Robert A. Kitchen is the Minister of Knox-Metropolitan United Church, Regina, Saskatchewan and the Dietrich Reinhardt OSB Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. He has translated The Book of Steps: The Syriac Liber Graduum (Cistercian, 2004) and The Discourses of Philoxenos of Mabbug (Cistercian, 2013). Recently he published a selection of readings and commentary, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Syriac Book of Steps (SLG Press, 2013). Bob was a resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute during the spring of 2014.