Thursday, September 22, 2011

Father Hopko to Speak on Homosexuality

Fr. Thomas Hopko, dean emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, will speak at the 2011 Synergy Symposium, on Orthodox Christianity and Homosexuality. His book on the same topic, Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction: Eastern Orthodox Reflections, was published by Conciliar Press in 2006.

Fr. Thomas will be our sole speaker this year. He will address different aspects of the theme in two sessions:
  • First session: Theological Vision: Orthodox Christian Faith and Human Sexuality
  • Second Session: Spiritual Practice: Orthodox Christian Faith and Homosexual Attraction and Behavior
Our young people need to hear Fr. Thomas' message on the Church's stance on this timely issue, particularly with the pressures they are under from their schools and society to accept that "it's just okay." Please bring your Sunday school classes, youth groups, etc. This presentation will be appropriate for those middle school and older.

Saturday, October 15
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1220 S. 60th Court / Cicero, IL
9 am - 1:30 pm

Registration and payment prior to October 7: $35; October 8-15: $40 per person.

Early registration and payment (prior to October 7 only) for married couples: $50
High School and College Students: $20.00.

Registration includes continental breakfast, coffee service and lunch.
For more information please call Diane (630) 230-0079.

Click here for the registration form.

Students: You can earn three credits for attending this workshop. Simply attend, fill out the event worksheet, and e-mail to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit.

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