Orthodox Nun Mother Raphaela to Deliver Annual Campbell Lecture at DeSales University, Thurs., March 29
Mother Raphaela, author and advocate of Christian unity, will be the guest speaker for the annual Robert K. Campbell Memorial Lectureship on Christian Unity at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in the DeSales University Center. The event is sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches (LCCC) and is open to the public for a fee.
The first half of the program will take place in the DeSales University Center. The agenda includes: welcome and registration at 4:00 p.m.; the first talk by Mother Raphaela, entitled "The Fullness of the Kingdom," at 4:15 p.m.; and dinner, served at 5:30 p.m.
The second half of the program will take place in Wills Hall. The agenda includes: Ecumenical Prayer Service featuring the DeSales University Schola at 7:00 p.m.; the second talk by Mother Raphaela, entitled "The Unity of the Kingdom," at 7:45 p.m.; and closing at 9:00 p.m.
Mother Raphaela lives and works at Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery, Otego, N.Y. She has written two books, "Growing in Christ: Shaped in His Image" and "Living in Christ: Essays on the Christian Life by an Orthodox Nun," which present Mother Raphaela's views on Christian unity, and how the Followers of Christ should follow Him. Books will be available for purchase, along with other items related to Orthodox worship.
The Campbell Memorial Lectureship is an annual event sponsored by the LCCC and hosted by DeSales, in memory of the late Robert K. Campbell, a former chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. Campbell actively encouraged Christian unity and was instrumental in community efforts through which the religious community of the Lehigh Valley could put their energies and motivation to work in serving the needs of the less fortunate and underprivileged. To honor Campbell, the Committee on Ecumenism of the LCCC established an annual lectureship focusing specifically on Christian unity.
The LCCC is an association of over 140 churches and faith organizations working collectively with over 800 volunteers meeting the human and spiritual needs of the community. Since 1954, the LCCC has sponsored programs that have made a difference in the lives of thousands of people.
For more information on the lecture, including registration fee and cost of the two lectures and dinner, please contact the Rev. Debra Hepburn, LCCC Executive Directory, at (484) 664-7320 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release: Orthodox Nun Mother Raphaela to Deliver Annual Campbell Lecture at DeSales University, Thurs., March 29 | Posted on: 3/27/2007
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu