Dear AHOS academic community

With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Saba and with the overall purpose of fostering vibrant theological discourse among AHOS students, faculty, alumni, and scholars at-large whose research and interests are aligned with the Orthodox Christian Tradition, Fr. Fadi Rabbat and I are pleased to announce the fifth symposium of the Orthodox Academic Society (OAS), to be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

The Antiochian House of Studies
V. Rev. Michel Najim (Ph.D)
Professor of Patristics, Church History, and Ethics

The purpose of the Orthodox Academic Society (OAS) is to help achieve AHOS mission and vision by fostering and enhancing an active academic theological community among AHOS students, faculty, alumni, and scholars at-large whose research and interests are aligned with the Orthodox Christian Tradition.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and advance academic excellence within the Orthodox Christian tradition through scholarly research, intellectual inquiry, and community engagement. We seek to foster a vibrant intellectual community that integrates Orthodox Christian theology, philosophy, and spirituality into all aspects of academic life, and to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration across diverse fields of study. We aim to cultivate the next generation of Orthodox Christian scholars and leaders, who are committed to the pursuit of truth, the common good, and flourishing of human.


For More Information about symposium and  paper submission, please visit the “Next Symposium” 

Conference Date:
May 25, 2024 via online.

Link will be share then.

What OAS Members Had to Say

I am writing to thank you for giving me the opportunity to hear the papers that were presented today. It was a joy and a blessing. Each paper was enriching. In particular, I was struck by the second to last paper by Laura. As I listened to her paper, the beautiful lives of Saints Andronicus and Athanasia (f.d. Oct. 9th) came to mind. At a pivotal moment in their lives together, it was Athanasia who took the initiative and Andronicus who submitted to the wisdom of his wife as they worked out their salvation. Once again, thanks to all those who worked to make this event take place.
Father Raphael
May 28, 2022
It was so great to see you again and everyone's faces at the symposium on Saturday. I feel such warmth, love, community, safety and belonging, listening to Fr. Michel and Fr. Fadi again, I look forward to finally starting my second year of the Certificate program this fall, God willing!
May 30, 2023
congratulations to...the committee for today's presentations. Well organized and quite interesting. Thank you for the hard work.
May 28, 2022
Great symposium, the presenters were all well prepared and able to respond to many questions. Thank you for your efforts in this endeavor. God Bless,
January 28, 2023

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