St. Anthony's To Present Speakers Series


St. Anthony Orthodox Church in Bergenfield, NJ, presents The Voice of the Orthodox Christian in Today’s Religious Dialogue, a series of public events that highlight and focus Eastern Orthodox thinking on today’s issues. The series is open to all Orthodox Christians from every denomination and to the public at large, to explore critical issues in today’s world and understand the sometimes quiet, sometimes disparate, Orthodox Christian perspective.

Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:30pm, Fr. Daniel Zelinsky

Recently conferred as Bishop-elect of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Fr. Zelinsky’s perspective on Orthodox theology and its place in the wider realm of Christian thought have made him a popular speaker and lecturer. Fr. Zelinski will offer his perspective and insight on the Ukrainian city of Chernoble since the disastrous nuclear meltdown over 20 years ago.

Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:30pm, Prof. Nicolae Gavriliu

Prof. Gavriliu is a specialist in Fine Arts and Director of the Byzantine Iconology Course at the Antiochian House of Studies and a member of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate. His presentation on “Icons and Orthodox spirituality” will provide a fascinating insight into the faith through the history and “writing” of holy icons.

Friday, April 4, 2008 at 8:30pm, Prof. Kyriacos C. Markides

Celebrated author most noted for “The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality”. Sociologist Kyriacos Markides, who was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith and later drifted into agnosticism, continues his spiritual journey homeward. The “Mountain of Silence is his collection of captivating conversations with Orthodox mystic Fr. Maximos of Mount Athos. Markides’ books suggest that Orthodox spirituality offers rich resources for Western Christians to integrate the head and the heart, and to regain a more expansive view of Christian life.

Friday, April 11, 2008 at 8:30pm, Parenting in an Orthodox Family

Moderated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Allen, a panel discussion of the benefits, concerns, successes and challenges in bringing children up in an Orthodox Christian
home. Join us for a lively discussion among Orthodox parishioners who’ve been through it, are going through it, or are just starting their own journey.

Friday, April 18, 2008, Lenten Dinner at 6pm; Program begins at 7pm, Frederica Mathewes-Green

A wide-ranging author and lecturer, Ms. Mathewes-Green’s topic will be “Leap of Faith: Discovering the Wisdom of the Orthodox Church”. Her work has appeared in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times, First Things, Books & Culture, Sojourners, Touchstone, and the Wall Street Journal. Read more about this dynamic speaker at www.frederica.com. Frederica will also preach the homily during Lazarus Saturday service at 10am the following morning.

All events take place at St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church, 385 Ivy Lane, Bergenfield, NJ. For more information, call 201-568-8840 or go to www.stanthonysorthodox.org. Sponsored by the Outreach Committee &Women’s Guild of St. Anthony’s.