Blog from the Founding Principal of IOCS
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
3w ago
You can now follow the enthralling story told via Revd Professor John Jillions’ blog on how our Orthodox institute was established 25 years ago in Cambridge. This blog is based on Fr John’s journal entries. These reflections from our founding Principal are released now for the first time. This blog is kindly offered as part of our celebrations for the Institute’s 25th anniversary. To read/follow the blog please go to: https://www.iocs.cam.ac.uk/a-blog-by-the-founding-principal-of-iocs ..read more
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Christianity and Ecology 2024
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
3w ago
IOCS will be offering again its popular course on Christianity and Ecology, taught by renowned specialist Dr Elizabeth Theokritoff. The course will be taught on the following Wednesdays in 2024: First six sessions (Term 3), 14.30–17.00 BST: 8, 22 May; 5, 19 June; 10, 17 July. Next four sessions (Term 1, next academic year), 14.30–17.00 BST: 18 September; 2, 16 October; plus 14.30–17.00 GMT: 30 October. The duration of each of the 10 sessions is 150 minutes. For more details, please go here ..read more
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Please donate for anniversary icon of Christ the Teacher
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
3w ago
Our Institute has commissioned a new icon from UK-based renowned iconographer and Research Associate of IOCS, Aidan Hart (https://aidanharticons.com/) to mark the 25th anniversary of IOCS, Cambridge. Aidan has had over 40 years of experience in the field of iconography, having published and taught on the theme both from a theoretical/theological, but also from a practical point of view. The icon IOCS has commissioned will represent Christ the teacher, with a few ‘personalised’ elements to reflect our Institute’s unique ethos and location.  To donate or for more details, please go to ..read more
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Christianity and Ecology – 2024
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
3w ago
IOCS will be teaching again its popular course on Christianity and Ecology, on the following Wednesdays in 2024: First six sessions (Term 3), 14.30–17.00 BST: 8, 22 May; 5, 19 June; 10, 17 July. Next four sessions (Term 1, next academic year), 14.30–17.00 BST: 18 September; 2, 16 October; plus 14.30–17.00 GMT: 30 October. The duration of each of the 10 sessions is 150 minutes. This module is a part of the MA in Contemporary Faith and Belief in the Global Context taught by IOCS and the Cambridge Theological Federation, and awarded by Anglia Ruskin University. Guest students can also be enrolled ..read more
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SAINT SOPHRONY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
1M ago
This fund is meant to allow scholars to enrol on doctoral projects on the work, theology and vision of Saint Sophrony, on monasticism, patristics and other related theological themes. If you are interested in applying for the Saint Sophrony Scholarship, please write to grp29@iocs.cam.ac.uk The practical and theological aspects of this project: The practical impetus is connected to the fact that in recent years there have been several students at the Institute researching the legacy and theology of Father Sophrony – some of whom visited and spent some time at the Monastery in Essex. The Saint’s ..read more
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12th March: Postgraduate MA Taster Session
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Gregory Craveiro
3M ago
Join our online Postgraduate MA Taster Session, on 12/03/2024 at 17:00 (GMT), to get a sneak peek into our exciting postgraduate programmes! Are you considering pursuing a postgraduate degree in Theology? Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get a taste of what the MA programme at IOCS has to offer! Date: Tue Mar 12 2024 Time: 17:00 GMT Online: ZOOM During this online event, you’ll have the chance to interact with our faculty members, who will provide insights into the programme’s curriculum, teaching methods, and learning outcomes. You’ll gain a deeper understanding ..read more
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4th March: Book Launch – Mary Bearer of Life
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Gregory Craveiro
3M ago
Join us for the exciting book launch of “Mary Bearer of Life” by The Right Reverend Christopher Cocksworth On the 4th of March 2024, our institute, in partnership with the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI), will host a book launch for The Right Revd Christopher Cocksworth‘s new book Mary, Bearer of Life (2023).  “Drawing on careful biblical exegesis, church history and ecumenical thinking, this book suggests how a serious understanding of Mary might influence our ethical thought, and considers some of the key theological tensions at the heart of t ..read more
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Read our end-of-year Newsletter 2023-24 – 25th Anniversary edition
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
5M ago
Do join us in celebration by reading our latest festive Newsletter here ..read more
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Donations
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
5M ago
Donate now! Click here to support IOCS online or by establishing a standing order or by sending a cheque. US donors can make tax-exempt donations via ‘Cambridge in America’. The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies is a UK registered charity (Reg No 1076519) and it is funded through individual donations from our friends, supporters and benefactors. Become a Friend of IOCS Become a Friend of IOCS and make a lasting impact for as £5 a month! Your ongoing support ensures we can continue our important work. Join the community of sustaining donors making a difference for IOCS and Orthodox Chris ..read more
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Donations – Make a Difference Today!
The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
by Razvan Porumb
5M ago
Donate now Click here to support IOCS online or by establishing a standing order or by sending a cheque. US donors can make tax-exempt donations via ‘Cambridge in America’. The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies is a UK registered charity (Reg No 1076519) and it is funded through individual donations from our friends, supporters and benefactors. Become a Friend of IOCS Become a Friend of IOCS and make a lasting impact for as £5 a month! Your ongoing support ensures we can continue our important work. Join the community of sustaining donors making a difference for IOCS and Orthodox Christ ..read more
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