Professor Veniamin to be Guest Speaker at the Spring Retreat of the Archdiocese of Western PA (OCA)

On the weekend of June 9 and 10, 2017, Professor Christopher Veniamin will be the guest speaker at the annual Spring Retreat of the Western Pennsylvania Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America.

The topics for the weekend is are from the teachings of St. Silouan the Athonite.

Friday will be a retreat hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Melchizedek for the clergy of the OCA of the Western PA Archdiocese.  Professor Veniamin will address the following: “Concerning Shepherds of Souls and Spiritual Warfare.”

On Saturday, June 10, Professor Veniamin will speak on the topic of “Humility and Obedience” at Saint John’s OCA Church in Monessen, PA.  The talks will begin at 10:30 and conclude at 2:30.  The retreat is open to clergy and laity alike.  A $20.00 fee is required which includes registration and lunch.

 


Born and raised in London, England, of Greek Cypriot parents, Professor Christopher Veniamin is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009, 2014, and 2016), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013, 2014, and 2016). He is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, and President of Mount Thabor Publishing (est. 2005). He is the Professor of Patristic Theology and Dogmatics in the PhD program of the Antiochian Archdiocese, of which he is also the Assistant Director. Dr. Veniamin holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece) and his doctorate from Oxford University (England), where he studied under Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. The subject of his doctoral thesis is The Transfiguration of Christ in Greek Patristic Literature: From Irenaeus of Lyons to Gregory Palamas (1991), which he is reworking in preparation for publication in the near future.

Retreat at St. Philip’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Souderton, PA: ST. SILOUAN THE ATHONITE Presented by Dr. Christopher Veniamin

On March 25, 2017, a retreat will be held at St. Philip’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Souderton, PA, in which Professor Christopher Veniamin will discuss the writings of Saint Silouan the Athonite in a series of three talks.  Professor Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony, the founder of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Essex, England.  Elder Sophrony was the closest spiritual child of Saint Silouan.

Retreat Schedule:

9:00 Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation

10:30 Fish Lunch

11:30 Session 1: On Humility. Reading from and meditating on the writings of St. Silouan concerning “the adornment of divinity”, holy humility. Includes Q&A.

12:45 Break

1:00 Jesus Prayer Instruction and Practice

1:15 Session 2: On Peace. Reading from and meditating on the writings of St. Silouan concerning peace. “All men desire peace,” but what is true peace, and where is it to be found? Includes Q&A.

2:30 Break

2:45 Jesus Prayer Instruction and Practice

3:00 Session 3: On Repentance. Reading from and meditating on the writings of St. Silouan concerning repentance. Repentance comes before, during and after baptism, and is therefore fundamental to the Christian way of life. But what is repentance? Includes Q&A.

4:15 Refreshments

4:45 Parish Education Program

6:00 Great Vespers

The event is Supported by St. Philip’s Endowment Fund
Luncheon provided by the Women of St. Philip’s
Babysitting & children’s activities will be provided if requested. (Please call to register.)

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT. TO ASSIST IN OUR PLANNING, HOWEVER, PLEASE CALL (215-721-4947) OR EMAIL (office@st-philip.net) TO LET THE CHURCH KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING.

AN OFFERING WILL BE RECEIVED.

Directions:

  • Route 309 to Route 113 (Souderton)
  • North on Rt. 113 – 0.3 mi. to Old Bethlehem Pike
  • Sharp right onto Old Bethlehem Pike Pass Ford dealer on right
  • Left on Cherry Lane (across from Skyview Med Bldg)
  • Immediate right onto Clearview Rd.
  • Follow Clearview around curve
  • You will see the church ahead

Born and raised in London, England, of Greek Cypriot parents, Professor Christopher Veniamin is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009, 2014, and 2016), and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013, 2014, and 2016). He is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, and President of Mount Thabor Publishing (est. 2005). He is the Professor of Patristic Theology and Dogmatics in the PhD program of the Antiochian Archdiocese, of which he is also the Assistant Director. Dr. Veniamin holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece) and his doctorate from Oxford University (England), where he studied under Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. The subject of his doctoral thesis is The Transfiguration of Christ in Greek Patristic Literature: From Irenaeus of Lyons to Gregory Palamas (1991), which he is reworking in preparation for publication in the near future.

Professor Veniamin Gives Lectures As Part of Parish’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

On the weekend of January 15-17, 2017, Professor Christopher Veniamin delivered three lectures as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Saint Peter the Apostle Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pomona, California.  Metropolitan Joseph, the Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of North America, presided over the festivities, and Professor Veniamin’s Lectures were a significant part of the weekend’s celebrations.

Dr. Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania and President and Founder of Mount Thabor Publishing (2005), spoke on the topic of Salvation in the Orthodox Church in three lectures: “Metanoia: Repentance in the Orthodox Church (audio, video)”, “Hesychia: Preparation for Encounter with God (audio, video)”, and “Theosis: The Writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony (audio, video)”.

A spiritual son of Father Sophrony of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Essex (England), Professor Veniamin has produced an English translation of Saint Gregory Palamas: the Homilies with thorough annotations.  Mount Thabor Publishing has also published books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.  Dr. Veniamin is also Professor and Assistant Director of the Doctoral Program (PhD) in Orthodox Studies of the Antiochian Orthodox Institute and Antiochian House of Studies.

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Professor Veniamin Guest Speaker at The 64th Annual Eastern Diocese Parish Life Conference

2015 Summer Speaking Schedule

July 2, 2015Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania, will be speaking at The 64th Annual Eastern Diocese Parish Life Conference at St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church in Levittown, New York.

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 TIME

Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Theosis: Salvation in the Writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex 

and 

“Hesychia” as a Prerequisite for the Encounter with God

PLACE & MORE INFORMATION

64th Annual Diocese of New York; and Diocese of Charleston and the Mid-Atlantic 2015 Parish Life Conference July 1-5, 2015 Upsky Long Island Hotel 110 Motor Parkway – Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788

Parish Office Phone/Fax: (516) 731-1681

Email: Pastor@stjohnorthodoxchurch.com

Very Rev. Father Boulos E. Moussa

Cell Phone: (516) 457-5451

2015 Dioceses of Charleston and New York Parish Life Conference

St. John Orthodox Church, Levittown, New York

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

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