Dr. Mena Abdelsayed
Ph.D., M.A. Theology (Durham University)
Mena Abdelsayed was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. While working on his Ph.D. in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Simon Fraser University, he completed his M.A. in Theology from the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS) at Durham University, UK. His M.A. thesis topic was "A DIVINE-MEDIATED EVOLUTION IN COPTIC CHRISTOLOGY: A comparative analysis of the Christological thoughts of Cyril of Alexandria (5th-century) and ibn al-Makin (13th-century).” His continued research interests incorporate patristics, church history, and systematic theology. He loves teaching and research and serves as a chanter in the Coptic Orthodox Church.