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 V. Rev. Archimandrite Maximos Constas 

Select Publications

Books

St John Chrysostom and the Jesus Prayer: A Contribution to the Study of the Philokalia. Columbia, MO: Newrome Press, 2019.

 

Maximos the Confessor, On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture: Responses to the Questions of Thalassios, The Fathers of the Church 136. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University Press of America, 2018. Reviews: Sotiris Mitralexis, Vigiliae Christianae 73 (2019): 105-14.

 

The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography. Alhambra, CA: Sebastian Press, 2014. Romanian translation: Arta de a Vedea, Paradox şi percepţie în iconografia ortodoxă, translated by Dragoș Dâscă. Iasi: Editura Doxologia, 2018. Reviews: Andrew Louth, Annual Report of the Friends of Mt Athos (2015): 115-17; Lynette Hull, Orthodox Arts Journal (2015); cf. Carol Zaleski, The Christian Century 134 (2017).

 

Maximos the Confessor, On Difficulties in the Church Fathers: The Ambigua to Thomas and The Ambigua to John, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, vols. 28-29. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 2014. Reviews: Mark DelCogliano, The Medieval Review (2015) 15.08.34; John D’Alton, Parergon 32.1 (2015): 260-62; Jacob Van Sickle, St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 59.3 (2015): 371-79; Jean-Claude Larchet, Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique  11 (2016): 22-23; Sotiris Mitralexis, Reviews in Religion and Theology 23.1 (2016): 29-32.

 

Proclus of Constantinople and the Cult of the Virgin in Late Antiquity. Homilies 1-5, Texts and Translations. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003. Reviews: Mary Cunningham, Sobornost 26.1 (2004): 93-97; Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Journal of Early Christian Studies 13 (2005): 261-62; Georgia Frank, Religious Studies Review 32.3 (2006), 201.

Books in Progress

John Geometres, The Life of the Virgin Mary: Critical Edition and Translation, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (in preparation); in collaboration with Christos Simelidis (University of Thessaloniki).

 

Introduction to the Philokalia: The Path of Entry (in preparation).

Translations

The Light of the World: Prayers to our Lord Jesus Christ. Columbia, MO: 2020.

 

Mother of the Light: Prayers to the Theotokos. Columbia, MO: Newrome Press, 2018.

 

Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra, The Mystical Marriage: Spiritual Life according to St Maximos the Confessor. Columbia, MO: Newrome Press, 2018 .

 

             . Psalms and the Life of Faith, with an Introduction by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Athens: Indiktos Press, 2015.

 

             . The Way of the Spirit: Reflections on Life in God. Athens: Indiktos Press, 2009.  Review: Douglas Dales, Friends of Mt Athos Annual Report 2010.

 

             . The Church at Prayer: The Mystical Liturgy of the Heart. Athens: Indiktos Press, 2005.

 

The Monasteries of the Southern Balkans: History, Art, and Architecture. Mt. Athos: The Holy Monastery of Simonopetra, 2008.

Shorter Translations

“’Lord, Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger’: A Commentary on Psalm 37 by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra,” The Orthodox Word 50 (2014): 157-84.

 

“The Life of St. Theodosia of Constantinople,” Byzantine Defenders of Images, 1-7, ed. Alice-Mary Talbot. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1998.

 

“The Life of St. Anthousa, Daughter of Constantine V,” in Byzantine Defenders of Images, 21-24, ed. Alice-Mary Talbot. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1998.

 

“The Life of Saint Mary/Marinos,” in Holy Women of Byzantium, 1-12, ed. Alice-Mary Talbot. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1996.

Introductions to Books

“Preface” to Fr George Dokos, The Sacramental Spirituality of St Nikodemos, xi-xvi. Columbia, MO: Newrome Press, 2020.

 

“Introduction,” to the Greek translation of John Meyendorff, Byzantine Theology: Historical Themes and Doctrinal Trends, 7-16. Athens: Indiktos, 2010.

 

Edited Volumes

James Skedros, Fr Maximos Constas, and Vasiliki Limberis, eds. Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher: Studies in Honor of Archbishop Demetrios of America. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Press, 2020.

Articles

“Saints and Elders of Mt Athos,” The Routledge Handbook of Mt Athos, ed. Graham Speake (forthcoming).

“'I Waited Patiently for the Lord' (Ps 40:1): Elder Aimilianos on Faith, Sickness, and Suffering,” Friends of Mt Athos Annual (forthcoming).

