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Sophia Institute – Sixth Annual Conference
Monasticism, Asceticism and Holiness in the Eastern Orthodox World.

Friday, December 6, 2013
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sophia Institute UTS
3041 Broadway (at 121st Street)
New York, NY  10027

8:00 am – 9:00 am

General Conference Queries
John A. McGuckin

Call For Academic Papers
(20 minutes duration – with a prospect of publication in the Act of the Conference.)

For the Sixth Annual Conference of the Sophia Institute, send offers of Titles related to the conference theme Monasticism, Asceticism and Holiness in the Eastern Orthodox World with short abstracts to Professor John A. McGuckin before October 30, 2013.

On Friday, December 6, 2013, the Sixth Annual Sophia Institute Conference will take place on the campus of Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027). The day long gathering, titled “Monasticism, Asceticism and Holiness in the Eastern Orthodox World”, will focus on the serious ways the Eastern Orthodox Church, over past centuries, and in recent times, has understood the monastic life, ascetical praxis and spirituality.

Composer, Paul Brantley,  is scheduled to present his ‘Songs of Sophia’ and other works as the culminating Concert Performance at the end of the Sophia Winter Conference 2013.  More about Professor Brantley and his music can be found on:

The Sophia Institute is an Orthodox Research Forum dedicated to the connections between authentic Eastern Christian teaching and spirituality and the pressing concerns of the contemporary world.

Ask for further information about the academic mission and life of The Sophia Institute for details of it’s Philanthropic work and it’s Society of Fellows.