The course is organised, administered and delivered by Revd Archimandrite Dr Nikodemos Anagnostopoulos. Revd Nikodemos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame in London teaching Christianity and Islam; he also teaches Orthodox and Eastern Christianity at SOAS University of London. He studied Social Theology at Kapodistrian University of Athens and completed a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. He has also completed Doctoral Research at Heythrop College University of London specializing on Muslim-Christian Relations in South-eastern Europe. His main research areas are Muslim-Christian relations, Eastern Christianity, Orthodox Liturgy and Koine Greek. He is an Orthodox priest, under the authority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and since his ordination in 1996 he has been serving at various parishes in Greece, Turkey and Great Britain. He worked as Religious Studies Teacher at British Secondary Schools, as Healthcare Chaplain for the British NHS and as a Lecturer at St. Mary's University and South London Christian College teaching NT Greek, Christian Ethics, Liturgy, Eastern Christianity and Religion and Art. He is a member of the Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust, the Society for the promotion of Byzantine Studies and of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Theologians. He has contributed with papers at National and International Conferences in UK, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Palestine and Lebanon.
Oxford Patristic & Byzantine Study Week
3 - 8 July 2015
Wolfson College - Oxford
Byzantine Spirituality: The Living Tradition, Influence and Legacy
9 May 2015
St. Mary's University Twickenham
Day Conference on ''Christian Unity since Vatican II : Memory, Present, where Now?''.
15 November 2014
Churches together in Westminster, London
'An Orthodox perspective on the ecumenical significance of Vatican II with special reference on the Declaration on Religious Freedom and the Decree on Ecumenism'.
4th International Conference on Muslim-Christian Relations: ''Religion and State: From Theocracy to Secularism, and in between".
2-4 October 2013
Pontifical University of Bethlehem, Palestine.
'Religious minorities and the State: the case of the Greek Orthodox minority of Istanbul'
International Ecclesiological Investigations Network on Religion Authority and the State.
19-22 June 2013
'Religious Minorities and the Sate in modern Turkey: The case of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople'
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations on Minorities within Muslim majority societies.
17-18 May 2013
Aga Khan University
'The Identity, the present status and the challenges of the Greek-Orthodox Minority of Turkey in relation to the positive developments of the Turkish Government, which have taken place during the past years for the restoration of the rights of the ethnic minorities'
Adyan International Conference on Religion and Democracy in Europe and the Arab World.
29-30 November 2012
'The mutual influences between Religion, State and Democracy under a Theological point of view'
5th International Conference of Orthodox Psychotherapists on Psychotherapy and Pastoral Care.
27-30 September 2012
'Implications of the existential/Phenomenology for relational counselling psychology: Selfhood begin(s) with a walking away acceptance'
Orthodox Theological Research Forum on Orthodoxy and Ethnicity.
11-13 September 2012
Oxford University, UK.
'The Identity and the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople'
Assisi 2012: Where we dwell in Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century.
17-20 April 2012
'The relevance of the insertion of the Filioque clause into the Creed for Orthodox-Catholic dialogue today'
• The development of the Ecclesiology and the Political Theology of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church in response to Muslim Christian relations in the contemporary context of modern Greece and Turkey (2015).
(Manuscript submitted for publication)
• The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Greek Minority in the Context of Muslim-Christian Relations: Contemporary Challenges, in Christianity engages with Islam: Contexts, Creativity and Tensions (England: Melisende UK Ltd, 2014), pp. 64-86.
• Religious minorities and the State: the case of the Greek Orthodox Minority of Istanbul, in Religion and State: From Theocracy to Secularism, and in Between (Bethlehem: Pontifical University of Bethlehem, 2013), pp. 88-95.
• The Mutual Influences between Religion, State and Democracy in Europe: The case of Greece. (2013). Retrieved from amen Church News Website:
• The Identity and the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Oxford: 2012. Retrieved from Orthodox Theological Forum Website:
• Challenges of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Greek Minority.
• The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: An Orthodox Reflection. (Athens: Saiti Publications, 2010).
• The Relevance of the Insertion of the Filioque Clause into the Creed for Orthodox-Catholic Relations Today. (Twickenham: St. Mary's University, 2010).