Registration now open for 2013 Orthodox Institute


Registration is now open for the annual Orthodox Institute for Continuing Education in the Faith to be held at Antiochian Village here October 31 through November 3, 2013.

Cosponsored by the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the Orthodox Church in America, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Orthodox Christian Education Commission, the Institute has become the premier conference for Orthodox Christian educators and parents.

The theme of this year’s Institute is “Blessed is the Kingdom: Acts 2:42 and Today.”  His Eminence, Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh will be the keynote speaker.

“The 2013 Institute will offer courses on the persons and early writings that shaped the vision of the Church, on the issues of the first centuries, on the Eucharist, and finally on how the Church is living the vision now,” notes Carole Buleza, Director of Christian Education for the Antiochian Archdiocese.  “Can we recover that life-giving understanding of Church and become rooted in it today? Was the joy and vibrancy of the first Christians due to the selfless giving of their brothers and sisters? How are Orthodox Churches today experiencing the joy of knowing Christ and serving others, and how can we nurture a generous spirit and vibrant faith in our children?”

Other presenters include Fathers James Bernstein, Thomas FitzGerald, and Stephen Freeman; and Kevin Allen, Sandra Anderson, Katrina Bitar, Nicholas Chakos, Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald, Alexei Krindatch, Joseph Kormos, Khouriya Gigi Shadid, Khouriya Janet Shadid, Dr. Anton Vrame, and Dr. Stefanie Yazge.

Schedules, course descriptions, and registration forms are available.  For specific information please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 717-747-5221.