Orthodox Scholars Preach

Orthodox Scholars Preach Series


The Orthodox Christian Studies Center, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to present the 2022 installment of the Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach.

Every week until Pascha, a different Orthodox Scholar will release a new 10-minute video. This Series provides a platform for Orthodox scholars to reflect on the spiritual themes of each Sunday's liturgical calendar while drawing on their expertise. The Series offers a space where Orthodox Christians and others interested in Orthodox spirituality can encounter the depth and richness of the tradition through stimulating, theologically-informed preaching by respected and diverse Orthodox scholars.

Each video will be released weekly on the Center's YouTube channel (video.fordhamorthodoxy.org) and will also be archived on the GOARCH DRE website (religioused.goarch.org). Be sure to subscribe to receive immediate updates of new videos.

Current Series (2022)

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: David Bentley Hart, Orthodox theologian and author
Sunday of the Prodigal Son: Kyra Limberakis, Orthodox Volunteer Corps
Sunday of the Last Judgment: Lori Branch, University of Iowa
Sunday of Forgiveness: Donna Rizk Asdourian, Orthodox Women's Ministry
Sunday of OrthodoxyFr. Radu Bordeianu, Duquesne University
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas: Marcus Plested, Marquette University
Sunday of the Holy Cross: Fr. Bogdan Bucur, St. Vladimir's Seminary
Sunday of St. John Climacus: Patricia Fann Bouteneff, Axia Women
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt: Gayle Woloschak, Northwestern University


Previous Series (2021)

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Catholic University of America
Sunday of the Prodigal SonSister Vassa Larin, Host, "Coffee with Sr. Vassa"
Sunday of the Last Judgment: Fr. John Behr, University of Aberdeen
Sunday of Forgiveness: Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University
Sunday of Orthodoxy: Fr. John Chryssavgis, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas: Eugenia Constantinou, University of San Diego
Sunday of the Holy Cross: John Fotopoulos, Saint Mary's College
Sunday of St. John Climacus: James Skedros, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt: Nadia Kizenko, SUNY Albany
Palm Sunday: Teva Regule, President, Orthodox Theological Society in America
Good Friday: Paul Gavrilyuk, University of St. Thomas
Pascha:  Ashley Purpura, Purdue University
AscensionHelen Creticos Theodoropoulos, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology
PentecostFr. Stelyios Muksuris, Byzantine Catholic Seminary