Through its lecture and exhibit program, the Institute seeks to reach out to local Orthodox constituencies and the general public.

 

The Manolis Distinguished Lecture Series

The Institute’s Paul Manolis Distinguished Lecture Series, for example, continues to bring prominent Orthodox scholars from throughout the world to our communities. Previous lectures have included Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos, Bishop Kallistos Ware, Jaroslav Pelikan, Sir Dimitri Meyendorff, Lydia Black, Christos Yannaras, Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, and other internationally known scholars.

The St. Demetrios Day Lecture

Around the feast Day honoring our Chapel’s patron St. Demetrios (October 26), the Institute brings a noted scholar for an annual lecture.  Speakers have included Rev. Stanley Harakas, Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Rev. Luke Veronis, and Jim Forest.

 

The Summer Institute

The intensive program of courses and lectures is offered in June.  The Summer Institute has a different focus each year with instructors and participants coming from across the United States.

 

Other Series

The Institute has sponsored a magnificent exhibition at the GTU library of over one hundred Orthodox icons from over seventeen centuries. In addition to the PAOI’s named lectures, the Institute regularly offers educational programs to the faithful of the Bay Area and beyond. These range from courses in Byzantine Chant, seminars and workshops, to the annual Summer Institute.

Bouquets to Icons

The Bouquets to Icons Series challenges designers to recreate the beauty of an icon through a floral arrangement