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Dr. Papademetriou was a guest lecturer in the seminar on the Ecumenical Patriarchate taught by Rev. Dr. George Parsenios, Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
In his lectures, Dr. Papademetriou explored two main questions: How did the Ecumenical Patriarchate survive during the era of the Tourkokratia (Turkish rule)? And how did the Ecumenical Patriarchate function as a kivotos (ark) to preserve the Christian faith and protect Christians in a dominant Muslim society?