SVOTS' Annual Report honors Alexander Schmemann, Veselin Kesich

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The Annual Report of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is now available in print and online.

This year’s edition highlights Fiscal Year 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021 at St. Vladimir’s. The Annual Report is titled, “The Year of Schmemann: Honoring a Legacy by Forging a New Era," as the Seminary honors 100 years since the birth of its former dean, Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann.

“The ‘Year of Schmemann’ is more than a celebration of a profound legacy,” Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield writes in his introduction to the Annual Report. “It also gives us occasion to assess how we have held to the standards and achievements of the past, and how we incorporate them to address the immense challenges which face Christianity today.”

The Report also honors the memory of beloved Professor of New Testament Dr. Veselin Kesich, who was also born 100 years ago this year. Additionally, Annual Report readers will find insights and reflections from Academic Dean Dr. Ionuț-Alexandru Tudorie, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology Dr. Vitaly Permiakov, Alumnus Bishop John Abdalah, recent graduate Priest Peter Runyon, and longtime Seminary supporter and donor Dr. Asimoula Julia Alissandratos. Readers can also see St. Vladimir’s “at a glance,” review SVS Press’s “Year in Books,” learn about the financial health of the Seminary, read about the latest ordinations of seminarians and alumni to holy orders, and more.

Our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020 was mailed to our donors in June 2021. If you would like free hard copies of the FY2009, FY2010, FY2011, FY2012, FY2013, FY2014, FY2015, FY2016, FY2017, FY2018, FY2019, or FY2020 Annual Reports; or if you would like your contact information entered into our database to receive future mailings, please send your contact information, including your email address, to advancement@svots.edu, with a request to be included in the Seminary's mailing list. Digital versions of previous Annual Reports and audited financial statements are available at svots.edu/about/financials.