On Friday, June 16, Hieromonk Theodore (Stanway), Deputy Dean of Students and lecturer at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, will deliver a lecture entitled "Living a Christ-Centered Life in a Secular World" at St. Tikhon Church in Blountville, TN.
The gathering will begin at 6:00 PM with Vespers. The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by Q&A and refreshments.
Saint Tikhon Church
221 Franklin Drive
Blountville, TN 37617
Registration can be completed online here.
Fr. Theodore was born and raised in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland, in a non-Christian family. He left school at the age of fifteen to pursue a life in the Royal Navy, in which he specialized in Electronic Warfare before transferring to the Intelligence Branch as a Communications Technician. He discovered Christianity and, subsequently, Orthodoxy during his tours of duty. He was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church in England, where his ship was based.
In 2013, after completing almost a decade of service, he entered Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary to pursue theological studies. He was tonsured into the monastic habit in 2019 and subsequently ordained to the diaconate and priesthood. His monastic obediences have included prosphora- and bread-baking, candle- and incense-making, and catechizing converts. He is a published author and regularly speaks at parishes and youth groups on various aspects of Christian life.