For those of you in the Pittsburgh/Youngstown/Cleveland area: the Society of St. John Chrysostom is sponsoring a lecture on the Coptic Church in Egypt by Youssef Ragheb, an MD who teaches Egyptian Arabic at the University of Pittsburgh. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, July 10th at 7 p.m. at St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Convent, 8640 Squires Lane, Warren, Ohio, 44484.
For more information, see the May/June issue of the Society’s newsletter.
The SSJC is, according to their website, “an ecumenical group of clergy and lay people organized for the purpose of promoting an understanding of Eastern Christianity . . . . Offering a unique opportunity for laypersons and clergy to meet, discuss topics of mutual interest, and learn from each other’s traditions.” The fellowship sponsors the annual Orientale Lumen conferences which “provide a ‘grass roots’ approach to ecumenical dialogue between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.”