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XXI International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality

THE AGES OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

Bose, Wednesday 4 - Saturday 7 September 2013

in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches


Wednesday 4 September

9:30 am 

Introductory Remarks
Fr. ENZO BIANCHI, Prior of Bose

Spiritual Life and Unity of Christians
✜ IOSIF OF PATARA, Buenos Aires

Baptism as Source of Life in Christ
MICHAIL ŽELTOV, Moscow

4:00 pm 

A Biblical-Patristic Reading of the Life of Moses 
as a Spiritual Path 

ANDREJ DESNICKIJ, Moscow

"The Measure of the Full Status of Christ" (Eph 4:13):
Spiritual Maturity according to St Paul 

PETROS VASSILIADIS, Thessaloniki

"From Beginning to Beginning":
Endless Spiritual Progress in Saint Gregory of Nyssa

ANDREW LOUTH, Durham

 

 

Thursday 5 September

9:00 am 

Stages in the Spiritual Life 
according to Saint Isaac the Syrian and the Syrian Tradition

SEBASTIAN BROCK, Oxford

Spiritual Fullness in the World
according to the Ancient Patristic and Monastic Tradition 

SYMEON PASCHALIDIS, Thessaloniki

Spiritual Ascension and Forms of Monastic Life
in Saint John Climacus

NORMAN RUSSELL, Farnham

4:00 pm 

The Ladder of Humility and Brotherly Communion
according to Saint Benedict

MICHEL VAN PARYS, Chevetogne

The Beginning of the Monastic Path
Ig. METODIJE MARKOVIĆ, Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Vranje

The Renewal of the Inner Man
in Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

Ig. NIKOLAY PAVLYK, St Sergius Lavra, Sergiev-Posad

 

 

Friday 6 September

9:00 am

Can Crisis Facilitate Spiritual Growth?
VASSILIOS THERMOS, Athens

The Art of Growing Old in Christian Life
ANDREI PLEŞU, Bucarest

The Christian Art of Dying
JOHN BEHR, Washington

  3:30 pm 

ROUND TABLE

"Christian Hope and the Ages of the Spiritual Life"

Chair: KONSTANTIN SIGOV, Kiev
MICHEL EVDOKIMOV, Paris
ANTOINE ARJAKOVSKY, Paris
ATHANASIOS PAPATHANASIOU, Athens

 

Saturday 7 September
9:00 am

Deification as Accomplishment of Human Being
PORPHYRIOS GIORGI, Balamand

Time of Ecclesial Life
✜ MAXIM OF WESTERN AMERICA, Los Angeles

Conclusions of the Conference
ADALBERTO MAINARDI, Bose


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Enzo Bianchi (Bose), Lino Breda (Bose), Sabino Chialà (Bose), Lisa Cremaschi (Bose), Hervé Legrand (Parigi), Adalberto Mainardi (Bose), Antonio Rigo (Venezia), Luigi d'Ayala Valva (Bose), Michel Van Parys (Chevetogne)

 

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