Papers to be Presented at the Colloquium on St Maximos the Confessor's Mystagogy (April 28-30, 2022)

Updated: Apr 14

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The Pappas Patristic Institute is pleased to announce that registration for the Colloquium on St Maximos the Confessor's Mystagogy will open in January. The papers to be presented are as follows:

Thursday, April 28, 2021 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology


The Body as Ritual Space:

St Maximos the Confessor’s Mystagogy and the Architecture of Deification

Fr Maximos Constas


Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2021 Sheraton Commander Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA


The Mystagogy in a Theo-Aesthetic and Theo-Dramatic Perspective

Paul Blowers


Dionysios the Areopagite’s Ecclesiastical Hierarchy and the Mystagogy

Archbishop Alexander Golitzin


The Unifying Function of the Church in the Mystagogy

Jean-Claude Larchet


How Does God Interact with His Church?

Maximos the Confessor and Process Theology

Fr Nikolaos Loudovikos


The Mystagogy and the Life of the Trinity

Fr Andrew Louth


The Macarian Dimensions of the Mystagogy

Marcus Plested


The Inner Structure of the Mystagogy: Wheels within Wheels (Ezek 1:16)

Fr Michael Bakker


Christ and the Mystagogy

Fr Demetrios Bathrellos


The Mystagogy and Sacred Architecture

Jelena Bogdanović


Towards a New Liturgical Personalism: Maximos' Mystagogy and Neo-scholastic Reductionism in Contemporary Roman Catholicism

Thomas Cattoi


St Maximos the Confessor’s Mystagogy and the Moral Dimensions of Ecclesiology

Fr Demetrios Harper


Spatial Transformation and Adaptation: Church Architecture in Byzantine North Africa

Robin Jensen


The Experience of Mystery: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Mystagogy

Tamsin Jones


Jerusalem or Constantinople? The Liturgical Ordo of the Mystagogy

Fr Vitaly Permiakov