Etna, California, U.S.A.
 
Faculty

Faculty


Professors

  • • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Dr. Akakios Hagiogrēgoritēs
    • ◦ B.A. (Political Science), California State University, San Bernardino
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Pastoral Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ D.Min. (Pastoral Theology), San Francisco Theological Seminary
    • Prior Academics: Associate Director, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • Areas: pastoral theology and practice, Orthodox spirituality, history, literature
  • • The Most Reverend Bishop Dr. Auxentios of Etna and Portland
    • ◦ B.A. (Religion), Princeton University
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Patristic Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ Th.D. (Liturgical Theology), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    • Areas: liturgiology, homiletics, catechetics
  • • The Most Reverend Metropolitan Dr. Chrysostomos of Etna (†2019)
    • ◦ B.A. (History), University of California, Riverside
    • ◦ B.A. (Psychology), California State University, San Bernardino
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Patristic and Historical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ M.A. (Byzantine History), University of California, Davis
    • ◦ M.A. (Psychology), Princeton University
    • ◦ Ph.D. (Psychology), Princeton University
    • Prior Academics: Preceptor, Princeton University; Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside; Visiting Lecturer, Ashland Theological Seminary; Assistant Professor, Ashland University; Associate Professor, Ashland University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Academic Director, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Visiting Professor, Uppsala University; Research Associate, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Fulbright Lecturer, University of Bucharest; Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University; Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism; Executive Director, Romanian–United States Fulbright Commission; Guest Lecturer, University of Bucharest; Adjunct Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism; Senior Research Scholar, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Visiting Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle; Visiting Scholar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    • Awards: Chairman’s Research Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities; Marsden Foundation Research Fellow; Senior Fulbright Scholar; David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, Kluge Center, United States Library of Congress
    • Memberships: American Psychological Association; American Association of University Professors; Fulbright Association; Board of Directors, Center for the Study and Preservation of the Majority Text
    • Areas: psychology of religion, pastoral psychology, Patristics, dogmatic theology, Byzantine Church history, statistics
  • • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Dr. Patapios (Hagiogrēgoritēs)
    • ◦ B.A. (Classics and Philosophy), University of Cambridge
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Patristic Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ M.A. (Classics and Philosophy), University of Cambridge
    • ◦ M.A. (Philosophy), Pennsylvania State University
    • ◦ M.A. (Classics), University of Pittsburgh
    • ◦ M.L.S. (Library Science), University of Pittsburgh
    • ◦ Th.D. (Patristics), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    • Prior Academics: Lecturer, Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College; Newhall Teaching Fellow, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Academic Director, Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies; Visiting Scholar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    • Areas: philosophy, Classical philology, Patristics, apologetics, religious studies

Adjunct Professors

  • • Dr. Augustin Ioan
    • ◦ Ph.D. (History of Architecture), Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
    • ◦ Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of Bucharest
    • Current Academics: Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
    • Prior Academics: Director of the Doctoral School, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
    • Areas: history and theory of Church architecture, modern philosophy
  • • The Reverend Presbyter Father Dr. Jiří Ján
    • ◦ M.A. (Theology), Charles University
    • ◦ Dr. Theol. (Patristic Theology), Charles University
    • Areas: Patristics, philosophy, dogmatic theology, ecclesiology, Church history
  • • Dr. Ernest Hargreaves Latham, Jr.
    • ◦ B.A. (History) (with distinction), Dartmouth College, Rufus Choate Scholar
    • ◦ M.A. (History) (with honors), Roosevelt University
    • ◦ Ph.D. (History), University of Bucharest
    • Professional Experience: Commander, United States Coast Guard; Foreign Service Officer, United States Information Agency; Special Assistant to the Director, United States Information Agency; Assistant Public Affairs Officer, American Embassy, Jedda, Saudi Arabia; Assistant Press Attaché, American Embassy, Vienna, Austria; Supervisory Political Officer, American Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus; Washington Director, Foreign Press Center, United States Information Agency; Cultural Attaché, American Embassy, Bucharest, Romania; Cultural Attaché, American Embassy, Athens, Greece
    • Prior Academics: Instructor, Lowell Technological Institute; Fulbright Scholar, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Interim Executive Director, United States Fulbright Commission in Romania; Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator, Foreign Service Institute, United States Department of State
    • Memberships: American Historical Association; Association for the Study of Nationalities; Association for Romanian Studies; Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies; American–Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences; Southeast European Studies Association
    • Areas: history, Orthodox populations and culture in the Balkans
  • • Dr. John C. B. Petropoulos
    • ◦ A.B. (Classics), Harvard University
    • ◦ D.Phil. (Classics), University of Oxford
    • Current Academics: Director Emeritus, Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University; Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, Democritean University of Thrace
    • Areas: Classical philology, New Testament Greek, ancient philosophy, Patristics

