Eric J. Kokosinski Iliff was a graduate of Saint Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary and one of the founding members of Holy Apostles Mission in Bloomington-Normal Illinois. The parish belongs to the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Diocese of the Midwest. The seminary also belongs to the OCA.
While at Saint Vladimir’s, Eric was sexually abused by Father Timothy Blumentritt. He filed a lawsuit against the seminary and the OCA’s metropolitan, Herman Swaiko. Tragically, Eric took his own life on March 13, 2007, before the suit was concluded.