In conjunction with the re-design of many of the Institute’s public-facing resources (e.g. our new-design web site) and leading up to the launch of our newly revamped and expanded Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning content delivery in January 2017, the Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies will be hosting a series of public, on-line ‘webinar’ lectures during the remaining months of 2016. These lectures, which are open to the public, will be held on-line via the Institute’s video classroom software, allowing participants to take part from the comfort of home — wherever home may be.
The public ‘webinar’ lectures to take place over the coming months are as follows:
- Thursday, 27th October 2016 at 6.00 p.m. PST / 9.00 p.m. EST: “Mobs, Murder, and Other Christian ‘Virtues’ — Exploring the Influence of Contemporary Culture on the Perception of Christianity”
- Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 at 6.00 p.m. PST / 9.00 p.m. EST: “The Desert Fathers and the Taming of the Heart”
- Monday, 12th December 2016 at 6.00 p.m. PST / 9.00 p.m. EST: “Feasts and Fasts — The Relationship of Asceticism and Rejoicing in Orthodox Spiritual Life”
These public lectures will be offered as a trial of a new model: there will be no set cost to participate (though advance registration will be required, to gain access to the webinar), but a link will be provided enabling participants to make a suggested donation of $7 per lecture to support the work and mission of the Institute. Each lecture includes time for questions at the end, which can be asked through the interface.