SAINT MARK'S ORTHODOX FELLOWSHIP

(http://www.SMOFonLine.org/)

Invites you to the Eleventh Annual Meeting:

 

Orthodox Faith, Ecumenism, and Serving the World

 

 “That they also may be one in us: that the world may believe.”
John. 17:21

 

HOLIDAY INN GRAND ISLAND RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER,

100 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island, NY  14072; 1-800-467-8091

www.myholidayinn.com

Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31 – Sep. 3, 2007

 

PROGRAM 

Saturday, September 1

9 - 9:30               Opening Prayer, Program Outline, Announcement of social activities, Followed by Hymns.

9:30 - 10:45        Historical Perspective of Church Divisions: Rev. Fr. George Dragas(1).

10:45 -12            Christian Faith, Dogmas, Rites and Salvation: Rev. Fr. George Dragas.

7:00 – 8:15          Christian Faith and the Hope of Unity: Dr. Nos’hi Abdel-Shaheed(2).

8:15 – 9:30          Christian Faith and Preaching the World: Dr. Nos’hi Abdel-Shaheed. 

9:30 – 10:30        Compline, Hymns.

 

Sunday, September 2

8 – 12 AM          Holy Liturgy, at St. George & St. Marcorios Coptic Church, St. Cathrines, Canada.

                           (Passports will be needed)

7:00 – 8:15          Theological Dialogues and Progress in Unity: Prof. Schneider(3)

8:15 – 9:30          Fields of Cooperation among Churches until full Unity is achieved: Prof. Schneider

9:30 – 10:30        Compline, Hymns.

 

Monday, September 3

9 – 9:30 AM        Morning Prayer, Hymns.

9:30 - 10:15         SMOF General Assembly Meeting: Activity Report, discussion and suggestions.

10:15 –12:00        Open Discussions, Topics not covered in Sat. or Sun. lectures, Questions & Answers.

12:30 PM             Thanksgiving Prayer & Adjourn

 

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Footnotes:

(1) Rev. Fr. George Dragas, Professor of Patristic Studies at the Holy Cross Theological Seminary, Brookline, MA

(2) Dr. Nos’hi Abdel-Shaheed, Director of St. Antonios Patristic Center, Cairo, Egypt.

(3) Prof. Richard Schneider, President of the Canadian Council of Churches, Canada, and professor at Trinity College, Toronto, Canada, and St. Vladimir Seminary, NY, USA