International Symposium on Saint Maximus the Confessor

International Symposium
on Saint Maximus the Confessor


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Program of Fordham University.

The Department of Patristic Studies of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in Serbia is organizing an International Symposium on Saint Maximus the Confessor in Belgrade, October 18-21, 2012, commemorating the 1350th year since his repose in 662.

The goal of the symposium is to highlight those elements and aspects of Saint Maximus's teaching that are relevant for our time, especially the theological, philosophical, psychological and other questions it raises.

A number of areas present themselves as interesting foci for the conference: theology, anthropology, hermeneutics, philosophy, science, eschatology, human physis, freedom, otherness, person, gender, psychology, biology, cosmology, physics, modern and ancient philosophy.

Featured Speakers:

Demetrios Barthrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maksim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, John Zizioulas.

Be sure to check out the schedule and registration information.

Please, us with questions.



“The Logos of God and God desire that the Mystery of His Incarnation works always and in all.”

- St. Maximus the Confessor

The Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, in conjunction with the International Symposium, entitled

St. Maximus the Confessor Today

October 18 – 21, 2012 - Belgrade

is announcing, with the blessing of the Faculty Dean, His Grace, Bishop of Backa, KIR IRINEJ, an open competition for an independent icon exhibition dedicated to St. Maximus entitled:

The Mystery of Christ

All interested artists are invited to participate with their original and authentic works of art from the life of St. Maximus, contributing that science and art meet and intertwine in the testimony of the Mystery of Christ and the knowledge of the goal by the power of the Resurrection in the spirit of St. Maximus the Confessor.

The exhibition will take place at the Orthodox Theological Faculty at the time of the scientific symposium from October 18 to October 21, with the idea that all symposium participants can simultaneously take part in the icon exhibition, allowing for icons to be made available for purchase.

The competition is open to iconographers, painters and artists exclusively using iconographic technique.

Participants are asked to choose a topic taken from the life of St. Maximus the Confessor.

Printing of an exquisite catalog is planned.

A three-member commission will choose the final participants.

Chosen final participants will be contacted by October 1, 2012.

Please submit the following necessary requirements:

1. Three photographs of the icon (higher resolution; smallest format 10x15; the name of the icon, first and last names of the iconographer, technique and format of art are required to be written on the back side of the icon).
2. A brief work history.
3. Contact telephone number and email address.

Please send requested materials to the following address:
Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade
Mije Kovacevica 11B
11060 Belgrade
Attention: “St. Maximus the Confessor” Competition

Deadline for submission of materials is August 1, 2012. Late and incomplete submissions will not be taken into consideration.

Submitted materials will not be returned and participants are solely responsible for all packaging and shipping fees.

For more information please contact us via telephone/email:
Tel. + 381 64 800 4637

Source: Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade