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St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary,575 Scarsdale Road,10707,Yonkers,NY,US

Archpriest John H. Erickson, our former Dean and the Peter N. Gramowich Professor of Church History Emeritus, will be “coming home” to our campus on Friday, October 27, to deliver the 2017 Annual Florovsky Lecture. The lecture, which honors another former Dean of our seminary, Archpriest Georges Florovsky, is being sponsored by The Orthodox Theological Society of America (OTSA), which will be meeting on our campus October 26–28.

Father John will speak on the topic, “Orthodoxy, 1917–2017: Searching for a ‘Usable Past’.” He will consider past models of engagement between Orthodox Christians and society that may prove useful in today’s world. The lecture, which will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

Father John has a plentitude of accomplishments as a scholar, author, ecumenical officer, and advisor on church affairs, given his expertise in canon law and church history, and music. His books include Orthodox Christians in America (OUP), The Quest for Unity: Orthodox and Catholics in Dialogue (SVS Press and U.S. Catholic Conference), and The Challenge of Our Past: Essays in Orthodox Church History and Canon Law (SVS Press); as well, he co-edited five volumes of liturgical music (SVS Press).

Please join us in hearing Fr. John’s incisive analysis of the past, and his hopeful application of history for today, and beyond!

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