A Weekend in Constantinople

For the past several days, I’ve been enjoying some special events in Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey.  Back in the spring, I requested an audience with His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to further discuss details for the Orientale Lumen EuroEast III Conference scheduled for July 5-8, 2010. Rather than come during the feast of St. Andrew […]

New Ukrainian Catholic Bishop for Great Britain

I was honored to be present for the installation of Bishop Hlib Lonchyna as the Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Exarchate in the UK today, September 27, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on the Julian Calendar.  Bishop Hlib is a longtime friend, having attended both previous Orientale Lumen Conferences in […]

Adult Enrichment Programs for Parish Groups

Orientale Lumen TeleVision (OLTV) has packaged several programs of adult enrichment video and audio recordings to provide exciting opportunities for a parish to conduct a series of lectures and group discussions. Each package consists of 6-10 lectures by noted theologians in 30-40 minute sessions.  They would be perfect for a weekly series during the preparation […]

OL Foundation Tax Status

I’m pleased to inform everyone that the Orientale Lumen Foundation, created for the purpose of providing financial support for the various activities of the OL Conferences and OLTV, has been approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by the IRS.  This means that contributions in the future will be tax deductible on Federal tax returns by […]

Highlights from OL XIII

Although this is posted late, I thought I should just give some bulleted highlights of the OL conference held in Washington on June 15-18: — Over 100 participants registered for the conference and we filled the Retreat House next door (sleeping accommodations) to overflowing their capacity. — There was a significantly larger Orthodox presence this […]

Last Minute Details

With the upcoming Orientale Lumen XIII Conference starting on Monday, things have been pretty hectic taking care of last minute details, and getting everything ready.  Plus, ongoing book publishing, Sunday bulletin production, video editing and duplicating, and my “day job” doing computer consulting continues as usual.  On top of all that, three seminarians from the […]