2016 Bible Symposium and Ecumenical Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham
Father John Behr is the Dean of St. Vladimirs Seminary and Professor of Patristics, teaching courses in patristics, dogmatics and scriptural exegesis at the seminary, and also at Fordham University, where he is the Distinguished Lecturer in Patristics.
After completing his first degree in Philosophy in London in 1987, Fr. John spent a year studying in Greece. He finished an M.Phil. in Eastern Christian Studies at Oxford University, under Bishop Kallistos (Ware), who subsequently supervised his doctoral work, which was examined by Fr. Andrew Louth and Rowan Williams, now Archbishop of Canterbury. While working on his doctorate, he was invited to be a Visiting Lecturer at St. Vladimirs Seminary in 1993, where he has been a permanent faculty member since 1995, tenured in 2000, and ordained in 2001. Before becoming Dean in 2007, he served as the editor of St. Vladimirs Theological Quarterly, and he still edits the Popular Patristics Series for SVS Press.
It all starts at The Cathedral of All Saints on Saturday September 24 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The day includes coffee and danish in the morning and lunch at noon. Fr. Behr will help us to find Christ in the scriptures.
Following the Bible Symposium, there will be an ecumenical service of prayer and healing to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in England draws pilgrims from many different Christian traditions. It is a place of healing, physical and spiritual. Begun in 2014 at St. Luke's Church, Catskill, NY the Ecumenical Festival was inspired by the Shrine's ministry of healing and Ecumenism. This festival is an opportunity for Christians of all traditions to come together and celebrate the unity we share in Christ Jesus, and to experience healing of our own wounds, as well as wounds of division in the Body of Christ. Fr. John Behr will be the homilist at this service.
All are welcome to attend the worship service which begins at 3pm. There is no charge.
The Cathedral of All Saints (View)
62 South Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210
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