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  • NOV 2014 Community Thanksgiving Feast (Rami Dahdal)

    On November 13, 2013, Campus Chef Nat Fasciani and his student assistants organized the annual and well-loved St. Vladimir's community Thanksgiving Feast. Visiting members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, students, spouses and kids, enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.

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    Last updated: November 24, 2014 - 11:45am

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    NOV 2014 Metropolitan Hilarion Lecture (Rami Dahdal)

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    Last updated: November 11, 2014 - 12:22pm

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    NOV 2014 Metropolitan Hilarion Lecture (L. Parrott Photography)

    On November 8, at a special academic convocation, the seminary Board of Trustees and faculty awarded His Eminence The Most Reverend Hilarion (Alfeyev), metropolitan of Volokolamsk and chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Metropolitan Hilarion was on campus to present a public lecture: "Primacy and Conciliarity from an Orthodox Perspective"—a topic of critical importance to the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches, of which he is a key participant.

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    Last updated: November 10, 2014 - 11:55am

  • NOV 2014 Ordination of Fr. Gabriel Tannous (Photos: R. Dahdal)

    On November 2, 2014, third-year seminarian Dn. Gabriel Tannous was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by the Right Rev. Bishop Basil, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, Antiochian Archdiocese.

    There are 46 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: November 6, 2014 - 6:03pm

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    OCT 2014 Orthodox Education Day (Leanne Parrott Photography)

    St. Vladimir's annual open house and homecoming, Orthodox Education Day, featured the theme "Do Books Still Matter?" and was a celebration of Orthodox Christian publishing. Vendors from across the U.S. set up shop on the campus, and Dean The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr offered an insightful keynote address on the evolution and importance of the book.

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    Last updated: October 5, 2014 - 2:56pm

  • OCT 2014 Orthodox Education Day (Rami Dahdal)

    St. Vladimir's annual open house and homecoming, Orthodox Education Day, featured the theme "Do Books Still Matter?" and was a celebration of Orthodox Christian publishing. On a rainy day perfect for book-browsing, vendors and food trucks set up shop on the campus, adults attended talks and workshops, while the children enjoyed their own session in the Germack Solarium.

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    Last updated: October 7, 2014 - 12:11pm

  • SEPT 2014 Ordination of Dn. Joshua Burnett (Photos: C. Humphrey)

    Third-year seminarian Joshua Burnett was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 28. Presiding at the ordination were Antiochian hierarchs His Grace Bishop Thomas, Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and Mid-America, and His Grace Bishop John, Diocese of Worcester and New England.

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    Last updated: October 5, 2014 - 5:08pm

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    SEPT 2014 Elevation of the Holy Cross (Glen Mules)

    His Beatitude The Most Blessed Tikhon, primate, and The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), alumnus of the Class of 1973 and bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), joined the community of St. Vladimir's Seminary in Three Hierarch Chapel on September 14, 2014 for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.

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    Last updated: September 16, 2014 - 4:16pm

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    SEPT 2014 Ordination of Fr. Mark Vair

    On the Sunday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, third-year seminarian Dn. Mark Vair was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace Bishop Thomas, Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic, Antiochian Archdiocese.

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    Last updated: October 5, 2014 - 4:24pm

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    SEPT 2014 Donated Holy Land Album in Library (Dn. R. Tellalian)

    St. Vladimir’s Seminary Librarian Eleana Silk is delighted with the most recent donation by Mr. David Jonas Bardin of Washington D.C. to the Florovsky Library, a late 19th century 16” x 11½” volume, featuring 15 historic photographs of the Holy Land with original captions in Russian and Greek. The cover is bound in olive wood and features a carved image of the Church of the Holy Sepulchur.

    There are 31 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: September 16, 2014 - 5:58pm

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    AUG 2014 First Liturgy for 2014-2015 (Photos: Glen Mules)

    The Most Rev. Melchisedek, archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western PA, Orthodox Church in America (OCA) joined the community of Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir's for the first Liturgy of the year on Sunday, August 31.

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    Last updated: September 5, 2014 - 9:13am

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    AUG 2014 Tree Planting, Akathist, Lecture (Photos: Glen Mules)

    On Sunday evening, August 31, noted scholar Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff offered a public lecture on the topic “Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human ‘Priesthood’.” Sponsored by the St. Herman Society for Orthodox Ecology, the lecture was preceded by a tree-planting ceremony on the front campus lawn, and the singing of the Akathist hymn, "Glory to God for All Things" in Three Hierarchs Chapel. His Eminence Archbishop Melchisedek, who earlier in the day presided over the first Liturgy of the school year, led the singing of the Akathist and attended the lecture.

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    Last updated: September 2, 2014 - 9:01am

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    JULY 2014 Malankara Archdiocese Visit

    H.E Mor Theethose Yeldho Pathickal, archbishop of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America, and a group of youth from his Archdiocese, visited St. Vladimir's over the summer break. Coordinated by seminarian Dn. Shiryl Mathai, the visit featured presentations by SVOTS faculty and staff, and a tour of campus.

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    Last updated: August 25, 2014 - 11:22am

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    JULY 2014 SVS Press Summer Travels

    In June and July, SVS Press and Bookstore Marketing and Operations Manager The Rev. Dn. Gregory Hatrak hosted four book signings, made new friends, and reconnected with longtime supporters from the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCNA), and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA).

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    Last updated: July 27, 2014 - 8:12pm

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    JUNE 2014 Society of Oriental Liturgy (A. Gusev)

    Liturgical scholars from around the globe came to St. Vladimir's from June 10-15, 2014, to attend the Fifth International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy. Celebrated scholar and Eastern Catholic Churchman Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ, presented the keynote address, which was free and open to the public.

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    Last updated: June 19, 2014 - 11:33am

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    JUNE 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art Arvo Pärt Concert (T. Hoff)

    Following a sold-out concert in Carnegie Hall on May 31, 2014 with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, a performance of Maestro Arvo Pärt’s Kanon Pokajanen (“Canon of Repentance”) by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir took place at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur on June 2.

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    Last updated: June 16, 2014 - 12:42pm

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    MAY 2014 Carnegie Hall Reception (©Eleri Ever, eleriever.com)

    After the May 31 performance at the Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall of the music of Estonian Orthodox Christian composer Arvo Pärt, he and his wife were warmly honored at a private reception by administrators, trustees, and faculty of the Seminary, along with many special guests. Among them, were The Consul General of Estonia, Sten Schwede; The Honorable Urve Tiidus, Estonian Minister of Culture; and Her Excellency Marina Kaljurand, Estonian Ambassador to the United States.

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    Last updated: June 3, 2014 - 12:29pm

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    MAY 2014 Carnegie Hall Concert (©Eleri Ever, eleriever.com)

    With a sustained standing ovation, a capacity crowd at Isaac Stern Auditorium Carnegie Hall lauded the music and person of Estonian Orthodox Christian composer Arvo Pärt, after a stunning performance of five of his well-known works, Saturday, May 31. The concert was the culmination of three years of planning between the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, and Maestro Pärt and his wife, Nora, who were present at the concert. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra performed Maestro Pärt’s beloved works, “Fratres,” “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten,” “Salve Regina,” and “Te Deum,” with the acclaimed “Adam’s Lament,” with Tõnu Kaljuste, founder of both the choir and orchestra, conducting.

    There are 55 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: June 3, 2014 - 12:21pm

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    MAY 2014 Commencement (L. Parrott)

    At its Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 31, 2014, St. Vladimir’s Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 21 graduates: 4 Master of Theology, 8 Master of Divinity, and 9 Master of Arts degrees. Among the graduates were four priests and five deacons, who will join the ranks of alumni clergy serving the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches in the U.S. and around the world. Five of the ordinations to Holy Orders occurred in May 2014.

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    Last updated: June 2, 2014 - 8:07am

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    MAY 2014 Ordination of Dn. Theodor Svane (L. Parrott)

    On June 2, the morning after Commencement 2014, Archbishop Job (Getcha) of The Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, ordained seminarian Tor Vegard Svane of Norway to the Holy Diaconate.

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    Last updated: June 2, 2014 - 12:04pm

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    MAY 2014 Ordination of Fr. Alessandro Margheritino (L. Parrott)

    On May 29, the Feast of the Ascension, third-year seminarian Dn. Alessandro Margheritino was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

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    Last updated: May 30, 2014 - 8:51am

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    MAY 2014 Ordination of Dn. Joshua Trant (L. Parrott)

    On May 29, 2014, on the Feast of the Ascension, seminarian Joshua Trant was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

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    Last updated: May 30, 2014 - 9:05am

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    MAY 2014 Ordination of Fr. Kyle Parrott (L. Parrott)

    On May 25, 2014, seminarian Dn. Kyle Parrott was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace The Rt. Rev. Michael, bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA). The ordination took place at Holy Trinity Church, Yonkers, NY, with rector Fr. David Cowan.

