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Seminary's Arvo Pärt Project Organizes NYC Event

Purchase Arvo Pärt: Out of Silence

On April 16, the "Live Ideas" festival sponsored every year by New York Live Arts will feature a day of events focused on Arvo Pärt. Renowned composer and musician Laurie Anderson, who is curating the festival, enlisted St. Vladimir's Arvo Pärt Project to plan and organize three events called "Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence."

At noon there will be a panel discussion...

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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

In Pursuit of a Focusing of the Faith

Nikita Andrejev

The Andrejev familyThe Andrejev familySo much of what we do is like chaff that will be burned away on the last day because of its non-essential character. I would venture to say that this Scriptural idea not only concerns the pointless aspects of our lives, such as when we are sitting aimlessly on the couch; it is also a reminder that those of our activities which by the name of it seem "good" or even "Christian" will all-too-easily be obliterated with time unless they possess a concrete foundation in Jesus Christ [cf. I Cor 3.10–15]. What is this foundation, more practically speaking? Perhaps it is a mature theological...

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