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The Annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture

Annual Othodoxy in America Lecture Series
The Orthodoxy in America Lecture at Fordham University, which is supported by the Office of Mission and Ministry, is the largest annual lecture of its kind and the only one housed within a university setting. In addition, the annual lecture series is the only one to explore the Orthodox tradition as it intersects with the American religious experience. And since it is housed within a Roman Catholic institution, the lecture series provides an unparalleled opportunity for an advanced ecumenical conversation about the common issues facing the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions.

Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, and present the Annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m., University Church, Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University.

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His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres, and of all Albania will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, and present the Annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture on Tuesday January 28, 2014. (download pdf)


The Very Rev. John Anthony McGuckin, Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nielson Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University, "The Way of the Pilgrim: How the Orthodox Philokalic Tradition Came to Modern America--And what America Made of it." (download pdf)

Dr. David Tracy, Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago, "A Reflection on Contemplation, Speculation and Action in Orthodox Theology." (download pdf)

Robert F. Taft, S.J., Professor Emeritus of Oriental Liturgy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, "Perceptions and Realities in Orthodox-Catholic Relations Today: Reflections on the Past, Prospects for the Future." The lecture has been published in the volume Orhthodox Constructions of the West. (download pdf)

2009 (October)
His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch, "Discerning God's Presence in the World."(download pdf) (watch video)

2009 (February)
Rev. Dr. Stanley Harakas, the Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Orthodox Theology, Emeritus, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, "The Future of Orthodox Christianity in America: A Normative Approach." (download.pdf)

Dr. Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University, “Woman’s Voices Bearing Witness:  Biblical Memories in Ancient Orthodox Liturgy.”  Funded, in part, by the Virgian Farah Foundation. (download pdf

Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth, Professor of Patristic and Byzantine Theology, University of Durham, UK, “‘Heart in Pilgrimage’:  St Augustine as the Interpreter of the Psalms.”  Funded, in part, by the Kallinikeion Foundation. (download pdf)

Dr. Albert Jordy Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University, “In the World, Not of the World, For the Sake of the World:  Orthodoxy and American Culture.” Funded, in part, by the Virginia H. Farah Foundation. (download pdf., watch video - needs Real Player)

His Grace, Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia, “Ecological Crisis; Ecological Hope:  The Orthodox Vision of Creation.”  (download pdf)

His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, Archbishop of America, “The Dynamics of the Orthodox Faith in Contemporary America.” (download pdf, watch video - needs Real Player)

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