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East, West & Beyond Symposium

East, West & Beyond Symposium

May 21-23, 2019

Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

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

 

Sorry, registration has closed for this event.

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

7:00am – 12:00pm Arrival / Registration
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
2:30pm – 3:30pm Graduate Student Papers #1:

(Moderator: Fr. Christiaan Kappes)

Fr. Christiaan Kappes, S.L.D., Ph.D. (Cand.)
Welcome and Announcements

Cyril Kennedy, Ph.D. (cand.)
“The Development of the Royal Hours in the Byzantine Rite and Their
Meaning for Today”

3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm Plenary Session #1: Fr. Christiaan Kappes, S.L.D., Ph.D. (Cand.)

(Moderator: Fr. Stelyios Muksuris)
“Latin Sources and Origin of the Byzantine Office for St. Sylvester,
Pope of Rome”

5:00pm – 6:00pm Roman Catholic Vespers, ICKSP Canons
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Keynote Speaker #1: Fr. Steven Hawkes-Teeples, S.E.O.D.

(Moderator: Fr. Stelyios Muksuris)
“Lutherans in Ukraine Who Have Embraced the Orthodox Liturgy”

8:00pm – 9:00pm Socialization / Hors d’oeuvres

Wednesday, May 22

7:30am – 8:00am Ruthenian Moleben
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:15am – 10:00am Graduate Student Papers #2:

(Moderator: Dr. Matthew Minerd)

Adam Kemner, M.A., doctoral student
“Western Influences in Carpathian Church Architecture: Some
Observations”

10:00am – 11:00am Optional Book Tour
11:00am – 12:00pm Plenary Session #2: Matthew Minerd, Ph.D.

(Moderator: Fr. Christiaan Kappes)

“Sacramental Being, Practical Signification, and Sacramental Causality: A
Synthetic Overview”

12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Graduate Student Papers #3:

(Moderator: Dr. Matthew Minerd)

John Monaco, Th.M. (cand.)
“King and Victim: Comparing the Christology of the Armenian
Badarak and the Roman Rite”

Paul West, M.Div. (cand.):
Looking Ahead with Ancient Eyes: A Harmonic and Philosophic
Investigation of the Prostopinije and its Speculative Emotive within
Divine Worship

2:00pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Plenary Session #3: Kyle Washut, Ph.D. (cand.)

(Moderator: Fr. Christiaan Kappes)

“Liturgical Purity in East and West”

3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm Plenary Session #4: Teva Regule, Ph.D.

(Moderator: Fr. Stelyios Muksuris)

“The Liturgical Movement of the Twentieth Century and the Liturgical
Reform Efforts of New Skete Monastery: The Liturgy of the Hours”

4:45pm – 5:00pm Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm Greek Orthodox Vespers

6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Keynote Speaker #2: John Demetracopoulos, Ph.D.

(Moderator: Fr. Christiaan Kappes)

“Scholastic Influences on Late Byzantine Discussions on Eucharist”

8:00pm – 9:00pm Socialization / Hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, May 23

7:30am – 8:00am Ruthenian Moleben
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Plenary Session #5: Jared Goff, Ph.D.

(Moderator: Dr. Matthew Minerd)

“A Latin Metaphysics for Nicea II? St. John of Damascus and St.
Bonaventure of Bagnoregio on Christology and the Icon.”

10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:30am Keynote Speaker #3: Fr. Stelyios Muksuris, Ph.D., Th.D. (Cand.)

(Moderator: Fr. Christiaan Kappes)

“Time for a New Eucharistic Prayer? Revisiting the Imbalance Between Liturgical Thanksgiving and Supplication: An Analysis of Byz-BAS, syr AP-
AN, and E-BAS”

11:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch / Final Convocation / Presentation of Awards