Dr. Veniamin Returns to the PAOI after 23 years!


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 Berkeley 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.


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


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

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