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2018 – Symposium Programme

International Symposium

Making Mission after the Model of Christ VII. The Notion of Discipleship Today in Different Christian Traditions: A Historical-Missiological Approach

 November 6-8, 2018, Sibiu

Symposium Programme

 

Wednesday: Nov. 7, 2018

10:00 Ceremony for awarding Prof. Dr. JOOSEOP KEUM, Presbyterian Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, the Doctor Honoris Causa Title on the behalf of the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu (Senate Hall of the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, within the Faculty of Medicine of Sibiu).

12:00 Lunch – Theatro Restaurant (Târgu Peștelui Street)

14:00 Scientific session – The Andrei Saguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu

Moderator: Rev. Prof. Habil. Dr. DANIEL BUDA – Opening ceremony and introductory remarks of the organizers.

14:10–14:35 Prof. Dr. JOOSEOP KEUM, Presbyterian Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, Faith, Love and Hope: Transforming Discipleship after Empire 

14:35–15:00 Dr. NICOLAS ABOU MRAD, Research Fellow, Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbone, France, Discipleship and Diakonia

15:00–15:20 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. RADU MUREȘAN, Mission after the Model of our Lord Christ. The Way to Arusha – Orthodox Evaluation. 

15:20–15:45 Rev. Dr. SERGEY TROSTYANSKIY, Union Theological Seminary, New York, Apostolic Succession and the Issue of Non-Apostolic Teachings in Modern Christian Thought. 

15:45–16:00 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. DAVID PESTROIU, Contextualising Missional Theology: the Arusha Approach.

16:00–16:25 Prof. Dr. ANDREAS HEISER, Headmaster of the Ewersbach University of Applied Arts, Germany, What Purposes Has Being a Disciple? – an Ancient Christian Perspective.

16:25–16:50 Dr. MARIA BEHERA NGURZANGZELI, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom, Transforming Discipleship – A Reformed Perspective.

16:50–17:30 Discussions

 

Thursday: Nov. 8, 2018

09:00–12:00 Holy Liturgy in the Holy Trinity Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral    –   * a trip will be offered for the guests

13:00–13:20

Moderator: Rev. Prof. Dr. AUREL PAVEL

Dr. PAUL BENDOR-SAMUEL, Executive Director, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom, Mission as Discipleship: Some Lessons from Early Church History

13:20–13:40 Assoc. Prof. Dr. DANIEL LEMENI, From Askesis to Theosis: Ascetic Education in Early Monachism

 13:40–14:00 Rev. Prof. Dr. MIHAI HIMCINSKI, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Alba Iulia, Identity and Mission

 14:00–14:20 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. CONSTANTIN NECULA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Discipleship in Christ – the Model of Pastoral Pedagogy in Sibiu.

 14:20–14:40 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. NICOLAE MOȘOIU, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Spiritual Paternity and Discipleship in the Teaching of Saint Symeon the New Theologian and their Importance for Today.

 14:40–15:00 Rev. Lect. Dr. VASILE BÎRZU, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Youth Ministry – A Short Presentation and Evolution of a Possible Model to Serve the Young Generation.

15:00–15:20 Lect. Dr. VASILE CHIRA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, The Master-Disciple Relationship in the Philosophical and Religious Paideia.

15:20–15:40 Coffee break

 15:40–16:00 Lect. Dr. CIPRIAN IULIAN TOROCZKAI, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Towards an Orthodox Theology of Discipleship. Some Remarks.

16:00–16:20 Rev. Prof. Dr. AUREL PAVEL, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Discipleship for Christ in Saint Mark as a Typology of the Missionary.

16:20–16:40 Rev. Assist. Dr. RADU GÂRBACEA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, The Reception of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) in the Writings of Saint Basil the Great.

16:40–17:00 Rev. Prof. Dr. CRISTINEL IOJA, Ilarion V. Felea Faculty for Orthodox Theology, Arad, The Unity of Creation in Church. A Dogmatic Perspective on Maximian Theology.

