Seminary Programs for Wives
St. Juliana Society
The St. Juliana Society plans a variety of events with a wide range of speakers who cover topics that have been suggested by former graduates and 2nd- and 3rd-year student wives.
Meetings are on alternate Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. generally at the home of our Chancellor and his wife, Fr. Chad and Mat. Thekla Hatfield. Programs have ranged from liturgical instruction offered by Hierodeacon Herman, lecturer in Liturgical Music, to guest speakers such as Mtka. Suzanne Senyo from St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA."I remember what it was like being a young clergy wife entirely clueless as to what was expected of me and how to deal with the challenges of parish and mission life. In our meetings we create a venue for their questions about what happens after seminary, and try to equip them with the tools they will need," explains Mtka. Thekla Hatfield, the group's coordinator. "We also bring in speakers who offer spiritual encouragement and counsel."
Upcoming programs for 2013 will include Pres. Renee Ritsi from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) and Kh. Krista West of Portland, OR, who will speak about the history and care of liturgical vestments.
The Women's Group is specifically aimed at planning events to encourage fun and fellowship for all the women on campus, whether they be staff, faculty wives, or students.