Assumption Hosts Annual Emmanuel d'Alzon Lecture

Every year, the Ecumenical Institute at Assumption College sponsors the Emmanuel d'Alzon Lecture. This event honors the memory of Fr. Emmanuel d'Alzon, founder of the Augustinians of the Assumption. Called the "Saint Paul of the 19th Century" by the people of his homeland, in southern France, d'Alzon was a tireless apostle for the restoration of Christian unity.

Fr. Lucian Dinca, A.A., will deliver this year's d'Alzon lecture. Titled “The Assumptionists’ 150-year Mission to the East: The Ecumenical Task and Challenge," it will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Assumption College's La Maison Française Salon. It is free and open to the public.

Fr. Dinca has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Patristic Theology from Concordia University. His areas of specialization include the Trinity in St. Athanasius of Alexandria, and CERF Editions in Paris published his book on this subject, Christ and the Trinity According to St. Athanasius of Alexandria. A former member of the theology faculty at the University of Florence, he is director of the Library of the Byzantine Studies Center in Bucharest. He is also engaged in ecumenical work, in particular in the dialogue between Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Church in Romania.

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