Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski
A lifelong artist, Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski formally studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, earning a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts. Subsequently, Fr. Paul spent a year and a half studying at Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in Jordanville, New York. During that time, he simultaneously worked under the tutelage of master iconographer Fr. Andrei Erastov, and began fulfilling monastery orders almost immediately. Thus he was able to synthesize his artistic studies.
Since then, Fr. Paul has fulfilled many commissions for both churches and individuals, and his work can be seen coast to coast. He is also the illustrator of the children’s book St. Seraphim’s Beatitudes, authored by Fr. Daniel Marshall. He enjoys classical music, world and local history, and nature walks with his family. Fr. Protodeacon Paul serves at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Howell, New Jersey.