Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds its 73rd Meeting in Los Angeles
73. Православно-римокатоличке теолошке консултације у Лос Анђелесу
October 26, 2007
The seventy-third meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation took place at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, from October 26 to 28. On the occasion of this meeting The Department of Theological Studies and The Huffington Ecumenical Institute organized a symposium. The theme was "Issues in the Orthodox/Catholic Theological Dialogue: Baptism and the Filioque". The meeting began with a paper read Fr Brian Daley (University of Notre Dame), "Dialogue on the Filioque". After that Fr Alexander Golitzin (Marquette University) presented a study entitled "Dialogue on Baptism".
Among those present were many Orthodox Priests from Los Angeles, including His Grace Maxim Bishop of Western American Diocese.
The seventy-fourth meeting was set for June 2 to 4, 2008, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. The seventy-fifth meeting was scheduled for October 23-25, 2008, to take place in Montréal, Québec, under the auspices of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In addition to the two co-chairs, the other Orthodox members of the Consultation include Father Thomas FitzGerald (Secretary), Father Nicholas Apostola, Prof. Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Father James Dutko, Prof. Paul Meyendorff, Father Alexander Golitzin, Dr. Robert Haddad, Father Paul Schnierla, Father Robert Stephanopoulos, Dr. John Barnet, Rev Dr Theodore Pulcini, and Father Mark Arey, General Secretary of SCOBA (staff). The additional Catholic members are Father Brian Daley, SJ (Secretary), Prof. Thomas Bird, Father Lucien Coutu, CSC, Father Peter Galadza, Chorbishop John D. Faris, Father John Galvin, Father Sidney Griffith, ST, Father Joseph Komonchak, Father Paul McPartlan, Father David Petras, Sr Susan K. Wood, SCL, Dr. Vito Nicastro, and Father Ronald Roberson, CSP (staff).
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation is sponsored jointly by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), the Bishops'' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Since its establishment in 1965, the Consultation has issued 22 agreed statements on various topics. All these texts are now available on the website of the USCCB at http://www.usccb.org/seia/officialdialogues.shtml and on the SCOBA website at http://www.scoba.us/resources.html