Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday January 15, 2008, 7 pm at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Youngstown. Speaker, Father Giles Dimock, O.P. on the recent motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" of Pope Benedict XVI dealing with the liturgy. Many consider that the effects of the implementation of the motu proprio can influence East/West ecumenical dialogue. (Our chapter mourns the loss of Society patron Archbishop Vsevelod who died December 16, 2007)
Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday April 1, 2008, 7 pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson, Ohio. Speaker, the shrine's Rector, Monsignor Anthony Spinosa on the topic, "The Maronite Divine Liturgy."
â€˜Remembering Sacred Silence' is topic of 8th Annual Lecture The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis delivered the 8th Annual SS. Cyril and Methodius Lecture on Friday, May 2, 2008 at St. Paul's Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday May 13, 6:30 pm at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Youngstown. Speaker, Hiermonk Calinic (Berger), theologian and pastor of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania on "Priesthood: Foundations and Reflections."
Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday June 10, 7 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Austintown. Speaker, Father Pat Manning, Institutional Vice-Rector/Vice-President, College of Liberal Arts at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus. Topic; John Henry Cardinal Newman and the Development of Christian Doctrine.
Orientale Lumen XII Conference "Feast Days of the Eastern Churches" Washington, DC June 16-19, 2008 San Diego, CA June 23-26, 2008 and Detroit, MI July 7-10, 2008.
Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday July 8, 2008, 7 pm at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers, Ohio. Speakers, twin brothers David and Jonathan Bennett, writers, teachers, bloggers, and converts from Anglicanism. Their topic, "Current Possibilities (and Drawbacks) of Online Ecumenism: Relations Between East and West."
Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday September 9, 2008, 7 pm at Society of St. Paul Monastery in Canfield Ohio. Speaker, Father Mark Gruber, O.S.B. a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent's Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Father is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at St. Vincent College. Father Mark gives retreats and provides spiritual direction to both Religious and laity. He spoke on "The Monastic Desert and the Ecumenical Impulseâ€”How Desert Spirituality May Provide a Basis for Deeper Communal Discourse Among Apparently Divided Christians."
The Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar October 10-11, 2008 at Notre Dame College South Euclid, Ohio. Topic: Marriage in Society: East and West or Nowhere.
Regular Chapter Meeting Tuesday October 14, 2008, 7 pm at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Youngstown. Speakerâ€”D. Hunter Haynes, founder and president of the Orthodox Christian Advocacy Institute. The Institute researches, investigates, and reports incidents involving the persecution of the Orthodox Church. Topic: Kosovo and the Desecration of Churches and Monasteries.
Special Event: Third seminar in our chapter's series "Who Are Eastern Christians?" Saturday October, 18, 2008, 9 am to 3 pm at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Boardman, Ohio. The presenter, Rev. John S. Custer, S.T.D., Academic Dean of SS. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh. Father's topic "How the Byzantine Tradition Reads the Bible."
November 1, 2008 Byzantine Spirituality Conference in Pittsburgh on topic "Face to Face with God in His Word." One of the presenters Dr. Anthony Dragani.
November 13, 2008 Feast Day of our Chapter Patron St. John Chrysostom. (Eastern new calendar)