Professor Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev
Professor, Rector of St. Tikhon's Orthodox University for the Humanities and St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Institute, Head of the Department of Contemporary History of Russian Orthodox Church (at St. Tikhon's Orthodox University for the Humanities), PhD in Physico-Mathematical Sciences, Doctor of Theology Honoris causa of St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Educational Affairs of Russian Orthodox Church, Head of the Division of Theology at the Committee for Educational Affairs, member of the Intercouncil Convention of Moscow Patriarchate, Member of the Synod Commission for Glorification, Member of Patriarch's Council for Family Affairs and Protection of Motherhood, Member of the Publishing Council of Moscow Patriarchate, Member of the Research and Editorial Council for the Preparation of the Orthodox Encyclopedia, Chairman of the Federal Educational Association for Theology, Rector of the Church of St. Nicholas in Kuznetsy (Moscow) and affiliated churches, Confessor of St. Peter's Secondary School and of the Brotherhood in the Name of All-Merciful Saviour.
Revd. Vladimir Nikolaevich Vorobiev was born on 28 March 1941 in Moscow.
In 1959, he entered the Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, and graduated in 1965. He worked at Moscow State University, and began his PhD programme in 1966. Since 1970, he worked for the Computing Centre of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1973, he defended his PhD thesis and obtained the degree of the Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
In 1980, he graduated from Moscow Theological Seminary, and in 1982 from Moscow Theological Academy.
On 18 March 1979, he was ordained as deacon, and on 30 April 1979 as priest.
In 1990, Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev became one of the organisers of the Theological and Catechetic School. In May 1991 he was elected its Rector. After transforming the School into St. Tikhon's Theological Institute in March 1992, he became its rector as well. In May 2004, the Institute acquired a university status and was transformed into St. Tikhon's Orthodox University for the Humanities.
Under the supervision of Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev, St. Tikhon's Theological Institute/University has developed the State Educational Multiconfessional Standard in Theology, which became a base for establishing the academic specialisation in Theology in the state nomenclature. It also serves as a base for establishing theological faculties and departments at state universities. Since 2015, Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev has been Chairman of the Federal Educational Association for Theology.
Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev is one of the organisers of research on the history of Russian Orthodox Church in the 20th century. He is Head of the Department of Contemporary History of Russian Orthodox Church (at St. Tikhon's Orthodox University for the Humanities). He is Editor-in-Chief of the scientific series Materials for the Contemporary History of Russian Orthodox Church. Since 1994, 25 monographs as well as significant documents and memoirs have been published in this series.
At St. Tikhon's Orthodox University for the Humanities, Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev reads Introduction to Liturgical Tradition of the Orthodox Church. At different times, he gave lectures in Pastoral Theology and conducted seminars in Holy Scripture of the New Testament.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the periodicals of St. Tikhon's Orthodox University, namely the Collection of Theological Papers («Богословский сборник», 1992–2003) and, since 2003, St. Tikhon's University Review («Вестник ПСТГУ», in five series). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Publishing House of St. Tikhon's University.
Revd. Vladimir Vorobiev has published more than 120 papers on church history, liturgical tradition, pastoral theology, religious education, as well as on various aspects of church life. He has acted as consultant on three films about St. Tikhon's University.
In 1997 he obtained professorship, and in 2007 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Theology Honoris causa of St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris.