When a Column Speaks: The Liturgy of the Christian Parthenon


Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, assistant professor of liturgy, Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, visiting professor at Yale Divinity School

Graffiti on the columns of the Parthenon in Athens show that between the 9th and 13th centuries, the liturgy of the Great Church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople was celebrated in the Parthenon, then known as the Church of the Theotokos.

This lecture will be followed by a reception and dedication of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Reading Room for Byzantine Studies in the Hesburgh Library on the 7th floor.

Sponsored by the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Medieval Institute; and Department of Theology

Stefanos lecture poster