The Society of Saint John Chrysostom is an ecumenical group of clergy and lay people organized for the purpose of promoting an understanding of Eastern Christianity, and has been in existence in England since 1926, and in the United States since 1998. The Orientale Lumen Conferences have been held annually since 1997 in Washington, D.C. and other cities worldwide. Offering a unique opportunity for laypersons and clergy to meet, discuss topics of mutual interest, and learn from each other's traditions. Orientale Lumen conferences provide a "grass roots" approach to ecumenical dialogue between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
Various local chapters have been formed throughout the United States.
THE SOCIETY'S GOALS
- Make known the history, worship, spirituality, discipline and theology of Eastern Christendom;
- Work and pray that all Christians particularly Orthodox and Catholic Churches, will attain the fullness of unity which Jesus Christ desires;
- Develop educational programs, which present information about Eastern Churches;
- Organize and conduct pilgrimages and conferences that encourage ecumenical dialogue;
- Contribute to fund-raising activities, which support Eastern Christian communities and other groups in need;
- Publish books, brochures, and other information, which help explain Eastern Christianity.
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THE SOCIETY OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN OHIO CHAPTER
4656 Driftwood Lane
Austintown, OH 44515
President: Socrates Kolitsos (Greek Orthodox)
Vice-President: Lori Demiduk, O.F.S. (Byzantine Catholic)
Secretary: Ray Nakley (Maronite Catholic)
Treasurer: Richard Mattiussi, Ph.D. (Roman Catholic)
The Chapter publishes a Quarterly Newsletter (3-4 issues)
Membership is $25 (Individual) & $30 (Family) per year.