Professor Petros Vasiliadis spoke about the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus. True freedom cannot exist when our freedom to do what we want becomes a stumbling block to others’ weakness (1 Corinthians 8:9). Furthermore true freedom, through Christ, is not freedom to sin in a carnal sense but rather to serve one and other (Galatians 5:13).

The Pauline Symposium is an academic offering of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Primates of the Church for the enrichment of their pastoral care and work. The Pauline Symposium took place October 9-17, 2008.