Welcome! We hope you will be numbered among those Orthodox Christians privileged to live in community with us — a rare and challenging opportunity. One of the enriching qualities of St Vladimir’s is the diversity of our student body — domestic and international, single and married, male and female, those fresh out of college and those with second careers, from multi-jurisdictions of the Orthodox Church in the U.S. and globally. What unites them is a common desire to be formed and shaped for service in Christ’s Church.
There is more to St Vladimir’s than classes and beautiful church services. The Three Hierarchs’ Chapel is the heart of the seminary, but it doesn’t beat within a vacuum. Students, faculty, staff, trustees, their families, and visitors are constantly coming together to share food and fellowship at events organized and sponsored by the Seminary administration.
Orthodox theological education is uniquely and significantly tied to liturgical worship. The seminarian is enriched, challenged, and instructed in chapel. Academics are important but cannot be separated from worship. Former Dean Fr. Alexander Schmemann was fond of saying that the seminarian should only know three paths: to the classroom, to the library, and to the chapel.
Matushka Thekla and Father Chad Hatfield (Focal Point Photographics)St. Juliana Society
The Seminary Wives Program took on a new look in 2010, which reflected the ongoing revisions of the new curriculum. The name of the program was changed and placed under the patronage of St. Juliana of Lazerevo. The newly formed "St. Juliana's Society" has endeavored to help prepare future clergy wives for their roles in parish life. It has been the aim to bring in a variety of speakers to cover topics that have been suggested by former graduates and 2nd- and 3rd-year student wives.