OVM hosts the Eighth Annual Saint Photios the Great Faith & Learning Symposium

On Saturday, February 23rd, the Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) hosted the Eighth Annual Saint Photios the Great Faith & Learning Symposium. This annual event provides Orthodox Christian college students from Boston-area colleges and universities the space to reflect on the relationship between their faith and lives as college students. This year we explored the topic of "Faith and the Arts" and addressed how we, as Orthodox Christians, understand the relationship between our faith and the arts - literature, poetry, theatre and the fine arts. 


The following were central questions in the discussion: 

What is the place of the arts – literature, poetry, art, music, theater – in the Christian life?

What is the relationship between the artistic impulse and the experience of faith? 

What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian artist? 



James C. Skedros, Th.D. The Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early Christianity at Hellenic College 

Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore, Ph.D. Academic, professional actor, and author of Kozintsev’s Shakespeare Films 

John Estes, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Malone University 


For the full schedule of day, see here.