About Us

Discover St. Vladimir's Seminary

The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, President

As the President  of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, I welcome all of you who are exploring our seminary.  

Here, both faculty and students – male and female, single and married – live on campus to worship and study together, providing the best environment for the study of theology and the formation of future priests, theologians and other co-workers of God.

St. Vladimir’s embraces the challenge of serving the Church and the needs of Orthodox Christians in the 21st Century.  Time brings change but the Truth of the Gospel is eternally unchanging; adjustments must be made to engage a rapidly changing world, but without sacrificing that which is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Values, Purpose, and Mission

St. Vladimir’s embraces the challenge of serving the Church and the needs of Orthodox Christians in the 21st Century. Our Values, Purpose and Mission reflect our desire to serve God and the needs of our culture and time. 

Values, Purpose and Mission

Our History

In the fall of 1794, eight Russian monks arrived in Alaska and sowed the seeds of Orthodox Christianity on what would eventually become U.S. soil. Sensing the need for a center of theological and pastoral training, they quickly moved to establish a school on Kodiak Island....

Board of Trustees

St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Board of Trustees is independent, experienced, and diverse.  Its membership, drawn from the various Orthodox jurisdictions that the Seminary serves, includes clergy and laity distinguished by their achievements in such fields as finance, business, media, law, medicine, and education....


Faculty Directory

The diverse, pan-Orthodox group of professors and lecturers at St. Vladimir’s deliver instruction of high academic standards, grounded in the theology, tradition, and worship of the Church, and engaged with needs and issues facing today’s Orthodox Christians. These instructors are recruited by St. Vladimir’s not only for their distinguished scholarship and achievements but also for their ability to teach and guide seminarians.

Staff Directory

Staff at St. Vladimir’s Seminary support day-to-day operations and help carry out the mission of the Seminary. Visit the staff directory to find contacts for offices of the President and Academic Dean, Finance, Systems and Operation, Advancement, Father Georges Florovsky Library, Marketing, and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press and Bookstore.



St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

St Vladimir's Academic Seal
OCLI Conference

Educational Effectiveness

In line with its mission statement, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is committed to educating its students for ministry and service in the Church and for the world....

Audits & Annual Reports

For many years an outside external auditing firm has prepared audited financial statements for the Seminary, and has made these reports available to the public.

Impact report 2023 web
The Germack Building


Since 1962, SVS has been part of the City of Yonkers deemed by local residents as the “Crestwood neighborhood,” and the seminary’s contributions to the surrounding community were recognized not only by the historical society, but also by city, county, and state representatives during the evening’s celebration.

News & Events

Stay up to date by perusing the latest news and events from St Vladimir's Seminary. You will find a variety of events ranging from academic symposia, webinars, open houses, and fundraisers, as well as alumni updates, ordination announcements, and much more! 

News and Events