Programme

Programme (pdf)

THURSDAY 26, JUNE 2014

14.00 – 16.00 REGISTRATION (Foyer of the Αristotle University’s Research Dissemination Center [KEDEA])

16.00 – 20.45 OPENING SESSION*

  • Welcoming address of Prof. Despo LIALIOU, Vice Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Greeting address by Prof. Michael TRITOS, Dean of the Faculty of Theology
  • Greeting address by Prof. Theodoros YIANGOU, President of the School of Pastoral and Social Theology
  • Greeting address by Prof. Αthanasios SEMOGLOU, member of the administrative council of the Centre for Byzantine Research of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Introduction to the theme of the Conference by Prof. Rémi GOUNELLE & Prof. Symeon PASCHALIDIS

A music welcome interlude : The “OLIGOHORDA” classical music duo for oud and double bass interprets classical music compositions from Roman composers of Constantinople, (17th- 20th century). [Solist: Vassilis KASSOURAS (oud), Giannis KOLOVOS (double bass). Special participation: Vassilis TERZIS (ney)]

17.00 FIRST PLENARY SESSION (chair : Bertrand BOUVIER)
Rémi GOUNELLE [Strasbourg]: Diffusion et réception des Actes de Pilate/Evangile de Nicodème dans le monde byzantin

17.45 Break – Coffee

18.00 – 19.00 FREE COMMUNICATIONS

CONFERENCE HALL I (chair : A. PAPARNAKIS)
18.00 Bruce BECK – Christos ARABATZIS [Boston – Thessaloniki], Intertextuality and Reception History in the Story of Jonah and Elijah in the Lives of the Prophets
18.30 Ekaterini TSALAMPOUNI, [Thessaloniki] : One Villain, Many Deaths: the Case of Judas Iscariot from the Perspective of Cultural Memory

CONFERENCE HALL III (chair : Αthanasios SEMOGLOU)
18.00 Michel-Yves PERRIN [Paris] : Epigraphie et textes apocryphes chrétiens : un témoin méconnu de la Lettre tombée du ciel sur le dimanch
18.30 Archim. Gregorios PAPATHOMAS [Athens] : La Litterature Apocryphe comme source des canons de l’Eglise
19.00 SECOND PLENARY SESSION (chair : Kyriakoula PAPADEMETRIOU)
Christos OIKONOMOU [Thessaloniki] : The Apocryphal Revelation of John : the Morphological Effect of the Canonical to the Apocryphal Apocalypse of John

19.45 – 20.45 FREE COMMUNICATIONS

CONFERENCE HALL I (chair : Ekaterini TSALAMPOUNI)

19.45 Matteo GROSSO [Torino] : For a Reception History of Thomas’ Sayings in Early Christian Literature : An Overview of the Textual Evidences
20.15 Vasileios TZERPOS [Athens], The Parable of “the Trees and their Fruits” in the New Testament and the Apocryphal Literature

CONFERENCE HALL III (chair : Michel-Yves PERRIN)

19.45 Dominique CÔTE [Ottawa], Rufin d’Aquilée et les Reconnaissances : stratégies littéraires et prises de position doctrinales
20.15 Sotirios DESPOTIS – Dimitrios ALEXOPOULOS [Αthens] : Artemis and Thecla. Τhe Meeting of the Ancient Goddess with the Christian Female Apostolic Saint in the First Four Centuries of Christianity (Historical and Comparative Reflections)

Reception in the courtyard of the Αristotle University’s
Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA)

 

FRIDAY 27, JUNE 2014

09.00 THIRD PLENARY SESSION (chair : Bruce BECK)

Els ROSE (Utrecht) : Cultural Contexts of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles in the Latin Middle Ages

09.45 Break – Coffee

10.00 – 11.00 FREE COMMUNICATIONS

CONFERENCE HALL I (chair : His Eminense metrop. ELPIDOPHOROS of Prousa)

10.00 Emanuela VALERIANI [Genève]: Symbolism and eschatology in the Apocryphal Apocalypse of John starting from the comparison with the canonical Book of Revelation
10.30 Athanasios DESPOTIS [Bonn] : Bekehrung¬ser¬fahrung und –erinnerung in den „gnosti-schen Evangelien“

CONFERENCE HALL III (chair : Albert FREY)

10.00 Kristian S. HEAL [Provo, Utah] : Redeeming Potiphar’s Wife: The Reception of a Motif in the Syriac Tradition
10.30 Nikos KOUREMENOS [Roma] : The Garden of Jannes and Jambres in Egyptian Monastic Tradition

11.00 Break – Coffee

11.15 FOURTH PLENARY SESSION (chair : Jean-Daniel KAESTLI)

Ioannis KARAVIDOPOULOS [Thessaloniki] : L’apocryphe “Paralipo¬mena de Jérémie” et son influence sur les textes liturgiques de l’Église orthodoxe

