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2018 Schedule

January 10–12 • Jerusalem • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Planning meeting of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), Paper: “A Vision for IOTA and for Dogmatic Theology.”

January 22–February 7 • Sweden and Finland • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georgios Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Presenter at: Jan 24: Stockholm School of Theology, Lecture: “Scripture as Scripture: On the Understanding of Scripture in the Early Church”; Jan 25: Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy, Stockholm, Lecture: “Overcoming Chalcedon”; Jan 26–28: Bjärka-Säby, Sweden, Pilgrim’s Winter Meeting, Retreat Talks: “The Love and Compassion of the Lord for us never fails,” “Lifting the Veil: Scripture in the Orthodox Tradition,” and “The Veil of the Flesh: The Deification of the Body in the Orthodox Tradition”; Jan 29: Uppsala University, Seminar: “A new edition of Origen’s On First Principles”; Feb 5: Oulu, Finland: Retreat for the Finnish Orthodox Clergy: “Becoming Human, Male and Female”

February 2 • Brooklyn, NY • The Reverend Adrian Budica, Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education: Presentation titled, “The Wounded Healer: Visiting the Sick, Visiting Christ, Visiting Ourselves,” at the Brooklyn Clergy Lecture Series 2017–2018, “Exploring Aspects of Church Life,” Kimisis tis Theotokou Church, 224 18th St, 11215

February 7–8 • Titusville, FL • The Very Reverend Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric: Presenter at the Annual Clergy Meeting of SUS Coptic Orthodox Diocese, St. Stephen Retreat Center and Conference, 4951 S Washington Ave, 32780

February 10 • Easton, CT • Dr. Albert Rossi, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services: Presentation titled, ”Becoming a Healing Presence,” at St. Dimitrie Romanian Church, Easton, CT, Father George Coca, Office phone, 201.268.8237

February 12 • Scarsdale, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Paper on “Dealing with Change: Orthodox Christian Perspectives,” Neighborhood Interfaith Conversation group 

Feb 13–15 • Clearwater, FL • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georgios Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute, Lecture: “Creation and Becoming Human: Protological or Eschatological?”

February 23 • Hartford, CT • The Very Reverend Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric: Presenter at Youth Lenten Retreat, All Saints Church, 205 Scarborough St., 06105

Feb 23–24 • St John Chrysostom Church, Lakewood CO  • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georgios Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Retreat Master, “Male and Female in Christ,” 9300 W. Dartmouth Pl. Lakewood, CO 80227

February 24 • Hartford, CT • Dr. Albert Rossi, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services: Presentation titled, “Christian Living in Turbulent Times,” All Saints Church, Father James Parnell, Church phone, 860.233.9234

March 7 • New York, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Talk on “How to Be a Sinner” at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, 1 W 53 St., New York, NY

March 9• Manhattan, NY • The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law: Lenten Talk, “Praying the Prayer the Lord Taught Us,” at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 302 W 91st St, New York, NY 10024

March 9–10 • Upper Darby, PA • Dr. Albert Rossi, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services: Discussion with college students on Friday evening and Retreat Master at parish retreat entitled, "Becoming a Healing Presence," at St. George Antiochian Church, Father Joel Gillam, Church phone, 610.853.1171

March 9–11 • Ottawa, ON, Canada The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georgios Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Mar 10: Retreat Master, theme TBA, Annunciation Cathedral, 15 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7H1, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

March 10 • Salisbury, CT • The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law: Lenten Retreat talk titled, "Broken in the World and Made Whole in Christ" at All Saints of North America, 313 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, Connecticut 06068.

