Symposium “Orthodoxy from the Ionian Islands to the Arctic”
The Symposium “Orthodoxy from the Ionian Islands to the Arctic” is organised by The Geolab Institute / the Laboratory for Geocultural Analyses of the Ionian University (DFLTI), in association with the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (Russian Federation) and the blessings and support of the Holy Metropolis of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands as well as the support of Corfu Reading Society. The event, which is being convened in honour of the 200th anniversary of the repose of Saint (Admiral) Fyodor (Ushakov), a hero of Corfu, and the 220th anniversary of the birth of Saint Innokentii (Veniaminov) is based on primary sources research seeking to interpret the lives and work of the enlightened personalities who played a significant role in the expansion of the Orthodox faith during the critical period from the end of the 18th and through the 19th century. The Symposium focuses on this expansion experience of Orthodoxy also as a global paradigm for communicating Christian values together with embedding good governance practices within its own tradition and towards outsiders. The Symposium is honoured to host His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Nairobi and Kenya.