Washington, DC - The 2023 Ecumenism Award of the Washington Theological Consortium, a group of theological schools and seminaries around Washington, will be given to Archdeacon John Chryssavgis on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm in Caldwell Hall of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He will give the Figel Lecture titled "Toward an Ecumenical Outlook: Reviving Foundational Principles of Ecumenism" followed by a reception. Deacon John is an advisor to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, especially on environmental issues. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at the Consortium website. Lector Jack Figel, of Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Annandale, VA, and a longtime member of this forum, sponsors this lecture every year and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium. When you register online, you can select a virtual option for livestreaming. Register online here: