TRAVELS and VISITS: Dean, Chancellor, Faculty, SVS Press Travels; Visitors to Campus
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.
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."
Our faculty members frequently travel to offer presentations at symposia, lecture at other seminaries, participate in inter-Orthodox and ecumenical dialogue, and provide continuing education for clergy and laity.
From September 21-26, The Father Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology Dr. Paul Meyendorff traveled to Arad, Romania, to attend the 8th meeting of the International Working Group on Orthodox Theological Education. The group, which includes official representatives from most of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches, is tasked with assisting theological schools and faculties in raising academic standards and encouraging cooperation and exchange. Read the full story.
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. Vladimir's, at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. View photo gallery
St. Vladimir's beautiful campus in Yonkers, NY, is host to many distinguished guests both in the school year and over the summer.
On October 2, host of the popular "Coffee with Sister Vassa," Sister Vassa herself, conducted one of her talks at St. Vladimir's, and a question and answer session followed. On October 13, Hieromonk Roman (Modin), vice-rector and professor of Kazan Theological Seminary of Russia, and Aleksei Antonov, 3rd-year student of the same seminary, visited with our Chancellor/CEO, The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, and our two Moscow Patriarchate seminarians, Olga Kirilchenko and Fr. Aleksey Paranyuk.