March 11 • Manhattan, NY • The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law: Lenten talk, “ ’Let your light break forth like the dawn’: Keeping a fast acceptable to the Lord (Isaiah 58.1–9),” at St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, 124 Wadsworth Ave, New York, NY 10033

March 14 • New York, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Talk on “How to Be a Sinner” at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 337 E. 74 St., New York, NY

March 16 • Port Washington, Long Island, NY • The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law: Lenten Retreat talk at Archangel Michael Church100 Fairway Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050

March 17• Dix Hills, NY • Dr. John Barnet, Associate Professor of New Testament: Lenten Retreat talk titled, "Zacchaeus and the Rich Ruler: Inheriting Eternal Life” at Saint Andrew’s Orthodox Church, 1095 Carlls Straight Path, Dix Hills, NY 11746

March 21 • Yonkers, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology:  Talk on “How to Be a Sinner” at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

March 26–27• Berlin, Germany • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Inaugural Meeting of the Artistic Advisory Committee, Arvo Pärt Centre

March 31 • Traverse City, MI • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Speaker at Lenten Retreat, “The Paschal Mystery” atSt. Sebastian Orthodox Church (Serbian), 5444 Herkner Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685

April 13–14 • Worcester, MA • The Very Reverend Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric: Orthodox Center for Advancement of Biblical Studies (OCABS) Symposium, 104 Barry Road, 01609

April 15-23 • Moscow, Russia • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Speaker at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate Institute of Theology; April 17-18: Workshops on St. Maximus the Confessor; April 19-21: Patristics Conference on St. Irenaeus; talk: “Flesh Invested with the Paternal Light: St. Irenaeus on the Deification of the Body”

April 25-26 • Cluj-Napoca, Romania • The Very Reverend Philip LeMasters, Ph.D., trustee and sessional faculty member: Presentation of three lectures on the Eucharist and Christian Ethics at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of Babeș-Bolyai University

April 27 • Scotland • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Lead a research seminar at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts, at the University of St. Andrews, KY16 9AJ, UK

April 28 • Mechanicsburg, PA •  Dr. Albert Rossi, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services: Retreat Master at a parish retreat on “ Becoming a Healing Presence,” at Holy Apostles Mission, Father Timothy Hojnicki, Church phone, 717.691.1600

April 29 • Falls Church, VA • Robin Freeman, Director of Music: “Revitalizing Parish Music” workshop, St  Mary Orthodox Church, 7223 Roosevelt Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042May 1-8 • Estonia • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: May 3-6: Keynote talk “Death, The Final Frontier” and workshop “The Gospel of St John” at St. John’s School of Theology in Tallinn’s ‘I Hope Therefore I Am: A Pedagogy of Hope’program; 7 May: Seminar on Origen’s On First Principles at Taru University

May 4–6 • Yonkers, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Follow-up Colloquium on the Sacred Arts, St. Vladimir’s SeminaryMay 12-20 • Calgary, Canada • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: “Shaping the Faith” weeklong intensive course at Ambrose University; St. Athanasius Seminar at Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church, 1802 33 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Y9

May 21–25 • Thessaloniki, Greece • The Reverend Dr. Anthony G. Roeber, Professor of History: Presenter at Eighth International Conference of Orthodox Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: "Chalcedon Canon 28: Politics, Administration, and Primacies"

May 24-26 • Amsterdam, Netherlands • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: May 25: Lecture at the Vrije Universiteit: “The Prologue of John”; May 26: Intensive class at the Vrije Universiteit; May 26: Parish talk in Amersfoort: “The Life-Giving Spirit”

June 2 • Dedham, MA • Robin Freeman, Director of Music: Featured Speaker and Workshop Leader at Diocesan Choirs Day for the Diocese of Worcester and New England (AOCANA), St. John of Damascus Church

June 3 • Yonkers, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Parish retreat, "How to Be a Sinner," Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

June 4-9 • Vancouver, BC • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Talk on “Becoming Human in Christian Theology” at Conference on Christian Flourishing, the first meeting of a three-year international project involving theologians, philosophers, educators, and scientists

June 5-7 • Boston, MA •  Dr. Grant S. White, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology: Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative 2018 consultation at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology -- Theme: "Discipleship and Christian Formation;" Served as small-group facilitator in discussions on consultation themes.

