Rev. Dr. George L. Parsenios

Rev. Dr. George L. Parsenios

Professor of New Testament

Fr. George Parsenios is professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and sessional professor of New Testament at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS). His teaching and research explore the interaction of early Christianity with classical literature, as well as the interpretation of the New Testament in the early church. He is the author of three books and several articles. He regularly teaches courses on the Gospel of John, First Corinthians, and Paul the Pastor.

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., Duke University
  • M.Div., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • M.A., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University

Teaching Interests

New Testament, Greek

Current Projects and Research Interests

Fr. George is writing a commentary on the Gospel of John.

Recent Courses Taught at SVOTS

  • Patristic Greek
  • The Parables of Jesus
  • The Spiritual Gospel and the Divine Apostle
  • Exegesis of the Gospel of John

Selected Publications

  • First, Second and Third John (Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Baker Academic, 2014)
  • Rhetoric and Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif (WUNT; Mohr Siebeck, 2010)
  • Departure and Consolation: The Johannine Farewell Discourses in Light of Greco-Roman Literature (Leiden; Brill, 2005)

Recent Conference Presentations and Activities

Summer, 2019: "Characters in the Lives of Plutarch and Discipleship in the Gospel of John," at the meeting of the Colloquium Ioanneum, Eisenach, Germany

Additional Certifications

I am a priest of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, serving part time at the parish of St. Demetrios in Perth Amboy