FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “THE HAGIOGRAPHY OF CYPRUS”

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“THE HAGIOGRAPHY OF CYPRUS”

Paralimni-Cyprus, 9 – 12 February 2012


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

 

His Eminence Metropolitan of Constantia – Ammochostos  Vasilios,

PhD Theology

Prof. Costas N. Constantinides

Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Prof. Constantinos Pitsakis

Faculty of Law, Demokritus University of Thrace, Greece

Prof. Theodoros Giangou

Faculty of Theology, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Kriton Chrysochoides

Director of Research at the Institute of Byzantine Research,

National Foundation for Research, Greece

Dr Georgios Kakkouras

PhD Theology – Headmaster of a Secondary School

Presbyter Christodoulos Christodoulou

Theologian, Director of the Office for Spiritual Ministry,

Holy Metropolis of Constantia – Ammochostos

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Presbyter Christodoulos Christodoulou, Theologian

Iliana Kaoura, Theologian

Christina Kakkoura, Historic Researcher

Xenia Panteli, Theologian

Tel. +35723812456/7   Fax. +35723812459

e-mail: [email protected]

 

 

STAFF

 

Oikonomos Andreas Christodoulou

Deacon Avgoustinos Kkaras

Deacon Aliaksei Ausiayevich

Antonios Jensen

Anastasios Spyrou

Philippos Philippou

Andreas Flokkas

Lazaros Lazarou

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

FOR THE ICON EXHIBITION ON THE SAINTS OF CYPRUS

 

Protopresbyter Iraklidios Xiouros

Presbyter Georgios Hadjiadamou

Deacon Andreas Papamichail

Deacon Ireneos Kyriakou

Sergios Sergiou, Painter and Renovator of Works of Art

 

SPEAKERS

  1. Alzati Cesare Angelo Maria, Professor, Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Sacro Cuore), Milan, Italy.
  2. Alexakis Alexandros, Professor, Department of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Greece.
  3. Chotzakoglou Charalambos, PhD Byzantology, Director of the World Forum for Religions and Cultures of the Holy Monastery of Kykkos; President of the Cypriot Studies Society, Cyprus.
  4. Chrysochoides Kriton, Director of Research at the Institute for Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece.
  5. Chrysos Evangelos, Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens; Secretary General of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Greece.
  6. Constantinides Costas N., Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Greece.
  7. Economou Christos, Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  8. Efthymiades Stefanos, Associate Professor, Open University of Cyprus.
  9. Giangou Theodoros, Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  10. Hadjichristodoulou Christodoulos, PhD Archaeology, Cyprus.
  11. Ioakeim Fotios, Archimandrite, Theologian, Holy Metropolis of Nikopolis and Preveza, Greece.
  12. Ioannides Grigorios, Hieromonk, PhD Theology, Holy Metropolis of Trimythous, Cyprus.
  13. Joseph, Archbishop of the Maronite Church of Cyprus, PhD
  14. Kakkouras Georgios, PhD Theology, Headmaster of Secondary School, Cyprus.
  15. Karayianni Flora, PhD Archaeology, Head of the Office for Scientific Research at the European Centre of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Monuments.
  16. Krueger Derek, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Program Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.; President of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America.
  17. Neofytos, Metropolitan of Morfou, Theologian and Lawyer, Church of Cyprus.
  18. Nicolaides Nicos, Professor, Department of Social Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Athens, Greece.
  19. Papageorgiou Athanasius, Byzantologist, former Director of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus.
  20. Paschalides Symeon, Associate Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  21. Pitsakis Constantinos, Professor, Faculty of Law, Demokritus University of Thrace, Greece.
  22. Rapp Claudia, Professor, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.
  23. Schizas Theocharis, Theologian, Editor of the “Cypria Menaia” («Κύπρια Μηναῖα»-Services and Lives of Cypriot Saints), Cyprus.
  24. Schrade Brigitta, Professor, Department of History and Art, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
  25. Talbolt, Alice-Mary, President Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, S.A.; Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, U.S.A .
  26. Theocharides Ioannis, Professor, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanitarian Studies, University of Cyprus.
  27. Tomea Giovanni Paolo, Professor, Department of Medieval, Humanistic and Renaissance Studies, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Sacro Cuore), Milan, Italy.
  28. Triantafyllopoulos Demetrios, Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cyprus.
  29. Tsetsis Georgios, Megas Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, PhD Theology.
  30. Vasilios, Metropolitan of Constantia – Ammochostos, PhD Theology.
  31. Velenis Georgios, Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of the Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  32. Yfantis Panayiotis, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 9th February 2012

