Fr Kilian is a monk and a student in the Master of Divinity Program at St Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, New York. He grew up primarily in California and studied Classics and German at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, where he became a member of the Orthodox Church in 2001. After completing undergraduate studies, he began monastic life at the Monastery of St John of San Francisco, Manton, California, in 2004.
Father Philip is a deacon a monk, and a student in the Master of Theology Program at St Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, New York. He grew up in Connecticut and studied music at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, where he became a member of the Orthodox Church in 1999. After completing theological studies at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, he taught for two years at St Herman’s Seminary, Kodiak, Alaska, and then, in 2007, began his monastic life at the Monastery of St John of San Francisco, Manton, California.
William Kopcha is a 2nd-year graduate student at the University of Connecticut in Chemistry and Materials Science. He grew up in Connecticut and Vermont. He attends Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. He is an active member and former president of the University of Connecticut Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
Boris Pasternak was a renowned author and poet. He lived in Russia and the Soviet Union, and died in 1960. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature and is best-know for his novel “Doctor Zhivago”.
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