A lecture on “Greek Orthodoxy in Context – Gender and Ritual”, by Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos

“Greek Orthodoxy in Context –Gender and Ritual”

Lecture by Stefanos Alexopoulos


             Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00pm

At the Athens Centre, Archimidous 48, Pangrati (Mets)


Wine and conversation follows the event.
The reading is free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 210-7015242 or 210-7012268.


Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, and his M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology (Liturgical History) from the University of Notre Dame, where his main area of concentration was Liturgical Studies, with minors in Byzantine Art and Patristics.
Before coming to Greece in 2003, Dr. Alexopoulos taught a theology course, “The Spirituality of the Christian East; Experience, Form & Expression,” at the University of Notre Dame, for which he received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Kaneb Award for Excellence in Teaching.” He has been teaching at College Year in Athens Program since 2007. He was recently elected assistant professor of liturgy at the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Society of Oriental Liturgy of which he is the secretary.
Since September of 2009 he participates in the project “New Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts” of the Protestant Theological University, Kampen, Holland as an expert/consultant on issues of Byzantine liturgical history. His book, based on his dissertation was recently published: The Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite: A Comparative Analysis of its Origins, Evolution, and Structural Units in the series Liturgia Condenda 21 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2009).
He also serves as a parish priest (parish of St. George, Halandri, Archdiocese of Athens, Church of Greece). In the Spring Semester of 2012, he will be a visiting professor at the Institute of Sacred Music of Yale University.


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