John Boojamra



Demarest, NJ: Dr. John Boojamra, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Religious Education Program at St Vladimir's Seminary, Executive Secretary of the (SCOBA) Orthodox Christian Education Commission, author, and Director of Religious Education of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, died suddenly Thursday morning, November 11, 1999, at his home in Demarest, NJ.

John was a founder of the OCEC as well as the original Orthodox Peace Fellowship. He held degrees from Brooklyn College; St. Vladimir's Seminary; and Fordham University.

John had also taught Byzantine and Church history at Fordham University where he had obtained both his Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Author of many books and articles, amongst which are Church Reform in the Late Byzantine Empire, Foundations in Christian Education and the Church and Social Reform in the Late Byzantine Empire, he was a nationally recognized and respected Orthodox Christian theologian, scholar and educator. For more than two decades, he taught chemistry at Brooklyn Technical High School.

He is survived by his son Constantine Boojamra, Ph.D., of San Francisco and his daughter Nicole Boojamra of Demarest, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Stellie Ann Anagnos Boojamra.

He was a good friend and mentor to many in the Orthodox Church. He will be missed by all at St Vladimir's Seminary -- both present Faculty, Students, and Staff, and many generations of Alumni.

May his memory be eternal!

Foundation / Scholarship Fund:

In response to many inquiries, here follows information concerning the memorial established in the names of Dr. John L. Boojamra (+11-Nov-1999) and his wife Stellie Ann Boojamra (+3-Jun-1989).

Their children -- son Dr. Constantine "Dean" Boojamra and daughter Nicole "Nikki" Boojamra -- will follow through with their father's longtime dream of establishing a scholarship foundation for assisting with the higher education of the children of Orthodox clergy. The official name of the foundation will be The Dr. John L. Boojamra & Stellie Ann Boojamra Memorial Schoarship Foundation.

For those who desire to make contributions in memory of John, the family asks that they be sent to:

The Boojamra Memorial Scholarship Foundation 4 Evergreen Place Demarest, New Jersey 07627

Checks should be made payable to: "The Boojamra Memorial Scholarship Foundation"

May God grant John and Stellie rest in the bosom of Abraham, and long life to you and your families.

Forgive me. Pray for me.

+Bishop Basil