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Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – As part of its mission to train late vocation candidates for ordination to the the Holy Diaconate of the Orthodox Church in America, an on-line course in Church History is being offered beginning September 27, 2013. This course is being offered with the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and at the direction of the Board of Theological Education of the Holy Synod of Bishops. Archpriest John H. Erickson, the Peter N. Gramowich Professor of Church History, Emeritus, of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will teach the course, which will span approximately 14 consecutive…

Source: Orthodox Church in America YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] Priests, chaplains, and other professionals in ministry may now earn an accredited Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree online through a new program at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY.The hybrid program, which combines distance learning with one–week, on–campus intensives, is bridging a gap for students who cannot reside full time on campus. The program will begin in fall 2013, and applications now are being accepted. “Pastors today face immense challenges,” emphasized the Rev. Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, assistant professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric at Saint Vladimir’s and the program’s director.…