Interview with Father Alexei Michalenko, 2013-05-01
Biographical / Historical
Father Alexei Anthony Michalenko joined Campus Ministry as a full-time chaplain at the Law Center in 1984, providing a wide range of services: liturgical celebrations, marriage preparation and celebration, baptisms, memorial services and counseling, among others. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy (1965) and an M.A. in Theology (1969) from The Catholic University of America. Ordained to the priesthood in the Byzantine-Slav tradition (1968), he subsequently earned a post-graduate degree in Eastern Church Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, Italy, with residence at the Russian College. He completed an M.S. in Psychology (1984), specializing in Pastoral Counseling (Loyola College – Baltimore). A priest of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Van Nuys, California, he ministers in both the Byzantine Catholic and Roman Catholic traditions. He retired from the Law Center in 2013.
Interviewer: Sister Dorinda Young, SSJ. Sister Dorinda Young, SSJ, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Erie, PA, has been a Roman Catholic Chaplain at Georgetown University since 1982. She began full time in the School of Nursing where she began Faculty Discussion Groups centered on prayer and spirituality, as well as Days of Recollection for the Nursing Students. She was a Director for both the Agape and Silent retreats. In 1989, she was asked to become a part time Roman Catholic Chaplain at the Law Center. When she moved into the Gewirz Student Residence as Chaplain-In-Residence in 1993, she began a full-time ministry at GULC.
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