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St. Vladimir's Education Day Online returns! Listen to discussions by Orthodox scholars and ask them your burning questions on a variety of topics, including Scripture, church history, and current events such as the influx of Orthodox seekers and the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. Education Day Online is a six-hour “Zoomathon” where you get to participate and pose questions to Seminary professors and guest scholars.

St Vladimir's Education Day Online: Ask a Scholar!


The online event is Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT (7 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT). Participate in discussions and win prizes. Join the Zoomathon when a topic that interests you is scheduled, or join several discussions throughout the day. It's up to you when you join and for how long. (See the schedule below.)

Education Day Online is also for a good cause—join us and help raise $30,000 to educate seminarians! Attendance is FREE. Please consider making a donation as you register or during the event. (If donating through our Giving Page, please write "ED DAY" in the comment section.)

You may submit questions now, as you register, to be asked during the event on August 13 (please indicate what topic your question belongs to in the comment box). Of course, you will be able to submit questions during the event as well.

Faculty members from St. Vladimir’s Seminary will be joined by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and University of Scranton Professor Rev. Dn. Dr. Michael Azar (SVOTS class of '05).

Schedule of Topics & Scholars





Welcome & Opening Remarks

Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield & Dr Peter Bouteneff & His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

– 11am

On the Orthodoxy Trail in the Post-Pandemic Era

Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield & His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

– 12pm

And the Infant Leaped in Her Womb:
Abortion and the Gift of Life

Dr Ana Iltis & Dr Matthew Vest

– 1pm 

The Fathers and the Theological Discipline of Patristics

Rev. Dr Bogdan Bucur & Rev. Ignatius Green

– 2pm

Orthodoxy and the Enlightenment:
Three Lessons from History

Dr Ionuț-Alexandru Tudorie & Very Rev. Dr Maximos Constas

– 3pm

The Future of Orthodox Biblical Studies

Dr Michael Legaspi & Rev. Dn Dr Michael Azar

– 4pm

Liturgical Theology and Music

Rev. Dn Dr Vitaly Permiakov & Dr Harrison Russin


Closing Remarks 

Dr Peter Bouteneff