Top: Besties Metropolitan Tikhon (L) of the Orthodox Church in America and Patriarch Kirill (R) of the Russian Orthodox Church
Bottom: Archpriest Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
The so-called “Patriarch Kirill Endowment for Biblical Studies” — “in recognition of Patriarch Kirill for his role in the remarkable revival of the Orthodox Church in Russia, universal church leadership, profound biblically oriented pastoral guidance, and support for the vision of the autocephalous Orthodox Church in America” — was a sick joke and the laughingstock of the Orthodox world when it was first announced.
Now you have an endowment named after the most genocidal hierarch in Orthodox history.
Give back the rubles. Refinance and rename your biblical studies endowment.
The whole world is watching to see what you do.