Παρασκευή, 9 Ιουνίου 2017

XXV INTERNATIONAL ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE OF ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY BOSE, 6–9 SEPTEMBER 2017 IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES

XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality
THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY
Bose, 6–9 September 2017
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches
 

The glory of Christians is hospitality toward strangers and true compassion for them. 
The glory and salvation of Christians is always to have as guests at their table the poor, 
orphans and strangers, for Christ shall never distance himself from such a house!
St Ephrem the Syrian


Wednesday 6 September

9:30 am
To Receive Humanity on a Habitable Earth
Opening Speech of His All Holiness ✠ Bartholomeos I
Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch
I was a stranger and you welcomed me’ (Mt  25,35)Enzo Bianchi, Founder of Bose
Discerning the blessing of the stranger
His Beatitude ✠ Theodoros II
Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa
3:30 pm
“Give me the Stranger who has welcomed strangers” (Triodion, Holy Saturday). A theological understanding of hospitality
Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
For here we have no lasting city, but look for the one to come’ (Hebr 13:14): Xenitéia and Philoxenía in Orthodox TraditionMarcus Plested, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI
Theía Philoxenía. Abraham’s Hospitality in Patristic Theology:
Divine Hospitality as a Ground for Divine and Human Interaction. 
Peter Mikhailov, St Tikhon University, Moscow

Thursday 7 September  

Receiving the enemy in the fathers of the desert✜ Epiphanios of St Macarius, Scete, Egypt
Hospitality in the Rule of Saint BenedictFotios Ioannidis, Aristotle University, of Thessaloniki
The spiritual work of xenitéia in John ClimacusJustin Sinaitis, Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

3:30 pm
Hosts, guests, strangers:  Russian emigration encounters with new contexts
Nadia Kizenko, University at Albany, New York
Hospitality as a spiritual work. Paisij Veličkovskij and his multiethnic communityAnna Briskina-Müller, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg
Hospitality of the Iviron Monastery at the Crossroads of Orthodox Spiritual TraditionsGiorgi Zviadadze, Tbilisi Theological Academy

Friday 8 September

Divine Liturgy
9:00 am
The Sacrament of hospitality. A liturgical understanding of hospitality and communionPaul Meyendorff, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood NY
Eucharistic hospitality: a phenomenological analysis of recent Orthodox theologyRadu Bordeianu, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

3:30 pm
The typology the strannik and the perception of the “stranger” in Russian Orthodoxy
Vera Shevzov, Smith College, Northampton, MA
The hospitable God in the religions that have Abraham as fatherClaudio Monge, Dominican Studies, Istanbul
The dialogue with Islam in the Antiochian ChurchBoulos Wehbe, Notre Dame University, Beirut


Saturday 9 September

‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers’ (Hebr 13:2). The tradition of hospitality in Russian monasteries
Hegumen Iosif (Krjukov) Moscow Podvor’e of the Valaam Monastery
Athonite Hospitality and Christian Ethos
Hegumen 
Elisseos, Monastery of Simonopetra, Mount Athos (read by fr. Theotokis)
Monastic hospitality and reconciliation between the Churchesfr. Alois, Prior of Taizé
Conclusions
Michel Van Parys¸Monastery of Chevetogne

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