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Dr. Mary Ford, New Testament professor at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, spoke at a conference on May 6-7, 2017, held at St. Nina’s Georgian women’s Monastery in Union Bridge, Maryland.  The conference featured five professional Orthodox women speaking about how their faith informs their work.  Each of the speakers shared amazing stories of how God has worked through them in their professional and personal lives.

Dr. Mary’s recently published book, The Soul’s Longing: An Orthodox Perspective on Biblical Interpretation (St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press, 2015), was highly acclaimed by Abbess Aemiliane, the abbess of  St. Nina’s Monastery, during the conference.  

Their entire time at the monastery was a great blessing for Dr. Mary and Dr. David, as they connected with old friends and made many new ones.