Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/ 60 HTOS 2018 Commencement will host Fr Patrick Viscuso as keynote speaker - June 3, 2018 http://hts.edu/news_180522_3.html Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary's 2018 commencement will take place on the&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;of All Saints,&nbsp;June 3. The day will begin at&nbsp;9am&nbsp;with the entrance of his Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah followed by Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. After lunch, commencement will begin at&nbsp;2pm&nbsp;with a procession to the monastery cathedral for a molebien of Thanksgiving, followed by the academic procession to the main hall in the Dean Nicholas N Alexandrov Seminary Building for the commencement exercises themselves, which will be followed by a reception for those in attendance. This year's commencement speaker will be Reverend Fr Patrick Viscuso.</p> <p>The Reverend Patrick Viscuso is a Professor of Canon Law at the Antiochian House of Studies and the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-Atlantic, an Orthodox canonist, and a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. &nbsp;His doctorate in historical theology from The Catholic University of America concentrated on Byzantine and Oriental canon law, patristic studies, and church history. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. &nbsp;He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and five books: A Quest for Reform of the Orthodox Church (2006), Orthodox Canon Law: a Casebook for Study (2007, 2011 2nd edition), Sexuality, Marriage, and Celibacy in Byzantine Law: the Alphabetical Collection of Matthew Blastares (2008), Guide for a Church under Islam, The Sixty-Six Canonical Questions Attributed to Theodoros Balsamon (2014), and The True Significance of Sacred Tradition and Its Great Worth by St. Raphael Hawaweeny, A Nineteenth-Century Orthodox Response to Roman Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in the East (2017). &nbsp;Father Viscuso has spoken in a number of domestic and international venues, most notably the Dumbarton Oaks Spring Symposium and the North American Patristic Society. &nbsp;He has been president of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America, and serves as a member of the Orthodox Delegation to the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation. &nbsp;</p> <p>The seminary community invites all of our alumni, supporters and friends to join us for this exciting day.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180522_3.html