Philips Lecture Series

The parish of St. Andrew has been blessed to receive a generous donation from the estate of one of our families to establish an Orthodox speaker’s series. Specifically, under the direction of the estate of Anne Phillips, a trust was created to fund a speakers program at St. Andrews Church, resulting in the establishment of the Anne and Theodore Phillips Paschal Lecture Series. The overarching theme of this series is: The Ancient Christian Faith Speaks to the Modern World.


6TH Annual Anne and Theodore Philips Paschal Lecture Series


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2014: "Creationism, Evolution, and Salvation: an Orthodox Christian Discussion" by Protodeacon Andrey Kuraev, interpreted by V. Rev. Victor Potapov

2013: "Windows into Heaven, Mirrors to the Soul: Icons in the History of Byzantium and the Theology of the Christian East". Featuring: Aphrodite Peponis, Images of Orthodoxy; Dr. Elena Boeck, Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University; Anna Lambros, Orthodox Iconographer

2012: Archimandrite Meletios Webber- Abbot, St. John of San Francisco Monastery, Manton, California spoke about "Finding Silence in a Noisy World: The Role of the Monastery in Modern day Orthodoxy in America".
To Listen to the Podcast of the Lecture on Ancient Faith Radio, please follow this link | Click Here

2011: Father Stanley Harakas spoke about "Orthodoxy and Bioethics: Abortion, Stem-Cell Research and Euthanasia"

2010: Bishop Savas Zembillas spoke about "Threat or Opportunity? Orthodoxy and Social Media"

For a video taken by Bishop Savas chanting during Orthros, click here