Orientale Lumen, Washington, DC ~ June 19-22, 2017

OL XXI June 19-22, 2017

Orientale Lumen XXI

Chieti and Crete: Two Historical Events

Washington, D.C.
June 19-22, 2017

The Orientale Lumen XXI Conference will be held on June 19-22, 2017 in Washington, DC on the theme of “Chieti and Crete: Two Historical Events.” Speakers are being invited to discuss the importance of the Agreed Statement of the International Theological Commission on the role of the Bishop of Rome in the first millennium (Chieti Agreement), juxtaposed with the Great Council of Crete which brought together a majority of the Orthodox Churches for the first time in nearly 1000 years.

Plenary Speakers

Archbishop Job of Telmessos
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Chambesy, Switzerland

Msgr. Paul McPartlan
Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Fr. Thomas FitzGerald
Holy Cross Orthodox Theological Seminary, Boston, MA

Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle, OP
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, The Vatican

Mr. Michael Haldas
Author, Educator, Catechist, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (by video)
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Oxford, England

Father Ron Roberson, CSP (Moderator)
Secretariat for Ecumenical and Intereligious Affairs
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC

The agenda will begin on Monday afternoon and conclude with lunch on Thursday. There will be plenary sessions by prominent speakers in the ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a variety of liturgical worship services with full congregational participation, and many opportunities for fellowship with other participants and the speakers.  Videos and CDs of past conferences are available for purchase from the online store, and some can be viewed at www.oltv.tv.

Registration must be made in advance, at least three weeks before the conference begins.

Conference fees are payable in advance and include lunch and dinner, materials, space usage, travel expenses for the speakers, receptions, and other related conference expenses (excluding transportation for participants). Limited accommodations (single room with shared bath) are available through the conference office for an additional cost.

Early Registration Fee
Conference Fee $350.00 (per person for registrations paid on or before April 15, 2017 — includes lunch, dinner and receptions)

Regular Registration Fee
Conference Fee $395.00
(per person for registrations paid after April 15, 2017
— includes lunch, dinner and receptions)

Additional Options
Accommodations $80.00/night
(per person, per night, includes breakfast)