INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CHRISTIAN-ORTHODOX THEOLOGY (2020)

DAY 5 - MAIN SESSIONS - 8 ΜAY 2020

DAY 5 - MAIN SESSIONS - FRIDAY, MAY 8th 2020

VENUE: "BOOK CASTLE", NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GREECE, STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER
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6. Problems of ecclesiological unity
and common witness

Session A
9:30-11:30

Moderators: Christos Tsironis, Associate Professor, Department of Theology,School of Theology, AristotleUniversity of Thessaloniki | Elizabeth Theokritoff, Senior Research Associate, Lecturer, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge University.

The 19th and 20th century Nationalism and its reappearance

9:30-9:45 | Dimitris Stamatopoulos, Professor, Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia  / "Orthodoxy and Nationalism: from the imperial to the post-national era (19th-21st c.)".

9:45-10:00 | Vassilios Koukousas, Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  / "Ethnophyletism as an ecclesiastical phenomenon. The role of Diaspora".

The Autocephaly of the Churches (past), present and future

10:00-10:15 | Vlassios Pheidas,Professor Emeritus, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, former Dean of the Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Orthodox Theology of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Chambésy, Switzerland / "Autocephaly between canonical criteria and ecclesiastical choices".

10:15-10:30 | Rev. Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute, Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles / "The evolution of Autocephaly".

The use of history in Theology with emphasis on ecclesiology

10:30-10:45 | Demetrios Moschos, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "History of the Church. From a land registry of historical laws to a navigational instrument to the last days".

10:45-11:00 | Evangelia Amoiridou, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "The critical contribution of Church History to Ecclesiology: Iconoclasm as a case study".

11:00-11:30 | Discussion.

11:30-12:00 | Coffee break.

Session B
12:00-14:00

Moderators: Ignatios (Georgapoulos), Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros | Gennadios (Lymouris), Metropolitan of Sassima, Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Beyond Eucharistic ecclesiology? Towards a new ecclesiological model

12:00-12:15 | Most Reverend Ignatije (Midić), Bishop of Pozarevac, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Orthodox Theology of Belgrade University /  "The impact of Eucharistic ecclesiology on the structure of the local and the universal Church".

12:15-12:30 | Rev. Fr. Demetrios Bathrellos, Lecturer, Hellenic Open University, Visiting Professor Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge University / "Eucharist and Conciliarity: Eucharistic Ecclesiology in practice".

12:30-12:45 | Michael Hjälm, Dean of the Department of Eastern Christian Studies (Sankt Ignatios Academy,) Stockholm School of Theology, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christian Studies  / "Beyond Eucharistic Ecclesiology. Toward a new Ecclesiological model".

Conciliarity and Primacy

12:45-13:00 | Maximos (Vgenopoulos), Metropolitan of Silyvria, Ecumenical Patriarchate / "The Primacy on universal level – A controversial issue?".

13:00-13.15 | Paul Gavrilyuk, Professor at the Theology Department of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, Founding President of the International Orthodox Theological Association / "The Foundations of Conciliar Ecclesiology and the Work of the International Orthodox Theological Association".

Orthodox ecclesiology in the contemporary global reality

13:00-13:15 | Stylianos Tsompanidis, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "The Orthodox Church as an ‘open Church’ in the contemporary global reality".

13:15-13:30 | Will Thomas Cohen, Associate Professor of Theology, University of Scranton / "Orthodoxy and Contemporary Questions of Gender and Sexuality: Some Observations on Church Unity and Division".

13:30-14:00 | Discussion.

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7. Orthodox theology and inter-Christian dialogue (1948-2020)

Session C
16:00-18:00

Moderators: Ambrosiοs (Zografos), Metropolitan of Korea, Professor, Faculty of Greek and Balkan Studies, University of Seoul, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies / Rev. Fr. VladanPerišić, Professor, Orthodox Theological Faculty, University of Belgrade.

WCC and the role of Orthodoxy

16:00-16:15 | Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis), Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Professor, School of Pastoral and Social Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  / "The role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Orthodox Diaspora during the 21st century".

16:15-16:30 | Gennadios (Lymouris), Metropolitan of Sassima, Vice-President of W.C.C. and “Faith and Order” Commission, Professor of Canon Law, Theological Faculty of Church of Cyprus, Co-president of the International Theological Commission of Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and Lutherans, Ecumenical Patriarchate / "The Patriarchal Encyclical of 1920.  Τhe diachronic approach to the Synodical Institution. Reality and Perspective".

16:30-16:45 | George Lemopoulos,Former Deputy General Secretary of the W.C.C., Geneva / "The communion among Churches as a request and not as something taken for granted. The consistent participation of the Orthodox Church in the W.C.C.".

The unity between Orthodox and Roman Catholics: Is it feasible?

16:30-16:45 | Chrysostomos (Savvatos),Metropolitan of Messinia, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, NKUA, Greece, Member of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church / "The Theological dialogue between Orthodox and Roman Catholics. Problems and Prospects".

16:45-17:00 | Job (Getcha), Archbishop of Telmessos, Dean of the Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Orthodox Theology in Chambésy (Geneva, Switzerland), Permanent Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in W.C.C., Co-chair of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church / "Is the unity between Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Churches feasible?".

17:00-17:15 | Discussion.

17:15-17:45 | Coffee break.

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Thematic Round Table
18:15-19:45

Theological Ecumenism. The demand for a paradigm shift in inter-Christian dialogue

Moderators: Stylianos Tsompanidis, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki \ Christos Karakolis, Professor,Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

What happened to the dialogue with the Old Catholics?

18:15-18:30 | Grigorios Liantas, Assistant Professor, Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki /  "The theological assessment of the bilateral Theological Dialogue between the Eastern Orthodox and the Old Catholics (1975-1987) and the recent developments in the relations between the Union of Utrecht of the Old-Catholic Churches and the Church of Sweden".

What happened in the dialogue with the Oriental Orthodox Churches;

18:30-18:45 Nikos Kouremenos, Junior research fellow Fondazione per le scienze religiose “Giovanni XXIII”, Italy, Lecturer, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece / "Is Neochalcedonism the only safe path towards the rapprochement between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Churches?".

Grassroots Ecumensim: Towards a paradigm shift in Inter-Christian dialogue

18:45-19:00 | Ignatios (Georgapoulos), Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros, Chair of the Inter-orthodox and Inter-Christian Affairs Committee of the Church of Greece / "A dialogue of life: The relationship with one’s neighbor within the local community".

19:00-19:15 | Vassiliki Stathokosta, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens /  "Grassroots Ecumenism: The United Biblical Societies as an attempt towards a paradigm-shift in inter-Christian Dialogue".

19:15-19:45 | Discussion.

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