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Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (Phanar, March 6-9, 2014) At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Primates of all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches gathered from March 6-9, 2014, for a Sacred Synaxis at the Phanar in order to deliberate on matters pertaining to the entire Orthodox Church throughout the world and procedural issues for the convocation of the Holy and Great Council, whose preparation is coming to an end. The Institute is pleased to disseminate information about this significant event in the life of the Orthodox Church. You can read the concluding common declaration here »
Yoga and Christianity: click here to listen to Dr Christine Mangala Frost's recent contribution on the BBC Radio 4 programme on Yoga.
On Saturday 22 February 2014, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware will give two lectures on the theme of 'Orthodoxy in the 21st Century' . This Community Lecture Day will take place at the Institute’s new premises at Palamas House, 25-27 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1ND.
The programme of the day will be the following:
10.30-11.00: Welcome coffee
11-12.30: Session One - 'Fresh Hope and New Challenges: The Church in the Traditional Orthodox Countries.'
14.30-16.00: Session Two - 'Not Ethnic but Global: Orthodoxy in the Western World.'
Vespers from 16.30-17.30
This is the first of this year's series of IOCS Community Lecture Days which addresses the general theme of 'Orthodoxy in the Contemporary World'. You can find more information about our Community Lecture Days here. »
The Institute is pleased to advertise the new series of Community Lecture Days for 2014. The unifying theme of these lectures is ‘Orthodoxy in the Contemporary World’. Dates and lecture titles:
1. 22nd February: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Orthodox Theology in the 21st Century
2. 29th March: Revd Dr Christopher Knight (International Society for Science and Religion/IOCS), Orthodox Theology and the Sciences
3. 26th April: Dr Adrian Pabst (University of Kent), Orthodoxy and the Political
4. 31st May: Dr Krastu Banev (University of Durham), War and Peace in Christian Orthodoxy
5. 28th June: Dr Christoph Schneider (IOCS), Towards an Orthodox Understanding of Faith and Reason
Every Community Day will take place at our new building, Palamas House, 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1ND
Fee per person for each day: £30 (including lunch and coffee) / Students fee: £15 / Reduced upfront payment for all 5 days: £120
The Institute does not wish finance to be an obstacle. If you would like to come but are unable to pay the whole fee, please get in touch with us. Please click here for more information »
ONLINE COURSE IN NEW TESTAMENT GREEK. The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies recommends a course in New Testament Greek by Distance Learning, for which enrolments will start from March this year. The course is organised and run by Archimandrite Nikodemos Anagnostopoulos, currently a Visiting Lecturer with our Institute. For more information about the course please see the attached leaflet or contact Fr Nikodemus at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Please click here for more information »
NEW! We're delighted to present to you our new and growing Video Library page! Click here for a selection of lectures delivered at IOCS events by distinguished speakers including Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Revd Prof Andrew Louth, Dr Sebastian Brock and many others. Enjoy!
Formal Opening of Palamas House. The formal opening of the new premises of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies - 'Palamas House', 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge - took place on Saturday, 6 July 2013. The celebration started at St Andrew's church, Chesterton, at 11 a.m. with a Liturgy of Thanksgiving, followed by a procession with the icons along Church Street to Palamas House on High Street, Chesterton. Participants were then invited to a reception in the Board Room and Library of the Institute. Please click here to see more pictures from the event »
Appeal to to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary on behalf of kidnapped Syrian Bishops. Please click here to see the letter which our Principal, Professor David Frost, sent to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary, regarding the kidnapping of Metropolitan Paul Yazigi, the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, and Metropolitan Youhanna Ibrahim, the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo. We urge all our friends to also write to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary with similar pleas.
IOCS acquires new home! The Institute is delighted to announce the purchase of own premises at 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1ND. To learn more about this major development in the life of the Institute, please read the Principal's letter here.