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    Last updated: May 27, 2014 - 9:13am

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    MAY 2014 SVS Press at North American Patristics Society

    From May 22-24, a delegation from St. Vladimir's including Dean The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, SVS Press and Bookstore Marketing and Operations Manager The Rev. Dn. Gregory Hatrak, and SVS Press Production Manager Michael Soroka attended the Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago, IL. Old friends and new stopped by to greet the Dean and Press staff, and attendees showed a great deal of interest in the many SVS Press titles of interest to Patristics scholars.

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    Last updated: May 28, 2014 - 10:47am

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    MAY 2014 Ordination of Dn. Gabriel Tannous (R. Dahdal)

    On May 11, 2014, seminarian Jabra Tannous of Spring, TX, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Danbury, CT. The Right Rev. Bishop Nicholas of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America presided over the ordination, and he was assisted by the parish rector and SVOTS alumnus, The Very Rev. Fr. George Alberts.

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    Last updated: May 14, 2014 - 9:40am

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    APRIL 2014 Agape Vespers (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 3:42pm

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    APRIL 2014 Bridegroom Matins (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:14am

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    APRIL 2014 Pascha (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:27am

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    APRIL 2014 Matins of Holy Saturday (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:23am

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    APRIL 2014 Holy Friday (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:18am

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    APRIL 2014 Holy Thursday (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:03am

  • APRIL 2014 Palm Sunday Liturgy (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:25am

  • APRIL 2014 Palm Sunday Vigil (L. Parrott)

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    Last updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:33am

  • APRIL 2014 Lazarus Saturday (L. Osburn)

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    Last updated: April 23, 2014 - 9:52am

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    APRIL 2014 Fr. Chad at St. Seraphim, Dallas (V. Grygorenko)

    Our chancellor/CEO Fr. Chad Hatfield frequently travels for preaching and teaching, touring with our Men's Choir, engaging in inter-Orthodox and ecumenical dialogue, and leading missionary teams. On April 4-7, 2014, he journeyed to Dallas, TX, to minister at St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral (Orthodox Church in America), in Dallas, Texas.

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    Last updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:43am

  • MARCH 2014 Visit of Met. Ephrem (Photos: Pdn. J. Matusiak)

    After attending the funeral of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Ephrem (Kyriakos) of Tripoli, Al-Koura, and Dependencies, visited St. Vladimir's Seminary. He was accompanied by Fr. Bassam Nassif, professor of Pastoral and Marriage Counseling at St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology at the Balamand University in Lebanon. The guests stopped by the Chapel, where they venerated the relics of St. Vladimir and the Three Holy Hierarchs. They also toured the campus grounds and the library, where Eleana Silk showed His Eminence some of the valuable icons and books on display in the Florovsky Library. The visit concluded with a luncheon in the refectory, where Metropolitan Ephrem and Fr. Bassam were joined by students and faculty.

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    Last updated: April 3, 2014 - 10:11am

  • MARCH 2014 Metropolitan Philip Funeral (L. Bullock)

    Seminary administrators, alumni hierarchs and clergy, and seminarians gathered at the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY on March 26-30, 2014, to participate in funeral services for St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Board of Trustees Vice President and Vice Chairman, His Eminence The Most Reverend Philip (Saliba), archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

    There are 24 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: April 2, 2014 - 9:03am

  • MARCH 2014 Annunciation with Metropolitan Tikhon (R. Ostash)

    His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon joined the community at St. Vladimir's Three Hierarchs Chapel for the Feast of the Annunciation on Tuesday, March 25.

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    Last updated: March 28, 2014 - 10:56am

  • MARCH 2014 Fr. Chad and Dn. Evan in Alaska

    On March 6, The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, SVOTS chancellor/CEO and the former dean of St. Herman Seminary, and SVOTS Alumnus The Rev. Dn. Evan Freeman, Yale University doctoral student in iconography, traveled to Kodiak, Alaska. The two joined with Fr. Innocent Dresdow (Dean of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral), Fr. John Dunlop (Dean of St. Herman Seminary), and other St. Herman Seminary and local clergy for services, and offered lectures on priestly formation and iconography to seminarians. (Photo credits: Dn. Evan Freeman and Kodiak Daily Mirror reporter Mike Rostad)

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    Last updated: March 14, 2014 - 11:23am

  • FEB 2014 Seminary Hosts Bishop Suriel and Bishop David

    His Grace Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions, and His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England, were the guests of St. Vladimir's Seminary on Monday, February 24, 2014.

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    Last updated: March 11, 2014 - 2:39pm

  • FEB 2014 Dr. Engelhardt Lecture (Photos: L. Osburn)

    Professor of Philosophy at Rice University and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Baylor Dr. Herman Engelhardt, delivered a lecture on February 23, 2014 in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium on St. Vladimir's campus. Widely considered the "godfather" of Orthodox bioethics, Dr. Engelhardt's talk was entitled "Preaching the Word of the Lord: Being an Orthodox Christian in a Post-Christian Public Square," and was sponsored by the SVOTS student-run St. Ambrose Society, the seminary's Pro-Life campus interest group.

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    Last updated: March 11, 2014 - 9:28am

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    FEB 2014 Fr. Chad offers retreat in MA (Photos: Darazi, Abud, and Samman)

    Over the first weekend in February, 2014, The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, SVOTS Chancellor/CEO, offer a pre-Lenten retreat at the Church of St. John of Damascus with The Very Rev. John K. Teebagy. Sponsored by Antiochian Women of the Diocese of Worcester and New England, the retreat began at noon and concluded with 5 pm Vespers on Saturday. Father Chad's topic was "Mary, Mysteries, & Mission: Rediscovering our Christian Identity." The following day, Fr. Chad served in a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. George Church, Norwood, MA, with His Grace Bishop John, Diocese of Worcester and New England (Antiochian Archdiocese). The Very Rev. Joseph Kimmett is rector of St. George. The photos were submitted by Helen Darazi, John Abud, and Marwan Samman.

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    Last updated: February 13, 2014 - 2:34pm

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    JAN 2014 Schmemann Lecture (Leanne Parrott)

    The 31st Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture titled "On 'The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church'" was presented by The Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin, a leading international commentator on Eastern Orthodox theology and early Christian history, on January 31, 2014. The lecture was preceded by an academic convocation, at which Fr. John was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa.

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    Last updated: February 1, 2014 - 2:34pm

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    JAN 2014 Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs (Leanne Parrott)

    Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) presided over the ordinations of two third-year seminarians in a joyous festal celebration marking The Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs—Ss. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom—patrons of St. Vladimir’s Seminary Chapel.

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    Last updated: January 31, 2014 - 9:39am

  • JAN 2014 Archbishop Anastasios Visits Campus (Photos: Roman Ostash)

    On January 29, the eve of the Three Hierarchs Chapel's patronal feast, His Beatitude Anastasios (Yannoulatos), Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, paid a visit to St. Vladimir's campus in Yonkers, NY. After a tour of the Chapel, Archbishop Anastasios met with the Dean and Chancellor of St. Vladimir's and also spent time with the staff of SVS Press.

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    Last updated: January 30, 2014 - 6:34pm

  • JAN 2014 March for Life (Stephen Osburn)

    Seminarians traveled to Washington D.C. on January 22, 2014 for the 41st March for Life, marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in all fifty states. Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green, popular Orthodox Christian speaker, author, and pro life advocate, joined Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield and students on the early morning bus ride to the nation's capital, where the SVOTS group and other Orthodox Christians participated in the peaceful walk and rally.

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    Last updated: January 24, 2014 - 9:26am

  • JAN 2014 The Great Sanctification of Water (L Osburn & G Mules)

    As is traditional at St. Vladimir's Seminary, Theophany 2014 was celebrated with a full schedule of services, but with an unusual twist. On the Great and Holy Day of the Feast, the festal Divine Liturgy could not be followed immediately by the Great Sanctification of Water outside at Troublesome Brook, due to the Arctic temperatures and frozen water. Despite the cold, however, several members of the staff and faculty also opened up their homes for blessings on the afternoon of Theophany, after the services. The following Sunday, January 12, the Three Hierarchs Chapel clergy and community processed to the creek for the Sanctification.

