Faculty

Professors

  • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Dr. Akakios Hagiogrēgoritēs

    • B. A. (Political Science), California State University, San Bernardino
    • Lic. Theol. (Pastoral Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • D. Min. (Pastoral Theology), San Francisco Theological Seminary
      Prior Academics: Associate Director, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
      Areas: pastoral psychology, pastoral theology and practice, European history, Western literature

  • The Most Reverend Bishop Dr. Auxentios of Etna and Portland

    • A. B. (Religion), Princeton University
    • Lic. Theol. (Patristic Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • Th. D. (Liturgical Theology), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
      Areas: liturgiology

  • The Most Reverend Metropolitan Dr. Chrysostomos of Etna († 2019)

    • B. A. (History), University of California, Riverside
    • B. A. (Psychology), California State University, San Bernardino
    • Lic. Theol. (Patristic and Historical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • M. A. (Byzantine History), University of California, Davis
    • M. A. (Psychology), Princeton University
    • Ph. D. (Psychology), Princeton University
      Prior Academics: Preceptor, Princeton University; Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside; Visiting Lecturer, Ashland Theological Seminary; Assistant Professor, Ashland University; Associate Professor, Ashland University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Academic Director, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Visiting Professor, Uppsala University; Research Associate, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Fulbright Lecturer, University of Bucharest; Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University; Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism; Executive Director, Romanian–United States Fulbright Commission; Guest Lecturer, University of Bucharest; Adjunct Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism; Senior Research Scholar, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Visiting Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle; Visiting Scholar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
      Awards: Chairman’s Research Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities; Marsden Foundation Research Fellow; Senior Fulbright Scholar; David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, Kluge Center, United States Library of Congress
      Memberships: American Psychological Association; American Association of University Professors; Fulbright Association; Board of Directors, Center for the Study and Preservation of the Majority Text
      Areas: psychology of religion, pastoral psychology, Patristics, dogmatics, Byzantine Church history, statistics

  • The Reverend Presbyter Father Dr. Jiří Ján

    • M. A. (Theology), Charles University
    • Dr. Theol. (Patristic Theology), Charles University
      Areas: Patristics, dogmatics, ecclesiology, ecumenism

  • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Dr. Patapios Hagiogrēgoritēs

    • B. A. (Classics and Philosophy), University of Cambridge
    • Lic. Theol. (Patristic Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • M. A. (Classics and Philosophy), University of Cambridge
    • M. A. (Philosophy), The Pennsylvania State University
    • M. A. (Classics), University of Pittsburgh
    • M. L. S. (Library Science), University of Pittsburgh
    • Th. D. (Patristics), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
      Prior Academics: Lecturer, Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College; Newhall Teaching Fellow, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Academic Director, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Visiting Scholar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
      Areas: philosophy, Classical philology, Patristics, comparative theology and religion

Adjunct Professors

  • Dr. Demetrios Alibertis

    • B. S. (Biology), University of Toronto
    • B. A. (Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Jewish Studies), University of Toronto
    • M. A. (Classical Syriac, Biblical Hebrew, and Hebraica), University of Toronto
    • M. St. (Syriac Studies), University of Oxford
    • M. A. (Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Literature), Leiden University
    • Ph. D. (Syriac Language and Literature), University of Toronto
      Areas: Old Testament; New Testament, Patristic, and Byzantine Greek

  • Dr. Ernest Hargreaves Latham, Jr.

    • B. A. (with distinction) (History), Dartmouth College, Rufus Choate Scholar
    • M. A. (with honors) (History), Roosevelt University
    • Ph. D. (History), University of Bucharest
      Professional Experience: Commander, United States Coast Guard; Foreign Service Officer, United States Information Agency; Special Assistant to the Director, United States Information Agency; Assistant Public Affairs Officer, American Embassy, Jedda, Saudi Arabia; Assistant Press Attaché, American Embassy, Vienna, Austria; Supervisory Political Officer, American Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus; Washington Director, Foreign Press Center, United States Information Agency; Cultural Attaché, American Embassy, Bucharest, Romania; Cultural Attaché, American Embassy, Athens, Greece
      Prior Academics: Instructor, Lowell Technological Institute; Fulbright Scholar, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Interim Executive Director, United States Fulbright Commission in Romania; Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator, Foreign Service Institute, United States Department of State
      Memberships: American Historical Association; Association for the Study of Nationalities; Association for Romanian Studies; Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies; American–Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences; Southeast European Studies Association
      Areas: modern history, Orthodox populations and culture in the Balkans

