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!"

 


  

Orientation Picnic for New Students

Thursday August 26th was warm but not too hot — a perfect day for a SVOTS picnic! New students, their families, some faculty and their families, with other seminarians and families already on campus enjoyed a cook-out on the porch of the Germack Building after Vespers.

Adults sat on steps, on grass, on stone walls, and ate and talked and laughed. The children were in constant motion, attracted by the brook, the ball game on the front lawn, and Professor Bouteneff’s very well-behaved dog.

More Orientation Cookout Photos

Community Comes Together for Campus Clean-Up

On Saturday August 7th, seminarians, children, spouses, faculty and staff worked together on a campus clean up. The clean-up part of a very hot day began at 9 a.m. outside the North Dorm where a crowd gathered to collect tools and receive instructions.

The first task was laying new mulch in the playground. Everyone was involved. Some hauled mulch in wheelbarrows. Children used their wagons. Others attacked “mulch mountains” with rakes and hoes. David Wagschal, who is joining the seminary faculty to teach Church History, showed his skills on the SVOTS tractor.