Dr. Aleksandr Andreevich Andreev

Grew up in the USA in a Russian family. Graduated from Duke University (bachelor's degree, mathematics), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (master's degree, economics) and the St. Petersburg Theological Academy (master's and postgraduate studies, Orthodox practical theology). In 2019 he received his Ph.D. in Theology for his research "The Reform of the Hirmologion in Moscow in the 17th century", which became the first dissertation on theology, defended at St. Petersburg State University after the abolition of its theological department in 1918.

Dr. Andreev teaches at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy (Church Slavonic language, Greek paleography, History of Worship in the Russian Church), as well as at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville (New York), and at the Synodal School of Liturgical Music (ROCOR) (Typicon). He is the author of a number of scholarly papers on the history of worship in the Russian Church (see: https://orthodoxtheologicalschool.academia.edu/AleksandrAndreev). In 2012 Aleksandr was tonsured a reader by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.