Campus Visitors


8 January · representatives of St. Tikhon's Monastery, South Canaan, PA  Signing landmark publications agreement with St. Vladimir's Seminary PressD. Min. cohort, January 2015D. Min. cohort, January 2015

11–17 January · D.Min. Cohort   Onsite intensive for the Winter Term

30 January · His Beatitude The Most Blessed Tikhon, archbishop of Washington and metropolitan of All America and Canada, Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and His Grace Nicholas (Ozone), auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn for the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA)  32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture

16 February · Students from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY  Visiting students from our neighbor school wanted to learn more about Orthodox worship and church arrangement. Mr. Richard Schneider, professor of Hermeneutics and Liturgical Art, presented them with a slide lecture in the Kunett Auditorium, then escorted the group upstairs for a tour of the iconographic program and liturgical arrangements of Three Hierarchs Chapel. 

30 March • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA Visiting seminarians

18 April •  The fourth diocesan conference hosted by G.R.O.W., the young women's ministry of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

18 May • His Grace Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions

1 June • His Eminence Metropolitan Elia of Oulu, Finland, a St. Vladimir's alumnus (M.Div., '03), 2015 Commencement speaker

Sacred Arts students from Yale UniversitySacred Arts students from Yale University16 July • Twenty-three deacons and students in the Diaconal Vocations Program (DVP) of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

27 July • The Most Blessed John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the Eastreceiving an honorary doctorate

31 August · Members of the National Executive Board of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA)

11 September · The Board of Trustees and Faculty of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary bestowed a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, upon His Holiness Irinej (Gavrilovic), archbishop of Peć, metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and patriarch of Serbia.

14 September · Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, with Professor Predrag Matejic, curator of the Hilandar Research Library and director of the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies; His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America; and His Eminence the Most Reverend Joseph, archbishop of New York and metropolitan of All North America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese.

26 September · Sacred Arts students from Yale University

5 October · His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae visited campus and met with his two seminarians.


30 January · His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania  Informal visit with students, faculty, and administration Accompanying His Beatitude were: His Eminence The Most Rev. Nikon, archbishop of Boston, New England, and the Albanian Archdiocese (OCA); His Eminence, Metropolitan John of Korçës, Albania; seminary Trustee Anne Glynn Mackoul; and The Reverend Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, secretary to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America 

30–31 January · The Very Rev. Dr. John Jillions, Chancellor, and The Very Rev. Eric Tosi, Secretary; Orthodox Church in America (OCA)  Visiting with OCA seminarians

31 January · The Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin, professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University, and Union Theological Seminary's Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History  31st Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture

10–11 February · Archimandrite Zacharias, a monk of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England, UK  Talk titled "Domestic Theology"

19 February · The Rev. Matthew Tate and The Very Rev. David Brum, OCA Diocese of the West  Visiting with seminarians

23 February · Dr. Herman Tristram Engelhardt, professor of Philosophy at Rice University and professor emeritus of Medicine at Baylor University  Public lecture titled ""Preaching the Word of the Lord: Being an Orthodox Christian in a Post-Christian Public Square"

24 February · His Grace Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions, and His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England  View the photo gallery

3 March · The Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada of the Orthodox Church in America   Great Compline, Clean Week 

10–13 March · The Most Rev. Melchizedek, Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western PA  Presanctified Liturgy

21–22 March · The Right Rev. David, Bishop of Sitka and Alaska, Orthodox Church in America  First visit as bishop

25 March · Metropolitan Tikhon  Feast of the Annunciation View the photo gallery

27 March 27 · His Eminence, the Most Rev. Elias of Beirut  Visited campus following the services for His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, former Vice President of Board of Trustees

31 March · Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology seniors  Visit with St. Vladimir's seniors

31 March · Metropolitan Ephraim, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tripoli, al-Koura and Dependencies of the Church of Antioch  Informal visit with seminarians, faculty, and administration

1–2 April · Russian film crew  Interviewing people for a documentary on the life and influence of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann (+1983)

8 April · Alex Machaskee  Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees 

12 April · Metropolitan Tikhon Lazarus Saturday  View the photo gallery

28 April · The Most Rev. Mark (SVOTS '91) Bishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, Orthodox Church in America   

26 April–1 May · Romanian delegation of Fr. Stefan Buchiu, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Professor of Dogmatics, University of Bucharest; Fr. Constantine Preda, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Professor of New Testament, Exegesis; Dr. Alex Tudorie, Ph.D., Lecturer in Church History of the Faculty of Theology

2 May · Missions Institute Board of Trustees

5 May · Mother Nectaria, St. Paul Skete (Antiochian Archdiocese), Grand Junction, TN  Speaking to the St. Juliana Society  

15–16 May · The Most Rev. Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West  Pastoral visit with seminarians

29–31 May · Metropolitan Tikhon and members of the Board of Trustees, including guest Arvo Pärt  Annual meeting and 2014 Commencement, with speaker Archbishop Job Getcha of The Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe 

10–15 June · Fifth International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy participants; guest Divine Liturgy homilist Archimandrite Ephrem Lash  

22–25 June · Diaconal Liturgical Practicum students; Cohort of students in the D.Min program

15 July · Malankara Archdiocese youth, with His Eminence Mor Theethose Yeldho Pathickal

30–31 August · The Most Rev. Melchisedek, archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

31 August · Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff, St. Herman's Society ecology lecture

14 September · The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), alumnus of the Class of 1973, and bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Father John Meyendorff Lecture

29 September–5 October · Madre Ivonne, Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphange, Guatemala

2 October · Sister Vassa Larin, host of  "Coffee with Sister Vassa"

4 October, for Orthodox Education Day 2014 · The Most Blessed Tikhon, archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Patriarchate, His Grace Bishop Saba of the Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church in North America, and Archbishop Melchisedek of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania;  All Saints Greek Orthodox MonasteryAncient Faith RadioAncient Faith PublishingHoly Cross Orthodox PressHoly Myrrhbearers Orthodox MonasteryHoly Trinity Publications
Mount Thabor PublishingSebastian PressSt. Tikhon's Monastery Press and Bookstore

13 October · Hieromonk Roman (Modin), vice-rector and professor of Kazan Theological Seminary of Russia, and Aleksei Antonov, 3rd-year student of the same seminary, visited with Fr. Chad Hatfield and our two Moscow Patriarchate seminarians, Olga Kirilchenko and Fr. Aleksey Paranyuk

16 October · Dr. Paul Valliere, Butler University—view his video greetings 

16 October ·  Fr. George Kotchetkov, and faculty members of St. Philaret's Institute

24 October · Members of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and His Grace The Rt. Rev. Michael (Dahulich), Bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA),  His Eminence The Most Rev. Nathaniel (Popp), Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate (OCA)

24 October · Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel's Vineyard

27 October · Missions Presentation, Project Mexico with Fr. Nicholas Andruchow and Pres. Merilyn 

31 October · Khouria Krista West, of Krista West Vestments and author of The Garments of Salvation: Orthodox Christian Liturgical Vesture

8 November · Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), archbishop of Volokolamsk and chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations 

8 November ·  African American Pentecostal Pastors

3 December · Bishop-elect Archpriest Paul Gassios (SVOTS 1994), Diocese of the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America