St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Our Community Giving Back 60 Sr. Vassa to Visit St. Tikhon's Seminary and Monastery Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p style="text-align: justify;">SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] &ndash; All are invited by St. Tikhon's Seminary and Monastery to come to St. Tikhon's Monastery Trapeza on&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, October 18<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;at noon </strong>for "<em>Coffee with Sr. Vassa</em>", featuring&nbsp;the new Burning Bush Coffee from the Monastery bookstore!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sr. Vassa is&nbsp;a Russian Orthodox ryassofor nun, the host of the popular show "<em>Coffee with Sr. Vassa</em>". &nbsp;She is the author of many scholarly articles as well as a monograph on Byzantine liturgy and theology, and is an outspoken public intellectual on current issues.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sr. Vassa was enrolled by Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany (ROCOR) to study Orthodox Theology at the Orthodoox Institute of Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany. She completed her Master&rsquo;s Degree in Orthodox Theology there.&nbsp; From 2006-2008 she worked as the Graduate Assistant of the renowned expert on Byzantine Liturgy, Professor Robert F. Taft, S.J. at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.&nbsp; Taft directed her doctoral dissertation on the Byzantine Hierarchical Liturgy, which was published in 2010.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">She currently teaches Liturgical Studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna&nbsp;in Austria. Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin is a member of two Commissions of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church: the Commission on Liturgy and Church Art, and the Commission on Canon Law.</p> <p>To see the rest of her tour in the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, click <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href=""><span style="color: #ff0000;">here</span></a>.</span> &nbsp;Please check back at the seminary website for the rest of the fall lecture series schedule.</p> <p>Come and join us!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary