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.

The debut video features David Bentley Hart, preaching on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Dr. Hart is an Orthodox theologian, philosopher, author, and cultural commentator. His many books include The Beauty of the Infinite (2003), The Experience of God (2013), and That All Shall Be Saved (2019). His translation of the New Testament appeared in 2017. He also served on the Ecumenical Patriarchate's special commission to prepare "For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church.”

Each Speaker Series video will be released weekly on the Center's YouTube channel ( and on the Religious Educators email list (, so be sure to subscribe to receive notifications.