Senior Fellows

Dr. Sebastian Carnazzo

Sebastian Carnazzo received his MA in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College and his PhD in Biblical Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

He is an adjunct lecturer in Sacred Scripture for the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, adjunct lecturer in Sacred Scripture and Catechetics for the Magdala Apostolate of the Institute of Catholic Culture, academic director of the formation of deacon candidates for the Diocese of Tulsa, OK, lecturer in New Testament for the formation of deacon candidates for the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, MA, and lecturer in Biblical and Classical Greek for the Academy of Classical Languages.


Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
PhD, Biblical Studies, 2011

Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Alexandria, VA
MA, Theological Studies, 2000

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA
BS, Animal Science, 1997

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT

Adjunct Lecturer in Sacred Scripture and Catechetics, since 2003
Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Alexandria, VA 

Academic Director of Diaconal Program, since 2005
Diocese of Tulsa, OK

Academic Director of the Magdala Apostolate, since 2012
Institute of Catholic Culture, McLean, VA

Lecturer in Biblical Greek, since 2012
Academy of Classical Languages, Denton, NE

PRESENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Lecturer in Sacred Scripture, since 2013
St Anne Church Bible Study Program, San Luis Obispo, CA

Lecturer in New Testament, since 2003
St Gregory Deacon Program, Melkite Greek Catholic Diocese of Newton, MA 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Catholic Biblical Association: Member since 2002
  • Society of Biblical Literature: Member since 2009

SUMMARY OF PAST ENGAGEMENTS

  • Biblical Greek as a Living Language: Speaker
    University of Potchefstroom, South Africa, 2013
  • Full-time Lecturer in Sacred Scripture and Biblical Languages, 
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, NE, 2004-2013
  • Holy Land Pilgrimage: Speaker
    Ten Day Tour of Biblical sites in Israel and Palestinian Territories with ICC, 2013
  • The Problem of Polygamy in Genesis: Lecture
    Seminar on Genesis, Miqra Institute, Lincoln, NE, 2012
  • Liturgy in the Old and New Testaments: Lecture
    Conference on Liturgy for Religious, Diocese of Lincoln, NE, 2011
  • The Book of Revelation and its Historical Context: Lecture Series
    St. Michael Parish, Diocese of Arlington, VA, 2011
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: Lecture
    Institute of Catholic Culture, Arlington, VA, 2011.
  • Acts of the Apostles: The Key to the Pauline Epistles: Lecture
    Christendom College, Summer Institute, Front Royal, VA, 2009
  • The Ten Commandments in their Historical and Literary Context: Lecture
    St John Parish, Diocese of Arlington, VA, 2008
  • The Pauline Epistles: Lecture
    The Thursday Night Forum, Diocese of Omaha, NE, 2008
  • The Christian Eucharist and the Old Testament: Lecture
    St Joseph Parish, Diocese of Lincoln, NE, 2008
  • New Testament Eschatology: Lecture
    St John Parish, Diocese of Arlington, VA, 2007
  • Prophets of the Old Testament: Short Seminar
    Benedictine Monastery of Clear Creek, Diocese of Tulsa, OK, 2007
  • Biblical Apologetics: Lecture Series
    St Michael Parish, Diocese of Lincoln, NE, 2007
  • Acts of the Apostles: Lecture Series
    Office of Evangelization, Diocese of Lincoln, NE, 2006
  • The Infancy Narratives of Matthew and Luke: Lecture
    Clergy Continuing Education Program, Diocese of Lincoln, NE, 2004
  • Introduction to the Old Testament: Weekend Seminar
    St Meinrad School of Theology Diaconate Program, St Meinrad, IN, 2004
  • The Faith of Abraham: Retreat Lecture Series
    Mount Calvary Biblical Institute, Passionist Center, Mandeville, Jamaica, 2004
  • Peter in the New Testament: Online Seminar 
    Catholic Distance University, Hamilton, VA , 2004
  • The Synoptic Gospels: Semester Lecture Course
    EPS, Trinity College, Washington, DC, 2004
  • Mary in the New Testament: Lecture Series
    Queen of Apostles Parish, Diocese of Arlington, VA, 2004
  • The Epistle to the Romans: Lecture 
    Blessed Sacrament Parish, Archdiocese of Washington, DC, 2004
  • Genesis 1-3: Online Seminar
    Catholic Distance University, Hamilton, VA, 2003

SUMMARY OF PUBLICATIONS

  • “When the Fishermen were filled with Wisdom: A Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for Pentecost,” Theosis (2013). 
  • “It is the Lord’s Passover: A Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for Pascha,” Theosis (2013).
  • “The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin: A Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for the Annunciation,” Theosis (2013).
  • “Rejoice, O Full of Grace: a Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for the Presentation,” Theosis (2013).
  • “The Waters of the New Creation: A Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for Theophany,” Theosis (2013).
  • Seeing Blood and Water: A Narrative-critical Study of John 19:34 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012).
  • “Those who Worshiped the Stars: A Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for the Nativity of our Lord,” Theosis (2012).
  • “The Sun of Justice: A Biblical Analysis of the Festal Troparion for the Nativity of the Mother of God,” Theosis (2012).
  • “Reaping what you Sow: A Significant Theme in Genesis,” Miqra Journal (2012). Solicited.
  • “Eschatology in the Pauline Epistles,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “Baptism in the Pauline Epistles,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “Justification in the Pauline Epistles,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “Death in the Pauline Epistles,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “Christ in the Pauline Epistles,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “The Holy Spirit and the Church in the New Testament,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “Jesus as the New Adam in the Pauline Epistles,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “The Travels of St Paul,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “St Paul and his Pharisaic Background,” Eastern Oklahoma Catholic (2009). Solicited.
  • “The Book of Revelation and its Historical Context,” Sophia (2007).
  • “Mary in the New Testament,” Sophia (2007).
  • “Reconciliation in the New Testament,” Sophia (2006).
  • “Peter in the New Testament,” Eastern Churches Journal (2005).
  • “The Eucharist,” Eastern Churches Journal (2004).
  • “Interpretation of Genesis 1-3 in the Patristic Age,” Eastern Churches Journal (2003).
  • “Second Thursday of the Great Fast,” in Journey Through The Great Fast: A Daily Meditation. Fairfax, VA: Eastern Christian Publications, 2001.
  • “Patristic Commentaries on Genesis 3,” Eastern Churches Journal (2000).

FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Classical Greek as a Living Language: Lecturer
  • San Luis Obispo Classical Academy, Spring Semester, 2014.
  • Onsite study of the Geography and Sites of the Holy Land in Israel: Speaker Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Summer Semester, 2014.

REFERENCES

Very Rev. Josef Bisig: Rector (see “Summary of Past Engagements” above)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, NE
(402) 797-7700

Kristin Burns, PhD: Academic Dean (see “Present Employment” above)
Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Alexandra, VA
(703) 658-4304

Rev. Msgr. Patrick Brankin: Vicar for Deacons (see “Present Employment” above)
Diocese of Tulsa, OK
(918) 294-1904