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International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity Conference

International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity Conference

April 2019

Listen to lectures and interviews with the speakers at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

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  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Ioan Teşu (Romania) presents “The ‘Mystery of Theology’ or Theology Between Speech and Experience: Some Spiritual Teachings of Father Professor Dumitru Stăniloae” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Constantin Valer Necula (Romania) presents “Restoring the Intra-parochial Communication in the Modern Romanian Orthodox” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Vatamanu Catalin (Romania) presents “The Need to Return to the Orthodoxy of Faith, from the Perspective of Biblical Prophets” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    His Grace Bishop Vlad Emilian (Nica) (Romania) presents “Romanian Orthodox Church after the Council of Crete” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Petre Guran (Romania) presents “The Orthodox Idea as Embodied in the Romanian Principalities” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Prof. Dr. Aleksi Kshutashvili (Georgia) “Canonical Status of the Abkhazian Eparchy of the Partiarchate of Georgia, in the Context of Modern Geopolitics” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Prof. Daniel Munteanu (Germany) presents “Orthodox Dogmatic and the ‘Colonialization of the Mind’: Orthodox Identity in Postcolonial and Postmodern Context” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mrs. Marina Pasichnik (New Zealand) presents “Eve as the Prototype of Women in Russian Icons” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Raul-Ovidiu Bodea (Belgium) presents “Is There Such a Thing as Orthodox Christian Existentialism? The Case of Nikolai Berdyaev” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Daniel Heide (Canada) presents “Divine-Humanity: The Chalcedonian Humanism of Vladimir Solovyov” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Elena Ene D-Vasilescu (UK) presents “Pseudo-Dionysius and the Concept of Beauty” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    A paper by Dr. Zaharia-Sebastian Mateiescu, "Aristotelian Logic vs. Neo-Chalcedonian Logic" is read by chair Adrian Pirtea at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Prof. Anna Karamanidou (Greece) presents “Sevastos Kyminites and his Relation to the Prince of Wallachia Constantin Brâncoveanu (1688–1714), According to the Information of Codex 2 from the Island of Kos” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Silvian-Emanuel Man (Romania) presents “Ending the Symphonia in the Romanian Principalities: From the Russian Occupations to the Creation of the Modern State (1788–1866)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Fr. Dragos Herescu (UK) presents “The Orthodox Church and Romanian Modernity: Patterns of Secularization. The Pilgrimage to the Relics of St. Parascheva: Public, Institutional, and Personal Patterns of Religiosity in Romania” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Mihai-Daniel Isai (Romania) presents “The ethic dimension of the phenomenal consciousness” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Ms. Marissa Espinoza (USA) presents “Relational Humility as a Virtue of Allyship” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Ms. Andreea Neacşu (Romania) presents “The Consecrated Place” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Basil Maximishinets (Belgium) presents “Religious Enlightenment in the Orthodox East: A Concept of Religious Tolerance in Eugenios Voulgaris’ Writings (1716–1806)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Paul-Cezar Harlaoanu (Romania) presents “The Curse, as Image of Relation between God and Man” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas (USA) presents “Transforming Thanksgiving: Psalm 30, Personhood & Parish” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Ms. Sophia Theodoratos (USA) presents “Worshipping in Spirit and Truth: The Living Temple and Its Water” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Graham McGeoch (Brazil) presents “Orthodox Critiques and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Viorel Coman (Belgium) presents “Vladimir Lossky’s Involvement in the Dieu Vivant Circle and Its Journal: An Episode of the Encounter between the Orthodox Neo-Patristic Movement and the French Catholic Ressourcement” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Razvan Porumb (UK) presents “Orthodoxy and Ecumenism: Towards an Active Metanoia” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    A representative presents about Orthodox Fellowship of Transfiguration at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    A representative presents about the Saint John School in Estonia at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
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  • April 24, 2019
    Executive Director George Matsoukas and Board Member Gayle Woloschak present about Orthodox Christian Laity (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Director Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis presents about Volos Theological Academy (Greece) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Board Vice-President Gayle Woloschak presents about Orthodox Christian Mission Center (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Director Fr. Marc Dunaway and Representative Benjamin Dunaway present about Eagle River Institute (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Board Vice-President Gayle Woloschak presents about The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion at the at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Board Member Teva Regule presents about St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Director Fr. Cyril Hovorun presents about Huffington Ecumenical Institute, Loyola Marymount University (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Vocation Director and Associate Professor Fr. Anthony Perkins presents about St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dean and Principal Michael Hjälm presents about Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy (Sweden) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    President Will Cohen presents about Orthodox Theological Society in America (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Co-Directors George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou and Associate Director Nathaniel Wood present about Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    President Fr. Chad Hatfield and Academic Dean Ionut Alexandru Tudorie present about St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (USA) at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Nicholas Denysenko (USA) presents "Ukrainian Autocephaly: A Postcolonial View" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Mikhail Suslov (Russia) presents “Framing Autocephaly: What the Russian Officials and Grassroots Think about Granting Independence to the Ukrainian Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Ms. Natalia Doran (UK) presents “Priest, Steward, Conservationist?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. James Hyndman (UK) presents “Cruelty to Animals and Spiritual Wellbeing: Perspectives from C. G. Jung and the Church Fathers” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Frederick Krueger (USA) presents “Orthodox Theology, Climate Change and Respect for Animals” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (UK) presents “Compassion for Animals in the Orthodox Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Christina Nellist (UK) presents “Climate Change, Dietary Choices and Animal Suffering” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Stephen Headley (France) presents at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Gregory Tucker (Germany) presents “Lex Orandi: Opportunities and Challenges for Orthodoxy and Interreligious Dialogue from a Liturgical Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Phil Dorroll (USA) presents “Modernity on the Western Border: Theology in the Ottoman and Russian Empires” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Andrew Sharp (USA) presents “Shared History, Shared Response: Ecology as Fertile Ground for Dialogue and Interreligious Engagement between Orthodox Christians and Muslims” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Hierodeacon Irakli Jinjolava (Germany) presents “The Synodical Principle as the Key to Church Unity against the Background of the Holy and Great Council” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi (Italy) presents “Hierarchical Ecclesiology vs. Eucharistic Ecclesiology?: Focusing on a Misunderstanding” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Mrs. Natalia Vasilevich (Germany) presents “The Church for the World: The Ecclesiological Project of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church”
  • April 24, 2019
    Mr. Andrey Shishkov (Russia) presents “‘The Republic of Autocephalous Churches’: Towards a New Model of the Orthodox Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. J. B. Haws (USA) presents “Mormon Theology, Orthodox Terminology: Essence, Energies, and Exaltation” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 24, 2019
