Annual St. Vasilios Lenten Speakers Series

The St. Vasilios Lenten Speaker Series is a chance for our community to come together during Great Lent to celebrate the Presanctified Liturgy, enjoy fellowship during a light lenten supper, and grow together while learning from our guest speakers. 

We are blessed to have three outstanding speakers for this year so please make every effort to support this ministry and the speakers (they are inspired when they see the chairs occupied!)

The evening begins with Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 PM. The evening ends around 8.30 pm.

NOTE: These will be Pot Luck dinners. Guests are encouraged to bring a covered dish/salad/ or desert


Wednesday March 21

Dr. Despina D. Prassas

Topic: logismoi or logismoi/thoughts and how to discern, deal or perhaps combat them.

(Dr. Despina Prassas, Holy Cross School of Theology, Adjunct Associate Professor of Church History, BA, BSN, MDiv, PhD)

(Ph.D. Catholic University of America, 2003).

She teaches and publishes in the area of Historical Theology. 

Here is the short bio of the speaker:

Dr. Despina Prassas, daughter of Rev. George E. and Pres. Katherine Prassas,  is an Associate Professor of Theology at Providence College located in Providence, RI, and an adjunct faculty member in Church History at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  Dr. Prassas earned a Master of Divinity degree from Holy Cross and a doctoral degree in Historical Theology from The Catholic University of America, DC.  She has represented the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at ecumenical meetings sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches.  Her first book, St. Maximus the Confessor’s Questions and Doubts, was the first English language translation of the work. Her areas of interest include the writings of St. Maximus the Confessor, early Christian monasticism, and ecumenism. She also serves on the Board of Saint Catherine’s Vision. 

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