St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery welcomes Sr. Vassa

 St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery welcomes Sr. Vassa


SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] – All are invited by St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery to come to St. Tikhon’s Monastery Trapeza on Tuesday, October 18th at noon for “Coffee with Sr. Vassa”, featuring the new Burning Bush Coffee from the Monastery bookstore!

Sr. Vassa is a Russian Orthodox ryassofor nun, the host of the popular show “Coffee with Sr. Vassa”. 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.

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’s Degree in Orthodox Theology there. 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. Taft directed her doctoral dissertation on the Byzantine Hierarchical Liturgy, which was published in 2010.

She currently teaches Liturgical Studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna 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.

To obtain a flyer to post for this event, click here. To see the rest of her tour in the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, click here. Please check back at the seminary website for the rest of the fall lecture series schedule.

Come and join us!


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St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is an institution of professional Orthodox Christian theological education, chartered by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and affiliated with the Orthodox Church in America. In a rural environment conducive to spiritual growth and academic study, the Seminary nurtures the theological vocations of its students and faculty, who share the unique opportunity of learning and teaching Orthodox theology in the framework of their daily experience of a rich heritage of Russian Orthodox spiritual and liturgical tradition.