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Annual St. Alexis Lecture at Minneapolis’ St. Mary Cathedral to highlight ministry of St. Tikhon

MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Diocese Communications] — The Seventh Annual Saint Alexis Lecture will be held at Saint Mary Cathedral here following Paschal Vespers on Bright Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

“We are blessed this year to have Professor Scott Kenworthy, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University, Oxford, OH,” said Archpriest Andrew Morbey, cathedral Dean.  “Dr. Kenworthy’s research interests focus on the history and thought of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, particularly in modern Russia.  His first book, The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism and Society after 1825 [Oxford University Press, 2010], won the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History.  Dr. Kenworthy is currently writing a biography of Saint Tikhon and a book on the controversy concerning the Name of God in early 20th century Russia and Mount Athos.”

The Saint Alexis [Toth] Lecture is an annual event sponsored by Saint Mary’s Boriss-Hansen Committee, which is dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for cathedral parishioners and the local Orthodox community.  Previous speakers included Metropolitan Jonah, Archimandrite Meletios, Bishop Matthias, Archpriest John Jillions, and Archimandrite Luke [Murianka].

“The series is named for the first priest of the Orthodox community in Minneapolis over 125 years ago, a great Orthodox missionary and apologist who was glorified by the Orthodox Church in America in 1994,” Father Andrew added.

A reception will follow in the parish hall.

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