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Orientale Lumen XXIV Goes Virtual #420027 05/18/20 01:27 PM
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With the current travel and group-meeting restrictions due to COVID-19, the 24th annual Orientale Lumen Conference will be held as a “virtual” conference on June 23, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing. The theme of this year’s conference is “Liturgy and Icons: Worshiping with Images.” The plenary speakers will pre-record their 45-minute presentations and those recordings will be made available on a private YouTube channel for all registered participants to view at their convenience in early June. Those registered will be invited to submit questions in advance and will be sent a secure link to watch the live panel discussion among the plenary speakers on June 23rd. The registration fee for the plenary videos and the live panel discussion is $50 before June 10, and $75 thereafter.

The plenary speakers planned are:
• Archbishop Elpidophoros, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of New York and All America (confirmed)
• Bishop Daniel, Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church (invited)
• Bishop Alexis of Bethesda, Orthodox Church in America (invited)
• Father Mark Morozowich, Dean of the School of Theology, the Catholic University of America (confirmed)
• Father Thomas Loya, “Light of the East” radio, Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church (confirmed)
• Father John Perich, St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church (confirmed)

Bishop John Michael Botean, Romanian Catholic Diocese of Canton, will be the moderator of the live panel discussion which will incorporate the questions submitted in advance. As a special bonus, archive videos of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia and Father Justin of St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai will also be made available via the private YouTube channel. These were lectures on iconography recorded at Villanova University in 2012.
For more information or to register for the conference:
Or call the conference office at 703-691-8862.
If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the OL Foundation to support this conference and other ecumenical activities:
In 2021, the OL Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary with special events including a gala banquet and our 4th ecumenical pilgrimage to Constantinople, Rome, and the Holy Land. More details coming soon!
Jack Figel, Chairman

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Re: Orientale Lumen XXIV Goes Virtual [Re: JLF] #420052 06/13/20 04:42 PM
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Wide Range of Talks for OL XXIV; Two new speakers

The speakers and videos for the Orientale Lumen XXIV Virtual Conference have been finalized:

1. Plenary I - Archbishop Elpidophoros, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of New York
2. Plenary II- Fr Mark Morozowich, Dean, The Catholic University of America
3. Plenary III - Dr Sr Vassa Larin, "Coffee with Sr. Vassa" Online Education, Vienna, Austria
4. Plenary IV - Fr Thomas Loya, "Light of the East" radio, Chicago, IL
5. Plenary V - Fr Justin, Librarian, Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai

6. Lecture 1 - Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, at Villanova University, 2012
7. Lecture 2 - Fr Justin of St. Catherine's, at Villanova University, 2012

8. Tour 1 - Icon Exhibition at Villanova University - Introduction by Fr Justin of St Catherine's
9. Tour 2 - Icon Exhibition at Villanova University - Details by Fr John Perich
10. Tour 3 - Icon Museum at St Tikhon's Monastery by Fr John Perich

The theme for this conference will be "Liturgy and Icons: Worshiping through Images" and each speaker has approached the subject from a very wide range of vantage points -- church architecture, the communion spoon, history of iconography, the incarnation of Jesus, and images and symbols in today's pandemic reality.

You can register online to view these ten videos and to watch the live virtual panel discussion among the speakers on June 23 at 1:00 pm EDT on the OLFoundation website:

The entire conference will be the basis for an online, 1 credit course offered by the SS Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in July and August. Contact Sandra Collins for more details (

DVDs of the pre-recorded videos and the panel discussion will also be available for purchase in the future to use for any group education and discussion.

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