Faculty Footnotes

Father Alexander Rentel Participates in 3 International Gatherings

Father Alexander Rentel with Archbishop Job of Telmessos.Father Alexander Rentel with Archbishop Job of Telmessos.From June 10–21, 2017, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, assistant professor of Canon Law and M.Div. program director at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, travelled to Italy to participate in two different seminars and to attend the First European Academy of Religion, a large member-based research network, connecting organizations that deal with religious studies in Europe. During this time...

Alumni News

Father Gregory Brent Gilbert Featured in Baltimore Sun

Mat. Deborah Belonick

Our alumnus, Priest Gregory Brent Gilbert (M.A. in Theology, 2004), presiding priest at Ss. Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church, Darlington, Maryland, was featured in a cover story of The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 2017. The article tells of Fr. Gregory’s conversion to the Orthodox Christian faith and also describes his parish and the changing demographics of membership among Orthodox Christians in America. 

Fr. Gregory with his Parish Council (photo: Ss. Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church archives)Fr. Gregory with his Parish Council (photo: Ss. Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church archives)Father Gregory grew up as a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, but encountered the ancient faith of the Orthodox Church while attending Davidson College in North Carolina. He majored in the...

Seminarians Speak

From Gulu, Uganda to North America, to Guatemala

Simon Menya

Simon Menya, a 2nd-year seminarian from Gulu, Uganda, recently accompanied four other St. Vladimir’s seminarians on a missionary journey to Guatemala, under the auspices of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). Happily, Seminarian Simon has recorded a thorough description of his Team’s travels through the provinces of Huehuetenango and Escuintla, culminating at Lake Amatitlán—his official report to OCMC, his sponsoring agency. His travelogue is full of warmth, sincerity, and captivating descriptions of the Team’s engagement with local residents and their customs, and so...

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