In 2011 KSTU is happening from Jul 24 to Aug 6.            

Its leading theme  will be

“Childhood in Christian tradition and in contemporary culture.”

Professor Paul Vallier from Butler University (Indianapolis) will speak about the theology of childhood in the novels of Victor Hugo. Inna Golubovich, a philosopher from Odessa, will lecture about the metaphysics and cultural anthropology of childhood and the phenomenon of childhood in biographical and autobiographical experience.  The topics of the lecture course of Irina Bagration-Mukhraneli, a professor of philology from Moscow, will be child and adult perception of space in Mikhail Lermontov, childhood dreams and the character of the lyrical “I” in the poetry of Osip Mandelshtam, among others. Within his general course of the Eucharist anthropology, the theologian and philosopher from Kharkov Alexander Filonenko will give a lecture on the “Child’s language of faith.” A professor of philosophy from Kiev Viktor Malakhov and Constantin Sigov will prepare seminars on the topic.  
The Children's Academy will shoot two films, the topics of which are to be announced soon.

Eleventh Internation ASSUMPTION READINGS

Childhood
in the Christian Tradition
and in Contemporary Culture
 
 
 

 
The 11th international conference “Assumption Readings”  will be held on the 25th–28th of September 2011 in the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, "Sophia of Kyiv" Historical and Cultural Reserve, the University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy," and St. Thomas Institute of Religious Studies.
 
The opening is at 2 p.m. in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, building 45

In the most different cultures of mankind a child has been perceived not only as the object of necessary concern, but also as a source of light, warmth, gladness, expectations for a better future. In Christianity the theme of childhood acquires a quite special meaning. From a Christian perspective, the world is put in order by the Epiphany of the Divine Baby. The words of Christ addressed to adults are far-famed: «Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven» (Mt 18, 3). In them there is not only an appeal to humble, but also a clear indication of childhood’s own moral dignity and sacred values.

The honouring of childhood and human childishness, evoked by the Gospel, is a principle feature of Christian culture, incarnated in a great number of artistic and philosophical works of old and recent time. 

The purpose of the forthcoming conference is to focus attention on the key problems of the theme of childhood in its modern context, to set basic landmarks of its theological, philosophical, and culturological understanding. 

Organizers:

 

Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra 
Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary 
National Historical and Cultural Reserve "Sophia of Kyiv"
National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
St. Thomas Institute of Religious Studies
European Humanities Research Centre
St. Clement's Centre

 

THE GRATEFUL LISTENER VALENTYN SYLVESTROVTo Wait for the Music was released by the Kyiv publishing house Spirit and Letter, which is famous for its intellectual and cultural work. Its author Valentyn Sylvestrov is a Ukrainian composer whose music left the borders of our national culture half a century ago and whose creative work has in many respects defined the modern development of musical space.

June 23-27, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the visit of the Blessed Pope John Paul II to Ukraine. Two events were organized to commemorate his beatification and his visit to Kyiv.
 

For St. Clement's Center the year 2011 started with a wonderful meeting with the representatives of "Heart's Home" on January 11 - Aude Guillet, who currently works in Lviv, and Rev. Vincent Billot, working in Naples

To share with you the joy of the meeting, we are sending you a link to some pictures:

More about "Heart's Home" you can read here.

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