In honor of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
The publication of Volume VI of the scientific Yearbook of the Association in 2006 constitutes a wholehearted dedication to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the part of his fraternity brothers, members of the Association, on the occasion of the completion of fifteen years since his elevation to the glorious and historic Throne of the martyred Church of Apostle Andrew.
The honorary Volume, in its 713 pages, includes 26 scientific works of graduates of the School, of exceptional theological interest, many of which are associated with initiatives of the Ecumenical Patriarch of historic significance in the context of inter-Orthodox, inter-Christian and inter-Religious dialogues. The varied, otherwise, theological content of the Volume gives the stigma of the theological tradition of the School as a theological staff fully prepared to face the challenges of the modern world, as it is on account of the impressive and historic initiatives of the Primate of the First See Church of Orthodoxy.
Fifty years of the Association of Halki Theological School Graduates
After a three-year period, in 2002, the festive Volume V of the Scientific Yearbooks is published on the occasion of completion of fifty years (1952-2002) from the establishment of the Halkian Fraternity.
This above anniversary is recorded in the pages of the above Volume as a review of the difficult course of the children of the common spiritual School, who have been called to pass the theological baton during the long period of the suspension of its operation.
The rich theological content is distinguished by the sensitivity of the writers with respect to modern challenges of multi-level occurrences in the life of people and the preparedness of the graduates of the School to offer the Orthodox witness of their School in modern international affairs of the Christian Community and the inter-Religious dialogue.
Memory of Metropolitan Maximos of Stavroupolis, Scholarch of the Holy Theological School of Halki (1919-1991)
The Association, continuing its publishing tradition, issues in 1997 its fourth in a row volume of its scientific periodical, which it dedicates to the memory of its Scholarch, Metropolitan Maximos of Stavroupolis, as grateful tender for his ministry and eternal memorial of the part of his students. The collective volume features seven hundred fifteen pages including a total of 37 scientific works of graduates of the School of varied theological interest. Said works constitute a contribution to the approach of the modern theological reflection from the perspective of the spirit of the patristic thought.
One hundred fifty years of the Holy Theological School of Halki
In 1994, the Halki Theological School completed 150 years since its establishment in 1844, an anniversary that was celebrated with exceptional brilliance on the hill of “Hope”, with the participation of Patriarchs, Archbishops, Metropolitans and representatives of the Roman Catholic, the Anglican and Protestant Churches, international Christian organizations and politicians.
On the occasion of this celebration, the Association published a voluminous commemorative scientific volume, which includes works of the School’s alumni in the course of the School’s life as a spiritual nursery for the staffing of the Holy and Great Church of Christ; it also includes its scientific contribution to the Orthodox Church as its spiritual center, in order to meet contemporary needs and face problems of Christian people as well as its contribution to the promotion of the sacred science of Theology.
In 1991, Volume II of the periodical “Scientific Presence of the Association of Halki Theological School Graduates” is published, which likewise covers a wide range of theological issues, written in three languages: Greek, English and German.
This volume is devoted to Scholarchs and Teachers of the Theological School of Halki, which with zeal, commitment and faith during critical times, supported the orderly operation of the School and helped overcome adversities, which they encountered. Also, with their contribution to the Theological Letters, they promoted the prestige and the theological witness of the School within the Christian world, as well its international recognition as the official scientific institutional establishment of Orthodox Theology of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Tribute to the late Archbishop Iakovos of America
In 1987, the collective Volume I is published, which contains valuable scientific works, related to a wide range of subjects of the Theological science.
Said volume is dedicated to the late Archbishop Iakovos of America, for his diversified offer and ministry to the Orthodox Church and his wholehearted support, moral and material, to our Association. It is the 1st volume of the series of periodical “Scientific Presence of the Association of Halki Theological School Graduates.”
In 1980, the Board of the Association decided in favor of the publication of a special volume on the occasion of the completion of twenty-five years since its establishment.
It named the volume “Yearbook” in order to make known the goals at which it aimed, namely: a) to list events, b) the pay respect to persons who have passed c) to offer some samples of the ongoing scientific and other intellectual activity of graduates of the School, d) to render timely the subject of the ongoing hardship of the School, and e) to record and promote the age-long ministry and the general contribution of the School to the Church and Orthodoxy.