Fr. Erickson to Receive WTC Award

February 9, 2017
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
4250 Harewood Road N.E.
Washington, DC 20017


On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Archpriest John Erickson, professor emeritus and former dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, will receive the Washington Theological Consortium’s (WTC) Ecumenism Award during an ecumenical event held annually in Washington, D.C.: the “Prayer Service for Christian Unity.” Father John will also present the 9th Annual Figel Address on Ecumenism, this year titled, “What Divides, What Unites? Shifting Perceptions in Ecumenical Relations.”

Father John will bring his years of experience in Ecumenism and teaching in Eastern Orthodox theological studies to reflect on the shifting terrain of what unites and divides in the quest for Christian Unity. While he will focus on the relations between the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church, he will identify the issues of unity and division in terms that apply to all Christian communities and individuals who care deeply about church unity.

The event, which will run from 6 p.m.–9 p.m., is free and open to the public. The evening will begin with an Orthodox Christian service, a Molieben to the Holy Spirit, and a reception will follow Fr. John’s presentation.

Parking is located at the rear of the Shrine. RSVP here by February 7, or call 202.832.2675.

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