Predrag Matejic to Present Meyendorff Lecture / Hierarchs Tikhon & Joseph to be Honored

September 14, 2015

Professor Predrag Matejic, curator of the Hilandar Research Library and director of the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, will present the third annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on Monday, September 14, 2015. The event begins at 7 p.m. Speaking on the topic “Byzantium, the Slavs, and the Rise of the Russian Orthodox Church,” he will focus on three historical periods: the conversion of the Slavs, the 10th–11th centuries, and the Russian Orthodox Church after the fall of Constantinople, including the councils of the 16th century.

Just prior to the lecture, the Seminary will honor His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and His Eminence the Most Reverend Joseph, archbishop of New York and metropolitan of All North America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. The Board of Trustees and Faculty will bestow a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, on both hierarchs at an Academic Convocation beginning at 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Tikhon serves as President of the Seminary and Chair of its Board of Trustees, and Metropolitan Joseph serves as Vice Chair of the Board.

The Academic Convocation and lecture are open to the public and will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building.

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