2024 Orthodox Events

The Four Gospels and the One Christ: An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels

St. Vladimir’s Online School of Theology is holding a 4-week Zoom course that will help a layperson to see the basic features that make each Gospel a unique portrait of Jesus and how the Four Gospels together provide a canonical image of Jesus.

Tuesdays at 8pm ET, June 4 – 25.

Each evening consists of a video (by the Rev. Dr George Parsenios) and a live Q and A session.



Earlybird Discount Ends May 1!

“Early Christian Theological Anthropology”: A study of what it means to be a human being in the theology of Saints Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, and Maximos the Confessor.

June 17-21, 8:30am-5:00pm (M-F), Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta

UPDATE: Fr John has just provided a schedule for the seminar:


Morning: Introduction; St Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Romans

Afternoon: St Irenaeus of Lyon, Against the Heresies (selections)


Morning: St Irenaeus, Against the Heresies (selections)

Afternoon: St Gregory of Nyssa, On the Human Image of God


Morning: St Gregory, On the Human Image of God

Afternoon: St Gregory of Nyssa, On the Human Image of God


Morning: St Maximus the Confessor, Ambiguum 41

Afternoon: St Maximus, Responses to Thalassius 21, 22


Morning: St Maximus, Responses to Thalassius 60

Afternoon: St Maximus, Responses to Thalassius 61

Join us for a challenging and enriching week!

V. Rev. Dr John Behr holds the Regius Chair in Humanity at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and has taught seminars like ours around the world. A leading scholar of early Christian theology, Fr. John has written many books, including The Way to Nicaea, The Mystery of Christ, Becoming Human, John the Theologian & his Paschal Gospel, as well as translations of St Irenaeus, Origen, St Athanasius, and St Gregory of Nyssa. He is also general editor of St Vladimir Seminary Press’s Popular Patristics translation series.

Option 1: Seminar $325
Includes daily lunch & coffee breaks

Option 2: Seminar & Accommodations $550-625
Includes daily lunch, coffee breaks, & residence-style accommodation from
June 16-21 on the Ambrose University campus

(Add $50 after May 1st)

Option 3: For-credit course at Ambrose University & Seminary
Email for details

Visit holymartyrpeter.ca or email seminar@saintpeter.ca for more information.