НАСЛОВНАБЛОГSts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute 2015/2016

Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute 2015/2016

February 16 –20, 2015 • St Sava Church • Phoenix, AZ

Sts. SEBASTIAN AND MARDARIJE ORTHODOX INSTITUTE
In Cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of SOC

Keynote Addresses & Core Courses
The Right Rev. Bishop Atanasije (Jevtić) of Herzegovina

TEXTBOOK

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CORE COURSES
Gospel, Revelation & the Living Tradition • Freedom, Spiritual Warfare & Cross • Love, Church & Prayer • Christ – The Alpha and Omega • Emmanuel & Theosis • Conversing with a Bishop • New Pascha – Divine Liturgy in the Land of the Living • Holy Fathers, the Bible and Us • The Return to Wonder: on Holiness and Responsibility • Eschatology and Theosis according to St. Maximus the Confessor • The Kosovo Covenant • Synodality and Canonical Tradition • Democracy and Human Rights in the Light of the Church • On Orthodox Ecumenism • The Eschata in Our Daily Life

MODERATORS AND PRESENTERS
Bishop Longin • Bishop Mitrofan • Bishop Maxim • Fr. Nicholas Čeko • Abbot Damascene • Fr. Predrag Samardžić • Mother Michaila • Jasmina Boulanger • Fr. Djokan Majstorović • Fr Dobrivoje Milunović • Fr. Darko Spasojević • Fr. Dragomir Tuba • Deacon Zoran Aleksić • Fr. Serafim Baltić  • Fr Predrag Bojović • Fr Blaško Paraklis • Fr Aleksandar Vlajković Fr. Živojin Jakovljević

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
* Breakfast in hotels

Monday, February 16
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Registration
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm       Vespers
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm       Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm       Welcome and Introductions: His Grace, Bishop Longin
9:00 pm                         Wine & Cheese Reception and Book Signing

Tuesday, February 17
8:00 am – 8:40 am       Registration for New Arrivals
8:00 am – 8:30 am       Orthros
9:00 am – 10:45 am     Session I: Gospel, Revelation & the Living Tradition
                                       Moderator: Bishop Mitrofan & Fr. Predrag Samaržić
11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Discussion
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:50 pm       Rest
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm       Session II: Freedom, Spiritual Warfare & Cross
                                       Moderator: Abbot Damascene and Deacon Zoran Aleksić
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm       Session III: Eschatology and Theosis according to St. Maximus the Confessor
                                       Moderator: Fr. Darko Spasojević and Deacon Marko Bojović
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm       Dinner
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm       Vespers
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm       Keynote Address by His Grace, Bishop Atanasije: The Eschata in Our Daily Life
                                       Moderator: His Grace, Bishop Longin and Fr Vasilije Vranić
                                       Clergy Confessions will be held during the evening hours

Wednesday, February 18
8:00 am – 8:30 am       Orthros
8:45 am – 10:15 am     Session IV: New Pascha–Divine Liturgy in the Land of the Living
                                       Moderator: Fr. Nicholas Čeko and Fr Djokan Majstorović
11:00 am – 12:20 pm   Discussion
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm     Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm       Rest
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm       Session V: Synodality and Canonical Tradition
                                       Moderator: His Grace, Bishop Maxim and Fr Dobrivoje Milunović
3:30 pm – 5:20 pm       Session VI: The Return to Wonder: on Holiness and Responsibility
                                       Moderator: Mother Michaila & Sister Xenia
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm       Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm       Vespers & Singing Group “Breze”
7:40 pm – 9:00 pm       Presentation of the Book: The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija
                                       Open Discussion & Book Signing
                                       Clergy Confessions will be held during the evening hours

Thursday, February 19
7:30 am – 8:45 am       Divine Liturgy
8:50 am – 9:20 am       Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:20 am     Session VII: Democracy and Human Rights in the Light of the Church   
                                       Moderator: Jasmina Boulanger & Fr. Serafim Baltić  
11:30 am – 12:20 pm   Discussion
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm     Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm       Rest
2:40 pm – 3:45 pm       Session VIII: On Orthodox Ecumenism
                                       Moderator: Fr Predrag Bojović
4:00 pm – 5:20 pm       Session IX: The Kosovo Covenant
                                       Moderator: Fr. Dragomir Tuba & Blaško Paraklis
5:30 pm – 6:10 pm       Vespers
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm       Dinner/Presentation of Certificates
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm       Keynote Address by His Grace, Bishop Atanasije: Orthodoxy in America
                                       Open Discussion & Sharing
9:00 pm                         Cheese Reception and Tvrdoš Wine Tasting

Friday, February 20
9:00 am – 10:20 am     Divine Liturgy at St. Anthony Monastery in Florence
10:30 am – 11:30 am   Brunch, Visit at the Monastery & Departure

The Institute offers: One Credit Hour or 40 Hours of Direct Faculty Instruction per semester or Institute session (24 hours of interactive lectures with follow up discussions of 16 hours, totaling 40 hours of instruction and student work per credit hour).
Upon successful completion, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement (One Credit Hour of Academic Studies) from The Institute.
The Institute is also open to the laity. Please begin announcing this event in your parishes so your parishioners can also make plans to attend the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute 2015/16.
Please note that the course officially begins on Tuesday, February 17th with registration for new arrivals open from 8:00 am to 8:40 am and that the Friday events are optional.

REGISTRATION FEE
$200.00

HOTELS INFORMATION
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
427 N. 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
The Radisson offers complimentary airport pickup/transportation and is located only 2 blocks (walking distance) from St. Sava's.
The rate is $129 per night plus 12.27% tax.  Check-in is 3:00pm and check-out is 12:00pm.
The cut off date for reservations is January 26, 2015.  After this date the rate will return to the standard rate of $189 - $209.
Reservations should be made by calling the hotel directly at (800) 333-3333. In order to obtain this rate, attendees should refer to the "Clergy Conference" room block.

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