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Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia to Lecture in Washington, DC & New Jersey February 9-17

Metropolitan Kallistos of DiokleiaNote! Due to a blizzard, the talk by Metropolitan Kallistos at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Annandale, VA, scheduled for Thursday evening, is postponed until Sunday evening.

The Epiphany schedule of events for this Sunday evening will be:
5:00pm - Forgiveness Vespers
6:30pm - Reception
7:30pm - Talk by Metropolitan Kallistos

The venue for the reception and Metropolitan's talk is TBD.  That is, the reception and talk may be in the church hall and church, rather than the parish center.  People will be directed to the right venue upon arrival, if not announced beforehand. 

Note! The prayer service, reception and Ecumenism Lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos at The Catholic University of America scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, has been postponed one week until Tuesday, February 16 because of weather conditions in Washington, DC.  The same schedule -- prayer at 4:30, reception at 5:30, lecture at 6:30 -- will be followed starting in the Chapel in Caldwell Hall.  Please pass the word to anyone who was planning to attend.

Fairfax, Virginia – February 1, 2010.  Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (Timothy Ware) will be visiting the US East Coast for a series of free lectures open to the public during the week of February 9-17, 2010.  The topics of his lectures will begin with the Orthodox-Catholic Dialoge at Catholic University in Washington, and then cover various spiritual subjects at local parish churches in preparation for Lent, which both Catholics and Orthodox will begin during his visit. The schedule of lectures is listed below:

Tuesday, February 9
“An Insider’s View: Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue Today”
Caldwell Auditorium, The Catholic University of America
400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
4:30 pm – Prayer Service   
5:30 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Lecture Wednesday, February 10

“Athens and Jerusalem: Hellenic Paideia and the Greek Fathers”
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
30 Malvern Avenue, Richmond, VA
6:30 pm – Refreshments
7:00 pm – Lecture

Thursday, February 11
“Lent: Our Personal Journey”
Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church
3410 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA
6:30 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – Lecture

Friday, February 12
“Salvation in Christ: the Meaning of the Cross”
St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church
3149 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA
6:00 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Lecture

Saturday, February 13
“Our Transfiguration in Christ: The Message of the Philokalia”
St. Mark’s Orthodox
7124 River Road, Bethesda, MD
12:30 pm – Lecture 1
1:30 pm – Lecture 2
2:30 pm – Lecture 3
5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, February 14
Divine Liturgy and Homily
St. Mark’s Orthodox
7124 River Road, Bethesda, MD
9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Monday, February 15
“Lent: Our Personal Journey”
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
2200 Church Road, Toms River, NJ
6:00 pm – Great Compline
7:30 pm – Refreshments and Lecture

Wednesday, February 17
“The Trinity: Heart of Our Life”
St. George’s Greek, 7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD
6:00 pm – Presanctified Liturgy
7:00 pm – Refreshments
8:00 pm – Lecture   

Metropolitan Kallistos is retired Spaulding Lecturer in Eastern Christianity at Oxford University and author of several books including The Orthodox Church, The Orthodox Way and The Inner Kingdom.  He is Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Thyateria and Great Britain of the Greek Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Co-chair of the International Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue and a member of the International Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue.  He is also co-founder and regular speaker at the Orientale Lumen Conferences in Washington and around the world.

Call 703-691-8862 for more information, or each venue.  Books and CD/DVD recordings by Metropolitan Kallistos will be available at all the lectures.  Recordings of each lecture will be available at a future date from

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead!

My soul, O my soul, rise up! Why are you sleeping? The end draws near, and soon you will be troubled. Watch, then, that Christ your God may spare you, for He is everywhere present and fills all things.

From the Great Canon of Andrew of Crete

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

While the Bridegroom tarried, they slumbered and slept: Give ear, ye prudent, to our Lord's parable, for it is all light. All of them slept, both the foolish and the wise -- Which signifies that the good and the wicked die until the resurrection. The same sleep comes upon the ten of them, which is as much as to say, That death is the same for all creation without distinction. One was the sleep of the wise and of the foolish, For one is death, both of the righteous and of sinners. The good die, as the wise virgins slept; And the bad die, as the foolish also slept. Behold, all creation looketh for the coming of the Bridegroom, Christ, Who cometh at the end with His angels. But since He hath tarried, all generations slumber and sleep with the sleep of death, while looking for when He cometh.

A Homily on the Ten Virgins by Mar Jacob, Bishop of Serugh
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