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St Vladimir’s Education Day Online 2023 – Saturday, August 5 (10 am-4 pm)

August 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

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Join us for St Vladimir’s Seminary Education Day 2023! Listen to discussions by Orthodox scholars and ask them your burning questions on a variety of topics, including Scripture, Church History, current events, and other topics such as; end-of-life issues, personhood, and the importance of Orthodox literature in our lives today. Education Day Online is a six-hour “Zoomathon” where you can participate and pose questions to Seminary professors and guest scholars.


The online event is Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT (7 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT). Join Education Day Online when a topic that interests you is scheduled, or join several discussions throughout the day. It’s up to you when you join and for how long. (See the schedule below.)

Education Day Online is also for a good cause—join us and help raise $100,000 to educate seminarians! Attendance is FREE. Please consider making a donation as you register or during the event. (If donating through our Giving Page, please write “ED DAY” in the comment section.)

You may submit questions now, as you register, to be asked during the event on August 5 (please indicate what topic your question belongs to in the comment box). Of course, you will be able to submit questions during the event as well.

Faculty members from St. Vladimir’s Seminary will be joined by Dr Edith Humphrey, SVS Press author and William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; the Rev. Dn Dr Sampson Nash, Associate Professor of Medicine for the St Vladimir’s Seminary Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program, and Adjunct Professor of Christian Ethics at St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS); Dr Mark Cherry, the Dr. Patricia A. Hayes Professor in Applied Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at St Edward’s University in Austin, TX; Dr Alexander Titus, independent scholar and instructor at Scholé Academy; Dr Paul Meyendorff, Father Alexander Schmemann Professor Emeritus of Liturgical Theology at St Vladimir’s Seminary (1987-2016); and Dr James Buchanan Wallace, Chair and Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Christian Brothers University. We look forward to a fruitful and enlightening day of discussion!









10 a.m.



Welcome & Opening Remarks



Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield & Dr Peter Bouteneff



10:05 a.m. – 11 a.m.



The Importance of Writing and Reading Contemporary Orthodox Literature


Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield & Dr Edith Humphrey



11:05 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Death and Dying: Christian Bioethics Confronts End-of-Life Care in a Secular Culture


Rev. Dn Dr Sampson Nash & Dr Mark Cherry



12:05 p.m.– 1 p.m.



The Patristic Foundations and Spiritual Legacy of St Gregory Palamas



Rev. Dr Bogdan Bucur & Dr Alexander Titus


1:05 p.m. – 2 p.m.






Dr Ionuț-Alexandru Tudorie & Dr Paul Meyendorff



2:05 p.m. – 3 p.m.



Biblical Criticism and Orthodox Faith


Dr Michael Legaspi & Dr James Buchanan Wallace



3:05 p.m.– 4 p.m.


Embodying Tradition in Contemporary Orthodox Liturgical Music: Back to the Future?  

Rev. Dn Dr Harrison Russin & Dr Alexander Lingas



4:00 p.m.



Closing Remarks



Dr Peter Bouteneff


August 5, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
575 Scarsdale Road
Yonkers 10707, New York 10707 United States
(914) 961-8313
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