The School Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical University Antonianum (Istituto Francescano di Spiritualita della Pontificia Universita Antonianum) Rome organized a number of years international symposia, which take place alternately in several Italian cities and Greece.

The general theme of these symposia are: Spirituality in the tradition of Eastern and Western Churches.


Already organized the following symposiums:
1992     Chania     Prayer
1993     Thessaloniki     Monasticism
1994     Venice     Spirituality and Life Church
1995     Alexandroupolis     Christianity and Europe
1997     Assisi     Holiness and Life in the Holy Spirit
1999     Veria     Charisma and Institution
2001     Rhegium     Salvation
2003     Ioannina     Christian Spirituality Teaching
2005     Assisi     The Eucharist in the Eastern and Western tradition with particular reference to ecumenical dialogue
2007     Tinos     Agios Ioannis Chrysostomos: Bridge between East and West
2009     Rome     st. Augustine in Western and Eastern Tradition

These symposiums are aimed at rapprochement between Eastern and Western Church in the scientific and factual investigation of the events of spirituality and the influence they exercised over various aspects of ecclesiastical life of the two major Christian traditions.

Participating scientists from Greece and various countries in Europe, and important personalities of the Vatican church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Both the international academic community and the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Vatican attaches to this important symposium, and is that even in times of disruption of the theological dialogue between Eastern and Western Church continued and continues uninterrupted effort of rapprochement between the two major cultural traditions of Europe.