Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Travels


2017 Schedule

13 January • Amsterdam, The Netherlands  Presentation of inaugural lecture titled, “The Paschal Gospel: Reading John in Early and Eastern Christianity,”as holder of the Metropolitan Kallistos Chair in Orthodox Theology at the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (ACOT) in the Vrije Universiteit (VU)

18 FebruaryHolmdel, NJ Presentation at St. Mina's Coptic Orthodox Church (contact Mina Soliman:

10 MarchNYC Presentation titled “Standing by the Cross: Putting on Christ,” Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. Chrysostomos Gilbert, pastor

17–20 March Phoenix, AZ Retreat Master, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

27-28 March Amsterdam, The Netherlands Participant in meeting of schools working with both Eastern and Oriental Churches, at Vrije Universiteit; participant in doctoral examinations, UK, during itinerary

1 April Akron, OH Retreat Master, Board of Orthodox Christian Women, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

2 AprilAkron, OH Homilist at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

26 April–1 May Moscow, Russia “Symposium on St. Ephrem,” Ss. Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate School of Theology; various talks, classes, and workshops, with itinerary TBA.

31 May–June 3 Geneva, Switzerland Delivering Opening Address titled, “One God, the Father Almighty,” at International Colloquium, titled, “Naming God Today: Contemporary Approaches to the Divine Attributes,” University of Geneva (

17–21 July Nashotah, WI Teaching summer course in Patristic Anthropology

25–27 July Edmonton, Alberta Canada Presentations in morning and at evening banquet to the Canadian Archdiocese Council, Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

28–30 July Rome, Italy Participant in seminar sponsored by the Australian Catholic University on “Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Second and Third Century Christian Thought”


 2016 Schedule

January 4–5 · Istanbul, Turkey Meeting of scholars at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

February 1 –7  · UK Oxford with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Darlington with Fr. Andrew Louth, Scotland with NT Wright 

February 12–13 · Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL Offering the 2016 Nevin Lectures, "What Protestants Should Know About Orthodoxy"

February 19  ·  Staten Island, NY Virgin Mary and St. George Church (Coptic)

February 25  · Ontario, Canada Kings University College, Veritas Lecture: "Behold: Dying, we Live”

March 1 ·  Bronx, NY Fordham University, Panikhida, followed by talk with graduate students

March 4–6 ·  Chicago, IL  North Park University with Metropolitan Kallstos Ware: "The Unchanging Gospel in an Everchanging Culture"

March 11 ·  St. Davids, PA Eastern University Lecture and benefit for The Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture

March 31 – April 3 · Abilene, TX St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church with Trustee the Reverend Dr. Philip LeMasters, parish retreat and McMurry University lectures

Fr. John in India, 2015Fr. John in India, 2015

 April 9 ·  Steelton, PA Parish Renewal Day with Fr. Christopher Rocknage

 June 13–19 · Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia Guest of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians 

June 20– July 15 · Donvale, Australia Leading an intensive study unit at the St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College. See full story.

September 10 · Los Angeles, CA Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed, Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles

September 24 · Catskill NY All Saints Cathedral

October 7 · Rutgers University “Becoming Human, Male and Female" talk at Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries 

October 19–22 · Rostrevor, Ireland 50th Anniversary Conference of One in Christ Catholic ecumenical journal, “Parables of Communion: Journeying Together,” at the Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery. Keynote titled: "Diversity and Dialogue in the Service of Communion: The Example of St Irenaeus of Lyons”

October 22–23 · Rostrevor, Ireland Retreat Master at Silverstream Priory, on central theme: “Encountering Christ in the Scriptures.”

 November 3 · Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC Presentation in Grace Chapel, titled “Reading Scripture in Early Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy,” as part of the Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) Series 

November 4 · Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC IFL Lecture, “Reading Scripture in Early Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy,” in Stavros Lecture Hall Contact or School: 828.328.7184 

November 17 · Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles, CA Co-presentation with His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic), Serbian Orthodox Church, at “Orthodoxy at the Crossroads: What to Expect after the Great and Holy Council.” REGISTER

December 3 · Clifton, NJ Presentation titled, “Dying to Live” at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 818 Valley Road;  RSVP church office 973.779.2626 or

December 9 · Amersfoort, Netherlands  Leading a public study of the Paschal Sermon of Melito, second century exegete and apologist who served as bishop of Sardis near Lydia, Asia Minor. The study will take place at the Orthodox Parish Amersfoort, Matthias Withoosstraat 34, 3812 ST Amersfoort

December 14–15 · Cairo, Egypt Presentation at the Anafora Conference, titled, "Saint Irenaeus and Enlightened Humanity," with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, and His Eminence Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon.

2012 Schedule
2013 Schedule
2014 Schedule
2015 Schedule