“Russian Theological Traditions: Yesterday and Today” will be the theme of a symposium held at Saint Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary here October 2-4, 2002.
Headlining the roster of speakers from Russia and the US is His Eminence, Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Chairman of the Synodal Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church, who will offer the opening presentation on Wednesday evening, October 2.
On Thursday, October 3, the list of speakers includes the Very Rev. Alexander Golubov, Academic Dean of Saint Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA [“Defining the Church: The Ecclesiology of Evgeny
Akvilnov”]; Dr. Vera Shevzov [“Reflections on the Mother of God in Russian Orthodox Sermons in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”]; Mr. Alexander Kyrlezhev, Consultant to the Synodal Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church; Dr. Paul Valliere [“Patristic Tradition and Philosophical Truth”]; the Rev. Michael Plekon, Baruch College, New York, NY [“The Sacrament of ‘Brother/Sister’ in
the Lives and Thought of Paul Evdokimov and Mother Maria Skobtsova”]; and Mr. Konstantine Gavrilkin [“Church and Culture in the Thought of Father Georges Florovsky”].
Three additional presentations will be offered on Friday, October 4. The Very Rev. Nicholas Ozolin, Saint Sergius Institute, Paris, will survey “The Contemporary Revival of the Orthodox Icon and the ‘School of Paris’” while Dr. Paul Meyendorff, Saint Vladimir Seminary, will speak on “Russian Roots: The Liturgical Path of Orthodoxy in America.” The Very Rev. Vladimir Shmalyi, Secretary of the Synodal Theological Commission of the Russian
Orthodox Church, will also address participants.
All sessions are open to the public. There is no charge or registration fee for the symposium, which will be held in the seminary’s Metropolitan Philip Saliba Auditorium in the recently dedicated Rangos Building, 575 Scarsdale
Road, Crestwood, NY 10707.