Speaker Series Announcement





The Orthodox Christian Studies Center (OCSC) of Fordham University, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education (DRE) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to announce the BONUS EDITION of the Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach.


This Speaker Series was launched at the beginning of Lent, with the finale being on Pascha. Given the tens of thousands of views and positive feedback for more, they announce a BONUS EDITION today. But after that, this Speaker Series will go on hiatus, so enjoy the bonus editions.


Starting today, almost every week until Pentecost, a different Orthodox Scholar will release a new 10-minute bonus edition video. This Series provides a platform for Orthodox scholars to reflect on the spiritual themes of each Sunday's liturgical calendar while drawing on their expertise. The Series offers a space where Orthodox Christians and others interested in Orthodox spirituality can encounter the depth and richness of the tradition through stimulating, theologically-informed preaching by respected and diverse Orthodox scholars.


This BONUS EDITION Speaker Series kicks off with His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, PhD, who preaches on Thomas Sunday. And why this Apostle's doubt in his faith was, in fact, good for all of humankind.


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Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos is an Auxiliary Bishop to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. He serves as Chief Secretary to the Holy Eparchial Synod of America, Director of the Department of Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and provides his spiritual and liturgical ministry to Hellenic College Holy Cross. His Grace previously served as Dean of the Patriarchal Theological Orthodox Academy in Toronto, Canada, and holds a PhD in Theology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


With just the click of a button, anyone anywhere can watch these distinguished Orthodox scholars preach. Each Speaker Series BONUS EDITION video will be released on the Center’s YouTube channel: and on the Religious Educators email list: so be sure to subscribe to receive notifications. 



Have questions? Kindly contact:

Department of Religious Education

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

toll-free: 800-566-1088

email: [email protected]


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