Faculty Footnotes

SVOTS professors contribute to resource for Orthodox caregivers

Two St. Vladimir’s Seminary professors are featured in the latest newsletter of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR). Priest Adrian Budica, the seminary’s director of Field Education and CPE supervisor, and Dr. Albert Rossi, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, authored a pair of articles about pain and suffering and visiting the sick.

The articles appear in the spring 2018 edition of the OCAMPR Newsletter. Both Dr Rossi and Fr Adrian have led workshops and paper presentations at OCAMPR's annual conferences in recent years."

Dr. Rossi’s article is entitled On Pain and Suffering.

“The psychological perspective regarding pain and suffering pivots on meaning. That is, what does the pain and suffering mean to the sufferer?” he writes. “….Pastorally, we try to have radical empathy, not sympathy toward the person suffering. Active listening provides the skill for radical empathy, trying to allow Christ to move through us.”

In Fr. Adrian’s article, Visiting the Sick, Visiting Christ, Visiting Myself: A Theology of Pastoral Care, he “reflects theologically on the pastoral ministry of a chaplain from an Orthodox perspective.”

“I first came in contact with chaplains during a hospital internship as a seminarian at St. Vladimir’s Seminary,” writes Fr. Adrian. “I was drawn to the idea of a chaplain’s role—mysterious, frightening, awe-some [sic]….

Christ was and is, paradoxically, the One suffering (the patient), the One healing (the physician), and the One connecting (the chaplain).”

Read the articles in their entirety here.

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SVOTS professors contribute to resource for Orthodox caregivers Rev. Adrian Budica May 25, 2018
Revitalizing Parish Music efforts continue in Virginia Robin Freeman May 3, 2018
SVOTS faculty, alumnus take part in discussion of theology and psychology Rev. Adrian Budica April 6, 2018
Workshop for Readers and Musicians VRev. Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen September 15, 2017
Father Alexander Rentel Participates in 3 International Gatherings Very Rev. Alexander Rentel July 5, 2017
Professor Pentiuc Spreads God’s Word in Romania Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc June 22, 2017
Classroom Exchange Highlights Institutional Ties Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff April 25, 2016
SVOTS Liturgical Art Lecturer Offers Tour of Met's Byzantine Collection Rev. Dn. Evan Freeman April 5, 2016
Drs. Daniel and Jane Hinshaw Represent SVOTS at the University of Balamand Dr. Daniel B. Hinshaw February 22, 2016
SVOTS Dean and Professors Attend Meeting of Scholars at Ecumenical Patriarchate Very Rev. Dr. John Behr January 13, 2016
Three Faculty Members Offer Presentations at NYC Sacred Arts Conference Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff December 9, 2015
Dean Travels to India for Malankara Church Celebrations Very Rev. Dr. John Behr December 7, 2015
The 1000th Anniversary of the Repose of St. Vladimir Celebration Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield December 2, 2015
SVOTS in Nairobi and Istanbul: Dr. Paul Meyendorff November 23, 2015
SVOTS Professor Offers Presentation at Orthodox Institute VRev. Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen November 19, 2015
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor Fr. Adrian Budica is Awarded Full Certification Rev. Adrian Budica November 5, 2015
Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Celebrates Fifty Years of Dialogue November 2, 2015
Dean's New Book Examines Life-Death Relationship Very Rev. Dr. John Behr October 28, 2015
Seminary Hosts Yale Sacred Music Students Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff September 28, 2015
Dean's European Travels Strengthen Ties with SVOTS Alumni and Friends Very Rev. Dr. John Behr September 22, 2015
Archpriest Alexander Rentel Attends Canonization on Behalf of Seminary Very Rev. Alexander Rentel September 11, 2015
Ministry and Pilgrimage: SVOTS Lecturer and Director of Chapel Music Returns to Alaska September 7, 2015
SVOTS Scripture Professor is Main Contributor to New Study Bible Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc August 5, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Features Article by Dr. Bouteneff Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff August 3, 2015
SVOTS Professor and Trustee Will Both Serve on Faith and Order Commission June 24, 2015
St. Vladimir's Seminary in Constantinople Very Rev. Alexander Rentel June 22, 2015
Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds 88th Meeting at St. Vladimir's June 8, 2015
Dr. Meyendorff Participates in Orthodox-Catholic Colloquium May 6, 2015
Surprising Vitality! Orthodox Christianity in Vienna Very Rev. Dr. John Behr April 23, 2015
SVS Press and SVOTS Professor Launch Book at NYC Arts Festival Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff April 14, 2015
Dr. Meyendorff Presents Lecture in Rome, Italy April 3, 2015
Dr. Meyendorff Speaks at Huffington Ecumenical Institute Conference March 9, 2015
Estonia's Prime Minister Offers Kudos to Arvo Pärt Team Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff December 18, 2014
Dr. Meyendorff Meets with St. Irenaeus Orthodox-Catholic Working Group November 12, 2014
North American Orthodox–Catholic Theological Group Meets November 3, 2014
At the Pappas Patristic Institute Conference VRev. Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen October 16, 2014
Professor Meyendorff Meets with Working Group on Theological Education October 7, 2014
Presentation at Westminster Highlights Arvo Pärt's Spiritual Roots Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff September 30, 2014
Professor Rentel Serves OCA as Canonical Consultant Very Rev. Alexander Rentel September 17, 2014
Working With Student Leaders Dr. Albert S. Rossi September 11, 2014
Meeting Jesus in the Temple Very Rev. Dr. John Behr March 27, 2014
Becoming a Healing Presence Dr. Albert S. Rossi October 25, 2013
Travelogue and Final Reflections Very Rev. Alexander Rentel July 11, 2013
Orthodox Unity and Autocephaly: Fr. John Meyendorff's Timely Message November 6, 2012
"Ministering to God": A Reflection On the Life of St. Innocent of Alaska Very Rev. Alexander Rentel October 11, 2012
Reflection on "For God and Country" Orthodox Education Day 2011 Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff October 24, 2011
Women in the Orthodox Church, Here and Now Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff May 26, 2011
Unity in Diversity: The Opportunities and the Challenges Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff October 20, 2010
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