Orientale Lumen XXI
Chieti and Crete: Two Historical Events
June 19-22, 2017
The Orientale Lumen XXI Conference will be held on June 19-22, 2017 in Washington, DC on the theme of “Chieti and Crete: Two Historical Events.” Speakers are being invited to discuss the importance of the Agreed Statement of the International Theological Commission on the role of the Bishop of Rome in the first millennium (Chieti Agreement), juxtaposed with the Great Council of Crete which brought together a majority of the Orthodox Churches for the first time in nearly 1000 years.
Archbishop Job of Telmessos
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Chambesy, Switzerland
Msgr. Paul McPartlan
Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Fr. Thomas FitzGerald
Holy Cross Orthodox Theological Seminary, Boston, MA
Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle, OP
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, The Vatican
Mr. Michael Haldas
Author, Educator, Catechist, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (by video)
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Oxford, England
Father Ron Roberson, CSP (Moderator)
Secretariat for Ecumenical and Intereligious Affairs
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC
NEWS FLASH: The Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, along with Archbishop Job of Telmessos, will participate in the Moleben to the Holy Spirit and make a few remarks at the Opening Session. Archbishop Job will be meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in early June and might bring a greeting from him to the conference.
The agenda will begin on Monday afternoon and conclude with lunch on Thursday. There will be plenary sessions by prominent speakers in the ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a variety of liturgical worship services with full congregational participation, and many opportunities for fellowship with other participants and the speakers. Videos and CDs of past conferences are available for purchase from the online store, and some can be viewed at www.oltv.tv.
Registration must be made in advance, at least three weeks before the conference begins.
Conference fees are payable in advance and include lunch and dinner, materials, space usage, travel expenses for the speakers, receptions, and other related conference expenses (excluding transportation for participants). Limited accommodations (single room with shared bath) are available through the conference office for an additional cost.
Regular Registration Fee
Conference Fee $395.00
(per person — includes lunch, dinner and receptions)
(per person, per night, includes breakfast)
Single Daily Rate $150.00 (includes meals)
Evening Only Rate $30.00 (includes reception)