12.00 – 13.30 FREE COMMUNICATIONS

CONFERENCE HALL I (chair : Xavier LEQUEUX)

12.00 Christiane FURRER [Lausanne] : Germain de Constantinople et les Actes de Pilate. Un texte apocryphe à la source d’une symbolique liturgique
12.30 Rev. Konstantinos KARAISARIDIS [Thessaloniki] : La reception des traditions apocryphes sur saint John le Precurseur dans les textes liturgiques byzantines
13.00 Maïeul ROUQUETTE [Lausanne] : L’apôtre Tite dans l’hagiographie byzantine

CONFERENCE HALL III (chair : Anna KOLTSIOU)

12.00 Susana TORRES-PRIETO [Madrid] :The Slavonic tradition of the Gospel of Nicodemus: Possible Answers to the Labyrinth
12.30 Eirini PANOU [Jerusalem] : The Protevangelion of James, the Holy Scripture and the Veneration of Mary’s Parents in Ninth-Century Byzantium
13.00 Eirini ARTEMI [Athens] : “In a man who loves wisdom the father will be glad.” Stromata A1. Clement’s of Alexandria Teaching about the Cryptic Tradition in the Apocryphal Books of the Bible

Lunch in the Holy Monastery of St Theodora of Thessaloniki

16.00 – 17.30 FIFTH PLENARY SESSION (chair : Stephen SHOEMAKER)

Amphitheatre of the Holy Monastery of St Theodora (34, Ermou Street)

16.00 Xavier LEQUEUX [Brussels] : L’Index apostolorum discipulorumque Domini attribué à Dorothée de Tyr: le contenu et sa diffusion à Byzance
16.45 John CAREY [Cork] : The Reception of Apocryphal Texts in Medieval Ireland

TOUR TO ROMAN AND BYZANTINE MONUMENTS OF THESSALONIKI
(ROMAN FORUM, HAGIOS DEMETRIOS, ROTUNDA OF ST GEORGE)

 

SATURDAY 28, JUNE 2014

09.00 SIXTH PLENARY SESSION (chair : Jean-Michel ROESSLI)

Frédéric AMSLER [Lausanne] : Remarques sur la réception byzantine des Actes de Philippe

09.45 Break – Coffee

10.00 – 11.30 FREE COMMUNICATIONS

CONFERENCE HALL I (chair : Aristotelis MENTZOS)

10.00 Athanassios SEMOGLOU [Thessaloniki] : L’apport des apocryphes dans l’interpretation de l’iconographie chrétienne : le cas des deux compositions énigmatiques de l’enfance du Christ
10.30 Angeliki TRIVYZADAKI [Thessaloniki] : The Influence of the Apocryphal Literature in the Depiction of the Childhood of Theotokos
11.00 Melina PAISSIDOU [Thessaloniki] : L’influence des Apocryphes et des Drames Liturgiques a la peinture murale du 15eme siecle

CONFERENCE HALL III (chair : Konstantinos CHRESTOU)

10.00 Nicole J.B. VOLMERING, [Dublin] : Journeys to the Afterworld: “Apocalypse” or “Vision”?
10.30 Evangelos STAVROPOULOS [Paris] : Mundus Senescit : la contribution de l’Apocalypse de pseudo-Méthode de Patara à l’élaboration du messianisme politique romain tardif
11.00 Konstantinos GEORGIADIS [Thessaloniki] : Apocrypha: The Ideological Matrix of Byzantine Iconoclasm

11.30 Break – Coffee

11.45 – 12.30 SEVENTH PLENARY SESSION (chair : Christos OIKONOMOU)

11.45 Christopher VENIAMIN [Pennsylvania] : The Transfiguration in Pre-Nicene Apocryphal Literature

12.30 – 14.00 FREE COMMUNICATIONS

CONFERENCE HALL I (chair : Christopher VENIAMIN)

12.30 Peter TOTH [London] : Apocryphized Christology: Origin and Function of the Apocryphal Vision of Christ in Gethsemane
13.00 Constantinos BOZINIS [Thessaloniki] : Theios Eros in the Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla
13.30 Michael MUTHREICH [Göttingen] : The Autobiography of Dionysius the Areopagite or How to Promote the Implementation of Philosophy into Christianity

CONFERENCE HALL III (chair : Symeon PASCHALIDIS)

12.30 Theoni BOURA [Athens] : The Apocryphal Texts of the 5th century: Content and Historical Context
13.00 Dariya SYROYID [Lviv] : The Image of Paradise in Medieval Monastic Hagiography and its Apocryphal Origins
13.30 Spyros P. PANAGOPOULOS [Patras] : The Influence of the Pro¬te¬vangelium Iacobi in the Middle Byzantine Homiletic Tradition on the Mother of God

