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Joined January 30, 2020

I am husband, a father of several children, and an Orthodox Christian at a parish of the OCA Diocese of the Midwest, where I am blessed to serve in the altar, to teach high school and college age youths/young adults as a lay-educator, and to be a part of a loving and lovely parish community. I'm studying for a M.Th. in Applied Orthodox Theology from the Antiochian House of Studies (AHOS). I'm a student of iconography, both in AHOS and under the tutelage of a few fantastic iconographers I visit with around the Midwest. I'm interested in the relationship between Second Temple Judaism and the Early Church, in the cultural and historical context of the Ancient Near East as the "center" of salvation history, and in the intersection of scripture, hymnography, asceticism/ascetic literature, iconography and liturgical practice.

I have a blog that I neglect and a notebook that I keep writing in. Such is life.

I've used OrthodoxWiki as a resource for almost a decade. I hope to contribute content to OrthodoxWiki in what meager ways God energizes me to, and to translate articles to either/both Spanish and Romanian.