2017 Symposium Content & Reviews

Feast of St Procopius the Confessor and St Raphael of Brooklyn

Capps15thCEntire.JPGIF YOU MISSED our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium last month, all of the sessions are now available on our website for Eighth Day Members.

If you have not yet supported our work of renewing culture, please consider becoming a member today.

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Reading Societies Update

Feast of St Timothy the Righteous and St John, Patriarch of Constantinople

Books_Square.jpgIF YOU MISSED the announcement about our two new Reading Societies, here's a quick update.

The Cappadocian Society, open to anybody involved in ministry of any sort, continues to work its way through Charles Taylor's A Secular Age. They meet on Thursdays from 4-5:15 pm at The Ladder. I'll post a news item once they've decided on the... Continue Reading

2016 Tax Receipts

Feast of St Agathus of Rome

Tax_Square.jpegIF YOU DONATED to Eighth Day Institute in 2016, you should have received a tax-deductible receipt by now.

If you received the most recent issue of Synaxis in the mail, your receipt should have been tucked in that publication.

If you have not received a receipt and need one for your records, please contact me.

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Schedule Set for Eighth Day Symposium

Capps15thCEntire.JPGTHE SCHEDULE for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium on January 12-14 in Wichita, KS is finally set, including lecture titles. I hope you will join us for what promises to be a great weekend of pondering the Church's role in the public square.

Click here for the full schedule.

Click here to register.

See you Jan 12-14!

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New Reading Societies

Feast of the Ten Martyrs of Crete

Societies_books.JPGWE'RE EXCITED to announce the launch of two new book groups and plans for three others.

The Cappadocian Society will begin meeting weekly on Thursdays, 4 pm at The Ladder, beginning January 26. This group is for clergy and any others involved in ministry. We're making an ambitious start with the giant tome by Charles Taylor: A Secular Age.

The Florovsky Society will... Continue Reading

Three Tasks for EDI's Second Decade

Feast of the Great Martyr Anastasia of Rome

Bible__Fathers__Latin.JPGTEN YEARS ago Eighth Day Institute was merely an idea. The idea was born while serving as a missionary in Latin America. It began to grow during my employment at Eighth Day Books. And then it began to take flesh.

The fall of 2006 was a turning point. Although we weren’t even a legal entity at that time, we called ourselves St.... Continue Reading

Symposium Registration is Live

Feast of St Herman of Alaska

Capps15thCEntire.JPGREGISTRATION is now live for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium on Jan 12-14, 2017.

But before registering, please consider helping us end our year strong and stable with a tax-deductible donation.

Click here for special membership options with symposium passes, available through the end of the year.



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Nativity Feast, Florovsky Homily & Nativity Fast

Feast of St Spyridon the Wonderworker

Christ_Deisis_with_angels_square.jpegWE HAD A delightful time together at our annual Nativity Feast Friday evening, which actually fell on the feast day of St. Anna's conception of the Theotokos, the Prophetess Hannah, and the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection (click here for a brief reflection on that feast day).

The feast began, as many of our events do, with our Eighth... Continue Reading

#8thDayGivingWeek: A Week of Saints

Feast of St. Sabbas the Sanctified

Sabbas_Square.jpgTHIS YEAR, we decided to create our own #8thDayGivingWeek as a way to launch our end-of-year campaign, after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. And we’ve chosen a week full of important feast days, including two wonderworking saints.

Yesterday was the feast day of St. John of Damascus, the patron saint of Eighth Day Institute. You can read more about... Continue Reading

Catechetical Academy and Classical Education

Elijah_to_Elisha_Square.jpegFROM OUR website: "The initial impulse for Eighth Day Institute, long before its initial incorporation in 2008, was to establish a 'Gap-Year Program' for high-school graduates. Although our body of developing work has thus far focused solely on adult education, we still fully intend to fulfill this initial vision."

Indeed, we do still intend to fulfill this initial vision.

Long ago, back when we existed as St. John of Damascus Institute and... Continue Reading