An Orthodox Journal of Cross-Cultural Theology, Dialogue and Mission

Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff


Member of the Advisory Board

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge

“The Orthodox Church has so much to offer today’s spiritual seekers, not least those who think of themselves as ‘post-Christian’. Yet so often we hide our light under a bushel; we are content with our own familiar ways of speaking about God, and do not make the effort to engage with those whose quest for Him is expressed in different cultural idioms. It is therefore a great joy to hear of this initiative and to have the chance to assist with it. The proposed journal has the potential to expand the horizons not only of theologians, but of all Orthodox Christians who want to equip themselves better to bear witness to their faith.”

Elizabeth Theokritoff is a Senior Research Associate and part-time lecturer at the  Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge ( ). She completed her doctorate in liturgical theology at Oxford under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia,  and from 1983 to 1990  served as Associate Secretary and then General Secretary of the ecumenical Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius in London. She  taught liturgical theology for a semester at Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, MA) and has had a particular interest in ‘theological ecology’ since 1988-9, when she served as visiting Orthodox Tutor at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland, for the Graduate School on ‘Justice, peace and the integrity of creation’. She has given many invited lectures and conference presentations, mainly on aspects of Orthodoxy and ecology.

Elizabeth Theokritoff is author of Ecosystem and Human Dominion (in Greek) (Athens: Maistros, 2003) and Living in God’s Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology (St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2009), as well as many articles. She is also co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and translator of numerous works by contemporary Greek theologians.