75th Anniversary Silent Auction Sampler

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The Silent Auction for the Gala Banquet celebrating the 75th anniversary of St. Vladimir's Seminary will feature items of the finest quality centered on the following key themes, which reflect St. Vladimir's roots, cultural connection points historically and in the present day, and alumni connection points: "History and Mission of the Seminary," "Visual–Performing Arts," and "Pilgrimage."

These auction items and packages are made available through the generosity of donors and of the artists who are sharing their talents and services for the benefit of the seminary.

Please attend the Gala prepared to bid on these items of beauty and meaning to the Seminary! Checks, cash, and credit card payments will be accepted.

History and Mission of the Seminary

  • 18th and 19th Century French Literature Collection from the library of the late Archbishop Peter (L'Huillier)
  • Artfully–presented keepsake of the remnants of the Nathan's hot dog restaurant, formerly at the corner of Crisfield and Central Avenue and recently torn down to accommodate new construction
  • Signed Georges Florovsky Christianity and Culture hardcover book, from the library of Trustee Tony Kasmer
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (new from Amazon!), fully-loaded with SVS Press Books
  • The original Amazon Kindle, fully-loaded with SVS Press Books
  • Package of SVS Press Children's Books
  • Package of Autographed SVS Press Books 
  • Custom Iconography Commission by Ms. Anna Edelman of "Window Into Heaven" Iconography
  • Custom Iconography Commission by Khouria Erin Kimmet
  • Custom Iconography Commission by Mr. John Lickwar, SVOTS Alumnus 
  • Full Priest Vestment Commission by tailor Khouria Krista West and accompanying autographed SVS Press book, Garments of Salvation, valued at $1000 
  • Beauty of Byzantium—$500.00 towards a custom set of finely sewn and ornamented liturgical vestments (your choice of material, trim, and color) from Alpha Omega Ecclesiastical Church Supplies, Sunnyside, NY 
  • SVS Press Popular Patristics Book set valued at $500
  • Wedding Essentials Package featuring SVS Press books on marriage, a gold–plated common cup, lacquer boxes with a wedding scene, and other items valued at $2000
  • Pascha Essentials Package featuring SVS Press books on Lent and Pascha, SVS Paschal music, wooden mould for making cernaya Pascha, paschal basket cover, and other items valued at $500
  • Nativity Essentials Package featuring SVS Press and music to prepare for the Nativity feast, and hand–painted Russian Christmas tree ornaments valued at $500
  • Baptism Essentials Package featuring SVS Press books on Baptism, two Baptism service books, Baptismal candles, martyrika lapel pins for witnesses of the baptism, two baptismal garments, a hand-knit blanket and other items valued at $750 
  • "Tea with Metropolitan Tikhon" featuring  a private 3-hour tea and tour with His Beatitude at the chancery of the Orthodox Church in America. Includes tour of archives, chapel, offices, library and gardens
  • Framed and signed giclee prints of Becoming Humanthe latest SVS Press book by The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr

Visual-Performing Arts

  • Custom Framed Artwork by David Lucs, artist and creator of SVOTS 75th Anniversary Painting Artwork as featured on Gala Banquet website and invitation
  • Logo or symbol for business or family valued at $500, created by Appelfeldt Design
  • Two tickets to New York City Ballet's "Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds" on Sunday, February 2, 2014, seated in first ring at the David H. Koch Theater (Choreography by George Balanchine and music featuring Peter Tchaikovsky)
  • Two tickets to the Metropolitan Opera's "Eugene Onegin," music by Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Photography Package by Eighth Day Photography, by Ksenia Bruner, SVOTS Alumnus, 2005
  • Photography Portrait Package by Linzee Dove Photography 
  • Judith Ripka Sterling Silver/Crystal Cross Pendant and matching earrings set
  • Two tickets to New York City Ballet's "Nutcracker" on Saturday, December 28, 2013 seated in first ring at the David H. Koch
    Theater (music by Peter Tchaikovsky)

  • Arvo Pärt Concert Package featuring two tickets to the flagship Carnegie Hall Concert on May 31, 2014, two tickets to the VIP reception on May 31, 2014, and two tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Temple of Dendur Concert on June 2, 2014


  • Airfare and accommodations for two for 5-day trip to Kodiak and Spruce Island Alaska with accompanying tour of St. Herman's Seminary, Holy Resurrection Cathedral, and Spruce Island (redeemable through August 2015)
  • Airfare and accommodations for long weekend excursion in New York City with visit and tour to St. Vladimir's Seminary and accompanying culinary and entertainment accouterments (redeemable through January 2015)

These items have been carefully gathered and are thanks to the graciousness of our generous donors listed here:Artist David Lucs, creator of 75th Anniversary signature paintingArtist David Lucs, creator of 75th Anniversary signature painting

· The Orthodox Church in America

· The Library of Archbishop Peter (L'Huillier)

· Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery

· New Skete Monastery

· The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield

· The Very Reverend Dr. John Behr

· The Estate of Protopresbyter Alexander Warnecke

· Khouria Erin Kimmett of the Annunciation Press

· Krista West Vestments

· Matushka Amy Bozeman

· Matushka Ksenia Bruner of Eighth Day Photography

· Dn and Mrs. Gregory Hatrak

· SVS Press and Bookstore, with special thanks to SVS Press authors who have signed copies of their titles

· The Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary

· The Chaudhari Family, in memory of Praveen Chaudhari

· Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Hoff

· Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kasmer

· Mr. Arthur Hall, owner of 1st Gallery, Cathedral City, California

· Mr. David Lucs, artist featured on the 75th Anniversary Gala Invitation

· Mr. John Lickwar

· Mr. Rufus Behr

· Mr. Stephen Osburn of Taffer Computers

· Ms. Ann Clough of www.OrthodoxWeddingCrowns.com

· Ms. Anna Edelman of Window-into-Heaven.com Iconography

· Ms. Ksenia Katie Tussing

· Ms. Lindsay Osburn of Lindzee Dove Photography

· Ms. Rebeka Applefeldt of Applefeldt Designs

· Ms. Avi Kiriakatis

· Adriano Catering by Chef Nat

· Alexandra International

· Alpha Omega Church Supplies

· Angelina's Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizza

· Bronxville Running Co.

· Central Avenue Wine and Liquor

· Dandelion Dolls (facebook.com/dandeliondolls)

· Elia Taverna

· Haiku of Bronxville

· Martine's Fine Bake Shoppe of Crestwood

· Nathan's Printing

· New York Soccer Club

· New York Sports Club of Eastchester, New York

· Niko's Greek Taverna

· Polpettina Home Style Pizza Kitchen

· Posto 22, Restaurant and Wine Bar

· Stephens Green

· The Metropolitan Opera

· The Olde Stone Mill Restaurant

· Tiffany & Co. of White Plains

· Trader Joe's of Eastchester, New York

· Tryforas and Pernice Florist of Bronxville

· VIP Liquors