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On October 3, 2022, at 5 p.m. EDT, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will serve a Panikhida for His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, on the 40th day of his repose (August 22, 2022). The Panikhida will take place in the Three Hierarchs Chapel at St Vladimir’s, and is open to the public. The Panikhida will also be livestreamed.

Immediately following the Panikhida, at 5:30 p.m. EDT, via the same livestream, The Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield, His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin), and Dr Peter Bouteneff will share personal remembrances of Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) and reflect on his relationship with the Seminary and SVS Press.

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About Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)

His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, authored, among many other works, the immensely popular The Orthodox Way, published by St Vladimir's Seminary (SVS) Press, and the Seminary was blessed to have him speak on campus on multiple occasions.

In September 2011, the Seminary Board of Trustees and faculty bestowed upon Metropolitan Kallistos an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in recognition of the many gifts His Eminence contributed to the Orthodox Church and to Christians worldwide.

For many years following his retirement as a university lecturer, Metropolitan Kallistos continued to publish and to give lectures on Orthodox Christianity, traveling widely. He was considered by many to be one of the most important Orthodox Christian theologians of his generation.