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    Last updated: January 13, 2014 - 8:29pm

  • DEC 2013 30th Anniversary of Fr. Schmemann's Repose (J Nieuwsma)

    Memory Eternal! A Memorial Service for Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann took place on our campus in Three Hierarchs Chapel, after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 15. As Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1962–1983, Fr. Alexander formed hundreds of students, providing them with an understanding of what he termed “liturgical theology”—the study of liturgy as a theological discipline, rather than as a historical or archeological discipline or a mere adherence to the letter of the ecclesiastical Typikon (ordo). Father Alexander approached liturgy as a life-giving source of grace and the knowledge of God, and the many seminarians studying under him subsequently imparted his teaching to thousands of Orthodox Christians in the United States and abroad.

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    Last updated: December 19, 2013 - 7:56pm

  • DEC 2013 St. Nicholas Comes to St. Vladimir's (J. Nieuwsma)

    O who loves Nicholas the Saintly,
    O who serves Nicholas the Saintly.
    Him will Nicholas receive,
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    Holy Father Nicholas!
    With the singing of this traditional St. Nicholas hymn, the children of the Three Hierarchs Chapel's Sunday community welcomed special guest St. Nicholas for his annual visit to St. Vladimir's Seminary. As is customary, the identity of the good saint was camouflaged by his abundant white beard. During the celebration, grown ups and kids alike also enjoyed a potluck meal.

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    Last updated: December 13, 2013 - 11:23am

  • NOV 2013 Chancellor/CEO Fr. Chad Hatfield in Guatemala

    On November 15-17, Seminary Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield attended and participated in the blessing of the new lakeside home and property of San Miguel del Lago, consisting of Guatemala's Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage, Holy Trinity Church, and Holy Trinity monastery. His Eminence Archbishop Antonio (Chedraoui), metropolitan of Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela (Antiochian Archdiocese) presided over Sunday's Hierarchical Liturgy in Holy Trinity Church.

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    Last updated: November 26, 2013 - 11:37am

  • NOV 2013 Community Thanksgiving Feast (L. Bullock & R. Dahdal)

    On November 14, 2013, Campus Chef Nat Fasciani and Special Events Coordinator Tatiana Penkrat organized the annual and well-loved St. Vladimir's community Thanksgiving Feast. People enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, with students, spouses and kids enjoying fellowship while staff and faculty members donned aprons to serve the meal.

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    Last updated: November 20, 2013 - 10:56am

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    NOV 2013 75th Anniversary Gala (Robert Lisak)

    On November 7 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY, 400 guests gathered to celebrate, connect, and continue the legacy of St. Vladimir's Seminary in its 75th birthday year. Special guests His Grace Bishop Basil (Essey) of Wichita and Mid-America, and The Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin, professor at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University, honored us with their presence and thoughtful reflections.

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    Last updated: November 19, 2013 - 12:01pm

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    NOV 2013 Reception of the Relics of St. Vladimir (L. Parrott)

    On the eve of the Seminary's 75th Anniversary Gala Banquet, a delegation from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate, led by The Most Rev. Philip, Archbishop of Poltava and Myrhorod, presented the community with the relics of St. Vladimir and a rare Book of Gospels. Instead of Daily Vespers, all of the Seminary's clergy gathered to serve an Akathistos Hymn to St. Vladimir following the reception of the relics and a procession around the Chapel.

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    Last updated: November 7, 2013 - 10:11am

  • NOV 2013 Women's Group Outreach in NYC (L. Parrott)

    On Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, the Women's Group at St. Vladimir's participated in the weekly food distribution at the Emmaus House, an Orthodox hospitality center that serves the poor of New York City in the neighborhood of Harlem.

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    Last updated: November 5, 2013 - 11:11am

  • OCT 2013 Chili Cook-Off and Costume Party (Leanne Parrott)

    The last Sunday in October, students and their families gathered in the Germack building to participate in the third annual “Chili Cook-off & Kids Costume Party.” Contestants brought crock pots featuring their special version of chili recipes, and when the winner was announced, no one was surprised that the prize went to legendary St. Vladimir’s cook, Fr. Alexander Rentel.

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    Last updated: October 28, 2013 - 12:52pm

  • OCT 2013 Ordination of Dn. Kyle Parrott (L. Parrott Photography)

    Third-year seminarian Kyle Parrott was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in Three Hierarchs Chapel by The Right Rev. Irénée, Bishop of Québec City and the administrator of the Archdiocese of Canada. In his ordination homily, Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield exhorted the Chapel community to remember the deep significance of what is taking place during Holy Ordinations, since each one serves as a reminder to the faithful that the Gospel requires full commitment from all Orthodox Christians.

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    Last updated: October 21, 2013 - 11:11am

  • OCT 2013 St. Vladimir's Delegation to Russia (Dn. G. Hatrak)

    From early to mid-October, Seminary Dean The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr and Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield journeyed to Russia to sign an agreement with the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Moscow, laying the foundation for the establishment of the St. Philaret of Moscow Russian House of Studies at St. Vladimir's Seminary. His Eminence The Most Rev. Hilarion (Alfeyev), metropolitan of Volokolamsk and chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, hosted the St. Vladimir’s delegation, which also included SVS Press Marketing and Operations Manager The Rev. Dn. Gregory Hatrak.

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    Last updated: October 16, 2013 - 1:28pm

  • OCT 2013 College Education Day (J. Nieuwsma)

    On the first Saturday in October, over forty Orthodox college students gathered at St. Vladimir's for fellowship and spiritual encouragement during College Education Day. Special speakers The Rev. Christopher Foley (alumnus, '06), currently rector of Holy Cross Orthodox Church, High Point, NC, and The Rev. Joel Weir, a graduate of St. Tikhon's Seminary and rector of St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church, Crawfordsville, IN, spoke about their transformative spiritual encounters with the writings of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann. The well-known author and professor was dean of St. Vladimir's from 1962 until his death on December 13, 1983.

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    Last updated: October 18, 2013 - 12:57pm

  • OCT 2013 Oktoberfest, Campus Cleanup (Bullock & Osburn)

    During early October's Fall Break weekend, students celebrated on a Thursday evening with a Germack barbecue featuring bratwurst and spare ribs, and an impromptu dance party. Then on Saturday, October 5, they pitched in to clean up around campus and in the Chapel.

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    Last updated: October 9, 2013 - 12:17pm

  • SEPT 2013 Anniversary Chancery event (Kost & Bullock)

    A late summer celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and a picnic at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America, commemorated the 75th Anniversaries of St. Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, PA, St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, and the 40th Anniversary of St. Herman’s Seminary, Kodiak, AK.

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    Last updated: October 8, 2013 - 11:41am

  • SEPT 2013 Father John Meyendorff Lecture (L. Parrott)

    St. Vladimir's Seminary hosted the first Father John Meyendorff Annual Memorial Lecture with speaker The Very Rev. John H. Erickson, dean of St. Vladimir's from 2002–2007. The former dean delivered the address "'Does Christian Tradition Have a Future?' Father John Meyendorff's Question Revisited" to an overflow crowd of students, faculty, and guests in the John G. Rangos Building. The honoree also offered the homily at the Sunday morning Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel. His Beatitude The Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), presided over the day’s events

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    Last updated: September 17, 2013 - 2:59pm

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    AUG 2013 Wichita Reception for Byzantine Music Program

    Recently, longtime seminary friend Tom Jacob hosted a reception in Wichita, KS to introduce people to the Seminary's Byzantine music initiatives.

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    Last updated: September 3, 2013 - 10:30am

  • JUNE 2013 Fr. John Behr in Egypt

    At the end of a busy schedule of travel and lectures in Europe and Mt. Athos, Fr. John journeyed to Cairo, Egypt as the guest of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria. While there, he participated in the "Theological and Ecclesiastical Institutes Seminar," met with the Pope, traveled to Egypt's monasteries, and spoke with theological students.

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    Last updated: July 8, 2013 - 10:57am

  • JUNE 2013 Agreement with the Kyiv Theological Academy

    On June 14, the Rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary, Metropolitan Antony (Borispolsky), and the Chancellor/CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, reached a cooperative agreement between their two theological schools.

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    Last updated: July 1, 2013 - 11:36am

  • JUNE 2013 Diaconal Vocations Practicum

    Deacons and diaconal candidates gathered from states like Colorado and Kentucky for four concentrated days of training during the 7th Annual Diaconal Practicum at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Led by Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov, director of the Diaconal Vocations Program for the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), the workshop offered instruction on a broad range of liturgical celebrations, and dealt with matters both sublime (how to serve with a bishop) and practical (how to speak and vocalize).

