Orthodox Liturgy: Lessons from the Past, Contemporary Trends, and Opportunities
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
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Friday, March 15, 2013
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Registration & Coffee (Reading Room Foyer)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Keynote Session.
Dean's Welcome: the Rev. Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dean, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
Introductory remarks: Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas.
Keynote Address: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert F. Taft, S.J., Professor Emeritus, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy:
"LITURGICAL RENEWAL IN ORTHODOXY: REFLECTIONS, CAUTIONS, SUGGESTIONS."
12:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (Cafeteria)
Session I - Session Chair: Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos, Professor Emeritus of Canon Law, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
1: 15 pm – 2:00 pm: Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas, Professor Emeritus of Liturgics, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA:
“Liturgical Renewal in Orthodox Theology and Liturgical Praxis in Relation to the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist.”
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA:
“Liturgical Renewal and the Reception of Communion: Progress and Challenges.”
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Coffee Break.
Session II – Session Chair: Dr. Timothy Patitsas.
3:15 - 4:00 pm: Br. Stavros Winner, New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, NY:
“Liturgical Renewal, Have We Missed the Boat?: Half a Century of Engagement and Πράξις.”
4:00 – 4:45 pm: Dr. John Klentos, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA:
"Reorienting Tradition: Spirituality and Liturgy for a Future Generation."
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Vespers. 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Dinner. Session III – Session Chair: Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Music
7:15 – 8:00 pm: Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA:
“Revisiting the Orthodox Funeral Service: Resurrecting a Positive Thematology in the Rite for the Dead”
8:00 pm – 8:45 pm: Rev. Fr. Dan Hoarste, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy:
"Lex Cantandi: a 'Catchy' Theology - if Lex Orandi Sets the Tone, Let Cantandi Set the Tune."
8:45 pm – 9:15 pm: Wine & Cheese Reception.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:00 am– 9:00 am: Orthros, Saturday of Souls
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Divine Liturgy, Saturday of Souls
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Brunch (Cafeteria).
Session IV – Session Chair: Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
11:45 am – 12:30 am: Rev. Dr. Kakhaber Kurtanidze, Ilia University, Tbilisi, Georgia:
“Orthodox Worship in the Georgian Context.”
12:30 am – 1:15 pm: Ms. Christy Ma, Independent Scholar, Hong Kong:
“Opportunities and Challenges for Liturgical Inculturation in the Mission Church of Hong Kong.”
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Break.
Session V – Session Chair: Dr. James Skedros, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm: Rev. Dr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece:
"Liturgical Renewal in Greece: Past; Present; Future?”
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria:
“Liturgical Crisis in Russian Orthodoxy Today: When Words Lose Their Meaning.“
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Coffee Break
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion and Conclusion.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Great Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday (Chapel)