Cardinal Albert Meyer Lecture Series - Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, University of St Mary of the Lake, Thursday, 05. March 2020

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis
Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis is archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. He currently serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues, and theologian for the Office of Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His previous appointments were as professor of Patristics at Balamand University in Lebanon, Professor of Theology at Holy Cross School of Theology and director of the Religious Studies Program at Hellenic College, Lecturer in the Divinity School and the School of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, co-founder of St. Andrew’s Theological College in Sydney, where he was Sub-Dean and taught Patristics and Church History. Prior to these academic appointments, Dr. Chryssavgis was personal assistant to the Greek Orthodox Primate in Australia.
The author of several books and numerous articles in several languages on the Church Fathers and Orthodox Spirituality, Dr. Chryssavgis’ most recent publications include Soul Mending: The Art of Spiritual Direction (Holy Cross Press, 2000), In the Footsteps of Christ: Abba Isaiah of Scetis (SLG Press Oxford, 2001), The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome for People with Disabilities (Light and Life, 2002), Letters from the Desert: A Selection from Barsanuphius and John (St. Vladimir’s Press, 2003), Cosmic Grace, Humble Prayer: The Ecological Vision of The Green Patriarch (Eerdmans, 2003), Light Through Darkness: The Orthodox Tradition (Orbis Books, 2004), John Climacus: From the Egyptian Desert to the Sinaite Mountain (Ashgate, 2004), The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A Brief Guide (Ecumenical Patriarchate, 2005), The Reflections of Abba Zosimas (SLG Press Oxford, 2006), and Beyond the Shattered Image: Insights into an Orthodox Christian Ecological Worldview (Light and Life, 2nd ed. 2007). Two volumes with the full correspondence of Barsanuphius and John appeared in 2006-2007 in the Fathers of the Church series of Catholic University Press. Born in Australia (1958), where he matriculated from the Scots College (1975). He received his degree in Theology from the University of Athens (1980), a diploma in Byzantine Music from the Greek Conservatory of Music (1979) and was awarded a research scholarship to St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary (1982). He completed his doctoral studies in Patristics at the University of Oxford (1983). When he is not on an airplane flying between the United States and Constantinople, he lives in Bath, Maine.

Meyer Lecture SeriesMarch 5-6, 2020Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium at Mundelein Seminary

Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00 p.m.  Welcome by the Rector (Auditorium)
                 Introduction to the program by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
7:15 p.m.  Keynote Address – Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis
8:00 p.m.  Q and A
8:30 p.m.  Conclusion
Friday, March 15, 2019
 9:00 a.m.  Introduction to program (Auditorium)
                 Fr. Thomas A. Baima, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
 9:15 a.m.  Keynote Address – Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Faculty Responses
11:00 a.m. Q & A Session 
11:30 a.m. Conclusion
Lunch tickets will be available for purchase in the University's Welcome Center/Bookstore for $12.00 not including taxes

The Albert Cardinal Meyer Lecture Series began in 1984. It was named after Cardinal Meyer to recognize his significant influence on the Church. He was a man of great intelligence who spoke eloquently on the values promoted by the Church. Since that time, a distinguished list of speakers has participated. Recently guest lecturers include: Rev. Kevin FitzGerald, S.J., Paula M. Stannard, Esq., Most Rev. Arthur Roche, Sherry Anne Weddell and Dr. William Lane Craig. In past years we were pleased to have Dr. Christian Smith as our guest lecturer and Most Rev. Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego.

Cardinal Albert Meyer Lecture Series - Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

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