 

“The Theology of the Icon,” in The Icon, ed. Charles Barber and Maria Vassilaki. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (at press).

 

“Maximos the Confessor: A Bridge Between the Churches,” The Greek Orthodox Theological Review (at press).

 

“Dionysius the Areopagite and the New Testament,” in the Oxford Handbook to Dionysius the Areopagite, ed. Mark Edwards, et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press (at press).

 

“Maximus the Confessor and the Reception of Dionysius the Areopagite,” in The Oxford Handbook to Dionysius the Areopagite, ed. Mark Edwards, et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press (at press).

 

“’I Wish I Could Always Weep That Way.’ Abba Poemen and Mary at the Cross: On the Origins of Byzantine Devotion to the Mother of God,” in Lament as Performance In Byzanium, ed. Niki Tsironis and Theofili Kampianaki. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (at press).

 

“Rapture, Ecstasy,  and the Construction of Sacred Space: Hierotopy in the Life of Symeon the New Theologian by Niketas Stethatos,” in Icons of Space: Advances in Hierotopy, 341-54, ed. Jelena Bogdanovic. London and New York: Routledge, 2021.

 

“Byzantine Biblical Hermeneutics,” in the Oxford Handbook to Byzantine Literature, 110-31, ed. Stratis Papaioannou. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

 

“St John Chrysostom and the Jesus Prayer,” in The Life of Prayer on Mt Athos, ed. Douglas Dales and Graham Speake. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020.

 

“’Mary Greeted Elizabeth’ (Lk 1:40): Witnessing Christ in the World Today,” Ortodoxia: Revista a Patriarhiei Romane 11 (2019): 242-51 (in Romanian).

 

“The Story of an Edition: Antoine Wenger and John Geometres’ Life of the Virgin Mary,” in The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images, 326-42, edited by Thomas Arentzen and Mary B. Cunningham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

 

 “Paul the Hesychast: Gregory Palamas and the Pauline Foundations of Hesychast Theology and Spirituality,” Analogia 3 (2018): 32-47.

 

“Guide of Orthodoxy: Reflections on the life of St. Maximos the Confessor,” The Orthodox Word 312-313 (2017): 5-67.

 

“Proclus Constantinopolitanus,” The New Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

 

“Dionysios the Areopagite, Maximos the Confessor, and the Transformation of Christian Neoplatonism,” Analogia 1 (2017): 1-12.

 

“Beyond the Veil: Imagination and Spiritual Vision in Byzantium,” Ortodoxia. Revista a Patriarhiei Romane II/17 (2017): 230-47 (in Romanian).

 

“’Attend to Thyself’ (Deut 15:9): Attentiveness and Digital Culture,” Ortodoxia. Revista a Patriarhiei Romane IV/16 (2016): 146-55 (in Romanian).

 

“Nothing is Greater than Divine Love: Evagrios of Pontos, Maximos the Confessor, and the Philokalia,” in Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Volume in Honour of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, 57-74. ed. Graham Speake. Oxford and Berlin: Peter Lang, 2016. Greek translation in: Ἅγιος Νικόδημος ὁ Ἁγιορείτης. 200 Χρόνια ἀπὸ τὴν κοίμησή του. Πρακτικά Β´, 12-26. Thessaloniki, 2009.

 

“A Greater and More Hidden Word: Maximos the Confessor and the Nature of Language,” in Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher, 95-109, ed. Sotiris Mitralexis, et al. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017.

 

“Poetry and Painting in the Middle Byzantine Period: A Bilateral Icon from Kastoria and the Stavrotheotokia of Joseph the Hymnographer,” in Viewing Greece: Cultural and Political Agency in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean, 12-32, ed. Sharon Gerstel. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016.

 

“The Reception of Saint Paul and Pauline Theology in the Late Byzantine Period,” in The New Testament in Byzantium, 147-76, ed. Derek Kreuger and Robert S. Nelson. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2016. Review: Simon Crisp, Novum Testamentum 60 (2018): 317-22.

 

“Charisma and Institution at an Athonite Cloister: Historical Developments and Future Prospects,” in Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos, 69-90, ed. Graham Speake and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015. Published elsewhere in Greek, Romanian, and Russian translations; reprinted in Silviu Bunta and Matthew-Peter Butrie, Ieratikon, vol. IV: Notes, 35-54. Cherubim Press, 2019.

 

“Transfigured in the Night: The Life and Teachings of Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra,” The Orthodox Word 296 (2014): 105-150.

