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Protopresbyter George Dion. Dragas, PhD, DD (Hon.), is Professor of Patrology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.  He was born in Athens, Greece, where he received his first education and studied science.  He atudied theology at Edinburgh University (BD), Princeton Theological Seminary (ThM) and Durham University, England (PhD).  He taught [[patristics]] at Durham University in England from 1974-1995.  Since 1995, he has been teaching at Holy Cross in Brookline. At present, he is also a Visiting Professor at Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada.
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Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas, PhD, DD (Hon.), is Professor of Patrology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.  He was born in Athens, Greece, where he received his early education and studied science.  He studied theology at Edinburgh University (BD) under the renowned Scots theologian and patrologist, Thomas F. Torrance, with whom he was for many years associated in academic and ecumenical work. He earned his ThM at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he studied briefly under Protopresbyter [[Georges Florovsky|Georges V. Florovsky]]. He finished his PhD at Durham University, England; his dissertation, entitled Athanasius contra Apollinarem, was published in 1985 with an introduction by Thomas Torrance. Dragas was [[ordination|ordained]] to the Holy Priesthood in 1980 by [[Archbishop]] Methodios Fouyas of Thyateira and Great Britain.  
  
He is a specialist on St. [[Athanasius of Alexandria|Athanasius]] and the Alexandrian theologians and is responsible for updating with critical introductions the Athens reprint of Migne's ''Patrologia Graeca'' (about 80 volumes published so far).  He is also the General Editor of the ''Patristic and Ecclesiastical Texts and Translations'' and the ''Orthodox Theological Library'' series published by the [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org Orthodox Research Institute].  He is a member of the ''Academie Internationale des Science Religieuses'' (Brussels) and has been involved in [[Ecumenism|ecumenical dialogues]] for many years as representative of the [[Church of Constantinople]]. In 2000, the Faculty of Theology of the St. Clement National University of Sofia, Bulgaria, conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) ''honoris causa''. In 2005, the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Theology (ThD) ''honoris causa''. In 2007, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki awarded him the Aristeion award, the University's highest award for academic research and achievement.
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Fr. Dragas taught patristics at Durham University, England, from 1974-1995. Since 1995, he has been teaching at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, where he also served as Dean from 1995 to 1997.  At present, he is also a Visiting Professor at [[Université de Sherbrooke|Université de Sherbrooke]] in Québec, Canada. 
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He is a specialist on St. [[Athanasius of Alexandria|Athanasius]] and the Alexandrian theologians and is responsible for updating with critical introductions the Athens reprint of Migne's ''Patrologia Graeca'' (about 80 volumes published so far).  He is also the General Editor of the ''Patristic and Ecclesiastical Texts and Translations'' and the ''Orthodox Theological Library'' series published by the [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org Orthodox Research Institute].  He is a member of the ''Academie Internationale des Science Religieuses'' (Brussels). From 1998 to 2001, he was the editor of the ''Greek Orthodox Theological Review.'' He presently serves on the editorial board of ''Participatio: The Journal of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship.'' In 2000, the Faculty of Theology of the St. Clement National University of Sofia, Bulgaria, conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) ''honoris causa''. In 2005, the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University of [[Thessalonica|Thessaloniki]] conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Theology (ThD) ''honoris causa''. In 2007, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki awarded him the Aristeion award, the university's highest award for academic research and achievement. Fr. Dragas has also been highly active in ecumenical affairs, serving as a theological representative of various Orthodox patriarchates in the international Orthodox/Reformed, Orthodox/Anglican, Orthodox/Methodist, Orthodox/Lutheran and Orthodox/Oriental Orthodox dialogues. In 1992, he was instrumental in drafting together with T.F. Torrance the Orthodox-Reformed "Agreed Statement on the Holy Trinity." 
  
