My name is Vladislav Yakovlev. I am a Subdeacon of the Orthodox Church of America, and a graduate of the University of Toronto and Munk School of Global Affairs, specializing in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

This blog will chiefly deal with matters of ecclesiological, theological, and political substance. In particular, I have an interest in questions of tradition, neo-traditionalism, metaphysics and new trends of liberal theology in the Orthodox Church. As a Ukrainian, I hope to also spill ink on matters of identity, history, geopolitics, and nationality, especially as these relate to Orthodox identity.