Horarium
  • Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Saturday, February 6

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Prof. Denis MacNamara

    Incarnation and Transfiguration: Rediscovering the Iconic Nature of Church Buildings

    7:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, February 8

    Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

    Dr. Stephen Barra

    sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Center

    7:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Ash Wednesday

  • Tuesday, February 23

    The Wise Restrains that Make Men Free? Freedom, Morality, and the Law

    Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.

    Thomistic Institute and Hillsdale College

    Kirby Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Friday, February 26

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Saturday, February 27

    Thomistic Circles

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

    “The Heart of True Love: Aquinas’s Guide to Love, Human and Divine”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday-Friday, February 29-March 4

    Spring Break

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Saturday, March 5

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Prof. Francesca Murphy

    Beauty and the Spiritual Senses

    7:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Friday, March 11

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Saturday, March 19

    Feast of St. Joseph

    Library Open

  • Wednesday, March 23

    Administrative Friday

    Friday classes held, no Wednesday classes

  • Wednesday, March 23

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Thursday, March 24

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, March 25

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, March 28

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday-Friday, March 29-April 1

    Registration for Fall 2016 Classes

  • Tuesday, March 29

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happpiness: A 13th Century Take on Natural Rights

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

    Thomistic Institute and Hillsdale College

    Kirby Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Monday-Wednesday, April 4-6

    Registration for Fall 2016 Classes

  • Saturday, April 5

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Manfred Honeck

    “Faith in Music”

    7:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Tuesday, April 16

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Reston National Golf Course

  • Saturday, April 23

    Sixth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

  • Monday-Friday, April 25-29

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, April 29

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 2

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday-Friday, May 3-6

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 6

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Friday, May 9-13

    Special Exams Week

  • Wednesday, May 11

    All Grades Due

  • Friday, May 13

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Saturday, May 21

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic Church

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, May 30

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 31

    Summer Session Begins

  • Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5

    The 6th Annual Philosophy Workshop:

    Aquinas on Politics

    Mount Saint Mary College

    Newburgh, New York

  • Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11

    Becoming a Better Preacher

    Fifth Annual Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore

Rev. Joseph Alobaidi, O. P.

Ordinary Professor of Sacred Scripture


B.A., University of Baghdad, Iraq
L.Phil., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
S.T.L., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ph.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome


Biography

Fr. Alobaidi’s main field of teaching and writing is the Jewish interpretation of the Bible. From 1983 to 1987 he was a research assistant at the Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research. From 1989 to 1994, he taught Old Testament as the Assistant of Professor Adrian Schenker, O.P., in the biblical department of the Faculty of Theology at Fribourg, and from 1987 to 1994 he taught several related courses in the Dominican-directed St. Thomas Centre, Geneva. From 1994 until 2003, he was engaged by the University of Fribourg as an External Collaborator, researching the sources of “Cairo Geniza.” He was in charge of the Hebrew manuscripts collection at the library of the late Dominican exegete, Fr. J.-D Barthelemy (1996-2004) and expert at the Public and University Library of Geneva (2003-2004) for biblical Hebrew manuscripts of the Cairo Geniza Collection. He directs the series “Bible in History” published by Peter Lang.

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