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Cyril Hovorun - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Cyril Hovorun Cyril Hovorun

Acting Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun is a postdoctoral research fellow at Loyola Marymount University. At LMU, he is on academic leave from Sankt Ignatius Theological Academy in Sweden and the Stockholm School of Theology, where he is a Senior lecturer. His main fields of expertise are early Christian traditions, ecclesiology, and public theology. He has published Will, Action and Freedom: Christological Controversies in the Seventh Century (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2008) and Meta-Ecclesiology: Chronicles on Church Awareness (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Fr Cyril chaired the Department of External relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He also bore responsibilities for the modernisation of the system of theological education in the Russian Orthodox Church, when he was the first deputy chairman of the Educational Committee of the Moscow Patriarchate. He has been engaged in numerous ecumenical activities, as a member of the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, and as an Orthodox representative to the bilateral dialogues with the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Oriental churches, as well as to the Orthodox-Jewish dialogue.

Education (5)

Durham University: PhD in Theology, Theology 2004

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: BA, Theology 2000

Kyiv Theological Academy: MA, Theology 1998

Kyiv Theological Seminary: BA, Theology 1994

Kyiv National University: unfinished, Theoretical physics


Areas of Expertise (4)

Christology and Trinity in the Early Church


Byzantine theology

Public theology

Affiliations (7)

  • Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
  • Stockholm School of Theology
  • Chester Ronning Centre For the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • Doctoral School of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches

Media Appearances (1)

Faith on the Ukrainian Fault Line

BBC  radio


Talking on religion in the post-Maidan Ukraine

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