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Estonia's Prime Minister Offers Kudos to Arvo Pärt Team

L to R: Dr.. Bouteneff, Dr. Reeves, Prime Minister Rõivas, Trustee Tatiana Hoff, and Michelle IoannouL to R: Dr.. Bouteneff, Dr. Reeves, Prime Minister Rõivas, Trustee Tatiana Hoff, and Michelle IoannouStaff of the St. Vladimir's Seminary's Arvo Pärt Project were among those who greeted Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas at a reception in New York, on December 12, 2014. Prime...

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Seminary Alumnus Nominated to See of Dallas and the South

Deborah Belonick

Archimandrite Gerasim, Valedictorian 2012Archimandrite Gerasim, Valedictorian 2012Archimandrite Gerasim [Eliel], seminary alumnus (’12), was nominated at a special Assembly of the Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), on February 16, 2015, to fill the vacant See of Dallas and the South as its hierarch. Father Gerasim received 81 votes on the first ballot—more than the required two-thirds majority to be nominated—with the remainder of the votes divided between four other candidates. His name will be submitted to the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops for canonical election at their spring session in March 2015.

As valedictorian of the Class of 2012, Father Gerasim delivered the Valedictory Address, and at Commencement he was awarded triple honors: magna cum laude academic standing; a commendation for his contribution to community life; and a commendation for his Master of Divinity thesis, titled, “Russian Icons in a Native Church: Conflict in Culture in Western Alaska.”

From 2000 until 2009 Father Gerasim served as...

Archimandrite Gerasim nominated

Seminarians Speak

To Lead, We Must Learn How to Serve

Fr. Mark Vair

Fr. Mark (3rd from left), SVOTS seminarian Mirjana Ruzicic (right), and other IOCC seminarian volunteers, in New OrleansFr. Mark (3rd from left), SVOTS seminarian Mirjana Ruzicic (right), and other IOCC seminarian volunteers, in New OrleansAt the beginning of 2015, two of us from St. Vladimir's Seminary joined students from three other Orthodox seminaries, to participate in a home building effort in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Sponsored by the International Orthodox Christian Charities (...

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