    Dr. Claude Stulting (USA) presents “Image, Likeness, and Theosis: The Nature of Adam’s Perfection in John Milton’s Paradise Lost” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Prof. Theodoros Alexopoulos (Austria) presents “Primacy in the Orthodox World: A Re-evaluation of a New Ecclesiology Grounding Primacy in the Immanent Trinity” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Adam DeVille (USA) presents “Primacy and Power” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. A. Edward Siecienski (USA) presents “Father, Mother, Brother, Sister: Primacy and Familial Language” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Mrs. Christine Chaillot (Switzerland) presents “Practical Dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Rev Ioan Ovidiu (Germany) presents “Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Dialogue: A Historical and Theological Survey” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Nikos Kouremenos (Greece) presents “The Dialogue between the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Modern Greek Theological and Ecclesiastical Context” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Daniel Fanous (Australia) presents “Partaking in the Cruciform God: Deification, Justification, and the New Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Ioan Lucian Radu (Romania) presents “The Woman in Hosea 3:1-3: The Prophet’s Wife or a Second Wife?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Prof. Dr. Buchenau Klaus (Germany) presents “Different contexts, different engagements: The Russian Orthodox emigration in interwar Yugoslavia, France, and Germany” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Fr. Dragos Herescu (Romania) presents “A Comparative Reflection on the Effects of Secularisation on Romanian Orthodox Parishes in the UK and Romania” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Fr. Dr. Ciprian Burlacioiu (Romania) “Mapping the Scholarship on Orthodox Migration and Diaspora” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    V. Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters (USA) presents “Unitive, Sacrificial, and Eschatological Love: The Virtues of Marriage in a Eucharistic Context” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Fr. Dr. Bassam Nassif (Lebanon) presents “Marriage in Postmodernity and the Orthodox Christian Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Jelisei Heikkila (Finland) presents “The Question of Ecclesiastical Divorce and Remarriage in the Russian Orthodox Church: A Brief Comparison of the Canonical Legislation of the All-Russian Church Council of 1917–1918 and Bishops’ Council Document of 2017” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Frank B. Cerra (USA) presents “Crisis in the Core Family: Time for Orthodox Leadership” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Fr. Tanase Nichifor (Romania) presents “In Seeing You I See the Face of God: Golitzin on Christophany and the Immanent Trinity” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Fr. Silviu Bunta (USA) presents “Theophaneia: A Theological Vision” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Fr. Dragos Giulea (Canada) presents “Introibo ad altare Dei: Liturgical Soteriology in Early Christianity” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Dr. Vladimir Ivanovici (Czech Republic/Italy) presents “Manipulating Theophany: Manufacturing Golden Statues in Late Antique Baptism” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 23, 2019
    Archbishop Alexander Golitzin (USA) presents “The “Adjusted Merkavah” of the Monks: Some Remarks, with Illustrations, on the Visionary Tradition as Reflected in Monastic Literature, Together with Brief Notes on the Pitfalls of Studying Mystical Traditions” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. Sergey Horujy (Russia) presents “Cosmic Liturgy as an Orthodox Paradigm of Integral Ecology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. Mihai-Dan Chitoiu (Romania) presents “Palamite Doctrine on Supernatural Knowledge” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. David Bradshaw (USA) presents “Palamas and the Distinction kat’ epinoian” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mr. Tikhon Pino (USA) presents “The Palamite School: Complementarity and Collaboration in the Articulation of an Essence-Energies Distinction” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mr. Marius Portaru (Italy) presents “A Developmental Approach to St. Gregory Palamas’ Distinction between God’s Being and Energies/Activities” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. Peter Bouteneff (USA) presents “Personalism and Essentialism in Modern Orthodox Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. Jonathan Jacobs (USA) presents “The Doctrine of the Trinity in Analytic Philosophy of Religion” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Nikolaos Asproulis (Greece) presents “Personhood and ‘Causal Trinitarianism’: The ‘Logical Problem of the Trinity,’ the Greek-Latin Divide and a Way Out” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mrs. Elizabeth Theokritoff (UK) presents “Can We Speak of Cosmic Conciliarity?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. David Goodin (Canada) presents “Christology and Eco-Theology: The Centrality of Cyril of Alexandria in Safeguarding Ethiopian Tewahedo Church Forests” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    The paper, “Neo-Patristic Synthesis in the Orient: When George Khodr Met Orthodoxy in Paris,” by Prof. Dr. Najib George Awad (USA), is presented at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Ioana Feodorov (Romania) presents “Greek Sources in the Miscellanies of Makarios III Ibn al-Za 'im, Patriarch of Antioch (1647–1672)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Georgiana Huian (Switzerland) presents “The Plenitude and the Cross. Four Dimensions of the Human Being according to André Scrim” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Teva Regule (USA) presents “Rejuvenating the Female Diaconate: Building up the Body of Christ” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Susan Ashbrook Harvey (USA) presents “Women’s Speech, Women’s Silence: Models from Early Syriac Liturgy” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost (USA) presents “‘Without Corruption You Gave Birth to God the Word’: How We Understand Mary’s Virginity during Childbirth” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Panteleimon Iosif Pavlinciuc (France) presents “Noul Neamt Monastery and the Soviet Experience: Confrontation, Loyalty, Subordination” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. Basil Lourié (Russia) presents “A Missing Link between Byzantium and Bulgaria: Syrian and Armenian Christianity in Northern Macedonia from the Middle of the Eighth to the Middle of the Ninth Century” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mr. Neven Vukić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) presents “Justin Popovic and Yugoslavian Communism” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Katya Tolstaya (Netherlands) presents “The Image of God and Dehumanization: Orthodox Understandings of the Human Person in View of Radical Evil and Suffering” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Prof. Basil Lourié (Russia) presents “A Missing Link between Byzantium and Bulgaria: Syrian and Armenian Christianity in Northern Macedonia from the Middle of the Eighth to the Middle of the Ninth Century” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Dimitris Stamatopoulos (Greece) presented "The Bulgarian Schism of 1872: Interpretational Schemes and Ethno-Religious Conflicts" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mr. Marius Dorobantu (France) presents “Strong Artificial Intelligence and Orthodox Theological Anthropology: Challenging the Concept of Imago Dei” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mr. Christopher Howell (USA) presents “All Things Old and New: Paths and Bridges in Evolutionary Theodicy” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Mr. Andrew Mercer (USA) presents “Consumption and Sin: A Theological-Anthropological Case for Conservation” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Frances Kostarelos (USA) presents “Orthodox Christian Theology, Ecology, and Sustainability” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Revd. Dr. Christopher Knight (UK) presents “Science and Our Understanding of Tradition” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Gayle Woloschak (USA) presents “Evolution Revisited: Compatibility with Orthodoxy” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Efthymios Nicolaidis (Greece) presents “Charting the Dialogue between Orthodoxy and Science” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Radu G. Păun (France) presents “Polemical scholarship. The Patriarch Dositheos of Jerusalem (1642-1707) and ‘the criticism of editions’” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Ovidiu Olar (Romania) presents “Nova Babylonia: Constantinople and Eastern Christianity through the Eyes of Pantaleo Ligaridi (1642–1646)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Nikolas Pissis (Germany/Greece) presents “Vasile Lupu and the Greek Clergy: Notes on Political-Theological Legitimization” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Lidia Cotovanu (Romania) presents “Multiple collective belongings of Vasile Lupu, Prince of Moldavia (1634-1653)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Ionuț-Alexandru Tudorie (USA/Romania) presents “The Path to Iasi, 1642” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu (USA) presents “Fr. Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecclesiology in Dialogue” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 22, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Dan Sandu (Romania) presents “The Theology of Matter – A Matter of Orthodox Theology: The Case of Dumitru Staniloae” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Danut Manastireanu (Romania) presents “The Place of Trinitarian Perichoresis in the Theology of Fr. Dumitru Staniloae” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban (Romania) presents “Dumitru Stăniloae and Sergey Bulgakov’s Angelology: Patristic Roots and Theological Creativity” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Regula Zwahlen (Germany) presents “‘Everybody is responsible’: Serge Bulgakov and the Justification of Autonomy” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Petre Maican (UK) presents “Overcoming Exclusion: Human Rights and Disability from a Christological Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Nathaniel Wood (USA) presents “The Political-Theological Roots of Orthodox Personalism in Modern Russian Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Greece) presents Orthodox Political Theology between Individualism and Communitarianism at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Dmitry Uzlaner (Russia) presents Orthodox Political Theology between Individualism and Communitarianism at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 22, 2019
    Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou (USA) presents Orthodox Political Theology between Individualism and Communitarianism at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Prof. Richard Swinburne (UK) presents “Natural Theology for Today” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Dionysios Skliris (Greece) presents “Elements of Natural Theology in Recent Orthodox Thought” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Alexei Fokin (Russia) presents “Natural Theology in the Orthodox Tradition from Patristic to Late Byzantine Times” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Ms. Aleksandra Kotlova (Russia) presents “The Ontology of Death in Orthodox Christian Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 20, 2019
    Mr. Steven Nemes (USA) presents “The Intelligibility of the Cosmos and the Existence of God in Dumitru Stăniloae’s Orthodox Dogmatic Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Stephen Yates (UK) presents “The Identity of the Resurrection Body with the Pilgrim Body, and the Significance of the Cult of Relics: The Contribution of Sergius Bulgakov” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Rev. Deacon Ananias Sorem (USA) presents “An Eastern Orthodox Understanding of the Dangers of Modernity and Technology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Nathan Placencia (USA) presents “Identity, Persons, and Orthodox Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Mr. Jack Louis Pappas (USA) presents “Being Toward God: Communion and Personhood as Phenomenological Categories” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Spyridoula Athanasopoulou-Kypriou (Greece) presents “Looking at George Rorris’ Naked Women: Towards an Orthodox Christian Theory of Gaze” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Igor Zaitsev (Russia) presents “Towards St. Augustine” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Liviu Petcu (Romania) presents “The Reception of Hesychasm in the Romanian Spirituality” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Fr. Florin Toader Tomoioagă (Romania) presents “St. Gregory of Nyssa’s View on the Origin of Human Sexuality in Orthodox Contemporary Anthropology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Fr. Daniel Buda (Romania) presents “For a Holistic Research of Patristic Writings: The Importance of Considering the Role of Judaism in Shaping Early and Late Antique Christianity”
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Krastu Banev (UK) “‘Praying that wars everywhere may end’: Reconciliation in St. John Chrysostom” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Constantinos Athanasopoulos (Scotland/Greece) presents “Natural Theology Demythologised: The Case of St. Gregory Palamas” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Prof. Frederick Aquino (USA) presents “Spiritual Perception in Maximus the Confessor” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk (USA/Ukraine) presents “The Spiritual Perception Research Project: An Introduction” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Marcus Plested (USA/UK) presents “Macarius/Symeon (Pseudo-Macarius) on the Spiritual Senses” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Christophe D’Aloisio (Belgium) presents “The Orthodox Church and the Sense of Humour” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Prof. Vasilios N. Makrides (Germany/Greece) presents “The Media of Orthodoxy: On Proper and Improper Forms and Ways of Transmitting Religion” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 20, 2019
    Dr. Caroline Hill (Austria) presents “How to Frame ‘Gay Propaganda’: The Orthodox Church, Morality Policy, and Online Media in Russia” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Lina Molokotos-Liederman (UK) presents “Public Expressions of Orthodox Rigorism in Contemporary Greece” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Effie Fokas (Greece) presents “Orthodoxy on Trial: Majority Orthodox States and Religious Freedom at the European Court of Human Rights” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Prof. Lori Branch (USA) presents “‘The Prose of Everyday Reality’: Fr. Roman Braga, Alexandros Papadiamandis, and the Living Literariness of Orthodox Spirituality” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Tamar Goguadze (Georgia) presents “The Patristic Appreciation of the Gift of Artistic Talent” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Ioana Patuleanu (USA) presents “Suffering and Orthodoxy in the Twentieth Century: Seeing the World Transfigured with Nicolae Steinhardt” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Daniel Gustafsson (UK) presents “Beautiful Synergy: An Argument from Christian Art” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Tobias Kollner (Germany) presents "Orthodoxy and Politics in Russia" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Scott Kenworthy (USA) presents “St. Tikhon of Moscow and the Dilemmas of Modernity: Religious and Secular Pluralisms” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Lucian Leustean (UK) presents “Eastern Orthodoxy, Violence, and Diplomacy in Eastern Europe” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Mr. Lucian Cirlan (France) presents “Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights in Romania: The Referendum for Family (a Case Study)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Mr. Davide Nicola Carnevale (Italy) presents “Case in chiesa: Pluralism and the Plural Attitudes toward the Integration Process among the Orthodox communities in Emilia-Romagna (Italy)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Katherine Kelaidis (USA) presents “Eastern Right: Orthodox Fundamentalism and the Far Right” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Porphyrios Georgi (Lebanon) presents "Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Michael Bakker (Netherlands) presents "Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Chad Hatfield (USA) presents "Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Philip Kariatlis (USA) presents "Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Ion Marian Croitoru (Romania) presents "Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Yauheniya Danilovich (Germany) presents “Orthodox Religious Education under the Conditions of the Diaspora Situation: The Case of Orthodox Religious Instruction at a School in Germany” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Simon Crisp (UK) presents “A Postgraduate Degree Course on Bible Translation in Orthodox Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Gaelan Gilbert (USA) presents “Classical Education and Orthodox Christianity” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Prof. Olga Yanushkevichine (Russia) presents “Orthodox Traditions and the Upbringing of the Personality of a Modern Child” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Prof. Erin Kalish (USA) presents “Mighty Saints: Orthodox Role Models for Orthodox Girls” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Prof. Alexander Kopirovsky (Russia) presents “Teaching Church Art in an Era of the 'Death of Art': In Search of a New Educational Paradigm” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Vasiliki Tsigas-Fotinis (USA) presents “Creative CommUNITY Learning Encounters: Encountering God, Christ, and His Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Mr. Michael Collins (USA) presents “Intellect Illumined by the Infinite Light of God” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Mr. Atanas Tonchev (UK) presents “Bridging Social Anthropology and Theology: An Ethnography of Athonite Monasticism” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Stella Rock (UK) presents “Sanatoria for the Soul and the Spirit of Monasticism: Lay Pilgrimage to Orthodox Monasteries in Russia” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Olga Sevastyanova (UK) “Work of the Holy Spirit or Hellenistic Spiritualization?: To Florovsky’s Defense of Orthodox Ascetic Spirituality” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Hannah Hunt (UK) presents “The Manly Soul in the Female Breast: St. Macrina in the Words of Her Male Contemporaries” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Kevin Kalish (USA) presents “The Language of Asceticism: Figurative Language in the Ladder of Divine Ascent” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Maica Julia (Serafima) Konstantinovsky (USA) presents "Evagrius and the Philokalia" at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Irina Paert (Estonia) presents “The Philokalia and the Russian Spiritual Elder” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Br. Adalberto Mainardi (Italy) presents “The ‘Art of Arts’: Jesus Prayer in Paisy Velichkovsky’s Work and the Slavic Philokalia” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Cristian Sonea (Romania) presents “The Missionary Consciousness of the of the Eastern Orthodox Believers: Realities, Tendencies and Responsibilities” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Prof. Nathan Hoppe (Albania) presents “The incarnation of Christ as a model for Christian missions” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Fr. Dr. John Parker (USA) presents “Radechesis: A Radical Return to the Roots of Christian Catechesis” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Evangelia Voulgaraki-Pissina (Greece) presents “Mission and Politics” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    V. Rev. Michael Oleksa (USA) presents “For God So Loved the Cosmos” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Ms. Christy Ma (Hong Kong SAR, China) presents “Ecclesiastical Minimalism as Mission Crisis: A Case Study of an Orthodox Church in a Foreign Mission” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev (China) presents “Orthodox Mission in the Chinese World” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Bill Black (Kenya) presents “The Effects of Dependency on the Orthodox Churches of Western Kenya” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Alison Ruth Kolosova (Estonia) presents “The Kazan 1910 Missionary Conference: Missiological Debate in Russia on the Eve of the 1917 Revolution” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Ver. Rev. Anthony Perkins (USA) presents “Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Fr. Alexandros Chouliaras (Greece) presents “St. Gregory Palamas on the Spiritual Senses: Ecstasis, Apophasis, Theosis, and the Passionate Part of the Soul” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.


