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Iona College Announces One-Day Conference on Eastern Catholicism

Iona College Press Release:

New Rochelle, NY - In response to the call of Orientale Lumen and in the spirit of our mission to foster a Catholic identity on campus Iona College (located in New Rochelle, New York) will host a one-day conference on Eastern Catholicism on Monday, November 6, 2000. It will begin at 8:45 am with opening remarks by our President, Br. James Liguori and will end at approximately 3:30 pm with concluding remarks by Fr. John Zeyack, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church, Rahway, New Jersey.

Nestled between these talks will be the following presentations:

Fr. Francis Marini, J.D., J.C.O.D., Chancellor, Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn
"The Catholic Church - A Communion of Sui Iuris Churches," 9:00 a.m.

Fr. ST Sutton, Chancellor, Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese
"Charity, Devotion & Heritage in the Syriac Catholic Tradition," 10:00 a.m.

Ani Bournoutian, Ph.D., Dean, Barnard College
"The Armenian Catholic Church: Armenian Catholics or Catholic Armenians?," 11:00 a.m.

Lunch (by registration): noon - 1:00

Sr. Natalya Stoczanyn, S.S.M.I., Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of Stamford
"The Liturgical Year Celebrated through Music in the Ukrainian Catholic Church," 1:00 p.m.

Fr. Joseph Loya, O.S.A., Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Villanova University
"Faith in Full Color: Religious Images of Ruthenian Catholicism," 2:00 p.m.

The registration deadline is October 6th. For further information, please see the conference's WWW site at:

In Christ,

Dawn Marie Hayes
Dawn Marie Hayes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of European History
Iona College
Department of History and Political Science
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Phone: (914) 633-2519
Fax: (914) 633-2019


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