Free Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium and Georgian Scholarship Event

SVOTS – 14/2/2020

Hieromartyr Grigol Peradze of Georgia (1889-1942) was a profoundly gifted theologian, historian, and linguist who used his vast knowledge for the sake of others. He preached and published homilies, worked tirelessly to recover and preserve treasures of Georgian Orthodox history and culture, and imitated the Lord he so fervently pursued in his studies as he sacrificed his own life to save others in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

In honor of this great martyr, St. Vladimir’s Seminary has established the St. Grigol Peradze Scholarship Fund to support seminarians from the Orthodox Church of Georgia, who desire to serve Christ as he did. And this Sunday, February 16, the Seminary is hosting a free luncheon and Georgian musical performance to raise donations for the scholarship!

If you are in the area this weekend, please join us! But whether you can make it or not, you can donate to the Scholarship Fund anytime to help pay for students’ tuition and other educational expenses. Click here to support Georgian Orthodox seminarians.

Another scholarship we are excited to share with you is one that will send THREE people to this summer’s 2020 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium for free! The Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) at St. Vladimir’s Seminary is pleased to announce that three full scholarships are available to Orthodox Church musicians for the event, which is co-hosted by the Seminary and the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), June 10-14, 2020.

The scholarship will cover transportation to the Seminary campus in Yonkers, the registration fee, 4 nights of hotel lodging, all meals, and 1 ticket to the Capella Romana concert in New York City on Friday, June 12. Don’t worry if you already registered for the Symposium—the scholarship will reimburse you for transportation costs you may have paid for already.

If you’re interested in attending the Symposium, get your scholarship application submitted by April 25.