  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Andrew Hayes (USA) presents “Wonder as an Ascetical Concept in the Theological Anthropology of St. Ephrem the Syrian” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Václav Ježek (Czech Republic) presents “Consciousness, Emotions, and the Human Being from an Orthodox Perspective: Towards a Theology of Consciousness” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 19, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Demetrios Harper (USA) presents “Gnomic Surrender and Autonomy: Retrieving and Integrating the Byzantine Conception of Moral Determination” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Rico Vitz (USA) presents “Orthodox Christianity, Virtue Ethics, and Social Psychology: Towards an Orthodox Response to the Situationist Challenge” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 19, 2019
    Dr. Alexis Torrance (USA) presents “The Category of ‘Ethical Apophaticism’ in Modern Orthodox Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Mr. Vitalii Tkachuk (Ukraine) presents “Antyminses and the Tradition of Liturgical Commemoration in the Kyivan Orthodox Metropolitanate during the 17th and 18th Centuries” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.


  • April 17, 2019
    Fr. Joan Lena (Netherlands) presents “The Hermeneia Codices (Commentaries) as Liturgical Books in the Evergetis Monastery in Constantinople and in the Saviour’s Monastery in Messina” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    . Tracy Gustilo (USA) presents “Pascha as Spectacle: Then and Now” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
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    Dr. Johan Bastubacka (Finland) presents “The Embodied Space of Contemporary Finnish Orthodox Worship” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
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  • April 17, 2019
    Prof. Stig Simeon Frøyshov (Norway) “Historical Liturgiology in Service to the Church: Is the Orthodox Daily Office a Monastic Rite and Therefore Less Suited for Parishes?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Alexander Lingas (Greece/Canada/USA) presents “Orthodox Liturgical Music: Historical, Social and Theological Contexts” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Dagmar Heller (Germany) presents “Which Perspectives for the Dialogue between Orthodox and Protestants?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Prof. Peter De Mey (Belgium) presents “Growth in Criticism? An Assessment of 50 years of Orthodox Critique of Roman Catholic Ecclesiology and Its Impact on Catholic Reform” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Johannes Oeldemann (Germany) presents “Serving Communion: Rethinking the Relationship between Primacy and Synodality” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Ivan Dimitrov (Bulgaria) presents “The Impact of the Political Changes in Eastern Europe upon the Involvement of the Orthodox Churches in the Ecumenical Movement (1980s-2010s)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Dimitrios Keramidas (Italy) presents “Orthodox and Catholics in Dialogue: The ‘Conciliar Challenge’ after the Chieti Document” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Jennifer Wasmuth (France) presents “New Orthodox Ecclesiological Approaches in an Ecumenical Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Ioan Moga (Austria) presents “For an Ecclesiological Hypotrophy: Why Less Is More—Also in the Theology of the Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Prof. Sotiris Mitralexis (UK/Turkey) presents “More Than the Sum of Its Parts: A Pro-Conciliar Afterthought on the Need of Critical Engagement” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Moschos (Greece) presents “‘The composition of the congregation’: Checks and Balances in the Early Church and Their Contribution to Contemporary Orthodox Ecclesiology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Berge Traboulsi (Lebanon) presents “Toward Reforming the Office of the Bishop in the Orthodox Church: The Importance of Modern Leadership Development” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Anastacia Wooden (USA/Belarus) presents “Nicolas Afanasiev and His Critics: A Case of ‘Lost in Appraisal’” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Rev. Prof. Cyril Hovorun (USA/Ukraine) presents “Nature and Structures of the Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Prof. Will Cohen (USA) presents “Does the Long-Contested Question of Orthodox Ecumenism Remain Open after Crete?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Prof. Michael Hjalm (Sweden) presents “From Eucharistic Ecclesiology to the Church as Polis” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Tamara Gdzelizde (Canada/Georgia) presents “National Boundaries of the Orthodox Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Rev. Prof. Nicolae Viorel Mosoiu (Romania) presents “‘The form of the Church’: Father Dumitru Staniloae’s Mystical Vision of Ecclesiology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Mr. Jonas Eklund (Sweden) presents “The Essence/Energies Distinction in Vladimir Lossky and Dumitru Staniloae: Two Markedly Divergent Approaches” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Fr. Lev Smith (USA) presents “To Mend the Creation: An Orthodox View of Atonement” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.


  • April 17, 2019
    Fr. Juliano Almeida (Brazil) presents “The Priority of the Person in the Cappadocian Fathers’ and in John Duns Scotus’ Theology” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Very Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody (UK/Portugal) presents “Gate of Light: Ethiopian Orthodox Theology in the Music of Jean-Louis Florentz” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Cernatescu Catalin (Romania) presents “Questions Regarding the Performance of the Kalophonic Melos of the Heirmoi by Macarie the Hieromonk” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Victoria Legkikh (Austria) presents “The Land Is Blessed by Its Holy Rulers: The Adaptation of Byzantine Apostolic Images and Models in Russian ‘Princely’ Hymnography” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Nicolae Gheorgita (Romania) presents “Byzantine Musicology Research in Communist Romania” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Alex Khalil (Ireland) presents “John Mestakides, Protopsaltis of Jerusalem (and Anaheim)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 17, 2019
    Fr. Benedict Valentin Vesa (Romania) presents “Christology and Mystics in the East Syriac Church of the 6th–8th centuries” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 17, 2019
    Dr. Adrian Pirtea (Germany) presents “The Sound of Silence: Spiritual Perception and Apophaticism in East Syriac Mystical Literature (7th –8th centuries)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 16, 2019
    Prof. Assaad Elias Kattan (Germany) presents “Paul of Antioch’s Letter to a Muslim Friend: An Argument from Universality against Islam?” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Dr. Steve Cochrane (USA) presents “Baghdad as the ‘Most Ancient See’? Reflections from the letters of Timothy on Ninth-Century Global Inter-Christian Relations” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Dr. Bishara Ebeid (Italy) presents “Can the Quran Be Read in the Light of Christ? Reflections on Some Melkite Authors and Their Use of the Holy Book of Islam” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Fr. Patriciu Vlaicu (Belgium) presents “Canon 102 of the Council of Trullo and the Manifestation of Ecclesial Discernment in the Pastoral Ministry of the Church” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 16, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth (UK) presents “Orthodoxy and its Discontents: 843–1438” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Mr. Dragos Mirsanu (Romania) presents “Orthodoxy from Above: The Curious Case of Saint Artemius the Megalomartyr, Dux Aegypti (4th century AD)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.

  • April 16, 2019
    Dr. Ashley Purpura (USA) presents “Innovating ‘Traditional’ Women’s Roles: Byzantine Insights for Orthodox Gender Discourse” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Dr. Nikolaos Chrissis (Greece) presents “War of Faith? Byzantine Criticisms of Crusading” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Dr. Nicky Tsougarakis (UK) presents “Creating Greek Heretics in the Late Middle Ages: A Forged Papal Excommunication in the Biblioteca Marciana” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Dr. George Demacopoulos (USA) presents “Colonialism, Postcolonial Theory, and Orthodox Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Pogor Constantin (Belgium) presents “When Poetry and Narrative Sing the Glory of the Lord: The Song of Deborah (Judges 4 and 5)” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 16, 2019
    Prof. Dr. John Fotopoulos (USA) presents "Patristic Exegesis of Scripture, the Historical Turn, and Contemporary Orthodox Hermeneutics: Articulating an Orthodox Horizon of Expectation” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 15, 2019
    Dr. Matthew Briel (USA) presents “Photios’ Exegesis of the Old Testament” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 12, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur (USA) presents “Exegesis and Theological Interpretation in the Patristic Reception of the Emmaus Story”
  • April 12, 2019
    Dr. Ljubica Jovanović (USA) presents “Canonical Criticism and Orthodox Biblical Hermeneutics” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 12, 2019
    Dr. Athanasios Despotis (Germany) presents “Exegesis, Theology and Philosophy: Reconsidering an Old Issue of Johannine Studies from an Eastern-Orthodox Perspective” at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Prof. Daniel Munteanu gave an overview of the special session on Ecclesiology and Geopolitics.

    Mr. Stefan Zeljkovic (Serbia): “Canonical Challenges of the Orthodox Doctrine and Life in Light of the Nationalistic Captivity”
    Rev. Prof. Dr. Aleksi Kshutashvili (Georgia): “Canonical Status of the Abkhazian Eparchy of the Partiarchate of Georgia, in the Context of Modern Geopolitics”
    Prof. Daniel Munteanu (Germany): “Orthodox Dogmatic and the ‘Colonialization of the Mind’: Orthodox Identity in Postcolonial and Postmodern Context”
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost gave an overview of the Special Showcase of Orthodox Christian Organizations.


    Speakers included:
    President Fr. Chad Hatfield and Academic Dean Ionut Alexandru Tudorie, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (USA)
    Co-Directors George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou and Associate Director Nathaniel Wood, Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University (USA)
    President Will Cohen, Orthodox Theological Society in America (USA)
    Director Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Huffington Ecumenical Institute, Loyola Marymount University (USA)
    Dean and Principal Michael Hjälm, Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy (Sweden)
    Vocation Director and Associate Professor Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary (USA)
    Board Member Teva Regule, St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess (USA)
    Director Fr. Marc Dunaway and Representative Benjamin Dunaway, Eagle River Institute (USA)
    Board Vice-President Gayle Woloschak, Orthodox Christian Mission Center (USA)
    Director Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Volos Theological Academy (Greece)
    Executive Director George Matsoukas and Board Member Gayle Woloschak, Orthodox Christian Laity (USA)
  • April 11, 2019
    Prof. Marcus Plested gives an overview of the Orthodox Asceticism Group's & Philosophy of Religion Group's joint session on Reading Palamas Today.

