Symposium on the Eucharist in Ecumenical Perspective in Dublin May 13-14, 2010

image As part of my School’s research project, ‘Visioning 21st Century Ecumenism,’ we will be teaming up with the Glenstal Ecumenical Symposium to host a two-day workshop on ‘The Eucharist in Ecumenical Perspective: A Conversation with John Gibaut and Aikaterini Pekridou,’ May 13-14, 2010 at Trinity College Dublin. The event will be held at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Milltown Park (Dublin 6) and the main TCD campus.

John Gibaut, Director of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, Geneva, will deliver a keynote address, ‘Eucharist and Liturgy: Creating an Ecumenical Culture,’ on Thursday May 13 at 7.30 p.m. in the Joly Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD.

Aikaterini Pekridou is Lecturer in Sacred Theology at the Holy Metropolis of Demetrias Academy for Theological Studies, Volos, Greece.

The event will also feature input from Gillian Kingston, Director of the Glenstal Ecumenical Conference, whose perspective on shared Eucharist has been debated on this blog; and Anne Thurston, an Irish theologian and writer who is currently engaged in doctoral studies in the Irish School of Ecumenics.

The schedule of the symposium is as follows:

Thursday 13 May

10-onwards tea and coffee available at ISE

10.30 Session 1:  Welcome, introductions

10.45 Eucharist, Eschaton and Ethics, John Gibaut (Geneva),

12.30-2.00 Lunch

2.00  Session 2:  Eucharist and Ecclesial Self-Understanding:  responses to the Nature and Mission of the Church, Aikaterini Pekridou (Volos)

3.30  Coffee/tea

4.00  The Glenstal Rite of the Eucharist in Retrospect

5.00 Conclusion

7.30 Public lecture by John Gibaut,

Eucharist and Liturgy:  Creating an Ecumenical Culture,

Joly Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin.

Friday 14 May

9.30-onwards tea and coffee available at ISE

10.00 Panel discussion with John Gibaut, Aikaterini Pekridou, Gillian Kingston and Anne Thurston:  The Future of Church, Eucharist and Dialogue in Ireland

12.00 Symposium Concludes

(Photo sourced from flickr, by digitalministry)

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