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    Last updated: June 13, 2013 - 3:00pm

  • MAY 2013 Conference on Poverty (Nieuwsma and Stevens)

    Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and noted author Jay Richards was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Poverty May 31-June 1 at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Co-hosted by the Acton Institute, speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines offered fresh ideas for Orthodox Christians on how to effectively minister to the poor.

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    Last updated: June 6, 2013 - 8:52am

  • MAY 2013 COMMENCEMENT (Leanne Parrott Photography)

    Seventeen graduates from St. Vladimir’s Seminary have finished their course of study to be sent out as priests, deacons, and lay ministers. At Commencement Exercises held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, the seminary awarded diplomas in three programs: 1 Master of Theology, 8 Masters of Divinity, and 8 Masters of Arts degrees were conferred.

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  • MAY 2013 Liturgy, Ordination of Dn. Nicholas Roth (L. Parrott)

    On Saturday morning, May 18, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), and His Grace Nicholas (Ozone), auxiliary bishop for Brooklyn, Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), concelebrated at a 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, in which second-year seminarian and Commencement Salutatorian Nicholas Roth was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

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    MAY 2013 Holy Week and Pascha (Leanne Parrott Photography)

    Three Hierarchs Chapel is the center of St. Vladimir's, and no more so than during the moving services of Holy Week and Pascha.

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    Last updated: May 7, 2013 - 11:40am

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    APRIL 2013 Lenten Travels

    Kodiak and Fairbanks, Alaska...Denver, Colorado...Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida...Cincinnati, Ohio...Worcester, MA...Charleston, South Carolina. By the end of this season of Great Lent, Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield and The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary, will have visited parishes on both coasts and many points in between, serving and presenting homilies, lectures, and retreats, in service of Christ's Church.

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    Last updated: April 25, 2013 - 3:52pm

  • APRIL 2013 Steven Bruns Ordination (L. Parrott)

    On Friday April 12, the Fourth Friday of the Great and Holy Forty Days, His Beatitude The Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), presided at the celebration of the Presanctified Liturgy. During the service, which commenced with the Lenten Offices of the Ninth Hour and Typika at noon, His Beatitude ordained Steven Bruns to the Holy Diaconate.

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    Last updated: April 15, 2013 - 9:02am

  • MARCH 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Bishop Lecture (Parrott and Osburn)

    On March 25 after the conclusion of services for the Feast of the Annunciation, the seminary’s pro life ministry, the St. Ambrose Society, hosted author, physician and philosopher Dr. Jeffrey Bishop in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium for his talk, “On the Corpse and the Chaplain: How Medicine is Destroying Pastoral Care.”

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    Last updated: April 1, 2013 - 8:40am

  • MARCH 2013 Feast of the Annunciation and Ordination (Parrott)

    On the Feast of the Annunciation, His Beatitude The Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), presided over a Hierarchical Festal Liturgy that included the ordination of third-year student Deacon Adam Horstman to the Holy Priesthood and the awarding of the double-orarion to Deacon Gregory Hatrak, SVS Press and Bookstore’s manager of Marketing and Operations.

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    Last updated: March 26, 2013 - 4:21pm

  • MARCH 2013 Meeting with Bishop Suriel

    During the first week of Lent, The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir’s, and The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, chancellor, hosted a distinguished campus visitor, His Grace Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions. In a productive meeting, the three explored possible collaboration between their respective institutions in both hemispheres.

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    Last updated: March 28, 2013 - 11:29am

  • MARCH 2013 Clean Week (L. Parrott and L. Osburn)

    The first several days of Lent at St. Vladimir's Seminary, students participated in an intense schedule of prayer, retreat talks, and observance of silence on campus. Fr. Chad Hatfield spoke on three assured paths to spiritual renewal in the Great Fast: Mary and the Incarnation, the Mysteries of Baptism and the Eucharist, and our vocation to Mission.

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    Last updated: March 26, 2013 - 3:19pm

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    MARCH 2013 An Alaskan Adventure

    By plane, auto and boat, a St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) delegation of three journeyed from New York to several destinations in Kodiak, Alaska, during the seminary’s week of spring break. On their first full day in Alaska, The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, SVOTS chancellor/CEO and the former dean of St. Herman Seminary, third-year student The Rev. James Parnell, and second-year student Sdn. Nicholas Roth, presented a workshop for seminarians at sister institution St. Herman's Theological Seminary.

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    Last updated: March 15, 2013 - 9:34am

  • MARCH 2013 An Alaskan Photo Diary (Photos: Sdn. Nicholas Roth)

    By plane, auto and boat, a St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) delegation of three journeyed from New York to several destinations in Kodiak, Alaska, during the seminary’s week of spring break. Subdeacon Nicholas returned with this photo journal of the eventful trip.

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    MARCH 2013 Ordination Fr. Andre Paez (Photos: L. Parrott)

    On the Sunday of Meatfare of the Last Judgment, His Eminence The Most Rev. Benjamin, archbishop of San Francisco and the West, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), ordained seminarian Deacon Andre Paez to the Holy Priesthood. Father Andre is in his third year of the Master of Divinity program at St. Vladimir's. During this special weekend, Fr. Andre and his wife Matushka Samantha hosted friends and family on Saturday for the baptism of their infant daughter Mariel, also presided over by His Eminence.

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    Last updated: March 11, 2013 - 11:55am

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    FEB 2013 Fr. Chad in California (Photos: L. Hanna, T. Nieuwsma)

    In a packed schedule from February 15 to February 25, The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield traveled throughout Southern California with Associate Director of Advancement Tim Nieuwsma. The Chancellor/CEO offered a Sunday homily, spoke at a symposium, lectured at a conference, and held a series of strategic meetings with current and potential partners and supporters of the Seminary.

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    Last updated: March 4, 2013 - 6:07pm

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    FEB 2013 SVOTS vs. STOTS Basketball Game (Photos: L. Osburn)

    On Friday, February 22, basketball teams and fans from St. Vladimir's and St. Tikhon's seminaries traveled to the gym at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to compete in their annual face off.

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    FEB 2013 Bp. Peter, Sunday of Zacchaeus (L. Osburn)

    In the first service celebrated at St. Vladimir’s Seminary by a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), His Grace The Right Rev. Peter, bishop of Cleveland, Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America, presided over Sunday’s Divine Liturgy at Three Hierarchs Chapel.

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    FEB 2013 Met. Tikhon, Feast of the Meeting (L. Parrott)

    In his first visit to campus since his Enthronement, His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, archbishop of Washington and metropolitan of All America and Canada presided over the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of The Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple. The seminary’s Dean The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr and the Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield greeted His Beatitude at the doors of the seminary Chapel at the start of the festal Liturgy, which marked the end of the Nativity/Theophany liturgical cycle.

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    Last updated: February 4, 2013 - 11:15am

  • MARCH 2013 Klaus Kenneth Lecture

    On March 27 following the Wednesday Lenten Presanctified Liturgy and community potluck, when author Klaus Kenneth spoke about the themes explored in his book Born to Hate, Reborn to Love.

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    JAN 2013 Dr. Peter Brown, Schmemann Lecture (L. Parrott)

    On January 18, an Academic Convocation and the Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture were held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at SVOTS. The Board of Trustees and faculty awarded an honorary doctorate to the speaker, Princeton historian Dr. Peter Brown, prior to the lecture.

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    JAN 2013 Theophany at SVOTS (L. Parrott)

    Theophany 2013 was celebrated at SVOTS with a full schedule of services. On Friday, January 4, the Great Hours of Theophany were celebrated, and on Saturday, January 5 the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was followed immediately by Vespers service and the Great Sanctification of Water. On the Saturday evening the community celebrated the festal Vigil (Great Compline and Matins), and on Sunday, the Great and Holy Day of the Feast, the festal Divine Liturgy was followed immediately by the Great Sanctification of Water outside at Troublesome Brook. Several members of the staff and faculty also opened up their homes for blessings on Sunday afternoon after the services.

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    JAN 2013 Three Hierarchs Chapel Feast Day (L. Parrott)

    Three hierarchs presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Three Hierarchs Chapel on the day of the patronal feast, including Bishop John, His Grace The Right Rev. Bishop Nicholas, auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn for the Antiochian Archdiocese, and His Grace The Right Rev. Maxim, bishop of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America (SOC), an episcopal member of the SVOTS Board of Trustees.

