Diocesan Priest To Give Keynote Address at Divine Compassion Conference: Orthodox Christians in Service of Perfect Love
TORONTO -- [St John the Compassionate Mission] Very Rev. Fr. Roberto Ubertino, the Executive Director of our Diocesan St. John the Compassionate Mission, will be the keynote speaker at The Divine Compassion Conference to be held at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology from November 14-16.
Our Lord revealed the Father to be a compassionate God. Christ expressed this divine compassion through his dealings with the sick, the poor, the women, the outcasts, and all those who were abused, forgotten and in need. He assured them of the Father’s love and compassion. For they were his valued daughters and sons. At the same time, the Lord calls his followers to be compassionate.
Divine Compassion: Orthodox Christians in Service of 'Perfect Love' will provide the opportunity for Orthodox Christians to understand more deeply the reality of Divine Compassion, the eleos of God, and how we are called to bear witness to it within the Church and society.
This conference will bring together persons who relate a theocentric and philanthropic theology with the real needs of persons. These include clergy, theologians, philanthropists, educators, pastoral care-givers, counselors, first-responders, chaplains, philoptochos members, health care providers, and students.
The conference is co-sponsored by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston and Saint Catherine's Vision, a Pan-Orthodox association of women theologians and other lay-leaders.