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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


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

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


The 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)


The Rev. Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow

Associate Professor of Russian Literature

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

M.A., Norwich University


The Rev. R. Demetrios Harper

Assistant Professor of Church History (Beginning Fall 2019)

B.A., East Tennessee State University

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

Ph.D., University of Winchester (UK)


Mr Edward F. Novis

Instructor in Philosophy and English & Administrative Associate

A.B., Dartmouth College

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

M.A., Graduate Theological Union


The 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


Emeritus Faculty

The Very Rev. Archpriest Gregory Naumenko

Lecturer Emeritus (2018)

B.S., Hartwick College

B.Th., Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary


Part-Time, Visiting, and Adjunct Faculty

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)


Dr Nikolaos Adamou

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Greek

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


The Rev. Father John Boddecker

Lecturer 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)


The 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


The Very Rev. Hegumen Theophylact (Clapper-DeWell)

Lecturer in Biblical Archeology

B.A., SUNY – University at Albany

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 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

The Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Alban Heers

Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology (former Assistant Professor of Holy Scripture)

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


The Very Rev. Archpriest Igor Kamennyy

Lecturer in Dogmatics (Russian)

B.Th., Moscow Theological Seminary

Cand. Theol., Moscow Theological Academy


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


The 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)


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


Mr 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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