Activities the Netherlands Centre for the Study of Early Christianity
2021 - Zoom seminars What did deacons do? May 10-12
The series was openend by Dr. Wim van de Donk (rector-manificus and chairman of the Board of Tilburg University).
Chairs were Dr. Edwina Murphy, Morling College, Sydney; Dr. Pekka Metso, University of Eastern Finland, and Dr. Arnold Smeets, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology.
The lectures were on: Ephrem the Syrian on Deacons. By Dr. Gerard Rouwhorst, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, and Deacons in the life and work of John Chrysostom. By Dr. Andreas Müller, Christian-Abrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
The final session was entitled So: What Did Deacons Do? Towards Conclusions and Perspectives on Future Research. Dr. Edwina Murphy, Morling College, Sydney, Dr. Esko Ryökäs, University of Eastern Finland. Dr. Bart Koet Tilburg School of Catholic Theology.
2021 - Zoom seminarsWhat did deacons do? February 24-26
Presenting: dr. Arnold Smeets, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (TST),Why Ask what Deacons Did? ; Phoebe Kearns BA, Postgraduate student University of Winchester,The Liminal Nature of the Diaconal Role in the Didascalia Apostolorum; dr. Grant White, Sankt Ignatios College, Stockholm School of Theology, Deacons in the Testament of Our Lord. The State of the Question and Avenues for Future Research: prof. dr. Brian J. Matz, Fontbonne University (U.S.A.), Deacons in the Writings of Gregory Nazianzen.
2020 - Zoom Symposium: Augustine as Bible Interpreter. November 6
Presenting: dr. Karla Pollmann (University of Bristol) "Nos tempora sumus. Time and ethics in Augustine" and dr. Enrique Eguiarte ( Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Rome) "The Biblical Exegesis of Augustine on the Letter to the Galatians".
2020 - Zoom seminars What did deacons do? May 11-15
Presenting: Dr. Pauliina Pylvänäinen (Joensuu, Finland), The Tasks of Male Deacons in The Apostolic Constitutions 3, 1; Prof. Dr. Bart Koet (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Jerome on Deacons; Harri Huovinen MA (Joensuu, Finland), At the Service of the Sacramental Life. The Tasks of Deacons in Cyril of Jerusalem; Dr. Edwina Murphy (Morling College, Australia), The Duties of Deacons in Cyprian of Carthage; Dr. Arnold Smeets (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Becoming Peter: Gregory the Great as Deacon of Rome.
2017 – Early Christian Mystagogy and the Body
Third International CPO Congress. Utrecht, 30-08-2017 / 01-09-2017. Zie de link voor de congreswebsite.
2015 – The Early Christian Mystagogy of Prayer
Second International CPO Congress. Utrecht, 26-09-2014 / 29-08-2014
2011 – The Mystagogy of the Church Fathers
First International CPO Congress. Utrecht, 18-05-2011 / 20-05-2011.