St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Talks by Archimandrite Zacharias and Dr. Tristam Engelhardt
[St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY] In the month of February, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, is offering two talks for the general public. Both will be held in the John G. Rangos Family Building on the seminary campus.
On Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m., Archimandrite Zacharias, disciple of Fr. Sophrony (of blessed memory) who was a disciple of St. Silouan of Mount Athos, will present “On the Spiritual Life.” Presently, Fr. Zacharias is a monk at St. John the Baptist Monastery, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England. He was born and raised in Cyprus, within an Orthodox Christian family. He holds two degrees in theology, one from the Theological Institute of St. Sergius in Paris, and the other from the University of Thessalonica, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation entitled “The Actualization of the Hypostatic Principle in the Theology of Archimandrite Sophrony,” later published as a book, Christ, Our Way and Our Life, by St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press.
On Sunday, February 23, 3:30 p.m., Dr. Tristam Engelhardt, Jr. will present “Preaching the Word of the Lord: Being an Orthodox Christian in the Post-Christian Public Square” (or, “G.W.F. Hegel, Richard Rorty and the Public Square Reconsidered”). Dr. Engelhardt holds doctorates in both philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and also medicine from Tulane University. He is a professor of philosophy at Rice University, in Houston, TX, specializing in the history and philosophy of medicine, particularly from the standpoint of continental philosophy. He is also a professor emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine, and a member of the Baylor Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Christian Bioethics. He also edits the Book series Philosophy and Medicine. He is a fellow of the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution. He was raised as a Roman Catholic, but converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1991, taking the name “Herman,” with St. Herman of Alaska as his patron.