Helsinki, Finland – LOI 2015 Programme

LOI

Tuesday 1 September

Morning/afternoon – Participant arrivals and registration.

4.00pm.        Welcome Reception

5.00pm.        Key note addresses : Gospel as Good News

Fr. Michael Oleksa, Orthodox Church in America (Diocese of Alaska)

Dr. Peter Kuzmič Evangelical Theological Seminary, Croatia

Moderator : His Grace Bishop Angaelos

7.00pm.       Opening Dinner and Reception with a welcome on behalf of :

His Eminence Archbishop Leo of of Karelia and All Finland

Rev Timo Keskitalo on behalf of SEA (Evangelical Alliance of Finland)

Progress Report on LOI by the co-chairs His Grace Bishop Angaelos and Mrs. Grace Mathews.

9.00pm.        Orthodox Vespers

9.45pm.        Free time

Wednesday 2 September

8..00am.       Breakfast

9.00am.        Biblical Reflection and Prayer 

Dr. Tim Grass

9.30am.        Plenary :      WHAT IS GOSPEL?

The Gospel as Foundation for mission

Presenter :  Dr. Brad Nassif

Presenter :  Dr. Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Moderator : Dr. Jim Stamoolis

11.15am.      Break

11.45am.      Discussion Groups

1.00pm.        Lunch

2.00pm.        Rest period or informal conversations

3.00pm.        Panel Discussion : WHAT IS GOSPEL?

                                                Contextual understandings

                   Panel members :   Mr. Safir Salim (Syria) – by Skype connection

                                                          Ms. Lisa Loden (Israel)

                                                                   Fr. Gregory Edwards (Greece/USA)

                                                                   Ms. Shadia Qubti (Palestine/Israel)

                                                                   Moderator: Mrs. Grace Mathews

4.45pm.        Break

5.15pm.        Discussion Groups : What is Gospel? Application

7.00pm.        Dinner

8.15pm.        Prayer Evening

An opportunity for any participant to share, give witness to the good news of the Gospel in their own context and to lead us in (or request) prayer for their situation. (Participants are requested to register their willingness to contribute to this session in advance to the facilitator, Canon Mark Oxbrow.)

9.30pm.        Free time

Thursday 3 September

8.00am.        Breakfast

9.00am.        Biblical Reflection and Prayer

Fr. Daniel Seifemichael Feleke

9.30am.        Plenary :       WHAT MAKES THE GOSPEL GOOD NEWS? 

                                                Gospel as incarnation

Presenter: Dr. Valdir Steurnagel

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Hoppe

Moderator: Fr. Stephen Platt

11.15am.      Break

11.45am.      Discussion Groups

1.00pm.        Lunch

2.00pm.        Plenary :       WHAT MAKES THE GOSPEL GOOD NEWS?

Praxis

Presenter:   Fr. Evangelos Thiani

Presenter:    Pastor Alfred Golloshi

Moderator: Dr. Tim Grass

3.00pm.        Visit to Helsinki

Arranged by the Orthodox Church of Finland and the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church

8.00pm.        Dinner

8.15pm.        Optional Session : Theological education and Orthodox-Evangelical

Relations

Friday 4 September

8.00am.        Breakfast

9.00am.        Biblical Reflection and Prayer

Sr. Theoktisi Emsley

9.30am.        Plenary :  HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE THE GOSPEL

Pastoral approaches to mission

Presenter: Bishop Angaelos

Presenter: Mr. Femi Adeleye

Moderator: Mrs. Leslie Doll

11.15am.      Break

11.45am.      Discussion Groups

1.00pm.        Lunch

2.00pm.        Rest period or informal conversations

3.00pm.        Plenary: HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE THE GOSPEL?

                                Applied pastoral approaches to mission

Presenter: Rt. Revd. Dr. Christopher Cocksworth

Presenter: Revd Fr Artur Petrosyan

Moderator: Dr. Danut Manastireanu

 4.00pm.        Final Plenary : NEXT STEPS for the LOI

A discussion led by members of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative Steering Group to consider the next steps for this initiative and Orthodox-Evangelical relationships in general.

Joint Moderators: Bishop Angaelos and Mrs. Grace Mathews

5.30pm.        Close

6.30pm.       Reception for local leaders

8.00pm.        Dinner

9.00pm.        Steering Committee meeting

Saturday 5 September

8.00am.      Breakfast

Morning/afternoon :  Departures

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