Campus and Student Activities

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and visitors at St. Vladimir's share food and fellowship all year long; at our annual Thanksgiving Feast and in our weekly Sunday potlucks; through our Lenten gatherings after Presanctified Liturgies and when St. Nicholas pays his annual visit to the children of our community; in the evening hours when we swap babysitting services and serve together in ministry to the homeless of New York City. This aspect of living side by side is both challenging and rewarding. At its best, our community brings to mind the words of the Psalmist: "Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"

 


  

Children Welcome St. Nicholas During Festive Sunday Celebration at Three Hierarchs Chapel

O who loves Nicholas the Saintly,

O who serves Nicholas the Saintly.
Him will Nicholas receive,
and give help in time of need.
Holy Father Nicholas!

With the singing of this traditional St. Nicholas hymn, the children of the Three Hierarchs Chapel's Sunday community welcomed special guest St. Nicholas for his annual visit to St. Vladimir's Seminary. As is customary, the identity of the good saint was camouflaged by his abundant white beard, but astute children perceived he bore a striking resemblance to The Rev. Dr. David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs. During the celebration, grown ups and kids alike also enjoyed a potluck meal and a time of carol singing.

Children Delight in Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 27, 2011 • By Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

Squealing with delight, children at the seminary participate in one of the most anticipated events of Pascha afternoon: the annual Easter egg hunt. They scout under every bush and tree, behind every rock and lightpost, to fill their baskets with multi-colored hard boiled eggs. Gathering eggs as if they were treasured jewels, the children eagerly compare their finds—"But, we don't eat the eggs," they admit. The joy of the hunt, and the joy of the Lord, is expressed in their faces.

To view a full gallery of photos of the Easter Egg Hunt, click here.

St. Vladimir's Has Talent!

By Peter C. Bouteneff

I didn’t know our first-year student Harrison Russin played the accordion, until he flung it out of its case and launched into a spirited set of Christmas carols at our semi-annual Talent Show. I knew that seminarians Lee and Jamey Bozeman had been accomplished Christian rock musicians and signed recording artists, but I didn’t know how good they could sound with a faculty bass player.

Our winter Talent Show provides the campus community a much-needed opportunity to relax in fellowship just before final exam week. It also gives us the chance to celebrate each other’s talents, and to discover facets of our brothers and sisters that do not come to fore in the classroom, chapel, or on field assignments!