Campus and Student Activities

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and visitors at St. Vladimir's share food and fellowship all year long; at our annual Thanksgiving Feast and in our weekly Sunday potlucks; through our Lenten gatherings after Presanctified Liturgies and when St. Nicholas pays his annual visit to our community; in the evening hours when we swap babysitting services and serve together in ministry to the homeless of New York City. Living side by side is both challenging and rewarding. At its best, our community brings to mind the words of the Psalmist: "Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"

St. Nicholas Comes to Campus, December 2014

On Sunday, December 7, the Three Hierarchs Chapel community enjoyed a favorite St. Vladimir's tradition when they sang a collection of carols and then welcomed St. Nicholas  to campus. The carol "All who love Nicholas the saintly" ushered in the good saint, whose identity was hidden under his flowing white "beard." During the celebration, grown ups and kids alike also enjoyed a potluck meal, and St. Nicholas presented each child with a gift.

Happy Fall! Chili and Costumes

Chili winners (L to R): 2nd-year seminarian Will Rettig, Mat. Robyn Hatrak, Prof. Alexander RentelChili winners (L to R): 2nd-year seminarian Will Rettig, Mat. Robyn Hatrak, Prof. Alexander RentelOn a cool October evening, faculty, staff, students and their families gathered in the Germack building to participate in the annual campus Chili Cook-off & Kids Costume Party. Contestants brought crock pots featuring their special version of chili recipes, and the kids enjoyed showing off their costumes and participating in fun activities. 
(Photos: Dn. Gregory Hatrak and Mat. Leanne Parrott)

Dr. Theresa Burke: Healing after Trauma

By Seminarian John Mikitish

On October 24th, 2014, St. Vladimir's seminarians and their spouses, together with a number of clergy and clergy-wife registrants from outside the seminary community, attended a seven-hour, multi-part presentation by Dr. Theresa Burke, Ph.D., LPC, NCP, the founder of Rachel's Vineyard ministries, an event sponsored by St. Vladimir's student-run pro life St. Ambrose Society. Dr. Burke's presentation, though focused on post-abortion trauma, touched on wide-ranging issues: the brain chemistry underlying trauma, the psychology of trauma victims, how men are affected by abortion, and the role of the clergy in healing, among others.