TRAVELS and VISITS: Dean, Chancellor, Faculty, SVS Press Travels; Visitors to Campus

January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2014
View The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield's 2014 Travel Schedule 

Our chancellor/CEO Fr. Chad Hatfield frequently travels for preaching and teaching, touring with our Men's Choir, engaging in inter-Orthodox and The Hatfield family at the Hogar Rafael orphanage, GuatemalaThe Hatfield family at the Hogar Rafael orphanage, Guatemala ecumenical dialogue, and leading missionary teams. 

Over the summer of 2014, Fr. Chad ministered in Guatemala, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Kansas, and served as Co-Chair of the Orthodox Church in America/Anglican Church in North America Dialogue. 

View The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr's Travel Schedule

Our dean Fr. John Behr travels in the U.S. and overseas, presenting retreats and book studies, meeting with other seminary administrators and students, and serving on non–profit boards. A renowned patristic scholar, Fr. John lectures in academic and popular venues. 

In September, Fr. John journeyed to the Monastero di Bose in the province of Biella, Italy, to participate in the XXII International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality. Billed as scholarly, cultural, and ecclesiastical exchange, this year's conference focused on the timely topic, "Blessed are the Peacemakers."Fr. John, in Bose, ItalyFr. John, in Bose, Italy

View 2014 Faculty Travel Schedule

Our faculty members frequently travel to offer presentations at symposia, lecture at other seminaries, participateSVOTS music lecturers Rassem El Massih and Mat. Robin Freeman at the Sacred Music InstituteSVOTS music lecturers Rassem El Massih and Mat. Robin Freeman at the Sacred Music Institute in inter-Orthodox and ecumenical dialogue, and provide continuing education for clergy and laity.

In August and September, Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Byzantine Studies The Very Rev. Dr. Alexander Rentel served the wider church as Consultant for Canonical Affairs for the Orthodox Church at a Statute Revision Task Force meeting, and at a Clergy Conference. SVS Press display at the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting, November 2013SVS Press display at the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting, November 2013 Read the full story.

View 2014 SVS Press & Bookstore Travel Schedule

Marketing and Operations Manager The Rev. Dn. Gregory Hatrak logs many miles for SVS Press and Bookstore throughout the course of the year, both in the United States and abroad. Sometimes joined by the Dean or Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief The Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill, or SVS Press Production Manager Michael Soroka, Dn. Gregory meets academics, clergy, various alumni, and numerous lay readers, answering their questions, recommending titles, and doing the set-up and tear-down for the traveling bookstore.

In May of 2014, Dn. Gregory Hatrak joined Michael Soroka and The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St.Archbishop Job (Getcha) from France, with newly ordained Dn. TheodorArchbishop Job (Getcha) from France, with newly ordained Dn. Theodor Vladimir's, at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. View photo gallery

View a schedule of campus visitors in Who's on Campus?

St. Vladimir's beautiful campus in Yonkers, NY, is host to many distinguished guests both in the school year and over the summer. 

On August 30 and 31, The Most Rev. Melchisedek, archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), joined in welcoming twenty-two new students to campus during Orientation Week.   

Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music Dr. Nicholas Reeves - See more at: class entitled "Interpreting Orthodox Sacred Choral Music" at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa, CA