The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to present the Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach.

Every week until Pascha, a different Orthodox Scholar will release a new video. This Series provides a platform for Orthodox scholars to reflect on the spiritual themes of each Sunday's liturgical calendar while drawing on their expertise.

This week's sermon for the Sunday of the Holy Cross is given by Fr. Bogdan Bucur, Associate Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY. Born in Romania, he studied at the faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest (1994-1999). He earned his MA (2002) and PhD (2007) in Religious Studies at Marquette University under the direction of (now Archbishop) Alexander Golitzin. In 2010 he was ordained a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese and served as the pastor of St Anthony Orthodox Church in Butler, PA (2010-2020). He is the author of Angelomorphic Pneumatology: Clement of Alexandria and Other Early Christian Witnesses (Brill, 2009), Scripture Re-Envisioned: Christophanic Exegesis and the Making of a Christian Bible (Brill 2019) and a number of articles and essays.