Bishop Kallistos Keynote At Symposium on The Passion of Christ
- From: Bill Samsonoff
2005.02.09 OCA: Bishop Kallistos [Ware] To Give Keynote At SVS Symposium
on The Passion of Christ
Bishop Kallistos [Ware] To Give Keynote At SVS Symposium on The Passion of
CRESTWOOD, NY [SVS/OCA Communications] -- His Grace, Bishop Kallistos
[Ware] of Diokleia will be among the noted speakers as a symposium on the
Passion of Christ hosted by Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
here [April] 3-4, 2005.
A renowned churchman, theologian, professor, and author, Bishop Kallistos
is one of the most familiar Orthodox Christian personalities in the West.
He is the author of such well-known books as "The Orthodox Church" and
Orthodox Way," and he served as a lecturer at the University of Oxford for
35 years. He is considered a pioneer in the area of Orthodox ecumenism,
is also known as a gifted pastor and spiritual guide.
"The Passion of Christ, His crucifixion and resurrection, is both the
starting point and the central axis of the Christian faith and liturgical
year," says the Rev. John Behr, SVS professor of patristics, who also will
speak at the symposium. "Taking up the Cross defines us as Christians,
members of the Body of Christ."
The seminar will open with Bishop Kallistos' keynote address, "Patterns of
Atonement: Five Models," on Sunday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday morning, April 4 at 9:30 a.m., Prof. John Barnet, Prof. Richard
Schneider, and Father Behr will deliver presentations titled "Why Was
Crucified," "In the Night in which He was Given Up," and "The Cross as
Icon," respectively. After a lunch recess, Prof. Paul Meyendorff will
on "The Unitary Celebration of Pascha" and the Rev. Alexander Rentel will
deliver a presentation titled "The Passion and the Liturgy: Towards a
Renewed Mystagogy." The seminar will formally close with the celebration
Vespers at 5:00 p.m.
All seminar sessions will take place in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium
in the Rangos Family Foundation Building. Bishop Kallistos' Sunday evening
keynote address is free and open to the public. Those interested in
attending the Monday program are asked to register in advance. The
registration fee is $25.00 if registered by March 30, and $30.00 on the
of the symposium.
To register, please download a registration form from www.svots.edu. Mail
the completed form and a check or money order for $25.00 payable to Saint
Vladimir's Seminary to SVS Symposium on the Passion of Christ, 575
Scarsdale Rd., Crestwood, NY 10707. Registration is also possible by
sending an e-mail to events@... with "Symposium on the Passion of
Christ" in the subject line. Include the registrant's name, address,
daytime phone number, and e-mail address, and indicate which meals are
desired on Monday. Those who register by e-mail are asked to mail their
checks for $25.00 to the seminary or bring a check for $30.00 with them.
No on-campus lodging will be available. Special rates are available at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601. Call
914-682-0050 to make reservations. To receive the special $139.00 plus tax
rate, mention the symposium to hotel personnel. Reservations must be made
by March 6, to receive the special rate.
For more information, call 914/961-8313, ext. 363 or e-mail
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