2013 Symposium: Icons and Images

The 2013 Huffington Ecumenical Symposium

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 February 22-23, 2013
Loyola Marymount University

Featured Lecturers included:

  • Andriy Chirovsky, Metropolitan Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies
  • Michael Courey, Rector, St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church (Redondo Beach)
  • Vassa Larin, University of Vienna
  • Dorian Llywelyn, Loyola Marymount University
  • Tom Lucas, University of San Francisco
  • Christina Maranci, Tufts University
  • Kirstin Noreen, Loyola Marymount University
  • Johan van Parys, Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis)  
  • Bissera Pentcheva, Stanford University
  • Richard Schneider, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • Robert Taft, SJ, Pontifical Oriental Institute (emeritus) 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, February 22

9:00 am | Breakfast and registration

9:30 am | Welcome and morning prayer

10:00 am | Session 1: Tradition, Beauty, and Movement in Image
Featuring Dr. Johan van Parys and Dr. Bissera Pentcheva

11:30 am | Lunch

1:00 pm | Session 2: Icons: Liturgy and Devotion
Featuring Fr. Andriy Chirovsky and Sr. Vassa Larin

2:30 pm | Coffee break  

2:45 pm | Session 3: Voices of the Faithful: Art, Cult, and Inspiration
Featuring Fr. Dorian Llywelyn, SJ and Fr. Michael Courey

4:15 pm | Reception  

Saturday, February 23

9:00 am | Breakfast and Registration

9:30 am | Morning prayer

10:00 am | Keynote Lecture
Featuring Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, SJ

11:00 am | Session 4: Contemporary Perspectives on Iconography 
Featuring Fr. Tom Lucas and Dr. Richard Schneider

12:30 pm | Lunch

2:00 pm | Session 5: Icons and Sacred Art in Rome and Armenia
Featuring Dr. Kirstin Noreen and Dr. Christina Maranci

3:30 pm | Closing remarks 

The Huffington Ecumenical Institute is grateful to the following foundations for their generous support of the Institute’s three spring symposia on the liturgical arts, 2013-2015: the Virginia H. Farah Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation

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