Former Jesuit professor and Vatican advisor converts to Orthodoxy.
Rector of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow Hegumen Peter (Yeremeyev) headed the ceremony of taking monastic vows of priest Constantine Simon.
He adopted Orthodoxy in 2014, after 34 years of priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. With Patriarch Kirill’s blessing Father Constantine joined the fraternity of the High Monastery of St. Peter and before taking monastic vows he worked in churches of the convent, the monastery press service told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday.
Father Constantine was Doctor of Philosophy and professor of Slavic and Russian History in the Pontifical Oriental Institute (Rome), he was its vice rector, member of Jesuit Order, advisor of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Hieromonk Constantine (Simon) was born in 1955 in New Jersey (the USA) to a family of Orthodox and Protestants. He dedicated his life to studying history of the Orthodox Church, constantly cooperated with Russian and other Slavic communities of Europe, and lectured Church History in various universities of the world.
JAMES MALAK says
Where is the story? This is just a Who’s Who / Facebook type profile. What teachings, Doctrines, Dogma, practices of Roman Catholicism did this Vatican Ex-Advisor convert find not authentic or consistent with the TRUE Church of Yeshua?
Fr. John says
James, that is because it is a short news story on the event of his conversion, not his full journey story. He obviously found Orthodox consistent with the authentic Church of Christ.
Where is the story? No story, no interest.
Fr. John says
That is all that was reported. We can only publish what we can find out.