  • Dr. John C. B. Petropoulos

    • A. B. (Classics), Harvard University
    • D. Phil. (Classics), University of Oxford
      Current Academics: Director Emeritus, Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University; Professor Emeritus of Ancient Greek Literature, Democritean University of Thrace
      Areas: Classical philology, ancient philosophy, Patristics, Patristic and Byzantine Greek

Visiting Professors

  • The Most Reverend Metropolitan Fotiy of Triaditsa

    • M. A. (Theology), Saint Clement of Ohrid Theological Academy
    • M. A. (Classical Philology), Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski
      Prior Academics: Lecturer, Saint John of Rila Theological Seminary (Bulgarian Orthodox Church); Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski
      Awards: Florovsky Theological Prize
      Areas: dogmatic theology, ecclesiology

  • Dr. Augustin Ioan

    • Ph. D. (History of Architecture), Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
    • Ph. D. (Philosophy), University of Bucharest
      Current Academics: Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
      Prior Academics: Director of the Doctoral School, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
      Areas: history and theory of Church architecture, modern philosophy

  • Dr. hab. Józef Kuffel

    • M. A. (Russian Philology), Jagiellonian University
    • Ph. D. (Literary Studies), Jagiellonian University
      Current Academics: Post-Doctoral Associate Professor, Faculty of Philology, Institute of Eastern Slavic Studies, Department of Medieval and Modern Russian Literature
      Academic Affiliations: Council of the Faculty of Philology, Jagiellonian University; Commission on Slavology, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
      Areas: Russian hesychasm, Russian émigré literature

  • Mr. Daniel F. Lula, Esq.

    • B. A. (Pre-Law), Yale University
    • J. D. (Law), Harvard Law School
      Areas: legal issues and the parish community

  • The Reverend Presbyter Father Dr. Hariton Mrázek

    • M. A. (Sociology), Charles University
    • M. A. (Theology), Charles University
    • Dr. Theol. (Theology), Charles University
      Areas: religion in society

  • The Reverend Presbyter Father Dr. Leonidas Pittos

    • B. A. (with honors) (History), University of Illinois at Chicago
    • M. A. (Social Sciences), University of Chicago
    • Ph. D. (History), University of Chicago
      Current Academics: Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Wayne State University
      Prior Academics: Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago
      Areas: Byzantine and modern Greek history, Modern Greek

  • Dr. Remus Rus

    • B. Th. (Theology), Theological Seminary of Caransebeș
    • Lic. Theol. (Theology), Institute of Theology, University of Sibiu
    • Th. D. (Theology, History of Religion), Patriarchal Faculty of Theology, University of Bucharest
      Postgraduate Study: University of Oxford, Sorbonne University, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg (Theology, History of Religion)
      Current Academics: Professor Emeritus, Patriarchal School of Theology, University of Bucharest; Associate Professor, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Program, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest; Associate Professor, Caragiale University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography
      Prior Academics: Visiting Professor, University of Chicago; Visiting Professor, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary; Visiting Professor, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
      Memberships: Romanian Academy (Honorary Member)
      Areas: Patristics, history of religion

Lecturers

  • Diakonissa Milica Bushunow

    • B. A. (Spanish), Washington University in Saint Louis
    • M. A. (Spanish Literature), Washington University in Saint Louis
      Areas: Church Slavonic, Russian

  • Schemamonk Father Chrysostomos Hagiogrēgoritēs

    • Dip. Theol. (General Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • Lic. Theol. (Historical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • M. T. S. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • D. Min. candidate, San Francisco Theological Seminary
      Areas: New Testament Greek, Byzantine chant, Divine Services, financial management

  • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Gregory Hagiogrēgoritēs

    • A. A. (with highest honors) (Social Sciences), Long Beach City College
    • Dip. Theol. (General Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • Lic. Theol. (Biblical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • M. T. S. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • D. Min. candidate, San Francisco Theological Seminary
      Areas: Biblical studies, pastoral theology

  • Schemanun Mother Kassiane Hagielisavetissa

    • B. S. (with honors) (Psychology), Florida State University
    • M. Arch. (Architecture), University of Colorado Boulder
      Areas: vestment-making, Church architecture

  • The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Father George Mavromatis

    • A. B. (Theology), Saint Louis University
    • M. Div. (Theology), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
      Areas: practical liturgics

Lecturer Librarian

  • Ms. Esther Schenone

    • A. A. (Social Studies), Solano Community College
    • A. A. (Liberal Studies), Solano Community College
    • B. S. (Business Administration), Sonoma State University
    • M. L. I. S. (Library and Information Science), San José State University
      Areas: information science

Adjunct Lecturers

  • Mr. Mateusz J. Ferens

    • B. A. (Applied Design), San Diego State University
    • M. A. (History of Art), University of California, Riverside
    • Ph. D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison
      Areas: art history, iconology, classical civilizations, pedagogy, bioethics

  • The Reverend Presbyter Father John Somers

    • B. A. (Philosophy and History), University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • B. S. (Information Systems), University of Massachusetts Lowell
    • M. A. (Philosophy), Holy Apostles College and Seminary
    • M. A. T. (History), College of Our Lady of the Elms
    • C. A. G. S. (Literature, History, and Education), College of Our Lady of the Elms
      Areas: logic, rhetoric, English composition, English literature, homiletics, apologetics

Visiting Lecturers

  • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Glykerios Hagiokyprianitēs

    • M. Math. (General Mathematics), École Normale Supérieure
    • Agrégation of Mathematics
      Areas: science and religion

  • Protopsaltes Nikolaos Polychros

    • Dip. (Byzantine Music), School of Byzantine Music, Metropolis of Thessalonica
    • Dip. (Byzantine Music), Aristoxeneio Conservatory
      Areas: Byzantine music

  • The Right Reverend Bishop Serafim of Sozopol

    • Cert. of Military Engineering, Vasil Levski National Military University
    • B. Th. (Theological Studies), Saints Cyril and Methodios Theological Seminary
    • M. A. (Structural Engineering), University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

  • The Most Reverend Bishop Sergios of Portland Emeritus

    • B. A. (Philosophy), University of Connecticut
    • M. Div. (Theology), Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • M. A. (Byzantine History), Fordham University
      Prior Academics: Faculty of History, University of Alaska Southeast
      Areas: philosophy, Church history, Byzantine studies

Instructors

  • Schemanun Mother Eupraxia Hagielisavetissa

    • B. Th. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • M. T. S. candidate, Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
      Areas: New Testament, dogmatic theology

  • Schemanun Mother Justina Hagielisavetissa

    • B. A. (Cinematography Arts), Stockholm University
    • M. F. A. candidate, Savannah College of Art and Design
      Areas: iconography

  • Schemanun Mother Kypriane Hagielisavetissa

    • Dip. Theol. (Biblical Theology), Johannelund School of Theology
    • Lic. Theol. (Pastoral Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
      Areas: parish and mission work

  • The Reverend Hierodeacon Father Photii Hagiogrēgoritēs

    • B. Th. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • M. T. S. candidate, Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
      Areas: Church history, Russian, liturgics, ecumenism

  • Schemamonk Father Vlasie Hagiogrēgoritēs

    • Dip. Theol. (General Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • B. Th. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • M. S. candidate, Western Governors University
      Areas: information technology and computer programs for Church use

Visiting Instructors

  • The Right Reverend Bishop Maximus of Pelagonia

    • B. Th. (General Theology), Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    • M. A. candidate, Holy Apostles College and Seminary
      Areas: philosophy, science and religion, Byzantine chant, Modern Greek

  • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Patrick Hagiosinaïtēs

    • B. A. (Painting), Rhode Island School of Design
      Prior Academics: Lecturer, Roehampton Art Institute; Lecturer, Valamo Academy; Lecturer, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
      Areas: iconography

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