St Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute

Inauguration of St Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute

Last Friday St Irenaeus institute was officially inaugurated at its new home, Radboud University in Nijmegen. Metropolitan Athenagoras, co-chairman of the Orthodox representative body, performed a small blessing of the waters. The other co-chairman, Archbishop Polycarpus, pronounced a prayer and the blessing. The dean of the faculty welcomed the institute at the university.

John McGuckin delivered a lecture with the title St. Cyril of Alexandria (c. 378-444): The Reconciler of the Church’s Family Feuds. He was then named an honorary fellow of the institute. The rector of the institute, Father Michael Bakker, presented an overview of the institute’s programmes and projects. Finally, the chancellor of the university addressed the large audience, present in the hall or via a livestream.

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