 

“Maximos the Confessor: The Reception of His Thought in East and West,” in Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection: Proceedings of the International Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor. Belgrade 18-21 October, 2012, 25-53, ed. Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic. Alhambra, CA: Sebastian Press & The University of Belgrade, 2013.

 

“Theophanes the Cretan and the Iconography of the Annunciation,” Annual Report of the Friends of Mt. Athos (2012): 41-52.

 

“Symeon of Thessaloniki and the Theology of the Icon Screen,” in Thresholds of the Sacred: Architectural, Art Historical, Liturgical, and Theological Perspectives οn Religious Screens, East and West, 163-83, ed. Sharon Gerstel. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2006.

 

 “Death and Dying in Byzantium,” in Byzantine Christianity, A People’s History of Christianity, vol. 3, 124-45, ed. Derek Kreuger. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.

 

“A Spiritual Warrior in Iron Armor Clad: Byzantine Epigrams on St. George the Great Martyr,” in Only the Light Remains: Papers in Honor of George C. Pilitsis, 237-57, ed. John Papson. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Press, 2006.

 

“The Last Temptation of Satan: Divine Deception in Greek Patristic Interpretations of the Passion Narrative,” Harvard Theological Review 97 (2004): 139-63.

 

“Tongues of Fire Confounded: Greeks and Latins at the Council of Florence (1438-1439),” in Conciliation and Confession: The Struggle for Unity in an Age of Reform, 37-61, ed. Howard P. Louthan & Randall Zachmann. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.

 

“An Apology for the Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity: Eustratius Presbyter of Constantinople, On the State of Souls after Death,” The Journal of Early Christian Studies 10 (2002): 267-285.

 

“Mark Eugenikos, Metropolitan of Ephesus,” in La Théologie byzantine et sa tradition, vol. 2, 411-75, ed. Carmelo Giuseppe Conticello and Vassa Conticello. Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.

 

“’To Sleep Perchance to Dream’: The Middle State of Souls in Patristic and Byzantine Literature,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 55 (2001): 91-124.

 

“Word and Image in Byzantine Iconoclasm: The Biblical Exegesis of Patriarch Photius of Constantinople,” in The Contentious Triangle: Church, State, and University. A Festschrift in Honor of Professor George H. Williams, 97-109, ed. Calvin Pater & Rodney Peterson. Kirksville, Missouri: Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1999.

 

“Icons and the Imagination,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 1 (1997): 114-27.

 

“Weaving the Body of God: Proclus of Constantinople, the Theotokos, and the Loom of the Flesh,” The Journal of Early Christian Studies 3 (1995): 169-94.

 

“Gregory Nazianzus and a Byzantine Epigram on the Resurrection by Manuel Philes,” in Rightly Teaching the Word of Your Truth. Studies in Honor of Archbishop Iakovos, 253-71, ed. M. Vaporis. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Press, 1995.

 

“Commentary on the Patriarchal Message on the Day of the Protection of the Environment,” The Greek Orthodox Theological Review 35 (1990): 179-94.

 

“Chronological Tables of the History of Monasticism: Origins to AD 700,” in Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity. A Sourcebook, 465-83, ed. Vincent L. Winbush. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

Book Reviews

 

Nicolas Melvani, Late Byzantine Sculpture, Studies in the Visual Culture of the Middle Ages, vol. 6 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), in Religion and the Arts 23 (2019): 314-16.

 

Nikolaos Loudovikos, Church in the Making: An Apophatic Ecclesiology of Consubstantiality, trans. Norman Russel (Yonkers, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2016), in Analogia 6 (2019): 103-16.

 

Katherine Marsengill, Portraits and Icons: Between Reality and Spirituality in Byzantine Art (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), in Religion and the Arts 21 (2017): 665-79.

 

Liliya Berezhnaya and John-Paul Himka, The World to Come: Ukrainian Images of the Last Judgment, Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014), in Religion and the Arts 20 (2016): 231-34.

 

Leslie Brubaker and Mary B. Cunningham, eds., The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium (Ashgate, 2011), in Religion and the Arts 18 (2014): 713-17.

 

Clemena Antonova, Space, Time, and Presence in the Icon (Ashgate, 2010), in Religion and the Arts 18 (2014): 722-25.

 

Leena Mari Peltomaa, The Image of the Virgin in the Akathist Hymn (Leiden: Brill, 2001), in St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 4.9 (2005): 355-58.

