Alumnus Bishop Basil: ‘Seminaries are like the heart of the Church’

Pradeep Hatcher

The Right Reverend Bishop Basil delivered a heartfelt address in support of St. Vladimir’s Seminary and all Orthodox Christian seminaries in North America. His Grace, bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), was speaking at the Seminary’s Jazz Night in Wichita event Friday, June 1, 2018.

His Grace, who received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from St. Vladimir’s in 1973 and a Doctorate of Divinity from the Seminary in 2010, was joined by Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield and other alumni and friends at the event. Hear Bishop Basil’s entire address below.