The 7th International Conference Dedicated to Metropolitan Anthony’s Legacy

What does it mean to be a Christian in everyday life?


Friday, 13 September

9.00 – 9.30            Registration

9.30 – 10.00          Prayer

                                Words of welcome

10.00 – 13.30        Talks

Protodeacon Peter Scorer (Exeter, UK): Metropolitan Anthony in everyday life

Elizabeth Theokritoff (Cambridge, UK): The world of God’s creatures

Archpriest Dimitry Sizonenko (Saint Petersburg, Russia): The notion of time in Metropolitan Anthony’s theology

Maya Kucherskaya (Moscow, Russia): The concept of ‘practical Christianity’ in the prose of N. Leskov (with reference to the ‘Family in Decline’ novel-chronicle)

13.30 – 13.45        Video

13.45 – 14.45        Lunch

14.45 – 17.45        Talks

Archpriest Christopher Hill (Moscow, Russia): Aspects of the Christian Life in the realm of the personal as reflected in Twentieth-century Russian literature

Natalia Inina (Moscow, Russia): Between desire and reality: the psychology of everyday life

Archpriest Alexius Uminsky (Moscow, Russia): Prayer as a Christian’s everyday practice

Tutta Larsen (Moscow, Russia) and Protodeacon Peter Scorer (Exeter, UK): Dialogue

17.45 – 19.15        Round table: How to connect with God in everyday life

Lyudmila Zotova (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Archpriest Vladimir Arkhipov (Novaya Derevnya, Russia), Hieromonk Giovanni (Guaita) (Moscow, Russia), Tatiana Kasatkina (Moscow, Russia), Konstantin Matsan (Moscow, Russia)

19.15 – 19.30        Video

19.30                     Prayer

Saturday, 14 September

9.45                       Prayer

10.00 – 11.30        Talks

Tatyana Semchishina (Moscow, Russia): Between despair and hope: vocation and the reality of everyday life

Konstantin Matsan (Moscow, Russia): ‘Superficiality as the primary sin’ (in the context of Metropolitan Anthony’s talks)

11.30 – 11.45        Video 

12.00 – 13.30        Discussion groups

13.30 – 15.00        Lunch

15.00 – 18.00        Talks and book presentation

Lynn Other (Stourbridge, UK): Sharing faith through listening and presence in workplaces and schools

Yekaterina Savina (Moscow, Russia): Mindfulness of God’s presence in my life

Presentation of Metropolitan Anthony’s book Chaos. Law. Freedom. Talks on meanings

Natalya Bolshakova-Minchenko (Riga, Latvia): Various aspects of the views on the phenomenon of chaos. Metropolitan Anthony (1914 – 2003) and Archpriest Alexander Men (1935 – 1990)

18.00 – 18.15        Video

18.15                              Prayer


Sunday, 15 September


(13.00-14.00)        (lunch for speakers and volunteers)

14.00 – 14.15        Video

14.15 – 15.45        Talks

Archpriest Sergius Rybakov (Samara, Russia): Asceticism and the challenge of modern culture

Frederica de Graaf (Moscow, Russia): Who are you? A Christian?

16.00 – 17.30        Round tables:

Profession as a ministry. Ministry as a profession

Is man a priest of all creation? Serving the world around us

Church and the ministry of a Christian. Voluntary work

17.45 – 18.15        Closing remarks

18.15 – 18.30        Video

18.30                     Panikhida