V. Rev. Dr. Volodymyr Vakin
Fr. Volodymyr Vakin was born on August 19, 1983, in Lutsk in the family of an officer and bookshop manager. In 2005, he graduated from Kiev Theological Seminary and received a master’s degree of Theology. In 2009, he graduated from the Kiev Theological Academy and defended his Ph.D. thesis in the field of Theology on the subject: “The practice and tradition of the ecclesiastical court in the life of Metropolis of Kyiv.” Since 2010, Fr. Volodymyr has worked at the Volyn Orthodox Theological Academy since 2010 as a Senior Teacher, Associate Professor, Vice-Rector, and Professor of the Department of Practical Disciplines. According to a decision of the Holy Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate, on 20 October 2013, he was appointed as Rector of the Volyn Orthodox Theological Academy.