(from left) Fr. Alexander Rentel, Bishop Paul, Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (photo: Dn. Ryan Tellalian)(from left) Fr. Alexander Rentel, Bishop Paul, Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (photo: Dn. Ryan Tellalian)September 15, 2017 • On-Campus Event

When Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot presented the fourth annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on our campus recently, she opened a window into Byzantine monasticism that revealed a culture as rich and diverse as the personalities of the monks and nuns who embraced it. Her presentation, titled, Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 800–1453, highlighted the many ways one could be a Byzantine monk or nun, and the continuous tensions in Byzantium between the eremitic (solitary living) and coenobitic (community living) forms of monasticism.

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