The Orthodox Christian Studies Center (OCSC) of Fordham University, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education (DRE) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, is pleased to announce the BONUS EDITION of the Speaker Series: Orthodox Scholars Preach. Almost every week until Pentecost, a different Orthodox Scholar will release a new 10-minute 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 Samaritan Woman is given by Nina Glibetic. Dr. Glibetic is an Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her main research area is Christian liturgy in the premodern world, especially in the Orthodox tradition. Her work is interdisciplinary and pulls from the fields of liturgiology, theology, Byzantine and Slavic Studies. Glibetic's research and publications have explored topics such as the development of Byzantine eucharistic liturgy in the late Middle Ages, the role of liturgy in the formation of national identity, medieval religious rites for women at childbirth and miscarriage, and the liturgical heritage of early Slavs between East and West. She has lectured internationally and held numerous research appointments, including a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and fellowships at Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.