Faculty Footnotes

Seminary Hosts Yale Sacred Music Students

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, 60 students and faculty from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music came to St. Vladimir's Seminary for a morning in Three Hierarchs Chapel. The visiting students will be traveling next spring to Estonia and Finland, and their visit to the seminary was part of their preparatory education.

After a short service of prayer "before any good work," students heard a talk by Prof. Peter Bouteneff called "Schmemann and Pärt: Embodying the Sacred." Arvo Pärt and Fr. Alexander Schmemann are linked with each other, not just because both were born in Estonia. Although one is a composer and the other a theologian, both represent a strong theology of incarnation and sacrament. Father Schmemann insisted that words be comprehensible and at the forefront of the Liturgy, Pärt likewise composes almost exclusively to sacred texts, which the music serves to illuminate.

The talk featured a lively discussion session that also included Hierodeacon Herman Majkrzak and Dn. Evan Freeman.


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Surprising Vitality! Orthodox Christianity in Vienna Very Rev. Dr. John Behr April 23, 2015
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Archpriest Alexander Rentel Attends Canonization on Behalf of Seminary Very Rev. Alexander Rentel September 11, 2015
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Travelogue and Final Reflections Very Rev. Alexander Rentel July 11, 2013
"Ministering to God": A Reflection On the Life of St. Innocent of Alaska Very Rev. Alexander Rentel October 11, 2012
Professor Rentel Serves OCA as Canonical Consultant Very Rev. Alexander Rentel September 17, 2014
SVOTS Scripture Professor is Main Contributor to New Study Bible V. Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc August 5, 2015
At the Pappas Patristic Institute Conference Rev. Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen October 16, 2014
Ministry and Pilgrimage: SVOTS Lecturer and Director of Chapel Music Returns to Alaska Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak) September 7, 2015
SVS Press and SVOTS Professor Launch Book at NYC Arts Festival Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff April 14, 2015
BBC Music Magazine Features Article by Dr. Bouteneff Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff August 3, 2015
Women in the Orthodox Church, Here and Now Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff May 26, 2011
Presentation at Westminster Highlights Arvo Pärt's Spiritual Roots Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff September 30, 2014
Reflection on "For God and Country" Orthodox Education Day 2011 Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff October 24, 2011
Seminary Hosts Yale Sacred Music Students Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff September 28, 2015
Unity in Diversity: The Opportunities and the Challenges Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff October 20, 2010
Estonia's Prime Minister Offers Kudos to Arvo Pärt Team Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff December 18, 2014
Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds 88th Meeting at St. Vladimir's Dr. Paul Meyendorff June 8, 2015
Orthodox Unity and Autocephaly: Fr. John Meyendorff's Timely Message Dr. Paul Meyendorff November 6, 2012
North American Orthodox–Catholic Theological Group Meets Dr. Paul Meyendorff November 3, 2014
Dr. Meyendorff Speaks at Huffington Ecumenical Institute Conference Dr. Paul Meyendorff March 9, 2015
Professor Meyendorff Meets with Working Group on Theological Education Dr. Paul Meyendorff October 7, 2014
Dr. Meyendorff Meets with St. Irenaeus Orthodox-Catholic Working Group Dr. Paul Meyendorff November 12, 2014
Dr. Meyendorff Presents Lecture in Rome, Italy Dr. Paul Meyendorff April 3, 2015
Dr. Meyendorff Participates in Orthodox-Catholic Colloquium Dr. Paul Meyendorff May 6, 2015
SVOTS Professor and Trustee Will Both Serve on Faith and Order Commission Dr. Paul Meyendorff June 24, 2015
Working With Student Leaders Dr. Albert S. Rossi September 11, 2014
Becoming a Healing Presence Dr. Albert S. Rossi October 25, 2013
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