Ecumenical Officer and Director, Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

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Rev. Protopresbyter Nicolas Kazarian was born in France, where he pursued his undergraduate degree at the Institute of Orthodox Theology Saint Serge in Paris, graduating with a BA. He continued his studies at the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, and Thessaloniki in Greece, before moving to Switzerland to start an MA in Orthodox Theology at the Orthodox Theological Institute of Chambésy. He completed his Ph.D. at the Sorbonne. He later attended the 2017 KAICIID International Fellows Program (Vienna, Austria) on interfaith dialogue.

He is the author of numerous publications about the Orthodox Church, ecumenical dialogue, interfaith relations and geopolitics in various languages. He has also taught Ecumenical Relations at the Catholic University of Paris and at the Institute of Orthodox Theology, Saint Serge.

He serves as Ecumenical Officer and Director of the Department on Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.

He is the parish priest of St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church in Manhattan.