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    Last updated: January 31, 2013 - 2:47pm

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    DEC 2012 Arvo Pärt Estonian House Reception (Photos: G. Hatrak)

    A recent gala hosted at the Estonian House on 34th Street in New York launched a project that promises to bring one of the most famed living Estonians in the world—composer Arvo Pärt— to Manhattan for an unprecedented concert-lecture series. The series will specifically explore the spiritual roots of Pärt’s music and will center on a concert at Carnegie Hall on May 31, 2014, with the composer and his wife, Nora, in attendance. The landmark performance will feature the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Tõnu Kaljuste.

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    DEC 2012 Fr. Paul Shafran 65th Ordination Anniversary (Parrott)

    On Saturday, December 29, 2012, The Very Rev. Paul Shafran (SVOTS ’1945) celebrated his 65th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood by presiding at the Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, his alma mater, surrounded by family, friends, and fellow clergy.

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    NOV 2012 Met. Tikhon and Cardinal Dolan (Photos: L. Parrott)

    Metropolitan Tikhon’s inaugural Visit to SVOTS included guest Cardinal Dolan. After a Vespers service, the community enjoyed a meal and then joined Met. Tikhon for a blessing to open the new campus gym.

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    Last updated: December 3, 2012 - 11:40am

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    OCT 2012 Orthodox Education Day (Photos: Belonick and Parrott)

    At the Seminary's annual open house, approximately 1000 people enjoyed the international food tent, Irish dancing, icons of saints from the British Isles, workshops and keynote addresses, with the theme: "Inklings of Glory: Godward Journeys with Lewis and Tolkien."

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    Last updated: October 11, 2012 - 9:49am

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    OCT 2012 Nashotah House Event

    Nashotah House Theological Seminary recently hosted His Eminence, The Most Rev. Hilarion (Alfeyev), metropolitan of Volokolamsk and chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, and The Very Rev. Chad Hatfield, chancellor/CEO of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, for a weekend that witnessed to the relationship between the Episcopal and Orthodox communions—past and present, and nationally and internationally.

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    Last updated: November 20, 2012 - 1:23pm

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    OCT 2012 St. Joseph's Seminary Visit (Photos: T. Nieuwsma)

    Nearly thirty seminarians from an evangelism class at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York), joined the SVOTS community for the service of Vespers. The neighboring seminarians are studying under the guidance of St. Joseph's Rector, the Reverend Monsignor Peter Vaccari. The visitors enjoyed the service, dinner, and a talk by SVOTS Chancellor/CEO, The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield.

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    Last updated: October 16, 2012 - 9:50am

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    OCT 2012 Frankenstorm Sandy (Photos: Parrott, Matusiak)

    An eventful chapter in the life of the SVOTS community, Frankenstorm Sandy blew in immediately following the Chili Cook-off, and her effects were felt for two weeks as classes and services were cancelled, and members of the community lived without power.

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    Last updated: November 12, 2012 - 1:17pm

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    SEPT 2012 Ann Zinzel Funeral (Photos: Belonick and Parrott)

    Ann Zinzel funeral at Three Hierarchs' Chapel

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    Last updated: September 17, 2012 - 9:51am

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    SEPT 2012 Eagle Court of Honor Skye Malone (Photos: Hatrak)

    Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Skye Malone on Sunday, September 30, 2012

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    AUGUST 2012 Orientation (Photos: Leanne Parrott)

    Orientation photos, August 25 & 26, 2012

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    AUG 2012 Hatfield Alaska Trip (Photos: G. Kokonas)

    George K's photos of Fr. Chad's August, 2012 trip to Alaska

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    JUNE 2012 6th Diaconal Practicum

    Intense liturgical training was the focus of this 4-day program held Sunday, June 10–Wednesday, June 13, 2012 on St. Vladimir's Seminary's campus, for deacons and lay diaconal candidates. Practical liturgical training was supported by the celebration of a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and other services. Intensive workshops provided participants with the skills needed to serve effectively in the Orthodox Church as an attentive server, deacon, or priest. This practicum, offered for the sixth consecutive summer, was held in conjunction with the Orthodox Church in America's Diaconal Vocations Program (DVP.

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    JUNE 2012 Vladimir Gorbik Workshop (Photos: D. Belonick)

    From June 25-29, 2012, Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, one of the leading practitioners of sacred choral music in Russia today, offered the first-ever Master Class on the campus of St. Vladimir's Seminary in the interpretation and execution of Orthodox sacred choral music from the perspective of the Russian choral tradition.

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    Last updated: June 29, 2012 - 3:02pm

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    JUNE 2012 Guatemalan Mission Team (Photos: Ian Jones)

    From May 31-June 7, 2012, a mission team from the seminary community, led by Chancellor/CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield, visited Guatemala to lend much-needed hands to Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage. The team assisted in moving the orphanage from "Zone 1," a crime-ridden and dangerous area of Guatemala City, to Hogar San Miquel, a new orphanage in the mountains outside of Guatemala City. This first-ever mission team organized from St. Vladimir's Seminary consisted of Claudia Bazil, Mary Roth, Ian Jones, Seminarian Subdn. Scott Miller, Dn. Andre Paez, Fr. David Wooten, and Archpriest Chad Hatfield. (Photos: Ian Jones)

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    MAY2012 Ordination Fr. Timothy Yates (Photos: Belonick & Hatrak)

    Graduating seminarian Deacon Timothy Yates was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), at a Divine Liturgy that preceded Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 19th. Joining His Beatitude in celebrating the liturgy was The Rt. Rev. Dr. Alexander [Golitzin], newly ordained Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese (OCA).

    Also at the Divine Liturgy, The Very Rev. Dr. Alexander Rentel, assistant professor of Canon Law and Byzantine Studies, and also a member of the Commission on Canons and Statutes for the OCA, was awarded the Palitza, a priestly vestment, in recognition of his special contributions to the seminary as a faculty member and to the Orthodox Church as an expert in canon law. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, The Very Rev. Steven Belonick, most recently Campus Chaplain at the seminary and now rector of Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, was presented with a carved wooden cross by Chair of the Alumni Board Gregory Abdalah, in recognition of his service to the alumni of the seminary. [Photos: D. Belonick and Dn. Greg Hatrak]

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    Last updated: May 19, 2012 - 7:03pm

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    MAY 2012 Commencement Exercises (Photos: Parrott)

    Twenty-two graduates from St. Vladimir’s Seminary received their diplomas at Commencement Exercises held on Saturday, May 19, 2012: 2 Masters of Theology, 16 Masters of Divinity, and 4 Masters of Arts degrees were conferred. Graduates represented a broad range of ecclesial jurisdictions and included both Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christians; twelve of the 22 graduates already had been ordained to Holy Orders. Metropolitan Jonah, who is President of the Seminary and Chair of the Board of Trustees, opened the Commencement Exercises. Class Valedictorian this year was The Rev. Gerasim [Eliel]. Second-year seminarian Harrison Basil Russin was Salutatorian. The “Saint Basil Award for Academic Achievement” was presented to The Rev. Dn. Jason Ketz, who also graduated magna cum laude. Also present at the Commencement Exercises were visiting hierarchs The Most Rev. Tikhon, archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania; The Rt. Rev. Michael, bishop of New York and New York and New Jersey; and His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho, archbishop and patriarchal vicar of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America. (Photos: Leanne Parrott)

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    May 2012 Senior Class Week & Trustee Dinner

    During their last week as St. Vladimir's seminarians, the senior Class of 2012 enjoyed both an informal cookout with a jam session afterwards and a formal dinner hosted by the Board of Trustees. (photos: D. Belonick)

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    May 2012 Farewell Dinner Fr. Steven Belonick (Photos: Parrott)

    At a dinner following the service of Vespers on Thursday, May 3rd, the seminary community bid farewell to Archpriest Steven J. Belonick, who served most recently as Campus Chaplain at St. Vladimir’s. Father Steven, who was employed at the seminary from 2000–2011, was assigned as rector of Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut on March 3, 2012.

    During his tenure at the seminary, Fr. Steven held several positions besides his most recent one, including: Director of Recruitment, Public Relations Officer, Alumni Director, and Dean of Students. He is a 1977 graduate of St. Vladimir’s and holds a Master of Divinity degree from the school. (Photos: Leanne Parrott)

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    MAY 2012 ORIENT Concert NYC (Photos: Belonick)

    In a multi-media program that interwove luminous icons, sacred texts, and a rich a cappella sound, the St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale performed "ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image" at the famous St. Malachy's,"The Actors' Chapel," in the heart of Manhattan, at 239 West 49th Street, New York City on May 7, 2012.

