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Featured Speakers

This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

Bishop Maxim Vasiljević

Bishop Maxim Vasiljević

Bishop Maxim Vasiljević

Biography

Bishop Maxim Vasiljević of Los Angeles and Western America earned his doctorate from the University of Athens in 1999. He completed a post-doctoral course on Byzantine History at the Sorbonne in Paris from 2003-2004 and served as a visiting professor at the French Academy of Fine Arts in Paris during the same period. Alongside his tenure at the School of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, Bishop Maxim taught at the University of East Sarajevo and currently teaches at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He is the founder of St. Sebastian Press, a publishing house that has released theological, historical, philosophical, and artistic works. Bishop Maxim is also a painter and directs and teaches at the Diocesan iconographic school. Besides numerous scholarly articles, his bibliography includes History, Truth, Holiness (Sebastian Press: 2011), Theology as a Surprise (St. Vladimir Seminary Press: 2018), Wonder as the Beginning of Faith (Holy Cross Orthodox Press: 2022).

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America