17:00–17:20 Rev. Assist. Prof. Dr. GELU CĂLINA, Faculty of Theology, Craiova, Some Considerations about the Meaning of Discipleship from the Point of View of the Orthodox Church

17:20–17:40 Rev. Prof. Dr. CRISTIAN SEBASTIAN SONEA, Faculty for Orthodox Theology, Cluj-Napoca, The Missionary Formation in the Easter Orthodox Theological Education in Present Day Romania.

17:40–18:00 Prof. Dr. CIPRIAN IOAN STREZA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη: Baptismal grace and indwelling of the Holy Spirit – The foundations of the Christian life according to the teaching of Mark the Monk.

18:00–18:20 Drd. HOSU BOGDAN, The Missionary and Modern Atheism.

18:20–18:40 Drd. DUMITRIȚA FILIP, Discipleship – A Way of Invitation to the Depths of Orthodox Iconography.

                        18:40 – 19:15 – Discussions

                        19:15 Closing of the Symposium

 

2018 – Making Mission after the Model of Christ VII. The Notion of Discipleship Today in Different Christian Traditions: a Historic-Missiological Approach

Making Mission after the Model of Christ VII. The Notion of Discipleship Today in Different Christian Traditions: a Historic-Missiological Approach

Sibiu, Romania, 6-9 November (arrivals and departures included)

Concept
The World Mission Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, March 2018, gave an impulse to further reflections on what the notion of discipleship means for mission today. The 2018 edition of the annual conference Making Mission after the Model of Christ is an invitation addressed to theologians to reflect from various perspectives (biblical, historical, missiological etc.) on the notion of discipleship in different Christian traditions. Participants in this conference are invited to present papers on the notion of discipleship from various perspectives, as indicated. It is expected from each paper to content a final chapter on the relevance of author’s research for the notion of Discipleship today.

 

 

Symposium Programme

 

Wednesday: Nov. 7, 2018

10:00 Ceremony for awarding Prof. Dr. JOOSEOP KEUM, Presbyterian Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, the Doctor Honoris Causa Title on the behalf of the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu (Senate Hall of the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, within the Faculty of Medicine of Sibiu).

12:00 Lunch – Theatro Restaurant (Târgu Peștelui Street)

14:00 Scientific session – The Andrei Saguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu

Moderator: Rev. Prof. Habil. Dr. DANIEL BUDA – Opening ceremony and introductory remarks of the organizers.

14:10–14:35 Prof. Dr. JOOSEOP KEUM, Presbyterian Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, Faith, Love and Hope: Transforming Discipleship after Empire 

14:35–15:00 Dr. NICOLAS ABOU MRAD, Research Fellow, Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbone, France, Discipleship and Diakonia

15:00–15:20 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. RADU MUREȘAN, Mission after the Model of our Lord Christ. The Way to Arusha – Orthodox Evaluation. 

15:20–15:45 Rev. Dr. SERGEY TROSTYANSKIY, Union Theological Seminary, New York, Apostolic Succession and the Issue of Non-Apostolic Teachings in Modern Christian Thought. 

15:45–16:00 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. DAVID PESTROIU, Contextualising Missional Theology: the Arusha Approach.

16:00–16:25 Prof. Dr. ANDREAS HEISER, Headmaster of the Ewersbach University of Applied Arts, Germany, What Purposes Has Being a Disciple? – an Ancient Christian Perspective.

16:25–16:50 Dr. MARIA BEHERA NGURZANGZELI, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom, Transforming Discipleship – A Reformed Perspective.

16:50–17:30 Discussions

 

Thursday: Nov. 8, 2018

09:00–12:00 Holy Liturgy in the Holy Trinity Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral    –   * a trip will be offered for the guests

13:00–13:20

Moderator: Rev. Prof. Dr. AUREL PAVEL

Dr. PAUL BENDOR-SAMUEL, Executive Director, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom, Mission as Discipleship: Some Lessons from Early Church History

13:20–13:40 Assoc. Prof. Dr. DANIEL LEMENI, From Askesis to Theosis: Ascetic Education in Early Monachism

 13:40–14:00 Rev. Prof. Dr. MIHAI HIMCINSKI, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Alba Iulia, Identity and Mission

 14:00–14:20 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. CONSTANTIN NECULA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Discipleship in Christ – the Model of Pastoral Pedagogy in Sibiu.