June 5–8 • Athens, Greece • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Symposium on Green Attica for a Sustainable Environment: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People, with His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

July 8-11 • Oxford, UK • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Talk: “The Son of Man in the Gospel of John” at Pusey House, Oxford, Conference, “Totus Christus”

June 20–24 • Minneapolis, MN • Harrison Russin, Lecturer in Liturgical Music: Presentation at annual meeting of  International Society of Orthodox Church Musicians (ISOCM)

July 16-19 • Crawly Down, UK • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: “The Gospel of John and the Future of Christian Theology” workshop at The Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Community of the Servants of the Will of God)

September 20 • New York, NY • The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law: Orthodoxy on Tap NYC,  "Whoa! What just happened there?": Reflections on what happens in Liturgy

September 24 • Joensuu, Finland •  Dr. Grant S. White, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology: Fall 2018 meeting of Finnish Orthodox Priests' Associatioin (Ortodoksinen pappien liitto). Invited lecturer. Lecture titles: Morning: "The Reception of the Theology of Fr. Alexander Schmemann: Critiques and Tasks for the Future"; Afternoon: "The Challenges of Schmemann's Theology for the 21st Century Church"

September 27 • New York, NY • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Parish talk, "How to Be a Sinner," St. Thomas Anglican Church

October 1-3 • Amsterdam, Netherlands • The Reverend Dr. Anthony G. Roeber, Professor of History: NOSTER Thematic Seminary conference, "'Traditional Values' versus 'Human Rights'--Exploring the Debate"; Paper: "Orthodox Christianity and the Call for Traditional Values in the United States."

October 9 • Southampton, UK • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Preconcert Lecture on Arvo Pärt and Bach at Turner Sims Concert Hall

October 11-14 •  Minneapolis, MN • The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, The Father Georgios Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics: Presentation with OCF and Anselm House, titled, "Death: The Final Frontier" at St Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN

October 12-13 • Laulasmaa, Estonia • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Gala opening of Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa; meeting of trustees and artistic advisors

October 18 – 20 • Brookline, Massachusetts • Rev. Dn. Evan Freeman, Lecturer in Liturgical Art: Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA), Paper: “Wisdom’s Kraters: Performative Meanings in the Narthex of Justinian’s Hagia Sophia”

October 18-20 • Brookline, MA • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology:  Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA), participated in panel discussion on the Sacred Arts at St. Vladimir’s Seminary at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 

November 2-4 • Somerset, NJ • The Reverend Adrian Budica, Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education: Workshop presenter at Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR), “Resiliency: Body, Mind, and Spirit,” Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cultural Center,” 135 Davidson Avenue

November 8-10 • Somerset, NJ •  Rev. Adrian Budica, Director of Field Education, Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE): Orthodox Christian Association for Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR) annual conference; co-leading workshops "Compliance, Resistance and the Use of Self from an Orthodox and Jungian perspective" and "I Walk the Line: The Chaplain’s Resistant and Compliant Presence" at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ

November 10 • Roxbury, MA • Robin Freeman, Director of Music: Featured Speaker and Workshop Leader at Diocesan Choirs Day for the Diocese of Worcester and New England (AOCANA) at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 55 Emmonsdale Road

November 10, 2018 • Philadelphia, PA • The Reverend Dr. Anthony G. Roeber, Professor of History: New Sweden History Conference Keynote Address: "Pious Swedes, Provocative Germans, and their Critics in the Early Modern Atlantic World."

November 12 • New York, NY •  Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology:  Co-presenting concert of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Introduction of pre-concert lecture by Elder Zacharias of Essex at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York

November 17-20 • Denver, Colorado • Rev. Dn. Evan Freeman, Lecturer in Liturgical Art: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), Paper: “Incarnate Images: Rethinking Twentieth-Century Theologies of the Icon”


 2019 Schedule

January 9-12 • Iasi, Romania • The Reverend Dr. Anthony G. Roeber, Professor of History: International Orthodox Theological Association, panel member, "Marriage and Family."

January 10-12 • Iasi, Romania • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: International Orthodox Theological Association, co-chair of Dogmatic Theology group, co-chair of Theology and Philosophy group, presenting paper on “Concrete and Abstract in the Divine Essence”

January 25-27 • Irvine, CA • Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas, Associate Professor of Scripture: Co-leading marriage retreat with Presbytera Kerry Pappas at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA

March 6 • Medford, NJ • Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology: Parish Retreat on "How to Be a Sinner” at Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, Medford, NJ

June 24-26, 2019 • Notre Dame, IN • Very Rev. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Asst. Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric: Marten Program, 2019 Conference, "Mystic and Mystagogue: Preaching as Spiritual Leadership" at Notre Dame University


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