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Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary This week is a big one for the Seminary’s Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA). The ISA’s new logo has officially been unveiled, and another exciting announcement from the ISA will drop later this week. We’re also excited to share that starting next fall, seminarians in the Master of Arts (M.A.) program will be able to choose a concentration in the Sacred Arts as part of their degree track (the other M.A. concentrations are General Theological Studies and Theological Scholarship and Research). Admissions season rolls on, for prospective students interested in the M.A., Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Theology (Th.M.) programs. Please continue to spread the…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary A lot of people have been talking about the new book, Science and the Christian Faith (SVS Press), since its release in January. Later this month, have a chat with the author of the popular book himself, Fr. Christopher C. Knight, as he tackles the question, “are science and Christianity in conflict?” Join The Rev. Dr. Christopher C. Knight and SVS Press Foundations Series Editor Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff online Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. EST for the virtual book launch of Science and the Christian Faith: A Guide for the Perplexed. They’ll host a discussion about the…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary has begun its year of honoring the legacy of former dean and renowned theologian Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann (1921-1983). The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Fr. Alexander’s birth. The “Year of Schmemann” celebrations kicked off Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with the release of an unearthed recording of Schmemann. His words, captured decades ago—on a recording which recently came into the Seminary’s possession—are anything but dated. They are further proof that Fr. Alexander remains “A Voice for Our Time.” Discern the Spirits: Words from Alexander Schmemann from St Vladimir’s Seminary on Vimeo. Celebrations continue Saturday, January 30, 2021 with The 38th Annual…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Yonkers, NY — Seminarians once again showcased some of their outstanding work at St. Vladimir’s third Graduate Conference (formerly known as the Academic Symposium). The latest edition of the biannual conference was held Friday, January 15, 2021, in an online format. The conference provides a platform for seminarians to present and discuss the best academic work done by students the previous semester. “I’m able to see improvement from our first [conference] in January 2020…,” said Academic Dean Dr. Ionut Alexandru Tudorie. “And I’m very happy and thankful to our students and our professors.” Seminary faculty, led…

Source: Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative ANNOUNCING A NEW INTENSIVE PROGRAM IN SERVANT LEADERSHIP The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative in partnership with St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is developing an Intensive Program in Servant Leadership.  Components include: Foundations of Servant Leadership Creating Effective Ministry Teams with an Emphasis on Parish Councils Creating a Vision Together and Leading Through Change Getting Things Done – Project and Program Management Inspiring Generosity and Stewards Nuts and Bolts:  Organizational Finance and Administration Phase 1 focuses on a 3-day program, divided into six half-day modules that can be deployed individually or in combination with other modules at the local parish…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary The day after I recently shared a link on our social media pages about a wonderful resource I didn’t want people to forget about, we received this touching message in an email: “I am overcome with emotion this morning as I listen to Father Alexander [Schmemann]’s lectures in liturgical theology. What an amazing gift you all have provided the world…and me. I have been desperate to hear his lectures, lamenting the fact that he died (memory eternal) three years before I was born. I truly cannot tell you how blessed and grateful I am for this…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary View the photo gallery [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY]  At its Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 18, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) conferred degrees upon twenty-two graduates, including fourteen Master of Divinity, three Master of Arts, and five Master of Theology students, and the Seminary also awarded two honorary doctorates. On Saturday morning, His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, archbishop of Washington and metropolitan of All America and Canada of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), presided at Divine Liturgy at Three Hierarchs Chapel. At the Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude elevated Rev. Dr. David Mezynski,…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Yonkers, NY – The Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has appointed Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield as president of the Seminary for another five years. The Board, chaired by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), made the decision at its semi-annual meeting on Friday, May 17, 2019. The trustees in attendance voted unanimously to appoint Fr. Chad to a new five-year term. His current term expires in June. “Father Chad has faithfully served the seminary now for twelve years, first as chancellor and then as president after the Seminary launched its new…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary 9-12 January 2019 • Iași, Romania St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) had a strong presence at the Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA). IOTA assembled in Iaşi, Romania on January 9-12, 2019. Founded by University of St. Thomas Professor Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk and a group of leading scholars, IOTA’s mission is to promote the international exchange of knowledge within the context of the Orthodox tradition. ’With several hundred scholars from over 40 countries and all six continents, IOTA has called its Inaugural Conference the largest and most representative gathering of Orthodox church leaders, scholars, and…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Yonkers, NY – St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is poised to establish a permanent Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) on its campus, with “creativity and holiness for the life of the world” as its mission, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, announced November 29, 2018, will help the Seminary build upon the Sacred Arts Initiative (SAI) which the Luce Foundation also funded in 2016. The Institute of Sacred Arts will introduce a curriculum where art and theology are mutually interpretive: theology informing the arts, but also arts informing theology. “Many universities and divinity…

Source: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Yonkers, NY [July 20, 2018] – St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has appointed Dr. Ionuţ-Alexandru Tudorie to the position of academic dean. The Seminary’s Board of Trustees selected Tudorie, a native of Romania, on July 18 after the Academic Dean Search Committee had narrowed down the list of possible candidates to two. The announcement concludes an extended and carefully-undertaken search process that began at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. “There is no doubt that Dr. Tudorie brings with him extraordinary gifts and achievements that will benefit the seminary greatly,” said Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president…

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