Lecture at SS Cyril & Methodius

Gospel of St. John – Focus of our Annual Lecture
The Byzantine Christian tradition reads the Gospel of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian throughout Pascha-tide.  This is no accident.  The annual celebration of the Resurrection seems to have originated in the circles around John, who looked back to him as the high priest of the mystery.  Looking again at this gospel in the light of Pascha, our lecturer will consider what is meant by Christ’s last word from the cross – ‘It is finished’ – and show how the mystery of the incarnation includes us, today.
Fr. John Behr

will present the 20th annual Ss. Cyril and Methodius Lecture.
” The Gospel of St. John as a Paschal Gospel”
The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr is the Fr. Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where he served as Dean from 2007-17, and the Metropolitan Kallistos Chair of Orthodox Theology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.  He has published numerous monographs with Oxford University Press (O.U.P.) and St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (S.V.S.P.), most recently a new critical edition and translation of Origen’s  On First Principles  (O.U.P., 2017) and John the Theologian and His Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology (O.U.P., 2019).  He has also published various works aimed for more general audiences, such as his more poetic and meditative work entitled  Becoming Human: Theological Anthropology in Word and Image  (S.V.S.P., 2013) .  He is now working on a new edition and translation of the works of Irenaeus of Lyons.
The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr                         When                                                    Where    Thursday, May 7, 2020                       St. John Cathedral Center    Lecture at 7:00 pm                              210 Greentree Road       Reception to follow                               Munhall, PA 15120      This event is FREE but due to space limitations registration is required by April 24th.  
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