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The Contribution of Holy Mount Athos to European Spiritual and Intellectual Tradition

Conference Program

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Plenary Session

 

“Intellectual and Spiritual Roots of Contemporary European Identity: Dialogue of Traditions”

Panel discussion #1

Main topics:
• Message of Athos and the current spiritual quest of Europeans
• Athos - place of attraction and European cultural heritage
• What are people going to Athos for?

Speakers

Archimandrite Efraim, Abbot, Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, Mount Athos (Greece)

Shcheblygin Sergey, President, St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation (Russia)

Chryssochoidis Kriton, Acting Director, Research Professor, Institute for Byzantine Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
The Hesychastic values of Mount Athos as an element of approach in the intercultural dialogue: past and present

Monk Moysis (Mavrikis), The Skete of St. Panteleimon, Monastery of Koutloumousiou (Greece)
Message of Athos and the current spiritual quest of Europeans

Rev Dr Michael Bakker, Director of Amsterdam Centre for Eastern Orthodox Theology (The Netherlands)

Lomax Michael, Professional translator / Deacon Russian Orthodox Church (Belgium)


“Trends in Contemporary European Culture”
Panel discussion #2

Main topics:
•    Symbols and their implementation in contemporary European culture
•    Responds of Christianity to the challenges of modernity. Post-secularism
•    Reciprocal influence and win-win strategies for different cultures in Europe

Horujy Sergey, Professor, Senior research fellow, Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (Russia)
The meaning of Athonite Hesyсhasm for modern society

The Most Honorable The Marquis of Reading (UK)

Melloni Alberto, Director, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII (Italy)

 
“Heritage of the Hesychastic Tradition and Modern Religious Discourse”
Workshop #1
 
Moderators
 
Horujy Sergey, Professor, Senior research fellow, Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (Russia)

Van Parys Michel, Director of the Journal Irenikon, Monastere Benedictin (Belgium)


Speakers

Archimandrite Efraim, Abbot, Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, Mount Athos (Greece)

Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina of Serbia
 
Vladimir Wiedemann, Director, BRIC Service (Consulting & Management) (UK)
The phenomenology of the divine name in the context of the ideas of post-secular anthropology

Kozyrev Alexey, Deputy Dean of Philosophy Faculty, Moscow State University (Russia)
Russian philosophical tradition in XX century and palamism

Mainardi Adalberto, Monk of Bose Monastery Athonite (Italy)
Spirituality and European contemporary Theology

Leskin Dmitry, Director ,Orthodox Classical Gymnasium of Tolyatti (Russia)
Mt Athos and Russian philosophical heritage

Stepanenko Valentina, Professor, State Linguistic University (Irkutsk) (Russia)
Theolinguistics in the modern religious discourse

Very Rev. Vladimir Alexeev, Archpriest of Orthodox Church in America, New York (USA)
The role of “imeslavie” in the onomathology of the Divine

Lauritzen Frederick, Post Doctoral Fellow, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose (Italy)
The literary influence of Athonite monasticism in Western Europe: the lives of Barlaam and Ioasaph

Metropolitan Gerasim, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Department, Patriarchate of Georgia (Georgia)

Rev Dr Michael Bakker, Director of Amsterdam Centre for Eastern Orthodox Theology (The Netherlands)

Chryssochoidis Kriton, Acting Director, Research Professor, Institute for Byzantine Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)

The Marquess of Bristol Frederick, CEO, Bristol Settled Estates Ltd (UK)

Hay Robin, St. Dunstan Anglican-Orthodox Group (UK)

Lomax Michael, Professional translator / Deacon Russian Orthodox Church (Belgium)

Mironov Vladimir, Professor, corresponding member of RAS, Dean of Philosophy Faculty, Moscow State University (Russia)

Porumb Razvan, Development Officer, The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge (Romania)

Rogowski Gerard, Salvatorian Father (Switzerland)
 
 
“The Status of Holy Mount Athos within the European Union
(in the context of latest EU-legislation development)”
Workshop #2

 
Moderators:
Dimitrovs Aleksejs, Adviser, European Parliament, Greens/EFA group (Latvia)
 
Konidaris Ioannis, Professor of Ecclesiastical Law, University of Athens (Greece)
The Mount Athos "Avaton"
 

Speakers

Gerd Lora, Leading researcher, Saint-Petersburg Institute of History of RAS (Russia)
Discussion of the International Status of Mount Athos in 1912-1914

Golovin Sergey, CEO, Pommel Holdings Inc (Russia)

Kleimann Wolfgang, Founder of the Easter Festival (St.Petersburg) (Germany)

Ilin Anton, Archpriest, Acting Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate to the European Institutions(Belgium)

Eliseev Andrey, Priest, Secretary, Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate to the European Institutions (Russia)

Parshintsev Alexey, Head, Department for Relations with Religious Organizations, St. Andrew The First-Called Foundation (Russia)

Vakh Kirill, Director, publishing house “Indrik” (Russia)

Spyros Bazinas, Senior Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations, Vienna (Austria)
 
 
“Perspectives of pro-Athos and pro-Tradition Public Initiatives in Europe”
Workshop #3


Moderator:
His Serene Highness Prince George Yourievsky (Russia/Switzerland)

Kotrelev Nikolay, Leading researcher, Institute of World Literature of RAS (Russia)
Pilgrimage or tourism: Pro et Contra

Pavlikianov Kyrill, Professor of Byzantine Philology and Paleography, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment of Ochrid” (Bulgaria)
The Slavic monastic presence on Mount Athos through the centuries and the challenges of modernity

Shkarovskii Mikhail, Senior researching fellow, Professor, Central State Archive of Saint-Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg Clerical Academy (Russia)
The history of Russian monasteries on Mt Athos in XX Century

Talalay Mikhail, Senior researching fellow – member of Institute of Universal History of RAS in Italy (Russia/Italy)
Popularization of the literature about Mt Athos

Srdan Pirivatric, Research-fellow, Institute for Byzantine Research of SASA Society of Mount Athos Friends in Serbia. (Serbia)
Twenty years of work and perspectives

David Parry, Chairman Gruntlers Arts Group (UK)
Images of Mount Athos in English Literature

Monk Moysis (Mavrikis), The Skete of St. Panteleimon, Monastery of Koutloumousiou (Greece)

Zinkovski Oleg, Director of Russian Broadcast, Radio and Television Company “Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg”(Germany)

Michael Wynne-Parker, Chairman, Guild of Travel and Tourism UK (UK)

Maitland Olga, President, Defence and Security Forum (UK)

Pavel Chinsky, Director General, La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Franco-Russe (CCIFR) (Russia)

Balsama Giuseppe, President of Association “Togheter for Athos” (Italy)

Tsybenko Oleg, Associate Professor of Philosophy Department, National Technological University of Ukraine “Kyiv polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv Clerical Academy (Greece/Ukraine)
 
 
Final Plenary Session