INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CHRISTIAN-ORTHODOX THEOLOGY (2020)

DAY 1 - OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CONGRESS - MONDAY, 4 MAY 2020

OPENING CEREMONY - DAY 1 - MONDAY, MAY 4th 2020

OPENING CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS "CHRISTIAN-ORTHODOX THEOLOGY IN THE 21st CENTURY. CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES"

Venue: Great HallNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens

18:00-18:10 Byzantine chorus of the Faculty of Music Studies, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

~ Welcome Speeches ~
18:00-18:30

18:30-18:45 Apostolos Nikolaidis,
Professor and Dean, School of Theology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

"The agenda and the goals of the International Conference
'Christian-Orthodox Theology in the 21st century. Challenges and Perspectives'".

~ Opening Address ~
18:45-19:15

His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople,
New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch

"The mission and ministry of the Orthodox Church
and Theology in the 21st Century"

Musical events
19:15-20:00

  • Byzantine Female Choir "Αι άδουσαι", Holy Metropolis of Demetrias and Almyros, directed by Sevi Mazera.
  • Opera Selections. Solists: Archimandrite Rev. Chryssanthos Alisafis, Pianist of the Greek National Opera, Protopresbyter Rev. Zafeirios Koutelieris, Baritone, former solist of the Greek National Opera, and Victoria Chorosounova-Diakaki, Soprano.
  • Youth Mixed Choir "Saint John Chrysostom", Thessaloniki, directed by Chrysostomos Stamoulis.

~ Formal Reception ~