Orthodox Scholars Preach: Fr. John Chryssavgis on the Sunday of Orthodoxy
The Orthodox Christian Studies Center, in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to announce the launch of the new video series "Orthodox Scholars Preach." The goal of the series is to provide a platform for Orthodox scholars to reflect on the spiritual themes of the liturgical calendar while drawing on their expertise. The series provides a space where Orthodox Christians and others interested in Orthodox spirituality can encounter the depth and richness of the tradition through stimulating, theologically-informed preaching by respected and diverse Orthodox scholars.=
This sermon is given by Fr. John Chryssavgis for the Sunday of Orthodoxy (March 21, 2021). Subscribe to our channel to receive new sermons weekly throughout the Triodion and Lenten season, and visit our webpage for the full schedule of speakers.
The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis was born in Australia and studied theology (University of Athens) and Byzantine Music (Greek Conservatory of Music). He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford. After spending time on Mt. Athos, he served as Personal Assistant to Archbishop Stylianos in Australia, where he co-founded St. Andrew’s Theological College and taught at the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he was appointed Professor of Theology at Holy Cross School of Theology and directed the Religious Studies Program at Hellenic College. He currently serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch and in 2012 received the title Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The author of many books and articles in several languages on theology, spirituality, and ecology, Fr. John’s publications include three volumes of collected works by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, whose biography by Fr. John was published by Harper Collins.