Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Symposium to be held at St Vladimir Seminary

St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary and St Nersess Armenian Seminary will co-sponsor an Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Symposium “Jerusalem: Does it Divide or Unite?” on Tuesday April 1, 2003 from 10 AM until 5 PM in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium on the campus of St Vladimir Seminary here.

Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Christians have ancient histories linked with Jerusalem. How does our relationship with Jerusalem, yesterday and today, affect relationships between the churches? What is our role as Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christians in America in supporting peace, welfare, and Christian witness in Jerusalem?

MORNING SESSION: Historical background and overview
Dr Roberta ERVINE, Associate Professor of Armenian Studies, St Nersess Seminary
Fr Alexander RENTEL, Lecturer in Church History, St Vladimir’s Seminary

AFTERNOON SESSION: The contemporary situation
Serge SCHMEMANN, Senior Correspondent, New York Times
George KIRAZ, Syrian Orthodox Church

The Symposium will also include a panel of distinguished guests, moderated by Dr Tarek MITRI, Interreligious Relations, World Council of Churches.

For more information, please contact:

St Vladimir’s Seminary - (914) 961-8313 - www.svots.edu
St Nersess Seminary - (914) 636-2003 - www.stnersess.edu