Faculty Footnotes

Classroom Exchange Highlights Institutional Ties

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, SVOTS Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff visited St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary to offer a lecture, “Understanding Oneself as Sinner: Finding the Healing Way.” He spoke in the classroom of Dr. Christopher Veniamin, professor of Patristics, addressing guests from within and outside the St. Tikhon’s community. In turn, on April 18 Professor Veniamin lectured in Professor Bouteneff's "Prayer and Sanctity" class on the topic, “Prayer in St. Silouan the Athonite and Father Sophrony.”

"At times, something so simple as colleagues visiting each other’s classes can become hugely significant," noted Dr. Bouteneff. "For one, it’s an exchange of gifts among friends. But it’s also a sign of the united purpose and vision between two intimately related Christ-serving institutions."

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Alumnus Prepares for Home-Building Teams in Tijuana

Deborah Belonick

“Home sweet home.” “There’s no place like home.” “Home is where the heart is.”

Father Nicholas Andruchow, harvesting vegetables with boys from St. Innocent Orphanage, Tijuana, Mexico (photo: Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage)Father Nicholas Andruchow, harvesting vegetables with boys from St. Innocent Orphanage, Tijuana, Mexico (photo: Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage)These familiar phrases have been ingrained in American culture and society—and have been particularly meaningful for our Alumnus Priest Nicholas Andruchow, (M.Div. ’02), as he executes his duties as Chaplain and Associate Director of Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage.

Since 1988 Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage has been building secure, safe and weather-tight homes for some of the most impoverished families in northern Mexico...

Seminarians Speak

Welcoming the stranger…

Herman Fields

Fr. Chrysostomos with students and Fr. Chad Hatfield after his lecture (photo: Herman Fields)Fr. Chrysostomos with students and Fr. Chad Hatfield after his lecture (photo: Herman Fields)Many visitors frequent our campus each Academic Year: bishops, priests, musicians, academics, monastics, potential students, and so forth. All of them enrich our lives as seminarians as we converse with them, share meals with them, and worship together.

On February 4, 2017, Archimandrite Chrysostomos Onyekakeyah from...

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