The Newness of the Old – IOCS Conference 2018

Dear Friends,

Abstracts are invited for a two-day conference on the theme ‘The Newness of the Old’: Tradition, Doctrine and Christian Life between Preservation and Innovation, to be held at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge (UK), 31st August – 1st September 2018. We would be grateful if you could kindly disseminate this message and/or display the poster in the attachment (last page).

Please send your abstract of 400 words for a short paper of 20 mins to cs300@cam.ac.uk. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 April 2018. Please provide the following information when you submit your abstract:

•    Highest degree received
•    Year degree was received
•    Academic affiliation
•    Academic position
•    Religious/Church affiliation

Keynote speakers include:

•    Dr Brandon Gallaher (University of Exeter)
•    Revd Prof Nikolaos Loudovikos (University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki)
•    Revd Prof Andrew Louth (Emeritus Professor, Durham University)
•    Prof Jens Zimmerman (Trinity Western University)

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Dr Danut Manastireanu on Father Dumitru Staniloae (Part Two)

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Dr Danut Manastireanu on Father Dumitru Staniloae (Part Two) (link here to watch)

This is the second presentation I have done on 16 April, 2016, at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS), in Cambridge, UK, as part of a series of community lectures titled ‘Contemporary Fathers and Mothers of the Church: Guides for Today’s World’.

I concentrate in this second lecture on my personal encounter with Orthodoxy in general and the theology of Father Dumitru Staniloae in particular.

Many thanks, again, to my dear friend Dr. David Frost, then Principal of IOCS, and to my Romanian friends there, Dr. Razvan Porumb and Fr. Dragos Herescu, for their kind invitation, warm hospitality, and delightful open conversation we had during this event.

You may download at the link below the PDF text of my presentation.

Danut Manastireanu – My Personal Encounter with Fr Dumitru Staniloae’s Theology

 

Dr Danut Manastireanu on Father Dumitru Staniloae – 16 April 2016, IOCS, Cambridge, UK

Click on the link under the image to watch the lecture.
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Dr Danut Manastireanu on Father Dumitru Staniloae

This is the first presentation I have done on 16 April, 2016, at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS), in Cambridge, UK, as part of a series of community lectures titled ‘Contemporary Fathers and Mothers of the Church: Guides for Today’s World’.

I concentrate in this first lecture on the spiritual and ecumenical implications of Fr Dumitru Staniloae’s theology.

Many thanks, again, to my dear friend Dr. David Frost, then Principal of IOCS, and to my Romanian friends there, Dr. Razvan Porumb and Fr. Dragos Herescu, for their kind invitation, warm hospitality, and delightful open conversation we had during this event.

You may download at the links below the sketch of Father Staniloae’s life and the text of my lecture.

Danut Manastireanu – Fr Dumitru Staniloae – A Brief Biographical Sketch

Danut Manastireanu – Spiritual and Ecumenical Implications of Fr Dumitru Staniloae’s Theology

16 April 2016 – Danut Manastireanu at IOCS in Cambridge

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Community Day on Fr Dumitru Staniloae

Dear Friends,

Our next Community Lecture Day will take place on Saturday 16 April 2016 and will focus on Father Dumitru Staniloae. Revd Dr Danut Manastireanu will be the speaker for the day and he will devote his two lectures to the work of the great Romanian theologian.

Dr. Manastireanu is an Anglican lay theologian and has been until recently Faith in Development Director at World Vision International (Middle East & Eastern Europe Regional Office). He has written his doctorate on ‘A Perichoretic Model of the Church: The Trinitarian Ecclesiology of Dumitru Staniloae’ (now published by Lambert Academic Publishing) and he has been involved for decades in the Protestant-Orthodox dialogue. Dr Manastireanu has also been a long-standing friend and supporter of the Institute and he has been instrumental in helping fund the publication of the THE WAY course, as well as in introducing this course nation-wide in Romania.

As before, the Community Lecture Day will take place at our premises – Palamas House, 25-27 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1NQ.

No additional software or programmes will need to be installed if you wish to attend the lectures online – 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.

The programme of the day will be the following:
10.30-11.00: Welcome coffee
11-12.30: Session One
12.30-14.30: Lunch
14.30-16.00: Session Two
16.00-16.30: Tea
Vespers from 16.30-17.30

This is the third of this year’s series of Community Lecture Days which addresses the theme of ‘Contemporary Fathers and Mothers of the Church: Guides for Today’s World’.

