Sunday, February 19th, around noon
Hellenic Hall, 70 West Street, Keene
Guest Speaker, Seminarian Stephan Johansson
Open to the public!
Refreshments before the presentation
Following Sunday services, Stefan Johansson, a seminarian from St. Vladimirâ€™s Orthodox Theological SeminaryÂ in Yonkers, New York, will be joining us to speak aboutÂ the 7 distinct liturgical rites that exist within historic Christianity. These rites are: Byzantine, Armenian, Roman, Coptic,Â Ethiopian,Â West Syrian, and East Syrian. He will be explaining their geographic and cultural roots, in addition to how they came to be shaped as they are today. Â He will also define which groups in the modern day pray in accordance with these particular rites.
Stefan is a graduate of theÂ Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California, and pursuedÂ philosophy and religious studies as an undergraduate. Â One of the reasons that he chose to continue his education at St Vladimirâ€™s is because the Seminary is known for fostering dialogue between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches. Â His presentation will include rites from both Eastern and Oriental Churches,Â andÂ is based on first-hand experience because Stefan has attended services at over 350 Orthodox parishes.