OL XVI Conference to Discuss “Theology of the Laity”

The Orientale Lumen XVI Conference this year will be held June 18-21, 2012 at the Washington Retreat House in Washington, DC on the theme of “Theology of the Laity.”  We will be honored with the presence of several outstanding speakers, including:

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, Boston, MA

Father Gregory Gresko, OSB (Roman Catholic), Benedictine Abbey, Richmond, VA

Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin (Orthodox), Associate Professor, University of Vienna, Austria

Carl Olson (Greek Catholic), Lecturer, Editor and Best-Selling Author, Springfield, OR

Frederica Matthewes Green (Orthodox), Lecturer and Commentator on PBS and NPR, Baltimore, MD

Bishop John Michael Botean, Moderator (Greek Catholic), Romanian Greek Catholic Diocese of Canton, OH

Dr. Michael Root, Panelist (Roman Catholic), Ordinary Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

More details about the conference and online registration can be found at the Future Conferences page http://www.olconference.com/OL_FutCon.html.   We are also planning podcasts of the plenary sessions on OLTV, Ancient Faith Radio, Catholic Radio International, and Orthodox Christian Network that will be available shortly after each one (the Q&A discussion will not be recorded or broadcast).

Pass the word to your friends and associates.  The topic of the role of the laity in the Church promises to be a new and exciting topic for this year’s OL Conference!  I look forward to seeing many old and new friends in June.