Living the Beatitudes in a Wounded World
At the invitation of Metropolitan Herman of the Orthodox Church in America, the North American branch of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship held its annual conference for a second time at St. Tikhon Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, on the weekend of Pentecost, 13-16 June 2003.
A report about the conference by OPF-NA coordinator Sheri San Chirico.
Here are the texts of lectures that were presented:
- 'Peace Be With You: Living the Beatitudes in a Wounded World' -- the keynote address given at the conference by Fr. John Chryssavgis of Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline MA, respected theologian and author of many books and articles.
- 'Monasticism and the Way of Radical Peace' by Mother Raphaela, Abbess of the Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery in Otego, NY.
- 'Purity of Heart as a Beginning Position on War and Peace' by Dr. Al Rossi of St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary.
- 'Orthodox Peace Fellowship - History and Mission' by Jim Forest, OPF secretary and author.
To be posted when final text is received: An essay on war in the Old Testament by Fr. Michael Dahulich, Dean of St Tikhon Seminary.