PROGRAMME (subject to change)

Conference venue: Auditorium AT100, Agora building, Joensuu Campus, University of Eastern Finland (Yliopistonkatu 2, Joensuu).

Tuesday, June 4


20:00     Dinner for invited speakers.

Wednesday, June 5

9:00-      Registration and refreshments

9:30      Opening session


10:00     Fr Chrysostomos Nassis, Elements of a Mid-20th Century Liturgical Debate: Eulogios Kourilas Lauriotes and Panagiotes Trembelas on the Recitation of Priestly Prayers in the Divine Liturgy

10:45     Fr Damaskinos (Olkinuora) of Xenophontos, Liturgical Archaeology: Trends and Dangers

11:30     Coffee break

12:00     Harri Huovinen, Revisiting “Active Participation” in Orthodox Ecclesial Life: Insights from St John Chrysostom

12:45      Lunch (Restaurant Aura, Joensuu)

SESSION 2: TRADITION AND EXEGESIS (Chair: Vladimir Cvetkovic)

14:00     Octavian Gordon, Neptic Spirituality and Latin Fathers. The Case of St Gregory the Great

14:45    Georgi Mitov, The Patristic Exegetical Foundations of the Orthodox Homiletic Tradition: The Učitelno evangelie (Didactic Gospel) by Constantine of Preslav

15:30     Coffee break

16:00     Fr Václav Ježek, Exegesis as Liberation

18:00     Vespers at the Church of St John the Theologian (Torikatu 41)

18:45     Reception for speakers

Thursday, June 6

7:30      Liturgy at the Church of St John the Theologian

SESSION 3: NEO-PATRISTIC SYNTHESIS (Chair: Fr Damaskinos of Xenophontos)

10:00     Fr Vukašin Milicevic, Reading and Misreading Church Fathers in Serbia Today: Between Ideology and Theology

10:45     Fr Sergio Mainoldi, Neo-patristic Synthesis between Unity and Identity in Orthodox Theology

11:30     Coffee break

12:00     Fr Demetrios Bathrellos, The Reception of Chalcedonian Christology by Georges Florovsky and John Zizioulas: A Critical Appraisal

12:45     Lunch break

SESSION 4: CANONS, EUCHARIST, AND ANIMALS (Chair: Fr Chrysostomos Nassis)

14:00     Fr Dobromir Dimitrov, Western Scholastic Influences on Orthodox Theology in the 17th-18th Centuries: Impacts on the Eucharistic Practice in the East

14:45     David Heith-Stade, The Bible as a Source of Orthodox Canon Law

15:30     Coffee break

16:00     Fr Serafim Seppälä, Animals as aloga: A Critical Appraisal of a Murky Idea

16:45     Closing remarks

19:00     Conference dinner for speakers

Friday, June 7: Excursion day (speakers only)

9:00     Departure from the Orthodox Seminary

10:00    Arrival at Valamo, guided tour of the monastery, lunch

14:00   Departure to the Lintula Monastery

14:30   Guided tour at the Lintula Monastery, afternoon coffee

Arrival in Joensuu at ca. 18:00

19:00 Dinner for speakers

Saturday, June 8