In the last fifteen years, I have taken part in numerous theological and scholarly events in many countries in the world, and the Kiev Summer Theological Institute (KSTI) is the one that mostly impressed me by its profound scholarly level and at the same time its extremely welcoming and beneficial environment.
The level of lecturing and learning was very high: not only prominent theologians and scholars were there to teach and share their experience but also the students were devoted to learning and to sharing their own experience with the lecturers and between each other. One proof of this was the fact that often the time for lecturing was the same as the time for questions and opinions: the students (and also the scholars themselves) wanted to draw from the lecturers’ papers and themes as much as possible, and their questions and opinions made the scholars broaden their topics and give much more input than they would have expected themselves.

Nativity of Christ. Icon by Victoria Skubko

Nativity of Christ. Icon by Victoria Skubko

The quiet, light Christmas news is more powerful than grief, more powerful than death. Unjust wisdom and chaos step back before the mysterious power, which reveals this news. This news dispels darkness and fear. It brings the light of reason on earth. It witnesses about the eternal victory of truth over any unjust intention. It gives freedom, peace and calm.


Wholeheartedly we congratulate you with the Nativitiy of Jesus Christ!

We thank you for your prayers, friendship and cooperation, and we hope for new meetings in the coming year!

The team of St. Clement’s Centre : Communion and Dialogue of Cultures

Архиерейская литургия в воскресенье, 1 ноября 2015 года
Встреча "летающей общины"
С. Тимченки Харьковской области

Проповедь архиепископа Макаровского Илария после Евангельского чтения

Слово владыки Илария после литургии. Слова о. Потапия и А. Филоненко

Dear friends,

The XIII Kyiv Summer Theological University (KSTU) will be held from 19 July to 1 August 2015 at the Orthodox spiritual, social and educational center “The Ark” in the village Lishnya near Kyiv. The theme of this year’s University will be “TRUTH. MEMORY. RECONCILIATION.”

About 10 intensive lecture courses, 5 seminars and a round table will function in several directions: Theology, Modern Theology, Exegetics, Patristic, Ethics, Christian Culture. Lectures will tend to alternate between general introductions and highly focused presentations, which demand a suitably trained listener.

Studies will be organized in two blocks, according to the two weeks of the University. During the two summer weeks of the University and the following year vibrant faith, intellectual and holistic adventure of the spirit, characterized by open-endedness, friendship, ecumenical dialogue and, of course, intellectual precision and intensity radiate from KSTU in circles.

27.09.2014 р., Хрестовоздвиженський храм с. Мостище Макарівського району Київської області

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