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

Dr. Veniamin Returns to the PAOI after 23 years!

2015 WINTER SPEAKING SCHEDULE

February 10, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will visit the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (PAOI) in Berkley CA. During his visit, Professor Veniamin will meet with faculty and doctoral students of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) for a lunchtime Roundtable Discussion, and later that evening he will address the Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

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

Tuesday, February 10

12:00 PM – Roundtable Discussion with GTU faculty and doctoral students: Hesychia as a Prerequisite for the Encounter with God

6:00 PM – Divine Liturgy

7:00 PM – Dinner

7:45 PM – Lecture to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)Theosis: Salvation in the Writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex, with Q&A

PLACE & CONTACT INFO

Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (PAOI)
2311 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: His Eminence, Metropolitan Nikitas Lulias @ 510 649 3450 or paoi@ses.gtu.edu

Website: www.orthodoxinstitute.org

Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Berkley CA

Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Berkley CA

Washington Orthodox Clergy Association Pre-Lenten Lectures, Seattle WA

2015 WINTER SPEAKING SCHEDULE

February 6 through 7, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will give this year’s Pre-Lenten lectures for the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association (WOCA) in Seattle WA, based on his book, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, at St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Brier, Washington.

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

Friday, February 6

6:00 PM – Vespers
7:00 – 9:00 PM – Session 1: Metanoia: Repentance in the Orthdox Church

Saturday, February 7

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Session 2: Hesychia as Preparation for the Encounter with God
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Session 3: Theosis – Salvation in the Writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex
3:00 PM – Q&A

 

PLACE & CONTACT INFO

St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
21236 Poplar Way
Brier, WA 98036
Contact: Fr. James Bernstein @ (425) 771-1916 or frajamesbern@comcast.net

Website: www.stpaul-orthodox.org

St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Seattle MS

St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Seattle MS

 

Three Pre-Lenten Lectures at St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Madison MS

2015 WINTER SPEAKING SCHEDULE

February 2 through 4, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will be giving three lectures based on his book, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, at St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Madison, Mississippi.

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

Monday, February 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM: Metanoia: Repentance in the Orthdox Church

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM: Hesychia as Preparation for the Encounter with God

Wednesday, February 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM: Theosis – Salvation in the Writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex

 

PLACE & CONTACT INFO

St Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church
180 St Augustine Dr
Madison Mississippi 39110
Contact: Fr. John Henderson @ (601) 856-3894 or frjohnc@bellsouth.net

Website: www.stpeterorthodox.org

St. Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church, Madison MS

St. Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church, Madison MS

 

Porphyrios Added to Calendar of Church in Russia

St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite, whom we were blessed to know (the account of one of our meetings with him is recorded by Fr. Zacharias in his, Remember Thy First Love, pp. 393–394), is now added to the calendar of the Orthodox Church in Russia.

His feast day, it was decided by the Holy Synod of the Church in Russia on December 25, 2014, would be the same as that of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, namely, December 2.

For more details, see www.pravoslavie.ru/english/76197.htm

Dr. Christopher Veniamin Guest Instructor at SVS

“Prayer in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex” – Monday, November 17, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM, at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY

Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, has been graciously invited by Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, to teach a class on “Prayer in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex,” on Monday, November 17, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

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), for which he also wrote over 100 pages of notes and scholia, and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013).

Dr. Veniamin’s doctoral dissertation at Oxford, “The Transfiguration of Christ in Greek Patristic Literature: From Irenaeus of Lyons to Gregory Palamas” (1991), was a diachronic study of the meaning of the Taborian theophany in Patristic literature, spanning some thirteen centuries, and is currently being reworked in preparation for publication in 2015.

Professor 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.