Raising Orthodox Christians for the Next Generation
October 19, 2009 Length: 1:15:20Fr. Dcn. Nicholas Belcher is Dean of Students at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He received his B.A. in History and B.S. in Education from the The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, in 1997 and his M.Div. from Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2005. After graduating from the Citadel, Dn. Nicholas returned to his hometown of Altoona, PA, to teach World History and A.P. Government at the Altoona Area High School. During his summers, he served as a counselor, Head Counselor, and Program Director at the Antiochian Village summer camp in Ligonier, PA. Upon graduation from seminary, Dn. Nicholas worked as the Assistant Director of the Office of Vocation & Ministry and Director of CrossRoad until his current assignment as Dean of Students. He serves at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West Roxbury, MA, where he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip in April of 2007.
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