Visiting Professors

  • • The Most Reverend Metropolitan Fotiy of Triaditsa
    • ◦ M.A. (Theology), Saint Clement of Ohrid Theological Academy
    • ◦ M.A. (Classical Philology), University of Sofia
    • Prior Academics: Lecturer, Saint John of Rila Theological Seminary (Bulgarian Patriarchate); Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Sofia
    • Awards: Florovsky Theological Prize
    • Areas: dogmatic theology, practical theology
  • • Dr. hab. Józef Kuffel
    • ◦ M.A. (Russian Philology), Jagiellonian University
    • ◦ Ph.D. (Literary Studies), Jagiellonian University
    • Current Academics: Post-Doctoral Associate Professor, Faculty of Philology, Institute of Eastern Slavic Studies, Department of Medieval and Modern Russian Literature
    • Academic Affiliations: Council of the Faculty of Philology, Jagiellonian University; Commission on Slavology, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Areas: Orthodox Christianity in Russia
  • • Mr. Daniel F. Lula, Esq.
    • ◦ B.A. (Pre-Law), Yale University
    • ◦ J.D. (Law), Harvard Law School
    • Areas: legal issues and the parish community
  • • The Reverend Presbyter Father Dr. Hariton Mrázek
    • ◦ M.A. (Sociology), Charles University
    • ◦ M.A. (Theology), Charles University
    • ◦ Dr. Theol. (Theology), Charles University
    • Areas: Patristics, religion in society
  • • The Reverend Deacon Father Dr. Leonidas Pittos
    • ◦ B.A. (History) (with honors), University of Illinois at Chicago
    • ◦ M.A. (Social Sciences), University of Chicago
    • ◦ Ph.D. (History), University of Chicago
    • Current Academics: Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Wayne State University
    • Prior Academics: Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lecturer, University of Chicago
    • Areas: early and Eastern Christian history, Byzantine and modern Greek history, Modern Greek
  • • Dr. Remus Rus
    • ◦ B.Th. (Theology), Theological Seminary of Caransebeș
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Theology), Institute of Theology, University of Sibiu
    • ◦ Th.D. (Theology, History of Religion), Patriarchal Faculty of Theology, University of Bucharest
    • Postgraduate Study: University of Oxford, Paris-Sorbonne University, University of Heidelberg (Theology, History of Religion)
    • Current Academics: Professor Emeritus, Patriarchal School of Theology, University of Bucharest; Associate Professor, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Program, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest; Associate Professor, Caragiale University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography
    • Prior Academics: Visiting Professor, University of Chicago; Visiting Professor, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary; Visiting Professor, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
    • Memberships: Romanian Academy (Honorary Member)
    • Areas: history of religion, philosophy of religion, Orthodox systematic theology
  • • The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Father Dr. James Thornton
    • ◦ A.A. (Humanities), Golden West College
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Historical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ D.Min. (Pastoral Theology), San Francisco Theological Seminary
    • Areas: Church history

