SVOTS COMES TO YOUR LOCALE: Dean Fr. John Behr's 2012–2013 Travel Schedule
Our Dean, Archpriest John Behr, travels nationally and internationally: visiting parishes and clergy assemblies to present retreats and book studies, meeting with administrators from Orthodox Christian seminaries throughout the world, speaking at colleges and universities, and serving on many non-profit boards. Father John is a renowned scholar of the church fathers, and he lectures both in academic circles and in popular venues.
Be sure to meet and hear Fr. John at one of the many venues he will visit in 2012. He will greet you warmly. His schedule from February 2012 to July 2013 is posted below; follow the links for the latest updates regarding each venue.
Second Annual Symposium in Honor of Father Florovsky, Princeton University; talk entitled “The Body of the Living Christ: The Patristic Doctrine of the Church" (St. Irenaeus)
Saturday, March 3: St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church, Piedmont, South Carolina, rector, Fr. Marcus Burch; lecture, 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 4: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Greenville, South Carolina; Sunday of Orthodoxy Divine Liturgy, homilist, 10 a.m.
Monday, March 5: Diocese of the South (OCA), Carolinas Deanery Clergy Retreat; contact: Archpriest Marcus Burch
Monday, March 5: Furman Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), Greenville, South Carolina; dinner, 6 p.m.
Monday, March 5: Furman University Daniel Chapel, Greenville, South Carolina, sponsored by OCF and The Mere Christianity Forum, Inc.; lecture, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13: St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, California; dinner and public lecture titled "The Mystery of Death as Theological and Pastoral Challenge"; dinner 6:00 p.m. and lecture 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14: Western American Diocese Clergy Confession and Retreat, St. Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, California; Pre-sanctified Liturgy, 10:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and lecture titled "The Mystery of Death as Theological and Pastoral Challenge."
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; public lecture entitled “Earth That Suffers: The Struggle to Become Human in the Early Church,” 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 25: Cathedral Parish of the Annunciation (OCA), Ottawa, Ontario Canada, concelebrating Divine Liturgy for patronal feast
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California; National Theology Conference, with theme “What are the most compelling theological issues today? Issues and Trends in Contemporary Theology”; talk entitled “Let us return to the word delivered in the beginning” (Polycarp)
Toledo, Ohio, consecration of Bishop-elect Archimandrite Alexander Golitzen (Bulgarian Archdiocese, OCA)
Flint, Michigan, St. George Antiochian Church (AOCANA), rector, Archpriest Joseph Abud; concelebrating Divine Liturgy and homilist
Orthodox Clergy retreat and public talks, Kansas City, Kansas; contact: Archpriest Timothy Sawchak
Conference: “A Celebration of Living Theology: Engaging with the Work of Andrew Louth,” Durham University, United Kingdom; talk entitled “Studying the Fathers in the Twenty First Century”
Eagle River Summer Institute, St. John Orthodox Cathedral (AOCANA), Eagle River, Alaska; talk entitled “Becoming Human”
XX International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Theology, The Monastic Community of Bose, Italy; presentation of paper entitled “Nature, Wounded and Healed, in Early Patristic Thought”
Trinity Western University, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada; lecture entitled “Patristic Humanism:The Beginning of Christian Paedeia”
Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society (OTSA); The John G. Family Rangos Building, St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY; Father Georges Florovsky Lecture, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17: Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario Canada; informal talk and meeting with students, talk entitled "Becoming Human: In the Image of Christ"
Friday, October 19: Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Ontario Canada; talk entitled “The Rule of Faith”
University of Dayton, Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine, Dayton, Ohio; conference with the theme, “Dei Verbum: Toward a Clarification of the Inspiration of Scripture”; lecture entitled “The Patristic Understanding of Scriptural Inspiration”
Holy Resurrection Church, Wayne, NJ
Parish Life Conference, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Diocese of Los Angeles and Eagle River; St. Luke Orthodox Church, Garden Grove, California