ORTHODOX EDUCATION DAY 2014: “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications”
This year's theme for the seminary's annual campus open house, Orthodox Education Day 2014, will be "Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications." “Ed Day” will be held Saturday, October 4 and will pay tribute to the importance of Orthodox Christian authors, illustrators, and publishing houses throughout the world.
Nine Orthodox Christian publishers will display their books and wares:
All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery
Ancient Faith Radio
Ancient Faith Publishing
Holy Cross Orthodox Press
Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Monastery
Holy Trinity Publications
Mount Thabor Publishing
St Tikhon's Monastery Press and Bookstore
St Vladimir's Seminary Press
The celebration of Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel at 9:00 a.m. will begin the day. The Most Blessed Tikhon, archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, Orthodox Church in America (OCA) will concelebrate with His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Patriarchate, His Grace Bishop Saba of the Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church in North America, and Archbishop Melchisedek of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, together with seminary clergy. Antiphonal choirs will be directed by Dr. David Drillock, the seminary’s emeritus Professor of Liturgical Music and editor of several SVS Press music books, and Hdn. Herman (Majkrzak), current lecturer in Liturgical Music and director of Chapel Music.
The dean of the seminary, The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, author of academic, popular, and spiritual works, will present the keynote: “From Scroll to Book to Net: The Web of Knowledge.” The seminary’s own publishing house, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press), will receive special recognition on its 50th Anniversary Year; many other Orthodox Christian publishers will be invited onto campus to mark the occasion by exhibiting book displays. Additionally, there will be workshops for children and adults, and a variety of ethnic foods and desserts.