 

John McGuckin, Saint Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellectual Biography (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001), in Religious Studies Review 29.1 (January, 2003): 97-98.

 

Ivan Bentchev and Eva Haustein-Bartsch, eds., Muttergottesikonen (Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2000), in Religion and the Arts 6-4 (2002): 519-20.

 

Sharon Gerstel, Beholding the Sacred Mysteries:Programs of the Byzantine Sanctuary (Seattle & London: College Art Association, 1999), in Religion and the Arts 4.4 (2000): 577-79.

 

Catherine Osborne, Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994), in Church History 66 (1997): 797-98.

 

Bertrand Davezac, Greek Icons after the Fall of Constantinople: Selections from the Roger Cabal Collection (Houston: The Menil Collection, 1996), in Religion and the Arts 2.4 (1998): 530-31.

 

Andrew Louth, Maximus the Confessor. The Early Church Fathers (London & New York: Routledge, 1996), in The Anglican Theological Review  80 (1998): 275-76.

 

Robin Cormack, Painting the Soul. Icons, Death Masks, and Shrouds. Essays in Art and Culture (London: Reaktion Books, 1997) in Religion and the Arts 2.2 (1998): 256-58.

 

John Meyendorff, Rome, Constantinople, and Moscow. Historical and Theological Studies (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1996), in Religious Studies Review 24.1 (January, 1998): 110.

 

R. J. Schork, Sacred Song from the Byzantine Pulpit: Romanos the Melodist (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995), and Ephrem Lash, Kontakia on the Life of Christ: St. Romanos the Melodist (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1995), in Religious Studies Review 23.1 (1997): 80.

 

Antonia Tripolitis, Kassia. The Legend, the Woman, and her Work (New York & London: Garland, 1992), in Church History 66.1 (1997): 187.

 

Jean-Claude Larchet, La divinisation de l'homme selon saint Maxime le Confesseur (Paris: Cerf, 1996), in The Greek Orthodox Theological Review 41.3 (1996).

 

Mahmoud Zibawi, Eastern Christian Worlds (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1995), in The Greek Orthodox Theological Review 41.2 (1996): 395-97.

 

Timothy S. Miller and John Nesbitt, eds., Peace and War in Byzantium. Essays in Honor of George T. Dennis (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1995), in Religious Studies Review 22.3 (1996): 252.

 

Theodore Nikolaou, The Meaning of Icons in the Mystery of Salvation (Thessaloniki: Pournaras, 1992) (in Greek), in The Greek Orthodox Theological Review 41.1 (1996): 90-92.

 

Vasiliki Limberis, Divine Heiress: The Virgin Mary and the Creation of Christian Constantinople (London: Routledge, 1994), in Religious Studies Review 21.4 (1995): 333.

 

Dennis MacDonald, Christianizing Homer. The Odyssey, Plato, and The Acts of Andrew (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), in The Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 21 (1995): 146-48.

 

Thomas G. Weinandy, In the Likeness of Sinful Flesh. An Essay on the Humanity of Christ (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993), in Pro Ecclesia 4.3 (1995): 381-82.

 

Pauline Allen and Cornelius Datema, Leontius Presbyter of Constantinople: Fourteen Homilies, Byzantina Australiensia, 9 (Brisbane: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1991), in Religious Studies Review 19.4 (1993): 357.

Select Academic Papers and Lectures

“’I Waited Patiently for the Lord’ (Ps 40:1): Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra on Faith, Sickness, and Suffering,” The Friends of Mt Athos - Summer Program, Cambridge, England, 12 June 2021.

 

“The Body as Ritual Space: St Maximus the Confessor’s Mystagogy and the Architecture of Deification,” Online International Conference, “Performance in Late Antiquity and Byzantium,” 24 April, 2021, sponsored by the Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, and the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.

 

“Incarnation and Deification in Dionysius the Areopagite and Maximus the Confessor,” Deification Symposium (The Oxford Handbook of Deification), American Academy of Religion, 20 November 2020.

 

“John Geometres’ Life of the Virgin and the Life of the Virgin attributed to Maximos the Confessor,” Faculty Symposium, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 7 April 2020.

 

“Prayers to the Virgin Ascribed to St Ephrem the Syrian,” Colloquium on the Legacy of Ephrem Graecus, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8-10 November 2019.

 

“Toward an Orthodox Theology of Work,” Archdiocesan Presbyters Council (APC) National Clergy Retreat, San Antonio, Texas, 28-29 October 2019.

