New York.- His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Fordham University on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of Episcopal Service, on June 14, 2007 at the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The degree ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture, which will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth, Ph.D., renowned Orthodox scholar of Patristic and Byzantine Studies at Durham University.
Since the inaugural lecture in 2004, given by Archbishop Demetrios, more than 1,200 people have attended the Orthodoxy in America Lecture Series. This yearʼs keynote entitled, “Heart in Pilgrimage: St. Augustineʼs Reading of the Psalms”, will open the first of its kind international conference on “Orthodox Readings of Augustine”, bringing together Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant scholars to discuss the place of Augustine in Christianity. For further information call 718-817-3004.