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I am Derek John Power, currently in the process of completing my undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The main project that I am at the present working and refining is a thesis analyzing Arvo Pärt's rendition of the "Canon of Repentance to our Lord Jesus Christ" entitled ''Kanon Pokajanen.'' In addition to using music analysis, I also use Orthodox spirituality and theology to conclude that the music that Pärt composed does reflect repentance as the Orthodox Church understands it. I will graduate - God willing - on 15 May 2005.
I was received into the Orthodox Church - specifically at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, VA - on 9 November 2002 (hence the numbers in my username). My name saint is Theodoros after St. [[Theodore the Studite]] and within the Church, I much prefer to be called Fedya (the Russian diminutive).
Aside from theology, I am very interested in music and film. My favorite academic subjects also include history and philosophy
but I have also shown interest in economics, literature, physics, poetry and psychology.
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