October 3, 2014

Marian University to host lecture on ecumenism by Orthodox leader on Oct. 20

Orthodox Archdeacon John ChryssavgisMarian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, in Indianapolis, will host a lecture by Orthodox Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, environmental adviser to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20.

The lecture, which will take place in Lecture Hall 1 of the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences at Marian, is titled “From Estrangement to Reconciliation: The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Dialogue.”

Archdeacon Chryssavgis will give the lecture in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s passage of two documents—“Orientalium Ecclesiarum” (“Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite”) and “Unitatis Redintegratio” (“Decree on Ecumenism”)—which have paved the way for improved ecumenical relations between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in recent decades.

For more information, contact Mark Reasoner, associate professor of theology at Marian, at 317-955-6175 or at mreasoner@marian.edu. †

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