May 17-18th, St. Demetrios Hall, Seattle
Inaugural Lay Conference, “Growing in the Image and Likeness of God: Eastern Spirituality in the Modern World” featuring Fr. Stephen Freeman, Jonathan Pageau and Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier.
FR STEPHEN FREEMAN (Archpriest, Author, Speaker)
– Image to Image: The Dynamics of Salvation
Created in the image of God, we move towards the image of God. Making sense of the dynamics of this movement is the heart of our tradition. Where have we come from? Where are we going?
– The Modern Challenge
There are unique problems within modern culture for the Eastern Christian tradition. Thinking through those problems creates a deeper understanding of the task of our faith.
JONATHAN PAGEAU (Artist, Author, Speaker)
– Rediscovering the Anthropology of Hesychasm Today
Beyond a coherent Christian mysticism, the Hesychastic tradition also offers a general anthropology, a vision and hierarchy of the human person which can give us a way to live in the world today.
– Sacred Art as the Only Hope for Reviving Culture
As we see the general degradation of cultural forms in Western culture, it is only a refocusing on the highest form of art which will bring us back from the Chasm.
FR DEACON DANIEL DOZIER (Deacon, Writer, Speaker)
– Image & Likeness: Developing a Biblical Worldview
Genesis 1:26-27 contains the phrase “image and likeness” in reference to God’s creation of humanity. This talk will explore the biblical and contextual meaning of this phrase and its implications for an authentic Christian spiritual life. We’ll examine both the narrative and cultural context of Genesis and what these together actually communicate about our nature and potential as human persons in our relationship with God, humanity and creation.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to gather with fellow Christians and great speakers to be enriched by the great gift of Eastern Christian Spirituality and how it offers answers to the challenges of modernity. This conference is not academic in focus. It is our sincere hope this event will assist all Christians seeking to deepen their spiritual life to grow in the Image and Likeness of God!