16th Annual Ss. Cyril & Methodius Lecture Video

The 16th Annual Saints Cyril and Methodius Lecture took place on May 11, 2016 at St. John Byzantine Catholic Cathedral

Guest Speaker: Very Rev. Fr. M. Daniel Findikyan
Topic: The Mystery Hidden for Ages: An Eastern, Ecumenical Sacramental Theology


The annual Ss. Cyril and Methodius Lecture has been a great success, a tribute to the speakers who have presented in the past. This year was no exception.

Very Rev. Fr. M. Daniel Findikyan, an exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, was the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Ss. Cyril and Methodius Lecture of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary held Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Fr. Daniel spoke on “The Mystery Hidden for Ages: An Eastern, Ecumenical Sacramental Theology”.

This year’s lecture, held at St. John Cathedral Center, was attended by over 100 people including Metropolitan William Skurla, faculty, seminarians, graduates and members of the Board of Directors of the Seminary.

Fr. Daniel addressed how a careful reading of the sacramental prayers of the various eastern rites reveals the seeds of a common and unmistakable pre-scholastic sacramental theology that is ancient, Biblical, distinctively “eastern,” and consequently of ecumenical significance.

Very Rev. Fr. (Michael) Daniel Findikyan, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is Professor of Liturgical Studies at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York, and Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern), New York. Fr. Daniel earned his doctorate in Liturgical Studies from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, where he studied under Robert Taft, SJ. He also earned a Master’s degree in musicology from the City University of New York.

The annual lecture series is sponsored by the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius.

This year’s lecture was followed by a question and answer period. A reception followed the lecture.


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