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16th Annual Lenten Lecture Series: St. Paul, MN
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:45 pm
The evenings will begin at 6:00PM with a Lenten Service.  At 7:30 a Lenten Community Meal will be provided by individuals, family, ministry, committee, or any group encouraged to do so.  The Lectures will be given at

8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies  and FRIDAYS’  THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.

Speakers will vary for the lecture series.
Lecture: NY
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: NY @ Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus | O’Hare Special Collections Room | Walsh Library 4th Floor |  | New York | United States

“A Syriac Non-Orthodox View of Seventh-Century Events in the Near East”: Lecture by Muriel Debié,
Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies. She is a world-renowned expert in Syriac Studies, and particularly of Syriac historiography.

Syriac non-orthodox literature offers a different view of the seventh century from the one presented by Byzantine Orthodox and Islamic sources. Questioning the Sasanid and then Arab “conquests” as well as the “canonized” periodization, this lecture will share how the perspective of the seventh century offered by Syriac texts adds a different understanding of what we still perceive today as a turning point in the history of the region and the world.

This lecture is part of the Syriac Studies Series of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, with additional support provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theology of Fordham University.

Light refreshments provided.  Registration requested:

Lecture: Cambridge, MA
Apr 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Lecture: Cambridge, MA @ Harvard Faculty Club Address:  | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

“Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Byzantium”. Alicia Walker explores how Byzantine women’s bodies were put in dialogue with visual and textual portrayals of pagan goddesses and heroines, and how these practices changed in fundamental ways from the early to middle Byzantine eras.

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