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East, West & Beyond Symposium

East, West & Beyond Symposium

May 21-23, 2019

Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA

 

This symposium seeks to engage participants in an investigative dialogue that highlights cases of liturgical synthesis in Eastern liturgical theology and practice from other Eastern and Western theological and liturgical traditions and showcases general cross pollination between Eastern and Western Liturgy.

 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. John Demetracopoulos

University of Patras

Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius

 

Rev. Dr. Steven Hawkes-Teeples, S. J.

 

Areas of Study

Scholars are welcome to explore or analyze (though are not limited to) the following suggested areas of research:

  • Latin or Western influences on Byzantine liturgical rites and praxis
  • Eastern influences on Latin or Western liturgical rites and praxis
  • East-West mutual influences on sacramental theology
  • Byzantine and Oriental interaction and mutual influence
  • The use of Latin, Byzantine, Armenian, and Syriac texts outside of their original liturgical family
  • Methodologies and principles for evaluating adoption of e limine sources from other liturgies
  • Comparative study of Eucharistic Prayers from East and West
  • Eastern and Western spirituality within the liturgical context
  • Ecology, environment, and cosmos in Eastern and Western liturgy

 

Travel / Bursary Grants

For those scholars in need of a subsidy for travel, the organizing committee will accept requests and award a grant to defray costs for up to four applicants.

Call for Student Papers & Monetary Award

Graduate students (master’s or doctoral levels) are encouraged to register for the conference and prepare scholarly papers, which they are invited to present. A 250-
word abstract and abbreviated 2-page curriculum vitae must be received. Submissions may be made directly to the email: eastwest2019@bcs.edu by January
31, 2019. Notification of accepted papers will be communicated by February 28, 2019. Student presentations should run between 20-25 minutes, with 5-10 minutes
allotted for questions. The best student paper will receive a monetary award of $250.

Call for Plenary Speakers

The Symposium is inviting scholars to deliver papers in the areas mentioned above. There will be four plenary sessions during the event. Speakers are invited to
submit a 250-word abstract and abbreviated 2-page CV to the email: eastwest2019@bcs.edu by January 31, 2019. Notification of accepted papers will be communicated by February 28, 2019. Plenary speakers should plan to present no more than 45 minutes, and allow 15 minutes for questions and answers.

The conference will be held May 21-23, 2019 at the seminary campus in Pittsburgh.

Registration

All participants must pay a base registration fee of $25.

Additional fees are based on the number of days attending, which includes meals as listed below:

  • Tuesday, 5/21 only (Lunch & Dinner) – $30
  • Wednesday, 5/22 only (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) – $40
  • Thursday, 5/23 only (Breakfast & Lunch) – $30
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 5/21-5/22 (All Meals) – $70
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 5/22-5/23 (All Meals) – $70
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 5/21 & 5/23 (All Meals) – $60
  • Full Conference (All Meals) – $100

 

Lodging

Seminary dorm rooms are available for $25 per night (includes private room with access to communal bath on gender-segregated floors; not air-conditioned).

(Please note:  We regret that the building and accommodations on site are not handicap accessible.)

Local hotels within a five mile drive of Seminary (use links or phone numbers below to make reservations):

  • Hampton Inn, 4575 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (866) 573-4235
  • Comfort Inn, 4607 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (866) 925-8678
  • La Quinta Inn, 4859 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 366-5200

 

Please complete the form below for registration, meals and lodging

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3605 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 15214,
Phone: 412-321-8383 Fax: 321-9936

Directions


Please park behind the building and follow “Seminary Entrance” sign.

From the East

Follow Parkway East (Route 376) towards Pittsburgh and exit at

Route 579 North (Blvd. of the Allies)

Follow 579 North to 279 North … and exit at Hazlett Street

At the end of the exit ramp … turn left (East Street) … and proceed four traffic lights

At fourth traffic light … turn left (still East Street) and proceed to next traffic light

Turn left (Perrysville Avenue) and proceed approximately .3 mile

Seminary is on the right (large identification sign)

From the South

Route 279 North … through Pittsburgh (past PNC Park) … and exit at Hazlett Street

At the end of the exit ramp … turn left (East Street) … and proceed four traffic lights

At fourth traffic light … turn left (still East Street) and proceed to next traffic light

Turn left (Perrysville Avenue) and proceed approximately .3 mile

Seminary is on the right (large identification sign)

From the North

Route 279 South … to Perrysville Avenue exit

Turn right on Perrysville Avenue … and proceed south several miles

Seminary will be on the right at 3605 Perrysville (large identification sign)

From the West

Ohio Turnpike to Pennsylvania Turnpike

Exit 28 on Pennsylvania Turnpike, then follow signs for Route 79 South

Follow Route 79 South to Route 279 South, and then

Follow directions above “From the North”

Tuesday, May 21
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Arrival / Registration
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Graduate Student Papers (Session 1)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Coffee / Tea Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Plenary Session #1
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Roman Catholic Vespers
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Keynote Speaker #1
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Socialization / Hors d’oeuvres

Wednesday, May 22
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Good Morning!
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Ruthenian Moleben
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Graduate Student Papers (Session 2)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Graduate Student Papers (cont.’d)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Session #2
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Graduate Student Papers (Session 3)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Graduate Student Papers (cont.’d)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Coffee / Tea Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Plenary Session #3
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Orthodox Vespers
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Keynote Speaker #2
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Socialization / Hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, May 23
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Good Morning!
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Ruthenian Moleben
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Graduate Student Papers (Session 4)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Plenary Session #4
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker #3
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Graduate Student Papers (cont’d)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Final Convocation / Presentation of Awards / Wrap Up
3:00 PM Departure

(*** Schedule Subject to Change ***)