Holy Cross Sponsors Patristics Conference
In March, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology hosted a conference for graduate students from the United States and abroad. Scholars from Boston College, Notre Dame University, Fordham, Baylor, the Oxford university system and other notable schools, converged on the Boston campus of Holy Cross from March 10 to 12 for presentations during the Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristics. Explains the Pappas Patristic Institute website, "The Spring conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present their own work, dialogue, and meet their colleagues in the field." This year more than 70 students met over the course of the three days, hailing from over 30 different colleges, universities and institutes.
Notes the Holy Cross news page, "Dr. Bruce Beck, Director of the Institute, was very pleased with the turnout and the proceedings of the latest conference. Each summer the Institute sponsors a week long program of intensive study, offfering courses in various patristic studies. This summer the program will run from July 18 through July 23. Another conference is held each fall that is thematic in nature. This year's theme is 'Family and Children in the Patristic Period.' The conference will be held at Holy Cross from October 13 to October 15."