Faculty Footnotes

Meeting Jesus in the Temple

A homily delivered in the Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple and Zacchaeus Sunday (Sunday, February 2, 2014). 

Today, as we celebrate the meeting of Christ and the righteous Simeon and Anna, in the temple, we come to an end of a series of feasts that have taken us through the darkness of the long and cold winter nights: a series of feasts bringing out different aspects of God's search or outreach to us: the Word becoming flesh in the small dark cavern, in the depths of the earth, the manifestation of God to us, through the passage through the waters.

And now, in obedience to the Mosaic Law, forty days after his birth,...

Alumni News

Alumni Lead Inaugural Catechist and Diaconal Institute

Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak

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On August 7-8, 2014, the Diocese of the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), held its first ever "St. Macrina Orthodox Institute Catechist and Diaconal Vocations Conference." SVOTS alumni led several sessions at the conference, attended by 43 students and held at St. Andrew's House, a pan-Orthodox center in Detroit, Michigan.

"The Institute provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in theological education, or contemplating a vocation in ordained ministry, to get their feet wet. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for our alumni to teach," noted Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, director of Admissions and Alumni Relations at St. Vladimir's and one of the instructors.

His Grace Bishop Alexander [Golitzin] (SVOTS '73), locum tenens of the Diocese of the Midwest, and The Rev. Paul Gassios (SVOTS '94), diocesan administrator, presented lectures. Paul Saieg (SVOTS '13) and Tracy Gustilo (...

Seminarians Speak

Restoring the Western Rite

Ian Abodeely

Ian Abodeely (second from left) sings at an icon exhibit opening at Villanova UniversityIan Abodeely (second from left) sings at an icon exhibit opening at Villanova UniversityIn the first week of August, 2014, third-year seminarian Ian Abodeely attended the biennial, pan-Orthodox conference of the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian...

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