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 is posted below; follow the links for the latest updates regarding each venue.
Westboro, Massachusetts: New England St. Vladimir's Gathering and Clergy Retreat
Princeton, New Jersey: Florovsky Society Symposium: "What is the Bible? the Patristic Doctrine of Scripture," Princeton University
22 February – 1 March
Belgrade, Serbia: Theological Faculty of Belgrade
White River Junction, Vermont: "Holy Conversation: Marriage and Sexuality" Retreat
Orlando, Florida: Board of Trustees 75th Anniversary Event
27 March – 1 April
Denver, Colorado: Clergy Retreat: "The role of Death in Life" and Lay Retreat "Becoming Human"
Worcester, MA: Silent Lenten Retreat, St. George Orthodox Cathedral
Cincinnati, OH: Lenten Retreat, Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Muttontown, NY: Meeting with His Grace, Bishop Zachariah Mar Nicholovos
Late May–Early June
Istanbul and Greece: Mount Athos pilgrimage
Rome, Italy: Templeton Conference
Amsterdam, Holland: Presentation at Amsterdam Centre for Eastern Orthodox Theology colloquim
Garden Grove, California: Parish Life Conference, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Diocese of Los Angeles and Eagle River; St. Luke Orthodox Church
29 July–1 August
Jacksonville, FL: Addressing Diocese of the South (OCA) 2013 Diocesan Assembly; Listen to his talks on Ancient Faith Radio
St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia: meetings with theological academies
Southampton, New York: Octet Concert, Kimisis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons
Fr. John's 2012 Travels
Princeton University, NJ: Second Annual Symposium in Honor of Father Florovsky; talk entitled “The Body of the Living Christ: The Patristic Doctrine of the Church" (St. Irenaeus)
Piedmont, South Carolina: Saturday, March 3: St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church, rector, Fr. Marcus Burch; lecture, 4 p.m.
Greenville, South Carolina: Sunday, March 4: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Sunday of Orthodoxy Divine Liturgy, homilist, 10 a.m.
Monday, March 5: Diocese of the South (OCA), Carolinas Deanery Clergy Retreat; contact: Archpriest Marcus Burch
Greenville, South Carolina: Monday, March 5: Furman Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), dinner, 6 p.m.
Alhambra, California: Tuesday, March 13: St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, dinner and public lecture titled "The Mystery of Death as Theological and Pastoral Challenge"
Wednesday, March 14
Alhambra, California: Western American Diocese Clergy Confession and Retreat, St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Pre-sanctified Liturgy, 10:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and lecture titled "The Mystery of Death as Theological and Pastoral Challenge"
Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, public lecture entitled “Earth That Suffers: The Struggle to Become Human in the Early Church,” 5:15 p.m.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada: Sunday, March 25: Cathedral Parish of the Annunciation (OCA), concelebrating Divine Liturgy for patronal feast
Claremont, California: Claremont Graduate University, 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)
Toledo, Ohio, consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Alexander Golitzen (Bulgarian Archdiocese, OCA)
Flint, Michigan, St. George Antiochian Church (AOCANA), rector, Archpriest Joseph Abud; concelebrating Divine Liturgy and homilist
Kansas City, Kansas: Orthodox Clergy retreat and public talks, contact: Archpriest Timothy Sawchak
Durham University, United Kingdom: Conference: “A Celebration of Living Theology: Engaging with the Work of Andrew Louth,” talk entitled “Studying the Fathers in the Twenty First Century”
Eagle River, Alaska: Eagle River Summer Institute, St. John Orthodox Cathedral (AOCANA), talk entitled “Becoming Human”
Bose, Italy: 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”
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada: Trinity Western University, lecture entitled “Patristic Humanism:The Beginning of Christian Paedeia”
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.
Toronto, Ontario Canada: Wednesday, October 17: Wycliffe College, informal talk and meeting with students, talk entitled "Becoming Human: In the Image of Christ"
Friday, October 19: Toronto School of Theology, talk entitled “The Rule of Faith”
Dayton, Ohio: University of Dayton, Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine, conference with the theme, “Dei Verbum: Toward a Clarification of the Inspiration of Scripture”; lecture entitled “The Patristic Understanding of Scriptural Inspiration”
Wayne, NJ: Holy Resurrection Church