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Retired bishop of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Professor Emeritus of the University of Belgrade, retired Patristics and Church history professor and a former dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Belgrade University (Serbia). He studied theology at the same faculty, but also at the Theological Seminary in Halki, and at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, where he was awarded a doctoral degree in 1967. He also taught at St. Serge Institute in Paris (1969-72), and at the Theological Faculty of St. Basil of Ostrog in Foca (Bosnia and Herzegovina), of which he was one of the original founders. The author of a multitude of books and of over one hundred articles in a variety of languages, three collections of his writings have recently been published in English by Sebastian Press: Christ—The Alpha and Omega (2007), Emmanuel: The Only Begotten and Firstborn Among Many Brethren(2008), and Jesus Christ Is The Same Yesterday Today And Unto the Ages (2010).

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Prof. Nenad Tupeša gained master degree in 2003 at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute. In 2004, he became a senior assistant for Liturgics on Orthodox Faculty of Theology in Foča. From 2008 to 2012, he taught Liturgics with Church Art and Hymnography in Musical Academy of University of East Sarajevo. His doctoral dissertation deals with “The influence of Eastern anaphoras in Western Liturgies”. He authored several papers on liturgical theology and law. Currently, he is a pro-dean for science and finances in Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Foča.

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His Grace Bishop Ignatius earned his doctorate in theology with the thesis, titled: The Mystery of the Church: Systematic and Historical Presence of the Mystery of the Church by St Maximus the Confessor at the University of Athens’ Department of theology. Since 1988 he has been teaching dogmatics and systematic theology at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade. In 1994 he has been elected bishop of Požarevac and Braničevo. He is the author of many studies, including the books Remembering the Future (Beograd: 1995, in Serbian) and The Being as Eschatological Communion (Beograd: 2008, in Serbian).

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Chrysostomos Α. Stamoulis is Professor of Dogmatic and Symbolic Theology at the Department of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2011-2013 he served his first term in office as Head of the Department of Theology and was re-elected for a further term (2013-2015). His major works include: Theotokos and Orthodox Dogma. A Study in the Theology of St Cyril of Alexandria, Thessaloniki 2003 (1996); On Light. Personal or Natural Energies? A Contribution to the Contemporary Debate on the Holy Trinity in the Orthodox World, Thessaloniki 2007 (1999). Sacred Beauty. An Introduction to the Philocalic Aesthetics of Orthodoxy, Akritas Publications 2010 (2004, 2005, 2008). He will speak on the theme “Christ's Dialogue with the City and the Sirens of Greed: Introductory Comments on John Chrysostom”.

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His Grace Bishop Maxim earned his doctorate from the University of Athens’ in the field of Dogmatics and Patristics in 1999. He is a professor of Patristics and Hagiology at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade, as well as at the St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois. In 2006, he was elected bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. His research interests include Holy Fathers, Saints, iconography. Besides numerous scholarly articles, his bibliography includes two recently published books: History, Truth, Holiness (Los Angeles, Sebastian Press: 2011) and Holiness: Divine and human. Theological-Historical Exploration of the Holy, Holiness and Saints in the Church (Beograd: 2010, in Serbian).

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Andrej Jeftić (b. 1984) is assistant professor of Patristics at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade. He earned his PhD degree in 2016. His areas of research include Patristics, Orthodox Theology, and the dialogue between Theology and Science.

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Metropolitan Chrysostomos (Savvatos), a theologian in the Greek Orthodox Church and a professor in the School of Theology of the University of Athens. He has earned degrees from Rome and Strasbourg. In mid-2007 he was ordained as the metropolitan bishop of Messenia but continues also to fulfil the obligations of his university chair. Earlier in 2008 he took part in the Ravenna conversation of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission, of which he has been for some time a member. He will speak on the theme "The Position of St. John Chrysostom regarding the First Ecumenical Council and the Theological Problem of Receiving Its Decisions".

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Elder Vasileios of Iveron, former Abbot of Iveron Monastery on Mount Athos, was born on Crete in 1936, and studied theology in Athens and in Lyon, France. In 1968 he took over the monastery of Stavronikita on Mount Athos and became a pioneer in the revival of athonite monasticism. Later he moved to the Monastery of Iveron where as abbot he reintroduced the cenobitic life. His writings, many of which are lectures and talks given at conferences around the world, as well as three highly regarded books, Hymn of Entry, Hymn of Dismissal, and The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire, have spreda the message of Orthodox liturgical and hesychastic spirituality far and wide. At our Conference he will speak on the theme: “St. John Chrysostom as Divinely Inspired Incarnation of Orthodox Theology”.

