Bishop Nicholas, Auxiliary of the Antiochian Archdiocese, Visits Seminary Campus

21 March 2012 • Campus Visit

Bishop Nicholas with Chancellor Fr. Chad Hatfield (left) and Dean Fr. John Behr (right) in front of Three Hierarchs Chapel on campus. (Photo: Fr. Timothy Yates)Bishop Nicholas with Chancellor Fr. Chad Hatfield (left) and Dean Fr. John Behr (right) in front of Three Hierarchs Chapel on campus. (Photo: Fr. Timothy Yates)This spring our community was blessed by a campus visit from His Grace Nicholas (Ozone), auxiliary bishop for Brooklyn, and assistant to His Eminence Philip, archbishop of New York and metropolitan of All North America, of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey. It was Bishop Nicholas's first time here, and he was visiting in his capacity as the hierarch responsible for overseeing the education of students enrolled in seminaries, and in particular, for overseeing the Ordination Review Board of the Archdiocese.

"We had a wonderful and positive discussion," remarked seminary Dean Archpriest John Behr, "on all sorts of aspects regarding the seminarians and their education, and we look forward to working ever more closely with the Archdiocese."

Likewise, seminary Chancellor and CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield noted, "I was impressed with his theological insights and great interest in what he saw as the 'unique SVOTS approach to theological education'."

Bishop Nicholas was ordained to the episcopacy in December 2011 by His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV. Read a full biography of Bishop Nicholas here.

 

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