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Full-Time Faculty

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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

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


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Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky

Dean of the Seminary; Professor of Sacred 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. Deacon Andrei Psarev

Professor of Canon Law and Russian Church History; 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. R. Demetrios Harper

Associate Professor of Church History & Moral Theology; Director of Graduate Studies

B.A., East Tennessee State University
M.A., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Ph.D., University of Winchester (UK)

rdharper@hts.edu


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Rev. Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow

Associate Professor of Russian Literature

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

(315)858-0940
lochmatow@hts.edu


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Rev. John Boddecker

Instructor of Biblical 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)

frjohnboddecker@gmail.com


Edward F. Novis

Instructor in Philosophy and the 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. John Malcom

Director of Pastoral Practicum and Field Education; Instructor of History and Theology

B.A., Montana State University
M.Div., St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

frmalcom@hts.edu


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Elizabeth Purdy

Instructor of Russian and Church Slavonic

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

Director of Choral Programs; Instructor in Applied Music and Liturgics

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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Dr. Vitaly Permiakov

Visiting Professor of Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology

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

vpermiakov13@hts.edu


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Dr. Nikolaos Adamou

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Greek

M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
MS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

nika@hts.edu


Anastasia Kotar

Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in Applied Music and Liturgics

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


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Very Rev. Hegumen Cyprian (Alexandrou)

Lecturer in Biblical Greek

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

cyprian@hts.edu


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Very Rev. Hegumen Theophylact (Clapper-DeWell)

Lecturer in Liturgics and Biblical Archeology

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

frtheophylact@jordanville.org


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Elizabeth Szlek

Visiting Professor of Counseling Methodology

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


Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS) Faculty

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Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Alban Heers

Lecturer in Ecclesiology

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

frpeterheers@hts.edu


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Rev. John Palmer

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

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


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Reader Aleksandr Andreev

Lecturer in Liturgics (Russian & English)

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

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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The Very Most Rev. Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.Div., M.Th., St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

bpjonah@gmail.com


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Cyprian Damascene (Scott R.) Fennema

Lecturer in Patrology

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 in New Testament & Old Testament

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

(315) 858-0945
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


Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
PO Box 36; Jordanville, NY 13361
1407 Robinson Road, Jordanville, NY 13361

info@hts.edu
315-858-0945 (Phone)
315-858-0945 (Fax)