COMMENCEMENT of the CLASS OF 2014: Archbishop Job (Getcha), Speaker
The Trustees, Faculty, and Students of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary request the honor of your presence at the Commencement of the Class of 2014 on May 31. A 10:00 Prayer of Supplication in Three Hierarchs Chapel will be followed by Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m. in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium, John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building.
Archbishop Job (Getcha), an archimandrite elected to lead The Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe in November of 2013, will be the Commencement speaker. Archbishop Job grew up as a Ukrainian Canadian, and studied Theology at St. Andrew's College, Manitoba. Later, he studied at the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute, Paris, where he was awarded a doctorate, jointly with the Institut Catholique de Paris, in 2003. He has worked as a lecturer and professor of Church History, Liturgy and Canon Law at various academic institutions including St. Sergius, of which he was dean from 2005 to 2007; the Institut Catholique, the University of Fribourg and, since 2009, the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambesy, Switzerland.
The archbishop has published The Typikon Decoded with SVS Press.
In addition, the St. Vladimir's faculty and Board of Trustees will award a Doctor of Sacred Music honoris causa to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. A concert devoted to his music is taking place later in the day, in New York City at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.