Saint Catherine's Vision (SCV) Announces Divine Compassion Conference III to be held on November 7

October 14, 2015

Saint Catherine's Vision (SCV) is pleased to announce Divine Compassion Conference III on:  Divine Compassion and Women: Healing, Authority and Ministry in Orthodox Spiritual Tradition to be held Saturday, November 7th from 9 am- 4 pm at the Archbishop Iakovos Library Learning and Resource Center of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology.

Dr. Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos, a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology presently serving as Adjunct Professor of Theology at St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Seminary and Dr. Evangelia Amiridou, Associate Professor of Church History of the Aristotelian University School of Theology in Thessaloniki, Greece, will be offering the keynote address and keynote response, respectively.

This conference and the preceding year-long period of preparation will culminate in the publishing of SCV's third collaboratively written book: Encountering Women of Faith, Volume III  (Holy Cross Orthodox Press). Afternoon presenters will be Volume III co-authors, leading seminars highlighting their research engaging the lives of women saints. This past summer, H.E. Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia served as special advisor during SCV’s most recent Writing Colloquium. The Saturday November 7th conference is co-sponsored with Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston.  

The afternoon session will include an opportunity for audience members to participate in one of three seminars:  "Divine Compassion, Women and . . . 1) Healing,  . . 2)  Authority and  . . .3) Ministry. Opportunities for full audience participation engaging these three inter-related topics also are scheduled. Afternoon seminar presenters include SCV ‘s Volume III co-authors who have been engaging through collaborative study, the lives of various women saints.  A fourth optional seminar will be offered just after the official close of the Conference for persons interested in taking part in SCV's ongoing "diakonima" discussions regarding  "Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking".

This pan-Orthodox Christian conference is designed especially for men and women who desire to learn more deeply about the participation of women in the life of the Church, especially through the powerful witness of female saints through history. Orthodox Christians involved in various aspects of ordained and lay ministry within the life of the Church; including students of theology, seminary students and spouses, monastics, practitioners in parish and social philanthropic ministry, religious educators, parish council members, administrators and interested Christians are warmly encouraged to attend.

Tickets are available now through SCV’s Eventbrite site: