Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,
hath shined the light of knowledge upon the world;
for thereby they that worshipped the stars
were instructed by a star to worship Thee,
the Sun of Righteousness,
and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high.
O Lord, glory be to Thee!
Apolytikion of Holy Nativity, Tone fourth
with participation of the Director of the Volos Academy
The international conference “The Woman in the Bible” was held in Hotel Titania, Athens (Greece), December 13 – 14, 2019. The conference was organized by the Hellenic Bible Society, which is the only ecumenical organization devoted to inter-Christian cooperation in Greece, in which Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants work together to spread the word of God. The Hellenic Bible Society celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.
The Volos Academy for Theological Studies plans three interesting conferences for the first half of 2020, in collaboration with academic and theological institutions all around the world. Namely:
1. The International Conference “Politics, Society and Culture in Orthodox Theology in a Global Age” will take place in Thessalia Conference Centre (Melissiatika, Volos, Greece), February 6 to 9, 2020. The Conference is organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Evangelical Theology of the
The launch of the Horizon 2020 funded project RESILIENCE in September 2019 marked animportant step towards an established European Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies. Twelve academic institutions from ten countries have joined forces to undertake this two-year project with the ultimate aim of building a European response to the challenges of religious diversity .
Religious diversity presents a growing challenge for European society, resulting in anincreased need for mutual
With the participation of the Director of the Volos Academy
First results of the new unofficial dialogue group are planned to be incorporated into the celebration of the 1,700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea
The second meeting of the "Pro Oriente Steering Committee for Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue" in Vienna, which ended on November 10, proved to be highly productive. "Pro Oriente" Secretary-General Bernd Mussinghoff noted that the commission meeting was marked by "an excellent
With the Participation of the Department of Chanting Art and Musicology
of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies
In Skopje (North Macedonia), and the Folklore Institute “Marko Cepenkoc” of the St. Cyril and Methodius University, took place on November 22-23, 2019, the 20th International Conference of the Institute. The title of the Conference was “Folkloristics: Challenges and Perspectives”. The Department of Chanting Art and Musicology of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies was
On November 22-24, 2019, the 1st Symposium of Orthodox female chanters and the 1st Festival of female chanter choirs “Saint Cecilia” was successfully held in Volos, Greece. The Symposium was organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, in cooperation with the Chanter Choir (“Ai Adousai”), while the whole event was under the auspices of the Metropolis and the Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros Mgr. Ignatius. The artistic direction of the event was undertaken by Dr. Sevi