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Members of the Seminary faculty are called to support the mission, aims, and objectives of the Seminary, as well as the scope and content of the curriculum, through the advancement of knowledge and practice in the core disciplines of professional theological education and pastoral care, as well as through identification and dissemination of teaching methodologies that improve teaching and learning in these disciplines. The Faculty shares in the responsibility of academic formation of candidates to Holy Orders, and contributes to their cognitive and scholarly growth not only in the classroom, but also by offering role modeling as a powerful force for formation and intellectual growth. Role modeling assists seminarians in developing habits of theological reflection and disciplined thinking about the larger issues of life and theology, and by helping to instill the values that define the priestly office. Members of the faculty who themselves have been ordained to Holy Orders are in a position to offer such witness in a unique way, because they are the most immediate source of identi­fi­cation with the priesthood.

Competent in scholarly endeavor, with a diverse religious and educational background, the Seminary faculty challenges the student to engage in a critical exploration of the foundations of theology and a range of perennial issues, including questions of the meaning of human life before God; the religious, social and cultural dimensions of the human community; as well as personal ethical responsibility. Through focused study of the human experience of God and the world, including historical and contemporary state­ments of religious belief, exploration of the meaning of faith in Christ as revealed in the Scriptures, as well as reflections on the nature of reality as seen through the minds of the great thinkers, the student will gain a firm appreciation of the richness of Christian tradition, an understanding of the vocation of Christian believers, the ability to think carefully about historical and contemporary issues, as well as the tools and skills necessary to engage in professional theological study and ministry.


The Faculty

The Most Reverend Archbishop Michael (Dahulich)
Rector, Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology
B.Th., Christ the Savior Seminary; B.A., St. Vincent College; M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University

The Very Reverend John Parker III
Dean and Chief Operating Officer
B.A. College of William and Mary; M. Div.,  Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry; M.Div., D.Min., St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

Sergei D. Arhipov
Assistant Professor of Church Slavonic and Russian
B.A., M.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.S.I.S., Drexel University

Harry Boosalis
Professor of Dogmatic Theology
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.Div., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary; Th.D., University of Thessalonica

The Very Reverend Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer)
Lecturer in Spirituality
M.Div., St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

The Very Reverend Michael Demko
Lecturer in Pastoral Arts
M.Div., St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

David C. Ford
Professor of Church History
B.A., Colgate University; M.Div., Oral Roberts University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

Mary Ford
Associate Professor of New Testament and Spirituality
Ph.D., University of Kent (Canterbury, England)

The Very Reverend David P. Hester
Adjunct Associate Professor of Patristics and Church History
B.A., St. Charles College; S.T.B., Gregorian University; S.T.M., Graduate Theological Union; S.E.O.L., S.E.O.D., Pontifical Oriental Institute

The Very Reverend John Kowalczyk
Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Practice, Director of Field Education
Diploma, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary; M.S., Mary­wood College; Cand. Theol., Moscow Theological Academy

Reverend M.K. Kuriakose
Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis
M.A., Mysore University (India) ; M.Th., United Theological College (India); M.A. University of New Delhi; M.S., Columbia University.

The Reverend Hieromonk Herman (Majkrzak)
Lecturer in Spirituality
M.Div., St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

The Very Reverend Igumen Gabriel (Nicholas)
Lecturer in New Testament Greek
B.A., State University of New York (Stony Brook)

Reader Benedict Sheehan
Director of Music, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music
M.Div, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary; B.Mus., Westminster Choir College; Master of Music, Bard College Conservatory of Music

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

Christopher Veniamin
Professor of Patristics
M.A., University of Thessalonica; D.Phil. (Oxon.), Oxford University

The Very Reverend Jason Vansuch
Lecturer in Liturgics
M.Div., St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

Paul J. Witek
Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis, Assistant for Academic Affairs, Registrar
M.Div., St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Seton Hall University


The Very Reverend Daniel K. Donlick
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church History and Academic Dean
Diploma, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary; B.A., Kings College; M.A., Marywood College


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Physical Address:
178 St. Tikhon's Road
Waymart, PA 18472

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 130
South Canaan, PA 18459

Phone: 570-561-1818


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