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Dr. Meyendorff Participates in Orthodox-Catholic Colloquium

Seton Hall UniversitySeton Hall UniversityOn April 29, 2015, Dr. Paul Meyendorff, The Fr. Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology,  participated in a colloquium on Orthodox-Catholic relations at Seton Hall University, in South Orange, NJ. Professor Meyendorff delivered a lecture on a 2010 common statement issued by the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation. The statement,...

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Archpriest Peter Baktis, Ch (COL) USA, Honored for 25 Years of Service

Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak

Metropolitan Tikhon presents a gramota to Fr. Peter and Mat. JeanneMetropolitan Tikhon presents a gramota to Fr. Peter and Mat. JeanneSeminary alumnus Archpriest Peter Baktis, Ch (COL) USA was honored recently for his twenty-five years of dedicated service as a chaplain with the United States Armed Forces. During the same retirement ceremony, held at the US Intelligence and Security Command Headquarters in Ft. Bevoir, VA, Matushka Jeanne also received the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for her dedicated service to soldiers, families and civilians.

Father Peter graduated from St. Vladimir's Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 1985 and wrote his thesis on the development of North African Ecclesiology. He also holds a Master of Theology degree from General Theological Seminary, New York City, and a Master in Strategic Studies degree from The United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

The grandson of Belarusian and Lithuanian immigrants, Fr. Peter grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He and his family were members of Holy Trinity...

Seminarians Speak

Sowing Seeds, Reaping Blessings: A Mission Trip to Kenya

Shawn Thomas

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Seminarians Lijin, Edward, and Shawn, with Fr. Martin RitsiSeminarians Lijin, Edward, and Shawn, with Fr. Martin RitsiDuring Holy Week and Bright Week, 2015, St. Vladimir's seminarians Edward Hunter, Lijin Raju, and I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel to Kenya as part of a mission trip sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), and led by Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi. As the result of a generous grant, the three of us were able to travel to Kenya without any expenses of our own. The trip...

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