IOCS Cambridge – Community Days 2016


Dear Friends,

We have the pleasure to announce our new annual series of Community Lecture Days for 2016. We continue to address themes of major importance for both the Orthodox tradition and the Christian world, and, this year, the series of Community Lecture Days is entitled ‘CONTEMPORARY FATHERS AND MOTHERS OF THE CHURCH: GUIDES FOR TODAY’S WORLD’.

From February to June, on the last Saturday of each month, participants have the opportunity to attend two lectures – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A relaxed lunch and refreshments in between the lectures will allow the time and opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, and continue the discussion. As usual, we conclude the day with a Vespers service.

For the first time ever, people will now have the possibility to attend the lectures live on their computers, for a smaller fee. No additional software or programmes will need to be installed – participants will simply be sent a link, and by clicking on it they will be able to watch the lectures live, but also to contribute questions or comments during the Q&A session. If you are interested to participate on-line just drop us an email.

This year’s dates and lecturers are:

1. 20th February: Revd Dr Seraphim Aldea on Father Sophrony Sakharov.
2. 19th March: Dr Krastu Banev on Saint Maria of Paris (Skoptsova).
3. 16th April: Revd Dr Danut Manastireanu on Father Dumitru Staniloae.
4. 21st May: Irina Kirillova MBE on Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.
5. 18th June: Karen Hetherington on Saint Macarius Glukharev and Saint Macarius Nevsky.

While an attendance fee is applicable (please see attached poster), we are delighted to announce that students can attend free of charge. As ever, the Institute does not wish finance to be an obstacle. If you would like to come but are unable to pay the whole fee please get in touch with us.

Every Community Day will take place at the Institute’s headquarters: Palamas House, 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1NQ (please see the map attached here, for the location of our premises).

Hoping to welcome many of you to these events, we would also be very grateful if you could advertise the IOCS Community Lecture Days by displaying or forwarding the attached poster or by mentioning the programme to anyone whom you think might be interested.

In Christ, as ever,


Dr Razvan PorumbPostdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer
Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
25-27 High Street, Chesterton
Cambridge CB4 1NQ, United Kingdom

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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