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Orthodoxy Lecture To Focus on Philokalia

Contact: Joanna Klimaski
(212) 636-7175

Orthodox scholars and spiritual masters of the Philokalia
The Philokalia is one of the most important books in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition. A compilation of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries, the Philokalia (which means “love of the beautiful”) contains select writings penned by spiritual masters who strive to illuminate the path to spirituality.

In an upcoming lecture, renowned scholar the Very Reverend John Anthony McGuckin, Ph.D., will discuss how the Philokalia was brought to America by the Orthodox diaspora community and how the book shaped Orthodoxy in America.

“The Way of a Pilgrim: How the Orthodox Philokalic Tradition Came to Modern America—and What America Made of It”
Wednesday, Nov. 14
6 p.m.
Tognino Hall | Duane Library | Rose Hill Campus

Father McGuckin is the Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nelson Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary and professor of Byzantine Studies at Columbia University.

William G. Spears, chairman and founder of Spears Abacus, will introduce the lecture, and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, will offer the benediction.

The annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture series, the largest annual lecture of its kind, is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center and supported by the Office of Mission and Ministry

For more information, email the Office of Special Events or call (212) 636-6575.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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