter-religious and Inter-christian Milieu

9:20 - 9:40

Archpriest CONSTANTINE STRATIGOPOULOS
Ecumenism and Mission

9:40 - 10:00

Monk ARSENIOS VLIANGOFTIS, Th.D., B.A.
Ecumenism and the New Age, Inter-religious Meetings and Dialogue

10:00 - 10:20

Discussion

10:20 - 10:40

JOHN KORNARAKIS, Th.D., Prof. Em., School of Theology, Univ. of Athens
The Psychology of Ecumenist Overtures

10:40 - 11:00

CONSTANTINE KOTSIOPOULOS, Th.D., Instructor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.
The Sociology of the Ecumenical Movement

11:00 - 11:20

Discussion

11:20 - 11:40

Intersession

11:40 - 12:00

DAPHNE VARVITSIOTI, Historian
Fundamentalist Elements of Ecumenism

12:00 - 12:20

Geron NIKODEMOS BILALIS, B.D, B.A.
Ecumenism and the Change of the Date of Pascha

12:20 - 12:40

PANAGIOTIS SOTERCHOS, Author-Journalist
Ecumenism Distorts the Image of the God-man

12:40 - 13:00

CONSTANTINE CAVARNOS, Ph.D.
Photios Kontoglou vis-à-vis Ecumenism

13:00 - 13:30

Archpriest CONSTANTINE COMAN, Th.D. Prodean, Faculty of Theology, University of Bucharest
The Unity of the Church and Ecumenism

13:30 - 13:50

Discussion

 

SESSION 3

Chairman: Archpriest GEORGE DRAGAS, Th.M., Ph.D., Th.D.h.c.
Professor, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston

17:30 - 17:50

ARTEMIJE, Bishop of Raska and Prizren, Serbia
The Church of Serbia vis-à-vis Ecumenism

17:50 - 18:10

NATHANAIL , Metropolitan of Nevrokop, Bulgaria
The Church of Bulgaria vis-à-vis Ecumenism

18:10 - 18:30

Archpriest VALENTIN ASMUS, Professor, Theological School of Moscow
The Church of Russia vis-à-vis Ecumenism

18:30 - 18:50

Discussion

18:50 - 19:10

Intersession

19:10 - 19:30

Archpriest ZURAB ANTADZE
The Church of Georgia vis-à-vis Ecumenism

19:30 - 19:50

Archpriest GEORGE METALLINOS, Dean, School of Theology, Univ. of Athens
The Ecumenical Patriarchate and Ecumenism

19:50 - 20:10

Hieromonk VISSARION and Hierodeacon LEONTIE, Holy Archangels Monastery, Neamtz, Romania
Romanian Ecumenism: A Challenge for the Orthodox Church of Romania

20:10 - 20:30

ANTONI MIRONOWICZ, Professor, Department of History, University of Bialystok, Poland
The Church of Poland vis-à-vis Ecumenism

20:30 - 20:50

Discussion

 


 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2004

SESSION 4

Chairman: ...
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9:00 - 9:20

Archimandrite DEMETRIOS VASILIADIS, Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of the Jerusalem
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Ecumenical Movement

9:20 - 9:40

Archimandrite CHRISTOPHOROS TSIAKKAS, M.A. Theology, U.K., Sec. of the Synodal Committee on Sects of the Church of Cyprus
Ecumenical Movement - Pastoral Consequences - Cypriot Actuality

9:40 - 10:00

Geron Lukas Philotheitis
Mount Athos and Ecumenism

10:00 - 10:20

Discussion

10:20 - 10:40

Archpriest John Fotopoulos, B.Th., LL.B.
The Stance of the Church of Greece and Theology vis-à-vis Ecumenism

10:40 - 11:00

Nicholas Selishchef, Member of the Russian Historical Society and Orthodox Journalist
Russian Orthodoxy and Pseudo-Orthodoxy in Contemporary Russia

11:00 - 11:20

Theodore Yiangou, Th.D. Associate Professor, Theological School, A.U.Th.
The Stance of the Holy Canons vis-à-vis Ecumenism

11:20 - 11:40

Discussion

11:40 - 12:00

Intersession

12:00 - 12:20

Bishop Chrysostomos of Rodostolon
Outline Sketch of Papism

12:20 - 12:40

Archimandrite Maximos Kyritsis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St. Dionysios, Mt. Olympus
The Validity of the "Sacraments" of the Papists and Protestants

12:40 - 13:00

Fr. Peter A. Heers
The Influence of the Second Vatican Council on Orthodox Theologians as it Pertains to Holy Baptism

13:00 - 13:30

Discussion

 


 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004

SESSION 5

Chairman: George Theodoroudis
Professor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.

