Archive for April, 2010

Deadlines Coming Soon

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Three Orientale Lumen Conferences are scheduled for the summer of 2010, all on the theme of “The Councils of the Church.”  We have a great lineup of speakers from around the world including hierarchs, theologians and other leading experts, all from a wide range of Church traditions, both Catholic and Orthodox.


The deadline for registration for ALL three of these conferences is fast approaching. 


For the conference in Constantinople, July 5-8, the deadline for registration is May 1.  For the two US conferences in June, the early registration deadline is also May 1 when you can register for a discounted fee.  The final deadline is June 1.  See the attached brochures for more details on each conference.


If you are planning to attend one or more of this year’s conferences, please register ASAP so we can plan our meals, lodging and transportation accordingly.


OL XIV Brochure


OL EuroEast III Brochure


A Request for Donations

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

For the past fifteen years, I have personally subsidized the establishment and growth of Eastern Christian Publications, the Orientale Lumen Conferences, and most recently Orientale Lumen TeleVision.  Last year, at the suggestion of many who responded to our survey for OLTV, I created the Orientale Lumen Foundation to provide a more stable and permanent financial environment for future projects and programs.  The Foundation has been granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS as a charitable and tax exempt organization, so your donations made to the foundation are tax deductible.

There are several projects needing additional funding support right now:

  • Establish a special fund to subsidize some of the travel expenses for 12 students and professors from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome to attend the Orientale Lumen EuroEast III Conference in Constantinople
  • Provide a scholarship fund for students or monastics who wish to attend the Orientale Lumen Conferences in the US
  • Record and edit additional theological lectures for OLTV programs (including ones by Metropolitan Kallistos, Archimandrite Robert Taft, and others)
  • Record and edit the three OL Conferences scheduled for this coming summer to create a large educational library of lectures by our 20 speakers on the conference theme “The Councils of the Church”
  • Convert our most popular recent book, “Finding A Hidden Church” by Father Chris Zugger, into a documentary about the persecution and resurrection of the Greek Catholic Church of Transcarpathia, Ukraine, homeland of the American Byzantine Catholic Church

I urgently ask for your help and support by making a financial donation to the Foundation so that we can continue and expand the valuable programs that I have started.

You can contribute in one of four ways:

  1. Go to our website and select the Donations tab on the left side of the screen.  This will provide you a screen to make a donation directly to the Foundation through PayPal.
  2. Go to our website and click on the text link on the lower right corner of the home page.  Choose the amount you wish to donate, and pay by credit card.
  3. Access the PDF file below, print the donation form, and send with your check or credit card information to our office.
  4. Call our office at 703-691-8862 and make your donation over the phone by credit card

 OL Foundation Donation Form

Any amount will be greatly appreciated.  For donations of $100 or more, we will send you a thank you gift DVD of Metropolitan Kallistos’ lecture at Catholic University in February, 2010 on the status of the Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue.

If you would like to discuss any of our programs further, or an even larger donation, please contact me directly by email at   Thank you for your support!

Signed Books by Metropolitan Kallistos

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

During the recent visit of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokliea (Timothy Ware) to the US, we obtained copies of three of his most popular books — The Orthodox Church, The Orthodox Way, The Inner Kingdom.  They were very popular at all of his lectures, and we sold nearly 100 copies of each.

Eastern Christian Publications will continue to offer these three titles in conjunction with the extensive collection of theological lectures that we offer by His Eminence through OLTV.  OLTV has recordings titled “Mystical Theology of the Eastern Fathers”, “Heaven on Earth: The Inner Meaning of the Eucharist”, “Ecumenical  Reflections: 10 Years of OL Plenaries”, and “Our Lenten Journey.”  We will be recording another series of lectures on the Doctrine of the Church in April and hope to have them available by June 2010.

As a special introductory offer, customers who place orders through our website (New Titles on or call into our office (703-691-8862) by April 20, 2010 for any of these three books will received SIGNED copies by the author.  This is a one-time only offer and expires on April 20.

So if you want a signed copy of these timeless and valuable books by the leading Orthodox lecturer, educator and theologian of the late 20th century, place your orders now.  Books will be shipped in early May.