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Hieromartyr Grigol Peradze of Georgia (1889-1942) was a profoundly gifted theologian, historian, and linguist who used his vast knowledge for the sake of others. He preached and published homilies, worked tirelessly to recover and preserve treasures of Georgian Orthodox history and culture, and imitated the Lord he so fervently pursued in his studies as he sacrificed his own life to save others in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Georgian Scholarship Fundraiser

In honor of this great martyr, St. Vladimir’s Seminary has established the St. Grigol Peradze Scholarship Fund to support seminarians from the Orthodox Church of Georgia, who desire to serve Christ as he did. And on Sunday, February 16, the Seminary is hosting a free luncheon and Georgian musical performance to raise donations for the scholarship!

Join us for Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. at the Seminary’s Three Hierarchs Chapel and the luncheon and performance to follow at the Metropolitan Phillip Auditorium (located in the John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building). The event will also feature special guest His Grace Bishop Saba (Inskirveli) of the Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church in North America.

This free event supports Georgian Orthodox seminarians studying at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Donations to the St. Grigol Peradze Scholarship Fund will help pay for students’ tuition and other educational expenses. Match their sacrifice and help create an educated future for the Georgian Church!

Donations to support Georgian Orthodox seminarians may also be made anytime on this page (see below), on our Give Now page (click on the Georgian scholarship fund in the “Designation” options), or by calling St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Office of Advancement at (914) 961-8313 x360.