Why the name "Doxacon"?
“Doxa-” is from ancient Greek δόξα, from δοκεῖν ("dokein"), "to expect", "to seem", which later was used in spiritual context as “belief” or “truth”.
The suffix “-con” is a shortened term for “convention”. One of the first things that sprung to their minds was that of St. Basil speaking to young men on the right use of Greek literature. In his speech he said of all forms of non-Christian literature:
“Now, then, altogether after the manner of bees must we use these writings, for the bees do not visit all the flowers without discrimination, nor indeed do they seek to carry away entire those upon which they light, but rather, having taken so much as is adapted to their needs, they let the rest go. So we, if wise, shall take from heathen books whatever benefits us and is allied to the truth, and shall pass over the rest.”
Doxacon of Washington, DC is sponsored by
Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America — Romanian Episcopate
7223 Roosevelt Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042
Doxacon of Washington, DC takes place at
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2815 36th St NW
Washington, DC 20007