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Professor Symeon Paschalidis



Professor of Patristics and Hagiography at the Department of Social Theology and Christian Culture, at the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Director of the Patriarchal Foundation for Patristic Studies, at Vlatadon Monastery/ Thessaloniki. He has also been appointed by H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Barthol- omew as Αrchon Hypomimneskon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He has served as President of the Byzantine Research Centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Head of his Department at the Faculty of Theology during the last eight years. He is currently the director of the program for graduate studies on Mount Athos' history, art, spirituality and music tradition.

Professor Paschalidis has given lectures in greek and foreign universities and scientific centres and has participated in many scientific conferences in Greece and abroad. He is also the author and editor of 10 monographs and more than 50 of articles and chapters, written in Greek, English, French, Russian and Italian and published in scientific jour- nals, collective volumes, and proceedings of conferences. Ηe is also the editor of the scientific journal Kleronomia (Thessaloniki) and member of the editorial advisory board of the Greek Orthodox Theological Review (Βrookline, Mass.).

His main interests lay on Patristics, byzantine and post-byzantine Hagiography and early patristic and ascetic literature and spiritual history of Monasticism.


Selected works:


  1. (ed. & introd. with Fr Alexis Torrance), Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition. Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives, Routledge, Νew York 2018.
  2. «Saints et animaux, anticipation du royaume dans la littérature byzantine», La res- tauration de la création : quelle place pour les animaux? : Actes du colloque de l’ERCAM tenu a Strasbourg du 12 au 14 mars 2015, Leiden – Boston 2018, p. 213- 230.
  3. «L’histoire d’une collection ascetique: La Philocalie, sa tradition manuscrite et les circonstances de sa édition», Α. Rigo (ἐκδ.), Da Teognosto alla Filocalia (XIII- XVIII sec.) Testi e autori, Edizioni di Pagina, Bari 2016, σ. 199-228.
  4. «Concilium Constantinopolitanum 1484», Conciliorum Oecumenicorum Gener- aliumque Decreta, τ. IV/1 – The Great Councils of the Orthodox Churches. Deci- sions and Synodika, ἐκδ. Brepols, Turnhout 2016, σ. 219-228.
  5. «Concilium Constantinopolitanum 1642», Conciliorum Oecumenicorum Gener- aliumque Decreta, τ. IV/1 – The Great Councils of the Orthodox Churches. Deci- sions and Synodika, ἐκδ. Brepols, Turnhout 2016, σ. 255-263.
  6. «Un mode de relation entre Rome et Constantinople : La vénération commune des saints», Revue des sciences religieuses 89 no 4 (2015) 461-479.
  7. «Conflitto e riconciliazione: I padri del deserto», L. d’Ayala Valva – L. Cremaschi – A. Mainardi (επιμ.), Beati i pacifici. Atti del XXII Convegno ecumenico interna- zionale di spiritualità ortodossa (Bose, 3-6 settembre 2014),Edizioni Qiqajon, Bose 2015, p. 187-202.
  8. «La perfezione spirituale “nel mondo” secondo la tradizione patristica e monastica antica», L. d’Ayala Valva – L. Cremaschi – A. Mainardi (επιμ.), Le età della vita spirituale. Atti del XXI Convegno ecumenico internazionale di spiritualità ortodossa (Bose, 4-7 settembre 2013), Edizioni Qiqajon, Bose 2014, σ. 169-186.
  9. «The Hagiography of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries», St. Efthymiadis (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography, τ. I: Periods and Places, Farnham 2011, p. 143-171.
  10. « Theological Questions and Monastic Spirituality on Mount Athos during the 15th and 16th centuries », Mount Athos in the 15th and 16th centuries. Spiritual Life – History – Art, Thessaloniki 2011, p.  91-98.
  11. «From Hagiography to Historiography. The case of the Vita Ignatii (BHG 817) by Nicetas David the Paphlagonian», P. Odorico – P. Agapitos (διευθ.), Les Vies des Saints à Byzance. Genre Littéraire ou Biographie Historique? Actes du IIe colloque intεἶnational philologique «EPMHNEIA» (Παρίσι, 6-8 Ἰουνίου 2002), Paris 2004, σσ. 161-173
  12. 48 entries about saints of the Orthodox Church in the two-volume hagiographic encyclopedy: Bibliotheca Sanctorum Orientalium. Enciclopedia dei Santi: Le Chiese Orientali, vol. I- II, Città Nuova editrice, Roma 1998-1999.

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