Byzantine Studies

Meyendorff Lecture: Glimpse into Byzantine Monasticism

September 24, 2017 Featured
Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot (photo: Dn. Ryan Tellalian)

SVOTS – September 2017 When Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot presented the fourth annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on our campus recently, she opened a window into Byzantine monasticism that revealed a culture as rich and diverse as the personalities of the monks and nuns who embraced it. Her presentation, titled, Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 800–1453, highlighted the […]

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Pan-Orthodox Conference – “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church”

June 6, 2017 Featured

SVOTS – St. Phoebe Center – June 2017 October 6, 2017 – October 7, 2017 St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 This Pan-Orthodox Conference—dedicated to examining diaconal ministry in the Orthodox Church—will include among its presenters one trustee, two professors, and two alumni from St Vladimir’s Seminary. In four sessions, […]

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April 23, 2017 News
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Greek Metropolis of Chicago – 23/4/17 GUEST SPEAKER PROFESSOR JAMES SKEDROS DISCUSSED HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF AND FUTURE OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE KANSASVILLE, WI: The Metropolis of Chicago’s Archons held their 2nd Annual Archon Business Retreat on Saturday, April 22, at the at St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin. During the retreat, Metropolis […]

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Book Review: Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831

May 31, 2012 Featured News

By Panos Sophoulis 31/5/2012 Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831 (Brill, 2011) Reviewed by Chris Deliso Get a copy here: Byzantium’s chronically turbulent relationship with the Turkic Bulgar khanate in the late eighth and early ninth centuries is the subject of this groundbreaking new synthetic political study. In Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831 specialist scholars and general Balkan-interest […]

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Searching for Women on Mt. Athos: Insights from the Archives of the Holy Mountain

February 15, 2012 News

By Ingka Athanasiadou 14/2/2012 It is ironic that one can find so much information about the lives of Byzantine women in the archives of Mount Athos, a holy mountain to which access has always been denied to members of the female sex. Although with few exceptions women never set foot on the Athonite peninsula, the […]

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Notre Dame announces first chair in Byzantine Studies

September 14, 2011 News

By Maria A. Karamitsos 13/9/2011 The University of Notre Dame has established an endowed chair in Byzantine Theology. The position, which will focus on the theology of the medieval Greek-speaking church, will be named in honor of Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. The Archbishop Demetrios Professorship in Byzantine Theology […]

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