SVOTS COMES TO YOUR LOCALE: Dean Fr. John Behr's 2012–2013 Travel Schedule

Date: 
February 12, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Fr. John Behr (third from left) visits St. Gregory the Theologian Church in Wappingers Falls, NY on the occasion of the parish's patronal feast and the blessing of their beautiful new facilities.Fr. John Behr (third from left) visits St. Gregory the Theologian Church in Wappingers Falls, NY on the occasion of the parish's patronal feast and the blessing of their beautiful new facilities.Our Dean, Archpriest John Behr, travels nationally and internationally: visiting parishes and clergy assemblies to present retreats and book studies, meeting with administrators from Orthodox Christian seminaries throughout the world, speaking at colleges and universities, and serving on many non-profit boards. Father John is a renowned scholar of the church fathers, and he lectures both in academic circles and in popular venues.

Be sure to meet and hear Fr. John at one of the many venues he will visit in 2012. He will greet you warmly. His schedule from February 2012 to July 2013 is posted below; follow the links for the lateFr. John Behr (center, tallest!) on the left of Fr. Tom Pistolis, rector, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Greenville, South Carolina, host church for Sunday of Orthodoxy.Fr. John Behr (center, tallest!) on the left of Fr. Tom Pistolis, rector, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Greenville, South Carolina, host church for Sunday of Orthodoxy.st updates regarding each venue.

2012

10–11 February

Second Annual Symposium in Honor of Father Florovsky, Princeton University; talk entitled “The Body of the Living Christ: The Patristic Doctrine of the Church" (St. Irenaeus)

3–5 March

Saturday, March 3: St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church, Piedmont, South Carolina, rector, Fr. Marcus Burch; lecture, 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 4: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Greenville, South Carolina; Sunday of Orthodoxy Divine Liturgy, homilist, 10 a.m.

Fr. John Behr presenting clergy retreat at St. John the Ladder Orthodox Church, Greenville, NC.Fr. John Behr presenting clergy retreat at St. John the Ladder Orthodox Church, Greenville, NC.Monday, March 5: Diocese of the South (OCA), Carolinas Deanery Clergy Retreat; contact: Archpriest Marcus Burch

Monday, March 5: Furman Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), Greenville, South Carolina; dinner, 6 p.m.

Monday, March 5: Furman University Daniel Chapel, Greenville, South Carolina, sponsored by OCF and The Mere Christianity Forum, Inc.; lecture, 7 p.m. 

13–14 March

Tuesday, March 13: St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, California; dinner and public lecture titled "The Mystery of Death as Theological and Pastoral Challenge"; dinner 6:00 p.m. and lecture 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14: Western American Diocese Clergy Confession and Retreat, St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, California; Pre-sanctified Liturgy, 10:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and lecture titled "The Mystery of Death as Theological and Pastoral Challenge."

15 March

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; public lecture entitled “Earth That Suffers: The Struggle to Become Human in the Early Church,” 5:15 p.m.

22–25 March

Friday, March 22: Augustine College, Ottawa, Ontario Canada; Weston Lecture, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 25: Cathedral Parish of the Annunciation (OCA), Ottawa, Ontario Canada, concelebrating Divine Liturgy for patronal feast

20–21 April

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California; National Theology Conference, with theme “What are the most compelling theological issues today? Issues and Trends in Contemporary Theology”; talk entitled “Let us return to the word delivered in the beginning” (Polycarp)

4–5 May

Toledo, Ohio, consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Alexander Golitzen (Bulgarian Archdiocese, OCA)

6 May

Flint, Michigan, St. George Antiochian Church (AOCANA), rector, Archpriest Joseph Abud; concelebrating Divine Liturgy and homilist

7–10 June

Orthodox Clergy retreat and public talks, Kansas City, Kansas; contact: Archpriest Timothy Sawchak

9–12 July

Conference: “A Celebration of Living Theology: Engaging with the Work of Andrew Louth,” Durham University, United Kingdom; talk entitled “Studying the Fathers in the Twenty First Century”The XX International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox TheologyThe XX International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Theology

1–5 August

Eagle River Summer Institute, St. John Orthodox Cathedral (AOCANA), Eagle River, Alaska; talk entitled “Becoming Human” 

5–8 September

XX International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Theology, The Monastic Community of Bose, Italy; presentation of paper entitled “Nature, Wounded and Healed, in Early Patristic Thought”

17 September

 Trinity Western University, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada; lecture entitled “Patristic Humanism:The Beginning of Christian Paedeia” 

21 September

Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society (OTSA); The John G. Family Rangos Building, St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY; Father Georges Florovsky Lecture, 7:30 p.m.

17–19 October

Wednesday, October 17: Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario Canada; informal talk and meeting with students, talk entitled "Becoming Human: In the Image of Christ"

Friday, October 19: Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Ontario Canada; talk entitled “The Rule of Faith”Fr. John visits with parishioners in Wayne, NJFr. John visits with parishioners in Wayne, NJ

25–27 October

University of Dayton, Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine, Dayton, Ohio; conference with the theme, “Dei Verbum: Toward a Clarification of the Inspiration of Scripture”; lecture entitled “The Patristic Understanding of Scriptural Inspiration”

2 December

Holy Resurrection Church, Wayne, NJ

2013

3–7 July

Parish Life Conference, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Diocese of Los Angeles and Eagle River; St. Luke Orthodox Church, Garden Grove, California 

4-7 September

XXI International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Theology, The Monastic Community of Bose, Italy; "The Ages of the Spiritual Life"