At the end of the 9th International Assumption Readings (Uspenskie Chteniya) in 2009 in Kyiv we asked our participants three questions about the Conference. Now we publish those interviews on our website.The three questions sounded as follows:

1. What are your impressions of the conference? What will you remember most? 
2. What do you think is peculiar about this conference in Kyiv? How is
it different from other Christian conferences you participated in?
3. What is the significance of the themes of this year's conference?
How is the conference important for the future of the Christian

Interviews were conducted by Lidiya Lozova.

Interview with br. RICHARD (the Taizé Community, France)

Interview with br. Adalberto MAINARDI (the Community of Bose)


Memory and Hope:
Horizons and Paths of Finding Meaning
Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary
 National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”


The Assumption Readings conference takes place in the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra from the 27th to the 30th of September 2009. The topic is: “Memory and Hope: Horizons and Paths of Finding Meaning.”

Memory is one of the key terms of the Old Testament and hope – of the New: «…we are saved by hope» (Rom. 8:24). Following Apostle Paul (1 Tim. 1:1, Col. 1:26), Ignatius of Antioch often refers to Christ as our hope (Eph. 21, Phil. 11, Magn. 11).

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