Coffee with Sister Vassa

Sister Vassa is the host of the popular show "Coffee with Sister Vassa", a weekly podcast about various topics within the Orthodox Church. The show focuses on the Feasts and Saints of the Church. Sister Vassa is known for her dry wit and sarcasm.

Sister Vassa Larin was born to the family of a Russian Orthodox priest in Nyack, New York, United States. At the age of 19, she left college to enter the Lesna Convent of the ROCOR in Provement, France, eventually becoming a Russian Orthodox ryassofor nun. Sister Vassa received a Master's Degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.

In 2006-2008 she worked as the Graduate Assistant of the renowned expert on Byzantine Liturgy, Professor Robert F. Taft, S.J., at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Taft directed Sister Vassa’s doctoral dissertation on the Byzantine hierarchal liturgy, which she defended summa cum laude at the Orthodox Institute of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in December 2008. 

She teaches Liturgical Studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna in Austria. Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin is a member of two Commissions of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church: the Commission on "Liturgy and Church Art", and the Commission for "Canon Law".

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