Very Rev. John H. Erickson

Professor Emeritus of St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary Will Speak at 10th Annual SS. Cyril and Methodius Lecture
Rev. John H. Erickson
Very Rev. John H. Erickson

The 10th Annual SS Cyril and Methodius Lecture will take place on Monday, May 3, 2010 at St. Paul’s Seminary in Pittsburgh at 7:00pm.  The featured speaker is Very Rev. John H. Erickson, former Dean and Professor Emeritus of Church History at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, NY. Fr. Erickson’s address is entitled: “Baptism in Eastern Christian Tradition: Ecclesial Context, Faith Content.”

With a baccalaureate degree from Harvard, a master’s of philosophy from Yale, and a master’s of theology from St. Vladimir, Erickson steadily rose from a layman teaching canon law and church history to dean in 2002 to ordination to the priesthood in 2006. He is author of at least four books and editor/translator or co-editor of over sixty additional works. Fr. Erickson’s last role resulted in adapting and editing five volumes of Orthodox liturgical music, his main “hobby” over the years.

Among his professional activities and church roles, he has been a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches of Christ, former president of the Orthodox Theological Society of America, a member of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation and a member of the U.S. Eastern Orthodox-Oriental Orthodox Consultation. 

The annual lecture series is sponsored by the SS Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary. The Seminary serves as the center of learning for Byzantine Catholic Churches in North America.

Those seeking information about the SS. Cyril and Methodius Lecture (no charge but registration is required) are invited to contact the Seminary at 412-321-8383.


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