Commencement 2010

Candidates for the:
Master of Divinity degree
Master of Arts degree in Theology
Master of Theology degree


Candidates for the Master of Divinity degree:

Sdn Justin AJAMIAN

Fr Ephraim ALKHAS

Fr John BALLARD (cum laude)

Fr Peter CARMICHAEL
“The Meek Shall Inherit the Land” (Psalm 37:11): A Theological Essay on Morality and Land Tenure Economics

Fr Benedict CHURCHILL (cum laude)

Fr Andrew CUNEO (Valedictorian, summa cum laude)
A Commentary on the Rites of the Divine Liturgy by Nicholas Cabasilas: The “Lesser Commentary”

Justin DUMOULIN

Christopher EID
The Antiochian-Syriac Pastoral Agreement of 1991

Dn Simeon B. JOHNSON
Slavophiles and Their Legacy: A Nineteenth Century Movement and Its Continued Impact

Fr Sean A. LEVINE (cum laude)
Paul's Gospel and Christ's Kingdom: The Role of the Love of Neighbor in the Good News

Christopher Evan MCGARVEY (summa cum laude)
Still Not Satisfied: Orthodox Theology and Anselm’s
Cur Deus Homo

Fr Rares Claudiu ONOFREI
Building the Body of Christ: The Anatomy of Theosis According to Saint Symeon the New Theologian

Thomas George PARTHENAKIS

Fr Peter ROBICHAU (cum laude)
From District to Diocese: An Examination of the Founding and Missionary Methods of the OCA Diocese of the South

Fr Daniel TALLEY
Heart, Hearth, Earth: American Orthodoxy and the New Agrarian Mission

Anthony WESTERMAN

Fr Theophan WHITFIELD (summa cum laude)
“Have Mercy on Me, O God”: A comparison of Psalm 51 in Masoretic Hebrew and Septuagint Greek

Candidates for the Master of Arts (Theology) degree:

Andreea Norica BĂLAN (cum laude)
Cleansing the Theologian Through Theology: Gregory Nazianzen’s Orations 27 and 28

James Loxley COMPTON (cum laude)
Oikonomiae Sacramentum: The Mystery of the Economy in Tertullian’s Against Praxeas

Courtney J. JONES
The Ecclesiological Vision of Saint Cyprian of Carthage in De Ecclesiae Catholicae Unitate: Applications, Interpretations, and Implications

Joseph S. OLAS
Archimandrite John Namie: His Influence on the Spiritual Life of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America

Vasilios RODITIS (cum laude)
Should Christians Fear Death?: Reflections on the Office at the Parting of the Soul from the Body

Alexandra SAFCHUK
Orthodox Christian Formation Through Education

Mary TICKEL
Koinonia ton Hagion / Communio Sanctorum: Harry Potter and the Communion of Saints

Candidates for the Master of Theology degree:

Adrian BUDICA
Scripture, Abba, Hearer: The Inspired Word in the Apophthegmata

Fr Vitaly DUDKIN
The Pastoral Implications of the Eucharistic Ecclesiologies of Nicholas Afanasiev and John Zizioulas

Dean GJORCESKI
Dwelling Place of the Soul and Mind: The Role of the Heart in the Macarian Homilies

Fr Darko SPASOJEVIC
Gennadios Scholarios: Divine Essence and Divine Energies

Jacob VAN SICKLE
Basil’s Moralia

Mariam Ceena VARGHESE
A Guide to the Liturgical Services of the Orthodox Syrian Church: Translation and Analysis