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The Eastern Church Resource Center
Clara Fritzsche Library

Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121
Phone: 216.373.5267
Fax: 216.381.3227

Select this link to see the Eastern Church Resource Center Membership Roster.

 

Eastern Churches Seminar Talks
Ritual, Mystery, Holiness

  • October 7, 6:30 pm
  • October 8, 8:30 pm

The formation of the Eastern Church Resource Center is the culmination of a pioneering effort here at Notre Dame College beginning with the shared vision of Fran Babic, former director of the Lifelong Learning Center at NDC, and Eleanor Malburg, administrative assistant in the College's Pastoral Theology Office.

Through her graduate work and independent study in Soviet and Eastern European history and culture, Fran was introduced to the priests of many local churches who willingly shared their libraries and gave of their time for research and information sharing.

The need to provide a forum for creating an open dialogue in the hopes of fostering appreciation and understanding among the churches was seen. The two departments cosponsored a workshop with the hope that the traditions of Roman Catholic and Eastern Churches would be interesting for students and the surrounding community.

From the success of that first seminar, the Eastern Church Planning Committee was formed at the request of participating clergy, and the seminar became an annual dialogue between the clergy and bishops of the Orthodox, Byzantine and Roman Catholic churches in the Greater Cleveland area.

Interest in the topic of church unity is growing and ways to educate and involve lay people in the process are being discussed throughout the United States. Notre Dame College's annual Eastern Church Traditions and Celebrations Seminar is now being used as a prototype for a similar effort at the Catholic University of America.

The Eastern Church Resource Center represents the next step in fostering understanding between the groups. The Center houses a collection of books, videos, journals, curriculum guides and audiotapes pertaining to Eastern Church studies and ecumenism, all made possible by the generosity of participating clergy and Planning Committee members.

All are welcome to use the resources of the Center within the library. A pleasant and tranquil environment is provided for research, reflection and quiet study. A videocassette player and monitor are available for viewing the collection of videotapes. Copy machines and tape recorders are also available. Some materials may be checked out. Please see a librarian to become a guest patron of the library.

The Center is open during library hours (9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday during semesters.) Hours may change during some holidays and breaks. Librarians are also available to answer reference questions. Donations of relevant materials, such as books and icons are always welcome.

For more information, contact Karen Zoller, library director, at 216.373.5267 or kzoller@ndc.edu, or Sr. Mary Ann Baran, SND, assistant professor of theology / director of Center for Pastoral Theology/Ministry, at 216.373.5389 or mbaran@ndc.edu.

Past Seminars

Orthodox and Catholics:
Together yet Apart
The Eleanor Malburg
Eastern Churches Seminar

October 8-9, 2010

Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

Informational Flyer: (PDF File, 553KB)


Holy Communion:
You and I in Christ
The Eleanor Malburg
Eastern Churches Seminar

October 9-10, 2009

Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

Informational Flyer: Front (PDF File, 72KB) and Back (PDF File, 16KB)



JUDAISM AND THE EASTERN CHURCHES

A lecture by Rev. Robert G. Stephanopoulos

THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2008
7:00 p.m. IN THE
CLARA FRITZSCHE LIBRARY

This is in conjunction with the ninth anniversary celebration of the Eastern Church Resource Center

Select this link for more information (PDF File, 144KB).
 


Learning the Language of Icons

 
The Eleanor Malburg
Eastern Churches Seminar

October 6, 2006- 6:30 p.m.
St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church
532 Lloyd Road, Euclid, OH 44132

October 7, 2006- 8:30 a.m.
Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

This is the twenty-second annual Eastern Churches Seminar.

It is open to all clergy, religious and laity of the Eastern and Western churches, and is especially helpful for religion teachers and pastoral ministers to aid their understanding of the Eastern traditions.

The Notre Dame College Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry, together with its co-sponsors, presents this seminar with the hope that knowledge will lead to greater understanding and mutual respect.

CO-SPONSORS FOR THIS SEMINAR

  • Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy
  • Notre Dame College Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • Romanian Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Canton
  • St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
  • The Raymond Malburg family
  • Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat

For additional information

Phone: 216.373.5389
e-mail: mbaran@ndc.edu
 



God: Glorious in Your Saints

 
The Eleanor Malburg
Eastern Churches Seminar

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 – At St.
John the Baptist Byzantine
Catholic Cathedral 1900 Carlton
Road, Parma OH 44134

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – At
Notre Dame College, 4545
College Road, South Euclid, Ohio
44121

This is the twenty-third annual Eastern Churches Seminar.

It is open to all clergy, religious and laity of the Eastern and Western churches, and is especially helpful for religion teachers and pastoral ministers to aid their understanding of the Eastern traditions.

