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Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar

Notre Dame College and co-sponsors present the 36th Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar:

Very Reverend Alexander Garklavs
Eucharist in Art and Life

As the first virtual presentation in its 36-year history, this year’s seminar will debut on the Notre Dame College website and YouTube Channel on
October 25, 2020 and
For more information, contact 216.373.5357 or

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About The Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar

Each year, Notre Dame College celebrates its collaboration with Byzantine Catholic, Orthodox and Roman Catholic eparchies and dioceses in sponsoring the Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar, which is free and open to the public. Offerings are accepted during the event.

The Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar is an annual dialogue between the clergy, bishops and laity of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in the Greater Cleveland area. It began with the shared vision of Fran Babic, former director of the Lifelong Learning Center at the College, and Notre Dame alumna the late Eleanor Malburg ’84, administrative assistant in the College’s Pastoral Ministry Office.

The seminar celebrated its 35th annual program in 2019.

The program is open to all Christians—Eastern and Western Traditions—and to all those interested in deepening their understanding of the Eastern Churches. Clergy, deacons, religious, seminarians and the faithful of our Churches are especially encouraged to participate.

The Notre Dame Department of Theology, in collaboration with Orthodox, Byzantine and Roman Catholic churches, presents the Eleanor Malburg Eastern Churches Seminar with the hope that knowledge and ecumenical dialogue will lead to greater understanding and mutual respect.

The Eastern Churches Seminar planning committee, comprised of clergy and laity from the Orthodox, Byzantine Catholic and Roman Catholic traditions, seeks patrons to help defray seminar expenses. Donors contributing at least $100 will be listed on the patron page of the seminar program.

For more information, contact Sr. Karita Ivancic, associate professor of theology at Notre Dame, at 216.373.5357 or