SOUTH CANAAN, PA — St. Tikhon's Monastery will be the site of the sixth annual "Florovsky Symposium" on February 24-25, 2017, featuring a keynote lecture by Hieromonk Nikolai Sakharov from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England.
The symposium is an annual tradition started by a scholarly society at Princeton University and attracts scholars, clergy, and laity from around the world who are interested in combining serious scholarly inquiry with faithfulness to the Tradition of the Church.
This year's gathering, "Steppingstone to Contemplation: Asceticism and Theology in Scripture and Tradition," takes its theme from St. Gregory the Theologian, who writes in Oration 20: "Do you wish to become a theologian some day, and worthy of the divinity? Keep the commandments; walk on the path of the precepts. For practical virtue is the steppingstone to contemplation. Labor to cultivate your soul by means of the body."
Further information and online registration is available here.