 14:20–14:40 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. NICOLAE MOȘOIU, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Spiritual Paternity and Discipleship in the Teaching of Saint Symeon the New Theologian and their Importance for Today.

 14:40–15:00 Rev. Lect. Dr. VASILE BÎRZU, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Youth Ministry – A Short Presentation and Evolution of a Possible Model to Serve the Young Generation.

15:00–15:20 Lect. Dr. VASILE CHIRA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, The Master-Disciple Relationship in the Philosophical and Religious Paideia.

15:20–15:40 Coffee break

 15:40–16:00 Lect. Dr. CIPRIAN IULIAN TOROCZKAI, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Towards an Orthodox Theology of Discipleship. Some Remarks.

16:00–16:20 Rev. Prof. Dr. AUREL PAVEL, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Discipleship for Christ in Saint Mark as a Typology of the Missionary.

16:20–16:40 Rev. Assist. Dr. RADU GÂRBACEA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, The Reception of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) in the Writings of Saint Basil the Great.

16:40–17:00 Rev. Prof. Dr. CRISTINEL IOJA, Ilarion V. Felea Faculty for Orthodox Theology, Arad, The Unity of Creation in Church. A Dogmatic Perspective on Maximian Theology.

17:00–17:20 Rev. Assist. Prof. Dr. GELU CĂLINA, Faculty of Theology, Craiova, Some Considerations about the Meaning of Discipleship from the Point of View of the Orthodox Church

17:20–17:40 Rev. Prof. Dr. CRISTIAN SEBASTIAN SONEA, Faculty for Orthodox Theology, Cluj-Napoca, The Missionary Formation in the Easter Orthodox Theological Education in Present Day Romania.

17:40–18:00 Prof. Dr. CIPRIAN IOAN STREZA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη: Baptismal grace and indwelling of the Holy Spirit – The foundations of the Christian life according to the teaching of Mark the Monk.

18:00–18:20 Drd. HOSU BOGDAN, The Missionary and Modern Atheism.

18:20–18:40 Drd. DUMITRIȚA FILIP, Discipleship – A Way of Invitation to the Depths of Orthodox Iconography.

                        18:40 – 19:15 – Discussions

                        19:15 Closing of the Symposium

 

Instrumente catehetice în pastorația urbană

Instrumente catehetice în pastorația urbană

(conferință consultativă)

organizatori: Mitropolia Ardealului, Asociația Centrul de Tineret Seminarium Transsilvanicum, ULBS/ Facultatea de Teologie „Sf. Andrei Șaguna”, CADCO Sibiu,

24 februarie 2018
locația: Facultatea de Teologie „Sf. Andrei Șaguna” – Sibiu,

Responsabil Pr.Conf.Univ. Dr. Constantin Necula

2017 – Making Mission after the Model of Christ

Making Mission after the Model of Christ: Iconography and Use of Image in Mission. A Historical and Missiological Approach

Sibiu, 2-5 November 2017

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Thursday, 2 November

Arrivals

Friday, 3 November

07:00 – 09:00 Holy Liturgy in the Chapel of the Orthodox Theological Faculty

09:00 – 09:30 Festive Opening in Hall 34 “Spiridon Candea”

09:00 – 09:10 Address of Prof. Dr. Aurel Pavel, Vice-Dean of the Theological Faculty “Andrei Saguna” (co-organizer of the conference)

09:10 – 09:20 Message from H.E. Laurentiu Streza, Archbishop of Sibiu and Metropolitan of,

Transylvania presented by Prof. Dr. Aurel Pavel

09.20 – 09:30 Message from Mioara Boncuţ, Vice Rector of „Lucian Blaga” University

09.20 – 09:30 Address of Jun. Prof. Dr. Daniel Buda, co-organizer of the conference

