Live Love Learn Orthodoxy
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, 6–8 February 2015
[Friends of Mount Athos]
This conference is being held in honour of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia who in September 2014 celebrates his eightieth birthday. He has been Chairman of the Friends of Mount Athos since the society’s foundation in 1990 and its President since 2000. Variously referred to as ‘the voice of Orthodoxy in the West’, ‘the closest approximation to an Athonite elder outside Athos’, and ‘the leading theologian in the Orthodox Church today’, Bishop Kallistos stands for many different things for many different people, but for every one of us he is a very special person. In its silver jubilee year the society calls on its members to join together in saluting the contribution of its internationally renowned leader and to listen to a series of presentations by his former students, colleagues, and friends.
This event is designed to be a festive celebration of our President’s wit and wisdom as well as a discussion of some of the topics to which he has applied himself during his career. The meeting is described as a ‘symposium’, a drinking party, or, as the Oxford Dictionary defines it, ‘a convivial meeting for drinking, conversation, and intellectual entertainment’. We shall raise our glasses to His Eminence, enjoy his conversation and endless fund of stories, and feed our minds on an intellectual feast. The speakers include some of the most distinguished theologians active today in the Eastern and Western Churches. They will tackle some of the most challenging themes of our day, but with a light touch and a broad brush, ‘rightly dividing the word of truth’.
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