The SVOTS-light: April 2013

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In the SVOTS-light April 2013

His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON stands with newly ordained Priest Adam Horstman, his wife Patricia, and their children on the Feast of the Annunciation.

(Photo: Leanne Parrott Photography)

Our central focus at St. Vladimir’s is preparation for ministry.Deacon Andre Paez Ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Three Hierarchs Chapel

In March, we rejoiced in the ordination of three seminarians: Anoop Thomas to the Subdiaconate by His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, and Dns. Andre Paez of San Francisco, CA and Adam Horstman of Nicholasville, KY to the Holy Priesthood, by Archbishop Benjamin and Metropolitan Tikhon, respectively.
Anoop Thomas is Ordained to the Subdiaconate by His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos
Other seminarians were busy over the spring recess, traveling to St. Herman’s Theological Seminary in Kodiak.

Third-year seminarian Fr. James Parnell and second-year student Sdn. Nicholas Roth accompanied Fr. Chad to Alaska, where they spoke to students at our sister school about ministering to veterans and military personnel. Both Fr. James and Sdn. Nick have served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their message was well received.

(Photos: Lindsey Osburn Photography; Anoop Thomas)

SVOTS headlines

Headlines and Happenings

Lenten Meditations Available
We entered Lent in mid-March with our annual retreat and full schedule of services.

Our retreat speaker Fr. Chad discussed “three assured paths to spiritual renewal as we participate in the Great Fast: Mary and the Incarnation, the mysteries of Baptism and the Eucharist, and our vocation to mission.” Part one of his four presentations has been posted on Ancient Faith Radio, and the other talks will be available soon on the Voices From St. Vladimir’s podcast.

For your Lenten reading: Our alumni are prolific authors, and we have featured eight of their most recently published books.

SVOTS Alumni Corner

Alumni Corner

Looking (and listening) back on 75 years!
We are spending a lot of time these days digging through our photo and audio archives, and the findings are astounding.

Last year, Archpriest Steven Voytovich offered us over seventeen hours of recordings from Great Lent 1990, in prayerful remembrance of Fr. John Meyendorff, Dean of the Seminary from 1984 through 1992.
Fr. Meyendorff is prominently featured in these recordings alongside other faculty and student clergy. We’ve started to post Fr. Steven’s offerings on Soundcloud for your enjoyment. SVS Alumni channel on Soundcloud
Be sure to keep an eye on our Soundcloud account and the Alumni Facebook page for more gems from the archives, small remembrances of the many faculty, staff, clergy, laity and friends who have made St. Vladimir’s 75 year contribution to the service of the church possible.

SVS Upcoming Events

Coming up!

Summer Programs 
Join us on our beautiful campus this summer and participate in one of our continuing education programs.

Register Online Today!(The $50 registration fee is WAIVED until May 15) Attend a marriage enrichment seminar or a conference on the topic of poverty. If you are a counselor join us for a workshop on conflict resolution. Our Diaconal Practicum program is in its 7th year, and for those looking for course credits, a visiting professor will teach “Suffering and the Nature of Healing.” Find the program that’s right for you, but don’t miss this opportunity to study and fellowship at St. Vladimir’s.  Keep checking back, as information about each program will be updated regularly.

Link to the SVS Press Spring 2013 CatalogSpring Catalog now available!
The SVS Press Spring 2013 Catalog has just been published.  Recent releases in the catalog include:

and many others.  Look for your copy in the mail or visit our website to download a copy today!

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Yonkers NY 10707
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