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George Dragas

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Protopresbyter George Dion. Dragas, Ph.D., D.D. (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 pursued Theological Studies at Edinburgh University (B.D.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Th.) and Durham University, England (Ph.D.). He taught Patristics [[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 Universite in QuebecQuébec, Canada. 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 Orthodox Research Institute ([http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.orgOrthodox 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 [[Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople]]. In 2000, the Faculty of Theology of the St. Klement National University of Sofia, Bulgaria, conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) ''Honoris causa''.
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