Seminary Signs Cooperative Agreement with Kyiv Theological Academy

14 June 2013 • Ukraine

Representatives of each seminary discuss future mutual effortsRepresentatives of each seminary discuss future mutual effortsView the photo gallery

On June 14, the Rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary, Metropolitan Antony (Borispolsky), and the Chancellor/CEO of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, reached a cooperative agreement between their two theological schools. The agreement offers opportunities for student and teacher exchanges; sharing educational models; development and execution of joint research projects; co-sponsored symposia, conferences, and seminars; and co-publication of educational and scholarly materials. 

Signing the agreement on behalf of the Ukrainian seminary were Pro-rector Archpriest Sergy Jushchik, Pro-rector Vladimir Burega, and Secretary Archpriest Rostislav Snigirev; Fr. Chad was the signatory on behalf of St. Vladimir’s. Accompanying Fr. Chad was the Secretary of the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Protodeacon Nazari Polataiko.

Following the official signing ceremony, representatives from each seminary exchanged scholarly publications published by their respective schools.—from the Website of Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary

The following day, Fr. Chad was received by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Volodymyr Metropolitan Volodymyr with Fr. Chad and Pdn. NazariMetropolitan Volodymyr with Fr. Chad and Pdn. Nazariof Kyiv and All Ukraine, at his residence at the Kyiv-Caves Lavra of the Holy Dormition. During the meeting, Fr. Chad informed Metropolitan Volodymyr of the agreement between St. Vladimir’s Seminary and the Kyiv Academy and shared his hope that it will prove beneficial to both schools. In response, Metropolitan Volodymyr emphasized the importance of such cooperative initiatives which, until recent times, would have been impossible. Also in attendance were His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander of Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi and Protodeacon Nazari.—from the Website of the Orthodox Church in America

Read about St. Vladimir’s other discussions and cooperative efforts with St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox College, Donvale, Victoria, Australia; the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at University of Bucharest, Romania; and the Faculty of Theology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.