The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University has earned the most prestigious grant available for humanities-based scholarship in the United States: a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Matching Challenge Grant.
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A land steeped in mythology and legend, Greece has captured the minds and hearts of artists and writers for centuries. The magic of this ancient land is yours to discover as you explore the ancient capital of Athens and the idyllic island of Poros.
Metropolitan Kallistos returns to Fordham to serve as the keynote speaker for the Conference in Preparation for the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church, co-sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA) and the Orthodox Christian Studies Center. A scholar at the University of Oxford who lectures throughout the world, Metropolitan Kallistos resonates equally with laypersons and clerics, on both timeless mysteries and urgent contemporary concerns.
Travel to Alaska, a natural wonder of stunning landscapes and unspoiled wilderness, aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Regatta. Depart Seattle and sail to Ketchikan, through the stunningly scenic Tracy Arm Fjord to Wrangell, with a stop in Prince Rupert, B.C. on your return to Seattle.
Marvel at the storybook settings, deep-rooted history and canal-laced capitals of the Baltic as you sail from Copenhagen to Stockholm aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Marina, with unforgettable interludes in Germany, Estonia, Russia and Finland.
Travel through quintessential England. By special arrangement, visit Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame and meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill in Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Discover incredible ancient wonders and alluring sun-soaked islands on this Aegean adventure aboard the graceful Oceania Cruises Riviera. This odyssey to Turkey and the Greek Isles transports you to the stunning cities and islands of Volos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos.
Join this unique expedition to Patagonia’s breathtaking Chilean fjords, featuring Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, Punta Arenas and Buenos Aires. Cruise for four nights aboard the small ship M.V. VIA AUSTRALIS, featuring Zodiac landing crafts and naturalists, including all excursions.
Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. From your accommodations on the Isabela II, you can explore these fascinating islands and observe the iconic species that have become exquisitely adapted to the surrounding environment.
Discover quaint European hideaways and cosmopolitan cities on a luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera. Visit the lovely Spanish island of Mallorca, explore Marseille and glamorous Monte Carlo, and take in the celebrated art and natural beauty of Portofino, Cinque Terre, Florence and Pisa.
This unique land-and-sea-adventure is a study in contrasts. Spend four full days in Dubai, exploring its futuristic architecture, outlying deserts, and traditional souks, then fly to the Seychelles and embark on an idyllic cruise around its jewel-like islands.