Buffet Lunch offered by the Metropolitan Church of St Gregory Palamas

16.00 – 17.30 EIGHTTH PLENARY SESSION (chair : Rémi GOUNELLE)

Conference Hall of the Metropolitan Church of St Gregory Palamas (3, Aghias Sophias Street)

16.00 Jean-Michel ROESSLI [Montreal] : Les Sibylles : prophétesses divines, instruments du démon ou forgeries ? Réflexions sur la réception des Oracles sibyllins à l’époque mo-derne
17.30 Stephen SHOEMAKER [Oregon] : Receiving the Last Emperor: Ps.-Methodius’ Reception and Revision of the Tiburtine Sibyl

VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF BYZANTINE CIVILISATION

Buffet dinner in the Metropolitan Church of St Gregory Palamas

 

SUNDAY 29, JUNE 2014

9.00 Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul in the Patriarchal Monastery of Vlatadon

11.0 – 12.30 LAST PLENARY SESSION (chair: Rev. Christos FILIOTIS)

Amphitheatre of the Patriarchal Institute of Patristic Studies

Jean-Daniel KAESTLI [Lausanne] : La réception des Actes de Paul. Retour sur quelques vicissitudes d’un texte “profitable à l’âme” (ψυχωφελής)
Symeon PASCHALIDIS [Thessaloniki] : Byzantine Apocryphal Traditions Regarding the Apostles: the Case of St Paul

Buffet offered by the Patriarchal Monastery of Vlatadon

VISIT TO HOSIOS DAVID AND TO THE CHURCH OF ST NIKOLAOS ORPHANOS

 

Invited speakers

  • Fr. Amsler (Lausanne)
  • J. Carey (Cork, Irland)
  • R. Gounelle (Strasbourg)
  • J.-D. Kaestli (Lausanne)
  • I. Karavidopoulos (Thessaloniki)
  • X. Lequeux (Brussels)
  • Chr. Oikonomou (Thessaloniki)
  • J.-M. Roessli (Montreal)
  • E. Rose (Utrecht)
  • S. Shoemaker (USA)
  • S. Paschalidis (Thessaloniki)
  • Chr. Veniamin (USA)

List of Participants

  • P. Argarate (Graz)
  • Eir. Artemi (Athens)
  • B. Beck – Chr. Arabatzis (Boston – Thessaloniki)
  • C. Bozinis (Thessaloniki)
  • Th. Boura (Athens)
  • Dominique Côté (Ottawa)
  • Ath. Despotis (Bonn)
  • S. Despotis (Athens)
  • Chr. Furrer (Lausanne)
  • Κ. Georgiadis (Thessaloniki)
  • M. Grosso (Torino)
  • Kr. Heal (Provo, USA)
  • N. Kouremenos (Roma)
  • Rev. K. Karaisaridis (Thessaloniki)
  • Y. Marinov (Sofia)
  • M. Muthreich (Goettingen)
  • M. Paissidou (Thessaloniki)
  • S. Panagopoulos (Patras)
  • Eir. Panou (Jerusalem)
  • Archim. Gregorios Papathomas (Athens)
  • M.-Y. Perrin (Paris)
  • M. Rouquette (Lausanne)
  • Ath. Semoglou (Thessaloniki)
  • D. Syroyid, (Lviv, Ukraine)
  • E. Stavropoulos (Paris)
  • Susana Torres-Prieto (Madrid)
  • P. Toth (London)
  • E. Tsalampouni (Thessaloniki)
  • Vasileios Tzerpos (Athens)
  • E. Valeriani (Roma)
  • J. Verheyden (Leuven)
  • A. Vinogradov (Moscow)
  • N. Volmering (Dublin)

Participants without communication

  • A. Frey (AELAC, Lausanne)
  • B. Janssens (Brepols Publishers)
  • Bertrand Bouvier (Genève)
  • Chrysi Tsigkoutzidou (Thessaloniki)
  • Eleni Chryssafi (Thessaloniki)
  • Demosthenes Kaklamanos (Thessaloniki)
  • Georgia Christodoulou (Thessaloniki)
  • Barnabas Chatziioannidis (Thessaloniki)
  • Paraskevi Arapoglou (Thessaloniki)

For the abstracts of the symposium papers, please, click here.

Οrganizing Committee

  • S. Paschalidis (Thessaloniki)
  • R. Gounelle (Strasbourg & AELAC)
  • Fr. Amsler (Lausanne, AELAC)
  • Chr. Filiotis (Thessaloniki)
  • Ath. Semoglou (Thessaloniki)
  • E. Tsalampouni (Thessaloniki)

 

Conference assistants

  • Eleni Chryssafi
  • Demosthenes Kaklamanos
  • Georgia Christodoulou
  • Barnabas Chatziioannidis
  • Paraskevi Arapoglou

 

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