Staff

The staff of St Irenaeus consists at present of the following four academics:

The V. Revd. Dr. Andrew Louth, Honorary Fellow of VU’s Faculty of Theology, former Visiting Professor at VU and Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham University (UK), Fellow of the British Academy;

The Revd. Dr. Michael Bakker, Rector of St Irenaeus, has completed his doctoral thesis Towards a Critical Edition of the Old Slavic New Testament at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and focuses his present research on mystagogy and anthropology in St. Maximos the Confessor;

The V. Revd. Dr. John Behr, the Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Chair of Orthodox Theology at VU and Regius Professor of Humanity, University of Aberdeen, who amongst others has published half a dozen books at Oxford University Press;

The Revd. Dr. Joan Lena, lecturer in Orthodox liturgical theology, who has completed his doctoral thesis in Byzantine Paleography on codices with homilies of Church Fathers and Orators, titled “The Panegyrikon Codex Type and its Liturgical Function. A New Catalogue Model”, and has worked for the last sixteen years as a Bible translator for the Interconfessional Bible Society of Albania.

Secreterial services: Drs. Nino van Gelderen

Fr. Andrew Louth, Fr. Michael Bakker, Fr. John Behr, Fr. Joan Lena