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Notre Dame College again will debut its 37th Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar virtually in 2021.

This year the College’s partnership with the Catholic, Orthodox and Roman Churches will present “After the Deluge: What It Will Mean to be Church in Post-pandemic Times” with the Most Rev. John Michael Botean, the bishop of the Romanian Eparchy of St. George the Martyr in Canton, Ohio.

The video presentation will be available beginning Monday, November 1, on the College’s website at NotreDameCollege.edu/EasternChurchesSeminar and the Notre Dame YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/NotreDameCollege.

The program is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.

In the Malburg Lecture, the bishop will discuss how all Christians of both East and West can maintain their religious traditions​, especially participation in Eucharisitc liturgy, during and after the pandemic. He suggests that​ the current crisis may be an opportunity for communal and personal renewal in faith, hope, love and service for the Body of Christ.

 A native of Canton, Botean was ordained a priest May 13, 1986, and ordained bishop August 24, 1996. The Romanian Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Canton that he serves as chief shepherd spans the continental United States.

Botean was ordained a priest May 13, 1986, and ordained bishop August 24, 1996. A native of Canton, he serves as a member of the Committee on the American College of Louvain (Region VI).

The Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar involves clergy, bishops, churches, parishioners and colleagues within the Greater Cleveland area sharing knowledge to unite people of different faiths with a deeper understanding of Catholicism.

For more information or to make a gift to the Notre Dame Eastern Churches Seminar, contact Sr. Karita Ivancic, D.Min., associate professor of theology at the College, at 440.279.9348  kivancic@ndc.edu.

Additional information also is available at NotreDameCollege.edu/EasternChurchesSeminar.

October 2021
Cindy Pelley contributed to this article



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