Once again St. Michael Orthodox Church here in Louisville will be hosting the annual Climacus Conference, with this year’s event focusing on the artistic, intellectual, and spiritual legacy of Byzantium. Scheduled speakers include University of Kentucky Philosophy Chair David Bradshaw, Professor Kyriacos C. Markides from the University of Maine, and American Conservative editor Dr. Daniel Larison. In addition to discussions of the Byzantine order there will be a screening of Russian film genius Andrei Tarkovsky’s surreal science-fiction classic Stalker, with Bobby Maddex of Salvo magazine on hand to offer some thoughts on the movie.

Those desiring additional details may consult the Climacus Conference website, or call conference director David Wright at (502) 296-2095.