On February 21, 2017, Sergei Firsov, Doctor of History and Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies at Saint Petersburg State University, delivered a lecture in the Conciliar Chamber of the main building of Saint Tikhon’s University.
Those in attendance at the lecture, which covered the role of the events of 1917 in the life of the Russian Church, included not only Saint Tikhon’s students and teachers, but also guests of the university, and denizens of Moscow society interested in the history of the revolution and its influence on the fate of the country. The Rector of the University, Protopriest Vladimir Vorobyov, was there to greet the guests and commented in his salutatory address on the importance of this lecture series on 1917 on the occasion of the centenary of the revolution. Sergei Firsov is a Russian historian and the author of over 270 academic, popular, pedagogical, and journalistic works on the history of religion and of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Synodal and Soviet eras, on social psychology, and on political history.
The lecture series on 1917 offers those in attendance an opportunity to “live through” this tragic year, to reflect on the political and cultural events that occurred in it, and to learn about how the revolution featured in literature, music, art, and cinematography. The lectures will be taking place each week on Tuesdays in the main building of Saint Tikhon’s University (Likhov Lane). Attendance is free of charge.