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 12:15 Session I (Hall 34 “Spiridon Candea”) Moderators: Prof. Dr. Andreas Heiser and                                                                 Jun. Prof. Dr. Daniel Buda

10:00 – 10:30 Rev. Prof. Nelus Niemandt, Pretoria University, South Africa, Icons and Missiological Discernment in the Dutch Reformed Church

10:30 – 11:00 Rev. Prof. Christopher C. Brittain, Dean of Divinity and Margaret E. Fleck Chair of Anglican Studies, Trinity College in the University of Toronto, Canada, Rowan Williams and Icons

11:00 – 11:30 Fr. Prof. Sergey Trostyanskiy, Union Theological Seminary, New York, USA, “Constantine Vand his Christological Dilemma”

11:30 – 12:00 Prof. Dr. Andreas Heiser, Rector of Theological Highschool Ewersbach, Germany, Der Missionar – ein Bild Christi. Gregor von Nazianz, Johannes Chrysostomus und Gregor der Große über das Vorbild im pastoralen Amt

12:00 – 12:15 Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Istodor, The Faculty of Theology Constanţa, Church Mission against Iconoclasm Yesterday and Today.

12:30            Lunch (at Continental Forum Hotel)

14:30 16:00 Session II (Hall “Spiridon Candea”): Moderators: Hieromonk Lect. Dr. Vasile Birzu     and Fr. Prof. Sergey Trostyanskiy

14:30 – 15:00 Prof. Dr. Gelu Călina, Universitatea din Craiova, Romania, Brief Aspects Regarding the Relationship between Ecclesiology and Missiology

15:00 – 15:30 Pr. Prof. Dr. Pavel Aurel, “Lucian Blaga” University Sibiu, Romania, From Idol to Icon or Iconomachia Today.

15:30 – 16:00 Hieromonk Lect. Dr. Vasile Birzu, “Lucian Blaga” University Sibiu, Romania, Painting inward light and a good smell to convert the others: Prayer and Holy Sacraments as means of painting the mysterious icon of the soul

16:00 -16:30 Coffee Breaks

16:30 -17:00 Rev. Assist. Dr. Radu Gârbacea, The Missionary Function of the icons in some                              Byzantine Hagiographical Texts

17:00-17:15 Rev. Drd. Alexandru Gabriel Nicodim, Use of Iconography in the Japanese Tradition

17:15-17:30 Miss. Drd. Dumitriţa Filip, Mission through Iconography in the region of Maramureş. The                                        Preservation of Orthodox Faith and National Identity

18:00           Dinner (at Continental Forum Hotel)

Saturday, 4 November

8:00 – 8:30   Univ. Prof. DDr. Pablo Argarate, University of Graz, The Institut of Ecumenical Theology, Iconicity in the first chapters of Maximus Confessors’ Mystagog

8:30 – 09:00 Rev. Mircea Ielciu, The Faculty of Theology Sibiu, Saint Gherman I The Patriarch of Constantinople – the first theolog hierarch deafender of the Holy icons

9:00 – 09:30 Rev. Assist. Prof., Radu Mureşan, The Faculty of Theology Bucureşti, Occult themes in kids’ cartoons. A Missiological Approach

09:30 -10:00 Rev. Assist. Prof. Cristian Sonea, Prodecan, The Faculty of Theology                                                                   Cluj-Napoca, The Icon medium of Inter- Christian Dialogue and of common Christian Witness. The Case of Dialogue between Byzantines and Non-Chalcedonians

10:00 -10:30    Rev. Prof. Dr. Cristinel Ioja, The IconA Colourful Dogmatic in the Actual Context of the Media.

10:30 – 11:00   Rev. Assist. Prof. Daniel Buda, Some Reflections on the Synodic Decision from Hieria.

11:00 – 11:30   Rev. Assist. Prof. Constantin-Valer Necula, Icon – Catechal dimension of image.

Pilgrimage to several ecclesial places around Sibiu.

