ROCOR seminary in Jordanville has new dean

Source: Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR)

September 3, 2019


Nicolas Schidlovsky, Ph.D., began his tenure as the new dean of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary and professor of Sacred Music on Thursday, August 15, succeeding Archpriest Alexander F.C. Webster, Ph.D., who has retired as dean and professor of Moral Theology.

After a formal search by a special Seminary Search Committee, including an energetic interview process last spring, the HTOS Board of Trustees unanimously recommended Professor Schidlovsky to ROCOR’s Holy Synod of Bishops. The Synod officially appointed him as dean at a plenary session in San Francisco on Thursday, June 27.

Dean Schidlovsky comes to Jordanville with an impressive record. His proven talent and far-reaching academic achievements—too numerous to list here—range from college and university-level teaching to a wide sphere of international scholarship and publication of his prominent, path-breaking research. In addition, Dean Schidlovsky was the founder and director of the ROCM (Russian Orthodox Church Musicians Fund) in 1982, and he has served as a board member of ROCM’s Fund for Assistance since 1980 and ROCOR’s Synodal Liturgical Music Commission since 1982. At HTOS, he will also apply his considerable knowledge of administration, which is steeped in a solid understanding of the non-profit sector’s numerous challenges.

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