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Participation of the Laboratory ‘Church and Culture’ in the International Conference ‘Sinai – Venice and Western World’ [Venice, 3-4/11/23]

The Laboratory ‘Church and Culture’ of the NKUA’s School of Theology participated in the International Conference entitled ‘Sinai – Venice and Western World’, which took place in Venice, Italy, from 3 to 4 November 2023. Organizing the Conference was the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice, in collaboration with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (through its Centre for Byzantine Research), Democritus University of Thrace, the Monastery of Saint Katherine of the Holy and the God-Trodden Mount Sinai (Egypt), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris, France), and Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University Research Institute, Library, Museum, and Garden, Washington, DC, USA).

Professor Vassileios Koukousas, Director of the Hellenic Institute of Venice, opened the Conference and read an address by Georgios Kotsiras, the Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Then, followed addresses by His Eminence Metropolitan Polycarpos of Italy and the representative of His Eminence the Archbishop of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho, Damianos.

Among those who presented papers at the Conference were the Very Reverend Father Aristarchos Gkrekas, Assistant Professor at the NKUA’s Department of Theology and Director of the Laboratory ‘Church and Culture’ (‘Anonymous Sinaitic Antirrhetic Codex No. 1376’), and Fotios Apostolos, Assistant Professor at the same Department (‘The Acolouthy of the Foot Washing Through the Manuscript Liturgical Tradition of Sinai and Its Relationship With the Roman Liturgical Type’). The latter also summarized the conclusions at the end of the Conference.

Also participating with papers were the former Dean and Professor Emeritus of the NKUA’s School of Theology, Apostolos Nikolaidis (‘Individuality and Sociality in Orthodox Monasticism’), and Associate Professor at the NKUA’s Department of Music Studies, Flora Kritikou (‘Musical Syncretism in Venetian-Occupied Crete: Western Repertoire Elements in Sinai Music Manuscripts’).

More about the Conference:σεπτεμβρίου-διεθνές-συνέδριο-ελλην-2/

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