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    MAY 2012 ORIENT Concert NYC (Photos: Arslanov)

    In a multi-media program that interwove luminous icons, sacred texts, and a rich a cappella sound, the St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale performed "ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image" at the famous St. Malachy's,"The Actors' Chapel," in the heart of Manhattan, at 239 West 49th Street, New York City on May 7, 2012 (photos by Vadim Arslanov, visiting photographer from the Orthodox Church in America's Representation Church of the Great Martyr Catherine in Moscow.

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    Last updated: May 9, 2012 - 3:46pm

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    APR 2012 Palm Sunday Vigil (T. Hoff)

    On the Vigil of Palm Sunday, newly ordained seminarian Father Seraphim Joa served among the seminary clergy in Three Hierarchs Chapel. Photos by Tatiana Hoff.

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    APR 2012 Holy Week & Pascha Gallery 1 (Hatrak & Bozeman)

    These photos of the Holy Week and Paschal services held in our seminary chapel in 2012 were taken by Dn. Gregory Hatrak (Holy Thursday night, that is, Holy Friday Matins); and Amy Bozeman (Paschal Nocturnes, Matins, and Divine Liturgy).

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    Last updated: April 18, 2012 - 10:49am

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    APR 2012 Holy Week and Pascha Gallery 2 (Parrott)

    These photos of Holy Friday, Pascha, and Agape Vespers were taken by Leanne Parrott.

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    Last updated: April 18, 2012 - 3:59pm

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    APR 2012 Ordination Dn. Jason Ketz & Fr. David Bozeman

    The Right Reverend Matthias, bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America, ordained Dn.David Bozeman to the Holy Priesthood and seminarian Jason Ketz to the Holy Diaconate on April 1, 2012 in Three Hierarchs Chapel. Photos by Seminarian Michael Soroka.

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    APR 2012 Ordination Dn. Jason Ketz & Fr. David Bozeman (Hoff)

    The Right Reverend Matthias, bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America, ordained Dn.David Bozeman to the Holy Priesthood and seminarian Jason Ketz to the Holy Diaconate on April 1, 2012 in Three Hierarchs Chapel. Photos by Tatiana Hoff.

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    APR 2012 Ordination Fr. Seraphim Joa & Lazarus Saturday (Hoff)

    On the Feast of the Holy and Righteous Lazarus, April 7, 2012, seminarian Deacon Seraphim (William) Joa was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace The Right Rev. Michael, bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, Orthodox Church in America. Father Seraphim is in his third year of the Master of Divinity program here at St. Vladimir’s. He and his wife, Matushka Julie, came to the seminary in 2009, from Long Island, New York, where their home parish of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is located, in the town of East Meadow. (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

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    Last updated: April 20, 2012 - 9:56am

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    APR 2012 SVOTS Team Teaches at Kodiak Seminary (Photos: Jones)

    A teaching team from St. Vladimir's Seminary presented seminars at St. Herman Seminary in Kodiak. The team consisted of Chancellor/CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield; Priest David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs; and Ian Jones, a 2009 alumnus and Ph.D. candidate in Theology at Fordham University.(Photos: Ian Jones)

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    Last updated: May 3, 2012 - 2:24pm

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    APR 2012 Ordination Fr. Seraphim Joa & Lazarus Saturday (Lucs)

    On the Feast of the Holy and Righteous Lazarus, April 7, 2012, seminarian Deacon Seraphim (William) Joa was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace The Right Rev. Michael, bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, Orthodox Church in America. Father Seraphim is in his third year of the Master of Divinity program here at St. Vladimir’s. He and his wife, Matushka Julie, came to the seminary in 2009, from Long Island, New York, where their home parish of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is located, in the town of East Meadow. (Photos: David Lucs)

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    JAN 2012 Ordination Dn. James Parnell (Photos: D. Belonick)

    On Sunday, January 29, 2012, 2nd-year seminarian James Parnell was ordained to` the Holy Diaconate by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

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    Last updated: January 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

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    JAN 2012 U.S. March for Life

    Led by our Chancellor/CEO The Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, about 15 members of our SVOTS community traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual U.S. March for Life, in peaceable protest of Roe v. Wade, the decision that legalized the practice of abortion in the U.S.

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    Last updated: January 26, 2012 - 6:16pm

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    JAN 2012 Ordination Dn. Andre Paez (Photos: D. Belonick)

    On the Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, 2nd-year seminarian Andre Paez was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace Rt. Rev. Benjamin, bishop of San Francisco and the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America.

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    Last updated: January 30, 2012 - 7:10pm

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    OCT 2011 OED: "For God and Country" by Kim Piotrowski

    Our annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, in 2011 with the theme "For God and Country," was captured by photographer Kim Piotrowski. On that day, October 1st, our school honored service men and women, and especially Orthodox Christian military chaplains.

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    OCT-NOV 2011 16th All-American Council

    Photos by Dn. Timothy Yates, Dn. Gregory Hatrak, and PDn. Joseph Matusiak

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    JUNE 2011 5th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum

    From June 19-23, 2011, the 5th Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum was hosted on our campus, and led, as customary, by Archdeacon Kirill Sokolov and Fr. Sergius Halvorsen. Participants were addressed by His Grace Tikhon, who Chairs the Board of Theological Education Department, which establishes, maintains, and oversees the general standards and curriculum for the education and formation of clergy in the Orthodox Church in America, and also oversees the general standards and curriculum for the Church's Late Vocations Programs; and also by our Dean, Archpriest John Behr, and our Chancellor, Archpriest Chad Hatfield. Photos: Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

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    JUNE 2011 Iconography Workshop

    From June 19-25, 2011, master iconographer Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko instructed both experienced and novice painters in the sacred art of iconography. Using the egg termpera Russo-Byzantine style and method, Protodeacon Nazari evoked high praise and gratitude from the participants . Photos: Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

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    JUNE 2011 Missiology & Evangelism Workshop

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    St. Vladimir's Seminary hosted a Missiology and Evangelism Workshop from 06/07/2011 to 06/08/2011. This workshop focused on outreach to people of African heritage and Spanish-speaking cultures in the U.S. and Canada. Presenters were Fr. Moses Berry, President of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black and pastor of the Theotokos "Unexpected Joy" Orthodox Church in Ashgrove, Missouri and Fr. Antonio Perdomo, pastor of St. George Othodox Church, Hidalgo County, Texas, and creator of several Spanish-speaking outreach resources and ministries.

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    JUNE 2011 Women Disciples of the Lord: Summer Conference

    From June 17-19, 2011, the seminary hosted a summer conference focusing on the ministries of women in the Orthodox Church. More than 50 women, including about 15 SVOTS alumnae, gathered to hear plenary talks by Fr. John Behr, Mat' Juliana Schmemann, Dr. Mary Ford, Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green, and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald, and to attend workshops dealing with lay ministry. Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak

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    MAY 2011 Commencement Ceremonies

    On May 21, 2011, our seminary celebrated Commencement Ceremonies, with Professor David Drillock acting as this year's Commencement Speaker. Seminarian Michael John Soroka was Valedictorian, and Dn. David Wooten was Salutatorian. The “Saint Basil Award for Academic Achievement” was presented to both Andrew Smith and Monk Kilian (Sprecher). Photo Gallery by Robert Lisak. To order high resolution photos, contact Mr. Lisak: robert@robertlisak.com.

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    Last updated: June 7, 2011 - 8:53am

  • MAY 2011 Annual Basketball Game SVOTS vs STOTS

    On Friday, May 6, 2011, basketball teams from St. Vladimir's and St. Tikhon's seminaries traveled to the Stamford Athletic Club in Stamford, CT, to compete in their annual face off. St. Tikhon's team beat St. Vladimir's team in an evenly matched rivalry, 61 to 60, despite a valiant effort by Dn. John Cox, who drained a 3-point jumper for SVOTS in the last seconds of the game. Afterwards, both teams and their fans met at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, for pizza in the parish hall. We thank Fr. Harry Pappas, proistamenos at Archangels parish and adjunct professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir's, and his parishioners for hosting and feeding our teams!

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    Last updated: May 10, 2011 - 2:15pm

  • May 2011 Ordination of Aaron Oliver to Holy Diaconate

    On May 21, 2011, the same day as the Commencement of the Class of 2011, graduating senior Aaron Oliver was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in Three Hierarchs Chapel, by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America. (Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak)

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    Last updated: May 24, 2011 - 11:48am

  • May 2011 Ordination of David Lee Bozeman to Holy Diaconate

    On Sunday, May 22, 2011, Seminarian David Lee Bozeman was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, in Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir's Seminary. (Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak)

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    Last updated: May 24, 2011 - 11:44am

  • Karate Club: Instruction

    2009-2010 General Photos of Our Community

    Various photos of Community for Landing Page

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  • APR 2011 Bright Week Visit to OCA Chancery (Photos: Liberovsky)

    On April 27, 2011, Bright Wednesday, about forty students, faculty, staff, and children from our seminary community traveled to the OCA Chancery in Syosset, NY, to participate in the Divine Liturgy, with Metropolitan Jonah presiding; to enjoy fellowship at a post-liturgy BBQ; and to explore the grounds and archives of the chancery. Photos: Alexis Liberovsky, archivist at the OCA Chancery.

