YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] – 20/11/14
His Grace, Bishop Nicholas [Ozone], Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, will be the guest speaker at the 32nd annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, to be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here January 30, 2015.
Bishop Nicholas will be speaking on the life and ministry of Saint Raphael of Brooklyn. In 2015, the Antiochian Archdiocese will mark the 100th anniversary of the beloved saint’s repose with a year-long series of commemorative events.
Bishop Nicholas holds several engineering degrees and a Master of Divinity degree, awarded with Highest Distinction from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA. He speaks Arabic and English fluently and has a working knowledge of French, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, New Testament Greek, and Modern Greek. Since December 2011, he has resided at the Antiochian Archdiocese’s headquarters in Englewood, NJ, where he administers the Diocese of New York and Washington DC and serves as the assistant to His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph.
The Antiochian Archdiocese and Saint Vladimir’s have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship for six decades, and today this has continued under the direction of Bishop Nicholas, the liaison between the Archdiocese and the seminary. Beginning with the enrollment of three Syrian Orthodox students in 1951, numerous Antiochian clergy, academics, and laity have been a part of Saint Vladimir’s history—faculty and staff, authors, board members, and choirs.