An Eastern Christian Perspective

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Join us as we immerse ourselves in the study of Genesis, which St. Ephrem the Syrian called “the treasure house of the Ark, the crown of the Law.” With Saints Ephrem, John Chrysostom, Basil the Great & Gregory of Nyssa as our guides, we will dive deeply into the Sacred Word which created the world in the beginning.


Andrew Hayes, Ph.D.
Andrew Hayes, Ph.D.

Andrew Hayes is an Associate Professor of Theology and Division Dean of Liberal Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Specializing in asceticism, spirituality, and theological poetics particularly in Syriac patristics, he has published and presented on numerous Christian authors of the Near East, including St. Ephrem, Jacob of Serugh and Gregory Nazienzen. He received his Ph.D in Syriac Patristics & Christian Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Catholic University of America, and BA in Classical and Early Christian Studies from Christendom College.



Part One - St. Ephrem on Genesis
Part Two - St. John Chrysostom on Genesis
Part Three - Sts. Basil the Great & Gregory of Nyssa on Genesis