Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care
3rd International Conference - Rhodes, 8-12 October 2014
Theme: “The Wound”


Wednesday October 8, 2014


16:00-18:00 Registration-Coffee  

18:00 Entrance of Conference Participants into the Conference Room

18:15 Service of the Blessing of Water (Agiasmos)

Opening Session

Presentation of Participants by
Archim. Chrysanthos Papapostolou, Member of the Organizing Committee of the Conference


Greeting of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Message of His Beatitudes Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens

Greeting by the President of the Conference,
His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrillos of Rhodes

Greetings from the Local Authorities

Greetings from the Special Guests

Presentation of the aim of the Conference by
Protopres. Stavros Kofinas, Coordinator of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care

Greeting and Official Opening by the Hon. Makis Voridis, Minister of Health

Keynote address:
“The Great Wound: Man” – Archim. Theodoseos Martzouchos 

20:30 Supper


Thursday October 9, 2014

Moderator: His Grace Bishop Nicephoros of Amorium
“The wound and martyrdom: wavering between misery and witness”  -
Athanasios N. Papathanasiou

Moderator: Protopres. Panagiotis Xenitellis
" ‘Much beloved the burning wound’ - the wounded heroes of Papadiamandis”
Protopres. Lambros Kamperidis

10:45-11:30  Coffee

11:30– 12:30
Moderator: His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela  
The wound: the mark of an unfulfilled relationship - Christos Yiannaras

Moderator: Protopres. Adamantios Avgoustidis
The trauma from an incorrect religious upbringing: children and families at the altar of a faith  - Alexis Lappas

13:45 Lunch
Meeting of the members of the Steering Committee and the Organizing Committee of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care

16:00 Coffee

16:30 -17:45
Moderator: Irene Giallouridou
The wounded adolescentdescriptions by worldwide representatives
Introduction:  Protopres. George Liagkas (Australia)   
Participants : Archim. Chrysanthos Papapostolou (Greece), Archim. ChrysostomTympas (Great Britain), Philip Mamalakis (USA)

18:00 Departure for the Cathedral of the Annunciation

18:15 Service of Supplication to the Most Holy Theotokos for all those that are sick and bedridden and those that minister to them

19:00 Evening at leisure


Friday October 10, 2014

Moderator: Archim. Georgios Rousakis
The post-surgical wound -
Econom. Peter Bistolaridis
Dora Pappas

Moderator: Protopres. Adamantios Avgoustidis
The meaning of psychological trauma
Athina Marouda-Hatzouli
Gregory Vasiliadis

11:30-12:00 Coffee

12:00 – 13:15
Moderator:Fr. Luke Gikas
Trauma and abuse
The abuse of women - I.-D. Bergiannakis,
The battered child - Dimitrios Anagnostopoulos

13:15 - 14:15
Moderator: Maria Vaidaki
The trauma of an adolescent community following a fatal road traffic accident-
Danai Papadatou

14:15 Lunch

16:00 - 16:30  Coffee

16:30 - 17:45
Moderator: Protopres. Ioannis Nicholitsis
The wound of eros -
Chysostomos Stamoulis,
Eleni Aggelopoulou-Karagianni,

18:00 - 19:15
Pastoral Health care in changing times - Work Groups

19:30 Supper

20:15  Departure for Cultural Event

20:30  Cultural Musical Event


Saturday October 11, 2014

11th Session
Moderator:Pascalis Papouras

Trauma following a national disaster -

  • The trauma of war: Protopres. Bassam Nassif
  • The trauma after a terrorist attack Protopres. Angelo Pappas
  • The trauma of losing one’s birth place Christina Giannakaki

10:15 – 11:15
12th Session
Moderator: Fr. Paolo Perletti
The wounds of the clergy-
His Eminence Metrolopitan Paul of Sisanios and Siatista
The wounds of the the therapist-
Georgios Papageorgiou

11:15-12:00 Coffee

Open Discussion

14:00 Lunch

16:15 Departure for Vespers   

17:15 Great Vespers – Supper


Sunday October 12, 2014

8:15  Departure for the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation

Hierarchal Liturgy at the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation

Morning Coffee Hour at the Hotel

Closing Session
Conclusions of the Conference - Valedictions - Acknowledgements

13:00-14:30  Closing Luncheon

14:15  Departure



Aggelopoulou-Karagianni, Eleni, Child-Psychiatrist, Group and Family Psychotherapists, Director of the Therapeutic and Educational Institute “Antistixi”.

Anagnostopoulos,  Dimitrios, Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry, Medical School of the University of Athens, Vice-President of the European Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Honorary member of the World Association of Child Psychiatry.

