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Friday23February08:008:00 am - 5:30 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time"In all and for all”: who is included in Orthodox Christian liturgy?Panel will be convened by Dr. Nadia Kizenko

Event Details

This daylong panel will be convened by ISM fellow Dr. Nadia Kizenko, and the speakers include:

Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University
Nicholas Denysenko, Valparaiso University
Patricia Fann Bouteneff, Axia Women
Carrie Frederick Frost, Western Washington University
Nina Glibetic, Notre Dame
Vassa Larin, Vienna, host of “Coffee with Sister Vassa”
Ashley Purpura, Purdue University
Teva Regule, Boston College
Vera Shevzov, Smith College

Orthodox Christian liturgy seems to be one of the most “traditional” traditions. Its emphasis on ordained clerical authority (limited to able-bodied males) may obscure how others participate—or might participate—in liturgy. Women have shaped the liturgical act of collective remembering and memory making through composing liturgical texts, painting icons, or as witnesses to the events often sacralized through liturgical commemoration. How might reflecting on the embodied, sensorial, and physical experience of liturgy serve as a resource for theologically affirming marginalized groups more holistically?

This workshop looks beneath the surface of Orthodox liturgy. Leading scholars of Orthodox liturgy and liturgical arts, theology, and history, will come together to ask such questions as: whose voices are heard in liturgy, how, and by whom? How are these voices granted value in the event? How do persons attending liturgy contribute? How is their contribution valued, and by whom?

Our re-examination will draw on liturgical rites from antiquity to the present to consider what more inclusive rites might look like. It will conclude with a Vespers sung in Marquand Chapel.

SCHEDULE

8-9 a.m. breakfast
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks from Nadia Kizenko, Yale ISM Fellow (Professor of History at UAlbany)

9:15-11 a.m. Panel I: Perspectives from History
Panel I chair: Teresa Berger, Yale ISM
Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University
Nina Glibetic, Notre Dame
Vera Shevzov, Smith College

15-minute break

11:15-1 p.m. Panel II: Liturgy According to Liturgists
Panel II chair: Samantha Slabaugh, Yale ISM
Nicholas Denysenko, Valparaiso University
Vassa Larin, Vienna, host of “Coffee with Sister Vassa”
Teva Regule, Boston College

1-2pm: lunch.

2:15-3.30 p.m. Panel III: Gender and Power
Panel III chair: Maria Doerfler (or Nadia Kizenko)
Patricia Bouteneff, Axia Women
Carrie Frederick Frost, Western Washington University
Ashley Purpura, Purdue University

3.30-4 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Future Projects

4:30-5:30 p.m. Great Vespers in Marquand Chapel

  • Nadieszda Kizenko

    Nadieszda Kizenko

    Professor of history at the State University of New York at Albany

    Nadieszda Kizenko is professor of history at the State University of New York at Albany, where she researches and teaches on Russian and East European history with a focus on religion and culture.

    Her books include A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People (Pennsylvania St…

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  • Sister Vassa Larin

    Liturgiologist and Founder of Coffee with Sister Vassa

    Sister Vassa Larin (born Varvara Georgievna Larina, December 11, 1970 in Nyack, New York, United States) is a Russian Orthodox liturgiologist. She is the founder of Coffee with Sister Vassa, a non-profit organization for the production of online and offline catechetical programs and religious educat…

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  • Ashley Purpura

    Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Purdue University

    Ashley Purpura is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, a Faculty fellow of the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program, and the Director of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. at Ford…

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  • Teva Regule

    Teva Regule

    Doctoral candidate in the Theology department at Boston College

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