You can find more information about our Community Lecture Days on our website

With warm wishes, in Christ,

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

IOCS in Cambridge – First Community Lecture Day – 20 February 2016

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Dear Friends,

Just a reminder that at this month’s Community Lecture Day on 20 February 2016, our speaker, Father Seraphim Aldea, will devote his two lectures to the personality of Father Sophrony Sakharov. As before, the Community Lecture Day will take place at our premises – Palamas House, 25-27 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1ND.

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. Continue reading “IOCS in Cambridge – First Community Lecture Day – 20 February 2016”

IOCS Cambridge – Community Days 2016

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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. Continue reading “IOCS Cambridge – Community Days 2016”

16 April 2016 – An invitation from IOCS in Cambridge

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The latest newsletter of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK, announces the kind invitation I have received from the Principal of the college, Dr. David Frost, to present on April 16 two open lectures on Fr Dumitru Staniloae, as part of the Community Lecture Days initiative, which explores during the current academic year the theme ‘Contemporary Fathers and Mothers of the Church. Guides for Today’s World’.

This is a real honour, as it comes from an institution and a person that are really dear to me, and I hope it will be an opportunity for reciprocal enrichment. So help us God!

David Frost – The Cambridge Liturgical Psalter – Audio

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Prof David Frost, IOCS in Cambridge, UK

The Psalms of David – Now as an AUDIO BOOK

A reading by the Principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Professor David Frost, of the complete Book of Psalms (Cambridge Liturgical Psalter version) is now available as an audio book from AUDIBLE, price £14.49, but only £3.99 if you take out membership of Audible. The recording is also available from iTunes and Amazon.

Buying the Cambridge Liturgical Psalter Audio Book is another way you can help IOCS, because for every person who takes out membership and first orders the recording at reduced price, the publisher gets a bounty of $50! Purchase here 

IOCS in Cambridge – Doctoral Scholarship

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Through the generosity of Dr Sebastian Koga, the Institute can offer a scholarship by competition, with all costs met, to bring a native of either

Iraq, or Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian territories,

for three years’ study at the Institute for a doctorate of Anglia Ruskin University through the Cambridge Theological Federation. The expectation is that the successful candidate will return to his or her community as a teacher and prospective leader.

You may find HERE more details about this scholarship.

 

The Way – Talk 12 – Heaven on Earth Members of the Church and Citizens of Heaven

The Way – Talk 11 – Living the Faith 4 – Christian Behaviour

The Way – Talk 10 – Living the Faith 3: The Bible Prayer and Fasting

The Way – Talk 9 – Living the Faith 2: The Holy Mysteries

The Way – Talk 8 – Living the Faith 1: The Divine Liturgy: A Pearl of Great Value

The Way – Talk 7 – What on Earth is the Church? Isn’t God Enough

The Way – Talk 6 – The Holy Spirit

The Way – Talk 5 – Salvation in Christ

The Way – Talk 4 – Why Did Jesus Come to Us

The Way – Talk 3 – Being Human Fully Alive

Calea – un nou catehism ortodox

“Calea” este un nou catehism ortodox care a fost creat de Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, Marea Britanie. El foloseste metodologia creata de cunoscutul curs Alpha, dar continutul este in intregime ortodox.

Echipa care a lucrat timp de peste 7 ani la realizarea acestui program a fost condusa de decanul IOCS, Dr. David Frost. Proiectul are binecuvintarea episcopilor ortodocsi din Marea Britanie si a fost realizat sub autoritatea spirituala a IPS Mitropolit Kallistos Ware. Continue reading “Calea – un nou catehism ortodox”

Innovative teaching programme helps outreach of Orthodox Church

Written by Rebacca Lyman

A new teaching programme for adults on the Orthodox faith called ‘THE WAY’ is set to invigorate the outreach of the Orthodox Church in majority Orthodox countries such as Romania and amongst Orthodox diaspora in countries like the United Kingdom.

Created by the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS) in Cambridge, England, this 12 session course will soon be made available through a CD box-set, containing a CD entitled ‘How to Run THE WAY’ with four DVDs of the original speakers, funded by World Vision.

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The Way – A Presentation

In May 2009 we were launching in Cluj the Romanian translation of Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism. in the presence of one of the authors, my friend Dr. Bradley Nassif, Professor at North Park University in Chicago. To my joy, the 500 copies we have printed have been sold out in less than four months and we are now discussing about a new print run and a revised edition. It was the fulfilment of part of my dream to create the conditions for initiating a theological dialogue between Evangelicals and the Orthodox in Romania.

As I was explaining on a previous post on this blog, during that visit in Romania, Dr. Nassif told me for the first time about The Way, an Orthodox adult catechism that was reinventing for the eastern context the approach of the Alpha Course, that was so successful in Protestant and Catholic contexts. Continue reading “The Way – A Presentation”

IOCS Cambridge Summer School

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