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  • APR 2011 Children's Egg Hunt (Photos: Deborah Belonick)

    Brimming with joy after the all-night Paschal vigil and Divine Liturgy, the seminary community gathers for the celebration of Paschal Vespers and the customary, annual egg hunt for children. Young and old alike don their Easter finery, including our Dean, Fr. John Behr, and his son Felix, seen in this gallery in their straw hats. Bettye Malone, pictured in this gallery in traditional African dress, organizes the event for the church school children each year. Photos: Deborah Belonick

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    Last updated: April 26, 2011 - 11:17am

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    APR 2011 Holy Week and Pascha (Photos: Tatiana and Jeffrey Hoff)

    The seminary community celebrates Holy Week with great solemnity and Pascha with great joy. Photos in this gallery were taken by Tatiana and Jeffrey Hoff.

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    Last updated: April 26, 2011 - 11:12am

  • APR 2011 Lazarus Saturday Children's Concert (Photos: T. Hoff)

    On Lazarus Saturday afternoon, a select Children's Choir, under the direction of Danielle Miller and assisted by seminarians Ashley Lear and Harrison Russin, performed a Spring Concert in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium. His Grace, The Right Rev. Michael, bishop of New York and New Jersey, attended. Photos: Tatiana Hoff.

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  • APR 2011 Lazarus Saturday: Bp. Michael Ordains Dn. Seraphim Joa

    On Lazarus Saturday, April 16, 2011, His Grace The Right Rev. Michael, bishop of New York and New Jersey, of the Orthodox Church in America, ordained to the diaconate William Seraphim Joa, a second-year student in the M.Div. degree program at St. Vladimir's. Photos: Tatiana Hoff

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  • APR 2011 Palm Sunday Vigil (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

    St. Vladimir's Seminary campus community celebrate the Feast of Palms, remembering the day Christ Jesus was recognized as the King of the Jews, as He entered the city of Jerusalem. Photos are by Tatiana Hoff.

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    Last updated: April 26, 2011 - 10:07am

  • APR 2011 Public Lenten Retreat (Photos: Deborah Belonick)

    On Saturday, April 2, 2011, St. Vladimir's Seminary hosted our annual public lenten retreat. This year, Fr. Harry Pappas, our adjunct professor of Pastoral Theology, spoke on the theme "Back to Basics: Old Testament and Life." Photos: Deborah Belonick

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    Last updated: April 2, 2011 - 2:51pm

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    AUG 2010 Orientation Week

    Photos of Orientation Week August 21-29, 2010

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    Last updated: August 27, 2010 - 9:18am

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    AUG 2010 Orientation Week- Metropolitan Jonah's Visit

    Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

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    AUG 2010 Visit of Mar Demetrios

    Visit of Mar Demetrios, Metropolitan of Delhi, India, and address by Dean Fr. John Behr at St. Mary's Church, Bronx, NY

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    Last updated: August 27, 2010 - 10:19am

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    DEC 2010 Nativity Eve (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

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    DEC 2010 Soup Runs to NYC (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

    In cooperation with Emmaus House, the SVOTS community makes soup runs and distributes warm clothing to the needy in NYC.

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    DEC 2010 St. Nicholas Day Gathering (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

    Annual St. Nicholas visit to Church School children of our campus community.

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    DEC 2010 Visit by Bishop Thomas AOCANA (Photos: Dn. Greg Hatrak)

    Visit by His Grace Thomas, AOCANA, December 4, 2010

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    DEC 2010 Winter Talent Show (Photos: T. Hoff and J. Foster)

    Photos of the Winter Talent Show 2010 by Tatiana Hoff and Fr. Jason Foster

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    Last updated: December 15, 2010 - 10:50am

  • FEB 2011 28th Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture (Photo: T. Hoff)

    Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, delivered the 28th Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary on Saturday, February 5, 2011, entitled, "The Meaning of 'Icon' in the Orthodox Church." Photos: Tatiana Hoff

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  • FEB 2011 Academic Convocation & Reappointments (Photos: Hatrak)

    Academic Convocation 28 February 2011 & Reappointment of Dean and Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary announced. Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak

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    Last updated: February 28, 2011 - 7:36pm

  • FEB 2011 Matushki Retreat Village of Napaskiak, Alaska

    Father Chad Hatfield's presentation at a clergy wives retreat titled "Mary, Mysteries, Mission, and Matushki," January 28-29, 2011, Village of Napaskiak, Alaska; The Rev. Fr. Vasily Fisher, host priest.

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    Last updated: February 13, 2011 - 3:55pm

  • FEB 2011 Met. Hilarion NYC Cathedral Visit (Photos: T. Hoff)

    Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Affairs, was honored at a book signing at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral, 15 East 97th St., New York, NY, on Sunday after Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m., February 6th. He signed two of the books he published with St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, "Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective," (2009) and "Orthodox Christianity: Volume I: The History and Canonical Structure of the Orthodox Church" (2011). Photos: Tatiana Hoff

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    Last updated: February 11, 2011 - 8:13pm

  • FEB 2011 Ordinations by Bishop Mark, OCA (Photos: D. Belonick)

    On February 3, 2011, The Right Reverend Mark, bishop of Baltimore and administrator of the Diocese of the South (OCA), ordained Dn. Photius Avant to the Holy Priesthood and James Bozeman to the Holy Diaconate. The feastday of the Presentation of the Lord into the Temple was delayed one day because of an ice storm that paralyzed the campus. Photos: Deborah Belonick

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    Last updated: February 14, 2011 - 12:48pm

  • FEB 2011 Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (Photos: G. Hatrak)

    From February 26-28, 2011, the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM), held its Spring 2011 at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Students from seven seminaries were represented, and a new OISM Board was elected.

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    FEB 2011 St. Matthew Passion Concert (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

    Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), chairman of the Moscow Patriarchte Department for External Church Affairs, attended the U.S. English-language premiere of his opus "St. Matthew Passion" on Monday, February 7th, 7:30 p.m. at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, on Columbus Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets, New York City. The concert was hosted by St. Vladimir's Seminary, in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Photos: Tatiana Hoff

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    Last updated: July 29, 2011 - 3:56pm

  • FEB 2011 Super Bowl, Super Fun

    Annually, the administration hosts a Super Bowl party for the campus community. During Super Bowl XLV's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, fans in our community came out in full fanatic apparel to cheer on their teams.

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    JAN 2010 Unity of Orthodox Peoples Award

    In January 2010, Archpriest John Behr, Dean; Archpriest Chad Hatfield, Chancellor (CEO); and Mr. Theodore Bazil, Associate Chancellor for Advancement traveled to Russia to receive the Unity of Orthodox Peoples Award from the chairman of the International Foundation for Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations, His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

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    Last updated: August 3, 2010 - 4:03pm

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    JAN 2011 Blessing Continental Divide (Photos: Eric Jewett)

    Between January 7th-9th, 2011, Fr. Chad visited Denver and Colorado Springs,particularly Ss. Constantine & Helen Church, Colorado Springs, CO, rector V. Rev. Anthony Karbo. Photos: Eric Jewett

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    Last updated: January 13, 2011 - 2:58pm

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    JAN 2011 Epiphany (Photos: Helen Mules)

    Blessing of the koi pond next to Three Hierarchs Chapel, the seminary's place of worship. Photos: Helen Mules

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    Last updated: January 7, 2011 - 4:06pm

  • Epiphany 2011 (Hoff)

    JAN 2011 Epiphany (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

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  • Snow: Fr. John Behr

    JAN 2011 Let It Snow

    The seminary community, in Westchester County, is experiencing record snowfalls in 2010-2011. Our average annual snowfall is 38", but thus far, up to December 31, 2010, 61" of snow already has fallen. Will we beat the 1995-1996 record of 89.6"?

