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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: St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Since July 2016, thirteen seminarians and alumni from St. Vladimir’s Seminary have been ordained to Holy Orders, among them seven priests, five deacons, and one subdeacon. Six of those ordained are in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), five are in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), one is in the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church (MOSC), and one is in the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America (SOC). “In keeping with our Mission Statement,” noted Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of the Seminary, “we continue to prepare candidates for ministry as bishops,…