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It is one of the most vexing and important questions confronting the Church in our time, and one of the least understood: the granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has rocked the Church more than any event in the last millennium. The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate hosted a Virtual Town Meeting to bring some light and clarity to this unfortunately heated and unquestionably crucial issue. Listen now!
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Vera Shevzov, Phd
Professor of Religion, Russian, East European and Eurasia Studies
Vera Shevzov is Professor of Religion and member of the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program at Smith College in Northampton, MA. A graduate of Yale University (BA, Ph.D.) and St. Vladimir’s Seminary (M.Div.), her research focuses on Orthodox Christianity in modern and contemporary Russia. Her book, Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution, was awarded the Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, and translated into Russian. She has also co-edited volume of essays entitled Framing Mary: The Mother of God in Modern, Revolutionary, and Post-Soviet Russian Culture. Supported at various stages by the Mellon Foundation, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Academy of Religion, her research and publications have spanned a wide variety of topics in modern and contemporary Orthodoxy in Russia, including history and memory; miracles and modernity; theology and the university; women and gender; modern Orthodox perception of religion in America; Orthodox constructions of the West; Soviet visual anti-religious propaganda; and various aspects of iconic and liturgical culture. Her current research project is tentatively entitled “‘How Do We Sing of Thee?’: Liturgy, Memory, and Ultimate Values in Post-Gulag Russia.”
Archon George E. Demacopoulos, Phd
Co-Director, Orthodox Christian Studies Center
George E. Demacopoulos is Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies. He is also the Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center.
A native of Tennessee, Dr. Demacopoulos came to Fordham in 2002 after earning his PhD in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A specialist in the history of Christianity, Dr. Demacopoulos has served on the executive board for the Center for Medieval Studies and was, for many years, a regular teacher in the Rose Hill Honors Program.
Since founding the Orthodox Christian Studies Center with Aristotle Papanikolaou in 2012, he has dedicated his administrative time to building the Center’s endowment and starting a host of globally-recognized initiatives such as the National Endowment for the Humanities Matching Challenge Grant, which funds two annual research fellowships in Orthodox Studies at Fordham. In 2018, he and Vera Shevzov launched the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies, which they co-edit.