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Chicago’s annual “Celebration of Books” to be held March 12-16

WESTCHESTER, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 2501 South Wolf Road, Westchester, IL once again will host the annual “Celebration of Books” in mid-March 2017.

Chicagos annual Celebration of Books to be held March 12 to 16The theme of this year’s event — “Navigating God’s Holy Word” — will be explored during three special presentations.

The Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc, Professor of Old Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA will speak on “Understanding the Old Testament.” on Sunday, March 12.  Vespers will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. with Father Eugen’s presentation slated to begin at 8:00 p.m.

“Hearing and Keeping the Word of God” is the theme of a presentation to be given by Dr. Alexis Torrance, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Theology at the University of Notre Dame, on Tuesday, March 14.  Compline will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m., with Dr. Torrance’s presentation scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Bruce Beck, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will offer a presentation titled “Reading Scripture with the Orthodox Church” on Thursday, March 16.  The 8:00 p.m. presentation will follow the celebration of Compline at 6:30 p.m.

The week-long event also will feature a book store at which thousands of Orthodox books and resources will be available for purchase.  The bookstore will be open daily from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

The Celebration of Books is sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago’s Religious Education Department.  The public is invited to attend.  There is no charge.  For additional information please call 708-562-2744.

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