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ORIENTALE LUMEN CONFERENCES – DON’T MISS OUT!
Time is running out.
In case you (or someone you know) may still be undecided about attending OL XII North, July 7-10, at the
I attended OL XII East, held at the
Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. a pioneer in ecumenical dialog, whose video talk on the structure of Byzantine liturgical worship sets the stage for the conference; Fr. Robert Taft, S.J.,
the world’s leading expert on Eastern Liturgy, whose thoughtful and scholarly analysis will provide new insights into the meaning and purpose of liturgical feasts;
Sister Vassa Larin, a Russian Orthodox nun and daughter of an Orthodox priest, working on her doctorate with Fr. Taft, whose thoughtful analysis of the structures of Byzantine liturgical celebration, coupled with her own experiences in Europe and America, will give an added dimension to your understanding of feasts and fasts;
Fr. Tom Loya, whose presentation will demonstrate the achievements of his own Byzantine Catholic parish in successfully integrating iconography and liturgy with daily life; and
Dr. Richard Schneider, an acknowledged expert on iconography, a professor at Canada’s York University and at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, who will provide new insights into the role of icons in the liturgical life of Eastern Christians.
They will be joined in
Over the past few days here in DC, I have learned much, not only from these and other individual presentations, which ranged in scope and style from the scholarly to the practical and pastoral, but also from the many insightful comments of other speakers on the various presentations, the thoughtful questions and observations of the clergy and lay participants, the informal exchanges with men and women from across the country, and the opportunities to join in liturgical prayer with Christians from so many different churches.
If your own schedule does not allow you to be there, please share this message with anyone you think may be interested. Opportunities like this do not come often.