Sunday, February 11, 2001

Orthodox priest to talk at basilica

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        COVINGTON — Father Robert G. Stephanopoulos, dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New York, will kick off the annual Stolberg Lecture Series Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave.

        He is the first person from the Orthodox faith to become part of the annual lecture series. His presentation will began at 7:30 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday at 10 a.m., he will lead a symposium at Thomas More College.

        This year's lectures will examine the role of the urban cathedral or church in today's cities.

        Originally from Greece, Father Stephanopoulos is the father of ABC News political commentator George Stephanopoulos, former aide to ex-President Bill Clinton.

        Father Stephanopoulos is Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and adjunct professor of Eastern Christian Thought at Saint John's University. He is author of the Guidelines for Orthodox Christians in Ecumenical Relations and has served as Ecumenical Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

        He is an adviser of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College and an adjunct professor at the college.

        The Cathedral Foundation, Inc., Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More College sponsors the lectures, which are published and distributed each year to 4,000 educators, religious leaders, academics and journalists.

        The lecture and symposium are free to the public. For more information, call 859-344-3309.


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