Professor Christopher Veniamin to Lead Retreat at OCA Parish of St John Maximovich in Atlanta

March 14-16, 2014. Dr Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, to lead Lenten Retreat at OCA parish of St John Maximovich in Atlanta

Prof. Veniamin will give several presentations based on his recently-released book, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition.

Professor 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 published  books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.


Fr. Thomas Alessandroni
St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church
543 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 577-6330

The schedule is planned as follows:-

Friday March 14th
6:00 PM  Presanctified Liturgy
7:30 PM  Lenten Meal – Welcome & Brief Talk by Father Tom // Dr. Christopher Intro

Saturday March 15th
8:00 AM  Divine Liturgy
9:30 AM  Breakfast
10:30 AM Dr. Christopher Veniamin Lecture, “The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: ‘Theosis’ in St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex,” with Q&A.
Noon Lunch
1:00 PM  Dr. Christopher Veniamin Lecture, “The Orthodox Interpretation of Holy Scripture: St. Gregory Palamas and the Key to Understanding the Bible,” with Q&A.
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Vespers

Sunday March 16th
8:30 AM Matins
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Noon Lunch
12:30 PM Dr. Christopher Veniamin, “An Informal Discussion About St. Gregory Palamas & Fr Sophrony,” with Q&A.
2:00 PM – Retreat Ends

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