Start Date

Are the Old and New Testaments in conflict? How do Orthodox Christians respond to matters of bioethics in a secular age? What is the future of Orthodox evangelism? Ask a scholar! Tackle these questions and others on a variety of topics during St. Vladimir's Education Day Online, a seven-hour “Zoomathon” where you get to participate and pose questions to Seminary professors and guest scholars.

St Vladimir's Education Day Online

The St. Vladimir’s Education Day Online—in celebration of the Feast of Holy Great Prince Vladimir—is Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT (7 a.m. to 2 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 complete schedule below.)

Join us and help raise $40,000 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 select "St. Vladimir's Education Day Online" in the I want to support menu.)

You may submit questions now, as you register, to be asked during the event on July 17 (please indicate what topic your question belongs to in the comment box). Of course, you will be able to ask questions live during the event as well.

Register Now

Faculty members from St. Vladimir’s Seminary will be joined by Seminary Alumnus Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin) and SVS Press author Archpriest Joseph Huneycutt. See below for a complete list along with a schedule of topics for the day.


Schedule of Topics & Scholars





Welcome & Opening Remarks

Very Rev. Dr. Chad HatfieldDr. Peter Bouteneff

– 11am

Theophaneia: Forum on the Jewish Roots
of Orthodox Spirituality

Rev. Dr. Bogdan BucurArchbishop Alexander (Golitzin) 

– 12pm

The Legacy of Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Dr. Vitaly Permiakov
& Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield

– 1pm 

Orthodoxy After Communism 

Dr. Ionuț-Alexandru Tudorie
Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur

– 2pm

An Orthodox Response to Secularism: How Orthodox Christians respond to matters of bioethics in a culture "after God".

Dr. Matthew Vest
Dr. Ana Iltis

– 3pm

The Relationship of the Old & New Testaments

Rev. Dr. Silviu Bunta
Dr. John Barnet 

– 4pm

COVID-19 & Orthodox Seekers

Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield
& Very Rev. Dr. Joseph Huneycutt

– 5pm

Creativity & Holiness

Dr. Peter Bouteneff
Dr. Christina Maranci


Closing Remarks 

Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield
Dr. Peter Bouteneff