Theological and Ecumenical Education

Theological and Ecumenical Education

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The present volume contents fourteen papers authored by six theologians active abroad and by eight active in Romania. Dietrich Werner formulated in his paper ten “discussion starters” for a Christian-centred mission and mandates for theological and ecumenical formation in Easter-European context. Nikolaus Asproulis presented a paper on a new theological model of theological education, focusing on the case of a recent published Orthodox Handbook for teaching ecumenism. Andreas Heiser contributed with a study in German entitled “Tell me with whom you cooperate and I tell you who you are.” It contents an excellent presentation on theological formation and cooperation using as starting point his experience as rector of the Theological college Ewersbach. In this capacity he extended tremendously the cooperation of this theological school belonging to a German free church with other theological schools in Germany and abroad. Johannes Reimer from the same German theological school deals in his paper with proper training for church planters. It discusses several formal and non-formal models of church planters training. He pleads for an integral model of such training. Christian Bouillon who teaches Practical Theology by the same school proposes a reflection on the conception regarding formation of personality in theological studies.

Internal and external mission of the Church

Internal and external mission of the Church

 

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For the second edition of the conference, which was held from June 20th to 21st, 2013, the sub-theme was “Internal and external Mission of the Church”. The title, deliberately formulated as a topical issue, allowed the referents to provide the most diverse approaches for this subject.

This volume contains sixteen papers presented at the second edition of the conference. The conference was attended by Archimandrite Jack Khalil, Professor of New Testament Exegesis at “St John of Damascus” Institute of Theology, University of Balamand – Lebanon, who presented a special introduction to this theme analyzing St Paul’s Case against Proselytism, and opening thus the debate over the legitimacy of the Christian mission.

The list of authors includes fifteen other contributors, including Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos, who describes the way of making mission in the Syrian Orthodox Church in India, and Andreas Heiser, who remembers the mission created by John Chrysostom for those pagans living in Phoenicia.

Simpozionul Credința mărturisitoare în diversitate de manifestare: teologie, iconologie, muzică

Program 17 mai 2017

Simpozionul
Credința mărturisitoare în diversitate
de manifestare: teologie, iconologie, muzică

  • 09:00 – DESCHIDEREA SIMPOZIONULUI
    Cuvântul de deschidere al Înaltpreasfinţiei Sale Dr. Laurenţiu Streza
    Cuvântul Pr. Prof. Dr. Nicolae Chifăr
  • 09:30 – Diacon Prof. Dr. Karl Christian (Vasili) Felmy – Die ikone der Erlöser in den Engelmächte als liturgische Ikone
  • 10:00 – Arhidiac. Prof. Dr. Ioan Ică jr  – titlu rezervat
  • 10:30-11:00 – PAUZĂ DE CAFEA
  • 11:00 – Pr. Prof. Dr. Aurel Pavel – De la idol la icoană și „iconoclasmul” de azi
  • 11:20 – Dr. Sebastian Nazâru (Bucureşti) – Sinodul iconoclast de la Sfânta Sofia (815)
  • 11:40 – Pr. Prof. Dr. Nicolae Chifăr – Iconologia Sfântului Nichifor Mărturisitorul
  • 12:00 – Pr. Dr. Mircea Bidian (Cluj-Napoca) – Iconologia Sfântului Teodor Studitul
  • 12:20 – Prof. Dr. Ciprian Streza – Icoana şi simbolul – moduri  ale prezenţei şi lucrării lui Hristos în Sfânta Liturghie
  • 12:40 – Lect. Dr. Ioan Ovidiu Abrudan – Completări la istoria întemeierii vechii biserici dispărute a satului Bungard
  • 13:00 – Pr. Conf. Dr. Constantin Necula – Bernardin de Siena şi mystagogia franciscană a lumii
  • 13:20 – Pr. Conf. Dr. Mircea Ielciu – Aspecte privind cinstirea icoanelor la patriarhul Gherman al Constantinopolului
  • 13:40 – Intervenții și discuții pe marginea comunicărilor
  • 14:00 – MASA DE PRÂNZ

Program Simpozion PDF