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Volos Academy

The Volos Academy for Theological Studies is included among the recognized Greek research centers by the Law 4310/2014 (“Research, Technological Development and Innovation and other provisions”) of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Our Goal

The volos Academy for Theological Studies functions as an open forum of thought and dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the broader scholarly community of intellectuals worldwide, organizing a series of studies, international seminars, conferences, roundtables and publications.

Program

Information about the current program, upcoming conferences and events

Program
  • THE 11th ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) AND THE PARTICIPATION OF VOLOS ACADEMY FOR THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

    THE 11th ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) AND THE PARTICIPATION OF VOLOS ACADEMY FOR THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

    The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, between August 28 and September Read More
  • ECCLESIOLOGY AND NATIONALISM: RECONCILIATION AMONG THE CHURCHES

    ECCLESIOLOGY AND NATIONALISM: RECONCILIATION AMONG THE CHURCHES

    The workshop with the theme “Ecclesiology and Nationalism: Reconciliation among the Churches” will take place on Monday, September 5, 5.00-6.15 Read More
  • Political Theology: Nationalism, Social Justice and Eschatology: Protestant and Orthodox Approaches

    Political Theology: Nationalism, Social Justice and Eschatology: Protestant and Orthodox Approaches

    POLITICAL THEOLOGY:NATIONALISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ESCHATOLOGY.PROTESTANT AND ORTHODOX APPROACHES A workshop on the topic "Political Theology: Nationalism, Social Justice and Read More
  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN ITALY

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN ITALY

    Launched by 25 Italian universities and 6 international research centers, including FSCIRE, the Italian National PhD Program in Religious Studies Read More
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  • THE PASSING OF HIS EMINENCE KALLISTOS (WARE), METROPOLITAN OF DIOKLEIA (1934-2022)

    Orthodoxy worldwide mourns today the passing away of one of its prominent figures, the great churchman and theologian, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia. After a long period of struggling with

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  • THIRD SUMMER SCHOOL FOR UKRAINIAN CLERGY AND LAY THEOLOGIANS: COMPLETION OF LESSONS

    THIRD SUMMER SCHOOL FOR UKRAINIAN CLERGY AND LAY THEOLOGIANS: COMPLETION OF LESSONS

    On Friday, July 29, 2022, the training program (“Summer School”) for clergy and lay theologians of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine was completed. This summer school, which took place

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  • EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY S. PAPALOUKAS, F. KONTOGLOU AND S. VASSILIOU IN HYDRA, GREECE

    EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY S. PAPALOUKAS, F. KONTOGLOU AND S. VASSILIOU IN HYDRA, GREECE

    On June 11, 2022, the exhibition « 1922-2022, S. Papaloukas, F. Kontoglou, S. Vassiliou. Remembrance and Art Stories » was inaugurated at the Historical Archive Museum of Hydra , as part of the

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  •  Interview of the Founder and President of IOTA, Dr. Paul Gavriliuk

    Interview of the Founder and President of IOTA, Dr. Paul Gavriliuk

    A short informative video was recently published by the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), presenting its upcoming second Mega-Conference, which will be held in Volos, in January 2023.The approximately seven-minute

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Announcements

International Conference: “Orthodox Constructions of the East”

International Conference: “Orthodox Constructions of the East”

International Conference ORTHODOX CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE EAST June 16-19, 2022 “Thessalia” Conference Center Melissatika, Volos, Greece Since the time of Read More
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Publications

Since 2014, the Volos Academy, has entered a new and important phase of its publishing program, by the self-publication through its publishing House “Ekdotiki Dimitriados/Volos Academy Publications” of various works (conference and seminars, public lectures and events), and also the publication of individual works of wider theological and intellectual relevance, by Greek and foreign authors.

Research Center

The Research Center of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies includes five specialized scientific and research departments, these departments are

Department of Chanting Art and Musicology
Department for the study of the manuscript tradition of the New Testament
Department of Canonical Theology
Department of Interreligious Studies
Department of Research, Management and Conservation of Byzantine and post-Byzantine Monuments and Relics
  • Board of Directors
  • Academic Team
  • Other Collaborators
Professor University of Athens and St.Sergius Orthodox Institute in Paris, President of the European Forum of Orthodox Schools of Theology
Assosiate Professor, University of Athens
Associate Professor, University of Athens
Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Lecturer, Hellenic Open University, Visiting Lecturer, Orthodox Institute of Cambridge
Priest of the Metropolis of Demetrias
Deputy Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies
Assistant Professor, Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Crete
Priest of the Metropolis of Demetrias
Director, Council of Christian Churches in Bavaria
Secretary on Theological dialogue, CEC
Post-Doctoral Fellow Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, Theology and Philosophy
BA, Library Science
Dr Mech. Eng, MSc Computer Science
Ba Theology
BA, Theology, MTh Pedagogic
  • ...συγχαίρομεν την Ακαδημίαν Θεολογικών Σπουδών της Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Δημητριάδος διά την προσφοράν της εις την Θεολογίαν, την προώθησιν του διαλόγου Read More
    Βαρθολομαίος Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης
  • ...αλλά όλοι πιστεύουμε ότι η Ακαδημία [Θεολογικών Σπουδών] του Βόλου είναι ό,τι πιο ανοιχτό και εξωστρεφές μέσα στην Εκκλησία της Read More
    Νίκος Αλιβιζάτος Έλληνας Νομικός, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής Συνταγματικού Δικαίου στη Νομική Σχολή Αθηνών
  • Είναι εξαιρετικά σημαντικό πως μπορέσαμε να λάβουμε όχι μόνο γνώση θεωρητική, αλλά στην πραγματικότητα να αισθανθούμε την αληθινή αγάπη, έγνοια Read More
    π. Βλαδίμηρος Vakin Πρύτανις της Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας του Βολίν
  • Για παράδειγμα, η Ακαδημία Θεολογικών Σπουδών της Ιεράς Μητρόπολης Δημητριάδος οργανώνει τακτικά διεθνή συνέδρια και δημοσιεύει πάνω σε θέματα όπως Read More
    Μουζέλης Νίκος Ομότιμος καθηγητής κοινωνιολογίας στη Σχολή Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών
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