Pacific Northwest Tour Part 2: Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Milwaukie, OR


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.


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:-

2) Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church (OCA)
13515 SE Rusk Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Contact: Fr. Matthew Tate @ 503-659-5593 or



Saturday August 16th
1:00 p.m. Dr. Christopher Veniamin, “The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: ‘Theosis’ in Silouan and Sophrony.”
1:50 p.m. Q&A with Dr. Christopher Veniamin
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Klaus Kenneth, “My Spiritual Odyssey and Why I Wrote ‘Gods, Idols, Gurus’.”
3:50 p.m. Q&A with Klaus Kenneth
4:30 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. Vespers
7:45 p.m. Dr. Christopher Veniamin, “On Becoming Theologians: ‘Hesychia’ as a Prerequisite for the Encounter with God.”
8:30 p.m. Q&A with Dr. Christopher Veniamin
9:00 p.m. Adjourn

Sunday August 17th
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
12:30 p.m. Round Table Discussion
2:00 p.m. Adjourn

Church of the Annunciation - Milwaukie, OR

Church of the Annunciation – Milwaukie, OR


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