 

7:00 – 9:00

Matins and Divine Liturgy

Holy Monastery of Ayia Napa

Welcoming Greeting

H.E. Metropolitan of Constantia-Ammochostos, Vasilios

 

OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

Grand Hall of the Holy Metropolis of Constantia – Ammochostos, Paralimni

10:00 – 10.45

Opening Speech

H.E. Metropolitan  of Constantia-Ammochostos, Vasilios

Addresses:

  • Georgios Demosthenous, Minister of Education and Culture
  • Constantinos Christofides, Rector of the University of Cyprus
  • Wolfgang Lenz, General Secretary of OIKOSNET EUROPE

 

Opening of the Conference

  By His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus, Chrysostomos

 

Opening of the Exhibition of Icons of Saints of Cyprus

Old Church of Saint George, Paralimni

10:45 – 11.00:  Break

SESSION I

11:00 – 13.00

Presentation A: Cyprus:  “Island of Saints”

                H.E. Metropolitan of Constantia-Ammochostos, Vasilios

Presentation B: Sanctity: The archetype and eschatological beauty of the image

                Prof. Nicos Nicolaides       

Presentation C: The individual characheristics of a saint and the process of his inclusion to the Cult Calendar          

  1. Rev. Dr. Georgios Tsetsis

Presentation D: The Maronite community of Cyprus and the Cypriot Hagiography: Mutual influences

                H.E. Archbishop of the Maronite Church of Cyprus, Joseph

 

* At the end of each presentation there will follow a 10 minute discussion period

 

SESSION II

16:00 – 18:00

Presentation A: Biblical Saints of Cyprus.

                Prof. Christos Economou

Presentation B: The traditions of the ancient Church on Saint Barnabas and the development of his hagiographical profile in Byzantium

Prof. Symeon Paschalides

Presentation C: Topos, legend, historiocity : St. Barnabas in eastern and western iconography      

Prof. Brigitta Schrade

Presentation D: Cyprus the Holy Island of Saintly Bishops

                Prof. Evangelos Chrysos

 

18:00 – 18:30:  Break.

SESSION III

18:30 – 20:00

Presentation A: Biblical Quotations and Liturgical Echoes in the Hagiography of Leontios of Neapolis: Scriptural Familiarity and the Culture of Reference in Seventh-century Cyprus

                Prof. Derek Krueger

Presentation B: Cypriot Saints in 7th Century Hagiography: Nostalgia or Revival?

Prof. Claudia Rapp             

Presentation C: Iconoclasm and Art in Cyprus: A critical study based on the historical sources and the monuments of Cyprus

                Dr. Charalambos Chotzakoglou

 

Friday, 10th February 2012

SESSION IV

09:00 – 11:00

Presentation A: The Constantinopolitan Synaxarium and the Hagiography of Cyprus

Prof. Costas N. Constantinides

Presentation B: The contribution of the “Cypria Menaia” (Services and Lives of Cypriot Saints)

                Mr. Theocharis Schizas      

Presentation C: The Saints of Cyprus within the Latin hagiography (5th – 12th centuries)

