Rev. Father John Bartholomew, on a visit to Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, spoke with the students concerning his research in preparation to publish a new book on St. Nicholas of Japan. Having converted to Orthodoxy while in Japan, Fr. John later studied at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and wrote a thesis on St. Nicholas.
Together with a PowerPoint presentation including many photographs of historical and contemporary Japan, Fr. John painted a verbal picture of the context in which St. Nicholas began his missionary work, of his pastoral approach and keys to the success of the Japanese mission, and of the history of the mission after his repose.