The Glory of God is a Man Fully Alive

Conferences in Memory of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

November 15 - 16, 2014 - King’s College London




Dr Rowan Williams Cambridge

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon Athens, Greece

Father Alexander Fostiropoulos London

Brother Adalberto Mainardi Bose, Italy

Dr Susanne Sklar Wisconsin, USA

Dr Elisabeth Robson Brighton

Costa Carras Athens, Greece

Karin Greenhead London

Preliminary Timetable

(Full Programme will be issued in October)


Saturday November 15

9:00 am Coffee/Tea and Registration

9:45 am Talks, Film

12:15 pm Lunch

1:25 pm Talks, Film, Tea, Round Table Discussion

6:45pm Prayers, followed by wine/refreshments

Sunday November 16

8:30 -11:30 am Registration

*9:00 am Divine Liturgy in the College Chapel

10:30 am Coffee/Tea & Continental Breakfast

11:30 am Morning Talk & Film

1:45 pm Lunch

3:00 pm Talks, Film, Panel: Memoirs

6:30 pm Panikhida , followed by wine/refreshments

*9:00 am The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in King’s College Chapel

for all those who wish to attend.


Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Centenary Conference

The Glory of God is a Man Fully Alive’ 

St Irenaeus of Lyons

These words of St Irenaeus, quoted so often by Metropolitan Anthony,

speak of a fullness of life which he himself never ceased trying to live.

He spoke of it in many different ways — as the ‘radiance of God’ which

shines through a person who has reached the full potential of his

being; as love which is ‘the abundance of triumphant life, a life… so

deep and absolute that it can pour itself out without thinking of the

risk, the danger or the loss.’ He himself had in great measure this

fearless plenitude of life, and the gift of inspiring others to seek it. But

he was in no doubt about the courage and daring, the transparency and

human vulnerability needed to attain it. And he urged that what it

required of us above all was to be human, to take our place not only

‘under the shelter of the wings of God’ but where things are tragic, in

the eye of the storm.

With these thoughts in mind the ‘Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Foundation’ has organized this Conference, the sixth in Western

Europe to be held in his memory, celebrating the centenary of his

birth. We will look at his spiritual and theological vision and teaching,

and at him as a person, in that what he preached was inseparable from

what he tried to live. And we will reflect on aspects of the theme in

the light of his example as a pastor and shepherd who strove to live

every word of the Gospel to the full, and to live it in the very heart and

turmoil of the modern world.


About the Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation

The Foundation is a body of independent trustees whose task is to

collect together, publish and make known the writings, recordings and

films which make up Metropolitan Anthony’s legacy — a body of work

which spoke not only to his own church but far beyond its boundaries

to the whole of society. The Foundation now has an extensive Archive

which contains not only his published material but a rich collection of

his unpublished works: spiritual and theological writings; letters, films

and documents concerning his life and pastoral ministry. The Archive

is now available for research, on request through the Foundation.