The Centre for Eastern Christianity at Heythrop College, University of London, is hosting a two-day conference in England on the Eastern Catholic Church in Contemporary Europe next week. It will explore the various ecclesial and religious contexts of Eastern Catholicism in modern history and contemporary contexts from a range of perspectives, and will conclude with the celebration of a Melkite Greek Catholic Liturgy in the College chapel.
Among those contributing to the conference will be Lucian Leustean, a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University in Birmingham, and Anthony O'Mahony, who is a Reader in Theology and the History of Christianity at Heythrop College. Other speakers will include Simon Marincak, who will address the Slovak Greek Church; Daniela Kalkandijeva of the Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church, and Stefanie Hugh-Donovan, whose topic will be Eastern Catholicism in Russia.
The Eastern Catholic Church in Contemporary Europe Conference will take place in the Marie Eugenie Room at Heythrop College (Kensington Square, London W8 5HN) on January 18-19. The organizers acknowledge the kind permission of the Sisters of the Assumption for the use of the Chapel for the Melkite Liturgy on January 19.
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