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The Shape of the Sacred

The Weaponization of PrayerWhat Does It Mean for the Architect, for the Community, for the Church?

Published on: June 21, 2023
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Lecture by Sergei Chapnin of Fordham University.

Part of the conference “The Shape of the Sacred: Eastern Christianity and Architectural Modernity,” held at Fordham University May 30 – June 1, 2023.

Panel Session #4 (Tradition Today and Tomorrow), moderated by Fr. Geoffrey Ready

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  • Sergei Chapnin

    Director of Communications at the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and chief editor of The Gifts (Дары), an almanac on contemporary Christian culture

    Sergei Chapnin is a former Moscow Patriarchate employee with over 15 years of experience. He has deep knowledge of Russian Orthodox traditions, Church administration, and Church-state relations in modern Russia. Born in 1968, he graduated from Moscow State University, Journalism faculty in 1992. In...

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