Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov elevated to the rank of ProtodeaconOn August 15/28, the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Metropolitan Laurus, Rector of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, elevated the Seminary's Assistant Dean, Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov, to the rank of Protodeacon. Protodeacon Vladimir Tsurikov is a graduate of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (class of 1993), and completed his graduate work at Middlebury College (class of 2000). He has conducted post-graduate work at the History department of the University at Albany, and is enrolled in the external studies department of the Moscow Theological Academy. He was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Hilarion in 1993 at Holy Trinity Monastery. In 1997 Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov began teaching at the Seminary and was assigned as Secretary of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. Since 2000 Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov has been serving the Seminary as Assistant Dean. Currently his responsibilities also include supervision of the Archives and Library of Holy Trinity Seminary.