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The seventh webinar in the Light of the World Webinar Series is titled “‘A Sweet Light Descended and Enlightened Me’—St Mary of Egypt and the Cleansing Strength of the Psalms.” This webinar will be hosted by the Rev. Dr Silviu Bunta, prolific Orthodox author and speaker, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 7:00—8:30 p.m. Eastern, via Zoom livestream.

Fr Silviu holds a B.A. degree in theology from the University of Sibiu (Romania), a M.A. degree in biblical studies from the University of Oradea (Romania) and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Marquette University. He specializes in the study of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins, focusing particularly on mystical trends in pseudepigraphic and apocalyptic literature. Fr Silviu served as Visiting Associate Professor of Old Testament at St Vladimir’s Seminary from 2020-2022. He is also an active member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the Society of Biblical Literature.

This online webinar is open to the public and free of cost. It will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel afterward for easy access. Click the button below to register and to receive the Zoom webinar link.

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About the Light of the World Webinar Series: 

This monthly webinar series features speakers from among St Vladimir’s Seminary faculty, alumni, and friends, presenting on a variety of topics while answering a core question:

How are we Christians to be the light of the world?

Drawing inspiration from feedback received through a recent survey we conducted, these webinars aim to address a diverse range of themes related to real and pressing issues facing Orthodox faithful in modern society.