In Memoriam: Dr. Anthony P. Gythiel

Dr. Gythiel (seated right) receiving his honorary doctorate from St. Vladimir's Seminary.Dr. Gythiel (seated right) receiving his honorary doctorate from St. Vladimir's Seminary.

In Memoriam • Dr. Anthony P. Gythiel • 15 May 2014

Read Dr. Gythiel's article, "Translation as a Means of Grace," from Jacob's Well, Winter 2012 

Dr. Anthony P. Gythiel, 83, retired Wichita State University professor and renowned translator, entered into eternal rest on May 15, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Gythiel, who was presented a Doctor of Divinity degree (honoris causa) in 2008 by St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Board of Trustees, was a dear friend of the Seminary, and highly valued by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press) for his expertise.

Dr. Gythiel's faith, historical training, and familiarity with 13 languages made him uniquely suited for the difficult work of translating theological-historical works about Eastern Christianity. Fourteen of his translated books were published since 1985. Some of his well-known SVS Press translations have included: Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread, by Gabriel Bunge; Despondency: The Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius Ponticus on Acedia, by Gabriel Bunge; Woman and the Salvation of the World: A Christian Anthropology on the Charisms of Women, by Paul Evdokimov; and Theology of the Icon, by Leonid Ouspensky

Services were held Monday, May 19th at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Wichita, KS, followed by a graveside interment at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Preston, KS, on Tuesday, May 20th. Editor-in-Chief of SVS Press, The Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill, attended the funeral on behalf of St. Vladimir's Seminary.

The seminary community expresses its deepest sympathy’s to Dr. Gythiel’s wife, Dana. Memory Eternal.

Mrs. Dana Gythiel with Fr. Benedict Churchill at the repast for Dr. Anthony Gythiel (photo: Rod Learned)Mrs. Dana Gythiel with Fr. Benedict Churchill at the repast for Dr. Anthony Gythiel (photo: Rod Learned)