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.