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All are invited to an in-person rendition of "Patriarch Abraham," a theatrical performance staged by seminarians and faculty at St Vladimir's Seminary. The performance will take place on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium.

The text is based on a play originally written in Serbian by Dr Nenad Božović, Professor of Old Testament at the University of Belgrade, and translated by Mihail Golic (M.A.'24). Associate Professor of Old Testament, Dr Michael Legaspi, serves as faculty advisor and narrator for this production.

In "Patriarch Abraham," the major events of the life of Abraham are retold faithfully. The story opens up with the account of Abraham's father, Terah, and the migration of his family to Haran. After several scenes highlighting how Abraham established his home with Sarah following the return from Egypt, a special emphasis is placed on Abraham's encounter with the Lord at the Oak of Mamre. This scene provides an introduction to two significant events in Abraham's life: the birth of Isaac and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The play's underlying message is the importance of trust in God's providence, which Abraham followed at the pivotal points in his life, such as the establishment of the Covenant with God and the Aqedah.

Optional, cash-only donations will be collected by cast members at the door to benefit the construction of a new well in Gulu, Uganda, the hometown of seminarian Dn Richard Okello (M.Div. '25). Contact Daria Mayrose at to learn more about contributing to this worthy cause.

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