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Orientale Lumen XXVIII

Orientale Lumen XXVIII – “Primacy in the 21st Century”

In-Person Conference




The Washington Retreat Center
June 17-20, 2024

Co-sponsored by:

The Orientale Lumen Foundation
The Washington Theological Consortium
The Huffington Ecumenical Institute at HCHC 


Speakers, in-person and by remote video, will present their reflections on three agreed statements of the Catholic-Orthodox Theological Dialogue: 

Ravenna (2007):  “Ecclesiological and Canonical Consequences of the Sacramental Nature of the Church: Ecclesial Communion, Conciliarity and Authority”  

Chieti (2016): “Synodality and Primacy During the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church”  

Alexandria (2023): “Synodality and Primacy in the Second Millennium and Today” 

A panel discussion will follow each plenary lecture.  Other events may include a visit to the Museum of the Bible and a special video of the “Light of the East-4” pilgrimage to Constantinople and the Holy Land in July 2023.  New books of Eastern Christian Publications will be available, and the book Ecumenical Documents on Primacy will be given to each participant. 



Metropolitan Job of Pisidia (video conference)
Orthodox Co-Chair of the international dialogue 

Bishop John Michael Botean (confirmed)
Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Canton, OH 

Msgr. Paul McPartlan (video conference)
Professor Emeritus of CUA, member of the international dialogue 

Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle (confirmed)
Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, The Vatican 

Fr. Radu Bordeianu (confirmed)
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Fr. Philip Halikias (confirmed)
World Council of Churches, Greek Orthodox
Editor, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

Fr. Nicolas Kazarian (moderator)
Ecumenical Officer, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 

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