User:John Bockman

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Address: Akatsutsumi 1-43-1-405, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo 156-0044, Japan

Curriculum Vitae:

    Born in Roswell, New Mexico, 1953. Raised in Tucson, Arizona.

    Chrismated into the Orthodox Church, 1974.

    Master of Arts degree in (teaching) English as a Second Language, University of Arizona, 1977.

    Moved to Japan, 1979.

    Married Naomi Sophia Ozaki, at the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Tokyo, 1981.

    One daughter, born 1982. Permanently disabled and living at home.

    Took up study of Greek, ca. 1996.

    A pilot page of an Interlinear Greek-Japanese Gospel of St. John was rejected by a religious publisher in Tokyo, ca. 1997. (A Jesuit classicist scholar who reviewed the page objected to the pronunciation scheme from the Greek textbook I'd been using.)

    Took up biblical studies, 1999-2000.

    Bought my first computer and resurrected the interlinear Gospel, Feb. 2000. It was published by the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Tokyo, some time before Pascha, 2004.

    Be sure to check out my Hours and Typika at, espeially if you live far from a church or cannot get to one easily.

    For a daily Greek Orthodox lectionary, try the Menologion 3.0 by Mr. Michael Purcell at (You will find my Greek Bible way down towards the bottom of Mr. Purcell's link. But don't bother clicking on it because AOL pulled the plug in Oct. 2008, and all those AOL sites went whoosh into cyber-oblivion! I guess AOL stands for "All Overnight Loss".)

    Currently an instructor at Lakeland College Japan, Tokyo, preparing Japanese high school graduates for foreign study.