    Speakers included:
    Prof. Mihai-Dan Chitoiu (Romania): “Palamite Doctrine on Supernatural Knowledge”
    Prof. David Bradshaw (USA): “Palamas and the Distinction kat’ epinoian”
    Mr. Marius Portaru (Italy): “A Developmental Approach to St. Gregory Palamas’ Distinction between God’s Being and Energies/Activities”
    Mr. Tikhon Pino (USA): “The Palamite School: Complementarity and Collaboration in the Articulation of an Essence-Energies Distinction”
    Prof. Sergey Horujy (Russia): “Cosmic Liturgy as an Orthodox Paradigm of Integral Ecology”
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Effie Fokas gave an overview of the Political Theology Group's Panel Discussion on Orthodox Political Theology between Individualism and Communitarianism.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou (USA)
    Dr. Dmitry Uzlaner (Russia)
    Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Greece)
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Paul Woods shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Evangelia Voulgaraki-Pissina gives an overview of the Missiology Group's session on Living Tradition in Local Contexts.

    Speakers included:
    Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev (China): “Orthodox Mission in the Chinese World”
    Ms. Christy Ma (Hong Kong SAR, China): “Ecclesiastical Minimalism as Mission Crisis: A Case Study of an Orthodox Church in a Foreign Mission”
    V. Rev. Michael Oleksa (USA): “For God So Loved the Cosmos”
    Dr. Alison Ruth Kolosova (Estonia): “The Kazan 1910 Missionary Conference: Missiological Debate in Russia on the Eve of the 1917 Revolution”
    Dr. Bill Black (Kenya): “The Effects of Dependency on the Orthodox Churches of Western Kenya”
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Robert Saler shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Fr. Thomas P. Rausch shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Adam DeVille shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Br. Sabino Chiala shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Frederick D. Aquino shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. Harold D. Hunter shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 11, 2019
    Dr. William J. Abraham shares highlights of the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), with the theme Pan-Orthodox Unity and Conciliarity, held January 9 to 12, 2019, in Iasi, Romania.
  • April 10, 2019
    Organizers share reflections on the final day of the inaugural IOTA conference.
  • April 10, 2019
    Mrs. Christine Chaillot gives and overview of the session, The Dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Rev Ioan Ovidiu (Germany): “Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Dialogue: A Historical and Theological Survey”
    Dr. Nikos Kouremenos (Greece): “The Dialogue between the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Modern Greek Theological and Ecclesiastical Context”
    Mrs. Christine Chaillot (Switzerland): “Practical Dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox”
  • April 10, 2019
    Very Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody gives an overview of the Church Music Group's session on Aspects of Orthodox Church Music.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Victoria Legkikh (Austria): “The Land Is Blessed by Its Holy Rulers: The Adaptation of Byzantine Apostolic Images and Models in Russian ‘Princely’ Hymnography”
    Mrs. Cernatescu Catalin (Romania): “Questions Regarding the Performance of the Kalophonic Melos of the Heirmoi by Macarie the Hieromonk”
    Dr. Alex Khalil (Ireland): “John Mestakides, Protopsaltis of Jerusalem (and Anaheim)”
    Mr. Viktar Niacheyeu (Belarus): “Music for the Preparatory Weeks for Great Lent”
    Very Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody (UK/Portugal): “Gate of Light: Ethiopian Orthodox Theology in the Music of Jean-Louis Florentz”
    Dr. Nicolae Gheorgita (Romania): “Byzantine Musicology Research in Communist Romania”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Alexander Lingas gives and overview of the Liturgical Studies Group's session on Topics in Liturgical Studies.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Aleksandr Andreev (Russia): “A Tale of Two Corrections of Liturgical Books: A Case Study of the Slavonic Octoechos”
    Dr. Johan Bastubacka (Finland): “The Embodied Space of Contemporary Finnish Orthodox Worship”
    Dr. Tracy Gustilo (USA): “Pascha as Spectacle: Then and Now”
    Fr. Joan Lena (Netherlands): “The Hermeneia Codices (Commentaries) as Liturgical Books in the Evergetis Monastery in Constantinople and in the Saviour’s Monastery in Messina”
    Mr. Vitalii Tkachuk (Ukraine): “Antyminses and the Tradition of Liturgical Commemoration in the Kyivan Orthodox Metropolitanate during the 17th and 18th Centuries”
  • April 10, 2019
    Fr. Christopher Knight gives an overview of the Religion and Science Group's session on Religion and Science.

    Speakers included:
    Mr. Marius Dorobantu (France): “Strong Artificial Intelligence and Orthodox Theological Anthropology: Challenging the Concept of Imago Dei”
    Dr. Frances Kostarelos (USA): “Orthodox Christian Theology, Ecology, and Sustainability”
    Mr. Christopher Howell (USA): “All Things Old and New: Paths and Bridges in Evolutionary Theodicy”
    Mr. Andrew Mercer (USA): “Consumption and Sin: A Theological-Anthropological Case for Conservation”
    Mr. Alexander Khramov (Russia): “An Orthodox Perspective on Creation and Evolution”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Irina Paert gives an overview of the Orthodox Asceticism and Spirituality Group's session on Ascetic Orthodoxy: Theology, Lived Religion, and Monasticism.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Stella Rock (UK): “Sanatoria for the Soul and the Spirit of Monasticism: Lay Pilgrimage to Orthodox Monasteries in Russia”
    Mr. Atanas Tonchev (UK): “Bridging Social Anthropology and Theology: An Ethnography of Athonite Monasticism”
    Dr. Hannah Hunt (UK): “The Manly Soul in the Female Breast: St. Macrina in the Words of Her Male Contemporaries”
    Mr. Michael Collins (USA): “Intellect Illumined by the Infinite Light of God”
    Dr. Olga Sevastyanova (UK): “Work of the Holy Spirit or Hellenistic Spiritualization?: To Florovsky’s Defense of Orthodox Ascetic Spirituality”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Philip Kariatlis gives an overview of the Orthodox Theological Institutions Group's Panel Discussion: Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Dr. Michael Bakker (Netherlands)
    Dr. Ion Marian Croitoru (Romania)
    Rev. Dr. Georgii Orekhanov (Russia)
    Rev. Dr. Porphyrios Georgi (Lebanon)
    Rev. Chad Hatfield (USA)
  • April 10, 2019
    Rev. Chad Hatfield gives an overview of the Orthodox Theological Institutions Group's Panel Discussion: Contemporary Challenges in Seminary Education.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Dr. Michael Bakker (Netherlands)
    Dr. Ion Marian Croitoru (Romania)
    Rev. Dr. Georgii Orekhanov (Russia)
    Rev. Dr. Porphyrios Georgi (Lebanon)
    Rev. Chad Hatfield (USA)
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Frank B. Cerra gives an overview of the Family Moral and Theological Anthropology Group's & Pastoral Theology and Canon Law Group's joint session on Marriage and Family.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Frank B. Cerra (USA): “Crisis in the Core Family: Time for Orthodox Leadership”
    Fr. Dr. Bassam Nassif (Lebanon): “Marriage in Postmodernity and the Orthodox Christian Perspective”
    Dr. Jelisei Heikkila (Finland): “The Question of Ecclesiastical Divorce and Remarriage in the Russian Orthodox Church: A Brief Comparison of the Canonical Legislation of the All-Russian Church Council of 1917–1918 and Bishops’ Council Document of 2017”
    V. Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters (USA): “Unitive, Sacrificial, and Eschatological Love: The Virtues of Marriage in a Eucharistic Context”
  • April 10, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Demetrios Harper gives an overview of the Moral Theology and Theological Anthropology Group's session on Emotion, Passion, and Virtues in Orthodox Theology.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Andrew Hayes (USA): “Wonder as an Ascetical Concept in the Theological Anthropology of St. Ephrem the Syrian”
    Dozent Rev. Václav Ježek (Czech Republic): “Consciousness, Emotions, and the Human Being from an Orthodox Perspective: Towards a Theology of Consciousness”
    Ver. Rev. Anthony Perkins (USA): “Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct”
    Ms. Daria Morozova (Ukraine): “Apathy as a Passion? Comprehension of Depression by Theodoret of Cyrrhus”
    Rev. Fr. Alexandros Chouliaras (Greece): “St. Gregory Palamas on the Spiritual Senses: Ecstasis, Apophasis, Theosis, and the Passionate Part of the Soul”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Alexis Torrance gives an overview of the Moral Theology and Theological Anthropology Group's session on The Role of Ethics in Orthodox Theology.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Rico Vitz (USA): “Orthodox Christianity, Virtue Ethics, and Social Psychology: Towards an Orthodox Response to the Situationist Challenge”
    Rev. Dr. Demetrios Harper (USA): “Gnomic Surrender and Autonomy: Retrieving and Integrating the Byzantine Conception of Moral Determination”
    Dr. Alexis Torrance (USA): “The Category of ‘Ethical Apophaticism’ in Modern Orthodox Theology”