 

“Natural Contemplation in Evagrius of Pontus and Maximus the Confessor,” St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 3 October 2019.

 

“St Paul’s Ascent to Heaven in the Byzantine Tradition,” Conference on Air and Heavens in the Iconography of the Christian World, Russian Academy of the Arts, Moscow, September 11-13, 2019.

 

“Icons and World Christianity,” 30th Annual Orlando Costas Consultation on Mission and Ecumenism, Boston College, 5 April 2019.

 

“St John Chrysostom and the Jesus Prayer,” Conference on The Life of Prayer on Mt Athos, The Friends of Mt Athos, Cambridge, England, 1-3 March 2019.

 

“St Maximus the Confessor: A Bridge Between East and West,” Second Annual Dathal and John Georges Lecture, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, Lousisiana, March 2019.

 

“A Tale of Two Trees: Nature and Human Transformation,” International Symposium on the Environment: Ecology, Theology, and Human Dignity in the Orthodox Christian Tradition, Seoul, Korea, 8 December 2018.

 

“The Byzantine Icon Screen and the Veil of the Temple,” University of Notre Dame, Graduate Seminar, Department of Theology/Biblical Studies, 6 March 2018.

“The Iconography of the Resurrection: Art and Theology in the Orthodox Tradition,” University of Notre Dame, undergraduate lecture, 5 March 2018.

 

“Her Voice was a Voice of Power: Creation through Sound in the Byzantine World,” Sound and the Sacred, A Conference Organized by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 17-18 November 2017.

 

“Rapture, Ecstasy,  and the Construction of Sacred Space: Hierotopy in the Life of Symeon the New Theologian by Niketas Stethatos,” 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade, 25 August 2016.

 

“Scripture and Creation in Maximos the Confessor’s Questions to Thalassios,” 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade, 22 August 2016.

 

“The Reception of Dionysios the Areopagite in the Theology of Maximos the Confessor,” International Workshop: Corpus Dionysiacum Areopagiticum: Ancient and Modern Readers, University of Oxford, Pusey House, 18-20 July 2016.

 

“Biblical Exegesis and Late Byzantine Spirituality,” Doctoral Colloquium in Theology, Boston College, 2 March 2016.

 

“Solomon Saw Her from Afar: Theological and Exegetical Themes in the Life of the Virgin Mary by John Geometres,”  XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 14 August 2015.

 

Πρόσεχε σεαυτῷ (Deut 4:9): Attentiveness and Digital Culture,” First International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, Athens, Greece, 7-9 May 2015.

 

“The Kenosis of Christ and the Mother of God in Orthodox Iconography,” Boston College, Higgins Hall, 21 April 2015.

 

“Maximos the Confessor, Ambiguum 7,” Graduate Student Seminar, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 24 March 2015.

 

“Through a Glass Darkly: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography,” Medieval Institute University of Notre Dame, 23 March 2015.

 

“Maximos the Confessor, Ambigua 41,” Faculty Seminar, Valparaiso University, 20 March 2015, Valparaiso, Indiana.

 

“Beauty and Spiritual Vision in Orthodox Iconography,” Christ College Symposium Series, Valparaiso University, 19 March 2015, Valparaiso, Indiana.

 

“Proclus of Constantinople and the Development of the Constantinopolitan Theological Tradition,” Reflecting on the Past-Looking Towards the Future: Conference on the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto, 21 October 2014.

 

“A Greater and More Hidden Word: Maximos the Confessor and the Nature of Language,” Plenary Paper, International Colloquium on “Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher,” Institut für Philosophie, Freie Universität Berlin, 27 September 2014.

 

“The Mirror Has Two Faces: The Mother of God and Christ in Double-Sided Icons,” J. Paul Getty Museum and UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Symposium: “Heaven and Earth: Perspective on Greece’s Byzantium,” Los Angeles, California, 3 May 2014.

 

“The Presence of God in Scripture and Creation: The Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor” (Four Lectures), The Eagle River Institute, Eagle River, Alaska, 1-5 August 2013.

 

“The Reception of St. Paul and Pauline Theology in the Late Byzantine Period,” Dumbarton Oaks Spring Symposium, Washington, D.C., 27 April 2013.

 

“John Eriugena’s Latin Translation of the corpus Dionysiacum and Maximos the Confessor’s Ambigua to John,” Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, University of California, Berkely, 5 March 2013.

