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The Rt. Rev. Luke, Bishop of Syracuse, Vicar of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York

Rector, Associate Professor
Department of History, Philosophy and Humanities
Department of Ministry Practicum and Homiletics

B.A., Hartwick College
B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
M.A., Syracuse University
D.A. Candidate, SUNY-University at Albany

Abbot's Office: (315) 858-0940 x 226
lmurianka@hts.edu


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Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky

CEO & Dean of the Seminary
Professor and Chair, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music

B.A., Williams College
M.F.A., Princeton University
Ph.D., Princeton University

Dean's Office: (315) 858-0945
ngs@hts.edu


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Rev. Protodeacon Andrei Psarev

Professor, Department of Theology, Patrology, and Canon Law
Department of History, Philosophy and Humanities
Director of Undergraduate Studies
 

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
M.Th., St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Queen's University, Belfast (UK)

apsarev13@hts.edu

https://www.rocorstudies.org


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Rev. John Boddecker

Senior Lecturer, Department of Scriptural Studies and Exegesis
Director of Graduate Studies
 
B.S., Cairn University
M.A., St. Michael’s University College (University of Toronto)
M.Th., St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology (Balamand University, Lebanon)
Ph.D. (Cand.) University of Pretoria

frjohnboddecker@hts.edu


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Rev. Hierodeacon Methodios (Pranic)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music

S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University 
B.A., University of Rochester 
M.A., St Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry 
S.T.L. (Ph.D. ABD), The Liturgical Institute 
TEFL Certificate
Th.D. (cand.), University of Belgrade

methodios@hts.edu


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Edward F. Novis

Instructor, Department of History, Philosophy and Humanities

A.B., Dartmouth College
M.A. Phil., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
M.A., Graduate Theological Union

edward.novis@hts.edu


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Rev. Hieromonk Theodore (Stanway)

Instructor, Department of Theology, Patrology, and Canon Law
Deputy Dean of Students

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
M.Div., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

monk.theodore@hts.edu


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Elizabeth Purdy

Instructor, Department of Translingual Fluency and Language

B.A., University of Washington
M.A., University of California, Berkeley

cell: (206)931-5649
epurdy@hts.edu


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Rev. Deacon Nicholas Kotar

Instructor, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music
Director of Choral Programs

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

nicholas.kotar@hts.edu


Part-Time, Visiting, and Adjunct Faculty

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Very Rev. Archpriest David Pratt

Visiting Professor, Department of Theology, Patrology, and Canon Law

BA and MAPhil, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California
MDiv, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York
STL, Jesuit School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
PhD and STD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium

dp881@georgetown.edu


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Very Rev. Archpriest Serge Kotar

Lecturer, Department of Ministry Practicum and Homiletics

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
M.LS. (Masters in Library Science),  Pratt Institute

frsergekotar@yahoo.com


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Peter Fekula

Senior Lecturer, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music
 
A.B., Harvard College
 
 

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Anastasia Kaliada-Kotar

Lecturer, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music

B.A., Minsk Conservatory of Music (Belarus)
M.A., Minsk Conservatory of Music (Belarus)


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Very Rev. Hegumen Cyprian (Alexandrou)

Lecturer, Department of Translingual Fluency and Language

B.A., University of Sydney, Australia
B.A., Macquarie University, Australia

cyprian@hts.edu


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Very Rev. ARCHIMANDRITE Theophylact (Clapper-DeWell)

Lecturer, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music

B.A., SUNY – University at Albany
B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

frtheophylact@jordanville.org


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Elizabeth Szlek

Adjunct Professor, Department of Ministry Practicum and Homiletics

B.M., Syracuse University
M.M., Yale University
M.M., Liberty University

eszlek@hts.edu


Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS) Faculty

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Rev. John Palmer

Lecturer, Department of Ministry Practicum and Homiletics

B.A., St. Thomas University
M.A., Durham University (England)
Th.D., Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece)


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Reader Aleksandr Andreev

Lecturer, Department of Liturgics, Sacred Arts and Music

B.S., Duke University
M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.Th., St. Petersburg Theological Academy, Russia
Cand. Theol., St. Petersburg Theological Academy, Russia


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Rev. Matthew Penney

Lecturer, Department of Scriptural Studies and Exegesis
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)

father.matthew.p@hts.edu


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Rev. Cyprian Damascene (Scott R.) Fennema

Lecturer, Department of Theology, Patrology, and Canon Law

B.A., Trinity International University
M.A., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
M.A.R., Yale University, Divinity School


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Rev. Sergey Kiryukhin

Lecturer, Department of Scriptural Studies and Exegesis

B.Th., Moscow Theological Seminary (Russia)
M. Ed., Orekhovo-Zuyevo Pedagogical Institute (Russia)

Emeritus Faculty
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Very Rev. Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster

Dean of the Seminary & Professor of Moral Theology Emeritus (15 August 2019)

A.B., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Columbia University Teachers College
M.T.S., Harvard University Divinity School
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

awebster@hts.edu


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Very Rev. Archpriest Gregory Naumenko

Lecturer Emeritus (2018)

B.S., Hartwick College
B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

pomogpriest@gmail.com


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Rev. Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow

Associate Professor of Russian Literature Emeritus (2021)

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
M.A., Norwich University

(315)858-0940
lochmatow@hts.edu


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