Symposium 2020

Agora University is pleased to announce its Fourth Patristic Symposium, being hosted at the Emmanuel Center in Jersey City, NJ, titled

“Trinitarian Love: A Model for Personhood.”

The Symposium will focus on developing an Orthodox model of love for the perfection of humanity while challenging the secular definitions, models, and manifestations. Join us for edifying talks on divine and relational love by thinkers of the Oriental Orthodox Tradition.


Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020.


St. Mark’s Emmanuel Center

427 West Side Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07304


Archbishop John Kawak

Father Mark Aziz

Father Anthony Mourad

Mora Sorial

Father Kyrillos Mourad

Chris Estafanous


Friday, February 14th:

6:30 pm Registration, Snacks, and Coffee
8:00 pm Introduction: What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Fr. Michael Sorial)
8:15 pm Talk 1: Liturgical/Eucharistic Love (Archbishop John Kawak)
8:45 pm Q&A
9:00 pm Ice Breaker
9:30 pm Conclusion

Saturday, February 15th:

9:00 am Welcome / Morning Snacks
10:30 am Talk 2: The Incarnational, Kenotic Love of Christ (Fr. Kyrillos Mourad)
11:30 am About Agora
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Talk 3: Perichoresis: A Divine Dance of Love (Fr. Mark Aziz)
2:00 pm Breakout Groups:

Friendship: An Outpouring of Love (Fr. Anthony Mourad)
Marriage: Learning to Fully Love One who is ‘Other’ (Mora Sorial)
Community: Love that Extends Beyond (Chris Estafanous)

3:00 pm Breakout Reports
3:30 pm Panelist Discussion
4:30 pm Conclusion (Fr. Michael Sorial)

Register Here