Κυριακή, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

XXIV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality MARTYRDOM AND COMMUNION Bose, 7–10 September 2016

                        in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

 

“Allow me to become food for the wild beasts, through whose instrumentality it will be granted me to attain to God. I am the wheat of God, and let me be ground by the teeth of the wild beasts,  that I may be found the pure bread of Christ”.
St Ignatius of Antioch

 

WEDNESDAY 7 september 2016
9:00 am

Introductory Remarks
ENZO BIANCHI, Prior of Bose

Blood of Martyrs, Seed of Communion
✠ YOUHANNA X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East

The Witness and the Ministry of Communion of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
✠ JOB OF TELMESSOS, Geneva

3:30 pm

The Spirit as Source and Support of the One Christian Witness
PANTELEIMON MANOUSSAKIS, Worcester MA

«Blessed are you when people persecute you on my account» (Mt  5,11).
Jesus’ Sayings about Persecution
EKATERINI TSALAMPOUNI, Thessaloniki

“We are All One in Christ”. Martyrdom and the Unity of the Church in St Ambrose and the Latin Fathers in the Fourth Century
GEORGIY ZAKHAROV, Moscow

THURSDAY 8 september 2016
9:00 am

“I am the wheat of God” (St Ignatius of Antioch). Eucharistic and Communional Dimensions of Martyrdom
ATHANASIOS PAPATHANASSIOU, Athens

The Liturgical Memory of Martyrs
✠ JERONIM OF JEGAR, Novi Sad

3:30 pm

Seeking Communion, Confessing the Truth. Maxim the Confessor and Pope Martin I
ANDREW LOUTH, Durham

Martyrs of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Twentieth Century. The Butovo Polygon
KIRILL KALEDA, Moscow

Martyrdom and Communion in the 20th century – a Church of England Perspective
✠ JOHN STROYAN OF WARWICK, Coventry

FRIDAY 9 september 2016
9:00 am

The Testimony of Love and Mercy of St Elizabeth Feodorovna
LIDYA GOLOVKOVA, Moscow

A Community under Persecution. Father Alexander Glagolev (1872-1937)
KONSTANTIN SIGOV, Kiev

Twentieth-century Martyrology: the Orthodox Church of Georgia
TAMARA GRDZELIDZE, Rome

3:30 pm

Persecution for Christ’s Sake as the bond of Communion.  The Monk Nicolae Steinhardt and his Diary of Happiness
BOGDAN TĂTARU-CAZABAN, Bucarest

Martyrs and Confessors in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church under Communism
DANIELA KALKANDJIEVA, Sofia

Martyrs as Witnesses of Communion in the Armenian Church
SHAHE ANANYAN, Etchmiadzin

SATURDAY 10 september 2016
9:00 am

Common Testimony, Hope of Unity
✠ KURT KOCH, Vatican City

Christian Martyrs as a Gift for the Mankind
Truth-Telling as Martyrdom for the sake of Communion
ARISTOTLE PAPANIKOLAOU, New York

Conclusions of the Conference
LUIGI D’AYALA VALVA, Bose