  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Igor Zaitsev gives an overview of the Philosophical Theology Group's session on Theology After Phenomenology.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Prof. Svetlana Konacheva (Russia): “Reception of Heidegger’s Philosophy in Modern Orthodox Theology”
    Mr. Jack Louis Pappas (USA): “Being Toward God: Communion and Personhood as Phenomenological Categories”
    Dr. Spyridoula Athanasopoulou-Kypriou (Greece): “Looking at George Rorris’ Naked Women: Towards an Orthodox Christian Theory of Gaze”
    Dr. Igor Zaitsev (Russia): “Towards St. Augustine”
  • April 10, 2019
    Prof. David Bradshaw gives an overview of the Philosophy of Religion Group's session on Natural Theology in the Orthodox Tradition.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Alexei Fokin (Russia): “Natural Theology in the Orthodox Tradition from Patristic to Late Byzantine Times”
    Dr. Dionysios Skliris (Greece): “Elements of Natural Theology in Recent Orthodox Thought”
    Prof. Richard Swinburne (UK): “Natural Theology for Today”
  • April 10, 2019
    Mr. Marius Dorobantu (France) shares an overview of his session on “Strong Artificial Intelligence and Orthodox Theological Anthropology: Challenging the Concept of Imago Dei” and thoughts about the IOTA Conference.
  • April 10, 2019
    Prof. Dr. Peter Bouteneff gives an overview of the Dogmatic Theology Group's session on Issues in Dogmatic Theology.

    Speakers included:
    Fr. Juliano Almeida (Brazil): “The Priority of the Person in the Cappadocian Fathers’ and in John Duns Scotus’ Theology”
    Prof. Gösta Hallonsten (Sweden): “The Retrieval of Deification in Western Theology—Once More”
    Rev. Prof. Nicolae Viorel Mosoiu (Romania): “‘The form of the Church’: Father Dumitru Staniloae’s Mystical Vision of Ecclesiology”
    Mr. Jonas Eklund (Sweden): “The Essence/Energies Distinction in Vladimir Lossky and Dumitru Staniloae: Two Markedly Divergent Approaches”
    Fr. Lev Smith (USA): “To Mend the Creation: An Orthodox View of Atonement”
  • April 10, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Mihai-Daniel Isai gives an overview of the special session, Topics in Ethics and Moral Theology.

    Speakers included:
    Mr. Basil Maximishinets (Belgium): “Religious Enlightenment in the Orthodox East: A Concept of Religious Tolerance in Eugenios Voulgaris’ Writings (1716–1806)”
    Ms. Marissa Espinoza (USA): “Relational Humility as a Virtue of Allyship”
    Rev. Dr. Mihai-Daniel Isai (Romania): “The ethic dimension of the phenomenal consciousness”
    Ms. Andreea Neacşu (Romania): “The Consecrated Place”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Razvan Porumb gives an overview of the special session on Orthodoxy and Ecumenism.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Viorel Coman (Belgium): “Vladimir Lossky’s Involvement in the Dieu Vivant Circle and Its Journal: An Episode of the Encounter between the Orthodox Neo-Patristic Movement and the French Catholic Ressourcement”
    Rev. Dr. Graham McGeoch (Brazil): “Orthodox Critiques and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement”
    Dr. Razvan Porumb (UK): “Orthodoxy and Ecumenism: Towards an Active Metanoia”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. Vasilios Makrides gave an overview of the Orthodoxy in the Public Square and Media Group's session on Orthodoxy in the Public Square and Media: Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Effie Fokas (Greece): “Orthodoxy on Trial: Majority Orthodox States and Religious Freedom at the European Court of Human Rights”
    Dr. Lina Molokotos-Liederman (UK): “Public Expressions of Orthodox Rigorism in Contemporary Greece”
  • April 10, 2019
    Fr. Dr. Ciprian Burlacioiu gives an overview of the special session on Migration, Diaspora, and Orthodox Christianity.

    Speakers included:
    Prof. Dr. Buchenau Klaus (Germany): “Different contexts, different engagements: The Russian Orthodox emigration in interwar Yugoslavia, France, and Germany”
    Fr. Dragos Herescu (Romania): “A Comparative Reflection on the Effects of Secularisation on Romanian Orthodox Parishes in the UK and Romania”
    Fr. Dr. Ciprian Burlacioiu (Romania): “Mapping the Scholarship on Orthodox Migration and Diaspora”
  • April 10, 2019
    Dr. George Demacopoulos gives an overview of the open session on Byzantine Orthodoxy.

    Speakers included: Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth (UK) “Orthodoxy and its Discontents: 843–1438”
    Dr. Ashley Purpura (USA) “Innovating ‘Traditional’ Women’s Roles: Byzantine Insights for Orthodox Gender Discourse”
    Mr. Dragos Mirsanu (Romania) “Orthodoxy from Above: The Curious Case of Saint Artemius the Megalomartyr, Dux Aegypti (4th century AD)”
  • April 9, 2019
    Attendees share reflections of the second day of the inaugural IOTA conference.
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Gayle Woloschak gives an overview of the Dogmatic Theology Group's and Religion and Science Group's joint session on Creation and the Ecological Problem.

    Speakers included:
    Prof. Bruce (Seraphim) Foltz (USA): “Florensky’s Understanding of Creation and the Neopatristic Critique of Sophiology”
    Dr. David Goodin (Canada): “Christology and Eco-Theology: The Centrality of Cyril of Alexandria in Safeguarding Ethiopian Tewahedo Church Forests”
    Mr. Michel Stavrou (France): “From Eternal Covenant to Defense of Creation”
    Mrs. Elizabeth Theokritoff (UK): “Can We Speak of Cosmic Conciliarity?”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. A. Edward Siecienski gives an overview of the special session on Primacy.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. A. Edward Siecienski (USA): “Father, Mother, Brother, Sister: Primacy and Familial Language”
    Dr. Adam DeVille (USA): “Primacy and Power”
    Prof. Theodoros Alexopoulos (Austria): “Primacy in the Orthodox World: A Re-evaluation of a New Ecclesiology Grounding Primacy in the Immanent Trinity”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Will Cohen gives an overview of the Ecumenical Dialogue Group's session on Orthodoxy's Fraught and Fruitful Participation in Ecumenical Dialogue.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Johannes Oeldemann (Germany): “Serving Communion: Rethinking the Relationship between Primacy and Synodality”
    Prof. Peter De Mey (Belgium): “Growth in Criticism? An Assessment of 50 years of Orthodox Critique of Roman Catholic Ecclesiology and Its Impact on Catholic Reform”
    Rev. Dr. Dagmar Heller (Germany): “Which Perspectives for the Dialogue between Orthodox and Protestants?”
    Rev. Joseph Varghese (USA): “Communion beyond Chalcedon”
    Dr. Alexandru Briciu (Romania): “Receptive Ecumenism avant la lettre in the Works of Metropolitan Antonie Plămădeală”
  • April 9, 2019
    Prof. Michael Hjalm gives an overview of the Ecclesiology Group's session on Church in the Modern World.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Prof. Cyril Hovorun (USA/Ukraine): “Nature and Structures of the Church”
    Prof. Michael Hjalm (Sweden): “From Eucharistic Ecclesiology to the Church as Polis”
    Dr. Tamara Gdzelizde (Canada/Georgia): “National Boundaries of the Orthodox Church”
    Prof. Will Cohen (USA): “Does the Long-Contested Question of Orthodox Ecumenism Remain Open after Crete?”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. John Fotopoulos gives an overview of the Biblical Studies Group's session on Orthodox Scholars and Friends Speak about Methods in Biblical Studies.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Dr. Pogor Constantin (Belgium): “When Poetry and Narrative Sing the Glory of the Lord: The Song of Deborah (Judges 4 and 5)”
    Dr. Matthew Briel (USA): “Photios’ Exegesis of the Old Testament”
    Prof. Dr. John Fotopoulos (USA): “Patristic Exegesis of Scripture, the Historical Turn, and Contemporary Orthodox Hermeneutics: Articulating an Orthodox Horizon of Expectation”
    Dr. Olga Zaprometova (Russia): “The Formation and Development of the Torah Concept within the Bible”
  • April 9, 2019
    Fr. Daniel Buda gives an overview of the Patristics Group's session Topics in Patristics.

