The Theology of ‘Returning’: An Interfaith Discussion on the Holidays of Easter and Passover
May 11, 2022
On Tuesday, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece co-hosted an interfaith Zoom dialogue featuring a panel of Greek Orthodox and Jewish clergy discussing the theology of “returning,” as it relates to the holidays of Easter and Passover.
Speakers included Metropolitan Ioannis of Thermopylae, Chief Rabbi of Athens Gabriel Negrin, Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin of Temple Israel in Florida, Rabbi Daniel Polish of Congregation Shir Chadash in New York, Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece Chief Coordinator Sergios Voilas, Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece Scientific Assistant Christos Nasios, and CAM Partnerships and Diplomatic Outreach Coordinator Catherine Szkop.
The Christian and Jewish communities both emphasize the “return” to religious practice and celebrate emancipation on Easter and Passover, albeit through different beliefs and customs.
The panel participants discussed this, as well as the connections between Easter and Passover and Pentecost and Shavuot.
A full recording of the event can be viewed here: