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Huffington Ecumenical Institute

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



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




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



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