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"Roman and Byzantine Christmas Traditions" Conference Program

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

The Orthodox Academy of Crete and the After Constantine Journal would like to invite you to attend the international mini-conference Roman and Byzantine Christmas Traditions which will take place on Zoom and YouTube, on December 17, 2022, at 10:00 AM (Athens Time).

The YouTube link for the audience is here

If you wish to get the presentations' handouts, you can register here

Conference Program

10:00 am: Welcome greetings from the Director of the Orthodox Academy of Crete

Dr. Konstantinos zormpas


10:05-10:45 am (1st session) From Mithras to Jesus: Ritual Dynamics of Christmas

Mark Beumer

Constantine and Christmas: More Counter-arguments (from Byzantium's point of view)

Vanya Lozanova-Stancheva


10:45-11:00 am



11:00-11:45 am (2nd session) Nativity Christi: Exploring examples from Cappadocia

Sercan Yandim

Christmas Traditions in the Early Insular World

John J. Gallagher


11:45-12:15 pm



12:15-12:45 pm (3rd session)

Early modern Protestant resistance to Christmas

Mark Elliott

The Incarnation of Jesus Christ in the Early Christian Creeds

György Papp


12:45 pm


*Host of the event

Zoe Tsiami P.hD. (c) in Early Christian History

Download the conference's program in pdf format by clicking below:

Roman and Byzantine Christmas Traditions - Conference program
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