                Prof. Giovanni Paolo Tomea

Presentation D: Cypriot Liturgical Manuscripts and Hagiography

  1. Rev. Dr. Grigorios Ioannides

11:00 – 11:30 Break

SESSION V

11:30 – 13:30

Presentation A: Cypriot Hagiography and Palestine: A reciprocal relationship

                Prof. Kriton Chrysochoides

Presentation B: The Literati and revival of Hagiography in the Early Palaiologan Period

                Prof. Alice-Mary Talbot

Presentation C: Cypriot Hagiography and Art

Mr. Athanasios Papageorgiou

Presentation D: Hagiography of Cyprus, 16th – 19th centuries; Sources and Studies

                Dr. Georgios Kakkouras

 

 

SESSION VI

16:00 – 17:30

Presentation A: Τhe Phenomenon of neomartyrs”

                Prof. Ioannis Theocharides

Presentation B: Cypriot neo-martyrs: Typology and a legal approach  

Prof. Constantinos Pitsakis              

Presentation C: Canonical issues on the Lives of Cypriot Saints

                Prof. Theodoros Giangou

 

17:30 – 17:45: Break.

 

SESSION VII

17:45 – 19:15

Presentation A: The Life of Saint Demetrianos of Kythrea; a different reading and approach

                Prof. Stefanos Efthymiades

Presentation B: Saint and Apostle Barnabas and the Church of Milan. The ecclesiological significance of the Milanese version of a greek hagiographical tradition

Prof. Cesare Angelo Maria Alzati

Presentation C: The Cyprus of Saints within the poetry of George Seferis

                Prof. Panayiotis Yfantis

 

19:15 – 20:00

“Cyprus of the East”: The common journey of Byzantine and Cypriot Music through the passing of the centuries

By the choir of the Holy Metropolis of Trimythous and the Musical Group

of the Cultural Society ‘Vasilitzia’.

 

 

Saturday, 11th February 2012

 

SESSION VIII

09:00 – 10:30

Presentation A: Tombs and Holy Wells of Cypriot Saints

Dr. Christodoulos Hadjichristodoulou

Presentation B: Ascetics of Byzantine Cyprus (4th -12th century); an introduction to reviewing the existing positions                

  1. Rev. Fotios Ioakeim

Presentation C: Comments on the architecture of the octagonal church of Saint Hilarion which is in the castle of St Hilarion on the mountain range of Pentadaktylos; Place of worship of the Saint

                Prof. Georgios Velenis and Dr. Flora Karayiannis

 

10:30 – 10:45 Break

SESSION IX

10:45 – 12:15

Presentation A: Saint Spyridon; Trimythous – Constantinople – Corfu: Three succeeding places of worship and his iconography

                Prof. Demetrios Triantafyllopoulos

Presentation B: Saint Demetrianos of Chytri and Saint Leon of Catania: Lives in parallel?

                Prof. Alexandros Alexakis

Presentation C: Asia Minor-Syropalestine: The spiritual “inner land” of Cyprus.

H.E. Metropolitan of Morfou, Neofytos

 

12:15 – 12:30

Hymns from the Service dedicated to the All Saints of Cyprus

By the choir of the Holy Metropolis of Constantia – Ammochostos

Director:  Mr. Christos Psaltis

 

12:30: THE CONCLUSION OF THE CONFERENCE

 

 

Sunday, 12th February 2012

 

06:30 – 10:00

Divine Liturgy

Metropolitan Church of Saint George, Paralimni


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Metropolis of Constantia – Ammochostos

Cultural Academy “Saint Epifanios”

 

Tel. +35723812456/7   Fax. +35723812459

e-mail: [email protected]

www.imconstantias.org.cy

Picture on the front cover: Cypriots saints (hierarchs): Spyridon, Hiraclidios, Lazaros, Auxibios, Trifyllios and Epifanios. Fresco (14th) within the sanctuary of the church Agios Nicolaos Stegis (World Heritage Monument of UNESCO), Kakopetria, Cyprus.