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

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (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.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Nativity of the Mother of God

Your nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, * heralded joy to all the world; * for from you has dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * and, having annulled the curse, He gave the blessing * and by destroying Death He granted us eternal life. (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.

Through your holy nativity, O Immaculate One, * Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness, * and Adam and Eve from the corruption of death. * Delivered from the guilt of sin, your people celebrate this as they cry out to you: * "The barren woman gives birth to the Mother of God, the Nourisher of our Life." (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God on September 8th.

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

There was a man who ate a lot and was still hungry, and another who ate little and was satisfied. The one who ate a lot and was still hungry received a greater reward than he who ate little and was satisfied.

Apophthegmata Patrum