Lecturers

  • • Schemamonk Father Chrysostomos Hagiogrēgoritēs
    • ◦ Dip. Theol. (General Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Historical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ M.T.S. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • ◦ Doctoral student, San Francisco Theological Seminary
    • Areas: New Testament Greek, liturgical chant, financial management
  • • The Very Reverend Abbess Mother Dr. Elizabeth Hagielisavetissa
    • ◦ B.A. (Family and Consumer Sciences), Ashland University
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Pastoral Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ D.Min. (Pastoral Theology), San Francisco Theological Seminary
    • Areas: pastoral counselling
  • • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Gregory Hagiogrēgoritēs
    • ◦ A.A. (Social Sciences) (with highest honors), Long Beach City College
    • ◦ Dip. Theol. (General Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Biblical Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ M.T.S. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • ◦ Doctoral student, San Francisco Theological Seminary
    • Areas: Biblical studies, pastoral theology
  • • Schemanun Mother Kassiane Hagielisavetissa
    • ◦ B.S. (Psychology) (with honors), Florida State University
    • ◦ M.Arch. (Architecture), University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Areas: English composition, vestment-making, architecture

Adjunct Lecturers

  • • Mr. Mateusz J. Ferens
    • ◦ B.A. (Applied Design), San Diego State University
    • ◦ M.A. (History of Art), University of California, Riverside
    • ◦ Doctoral student, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Areas: art history, cultural history, bioethics

Visiting Lecturers

  • • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Glykerios Hagiokyprianitēs
    • ◦ M.Math. (General Mathematics), École Normale Supérieure
    • ◦ Agrégation of Mathematics
    • Areas: cosmology, science and religion
  • • Protopsaltes Nikolaos Polychros
    • ◦ Dip. (Byzantine Music), School of Byzantine Music, Metropolis of Thessalonike
    • ◦ Dip. (Byzantine Music), Aristoxeneio Conservatory
    • Areas: Byzantine music
  • • The Right Reverend Bishop Serafim of Sozopolis
    • ◦ M.A. (Structural Engineering), University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
    • ◦ Cert. of Theological Studies, Saints Cyril and Methodius Theological Seminary
    • Areas: theological studies
  • • The Most Reverend Bishop Sergios of Portland Emeritus
    • ◦ B.A. (Philosophy), University of Connecticut
    • ◦ M.Div. (Theology), Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • ◦ M.A. (Byzantine History), Fordham University
    • Prior Academics: Faculty of History, University of Alaska Southeast
    • Areas: theology, philosophy, Church history, Byzantine studies

Instructors

  • • Schemanun Mother Eupraxia Hagielisavetissa
    • ◦ B.Th. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • Areas: New Testament, dogmatic theology
  • • Schemanun Mother Justina Hagielisavetissa
    • ◦ B.A. (Cinematography Arts), University of Stockholm
    • Areas: iconography
  • • Schemanun Mother Kypriane Hagielisavetissa
    • ◦ Dip. Theol. (Biblical Theology), Johannelunds Theological Institute
    • ◦ Lic. Theol. (Pastoral Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • Areas: parish and mission work
  • • The Reverend Presbyter Father George Mavromatis
    • ◦ A.B. (Theology), Saint Louis University
    • ◦ M.Div. (Theology), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
    • Areas: practical liturgics
  • • The Reverend Hierodeacon Father Photii Hagiogrēgoritēs
    • ◦ B.Th. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • Areas: Church history, Russian, liturgics
  • • Schemanun Mother Seraphima Hagielisavetissa
    • ◦ B.A. (Ancient Studies), Barnard College, Columbia University
    • ◦ M.T.S. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • Areas: Latin, literature, Russian spiritual culture
  • • Schemamonk Father Vlasie Hagiogrēgoritēs
    • ◦ Dip. Theol. (General Theology), Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    • ◦ B. Th. (Orthodox Theology), Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • Areas: information technology and computer programs for Church use

Visiting Instructors

  • • The Right Reverend Bishop Maximus of Pelagonia
    • ◦ B.Th. (General Theology), Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    • Areas: Patristics, philosophy, science and religion, liturgical chant
  • • The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Patrick Hagiosinaïtēs
    • ◦ B.A. (Painting), Rhode Island School of Design
    • Prior Academics: Lecturer, Roehampton Art Institute; Lecturer, Valamo Academy; Lecturer, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    • Areas: iconography

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