SVOTS Statement on War in Ukraine

Ukrainian Refugee Relief

In response to inquiries about the position of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) regarding the tragic war in Ukraine, we direct members of the public to the official statement issued by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America (to which the Seminary belongs as a stavropegial institution).

Additionally, St. Vladimir's Seminary wholeheartedly supports, and encourages donations to, the OCA's appeal for Ukrainian refugee relief (now ended) and the Ukraine Crisis Response organized by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

Using the words of Metropolitan Tikhon, "May we fervently offer our petition to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to have mercy on us 'for the peace of the whole world, for the welfare of the holy churches of God, and for the union of all.'"