Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In the Footsteps of (St.) Tikhon and (Bp.) Grafton

L: Bp. Charles Grafton (1830-1912), R: St. Tikhon of Moscow (1865-1925)    

Nashotah House is hosting a conference on Anglican-Orthodox relations on October 8-10. Entitled, "In the Footsteps of Tikhon and Grafton," the conference will include presentations by scholars associated with Nashotah House and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary. The conference will conclude with the signing of a Concordat between the two seminaries, like the covenant partnership that Nashotah House has had for several decades with Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic) Seminary. The Concordat commits the two seminaries to pray for each other, to further ecumenical relationships between members of the Anglican and Orthodox traditions, and to continue to work for the reunion of all faithful Christians.

I call your attention to a wonderful address by Fr. Chad Hatfield, who is now Chancellor of St. Vladimir's seminary gave a paper, entitled "Nashotah House, Bishop Grafton, and Saint Tikhon of Moscow" given at the Sesquicentennial Convocation of Nashotah House, in November 1992, when Fr. Hatfield was dean of St. Herman's Seminary, in Alaska.

You can read the paper (10 pages, PDF file) here: http://anglicanhistory.org/orthodoxy/hatfield.pdf.   It provides a wonderful background to what we will be doing on October 8-10, as we continue "In the Footsteps of Tikhon and Grafton."

You can call Mrs. Sandy Mills (262) 646-6508 for more information on the Conference.

1 comment:

TK+ said...

Sadly, there will be a small body of water preventing my attendance--otherwise I would be there!