9:00 - 9:20

Archpriest Lambros Fotopoulos, B.Th., LL.B.
Joint Prayer with the Heterodox (An Examination Based on the Holy Canons)

9:20 - 9:40

Fr. Paraskevas Agathonos Th.D.
Joint Prayer with the Heterodox (Theological and Liturgical Consideration)

9:40 - 10:00

Archimandrite Ioannikios Kotsonis
The Stance of the Kollyvades Fathers vis-à-vis the Heterodox

10:00 - 10:20

Archimandrite Nikodemos Barousis, Abbot of the Monastery of Panagia Chrysopodaritissa
The Liturgical Renewal Movement and Ecumenism

10:20 - 10:40

Hieromonk Alexy Karakallinos (Trader)
Conversions of Heterodox to Orthodoxy

10:40 - 11:00

Discussion

11:00 - 11:20

Intersession

11:20 - 11:40

Soultana D. Lambrou, Th.D., Associate Instructor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.
The Use of the Fathers in the Dialogue with the Roman Catholics

11:40 - 12:00

Nicholas Vasileadis, Theologian
St. Mark of Ephesus as a Prototype for the Contemporary Theological Dialogue with the West

12:00 - 12:20

Anna Karamanidou, Th.D., Associate Instructor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.
Evgenios Voulgaris and Papism

12:20 - 12:40

Discussion

 

SESSION 6

Chairman: Lambros Siassos
Professor, Theological School, A.U.Th.

17:30 - 17:50

Anthony Papadopoulos, Prof. Em., Theological School, A.U.Th.
The Dialogue with the Roman Catholics - the Latest Developments in Relation to Uniatism

17:50 - 18:10

Hieromonk Neilos Vatopedinos, Professor, Law School, Univ. of Great Hellas (Katanzaro), Calabria
Papism and Ecumenism

18:10 - 18:30

Andreas Papavasileiou, Th.D. Educator
Dialogue with the Anti-Chalcedonians

18:30 - 18:50

Jean- Claude Larcher, Professor of Philosophy
The Dialogue with the Anti-Chalcedonians: Problems and Achievements

18:50 - 19:10

Discussion

19:10 - 19:30

Intersession

19:30 - 19:50

Archpriest George Dragas, Professor, Holy Cross Theological School, Boston
The Dialogue with the Protestants: Lutherans, Anglicans, Reformed

19:50 - 20:10

Gregorios Liantas, candidate for D. Div.
The Dialogue with the Old-Catholics

20:10 - 20:30

Discussion

 


 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2004

SESSION 7

Chairman: Archpriest Theodore Zisis
Professor, Theological School, A.U.Th.

9:00 - 9:20

Radu Preda, Th.D. Instructor, School of Theology, Clouz-Napoka, Romania
Uniatism. Ecclesiastical Actuality and Ecclesiological Dilemma

9:20 - 9:40

Ivan Diatsekno, Professor, Ecclesiastical School "Ladder", Dneperopetrovsk
The Problem of Uniatism in Ukraine

9:40 - 10:00

Vasilios Koukousas, Th.D. - Educator
The Imposition of Uniatism in Southern Italy

10:00 - 10:20

Discussion

10:20 - 10:40

Fr. Christos Philiotis, D. D.
The Contemporary State of Roman Catholicism

10:40 - 11:00

Metropolitan John of Velesson and Parabardario
The Schism of the "Macedonian Church" and the Relations of the Schismatics with the Vatican

11:00 - 11:20

Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radovic) of Montenegro and Littoral
An Orthodox Examination of the Roman Catholic Code of Canon Law as it Pertains to the Eastern Churches

11:20 - 11:40

Discussion

11:40 - 12:00

Intersession

12:00 - 12:20

Demetrios Tselengidis, Professor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.
The Theological Identity of Protestantism

12:20 - 12:40

George Metallidis, Th.D.
The Official inter-Orthodox Stance vis-à-vis the World Council of Churches

12:40 - 13:00

Christos Livanos, Chairman of the Orthodox Brotherhood of "Saint Athanasius", Toronto, Canada
Obstacles to Dialogue: the Ordination of Women, Marriages and Ordinations of Homosexuals

13:00 - 13:20

Discussion

 

SESSION 8

Chairman: Archimandrite Joseph
Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, Mount Athos

17:30 - 17:50

Fr. John Reeves
The Consequences of Orthodox Participation in the Ecumenical Movement on the Orthodox Witness to the Heterodox West

17:50 - 18:10

Retired Bishop of Zahumije and Herzegovina Atanasije (Jevtich)
Ecumenism and Universality

18:10 - 18:30

Intersession

18:30 - 18:50

Geron Moses the Athonite
Love and Truth in Ecumenical Dialogue

18:50 - 19:10

Archpriest Theodore Zisis, Professor, School of Theology, A.U.Th.
Is Orthodox Participation in the W.C.C. Justified?

19:10 - 19:40

General Discussion

19:40 - 20:30

Conclusions of the Conference