The Orientale Lumen XIX Conference will be held on June 15-18, 2015 in Washington, DC on the theme of "The Bishop of Rome: Past, Present and Future." Speakers are being invited to discuss the historical dimensions of the papacy, the recent and current changes of Pope Francis, and what the future might be in a united Church.
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Patriarchate of Constantinople, Oxford, England
Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ
Professor Emeritus, the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Weston MA
Msgr. Paul McPartlan, Acting Dean
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Father Thomas Rosica, CSB
Salt and Light Television, Toronto, Ontario
The Holy See Press Office, The Vatican
Dr. Aristeides Papadakis
Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
Father Ron Roberson, CSP (Moderator)
US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.
The agenda will begin on Monday afternoon and conclude with lunch on Thursday. There will be plenary sessions by prominent speakers in the ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a variety of liturgical worship services with full congregational participation, and many opportunities for fellowship with other participants and the speakers. Photos and excerpts from sessions of past conferences, a registration form, and online registration can be found here. Videos of past conferences can be viewed at www.oltv.tv.
Registration must be made in advance, at least three weeks before the conference begins.
Conference fees are payable in advance and include lunch and dinner, materials, space usage, travel expenses for the speakers, receptions, and other related conference expenses (excluding transportation for participants). Limited accommodations (single room with shared bath) are available through the conference office for an additional cost.
Early Registration Fee
Conference Fee $325.00 (per person for registrations paid on or before April 15, 2015 — includes lunch, dinner and receptions)
Regular Registration Fee
Conference Fee $375.00
(per person for registrations paid after
April 15, 2015
— includes lunch, dinner and receptions)
(per person, per night, includes breakfast)
Single Daily Rate $125.00 (includes meals)
Evening Only Rate $30.00 (includes reception)
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