An International Conference on "The theological legacy of the pioneering Georges Florovsky" will be held by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the city from September 1 to September 3, 2019, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his passing.
Hierarchs, clergy, distinguished university professors and theologians from universities from all over the world will participate in the work of the International Conference, the commencement of which will be announced by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
It has been noted that Fr. Florovsky was a groundbreaking theologian and professor, and has been described as the “dean of Orthodox theologians” of the twentieth century. His inspiring appeal to theologians to return to the patristic wellsprings and acquire the spirit of the Fathers, as well as to the Church to be acquainted with the powerful historical and ecumenical challenges of our time, was a landmark for Orthodox theology and has influenced Christian thought up until today.
The proceedings of the International Conference will be broadcast directly on the Internet.