    Speakers included:
    Mrs. Kateryna Kirkwood (UK): “Arian ‘Soulless’ Christology: An Evaluation of the Fragments of Eustathius of Antioch”
    Fr. Daniel Buda (Romania): “For a Holistic Research of Patristic Writings: The Importance of Considering the Role of Judaism in Shaping Early and Late Antique Christianity”
    Dr. Krastu Banev (UK): “‘Praying that wars everywhere may end’: Reconciliation in St. John Chrysostom”
    Fr. Florin Toader Tomoioagă (Romania): “St. Gregory of Nyssa’s View on the Origin of Human Sexuality in Orthodox Contemporary Anthropology”
    Rev. Dr. Liviu Petcu (Romania): “The Reception of Hesychasm in the Romanian Spirituality”
    Dr. Constantinos Athanasopoulos (Scotland/Greece): “Natural Theology Demythologised: The Case of St. Gregory Palamas”
  • April 9, 2019
    Prof. Elizabeth H. Prodromou gives an overview of the Orthodoxy, Politics, and International Relations Group's session on Orthodox Christianity and Pluralism: Conceptual Frameworks and Comparative Analysis.

    Speakers included:
    Prof. Mariz Tadros (UK/ Egypt): “Resistance, Subversion and Resilience: Heritage as the Missing Link for Understanding the Coptic Orthodox People’s Agency, Vulnerability and Continuity”
    Prof. Elizabeth H. Prodromou (USA): “Discrimination as a Mechanism of Religious Homogenization: Property Rights and Sacred Sites in the Decline of Christians of the Middle East”
    Dr. Scott Kenworthy (USA): “St. Tikhon of Moscow and the Dilemmas of Modernity: Religious and Secular Pluralisms”
    Dr. Lucian Leustean (UK): “Eastern Orthodoxy, Violence, and Diplomacy in Eastern Europe”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Ivan Dimitrov gives an overview of the Ecumenical Dialogue Group's session on Orthodox Ecumenism after Crete.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Dimitrios Keramidas (Italy): “Orthodox and Catholics in Dialogue: The ‘Conciliar Challenge’ after the Chieti Document”
    Dr. Ivan Dimitrov (Bulgaria): “The Impact of the Political Changes in Eastern Europe upon the Involvement of the Orthodox Churches in the Ecumenical Movement (1980s-2010s)”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk gives an overview of the Patristics Group's session on Spiritual Perception in Eastern Christianity.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk (USA/Ukraine): “The Spiritual Perception Research Project: An Introduction”
    Dr. Marcus Plested (USA/UK) : “Macarius/Symeon (Pseudo-Macarius) on the Spiritual Senses”
    Prof. Frederick Aquino (USA): “Spiritual Perception in Maximus the Confessor”
  • April 9, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth gives an overview of the Byzantine Orthodoxy Group's session on The Crusades and Byzantium.

    Speakers:
    Dr. George Demacopoulos (USA): “Colonialism, Postcolonial Theory, and Orthodox Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade”
    Dr. Nikolaos Chrissis (Greece): “War of Faith? Byzantine Criticisms of Crusading”
    Dr. Nicky Tsougarakis (UK): “Creating Greek Heretics in the Late Middle Ages: A Forged Papal Excommunication in the Biblioteca Marciana”
  • April 9, 2019
    Attendees share reflections of the first day of the inaugural IOTA conference.
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff gives an overview of the Religion and Science Group's session on Religion and Science Interface.

    Speakers:
    Revd. Dr. Christopher Knight (UK): “Science and Our Understanding of Tradition”
    Dr. Gayle Woloschak (USA): “Evolution Revisited: Compatibility with Orthodoxy”
    Dr. Efthymios Nicolaidis (Greece): “Charting the Dialogue between Orthodoxy and Science”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Bishara Ebeid gives an overview of the Christianity in the Middle East Group's session on Middle Eastern Christianity: Past and Present.

    Speakers included:
    Fr. Benedict Valentin Vesa (Romania): “Christology and Mystics in the East Syriac Church of the 6th–8th centuries”
    Dr. Adrian Pirtea (Germany): “The Sound of Silence: Spiritual Perception and Apophaticism in East Syriac Mystical Literature (7th –8th centuries)”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Anna Briskina-Muller gives an overview of the Slavic Orthodoxy Group's sessions on God and Memory: The Slavic Experience of Totalitarianism and Persecution, and Constantinople and the Slavs.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Diomid Kuzmin (Russia): “Early Tonsures as a Monastic Reaction to State Persecutions of the Church in 18th-Century Russia”
    Rev. Dr. Panteleimon Iosif Pavlinciuc (France): “Noul Neamt Monastery and the Soviet Experience: Confrontation, Loyalty, Subordination”
    Dr. Daniela Kalkandijeva (Bulgaria): “The Abolishment of the Bulgarian Schism (February 22, 1945): Ecclesiastical, Religious, and Political Consequences”
    Mr. Neven Vukić (Bosnia and Herzegovina): “Justin Popovic and Yugoslavian Communism”
    Dr. Katya Tolstaya (Netherlands): “The Image of God and Dehumanization: Orthodox Understandings of the Human Person in View of Radical Evil and Suffering”
    Prof. Basil Lourié (Russia): “A Missing Link between Byzantium and Bulgaria: Syrian and Armenian Christianity in Northern Macedonia from the Middle of the Eighth to the Middle of the Ninth Century”
    Dr. Dimitris Stamatopoulos (Greece) "The Bulgarian Schism of 1872: Interpretational Schemes and Ethno-Religious Conflicts"

  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Athanasios Despotis gives an overview of the Biblical Studies Group's session on The People of God in Time and Eternity.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Ioan Lucian Radu (Romania): “The Woman in Hosea 3:1-3: The Prophet’s Wife or a Second Wife?”
    Rev. Dr. Justin Mihoc (UK): “People of the Garden: Towards an Ecclesiology of Acts Based on an Analysis of Its Reception History”
    Rev. Dr. Daniel Fanous (Australia): “Partaking in the Cruciform God: Deification, Justification, and the New Perspective”
  • April 9, 2019
    Prof. Lori Branch gives an overview of the Orthodoxy and the Arts Group's session on Exploration of Art in Orthodox Theology.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Daniel Gustafsson (UK): “Beautiful Synergy: An Argument from Christian Art”
    Dr. Tamar Goguadze (Georgia): “The Patristic Appreciation of the Gift of Artistic Talent”
    Prof. Lori Branch (USA): “‘The Prose of Everyday Reality’: Fr. Roman Braga, Alexandros Papadiamandis, and
    the Living Literariness of Orthodox Spirituality”
    Dr. Ioana Patuleanu (USA): “Suffering and Orthodoxy in the Twentieth Century: Seeing the World Transfigured with Nicolae Steinhardt”
  • April 9, 2019
    V. Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters gives an overview of the Family Moral and Theological Anthropology Group's & Pastoral Theology and Canon Law Group's joint session on Marriage and Family.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Frank B. Cerra (USA): “Crisis in the Core Family: Time for Orthodox Leadership”
    Fr. Dr. Bassam Nassif (Lebanon): “Marriage in Postmodernity and the Orthodox Christian Perspective”
    Dr. Jelisei Heikkila (Finland): “The Question of Ecclesiastical Divorce and Remarriage in the Russian Orthodox Church: A Brief Comparison of the Canonical Legislation of the All-Russian Church Council of 1917–1918 and Bishops’ Council Document of 2017”
    V. Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters (USA): “Unitive, Sacrificial, and Eschatological Love: The Virtues of Marriage in a Eucharistic Context”
  • April 9, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Anton Vrame gives an overview of Orthodox Education Group's sessions, Orthodox Education and The Orthodox Christian Religious Education Association.

