Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Inter-University Orthodox Christian Fellowship Event

Dear friends,

I am pleased to announce that the Orthodox Christian Fellowships of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales have organised a combined event on Thursday 19th August at 7:30pm at Sydney University (Reading Room, Holme Building). 

This event will be the first of its kind for many years, and we hope that it will be a successful one. The event will be a Questions and Answers forum in the topic of: Science and Our Faith, with 3 distinguished Panel members: Fr Dimitri Kokkinos, Dr Socrates Dokos and Dr Philip Kariatlis.
As mentioned this will be a Questions and Answers forum meaning that the Panel members will be answeringyour questions. Upon arriving all who wish to ask questions will be asked to write them on a piece of paper, or bring a prepared question. These questions will be screened and then asked to the Panel members by the Master of Ceremonies, Chris Sergis (USyd).
As Fr Steven Scoutas wrote in the St Spyridon Network Communication # 3, July 2010:
The call for action has begun. Please join in the resurgence of our Orthodox way of life in Australia.
I urge you all to participate in this event to come to a better understanding of certain aspects of our faith and science which may not be clear. Hopefully this will result in a healthy atmosphere of questioning and understanding and will encourage us Orthodox Christians to learn more about our faith.
Please see attached flyer.
Biographies of Panel Members:
Father (Dr.) Dimitri Kokkinos, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P. Parish Priest at St. John Church Parramatta, Visiting Medical Officer in Neurology at Bankstown Hospital, Conjoint Lecturer in Neurology at the University of New South Wales.
Philip Kariatlis is currently the Academic Secretary and Lecturer in Theology at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. In 2010 he graduated with his Doctorate in Theology from the Sydney College of Divinity having examined the notion of koinonia in Orthodox Ecclesiology as both gift and goal. His theological interests lie in the broad area of the Church's doctrines specifically their existential and salvific significance. He has translated Archbishop Stylianos' doctoral dissertation and written in several peer reviewed journal within Australia and abroad. 
Dr Socrates Dokos received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 1996 from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he is currently senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests have focused on the electrical properties of heart and nerve tissues using a range of experimental and computational modelling techniques, and is the author of some 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in this field.
With prayers,
Pandelis Toumbelekis

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