Community News – Chicago Tribune



The University of Valparaiso presents a new series of lectures, “Journey to the Christian Orient”. The series introduces participants to the people, history, cultures and beliefs of Eastern Christian communities around the world. Moderated by Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D., Emil and Elfriede Jochum Chair in Theology, the lectures will explore a variety of topics including ritual practices, sacred art and music, women in the Church and the experience of immigrants in North America. Candace Lukasik will address “Christians in the Middle East: The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt and the Diaspora” at 6:30 pm, followed by a moderated discussion Tuesday via Zoom. Other speakers scheduled for the series include: Scott Kenworthy, “The Russian Orthodox Church and the Soviet Regime: From Crucifixion to Resurrection,” November 4; Reverend Jacob van Sickle ’06, “Icons in Northwest Indiana: A Journey to Merrillville,” March 12; Sister Vassa Larin, “How to Find Silence in Times Square: Hesychasm for All,” March 22; and Antoine Arjakovsky, “Orthodoxie, Fascism and World War II: The Witness of Saints in Paris”, April 7. All events are free and open to the public. More information with Nicholas Denysenko at [email protected]



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