Father Benedict received his B.A. from St John's University in Minnesota in 1969, his Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto in 1975, his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1979, and his M.Div. from St Vladimir's Seminary in 2010. He held adjunct positions at Fordham University and New York University, and he worked for Xerox Corporation from 1983 until he retired in 2006. He was ordained to the diaconate in 2009 and to the priesthood in 2010. He does translations of liturgical texts from Greek and Slavonic, and occasionally sets them to monophonic chants. He maintains a website with Slavonic liturgical texts, and he enjoys music and reading. A former SCUBA instructor, he also engages from time to time in non-violent exercise. The priest at St George's Orthodox Church in Edenton, South Carolina, Fr. Benedict is also Editor-in-Chief of St. Vladimir's Press.