I don’t know if this blog is read by people from the Netherlands or Belgium who don’t already know this, but in case it is it may be worth making people aware of the following events.

  • On Thursday, 21 October, the Amsterdam Centre for Eastern Orthodox Theology (ACEOT) will be officially inaugurated with a symposium on Peace in Orthodox Theology. Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) will speak on “Peace in Orthodox Theology and Liturgy” and Father Andrew Louth will speak on “Peace from on high, St Maximos Confessor on peace.” More information can be found here. Update: Jim Forest posted photos here.

  • On Saturday, 30 October, Archimandrite Symeon (Cossec), Igumen of the Monastery of St Silouan in France, will speak on “Keep your soul in hell and do not despair” (presumably in French) at the parish of Saints Constantine and Helena in Brugge. More information can be found here.
  • On Saturday, 27 November, Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) of the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex, will speak on “Remember thy first love” at the parish of Saint Nektarios in Eindhoven. More information can be found here.

Needless to say, I rather regret that I won’t be able to attend any of them, especially the first!