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”.