The Revd Dr Alexander Tefft, M.Div., is Chaplain at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK. He is a graduate of St Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in the USA and Parish Priest of the Antiochian Orthodox community in London, meeting at St Botolph's Church near Liverpool Street. He is also Assistant Dean of the Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of UK and Ireland. A Canadian resident in London, he has a BA in Russian and German (University of Victoria, 1981-1986) and a PhD in Orthodox ecclesiology (Anglia Ruskin University, 2003-2011).
Fr Alexander has served under the Orthodox Church in America and the Patriarchate of Moscow, as well as the Patriarchate of Antioch. He has been a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University and has taught Orthodox dogmatic theology and church history in Canada, the USA, and the UK since 1991. He has been a tutor at the IOCS since 2004, where he created and teaches the MA in-house course on Orthodox apologetics.
American Bible Society, 1998
Commonwealth Scholarship, 1986
Governor-General of Canada Gold Medal, 1986