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    Last updated: January 29, 2011 - 8:59pm

  • JAN 2011 March for Life (Photos: G. Hatrak)

    Seminary campus community joins January 24, 2011, March for Life, Washington, D.C. (Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak)

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    Last updated: January 26, 2011 - 8:14am

  • JAN 2011 March for Life (Photos: T. Hoff)

    St. Vladimir's Seminary campus family joins March for Life, Washington, D.C., January 24, 2011 (Photos: T. Hoff)

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  • JAN 2011 Men's Choir Travels to PA (Photos: G. Hatrak)

    January 15-16, 2011, the Men's Choir traveled to Christ the Saviour Church in Harrisburg, PA (OCA) and to St. John Chrysostom Church in York, PA (Antiochian).

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    Last updated: January 20, 2011 - 3:32pm

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    JUNE 2010 Hellenism Gallery

    SVS Photograph Gallery

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    Last updated: August 2, 2010 - 9:00pm

  • MAR 2011 Annual Teaching Exchange at St. Herman's Seminary

    From March 17-20, 2011, our chancellor, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, conducted seminars at St. Herman Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska, in an annual exchange that benefits both schools.

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    Last updated: March 25, 2011 - 1:39pm

  • MAR 2011 Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral Archpriest John Behr

    March 6, 2011: On the Sunday on the Eve of Great Lent, commemorating the Casting out of Adam and Eve from Paradise, our Dean, Archpriest John Behr delivered a retreat at the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, on the topic "The Journey to Pascha," with special emphasis on Melito of Sardis' treatise "On Pascha."

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  • MAR 2011 Men's Choir Christ the Savior Church (Photos: Belonick)

    On March 23, 2011, our seminary's Men's Choir, under the direction of Hierodeacon Philip (Majkrzak), sang the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at Christ the Saviour Greek Orthodox Church in Rye, NY.

    Our dean, Archpriest John Behr, presided at the service, and the visit was hosted by Fr. Elias G. Villis, pastor of the parish. HDn. Philip and Monk Kilian (Sprecher) are singing in the background: "Let My Prayer Arise," in Carpatho-Russian chant.

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    Last updated: April 2, 2011 - 11:21am

  • Mar 2011 Ordination Fr. John Frazier (Photos: D. Belonick)

    On March 12, 2011, Dn. John Culbreath-Frazier, 3rd-year seminarian, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace, The Right Rev. Seraphim (Sigrist), formerly Bishop of Sendai and East Japan. Photos: Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

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    Last updated: March 12, 2011 - 8:38pm

  • Mar 2011 Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday (Photos: Deborah Belonick)

    On Sunday, March 14, 2011, the seminary community participated in the 41st annual Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers service, sponsored by the Westchester Orthodox Clergy Fellowship, and hosted at the Virgin Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, Yonkers, NY. Photos: Deborah Belonick

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    Last updated: March 14, 2011 - 2:43pm

  • MAR 2011 WCC Inter-Orthodox Conference

    From March 2-9, 2011, Professors Peter Bouteneff and Paul Meyendorff traveled to Aghia Napa, Cyprus, to participate in an Inter-Orthodox Consultation hosted by the Orthodox Archbishopric of Cyprus. The consultation, sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC), was convened to prepare a common Orthodox response to a Faith an Order statement on "The Nature and Mission of the Church."

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    Last updated: March 11, 2011 - 9:10am

  • Commencement 2010

    MAY 2010 Commencement

    Commencement 2010 photos by Robert Lisak

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    Last updated: August 2, 2010 - 10:02pm

  • May 2011 Ordination of David Wooten to Holy Diaconate

    On May 14, 2011, at St. Sergius Chapel in Syosset, NY, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, ordained Seminarian David Wooten to the Holy Diaconate. Photos by Alexis Liberovsky, archivist of the OCA, and Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, Director of Alumni and Recruitment at SVOTS.

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    Last updated: May 19, 2011 - 10:35am

  • May 2011 Ordination of Dn. John Cox to Holy Priesthood

    On May 21, 2011, the same day as the Commencement of the Class of 2011, Dn. John Cox was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, in Three Hierarchs Chapel, St. Vladimir's Semimary. (Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak)

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  • May 2011 Ordination of Timothy Yates to Holy Diaconate

    On May 18, 2011, at Three Hierarchs Chapel, St. Vladimir's Seminary, Yonkers, NY, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, ordained Seminarian Timothy Yates to the Holy Diaconate. Photos by Deborah (Malacky) Belonick.

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    Last updated: May 19, 2011 - 10:49am

  • Pre-Thanksgiving Feast 2010

    NOV 2010 Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

    Community Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner on 10 November 2010

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    NOV 2010 Relics of St. Vladimir (Photos: Tatiana Hoff)

    Visitation of relics of St. Vladimir 12-14 November 2010; photos by Tatiana Hoff

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    NOV 2010 Three Hierarchs Chapel Mosaic (Photos: D. Belonick)

    Installation of the new mosaic for Three Hierarchs Chapel. Photos: Deborah Belonick

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    Last updated: November 2, 2010 - 2:01pm

  • Bridging the Gap for YES

    OCT 2010 Brooklyn Bridge YES Walk

    October 17, 2010 Walk-a-thon across Brooklyn Bridge to benefit YES

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    Last updated: October 22, 2010 - 6:21pm

  • Dean's Visit to Belgrade

    OCT 2010 Dean Visits University of Belgrade

    October 2010 Visit of Dean Archpriest John Behr to the University of Belgrade

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    Last updated: October 22, 2010 - 3:15pm

  • OED 2010 © Kim Piotrowski

    OCT 2010 OED, "Many Cultures, One Faith" (2010 © Kim Piotrowski)

    Photos by Vera Hubiak's cousin Kim Piotrowski (kipi@mindspring.com)

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    Last updated: October 28, 2010 - 10:12am

  • Orthodox Education Day 2010: "Many Cultures, One Faith"

    OCT 2010 OED, "Many Cultures, One Faith" (Photos: D. Belonick)

    Photo gallery of Orthodox Education Day, "Many Cultures, One Faith," Saturday, October 2, 2010. Photos: Deborah Belonick

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    OCT 2010 OED: "Many Cultures, One Faith" (Photos: T. Hoff)

    Orthodox Education Day 2010. Photos: Tatiana Hoff

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    Last updated: October 3, 2010 - 2:30pm

  • Trick or Treat 2010 (Photo: Tanya Hoff)

    OCT 2010 Trick or Treat

    Photos of seminary community on Halloween

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    Last updated: November 1, 2010 - 3:26pm

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    SEPT 2007 Banquet Dean & Chancellor (Photos: Robert Lisak)

    Banquet for installation of Dean Archpriest John Behr and Chancellor Chad Hatfield, September 13th-14th 2007.

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    SEPT 2007 Convocation Dean & Chancellor (Photos: Robert Lisak)

    Academic convocation for installation of Dean Archpriest John Behr and Chancellor Archpriest Chad Hatfield.

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    SEPT 2007 Installation Dean & Chancellor ( Photos: Robert Lisak)

    Vespers and Molieben for installation of Dean Archpriest John Behr and Chancellor Archpriest Chad Hatfield on September 13th-14th 2007. All photos by Robert Lisak.

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    Last updated: November 9, 2010 - 11:24am

  • Feast of the Cross 2010

    SEPT 2010 Feast of the Cross

    Photos of Cabey and Frazier ordinations; Yannaras honorary doctorate; and Choir of the Orthodox School of Theology at the University of Belgrade.

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    Last updated: September 15, 2010 - 3:43pm

  • Traditional soccer game in progress

    SEPT 2010 Labor Day Campus Picnic

    Annual Labor Day campus picnic

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    Last updated: September 12, 2010 - 6:45pm

  • Solar Grid Installed September 2010

    SEPT 2010 Solar Energy Grid Installed (Photos: Dn. Greg Hatrak)

    Solar energy panels were installed atop the New Facility Building between September 20-24, 2010, which will power both the New Facility and Chapel. Gallery accompanies article. Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak)

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    SEPT 2011 Nativity of Theotokos: Hierarchs and Award Ceremony

    On the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8, 2011, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America; His Eminence Justinian,archbishop of Naro-Fominsk and administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the U.S.A.; and His Eminence Kallistos, bishop of Diokleia, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel. After the Divine Liturgy, Mr. Valerian Sergievich Balakirev, representative of "National Awards Committee," which works with the approval of the Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, and under the patronage of the Patriarch of Moscow, presented the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" award to Metropolitan Jonah. Visiting and serving with chapel clergy was SVOTS alumnus Archpriest John Pierce, rector of Holy Resurrection Church in Tacoma, Washington. (Photos by Deborah Belonick)

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    Last updated: September 8, 2011 - 4:54pm

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    SUMMER 2010 Ordinations

    Seminarian ordinations during summer 2010

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    Last updated: August 17, 2010 - 8:24pm