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The MThA Library Director took part at the conference dedicated to St. Theophan the Recluse

On January 25, the Publishing Council of the Russian Orthodox Church hosted an online scientific-practical conference dedicated to the heritage of St. Theophan the Recluse within the framework of the XXIX International Christmas Readings.

Before the beginning of the plenary session, they served a prayer service to St. Theophan at the Publishing Council home church in honor of St. Joseph of Volotsk.

The Metropolitan of Kaluga and Borovsk Kliment, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Chairman of the Publishing Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, opened a plenary session with a welcoming speech, in which he particularly noted St. Theophan’s teaching talent and the power of his living word.

Overall, there were 18 speakers at the conference.

От лица Московской духовной академии выступил директор академической библиотеки, профессор кафедры филологии игумен Дионисий (Шлëнов) с докладом «Круг святоотеческого чтения, рекомендованный святителем Феофаном в катехизических целях: на примере святителя Иоанна Златоуста».

Hegumen Dionisiy (Shlenov), Director of the Academic Library and Professor of the Philology Department of the Moscow Theological Academy, gave a report with a presentation on "The circle of patristic reading recommended by St. Theophan for catechetical purposes: the example of St. John Chrysostom." The report analyzed the list of books recommended by St. Theophan to the Tambov diocese libraries by a decree of November 10, 1860. Eleven recommended authors were the representatives of the ascetic Orthodox tradition except St. John Chrysostom, who was the first on the list. From Saint Theophan’s point of view, Saint John Chrysostom was a teacher of asceticism and prayer. The corpus of St. John Chrysostom’s exegetical works only approves his status as an ascetic writer.

All materials will be published in the collection of works on Russian Patrology at the Kaluga Theological Seminary.

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