Just a reminder that April 1 is the deadline for registration for the Orientale Lume XV Conference for the reduced fee of $225 per person. After that the fee will be $245 per person with final registrations due by June 1st.
Our plans include a great theme, terrific speakers, a convenient venue, and even a live webcast of the conference plenary sessions that you can watch from anywhere in the world!
It will be held June 20-23, 2011 at the Washington Retreat House (a change from the Pope John Paul II cultural Center which will not be available) in Washington, DC on the theme of “Rome and the Communion of Churches: Bishop, Patriarch or Pope?” We will be honored with the presence of several outstanding speakers, including:
Metropolitan Jonah (Orthodox) Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (Orthodox) Professor Emeritus of Oxford University, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ (Greek Catholic) Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, The Vatican
Msgr. Michael Magee (Roman Catholic) Professor of Systematic Theology, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Father Ron Roberson, CSP (Roman Catholic) Associate Director for Ecumenical Affairs, USCCB, Washington, DC
Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin (Orthodox) Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria, Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Dr. Adam DeVille (Greek Catholic) Assistant Professor, University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN and Editor, LOGOS
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia will also server as moderator and will “entertain” us for four full days of exciting sessions. Father Ron Roberson will give a summary of the North American Dialogue document “Vision for Unity” as the Closing Session, and the panel of speakers will discuss it, along with Q&A from the audience. In addition to several video recorded blessings and greetings from Church leaders at the Opening Session, I will also be preparing a short history of the conferences since it is our Fifteenth Anniversary.
More details about the conference and online registration can be found at the Future Conferences page of www.olconference.com.
I look forward to seeing many old and new friends at this year’s conference.