Rev’d Dr. Patricia Lyons

Dr. Patricia Lyons is an Associate Priest here at the Church of the Epiphany. She was formerly a chaplain, teacher, and JK-12 Director of Service Learning at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Episcopal) School in Alexandria, VA, since 1999. She has taught as an adjunct at the Virginia Theological Seminary, where she has taught evening and summer courses to masters and doctoral students. Patricia has taught courses in Systematic Theology, C.S. Lewis, Sigmund Freud, Theology and Fiction, and most recently, Christian Themes in Harry Potter.

Patricia is an honors graduate from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of Religion. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, with a focus on Biblical languages and systematic theology. She received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Her doctoral thesis was a study of the stages of moral and spiritual development of adolescents.
Patricia has published numerous sermons, articles and book chapters on moral and spiritual development theory, as well as consulted for independent schools on moral formation and service learning programs.


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