Memorial Symposium celebrating the life and influence of Professor Richard Schneider

Posted: September 13, 2023

Memorial Symposium for Richard SchneiderNear the first anniversary of Professor Richard Schneider’s death (1938-2022), the Faculty of Divinity is holding a memorial service and mini-symposium to celebrate his life’s work and grace-filled influence on many people throughout the church and academy.

The symposium will consist of:

  • Brief personal reflections on Richard’s life and personal impact
  • Presentations of previously unpublished academic papers which demonstrate aspects of Richard’s influence on research and scholarship

Saturday, November 4, 2023

  • Memorial service: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • First session: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Lunch: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Second session: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In-person: Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave, Toronto
Or online via Zoom:

If you would like to speak or attend, please contact Fr Geoffrey Ready, Director of Orthodox Christian Studies, at

Proposed Publication: Richard was deeply committed to investing in people — in us, his students, colleagues, and ecumenical partners — and that careful, loving work has left an enormous legacy. The plan is to assemble articles by the inheritors of that legacy for a forthcoming Gedenkschrift (memorial volume) celebrating the tremendously beneficial impact he has had on Orthodox Christian theology, ecumenism, and beyond. Please let us know if you wish to participate.


Categories: Events; In Memoriam; Theology