Sr. Vassa's Speaking Schedule:

February 22, 2020

Monastic 'Martyria' or Witness in the Internet Age

at 4:30 pm

Catholic University of America

"Byzantine Monasticism Past and Present" Conference

Keane Auditorium in McGivney Hall

620 Michigan Ave NE Washington, DC 20064

February 23, 2020

Transitioning to Lent

@ 12 pm (after Divine Liturgy)

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

621 First Colonial Road

Virginia Beach, VA

RSVP to 757-422-5600

February 25, 2020

What's So 'Great' About Lent?

at 7:00 pm

Orthodox Christian Church of the Annunciation

360 Van Zile Road

Brick, NJ 08724-2046

Tel: 732-458--9032

Mon.- Sun. May 4-10, 2020 Time: TBA

"Addressing the Crisis of Lay Participation in Liturgy, in the Internet Age"

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Panepistimiopolis, Ano Ilissia, 157 84

Athens, Greece

Mon. - Wed. June 8-10, 2020 Time: TBA

"The History of the Architectonics & Meaning(s) of the Little Entrance of Byzantine Divine Liturgy"


Symposium on Sacred Arts & Liturgy

St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

575 Scarsdale Rd.

Yonkers, NY 10707 


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Past Talks

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:30 am

"What is 'Orthodoxy'?" (Help-St.-Matthew's-Parish-Fundraiser)


St. Matthew's Greek Orthodox Church

8477 Allentown Pike, 

Blandon, Pa. 19510

(Church is located in two units at a strip-mall)

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30 PM

“What ‘Happens’ at Baptism?“


St. Justin the Martyr Orthodox Church,

12460 Old St. Augustine Rd.,

Jacksonville, FL 32258


Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00 PM (Russian talk)

“Зачем мы причащаемся?” ("Why Do We Have Holy Communion?")


Annunciation Orthodox Church 

 8535 Baymeadows Rd,#45,

Jacksonville, FL 32256,


Sunday, March 17, 2019, 6:00 pm

"The Vices & Virtues, According to the Prayer of St. Ephrem"


St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church
325 Waring Road, 
Syracuse, NY, 13224


Saturday, March 16, 2019, 11:45 am

 "Rediscovering 'Orthodoxy' During Lent"

(Hosted by St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church of Syracuse, NY, at)
Where: Drumlin's Country Club (Pascale Restaurant 2nd floor)
800 Nottingham Rd,
Syracuse, NY 13224,


Sat. - Mon., August 17-19, 2019

"Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age" 


Oxford University (St. Stephen's House)

16 Marston St,

Oxford OX4 1JX,

United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7-9 pm

"Mystery & History: Two Pillars of Tradition".


St Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Cathedral

8141 N 16th St,

Phoenix, AZ 85020,


Friday, September 13, 2019 Time: 7 pm

"Mystery & History: Two Pillars of Tradition".


Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church

2235 Galahad Rd,

San Diego, CA 92123,


October 21, Mon, 3 pm

“Timeless Christianity in Today’s Changing World”

Address: Notre Dame College

4545 College Rd.

South Euclid, OH, 44121

October 20, Sat , 9:30 am

“The Place of the Creed in Liturgy & Life”

Address: The Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, Romanian Episcopate

3365 Ridgewood Rd.

Fairlawn, OH, 44333

October 17, Wed, 6 pm

“Autocephaly, Autonomy & the Cross of History” (Evening with Faculty not open to public)

Address: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

575 Scarsdale Rd.

Yonkers, NY

October 16, Tues, 7 pm

“Fear vs. Faith, Amidst our 24/7 News-Cycle”

Address: St. Thomas the Apostolic Byzantine Catholic Church

1405 St. George Ave.

Rahway, NJ, 07065

October 14, Sun , 2 pm

“Chasing What Matters”

Address: St. Michael’s Orthodox Church

296 Clinton St,

Binghamton, NY, 13905

October 11, Thurs, 7pm

"Community-Building & 'Church' in the Internet Age"

Address: MAST’ Restaurant

45 Province St,

Boston, MA, 02108

October 9, Tues ,6 pm

“Women of the Church: Faith, Service and Leadership” (Discussion Panel)

Address: Fordham University Lincoln Center

13 W 60th St.

New York, NY, 10023

October 6, Sat , 6pm

“Discovering your Ministry: Carrying on the Vocation of the Apostles”

Address: Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church

904 Cherry Hill Road,

Princeton, NJ, 08540

Sep 17, 2018

Tuesday, Time: 7pm

"Praying the Liturgy"

Restaurant Bastei-Beisl

Stubenbastei 10, 1010 Wien


Jun 23, 2018

Time: 14:00

The Liturgy After the Liturgy: Prayer in Everyday Life

Saint Filaret Orthodox Christian Institute (Moscow, Russia)

Private Residence

1220 Vienna


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Dec 15, 2017

Ritual (Im)purity

Oslo Coalition Workshop 2017: Gender in Orthodox Christianity

University of Oslo,

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Cort Adelers gate 30,

Oslo, Norway

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May 22, 2018

Time: 12:10pm

The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church: Orthodox Theology in the 21st Century

Plenary Speaker at the  8th International Conference of Orthodox Theology

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

School of Theology A.U.Th.

GR - 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece

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Jun 20, 2017


The Changeable and Unchangeable in the Church (Изменяемое и Неизменяемое в Церкви)

Russia, Moscow, Novaya Ploshchad', 12

(Russian Orthodox University, Church of John the Theologian)

(Talk is in English)

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Jun 22, 2017


Liturgische Theologie: Lehren & Lernen im Internet

University of  Vienna,

Universitätsring 1,

Hauptgebäude Dekanatssitzungssaal,

der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät

1010 Vienna


(Talk is in German)

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May 26, 2017


Smashing the Idols

OFSJB Youth Festival 2017:  "Smashing Your Idols!"

St Mark's College,

Audley End, Saffron Walden,

Essex, CB11 4JD

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Feb 22, 2017

4:00 PM

"Lent in Light of the Cross"

Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

313 St. Stephens School Rd.

Austin, TX 78746 

Feb 23, 2017

"Bringing Christ into the Home"

Parent's Night Out, a private residence.

Feb 26, 2017

10:00 AM

"Chasing What Matters”

Clean Monday Retreat,

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral,

3511 Yoakum Boulevard

Houston, TX 77006

Feb 26, 2017

3:00 PM

"Make Him Known to the Children”

Clean Monday Retreat,

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral,

3511 Yoakum Boulevard

Houston, TX 77006

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