Bergiannaki- Dermitzaki, I-D.,  Assistant  Professor of Psychiatry of the University of Athens.

Bistolaridis, Peter,  Econom., Holy Metropolis of Detroit,  M.D., General Surgeon, Director of Surgery, Synergy Medical Education Alliance at Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw, Missouri, USA.

Giannakaki, Christina, Balkans Specialist.

Kamperidis, Lambros, Protopres. , Church of Sts. Konstantine and Helen, Montreal Canada, Holy Metropolis of Toronto,  Professor of Theology and Modern Greek Philology at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec and the University of Montreal.

Lappas, Alexis, MRCPsych, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain.

Liagkas, George, Presbyter, Church of St. Nektarios, Burwood (Sydney), Holy Archdiocese of Australia, Psychiatrist for Children and Adolescents.

Mamalakis Philip, Assistant Professor of Holy School of Theology in Boston, USA.

Marouda-Hatzouli, Athina, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Communications and M.M.E., University of Athens.

Martzouchos, Theodosios, Archim. Church of  St. John Chrysostom, Holy Metropolis of Nikopolis and Preveza.

Nassif, Bassam, Protopres., Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology University of Balamand, Lebanon.
Papadatou, Danai, Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Nursing of the University of Athens; President of “Merimna” - Association for Care of Children and their Families facing Sickness and Death.

Papageorgiou, Georgios, Associate Professor of Surgery, Former Director of the 2nd Surgical Clinic of the Hospital “Evangelismos” of Athens.  

Papapostolou, Chrysanthos, Archim., Church of St. George, Halandri, Holy Archdiocese of Athens, Director of the Institute of the Archdiocese of Athens for Psychosocial Support  “Diakonia”.

Papathanasiou, Athanasios N., Doctor of Theology, Chief-Editor of the Periodical “Synaxis”.

Pappa, Dora, MSc, Nurse, Head Nurse of the Surgical Clinic of the Department of the Nursing of the University of Athens at the General Oncological Hospital of Kifisia “St. Anargyri”.

Pappas, Angelo, Protopres., Church of St. John the Forerunner,  Holy Metropolis of Atlanta, Specialized chaplain for firemen and policemen educated in managing catastrophic circumstances.   

Paul, Metrolopitan of Sisanion and Siatista.

Stamoulis, Chysostomos, Professor and President of the  School of Theology of the University of Thessalonica.

Tympas, Chrysostomos, Archim., Church of the Holy Mercenaries Kosmas and Damion, Gospel Oak, London, Holy Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain, Doctor of Psychoanalytic Studies.

Vasiliadis, Gregory,  Psychologist-Psychotherapist.

Yannaras, Christos,   Professor Emeritus,  Pantios University.


Avgoustidis Adamantios, Protopr., Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Athens, Associate Professor of the Theological School of the University of Athens, General Director of the Institute of Pastoral Education and Training of the Archdiocese of Athens, Member of the Special Synodical Committee of the Church of Greece for Pastoral Concerns, Psychiatrist.

Giallouridou, Irene,  Social Worker, Patriarchal Exarchate of Patmos.

Gikas, Luke, Presbyter, Holy Metropolis of Chicago, MD, Specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Kalyvianakis, Parthenios, Archim., Abbot of the Monastery of Atali-Bali (Birth of the Forerunner), Holy Metropolis of Rethymnos and Avlopotamos, Crete.

Nicephoros,  Bishop of Amorium, Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropygic Monastery of Vlatadon, Thessolonika.

Nikolitsis, Ioannis, Protopres., Holy Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Vienna, Holy Metropolis of Austria.   

Papouras, Pascalis, Special Assistant to the Executive Office & Government Relations, International Orthodox Christian Charities.

Perletti, Paolo, Presbyter, Holy Metropolis of Belgium, (Representing the Exarchate of the Holy Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe), Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

Rousakis, Georgios, Archim., Representative of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, Pastor of the Church of St. Alexandros, Palaio Faliro, Holy Metropolis of Nea Smyrni,  M.D., Anesthesiologist of the Red Cross Hospital, Athens. 

Sevastianos,  Bishop of Zela, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial

 Synod of the Holy Archdiocese of America.

Vaidaki, Maria, Social Worker, Annousakeio Institute for Post-therapeutic and Rehabilitation Care, Holy Metropolis of Kisamos and Selinos, Crete.

Xenitellis, Panagiotis, Protopres., Holy Cathedral of Saint Stephanos, the First Martyr and Archdeacon, Paris.