Ecumenical Lecture


Ecumenical Lecture

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH

“The Question of Baptism in Ecumenical Relationships”
Offered in cooperation with Toledo Area Ministries and the Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Commission

Baptism has long been and should be a source of unity among Christians, but difficulties have sometimes arisen. Bishop Alexander will draw upon sound historical theology and our shared tradition to help remove some of the roadblocks on the path to unity between the Orthodox, Catholics and other Christians.

GolitzinSpeaker: The Rt. Rev. Alexander Golitzin

The Right Reverend Alexander Golitzin has served as Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese for the Orthodox Church in America since 2012. Bishop Alexander received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vladimir's Seminary. After receiving his D.Phil. from Oxford, he accepted a position in the theology department at Marquette University, where he taught for over 20 years. Ordained in 1982, he has served the Orthodox Church in America in a variety of capacities, including serving at Saints Cyril and Methodius Church in Milwaukee, WI, while teaching at Marquette.

Ecumenical Lecture Poster (PDF)


Phone: 419-824-3946

Past Lectures

2014: The Question of Baptism in Ecumenical Relationships Speaker: The Rt. Rev. Alexander Golitzin

2013: Full Communion Relationships: An Ecumenical Way Forward. Speaker: Bishop Marcus Carl Lohrmann, Ph.D.

2012: Church Authority and Ecumenism: Obstacle or Opportunity? Speaker: Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph.D.

2011: Overcoming Our Common Past of 'Quarrels and Hostilities': Reflections on Current Relations between Catholics and Muslims.
Speaker: Sandra Toenies Keating, Ph.D.