Chicago symposium to explore the future of Orthodox Christianity in America

“The Future of Orthodoxy in America” is the theme of the 15th annual symposium sponsored by Orthodox Christian Synergy here Saturday, October 17, 2009.

The Rev. Dr. Stanley S. Harakas, Archbishop Iakovos Professor Emeritus of Orthodox Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA, will deliver a presentation titled “Challenges and Required Attitudes and Actions,” while the Rev. Deacon Nicholas Belcher, Holy Cross Dean of Students, will speak on “Orthodox Christians in the Next Generation: Changes, Challenges, Choices.”

The symposium, which runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., will be held at Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1220 South 60th Court, Cicero, IL.

Orthodox Christian Synergy is a pan-Orthodox organization made up of clergy and lay representatives of Chicago area parishes who seek to project an awareness of Orthodox Christianity to the public at large. It works closely with its parent organization, the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago, with the blessing of the Chicago area Orthodox hierarchs, including His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest. The annual symposium is but one of the active group’s regular programs.

For further information on fees and other aspects of the program, visit Synergy’s web site at or call 847-647-8880 or 630-230-0079.