75th Anniversary Podcasts Culminate in Father Thomas Hopko's Interview October 3rd

20 September 2013 • 75th Anniversary • Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

Protopresbyter Thomas HopkoProtopresbyter Thomas HopkoDuring the past year, St. Vladimir's has partnered with Ancient Faith Radio to produce five podcasts celebrating the Seminary's 75th Anniversary Year. The Diamond Jubilee podcasts will culminate on Thursday, October 3, 2013, with a warm and informative program featuring Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko and titled "A Personal History."

The public debut of Fr. Thomas's interview will coincide with the day that St. Vladimir's first opened for classes in 1938. During it, Fr. Thomas—a seminary alumnus, faculty member, and Dean Emeritus—will describe the Seminary's early beginnings in New York City and its development throughout the decades.

The other Diamond Jubilee podcasts available from Ancient Faith Radio include:
· " 'Does Christian Tradition Have a Future?' Father John Meyendorff's Question Revisited" with The Very Rev. Dr. John H. Erickson, former seminary Dean, speaking at the first annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture (September 15th)
· "SVOTS Strategic Plan 2020," with The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO of the Seminary (September 17th)
· "Theological Education in the 21st Century," with The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean of the Seminary (August 28th)
· "Treasures of The Father Georges Florovsky Library," with Eleana Silk, seminary Librarian (June 14th)

"We are especially grateful to Ancient Faith Radio for heightening interest in St. Vladimir's Seminary during its seventy-fifth year," said Fr. Chad. "Our school has been blessed from its foundation in 1938, and these podcasts will be enduring archives to which future generations can turn to understand our history and our ministry to the Church and the world."

Ancient Faith Radio will also be podcasting the 75th Anniversary Gala Benefit Banquet event in honor of the Seminary's Diamond Jubilee, which will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY. Guest speakers will include His Grace Bishop Basil (Essey) of Wichita and Mid-America, of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, and The Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin, professor at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. Tickets for the event are available online.

All 75th Anniversary podcasts are searchable on Ancient Faith Radio's Website.