A Chosen Generation

In May, 28 seminarians will graduate from St Vladimir’s Seminary. These men and women have dedicated the past few years to intense academic study, community service, and spiritual formation. They have completed this part of their journey and will now continue on a new path to which God has called them. 

Even with the graduation of these seminarians, there remains a pressing need to train more priests, lay leaders, missionaries, and teachers. 

Your gift today can ensure men and women receive a rigorous academic education surrounded by daily services and under the guidance of spiritual fathers, preparing them to serve and bear witness to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 


Prayer, especially corporate prayer, ensures we never lose sight of the reality that we are participating in God’s plan to redeem the world. At St Vladimir’s, our seminarians are taught to restore within everyone a sense of the Holy centered on the communal experience of the Eucharist. As a residential community, we lean into the Liturgy and offer constant prayer to God, for the life of the world.


Personal transformation into the likeness of Christ is the solution to the growing desperation in the world. At St Vladimir’s, our seminarians are taught to desire personal transformation by inspiring a profound and ongoing conversion in Christ. This transformation is not just an abstract idea—it is an authentic, personal, ongoing relationship with Christ.


The Gospel must be spoken—even when the words fall on deaf ears. At St Vladimir’s, our seminarians are prepared to share Hope with the world by demonstrating an unwavering commitment to the Truth of the Gospel. For such a time as this, the world needs pastors who are missionary-minded, courageous, and compassionate. 

Top: Four of the fourteen women currently enrolled at St Vladimir’s Seminary.

Bottom: Kripaya Varghese came to St Vladimir’s Seminary with an extensive background in social work, and seeks to give herself a firm theological grounding for her future work.

Alumni Around the World




We are hearing stories from our alumni in Guatemala, Norway, South Korea, Mexico, all over North America, and elsewhere. These men and women are exhibiting the type of missionary leadership the world needs for such a time as this.

Through your faithful support, we’ve been sending courageous priests and lay leaders willing to follow Jesus into the farthest and darkest places. It is your generosity that is ensuring the future of Orthodoxy, the strength of individual parishes, and the ability to continue to send priests on mission to be catalysts for the Gospel until the whole world hears and knows the hope that is eternal and the light that will never grow dim.

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You are welcome to review our audited financial statements and Annual Reports, which reflect our prudent care of gifts entrusted to us, and to contact us about becoming a partner with our seminary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, your gift to St. Vladimir’s—a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization—is tax deductible as allowed by law and a receipt will be issued for your gift. Year-end gifts must be postmarked December 31st in order to be recorded in that same tax year.

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