Orthodox Christian Laity Plans Annual Conference

The Future of the Orthodox Church in the American Cultural Setting

Saturday October 28, 2017 at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Community Center, Chicago, Illinois. 60631

Speakers and Topics include:

Father Frank Marangos, Former Dean of Archdiocese Cathedral of Holy Cross, NYC; Former National Director of Religious Education and Executive director of Communications for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. CEO and Founder of OINOS Educational Consulting and Managing Director of O’Mara Ferguson; Finding Our Voice: orthodox Leadership for the 21st Century

Father Hans Jacobse, pastor St Peter Orthodox Mission (Antiochian) Ft. Myers-Naples, FL.  He edits the web site Orthodoxy Today and directs the American Orthodox Institute, a research and educational organization concerned with cultural and moral issues of the day; The Challenge of Secularism in the Local Parish

Father Deacon John Chryssavgis author and theologian who serves as advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues.  He is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with the title of Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne.  Title of his presentation is: THE WAY OF THE CHURCH: Learning from the Past; Looking to the Future. 

Dr. Frances Kostarelos, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences Governors State University, Chicago, IL.  She has written on issues related to religion and has served as a consultant to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on issues related to Holy Cross Seminary. Religious Pluralism, Fundamentalism and contested Identities in North American Orthodox Christian Religious Life: The Case of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. ‘

More Details: www.ocl.org