Virtual Conference via Zoom

Liturgy and Scripture:
Praying the Word of God

Virtual Conference Online
June 22, 2021

The Orientale Lumen XXV Conference will be held as a "virtual" conference in June 2021 on the theme of "Liturgy and Scripture: Praying the Word of God." Speakers will pre-record their lectures for viewing on YouTube in early June, and a 3-hour live, interactive panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm EDT via Zoom video conference. We will also offer archive lectures about Liturgy from OLTV by Metropolitan Kallistos and Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ (of blessed memory). Registration for both the 10 pre-recorded videos and the interactive panel discussion will be $75 per person, $50 for advance registration before June 1st. All registrations must be completed by June 20th. Links will be sent to only those who register for access to the videos and Zoom panel discussion. Questions can be submitted before the panel discussion or during the discussion. Advance questions will receive priority from the moderator.

Speakers will include:

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

Father Andrew Summerson
Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Whiting, IN

Father Ted Pulcini
Antiochian Orthodox Church, Chambersburg, PA

Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin
Host of "Coffee with Sister Vassa", Vienna, Austria

Father Marco Benini
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Dr. Daniel Stevens, Director of the Scholars Initiative
Brian Hyland, Curator of Latin and Greek Manuscripts
Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC

Additional videos by
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ

Bishop John Michael Botean, Moderator
Romanian Catholic Diocese of St. George, Canton, OH

For more information navigate to: https://olfoundation.net/conferences/ol-xxv/


Teachings of Christ

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)

Theophany

At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. (Proverbs 3:9,10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

“Only one sin is nowadays severely punished: the attentive observance of the traditions of our Fathers. For that reason the good ones are thrown out of their places and brought to the desert.” (ep. 243)