Our speaker for this year’s annual Dathel & John D. Georges Lecture for Orthodox-Catholic Relations was Fr. Maximos Constas, who is an Athonite monk and Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Fr. Maximos’ lecture, entitled “St. Maximus the Confessor: A Bridge Between the Churches”, was an exploration of the 7th century monk-theologian’s integrative and dynamic ecclesiology. Using a wide variety of sources, he unfolded for us a rich and challenging theological vision, highlighting its practical potential for bridging gaps that continue to prevent Orthodox and Catholic Churches from re-entering full communion. In the end, Fr. Maximos proposed St. Maximus’ theology as a hopeful and exemplary way forward in ecumenical dialogue, challenging both Churches to place the institutional Church always in service to the unifying dynamism of her diverse Spirit-given charisms.
The live stream began at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 20th.
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