Deacon Logan H Polk

Reverend Deacon Logan Polk, M.A. was happily born and raised in Pearl, Mississippi for most of his life. He is a convert to and fully-ordained Deacon of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church. He preaches children‘s sermons on Holy Scripture, Oriental Orthodox culture, and Church history weekly with the E.O.T.C. Tsirha-Tsion Communal Association. He serves the congregation of St. Mary‘s E.O.T.C. in Bartlett, Tennessee, driving up as often as he can manage on a teacher‘s schedule. He obtained his Associate‘s Degree in English (A.A.) from Hinds Community College in 2016, his Bachelor‘s Degree in English (B.A.) from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018, and his Master‘s Degree in English (M.A.) from Mississippi College in 2020. He previously worked at Mississippi College as an adjunct professor of World Literature. Currently, Rev. Dcn. Logan Polk teaches 7-12th Grade classes for English Intervention, Creative Writing, Debate, and Dual-Enrollment Composition in Ethel, MS. He also currently serves as the Chief Overseer of the Center of Orthodox Studies (COS), an autonomous body of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (OCP). He currently resides in Kosciusko, Mississippi.  

John G. Panagiotou

John G. Panagiotou is an Orthodox Christian theologian and scholar who holds dual professorships at Erskine Theological Seminary and Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, a master’s degree from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Erskine Theological Seminary. Dr Panagiotou specializes in Early Church History, Patristics, and Greek New Testament theology.

Dr. Ajesh T. Philip

Ajesh Philip has acquired his Masters in Botany and Bachelors of Education and Teaching. He has a PhD in Ethno-gynaecological studies on the tribes of Idukki (Kerala) from the Gandhigram Rural University. Dr. Ajesh is a specialist on ‘Western Rite Orthodox’ movements among Oriental Orthodox Churches. He has made extensive field research and studies on Western Rite Orthodox communities of Syriac and Malankara Orthodox Churches. His areas of interest include the history, faith and practices of Orthodox Churches in the Indian subcontinent. He has several years of experience serving youth organizations of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. 

 

George Alexander

George is a writer, orator, human resource trainer and Pan-Orthodox Christian activist. He was instrumental in founding the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society, an organization dedicated to Pan-Orthodox Christian unity. He holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Kerala and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Social Sciences from the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has written several books and numerous articles. His areas of interest include human resources and community development, Church management, Orthodox Christian journalism, contemporary Orthodoxy, inter-Orthodox dialogue and Pan-Orthodox studies. 

Books by George Alexander

  • Orthodox Church of the East in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Opportunities (Out of Print)
  • Living Conditions of the Migrant Workers in the Construction Sector
  • Forest Management: Aspects of Community Participation
  • The Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches (Contributing Author)
  • Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity
  • The Orthodox Dilemma 
  • Western-Rites of Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches (Part-I)
  • Western-Rites of Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches (Part-II)
  • Malankara Nasrani Research Papers (Editor)