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 atudied theology at Edinburgh University ( B. D. ), Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Th. ) and Durham University, England (Ph. D.). 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.
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 ( D.D.) ''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 ( Th.D.) ''honoris causa''. In 2007, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki awarded him the Aristeion award, the University's highest award for academic research and achievement.
== Works ==
*''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
== External links ==
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/store/oripress.htm Books by Fr. Dragas]
*[http://www.saintjohnthebaptist.org St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church - Fr. Dragas' Parish]