    Speakers included:
    Prof. Olga Yanushkevichine (Russia): “Orthodox Traditions and the Upbringing of the Personality of a Modern Child”
    Dr. Vasiliki Tsigas-Fotinis (USA): “Creative CommUNITY Learning Encounters: Encountering God, Christ, and His Church”
    Prof. Alexander Kopirovsky (Russia): “Teaching Church Art in an Era of the “Death of Art”: In Search of a New Educational Paradigm”
    Dr. Risto Aikonen (Finland): “Recent Developments in Religious Education in Finland”
    Prof. Erin Kalish (USA): “Mighty Saints: Orthodox Role Models for Orthodox Girls”

    Dr. Simon Crisp (UK): “A Postgraduate Degree Course on Bible Translation in Orthodox Perspective”
    Dr. Yauheniya Danilovich (Germany): “Orthodox Religious Education under the Conditions of the Diaspora Situation: The Case of Orthodox Religious Instruction at a School in Germany”
    Dr. Gaelan Gilbert (USA): “Classical Education and Orthodox Christianity”
    Dr. Natalia Shlikhta (Ukraine): “Orthodox Education under State Control: The Case of Theological Seminaries in Soviet Ukraine, 1940s–1960s”
    Dr. Oleg Voskresensky (USA/Russia): “On the Experience of Teaching the Course on the ‘Historic Foundations of Christian Faith’ in Pedagogical Universities and Teachers’ Continuing Education Centers in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
  • April 9, 2019
    Rev. Dn. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko shares an overview of the Liturgical Studies Group's session on The Vocation of the Orthodox Liturgist in the Twenty-First Century.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Alexander Lingas (Greece/Canada/USA): “Orthodox Liturgical Music: Historical, Social and Theological Contexts”
    Prof. Stig Simeon Frøyshov (Norway): “Historical Liturgiology in Service to the Church: Is the Orthodox Daily Office a Monastic Rite and Therefore Less Suited for Parishes?”
    Prof. Nina Glibetic (USA): “‘New’ Histories of the Christian Liturgy? Reflecting on Our Discipline in an Inter-Disciplinary Framework”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Vera Shevzov gives an overview of the Slavic Orthodoxy Group's session on God and Memory: The Slavic Experience of Totalitarianism and Persecution.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Diomid Kuzmin (Russia): “Early Tonsures as a Monastic Reaction to State Persecutions of the Church in 18th-Century Russia”
    Rev. Dr. Panteleimon Iosif Pavlinciuc (France): “Noul Neamt Monastery and the Soviet Experience: Confrontation, Loyalty, Subordination”
    Dr. Daniela Kalkandijeva (Bulgaria): “The Abolishment of the Bulgarian Schism (February 22, 1945): Ecclesiastical, Religious, and Political Consequences”
    Mr. Neven Vukić (Bosnia and Herzegovina): “Justin Popovic and Yugoslavian Communism”
    Dr. Katya Tolstaya (Netherlands): “The Image of God and Dehumanization: Orthodox Understandings of the Human Person in View of Radical Evil and Suffering”
    Prof. Basil Lourié (Russia): “A Missing Link between Byzantium and Bulgaria: Syrian and Armenian Christianity in Northern Macedonia from the Middle of the Eighth to the Middle of the Ninth Century”
  • April 9, 2019
    Prof. Igor Zaitsev shares an overview of the Philosophical Theology Group's topic of Varieties of Philosophical Theology

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Smilen Markov (Bulgaria/UK): “Byzantine Physiological Texts of the 9th Century”
    Dr. Stephen Yates (UK): “The Identity of the Resurrection Body with the Pilgrim Body, and the Significance of the Cult of Relics: The Contribution of Sergius Bulgakov”
    Dr. Rev. Deacon Ananias Sorem (USA): “An Eastern Orthodox Understanding of the Dangers of Modernity and Technology”
    Dr. Oleg B. Davydov (Russia):“No Surviving Alone: The Thomistic Analogia Entis as a Necessity for Eastern Orthodox Theology”
    Mr. Steven Nemes (USA): “The Intelligibility of the Cosmos and the Existence of God in Dumitru Stăniloae’s Orthodox Dogmatic Theology”
    Dr. Nathan Placencia (USA): “Identity, Persons, and Orthodox Theology”
    Ms. Aleksandra Kotlova (Russia): “The Ontology of Death in Orthodox Christian Theology”
  • April 9, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur shares an overview of Theophaneia School's session In Search of a New Paradigm in Orthodox Theology.

    Speakers included:
    Archbishop Alexander Golitzin (USA):“The “Adjusted Merkavah” of the Monks: Some Remarks, with Illustrations, on the Visionary Tradition as Reflected in Monastic Literature, Together with Brief Notes on the Pitfalls of Studying Mystical Traditions”
    Dr. Andrei Orlov (USA): “Jesus’ Baptism and Transfiguration in the Light of the Two Powers in Heaven Traditions”
    Fr. Silviu Bunta (USA): “Theophaneia: A Theological Vision”
    Fr. Dragos Giulea (Canada): “Introibo ad altare Dei: Liturgical Soteriology in Early Christianity”
    Dr. Vladimir Ivanovici (Czech Republic/Italy): “Manipulating Theophany: Manufacturing Golden Statues in Late Antique Baptism”
    Dr. Cornelia Tsakiridiou (USA): “The Apocalyptic Imaginary in the Ladder of St. John Climacus and the Sinai Transfiguration Mosaic”
    Fr. Tanase Nichifor (Romania): “In Seeing You I See the Face of God: Golitzin on Christophany and the Immanent Trinity”
  • April 9, 2019
    Fr. Patriciu Vlaicu gives an overview of the Canon Law and Pastoral Theology Group's session on Canon Law and Pastoral Practice: Theological, Hermeneutical, and Historical Issues.

    Speakers included:
    Fr. Razvan Persa (Romania): “The Right of Appeal of the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Problem of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine”
    Fr. Patriciu Vlaicu (Belgium): “Canon 102 of the Council of Trullo and the Manifestation of Ecclesial Discernment in the Pastoral Ministry of the Church”
    Fr. Alexander Rentel (USA): “Moving Beyond the Paradigm of Οἰκονομία and Ἀκρίβεια in the Orthodox Canonical Tradition”
    Mr. Dimitrios Nikiforos (Greece/USA): “Irenaeus of Lyons as Patristic Pioneer in the Use of Canonical Terminology and in the Participation in the Emerging Synodal Activity of the Church: The Case of the Paschal Controversy of ca. AD 191”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Harry Pappas gives an overview of the Engaging Scripture session.

    Speakers included:
    Rev. Dr. Paul-Cezar Harlaoanu (Romania): “The Curse, as Image of Relation between God and Man”
    Ms. Sophia Theodoratos (USA): “Worshipping in Spirit and Truth: The Living Temple and Its Water”
    Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas (USA): “Transforming Thanksgiving: Psalm 30, Personhood & Parish”
  • April 9, 2019
    Dr. Marcus Plested gives an overview of the Orthodox Asceticism and Spirituality Group's session on The Philokalia: Authors, Translators, Readers and Interpretations.

    Speakers included:
    Br. Adalberto Mainardi (Italy): “The ‘Art of Arts’: Jesus Prayer in Paisy Velichkovsky’s Work and the Slavic Philokalia”
    Rev. Dr. Kevin Kalish (USA): “The Language of Asceticism: Figurative Language in the Ladder of Divine Ascent”
    Dr. Irina Paert (Estonia): “The Philokalia and the Russian Spiritual Elder”
    Maica Julia (Serafima) Konstantinovsky (USA): "Evagrius and the Philokalia"
  • April 9, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur gives an overview of the Biblical Studies Group session on Neutral and Engaged Readings of the Bible.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Athanasios Despotis (Germany): “Exegesis, Theology and Philosophy: Reconsidering an Old Issue of Johannine Studies from an Eastern-Orthodox Perspective”
    Dr. Ljubica Jovanović (USA): “Canonical Criticism and Orthodox Biblical Hermeneutics”
    Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur (USA): “Exegesis and Theological Interpretation in the Patristic Reception of the Emmaus Story”
  • April 8, 2019
    Dr. Ionut Alexandru Tudorie gives an overview of the Romanian Orthodoxy Group session focusing on Dumitru Staniloae.

    Speakers included:
    Dr. Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban (Romania): “Dumitru Stăniloae and Sergey Bulgakov’s Angelology: Patristic Roots and Theological Creativity”;
    Rev. Dr. Dan Sandu (Romania): “The Theology of Matter – A Matter of Orthodox Theology: The Case of Dumitru Staniloae”; and
    Dr. Danut Manastireanu (Romania):“The Place of Trinitarian Perichoresis in the Theology of Fr. Dumitru Staniloae”
    Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu (USA):“Fr. Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecclesiology in Dialogue”

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