The Orthodox Theological Research Forum (OTRF) is a pan-Orthodox forum in which work by Orthodox Christian scholars in the various fields of theological studies is presented and discussed within the context of the ongoing tradition and contemporary theological education.

OTRF holds an annual two- or three-day conference, open to students in higher education, scholars and clergy, which provides an informal and relaxed opportunity for talks and discussion. Liturgical services (morning and evening) form an integral part of the conference meetings.

So far twelve conferences have been held, at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, the University of Durham, the University of Wales at Lampeter, the University of Winchester, St. Edmund’s Hall – Oxford and High Leigh – Hoddesdon.

For more information, please contact the Administrator:

Dimitris Salapatas at: otrf123@outlook.com

 The Orthodox Theological Research Fellowship acknowledges with gratitude several generous grants from the Leventis Foundation, which helped to fund its activities during its formative years.

The Conference Planning Committee is currently composed of:

  •   Reverend Dr Andreas Andreopoulos (University of Winchester)
  •   Dr Mary Cunningham (University of Nottingham)
  •   Dr Elena Draghici-Vasilescu (University of Oxford)
  •   Archimandrite Ephrem Lash (London)
  •   Emeritus Reverend Professor Andrew Louth (University of Durham)


…with support and guidance from the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain).


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