The Program in Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue

The groundwork for the program was laid in a number of initiatives sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (UST) involving faculty in the departments of theology, philosophy, and Catholic studies.


The mission of the program is to promote Christian unity by engaging in a comprehensive dialogue between the Eastern and Western Christian traditions.


The Program seeks to become a unique and internationally recognized forum for sustained conversation among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Rite Catholic and Roman Catholic communions. Presently there is no other permanent forum in North America exclusively dedicated to Catholic-Orthodox dialogue. The program will also facilitate ecumenical interchange between Catholic and Orthodox communities of the Twin Cities.

Contact Us

For more information, contact: Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology.

Program in Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue Center for Catholic Studies University of St. Thomas, Mail 55-S 2115 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105-1096 Phone: (651) 962-5700