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

Rector (CEO), Associate Professor of Patristics

B.A., Hartwick College

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

M.A., Syracuse University

D.A. Candidate, SUNY-University at Albany


Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky
Dean of the Seminary & Professor of Sacred Music (15 August 2019)
B.A., Williams College

M.F.A., Princeton University

Ph.D., Princeton University


Dr. Vitaly Permiakov

Associate Professor of Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology & Director of M.Div. 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


Rev. Deacon Andrei Psarev

Associate Professor of Canon Law and Russian Church History

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

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

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


Rev. Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow

Associate Professor of Russian Literature

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

M.A., Norwich University


Rev. R. Demetrios Harper

Assistant Professor of Church History & Moral Theology

B.A., East Tennessee State University

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

Ph.D., University of Winchester (UK)


Rev. John Boddecker

Instructor in Old Testament

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)


Mr Edward F. Novis

Instructor in Philosophy and English

A.B., Dartmouth College

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

M.A., Graduate Theological Union


Rev. John Malcom

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

Director of Certificate in Pastoral Studies (CPS) Program

B.A., Montana State University

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


Miss Elizabeth Purdy

Instructor in Russian and Church Slavonic

B.A., University of Washington

M.A., University of California, Berkeley


Part-Time, Visiting, and Adjunct Faculty

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)


Dr Nikolaos Adamou

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Greek

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


Matushka Anastasia Kotar

Lecturer in Church Music

B.A., Minsk Conservatory of Music (Russia)

M.A., Minsk Conservatory of Music (Russia)


Very Rev. Hegumen Cyprian (Alexandrou)

Lecturer in Biblical Greek

B.A., University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Education, Macquarie University


Ms Lauren Jedlan

Lecturer in English (ESL)

B.A., Utica College of Syracuse University

M.A., University of New Orleans


Very Rev. Hegumen Theophylact (Clapper-DeWell)

Lecturer in Liturgics and Biblical Archeology

B.A., SUNY – University at Albany

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


Rev. Deacon Nicholas Kotar

Lecturer in Church Music & Seminary Choir Director

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS) Faculty

Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Alban Heers

Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology (C.T.S. Faculty) (former Assistant Professor of Holy Scripture)

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


Rev. John Palmer

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology (C.T.S. Faculty)

B.A., St. Thomas University

M.A., Durham University (England)

Th.D., Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece)


Reader Aleksandr Andreev

Lecturer in Liturgics (Russian & English) (C.T.S. Faculty)

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


Rev. Matthew Penney

Lecturer in Old Testament & Director of CTS Program (C.T.S. Faculty)

B.A., Saint Thomas University

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

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


The Very Most Rev. Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology (C.T.S. Faculty)

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

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


Mr Cyprian Damascene (Scott R.) Fennema

Lecturer in Patrology (C.T.S. Faculty)

B.A., Trinity International University

M.A., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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


Rev. Sergey Kiryukhin

Lecturer in New Testament & Old Testament (C.T.S. Faculty)

B.Th., Moscow Theological Seminary (Russia)

M. Ed., Orekhovo-Zuyevo Pedagogical Institute (Russia)

Emeritus Faculty

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


Very Rev. Archpriest Gregory Naumenko

Lecturer Emeritus (2018)

B.S., Hartwick College

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


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