For the occasion of its Golden Jubilee of higher education, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology at the University of Balamand was deeply honored to host His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk for a keynote lecture. Metropolitan Hilarion is a member of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations, Patriarchate of Moscow. He is also Professor at several prestigious Universities all over the world, and a prolific writer who has authored over 700 publications including monographs on patristics, dogmatic theology and church history. He also translated works by Church Fathers from Greek and Syrian.
The Dean Rt Rev. Archimandrite Jack Khalil introduced and moderated Metropolitan Hilarion’s lecture titled: “The Revelation of the Mystery of the Mother of God in the Theological Works of St. John of Damascus.” In this lecture, His Eminence highlighted the essential aspects of the writings of the St. John of Damascus that unveil the mystery of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. The lecture was broadcasted live globally on the Institute’s social media sites, and was attended by the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and many interested people throughout the world.
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