October 9-11, 2015: “Why Not Become All Aflame?”

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2015 BSMB Conference Flyer


Audio recordings of lectures

(all 2015 recordings)


“Why Not Become All Aflame?”


  • Archbishop Michael, Friday keynote address
  • Father Moses Berry:
       In remembrance of our righteous ancestors
  • Mother Katherine Weston:
       Reflections on Racism
  • Father Jerome Sanderson:
       Blessed is the warmth of Thy Saints–Refocusing on first things
  • Father Alexii Altschul:
       Accessibility of the Orthodox Church in an urban community


St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church
3101 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64109


America’s Best Value Inn
3240 Broadway St. Kansas City, MO 64111


Thursday, October 8, 2015

12:00 noon: Depart Kansas City for optional pilgrimage to Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete

Friday, October 9, 2015

12:00 noon: Check-in begins
1:00pm: Keynote address by Archbishop Michael, followed by Q & A
2:30pm: Panel discussion with Orthodox ministry leaders
4:00pm: Break, potential to get settled at host home or hotel
 5-7pm: Community dinner on the first floor. Attendees are welcome to visit (and help with cleanup!).
5:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Vespers
8:30pm: Fellowship time

Saturday, October 10, 2015

8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am: Akathist to St. Moses the Black
9:30am: First talk, by Fr. Moses: “In Remembrance of our righteous ancestors”
10:30am: Second talk, by M. Katherine: “Reflections on Racism”
11:30am: Breakout sessions
– Discussion of Fr. Moses’s talk
– Discussion of M. Katherine’s talk
12:30pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Third talk, by Fr. Jerome: “Blessed is the warmth of Thy Saints–Refocusing on first things”
3:00pm: Fourth talk, by Fr. Alexii “Accessibility of the Orthodox Church in an urban community”
4:00pm: Breakout sessions
– Discussion of Fr. Jerome’s talk
– Discussion of Fr. Alexii’s talk
5:00pm: Break
6:00pm: Vespers
7:30pm: Celebratory soul food dinner
9:30pm: Fellowship time

Sunday, October 11, 2015

8:00am: Matins
9:30am: Divine Liturgy
11:30am: Lunch
1:00pm: Airport shuttle leaves, to arrive at the airport at 1:30pm