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Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Nicholas Denysenko is associate professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Denysenko has published extensively on Byzantine liturgical history, sacramental theology, contemporary pastoral theology, and religion in Ukraine. He is the author of two books on the liturgy: The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany (Ashgate, 2012) and Chrismation: A Primer for Catholics (Liturgical Press, 2014). Denysenko is currently completing a study of contemporary Orthodox architecture in America, and a monograph devoted to liturgical reform in the Orthodox Church (forthcoming with Fortress Press). The son of immigrants from Ukraine, Denysenko researches the history and theology of the Churches in Ukraine. Denysenko was ordained a deacon in the Orthodox Church in America in 2003 and is currently assigned to St. Innocent parish in Tarzana, California.

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Byzantine LiturgyContemporary Sacramental TheologyReligion in Ukraine

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