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Aleksei Ivanovich Sidorov is a doctor of church history and a professor of the Moscow Theological Academy and the Sretensky Theological Seminary. Born in 1944, in 1975 he graduated from the historical faculty of Moscow State University in the department of the history of the ancient world, and completed the degree of aspirant from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of General History. A. I. Sidorov has published ten books, among which are The Works of St Maximus the Confessor: Theology and Ascetic Tracts; The Works of Abba Evagrius: Ascetic and Theological Tracts; Blessed Theodorit of Cyprus: History of the Lovers of God; Course of Patrology: The Emergence of Church Letters, and more than 100 scholarly articles. Prof. Sidorov will present the theme "The Way of Ascetical Life according to St. John Chrysostom" (Пут подвижничког живота према Светом Јовану Златоустом)

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Guillaume Bady, Director of the Institut des Sources Chrétiennes since January 1st, 2017, was born in 1973. He is a Research fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique since 2003. He is also a teacher at the Université Catholique de Lyon since 2015 and at the Institut Catholique de Paris since 2003. The works of John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian are his main field of research. He lives in Lyon (France), is married and has 3 children​. His topic at the conference is: John Chrysostom as a Writer: a Contrasted Posterity.

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Born in 1975, teaches Christian anthropology and ethics at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of Ss. Cyril and Methodius – University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria). His doctoral thesis (2003) deals with ascetical anthropology of St. John the Ladder. He spent two years at Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade (2005-2007). In 2000 he published the book Liturgical dimensions of morality. In 2009 he published a collection of articles named Person, Communion, Otherness, and Virtue for the Sake of Truth (2010). Thereafter he has published numerous studies investigating the patristic anthropological thought in St Maximus the Confessor, St Symeon the New Theologian, St Gregory Palamas, and St Nicholas Cabasilas, as well as ones focusing on topics of the contemporary theology of person. He also teaches Orthodox Christian anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy of Sofia University. He is Director of the Center of Systematic Theology at Veliko Tarnovo University; editor-in-chief of Theologikon international theological journal. At our symposion he will speak on the Dialogical interpersonality as a Principle of Ecclesial Ethics of St. John Chrysostom and Its Relevance Today. (Диалошка интерперсоналност као принцип еклисиолошке етике св. Jована Златоуста и њена релевантност данас).

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Bogoljub Sijakovic is a Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade. He was Minister for Religious Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia. His books include: Mythos, physis, psyche: An Essay in Presocratic "Ontology" and "Psychology", Zoon politikon: Examples from Personal Legitimacy (1994), History, Responsibility, Holiness (1997), Between God and Man: Essays in Greek and Christian Thought (2002), etc. At the conference he will present the theme The Logos in the Prologue of John's Gospel according to St. John Chrysostom's Interpretation.

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Fr Daniel Buda is Junior Professor for Church History at “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu Romania (Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Andrei Saguna”) and staff member of Faith and Order Secretariat in WCC, Geneva, Switzerland. He studied theology in Sibiu Romania, Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany, New York in USA. His areas of research are History and Theology in Antiochia until the Arab conquer, theory and theology of History, Actual situation of Christianity, Ecumenism, etc.

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Don Petar Vrankić studied philosophy and theology in Split. He continued his studies in Italy (Urbaniana, Lateran, Gregoriana) and Europe (Rome, Paris, London, Chicago etc.). In 1980, he obtained PhD in Church history. Vrankić taught history, ecumenical theology in Sarajevo, Augsburg, Rome etc. From 1981 to 1985 he was vice-dean at Vrhbosnensia Catholic School of Theology in Sarajevo. He speaks classical and modern languages and is member of numerous organizations, institutions and foundations. At Bijeljina conference he will speak on the subject: Theology of Priesthood in St. John Chrysostom's Teaching and Its Reception in the Western Church.

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Srboljub Ubiparipović is Assistant-Professor of Liturgics at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Belgrade. Born in 1978, earned his doctorate in theology at the University of Belgrade 2014. His areas of research are history, teleturgics and theology of the Christian worship, theoretical and practical aspects of theology, etc.

