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Saint Catherine's Vision Presents Divine Compassion III Conference

Saint Catherine's Vision (SCV) presented Divine Compassion Conference III:  Divine Compassion and Women: Healing, Authority and Ministry in Orthodox Spiritual Tradition on Saturday, November 7, at the Archbishop Iakovos Library Learning and Resource Center of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Dr. Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos, a graduate of Holy Cross, currently serving as Adjunct Professor of Theology at St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Seminary, and Dr. Evangelia Amiridou, Associate Professor of Church History of the Aristotelian University School of Theology in Thessaloniki, Greece, offered the keynote address and keynote response, respectively.

The conference was presented by Saint Catherine’s Vision and co-sponsored with Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. 

SCV is an international, Pan-Orthodox fellowship of women theologians together with ordained and lay servant-leaders engaging contemporary issues within the life of the Orthodox Church, blessed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

Dr. James Skedros, Dean of Holy Cross, served as host and moderator for the event. Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor in Theology at Holy Cross and SCV Executive Director, offered an introduction to the conference topic and a brief history of SCV’s progress to date.

Three afternoon seminar presentations engaging Divine Compassion, Women and: 1) Healing, 2) Authority, and 3) Ministry were offered by co-authors of SCV’s upcoming book, Encountering Women of Faith: The Saint Catherine’s Vision Collection, Volume III. During the seminars, co-authors offered highlights from their research on the lives of women saints. A fourth, optional seminar was presented just after the official close of the conference for persons interested in taking part in SCV's ongoing diakonima discussions regarding "Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking."

Video footage and photographs from this event will be posted on the Saint Catherine’s Vision website soon. For further information about SCV’s initiative, “Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking,” please visit: http://saintcatherinesvision.com/collaborative-work/divine-compassion-and-human-trafficking.