"Saints and "Sanctity: Shared Witness--Shared Vocation" will be the theme of this year's annual Eastern/Oriental Orthodox Symposium co-sponsored by St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
The symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 from 10AM to 5PM at St. Vladimir's Seminary in Crestwood, New York.
The Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches share many saints in common. The symposium will examine how these commonly venerated saints call the two church families to advance on their path to reconciliation and full communion. The symposium is open to all who are interested in the reconciliation of the historic Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
Speakers will include Fr. Daniel Findikyan (St. Nersess Armenian Seminary); Robin Darling Young (University of Notre Dame); Peter C. Bouteneff (St. Vladimir's Seminary) and Richard Schneider (York University, Toronto; and St. Vladimir's Seminary). Joining the speakers for an afternoon panel discussion will be Abp. Cyril Mor Aphrem, Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch in the U.S. and Prof. Abraham Terian of St. Nersess Seminary.
The day will begin with Morning Prayers in the Syrian Orthodox tradition, and conclude with Vespers in the Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir's.
The cost for the day, including a lenten lunch, is $15 for those who pre-register before March 8 by email (firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing and mailing in a registration form downloadable from the address below); or $20 at the door.
For further information and to download a registration form or a flyer go tohttp://www.svots.edu/Events/Symposia/2004-0316-eastern-oriental/index.html or write to email@example.com.