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Prof. Stjepan Duvnjak studied philosophy and theology in Sarajevo (1971-1976) and Zagreb (1978-1979), obtaining his PhD in 1990 on the place of icon in the theology until 7th century. Since 1983, he is a proffesor at Vrhbosnensia Catholic School of Theology in Sarajevo. He dealt with the development of the theology of icon in the Patristic period, Christian spirituality, Christological, Pneumatological and historical problems. At the conference he will speak about the context of Church’s and State’s persecution of St. John Chrysostom.

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Basilios (Mansour) was born in Mzairaa, Syria, in 1962. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from the St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, Balamand, and a PhD in Theology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. As a priest, he served the parish of St. Andrew in Lattakia. He was ordained a Bishop in 1995 and became the Metropolitan of Akkar’s Vicar in Safita and the Bishop of Tartous and Safita. He was elected a Metropolitan in the year 2008. He is Faculty member of St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology at University of Balamand.

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Dejan J. Lučić (1961) graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade (Department of Philosophy). From 1989 to 1993, assistant at the subject of Ancient and Modern philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niksic (Montenegro). From 2000 to 2003, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Republic of Serbia, engaged in the introduction of religious education in schools. From 2003 to 2012 the owner of Prolog Publishing House.

Deals with the ancient and early Christian philosophy. Currently engaged as the master in the project of translating Works of St John Chrysostom.

At the conference he will present the topic: Why Chrysostom has taken meals alone? An early example of public opinion spin.

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Goran Sekulovski is lecturer in Patristics at St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute as well as in Church History and Theology at Catholic University of Paris. He obtained his PhD in Theology from both St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute and Pantheon Sorbonne Paris 1 University and recently he accomplished a postdoctoral research project on inter-religious dialogue at the University of Geneva. His recent work has been published in various scholarly journals and proceedings and his bibliography includes four volumes in the series “Semaines d’études liturgiques Saint-Serge” (Aschendorff Verlag, Münster) as co-editor. His main research interests focus on Patristics, Orthodox theology, actuality of the Church Fathers, Patristics and Liturgy, Orthodox Churches in the Balkans.

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Metropolitan Athanasios (Nikolaou) of Limassol, attended the Gymnasium of Paphos. After graduating from the school, in 1976, he was ordained a deacon and then entered the Theological Faculty of the University of Thessalonica. After his graduation from the University of Thessalonica he entered New Skete on Mount Athos where he was tonsured a monk. In 1982. In 1987, while a resident of Vatopedi Monastery he was elected a representative of the Holy Community of Mount Athos. On February 11, 1999, after election by the clergy and people, Fr. Athanasios was consecrated and enthroned Bishop of Limassol on February 14, 1999.

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The goal of the symposium is to highlight those elements and aspects of Saint Chrysostom's teaching that are relevant for our time, especially the theological, historical, pastoral, exegetical, psychological, and other questions it raises. A number of areas present themselves as interesting foci for the conference: theology, anthropology, hermeneutics, human nature, modern and ancient philosophy.


ΔΙΕΘΝΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΟ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΜΕ θΕΜΑ: "ΑΓΙΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΣ, 1610 ΕΤΗ(407-2017)"

Ἐπὶ τῇ συμπληρώσει 1610 ἐτῶν ἀπὸ τῆς κοιμήσεως τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωάννου Χρυσοστόμου, ἡ Ἱερὰ Ἐπισκοπὴ Ζβόρνικ καὶ Τούζλα σὺν τὴν ἔδρα τῆς Πατρολογίας τῆς Θεολογικῆς Σχολῆς τοῦ Πανεπιστημίου τοῦ Βελιγραδίου, ἐν συνεργασίᾳ μὲ ἄλλα πανεπιστήμια καὶ ἰνστιτοῦτα, διοργανώνει ἐν Bijeljina, μεταξύ 19ης καὶ 22ας Ὀκτωβρίου τὸ 2017, Διεθνὲς Συνέδριον ἀφιερωμένον εἰς τὸν Ἅγιον Ἰωάννην τὸν Χρυσόστομον.

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МЕЂУНАРОДНИ СИМПОСИОН О СВЕТОМ ЈОВАНУ ЗЛАТОУСТУ (407-2017)

Двадесет пет међународно признатих теолога окупиће се од 19. до 22. октобра у Епархијском центру у Бијељини како би дискутовали теолошка, историјска, културолошка и друга питања у учењу Св. Јована Златоуста која су релеватна и за наше доба.

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