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[[Protopresbyter]] '''''[[Georges Florovsky]]''''' was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian [[priest]], [[theologian]], and writer, active in the [[ecumenism|ecumenical movement]]His writing is known for its clear, profound style, covering subjects on nearly every aspect of Church life.
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The '''[[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]]''', founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictionsIt is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod.  The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."
  
Florovsky was born in Odessa in 1893 as the fourth child of a [[priest]]. Inspired by the erudite environment in which he grew up, he learned English, German, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew while still a schoolboy. At eighteen, he started to study philosophy and history. In 1925, Florovsky was appointed professor for [[patristics]] at the [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute]] in Paris. In this subject, he found his real vocation. Patristics became for him the benchmark for Orthodox [[theology]] and [[exegesis]], as well as a source for many of his contributions and critiques of the ecumenical movement.  In 1932, Florovsky was [[ordination|ordained]] to the priesthood.
 
  
In 1949, Florovsky moved to New York City to take a position as Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary.  Florovsky's oversight of the development of the theological curriculum led to the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York granting the Seminary an Absolute Charter in 1953.  He was fired as Dean in 1955 and thereafter taught at Harvard Divinity School (1956-1964), teaching patristics and Russian religious thought, and later at Princeton (1964-1972), teaching Slavic languages and literatures.  He died in 1979.
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'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Raphael Morgan]], [[Holy Week]], [[Georges Florovsky]], [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria]], [[Paschal Homily]], [[Pachomius the Great]].  ''View all  [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]].''<noinclude>
 
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'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria]], [[Paschal Homily]], [[Pachomius the Great]], [[Seventh Ecumenical Council]], [[Chrismation]].  ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented on '''Saturdays'''.''<noinclude>
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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.

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