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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9 ESV)

Holy Prophet Elias

The glorious Elias, * an angel in the flesh, the foundation of prophets and the second Forerunner of the coming of Christ * sent grace from on high to Elisha * to drive away sickness and cleanse lepers. * Wherefore, he pours forth healings for those who honor him. (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.

O Prophet and foreseer of the great works of our God, * O renowned Elias, who, by your word restrained the clouds of rain, * pray for us to the only One Who loves mankind. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

The Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Prophet Elias on July 20th.

Random Proverb

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Every day you provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. In the same way your good works should be the daily nourishment of your hearts. Your bodies are fed with food and your spirits with good works. You aren't to deny your soul, which is going to live forever, what you grant to your body, which is going to die.

St. Gregory the Great