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


Thursday, 2 November


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.