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The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius is a school of theology whose primary mission is to prepare candidates for priestly ministry to the Byzantine Catholic Churches of North America. The academic programs of the Seminary are open to qualified off-campus students whether lay or religious.

Founded in 1950, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary is governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by and under the direction of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh.

You're invited to the Fourteenth Annual Saints Cyril & Methodius Lecture


sponsored by the Byzantine Catholic Seminary


Our Guest Speaker
TOPIC: The Saints and the 'Communion of the Saints' in the Byzantine Tradition

Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin is a nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, liturgiologist of the University of Vienna in Austria and Research Fellow at the Institute for Historical Theology, University of Vienna. She was born in Nyack, NY, graduated from Bryn Mawr College and earned a Ph. D. in Orthodox Theology summa cum laude from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, in Munich. She completed her doctoral studies under the direction of the leading Byzantine liturgiologist in the world, Professor Robert F. Taft, S.J.

Dr. Larin is host of weekly Youtube video-podcast, "Coffee with Sister Vassa," broadcast in cooperation with Ancient Faith Radio and translated into nine languages. She is Editorial Consultant of Worship and the Director of the Research Project, "The Enarxis of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy," funded by the Austrian Science Funds (FWF) at the University of Vienna, Austria. She speaks over 8 languages including German, Italian, French and Old Slavonic, Greek and Latin. Dr. Larin specializes in the history of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, particularly its Greek and Russian branches. Her research has included an in-depth acquaintance with Byzantine and Muscovite Church History. She has published over 50 articles, chapters and books.

An internationally-known speaker at academic and popular theological conferences around the world, Dr. Lavin has the ability to explain complex issues in a simple and understandable way. Please join us to hear Dr. Lavin's presentation on "The Saints and the 'Communion of the Saints' in the Byzantine Tradition".



Monday, May 5, 2014 Lecture at 7:00 pm Reception to follow



Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
210 Greentree Road
Munhall, PA 15120
No charge
but registration is required By April 26



by email to office@bcs.edu