Inaugural Florovsky Lecture Abstract - Fr Georges Florovsky: A Man with a Mission for Our Secular Age

Feast of St Lampadus the Wonderworker

THE INAUGURAL Florovsky Lecture is offered in honor of the late Fr. Matthew Baker who spent so much of his academic career – cut far too short by tragic circumstances – tirelessly promoting Fr. Georges Florovsky. Consciously following in his footsteps, this lecture will answer two questions.

First, who is Florovsky? We’ve launched an annual lecture in his honor and an annual event named after him. That’s no minor undertaking (it’s actually Eighth Day Institute's most comprehensive and expensive undertaking to date) so we’d better have a really good reason. Introducing his life as a man with a mission for our secular age will convince you that he is worthy of the honor.

And second, following the tradition of the conclusion to every Hall of Men and Sisters of Sophia lecture, the following key question will be posed: what would the hero or heroine – in this instance, Fr. Georges Florovsky – have to say to us about cultural renewal if he were to step down from the cloud of witnesses and visit us at this banquet in Wichita, KS on July 10 in the year of our Lord 2018?

Come learn about a man with a mission to renew culture in a secular age. We promise you’ll walk away with a much clearer understanding of and appreciation for the mission of Eighth Day Institute. Plus you’ll enjoy a nice dinner with a four-string quartet and the standard Eighth Day libations in conjunction with the release of a new Cloud of Witnesses pint glass: “Fr. Georges Florovsky: An Ecumenical Father of the Church.”


Erin Doom is the founder and director of Eighth Day Institute. He lives in Wichita, KS with his wife Christiane and their four children, Caleb Michael, Hannah Elizabeth, Elijah Blaise, and Esther Ruth.


Click this link for registration and more information about the inaugural Florovsky Week.

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