James C. Skedros

James C. Skedros

Lecturer on Elementary Greek
Lecturer on Elementary New Testament Greek, Summer Language Program 2021


  • BA, University of Utah
  • MTS, Harvard Divinity School
  • ThM, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • ThD, Harvard Divinity School


James C. Skedros is the Lecturer on Elementary New Testament Greek for Summer Language Program 2021 and Lecturer on Greek for the 2021–22 academic year. He received his ThD in the History of Christianity from Harvard Divinity School in 1996. He has taught at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California) and is the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts). He has been teaching Greek at HDS since 2000.

His writing and research areas include popular religious practices in Late Antiquity, Byzantine Christianity, the lives of early Christian and Byzantine saints, pilgrimage, and Christian-Muslim relations. He is a double recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, both for the study of Byzantine saints in Thessaloniki, Greece.


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