Saturday, November 7: Saint Catherine's Vision (SCV) presented Divine Compassion Conference III
November 18, 2015
Saint Catherine's Vision (SCV) presented Divine Compassion Conference III: Divine Compassion and Women: Healing, Authority and Ministry in Orthodox Spiritual Tradition on Saturday, November 7th 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, offered the keynote address and keynote response, respectively.
This Conference was presented by Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV), and co-sponsored with Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston.
SCV is an international, Pan-Orthodox fellowship of women theologians together with ordained and lay servant-leaders engaging contemporary issues within the life of the Orthodox Church, blessed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
Dr. James Skedros, Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, served as Host and Moderator for the event. Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor in Theology at Holy Cross and SCV Executive Director offered an introduction to the conference topic and brief history of SCV’s progress to date.
Three afternoon seminar presentations engaging Divine Compassion, Women and: 1) Healing, 2) Authority and 3) Ministry were offered by co-authors of SCV’s upcoming book Encountering Women of Faith: The Saint Catherine’s Vision Collection, Volume III. During the seminars, co-authors offered highlights from their research engaging the lives of women saints. A fourth optional seminar was presented 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".
For further information, please visit SCV’s website, www.saintcatherinesvision.org and co-sponsors: Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, www.hchc.edu and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, www.boston.goarch.org
Video footage and photographs from this event will be posted on Saint Catherine’s Vision website soon. For further information about SCV’s initiative “Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking” visit: http://saintcatherinesvision.com/collaborative-work/divine-compassion-and-human-trafficking.
Click HERE for pictures from the conference.