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Nativity Fast Lecture Series
November 17-December 25, 2013
St. Tikhon's Seminary, South Canaan, PA
During the season of the nativity fast, Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon's Seminary, will be delivering a series of informal public lectures. The lectures will be held each Sunday, immediately following the Divine Liturgy at St. Tikhon's Seminary in South Canaan, PA. Free and open to the public, Dr. Ford's lectures will be based around his upcoming publication Wisdom for Today From the Early Church: A Foundational Study. For more info, please see the St. Tikhon's Seminary website.
January 28, 2014
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
The 2014 Orthodoxy in America Lecture, hosted at Fordham University, will feature His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres, and all of Albania. At the event, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, and he will present the keynote address. The Orthodoxy in America Lecture Series was created nearly a decade ago to explore the Orthodox tradition as it intersects with the American religious experience. The lecture series is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University and supported by the Office of Mission and Ministry. More information about the lecture series can be found here.
January 31, 2014
St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY
The thirty-first annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary will feature the Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin. Drawing on his life's work as a scholar and internationally-recognized commentator on Eastern Orthodox theology, Fr. McGuckin will speak on the mystical theology of the Eatern Church. Fr. McGuckin is professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University and professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary. His upcoming lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary will immediately follow an academic invocation at 7:30pm, at which Fr. McGuckin will be awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa. The lecture is free and open to the public; no RSVP necessary. For more info, visit the St. Vladimir's Seminary website.
February 27 - March 1, 2014
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline MA
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is hosting the annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Hellenic College/Holy Cross. The conference provides a forum for discussion and reflection on current research in Byzantine history and culture. Past conferences have included sessions on topics ranging from power in Byzantium, Islam and Byzantium, images of women in Byzantium, and Byzantine architecture. Paper proposals for the 2014 conference will be accepted through November 15, 2013. Registration for the conference opens on December 1 and closes on January 27, 2014. For more information, see the official website for the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.
September 17-20, 2014
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy
The 13th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will be focused on In Canticum canticorum. This exegetical work belongs to the final part of Gregory's life and can be considered an example of his mature thought and brillant preaching. The colloquium on this work will consist of lectures, workshops, and short papers. While the lectures and workshops will be delivered by invited scholars only, the short papers may be proposed to the organizers by any scholar who would like to submit a paper for potential inclusion in the colloquium. All papers approaching Gregory’s In Canticum from different points of view are welcome, especially those from theological, philosophical, philological or historical perspectives. Each paper should run approximately fifteen minutes and may be submitted by the deadline of May 30, 2014 (English language papers are accepted). All submissions should be sent by email to both Professor Giulio Maspero and Professor Miguel Brugarolas. For more information, see here.
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