 

“Reflections on a Critical Edition and Translation: St Maximos the Confessor, The Ambigua,” Byzantine Studies Conference, Boston, MA, 2 November 2012.

 

"St. Maximos the Confessor: The Relevance of His Thought Today,” International Symposium on St Maximos the Confessor, Belgrade, Serbia, 18 October 2012.

 

“The Monk and the Maiden: Theophanes the Cretan and the Iconography of the Annunciation,” A lecture given to the Friends of Mt. Athos, Oxford, June 2012.

 

“The Bible in the Context of Orthodox Monastic Life,” New Testament Colloquium, Princeton Theological Seminary, 3 October 2011.

 

“Roads to Damascus: Crisis, Conversion, and Community in the Lives of the Three Hierarchs.” Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, New York City, 30 January 2010.

 

«Συμβολὴ εἰς τὴν μελέτη τῆς Φιλοκαλίας: Εὐάγριος ὁ Ποντικός, Μάξιμος ὁ Ὁμολογητὴς καὶ τὰ Κεφάλαια περὶ ἀγάπης» (“Contribution to the Study of the Philokalia: Evagrios of Pontos, Maximos the Confessor, and the Chapters on Love”). «Β´ Ἐπιστημονικὸ Συνέδριο: Ἅγιος Νικόδημος ὁ Ἁγιορείτης, 200 Χρόνια ἀπὸ τὴν κοίμησή του», 3-5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009, Ἱερὸν Κοινόβιον Ὁσίου Νικοδήμου, Πεντάλοφος Γουμένισσας.

 

“Charisma and Institution at an Athonite Cloister: Historical Developments and Future Prospects,” Madingley Conference, Cambridge University, 10 February 2007.

 

“Polarity and Paradox: The Face of Christ in a Sixth-Century Icon from Mt. Sinai,” Harvard University, Center for the Study of World Religions, 29 April 2004.

 

“The Last Temptation of Satan: Divine Deception in Greek Patristic Interpretations of the Passion Narrative,” Boston Area Patristics Society, 13 November 2003.

 

“Toward a Patristic Philosophy of Language: Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, and Dionysius the Areopagite,” Symposium on Biblical Hermeneutics, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Mass., 17 October 2003.

 

“Revelation as Concealment: The Structure of Incarnation and the Theology of the Iconscreen,” Dumbarton Oaks Spring Symposium on: “The Sacred Screen: Origins, Development, and Diffusion,” 9-11 May 2003, Washington, D.C.

 

“Desire, Deception, and Death in Early Christian Interpretations of the Passion,” The Sixth Annual Conference in Comparative Religion at New York University: Eros and the Religious Imagination, 19-21 April, New York City 2002.

 

“Faces of Eternity,” lecture at the opening of the exhibition, “Faces of Eternity,” Barrington Center for the Arts, Wenham, MA., 11 November 2001.

 

“Byzantine Theology, Methodology, and the Canonicity of the Icon,” 20th International Byzantine Studies Congress, Paris, France, 20-25 August 2001.

 

Response paper to “Buddahood Envisaged, Buddahood Inscribed: Notes toward a Buddhist Iconology,” by Robert Gimello, Harvard University, 40th-Anniversary Colloquium, The Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University.

 

“Black and Beautiful: The Icons of Ethiopia,” lecture at the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian icons, Andover Chapel, Harvard Divinity School, 21 February 2001.

 

“A Kiss Before Dying: Embodiment and Iconization in Three Orthodox Icons,” Luce Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 6 February 2001.

 

“Icons and Theological Reflection,” Biennial Consultation of the Association for Theological Field Education, Cambridge, MA, 18 January 2001.

 

“Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue in the Fifteenth Century: Reflections on the Council of Florence,” From Conciliarism to the Confessional Church: 1400-1618, University of Notre Dame, 29 September 2000.

 

“Expanding Concepts of God: Person, Essence, and Energy,” Expanding Concepts of God: A Symposium sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, American Institute of Science, Cambridge, Mass., 7-9 April 2000.

 

“Mysticism and Eschatology in Byzantine Spirituality,” Inaugural James Rubin Lecture, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 12 January 2000.

Exhibitions

Chief Curator, “Faces of Eternity: The Icon Collection of Louis and Carole McMillen,” Barrington Center for the Arts, Wenham, Mass., 11 November - 6 December, 2001 (An inaugural exhibition of 35 eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Greek, Russian, and Arabic icons from a private collection in Massachusetts).