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Professor Veniamin Guest Speaker for Sunday of Orthodoxy in Colorado Springs

2015 WINTER SPEAKING SCHEDULE

February 28 through March 1, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will be this year’s guest speaker for the Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Theophany Orthodox Church in Colorado Springs.

In addition to the Panegyric for the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Professor Veniamin will offer two lectures and give the homily during the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013, 2014 repr. ed.).

Dr. Veniamin is also the President and Founder of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

LECTURE TIMES

Saturday, February 28, 4:30 PM (1st Session): Metanoia: Repentance in the Orthodox Church

Sunday, March 1, 9:30 AM – Divine Liturgy: Homily for the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday, March 1, 4:00 PM (2nd Session): Hesychia as Preparation for the Encounter with God

Sunday, March 1, 7:00 PM (3rd Session): Theosis: Salvation in the Writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex

 

PLACE & MORE INFORMATION

Holy Theophany Orthodox Church
2770 North Chestnut Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
Contact: Fr. Anthony Karbo @ (719) 473-9238 or frkarbo@theophany.org

Website: www.theophany.org

Holy Theophany Orthodox Church, Colorado Springs CO

Holy Theophany Orthodox Church, Colorado Springs CO

 

Dr. Veniamin to Lead Lenten Retreat at St. Basil Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kansas City

2015 WINTER SPEAKING SCHEDULE

February 21 and 23, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will be leading this year’s Lenten Retreat at St. Basil Antiochian Orthodox Church, Kansas City, Kansas.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013, 2014 repr. ed.).

Dr. Veniamin is also the President and Founder of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

LECTURE TIMES

Saturday, February 21, 10:00 AM: Discovering the Will of God

Saturday, February 21, 1:00 PM: Obedience in the Orthodox Tradition

Monday, February 23, 10:00 AM: The Spiritual Father and Child Relationship

Monday, February 23, 1:00 PM: Concluding Remarks and Open Discussion

 

PLACE & MORE INFORMATION

St Basil Antiochian Orthodox Church
9302 Riverview Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Contact: Fr. Elias Issa @ (913) 663-2200 or fr.elias@stbasilkc.org

Website: www.stpeterorthodox.org

St. Basil Antiochian Orthodox Church, Kansas City, Kansas

St. Basil Antiochian Orthodox Church, Kansas City, Kansas

Professor Veniamin Keynote Speaker at Sts. Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria 2015 Symposium, San Francisco CA

2015 WINTER SPEAKING SCHEDULE

February 14 through 15, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Symposium of the St. Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria Institute for Orthodox Studies in San Francisco CA. The Symposium will take place at the Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, 864 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.

Professor Veniamin will give three lectures based on his book, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, addressing the general theme of the Symposium, The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013, 2014 repr. ed.).

Dr. Veniamin is also the President and Founder of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

PROGRAMME

2015 Symposium of St. Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria Institute for Orthodox StudiesThe City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World

Saturday, 14th February 2015

  • 7:00 – Registration opens / arrival; light continental breakfast snack service during arrival and registration
  • 8:00 – Opening prayer and welcome remarks
  • 8.15 – Introduction to the Symposium by Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)
  • 8.30 – Lecture I – by Dr. Christopher Veniamin: “Salvation in the Orthodox Church: Metanoia, Hesychia and Theosis,” Part 1
  • 10:00 – Coffee
  • 10:30 – Lecture II – by Hieromonk Alexii (Altschul)
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 1:15 – Panel Discussion
  • 2:00 – Lecture III – Speaker TBA
  • 3:15 – Tea break
  • 3:45 – Book Signing and tour of the Old Cathedral and its sacred treasures
  • 5:00 – Vigil Service at the Old Cathedral, celebrated by local clergy

Sunday, 15th February 2015 (Feast of the Entry of the Lord)

  • 9:00 – Festal Divine Liturgy, concelebrated by symposium clergy, together with local clergy and any symposium participating clergy who may wish to celebrate
  • 12:00 – Lunch Break
  • 2:00 – Special Roundtable Event: “Locating the Desert in the City” with Dr Christopher Veniamin, Hieromonk Alexii (Altschul), Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg), Priest Philip Halliwell, and others
  • 3:15 – Lecture V – by Dr Christopher Veniamin: “Salvation in the Orthodox Church: Metanoia, Hesychia and Theosis,” Part 2
  • 4:15 – Closing Remarks and Thanks
  • 4:30 – Symposium Closes with Prayer

* Please note that talk titles are tentative and subject to adjustment by the speakers.