The Notre Dame College Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry, together with its cosponsors, presents this seminar with the hope that knowledge will lead to greater understanding and mutual respect.

God: Glorious In Your Saints (PDF File, 72KB)

The Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar (PDF File, 18KB)

CO-SPONSORS FOR THIS SEMINAR

  • Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
  • Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy
  • Notre Dame College Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • Romanian Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Canton
  • St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Orthodox Church
  • St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
  • The Raymond Malburg family
  • Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat

For additional information:
Phone: 216.373.5389
e-mail: mbaran@ndc.edu
 


IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of Notre Dame College’s Eastern Church Resource Center, the Clara Fritzsche Library Gallery will host

 

“The Art, History and Theology of Romanian Icons on Glass,” a display of icons from Transylvania.


The exhibit is made possible through the cooperation of the Rev. Fr. Remus Grama, D. Min., Parish Priest of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Mr. George Dobrea and the Romanian Ethnic Art Museum (REAM).

An opening reception will take place on

Thursday, March 30th, 2006 7:00 pm-9:00pm
In the Clara Fritzsche Library


A brief question and answer session will follow and refreshments will be served.


Mysticism: The Experience of God in Today’s World

 
The Eleanor Malburg
Eastern Churches Seminar

October 7, 2005- 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Cathedral

October 8, 2005- 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

This is the twenty-first annual Eastern Churches Seminar.

It is open to all clergy, religious and laity of the Eastern and Western churches, and is especially helpful for religion teachers and pastoral ministers to aid their understanding of the Eastern traditions.

The Notre Dame College Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry, together with its co-sponsors, presents this seminar with the hope that knowledge will lead to greater understanding and mutual respect.

CO-SPONSORS FOR THIS SEMINAR

  • Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy
  • Notre Dame College Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • Romanian Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Canton
  • St. Elias Melkite Church
  • St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Orthodox Church
  • St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
  • The Raymond Malburg family
  • Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat

For additional information

Phone: 216.373.5389
e-mail: mbaran@ndc.edu


IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY celebration of
the Eastern Church Resource Center,
THE EASTERN CHURCHES PLANNING COMMITTEE PRESENTS:


LITURGICAL VESTURE
a Lecture By
FR. Michael Jude Wytish

Father Michael, a byzantine priest , has been sewing ecclesiastical vestments since 1981. Samples of his work can be found in the collections of parishes and priests in North America, England, Australia, Slovakia, Russia and the Ukraine.


Sunday, April 17, 2005 3:00 pm
In the Clara Fritzsche Library
A reception will follow.

There is no charge, but please RSVP before April 12 to let us know you are coming by calling (216) 373.5267.
 


You are cordially invited to the
Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the
Eastern Church Resource Center

Sunday, April 25, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.

Clara Fritzsche Library
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio

A presentation on

The Desert Mothers
by Joseph Kelly, Ph.D.
Chair of Religious Studies Department, John Carroll University

Icons from private collections on display
Reception and Refreshments
There is no charge, but please RSVP before April 20 to let us know you are coming: (216) 373.5389 or mbaran@ndc.edu.
 


19th annual
Eastern Church Traditions
and Celebrations Seminar
Notre Dame College
October 10-11, 2003

2003 program theme:
"Monasticism: The Quest for God"

The seminar opens Friday, October 10, 2003, at 7:15 pm in Notre Dame College's Christ the King Chapel with "The Mosaic of Monasticism: The Spirit's Creativity for the Church," presented by Msgr. George Appleyard, Vicar for Religious, Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma. A reception with refreshments will follow.

The Saturday program will be held 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Abbey, 10510 Buckeye Road, Cleveland, with talks on "Mind, Heart and Hand: Moderation and Integration as Keys to Holiness" by Fr. Michael Brunovsky, OSB, Monk of St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland; "Anapat: Exploring the Highlights of Armenian Monasticism" by Fr. Vahan Hovhanessian from St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, New Rochelle, New York; "Witnessing to the Eternal: Reflections from a Modern Orthodox Monastic Perspective" by Brother Christopher, Monk of New Skete, Cambridge, New York.

The seminar is open to all clergy, religious and laity with the hope that knowledge will lead to greater understanding and mutual respect among Christians.

The Eastern Church Seminar is presented by Notre Dame College's Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry and the following co-sponsors: the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, the Eparchy of Parma, the Greater Cleveland Council of Orthodox Clergy, the Romanian Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Canton, St. Andrew Abbey, St. Elias Melkite Church, St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Orthodox Church, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, and the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat.

The seminar fee of $30 includes lunch and refreshments.