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Rev. Dr K.M. George is a priest and theologian of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India, and was a member of staff of the WCC Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland.
Inga Leonova is a practicing architect and student of religious architecture. She teaches design studio at Suffolk University and Boston Architectural College, as well as courses in design history and theory, and architecture of monotheistic faiths. She is a parishioner at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Boston (OCA). She has over fifteen years of experience in sustainable design and consulting.
Mandy Culbreath-Frazier is an alumna of the inaugural class of the New York City Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna and a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, majoring in Human and Community Services with a certificate in Family Ministry. She is a member of Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC and currently attends Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY with her husband and seminarian Deacon John.
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.
Originally from Massachusetts, Emily Cabey was born in Stoneham and grew up in Woburn and Chelmsford. She moved to Michigan to study Creative Writing and History at Western Michigan University and during that time was blessed not only to meet her husband but also to find the Orthodox Faith. Emily and her husband currently reside in New York where he is a newly ordained priest and is finishing his final year of seminary. Though currently working full-time to support her family, she continues to write both poetry and short stories in her free time.
Photos of St. John’s Monastery were taken by Father Martin Gardner.
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