Guest Lecturer Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky
Speaks on the Typicon as an Icon of Traditional Worship
On Friday, October 26, 2012, Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky, of Novo-Diveevo Convent, delivered a lecture about Liturgics to the seminarians currently enrolled in Liturgics courses. This broadly-researched lecture went much deeper than an overview of the cycle of services; Students were given a concise history of Liturgical worship in the Orthodox Church and its meaning, how Liturgics is an indispensible and divinely-inspired expression of our Tradition; the value of maintaining a high standard of Liturgical worship, how other faiths approach Liturgics, and ultimately how the Divine Services point the way to Salvation. Using an incredible PowerPoint presentation, and with his signature sense of humor, Fr. Serge touched on almost every possible perspective of how Liturgics relates to our Orthodox faith.
The student’s reactions were enthusiastically positive. This lecture was one of a series of guest lectures for the 2012-2013 academic year designed to enrich and expand Holy Trinity Seminary’s theological education. The lecture was delivered in both English and in Russian. HTS would like to thank Fr. Serge for his inspiring contribution to our program.