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"But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy.'” (1 Peter 1:15-16)

Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM


"What is Holiness? Defining the Sacred"

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

3535 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne IN, 46805

Speaker: His Grace, Bishop Alexander (Golitzin), Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese (OCA)

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Saturday, August 10, 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


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University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium

2702 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Registration: $30.00 per person

10:00 AM   Fr. Silviu Bunta "Understanding and Encountering the Holy in Ancient Israel"
11:30 AM   Lunch  (On Own) 
1:00 PM   Bishop Alexander   "Monasticsm – A Search for the Sacred"
3:00 PM   Fr. Peter Galadza "Liturgy – Where the Holy One Seeks Us"
4:30 PM   Wrap-Up  
5:30 PM   Vespers Evening worship at St. Nicholas Church




Bishop Alexander Golitzin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, and a PhD at Oxford University in England, where he studied under His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware]. During this time, he also spent two years in Greece, including one year at Simonos Petras Monastery on Mount Athos. He was ordained to the diaconate in January 1982 and to the priesthood two years later. In 1986, he was tonsured to monastic orders. From 1989 to 2010, Bishop Alexander taught with the Theology Department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. His presence at Matquette helped attract a dozen Orthodox Christian students to doctoral work in theology at Marquette. In May 2012, after retiring from teaching, he was consecrated Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America.


Fr. Silviu Bunta is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. He holds a B.A. degree in theology from the University of Sibiu (Romania), a M.A. degree in biblical studies from the University of Oradea (Romania), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Marquette University. Fr. Silviu specializes in the study of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins. He is an active member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the Society of Biblical Literature.


Archpriest Peter Galadza, PhD is Kule Family Professor of Liturgy at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. He is immediate past president of the Society for the Study of Oriental Liturgy. In 2003-2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center, and has recently been elected to the Board of Fellows of McGill University’s Centre for Research on Religion. Author of numerous published books and articles in English, French, and Ukrainian, he and his wife, Olenka, have three grown children.

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 * Symposium sessions count as 4.5 Continuing Clergy Development hours for clergy of the Orthodox Church in America. 






  Made possible in part through a contribution from the D.O. McComb & Sons Family Foundation.