"Breathing with Both Lungs:
An Introduction to Eastern Catholicism"
Mr. Bob Grip, Chair Byzantine Catholic Seminary
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Please Note: Gautrelet Room 7:00 p.m.
As the first Polish pope in the history of the Catholic Church, St. John Paul II insisted that the Church must "breathe with her two lungs," both the Latin, Western tradition and the Byzantine, Eastern tradition. As a lifelong member of the Byzantine Catholic Church, Bob Grip grew up with icons, liturgies sung in both English and Old Slavonic, elaborate Easter traditions and yes, lots of incense. In his presentation, he will give you a glimpse into the history and beauty of the Eastern Churches, which are fully in communion with the Church of Rome.
A new member of the Alabama Broadcasters' Association Hall of Fame, as well as a recipient of the NATAS (Emmy) Silver Circle Award for those "who have worked with distinction in the television industry... for a quarter of a century or more," former FOX10 News anchor Bob Grip has now turned his attention to his role as Chair of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh. Grip is a graduate of Boston College, cum laude. He earned his Master's degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University and recently retired from FOX10 after 34 years as a news anchor.