2015 SCHMEMANN LECTURE: “The Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn” with His Grace Bishop Nicholas

January 30, 2015

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Listen to Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield talk about the upcoming Schmemann Lecture on Ancient Faith Radio.

His Grace Nicholas (Ozone), auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn for the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), will be the guest speaker for the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, to be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building on January 30, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Bishop Nicholas will be speaking on "The Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn." In 2015 the Antiochian Archdiocese will mark the 100th anniversary of the beloved saint's repose with a year-long series of events commemorating the milestone.

Bishop Nicholas holds several engineering degrees, and a Master of Divinity degree awarded with Highest Distinction from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He speaks Arabic and English fluently and has a working knowledge of French, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, New Testament Greek, and Modern Greek. Since December 2011, His Grace has resided at the Antiochian Archdiocese headquarters in Englewood, NJ, where he administers the Diocese of New York and Washington D.C. and also serves as the assistant to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America.

The Antiochian Archdiocese and St. Vladimir's have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship for six decades, and today this has continued under the direction of Bishop Nicholas, the liaison between the Archdiocese and the Seminary. Beginning with the enrollment of three Syrian Orthodox students in 1951, numerous Antiochian clergy, academics, and laity have been a part of St. Vladimir's history: faculty and staff, authors, board members, and choirs.