PLACE & CONTACT INFO

Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin
864 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Contact: Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg) @ (415) 671-6262 or webmaster@sforthodoxinstitute.org

Website: www.sforthodoxinstitute.org

Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, San Francisco CA - St. Cyril & Athanasius of Alexandria 2015 Symposium

Old Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, San Francisco CA – St. Cyril & Athanasius of Alexandria 2015 Symposium

The Enrichment in our Pacific Northwest Tour – Part 3

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

Holy Annunciation Church, Milwaukie OR (Fr. Matthew Tate)

The Enrichment in our Pacific Northwest Tour – Part 2b

(From left to right) Fr. Stephen Soot, Christopher, Mat. Mona Soot, & Klaus

(From left to right) Fr. Stephen Soot, Christopher, Mat. Mona Soot, & Klaus

Pam Williamson - St. Ann Orthodox Church, Corvallis Oregon

Pam Williamson – St. Ann Orthodox Church, Corvallis Oregon

(From left to right) Paul Williamson Christopher, Pam Williamson, & Klaus

(From left to right) Paul Williamson Christopher, Pam Williamson, & Klaus

Mat. Mona Soot & Klaus - St. Ann Orthodox Church, Corvallis Oregon

Mat. Mona Soot & Klaus – St. Ann Orthodox Church, Corvallis Oregon

The Enrichment in our Pacific Northwest Tour – Part 2

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) - Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) – Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) - Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) – Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) - Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) – Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) - Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

St. Anne Orthodox Church, Corvallis OR (Fr. Stephen Soot) – Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition

Pacific Northwest Tour Part 13: Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

2014 PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPEAKING EVENTS SCHEDULE

August 15 through September 8, 2014. Klaus Kenneth, author of Born to Hate Reborn to Love, and Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, will be conducting a joint tour of the Pacific Northwest, beginning in Oregon and including venues in Northern California and the Seattle Washington area.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Mr. Klaus Kenneth is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, and author of the best-selling, Born to Hate Reborn to Love. He is also the author of Gods, Idols, Gurus: From the Shadow of Deception to the Light of Orthodoxy, which is to be published in English in 2015.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

Their schedule will include:-

15) Friday September 5th

Northwest Christian University (Protestant)
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Contact: Prof. Ronald Heine (Professor of Biblical Studies) @ 541-684-7315 or rheine@nwcu.edu

Website: http://www.nwcu.edu

Event: 1:00 to 2:15 PM: Prof. Veniamin will guest teach: “On Becoming Theologians: ‘Hesychia’ as a Prerequisite for the Encounter with God,” with Q&A.

Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

Pacific Northwest Tour Part 12: Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

2014 PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPEAKING EVENTS SCHEDULE

August 15 through September 8, 2014. Klaus Kenneth, author of Born to Hate Reborn to Love, and Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, will be conducting a joint tour of the Pacific Northwest, beginning in Oregon and including venues in Northern California and the Seattle Washington area.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Mr. Klaus Kenneth is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, and author of the best-selling, Born to Hate Reborn to Love. He is also the author of Gods, Idols, Gurus: From the Shadow of Deception to the Light of Orthodoxy, which is to be published in English in 2015.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

Their schedule will include:-

14) Thursday September 4th
Northwest Christian University (Protestant)
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Contact: Prof. Ronald Heine (Professor of Biblical Studies) @ 541-684-7315 or rheine@nwcu.edu

Website: www.nwcu.edu

Event: 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Klaus Kenneth will make a presentation entitled, “My Spiritual Odyssey: From Sola Scriptura to the Communion of the Saints”, with an Introduction by Dr. Christopher Veniamin: “On Becoming Theologians: ‘Hesychia’ as a Prerequisite for the Encounter with God.

Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

Pacific Northwest Tour 11: Christ the Saviour Church, San Francisco, CA

2014 PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPEAKING EVENTS SCHEDULE

August 15 through September 8, 2014. Klaus Kenneth, author of Born to Hate Reborn to Love, and Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, will be conducting a joint tour of the Pacific Northwest, beginning in Oregon and including venues in Northern California and the Seattle Washington area.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Mr. Klaus Kenneth is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, and author of the best-selling, Born to Hate Reborn to Love. He is also the author of Gods, Idols, Gurus: From the Shadow of Deception to the Light of Orthodoxy, which is to be published in English in 2015.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013). Dr. Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

Their schedule will include:-

13) Wednesday September 3rd
Christ the Saviour Church (OCA)
490 12th Ave
San Francisco, California 94118

Contact: Fr. Philip Halliwell @ 415-752-1347 or frphiliphalliwell@gmail.com

Website: www.sobor.org

PROGRAMME

6:00 p.m. Vespers
6:30 p.m. Food and Drinks
7:00 p.m. Talk begins
9:30 p.m. Adjourn

Event: Evening Talks with author Klaus Kenneth: “Beyond Nirvana: Theosis in the Orthodox Christian Tradition”, with Q&A, with an Introduction by Dr. Christopher Veniamin: “On Becoming Theologians: ‘Hesychia’ as a Prerequisite for the Encounter with God.

Christ the Saviour Church

Christ the Saviour Church, San Francisco, CA

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