Signup to join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community and receive updates. Let’s Talk, Thursday, March 25th at 7pm EST with Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos and Fr. Christopher Metropulos as they discuss the beauty and complexities of Great Lent. How do the Nativity themes of the Annunciation and the Akathist relate to our journey towards Easter? What is the Akathist and how does it prepare us for Great Lent.
Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos
Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos is an associate professor of liturgical studies and sacramental theology at the Catholic University of America, where he joined the School of Theology and Religious Studies in 2013. He received his PhD in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests lie in the history of Byzantine liturgy and particularly in the evolution of liturgical structures and offices as witnessed in the manuscript tradition, and how the official or public liturgy intersects with private piety, both in the Byzantine era and today. He is an ordained Greek Orthodox priest, the son and grandson of priests.