Pskov, Russia, 2017

Pskov State University
Pskov Archdiocese
S.A. Esenin’ Ryazan State University
"The Institute of Theology of Saints Methodius and Cyril"
Belarusian State University
St. Tikhon's Orthodox University
International Society for St. Gregory Palamas

IV International Scientific-Practical St. Tikhon's Conference

17–18 November, 2017
Pskov – Pechory
International Conference: "Asceticism as a Principle of Spiritual Life in the Doctrine of St. Gregory Palamas"

17 November, 2017
Pskov State University, Pskov

Welcome from the Theological Faculty and the University representatives.
Presentations about St Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow from the Archdiocese of Pskov.

Constantinos Athanasopoulos (PhD., United Kingdom) Eudaimonia, Ataraxia and Asceticism: How St. Gregory Palamas' views on Asceticism solve the problems in the often misunderstood ancient Greek moral concepts of eudaimonia and ataraxia.
Y.E. Kanaeva (Postgraduate Student, Moscow, Russia) Ethics and Asceticism in the Writings of Barlaam the Calabrian.
Manuel Sumares (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Portugal) Сhristian Magnanimity and Holiness: Reflections on Archimandrite Sophrony's Hipostatic Principle and the Jesus Prayer.

18 November, 2017
The Holy Dormition Pskov-Caves Monastery, Pechory

Patrícia Calvário (PhD Student, Portugal) Ascetiscism and grace: human power and God's will in the writings of Gregory Palamas.
O.E. Dushin (Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia) The Philosophical and Monastic Asceticism: Porphyry and Macarius of Egypt.
Helen Dulgheru (Doctor of Cinematographic Sciences and Media, Romania) Eros and Apocalypse (from A. Tarkovsky to St. Gregory Palamas): a poetic-theological interpretation.
N.V. Alekseeva (Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Cherepovets, Russia) The Elders in the Tradition of Russian Orthodoxy.
N.Z. Gaevskaya (PhD Student, St. Petersburg, Russia) The Third Birth. Ascetic Motives in the Feat of Foolishness for Christ's Sake.
A.V. Zdor (Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Vladivostok, Russia) The Peculiarities of Reception of the Byzantine-Mount Athos’ Hesychasm of X-XIV Centuries in the Asceticism of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov).
L.G. Tonoyan (Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia) S.I. Povarnin about Asceticism.

Highlights from the Conference: Visits to Pskov sites (including the monument of St Olga) and to the Pechora Catacombs-Caves and the Holy Dormition Monastery at Pechora (with St Cornelius monument).