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 remembers Dean Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko († 18 March 2015)

Father John Parker

Alumnus Father John Parker is rector of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Father John earned his Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. After serving for a brief period as curate at Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, he and his wife, Matushka Jeanette, along with their two sons, embraced the Orthodox faith in 2002. Father John went on to earn his Master of Theology degree at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2004. In October 2011, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

Father John is a regular contributor to the “Lord Send Me” podcast series on Ancient Faith Ministries. In his latest podcast, “Remembering Fr. Thomas Hopko,” he recalls “Father Tom’s” enormous influence on him and his family during his days as a seminarian at St. Vladimir’s.

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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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