Eastern Orthodox groups will meet to discuss unity


November 10, 1995|By Frank P. L. Somerville

Philanthropic cooperation among the various Eastern Orthodox branches in the United States will be explored at the eighth annual meeting of the Orthodox Christian Laity organization Nov. 17-19 in Baltimore.

"What Unites Us, What Divides Us" is the subject of a morning program Nov. 18 at the Tremont Hotel downtown, headquarters for the national convention. The keynote speaker is His Grace, Bishop Nicholas, head of the American-Carpatho Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Diocese of the U.S.A.

Others who will take part in the ecumenical discussions include the Rev. John Garvey of the Orthodox Church in America; the Rev. Steven J. Vlahos, pastor of St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in Wildwood, N.J.; the Rev. Milton Gianulis, Orthodox chaplain at the Marine base in Quantico, Va.; Alexander Rondos, director of International Orthodox Christian Charities, based in Baltimore; and Orthodox scholars Andrew T. Kopan, Nicholas Balamaci and Efathalia Makris Walsh.

Participants will attend evening services Nov. 18 at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1723 E. Fairmount Ave., and morning services followed by lunch Nov. 19 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue.

The lunch speaker will be Vigen Guroian, a theologian on the faculties of Loyola College and the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary's Seminary and University. Registration: 256-5718.

Eastern Orthodox answers:

The Rev. Peter Gillquist, author and director of evangelism for the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, will lecture and reply to questions about his faith Sunday evening at ReVisions Inc., 20 Winters Lane in Catonsville.

The free public program, sponsored by Catonsville's Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, will begin with a Vespers service at 6 p.m. Information: 362-6620.

Reform Judaism:

"Jewish Responsibility in an Age of Upheaval" will be the subject of a talk by Rabbi Lynne F. Landsberg at the annual Quad Temple Day gathering at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Har Sinai Congregation, 6300 Park Heights Ave. She is associate director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington.

Sponsors of the program, in addition to Har Sinai, are the Baltimore Hebrew, Oheb Shalom and Temple Emanuel congregations. Reservations: 764-2882.

Afro-American theology:

"The Afrocentric Idea in Ecumenical Dialogue" is the subject of the 1995 Dunning Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday at the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary's Seminary and University, 5400 Roland Ave. The speaker is Cheryl J. Sanders, associate professor of Christian ethics at the Howard University Divinity School in Washington. Information: 323-1463.

Jewish agenda:

"The Jewish-American Political Agenda" will be the subject of a talk by Reva Price, associate director of the B'nai B'rith Center for Public Policy, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Adat Chaim Synagogue, 115 Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown.

The program is sponsored by the Maryland State Association of B'nai B'rith. Information: 484-6200.

Violence and hope:

"Transforming Our Violent World: A Baptism of Hope" is the subject of a conference that will begin this evening and continue tomorrow at the Episcopal Diocesan Center, 4 E. University Parkway.

Episcopal Bishops Robert W. Ihloff and Charles L. Longest will take part. Information and reservations: 467-1399.

At Miracle Temple:

An assembly of choirs, soloists and instrumentalists under the direction of George E. M. Stanton will perform during Choir Day at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Miracle Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, 100 S. Fulton Ave.

Baptist heritage:Baptist heritage: The Rev. Darryl Macklin of Washington will speak at a 10:45 a.m. Heritage Day service Sunday at Wayland Baptist Church, 3200 Garrison Blvd.

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