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The Very Rev. Archimandrite Luke (Murianka)

Rector (CEO), Associate Professor of Patrology

B.A., Hartwick College

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

M.A., Syracuse University

D.A. Candidate, SUNY- University at Albany


The Very Rev. Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster
Dean of the Seminary & Professor of Moral Theology (since Sept. 1, 2017)
A.B., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Columbia University Teachers College
M.T.S., Harvard University Divinity School
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

The Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Alban Heers

Assistant Professor of Holy Scripture

B.Th., M.Th., D.Th., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)


The Rev. Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow

Associate Professor of Russian Literature

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

M.A., Norwich University


The Rev. John Malcom

Instructor in Church History and Foundations of Theology, Director of Field Education

Director of Cert. in Pastoral Studies Program

B.A., Montana State University

M.Div., St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary


Dr Elena Nelson

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages

B.A., University of Rochester

M.A., University of Toronto

M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Dr Vitaly Permiakov

Assistant Professor of Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology

Director of B.Th. Program

B.A., Latvian Academy of Culture (Riga, Latvia)

M.A., University of Texas at Dallas

M.Div., St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


The Rev. Deacon Andrei Psarev

Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Russian Church History

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

M.Th., St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Candidate, Queens University, Belfast (UK)


Part-Time, Visiting, and Adjunct Faculty

Dr Nikolaos Adamou

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Greek

M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


The Very Rev. Hegumen Cyprian (Alexandrou)

Dean of Students, Lecturer in Biblical Greek

B.A., University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Education, Macquarie University


The Very Rev. Hegumen Theophylact (Clapper-Dewell)

Lecturer in Biblical Archeology

B.A., SUNY – University at Albany

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


The Very Rev. Protopresbyter George D. Dragas

Visiting Professor of Patrology

B.D., Edinburgh University (Scotland, UK)

M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Durham University

D.D. (Hon), St Kliment University (Sofia, Bulgaria)

D.Th. (Hon), Aristotle University (Thessalonica, Greece)


Mr Cyprian Damascene (Scott R.) Fennema

Lecturer in Patrology (CTS Faculty)

B.A., Trinity International University

M.A., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

M.A.R., Yale University, Divinity School


The Very Most Rev. Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology (CTS Faculty)

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

M.Div., M.Th., St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary


Ms Lauren Jedlan

Lecturer in English (ESL)

B.A., Utica College of Syracuse University

M.A., University of New Orleans


The Very Rev. Archpriest Igor Kamennyy

Lecturer in Dogmatics (CTS Faculty)

B.Th., Moscow Theological Seminary

Cand. Theol., Moscow Theological Academy


The Rev. Deacon Nicholas Kotar

Seminary Choir Director & Lecturer in Church Music

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


The Rev. Deacon Peter Markevich

Lecturer in Liturgics

B.S., University of California, Davis

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


The Very Rev. Archpriest Gregory Naumenko

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

B.S., Hartwick College

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


Mr Edward F. Novis

Lecturer in Philosophy and English

A.B., Dartmouth College

M.A. Phil., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

M.A., Graduate Theological Union

The Rev. Matthew Penney

Lecturer in Old Testament (CTS Faculty), Director of CTS Program

B.A., Saint Thomas University

M.A. in Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Ph.D. Candidate, Queen’s University at Kingston (Ontario, Canada)

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