The Orientale Lumen XVI Conference this year will be held June 18-21, 2012 at the Washington Retreat House in Washington, DC on the theme of “Theology of the Laity.” We will be honored with the presence of several outstanding speakers, including:Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Professor Emeritus of Oxford University, Ecumenical Patriarchate of ConstantinopleArchimandrite Robert Taft, SJ
Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Boston, MAFather Gregory Gresko, OSB
Benedictine Abbey, Richmond, VASr. Dr. Vassa Larin
Associate Professor, University of Vienna, AustriaCarl Olson
Lecturer, Editor and Best-Selling Author, Springfield, ORFrederica Mathewes-Green
Lecturer and Commentator on PBS and NPR, Baltimore, MDBishop John Michael Botean
, Moderator (Greek Catholic)
Romanian Greek Catholic Diocese of Canton, OHDr. Michael Root
, Panelist (Roman Catholic)
Ordinary Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
More details about the conference and online registration can be found at the Future Conferences page http://www.olconference.com/OL_FutCon.html.
We plan two local church visits for an Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgy.
We are also planning podcasts of the plenary sessions on OLTV, Ancient Faith Radio, Catholic Radio International, and Orthodox Christian Network that will be available shortly after each one (the Q&A discussion will not be recorded or broadcast).
Note that the registration fee is still available at a discount of $295/person through Sunday, April 1, and will increase to $345/person after that date (the fee includes lunch and dinner and receptions each day; accommodations for overnight are still available).
Pass the word to your friends and associates. The topic of the role of the laity in the Church promises to be a new and exciting topic for this year’s OL Conference! I look forward to seeing many old and new friends in June.