Liturgical Themes in Monumental Church Decoration

Concelebrating Bishops, Church of Saint Panteleimon, Nerezi, FYROM

Date: Oct 12, 2017 Time: 12:45 PM–2:00 PM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

A seminar for Hellenic College Holy Cross students examining liturgically-themed compositions in the context of the performance of the Divine Liturgy and the Byzantine church building. Led by Vasileios Marinis, Yale University.

About the Speaker

Vasileios Marinis, Yale University

Vasileios Marinis is associate professor of Christian art and architecture at Yale University. Professor Marinis has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Outstanding Scholarship at Yale, two fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the S.C. and P.C. Coleman Senior Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2015–2017, he was a Humboldt fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He has published on a variety of topics ranging from early Christian tunics decorated with New Testament scenes to medieval tombs, graffiti, and the interaction of architecture and ritual in the Byzantine churches of Constantinople. His latest monograph titled Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium: The Fate of the Soul in Theology, Liturgy, and Art was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.