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Source: Orthodox Church in America [YONKERS, NY]  On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary[SVOTS] will host the first of three webinars featuring recent Doctor of Ministry graduates, who will present their final projects. “Our most recent graduates want to share the fruits of the D.Min. program,” said Subdeacon Alexander (Pradeep) Hatcher, Director of Institutional and Advancement Communications.  “These webinars – free and open to the public – are meant to give people a taste of what the D.Min. program offers and what it can do for your ministry.” While registration to participate in one or all of…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary This week we remember Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (March 28, 1939-March 18, 2015), and give thanks for the enormous impact of his ministry and teaching in North America and beyond. As Archpriest John Behr said so powerfully during his homily at Fr. Thomas’s funeral three years ago, “How can one find the words—the appropriate words—to speak of one who was such a master of words? Fr. Thomas could speak so eloquently and so inspiringly—at length—in homilies and lectures, anecdotes and reminiscences; but he was a master story-teller as well as a master preacher and teacher.” I did not have the blessing…

Source: St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Christ is in our midst! Since you are receiving this newsletter and are part of our online community, there is a good chance you have, at some point, also held an SVS Press printor digital book in your hands, eagerly opening to the first page to dive in. You’re not alone. SVS Press has remained one of the most active and well-known publishers of Orthodox material in the English language since the Press was founded 50 years ago, and it now has more than 400 titles in print—reaching readers, like you, across the globe. The…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Last month I received an email that stunned me. The correspondent indicated that within his diocese he could not recall recently encountering a young priest educated at St. Vladimir’s. His perception was that St. Vladimir’s was producing very few priests to serve in local parishes in the U.S. Such misperception is in need of correction, so let me offer some facts (which I also shared with the amiable but not fully informed correspondent). For the past 17 years here at the Seminary, I have observed a predictable annual cycle: seminarians being ordained first as subdeacons,…

Source: Public Orthodoxy by George Demacopoulos It has always been the case that forces beyond the control of the Church have prompted changes in the practice of theological education. For example, Ottoman repression led many Greek Christians to seek education abroad. Tsar Peter I imposed Western-styled seminaries upon the Russian Church. And the Bolshevik Revolution crippled religious education throughout Russia and much of Eastern Europe. While not as dire as those examples, Orthodox seminaries in the United States face significant structural challenges. At one and the same time, the real cost of operating a seminary is steeply rising while active participation…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary On Friday, January 13, 2017, Archpriest John Behr, dean and professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, presented his inaugural lecture as holder of the Metropolitan Kallistos Chair in Orthodox Theology and assumed his position as full professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (ACOT) in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Father John’s lecture, titled, “The Paschal Gospel: Reading John in Early and Eastern Christianity,” may be read here. Father John was appointed to the newly created Chair by the Executive Board of VU on September 1, 2016. He retains his position as Dean of St. Vladimir’s, but will visit ACOT a…

Source: Orthodox Church in America YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications]  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, has announced that the Board of Trustees of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here voted to implement a new model for governance at the seminary.  The new model, adopted by the Board at its semi-annual meeting on May 19–20, 2016, will be effective as of May 27, 2016, and will include a newly defined Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position at the top of its organizational structure. Components of the new model will be implemented over the next several months. “As the President of the Board of Trustees at…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications]  At its meeting held November 12–13, 2015, the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary elected three new members, including His Grace Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Additionally, the Board honored two retiring Trustees for their distinguished service to the Seminary: Anne Mackoul, JD, D.H.L, and Anne van den Berg, JD. “It is an honor and indeed a privilege to be a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir Seminary,” remarked incoming Trustee Bishop David, who was consecrated in 2013 as the first Shepherd…

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