Thomas Hopko

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The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko
Dean Emeritus, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York, U.S.
Thomas Hopko at 17th All-American Council
Other postsRector: St. John The Baptist Church (Warren, OH, 1963-8),
St. Gregory the Theologian Church (Wappingers Falls, NY, 1968-78),
St. Nicholas Church (Jamaica Estates, NY, 1978-83).

During tenure at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary: Lecturer in Doctrine and Pastoral Theology, 1968–72;
Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1972–83;
Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1983–1991;
Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1991–2;
Dean, Rector of Three Hierarchs Chapel, and Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1992–2002
Orders
OrdinationAugust 1963
Personal details
Born(1939-03-28)March 28, 1939
Endicott, New York, United States
DiedMarch 18, 2015(2015-03-18) (aged 75)
Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
NationalityUnited States
DenominationOrthodox Church in America
SpouseAnne Hopko (née Schmemann) (m. 1963-2015, his death)
ChildrenArchpriest John Hopko,
Juliana Thetford,
Catherine Mandell,
Matushka Mary Solak and
Alexandra Sedor
Alma materFordham University (1960, B.A. in Russian Studies; 1982 Ph.D. in Theology,
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (1963, M.Div.)
and Duquesne University (1969, M.A. in Philosophy)

Thomas Hopko (March 28, 1939 – March 18, 2015) was an Eastern Orthodox Christian priest and theologian. He was the Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary from September 1992 until July 1, 2002 and taught dogmatic theology there from 1968 until 2002. In retirement, he carried the honorary title of Dean Emeritus.

Hopko died of complications from congestive heart failure on March 18, 2015, in Wexford, Pennsylvania, aged 75.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fr. Thomas Hopko - Memory Eternal!".