 
== Works ==
 
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*''On the Priesthood and the Holy [[Eucharist]] According to St. Symeon of Thessalonica, Patriarch Kallinikos of Constantinople and St. Mark Eugenikos of Ephesus'' (2004) ISBN 978-0974561820
 
*''On the Priesthood and the Holy [[Eucharist]] According to St. Symeon of Thessalonica, Patriarch Kallinikos of Constantinople and St. Mark Eugenikos of Ephesus'' (2004) ISBN 978-0974561820
 
*''St. Cyril of Alexandria's Teaching on the Priesthood'' (2004) ISBN 978-0974561813
 
*''St. Cyril of Alexandria's Teaching on the Priesthood'' (2004) ISBN 978-0974561813
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* ''Athanasius contra Apollinarem'' / with introduction by Thomas F. Torrance. Athens : [s.n.], 1985 (Graphikes Technes G.K. Parisianos).
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* (General editor), ''Aksum―Thyateira. A Festschrift for Archbishop Methodios of Thyateira and Great Britian.'' London: Thyateira House, 1985.
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* "The Eternal Son," in T.F. Torrance, editor, ''The Incarnation: Ecumenical Studies in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed A.D. 381,'' The Handsel Press, 1981 [reprint: Wipf & Stock].
  
 
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/store/oripress.htm Books by Fr. Dragas]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/store/oripress.htm Books by Fr. Dragas]
 
*[http://www.saintjohnthebaptist.org St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church - Fr. Dragas' Parish]
 
*[http://www.saintjohnthebaptist.org St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church - Fr. Dragas' Parish]
 
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*[http://www.saintjohnthebaptist.org/articles/ANTHROPIC_PRINCIPLE.htm George Dragas, "Theology and Science: The Anthropic Principle" (scroll down for English text)]
 
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*[http://reocities.com/Heartland/5654/orthodox/dragas_eighth.html George Dragas, "The Eighth Ecumenical Council: Constantinople IV (879/880) and the Condemnation of the Filioque"]
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*[http://www.tftorrance.org/journal.php Participatio: The Journal of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship]
 
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Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas (1944 - ) is a prominent 20th and 21st century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer. He is currently professor of patristics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Life

Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas, PhD, DD (Hon.), is Professor of Patrology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was born in Athens, Greece, where he received his early education and studied science. He studied theology at Edinburgh University (BD) under the renowned Scots theologian and patrologist, Thomas F. Torrance, with whom he was for many years associated in academic and ecumenical work. He earned his ThM at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he studied briefly under Protopresbyter Georges V. Florovsky. He finished his PhD at Durham University, England; his dissertation, entitled Athanasius contra Apollinarem, was published in 1985 with an introduction by Thomas Torrance. Dragas was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1980 by Archbishop Methodios Fouyas of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Fr. Dragas taught patristics at Durham University, England, from 1974-1995. Since 1995, he has been teaching at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, where he also served as Dean from 1995 to 1997. At present, he is also a Visiting Professor at Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada.

He is a specialist on St. Athanasius and the Alexandrian theologians and is responsible for updating with critical introductions the Athens reprint of Migne's Patrologia Graeca (about 80 volumes published so far). He is also the General Editor of the Patristic and Ecclesiastical Texts and Translations and the Orthodox Theological Library series published by the Orthodox Research Institute. He is a member of the Academie Internationale des Science Religieuses (Brussels). From 1998 to 2001, he was the editor of the Greek Orthodox Theological Review. He presently serves on the editorial board of Participatio: The Journal of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship. In 2000, the Faculty of Theology of the St. Clement National University of Sofia, Bulgaria, conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) honoris causa. In 2005, the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Theology (ThD) honoris causa. In 2007, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki awarded him the Aristeion award, the university's highest award for academic research and achievement. Fr. Dragas has also been highly active in ecumenical affairs, serving as a theological representative of various Orthodox patriarchates in the international Orthodox/Reformed, Orthodox/Anglican, Orthodox/Methodist, Orthodox/Lutheran and Orthodox/Oriental Orthodox dialogues. In 1992, he was instrumental in drafting together with T.F. Torrance the Orthodox-Reformed "Agreed Statement on the Holy Trinity."

Works

  • Athanasius contra Apollinarem / with introduction by Thomas F. Torrance. Athens : [s.n.], 1985 (Graphikes Technes G.K. Parisianos).
  • (General editor), Aksum―Thyateira. A Festschrift for Archbishop Methodios of Thyateira and Great Britian. London: Thyateira House, 1985.
  • "The Eternal Son," in T.F. Torrance, editor, The Incarnation: Ecumenical Studies in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed A.D. 381, The Handsel Press, 1981 [reprint: Wipf & Stock].

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