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2013 DOWAMA Clergy Brotherhood Retreat

Sister VassaSister VassaThe 2013 DOWAMA Clergy Brotherhood Retreat will be held from February 12-15, 2013. Guest speaker will be Sister Vassa (Larin), Ph.D., a ROCOR nun of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany. Her theme will be "Feasting and Fasting in the Byzantine Liturgical Tradition."

Sister Vassa is a University Assistant teaching Liturgical Studies (Liturgiewissenschaft) at the University of Vienna in Austria. She is a founding member of the Society of Oriental Liturgy and a candidate for membership of the North American Academy of Liturgy. Her book The Byzantine Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Arsenij Suxanov's Proskinitari, published in 2010 as number 286 in Orientalia Christiana Analecta by the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, is available through Eighth Day Books in Wichita, Kansas ( To access other works by of Sister Vassa, simply Google "Sister Vassa Larin."

Mark your calendars now as you will not want to miss this retreat!