Comments from Attendees at OL XI Conferences

The following comments were received on the evaluation forms for the OL XI Conferences held in June in Washington, DC and San Diego, CA: “I have been a priest for 32 years and have attended countless workshops and conferences. Orientale Lumen, which I have attended twice now, is the best conference I have ever attended. […]

Criticisms and Replies about the OL Conferences

At each Orientale Lumen Conference, we distribute an Evaluation Form to participants and ask them to rate each of the sessions, various aspects about the conference, and generally give us their feedback for improvements for next year. Last week, I posted the positive feedback. I thought I should also post some of the less favorable […]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Orientale Lumen EuroEast II

At the opening session of the Second Orientale Lumen EuroEast Conference held last week in Istanbul, His All Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople, welcomed and addressed clergy and laity from several Orthodox and Catholic Churches, gathered from two continents and eight countries. In his remarks, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew applauded the work of […]

Orientale Lumen Australasia & Oceania III

It is with great pleasure that I remind everyone that the third Orientale Lumen Conference for Australasia and Oceania will be held September 26-29, 2007 at St. Patrick’s Campus of Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia.  Following the pattern of the US conferences, this meeting brings together many different Catholic and Orthodox traditions for prayer, education […]

SSJC to Meet in Boston

I am pleased to announce that an organizational and planning meeting for the Society of St. John Chrysostom will meet on Saturday, October 6, 2007, beginning at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church at 38 Elton Avenue, Watertown, MA. The meeting will begin with an ecumenical prayer service to the Holy Spirit, and […]

Metropolitan Kallistos on Church Structure

A plenary session of the International Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is taking place this week in Ravenna, Italy.  Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, frequent speaker at Orientale Lumen Conferences, is a member of the dialogue and is participating in the meeting, along with Fr. Paul McPartlan from CUA in Washington, another recent OL […]