[SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] St. Vladimirs Seminarys academic press and bookshop are sporting a fresh face on the World Wide Web. With the launch of their new Website in July, SVS Press and Bookstore are providing retail customers with a simple, intuitive online shopping experience, with back end software that allows customers to track and receive updated status reports on their online orders. The newly designed Website was funded with a $20,000 matching grant from the Virginia H. Farah Foundation.
The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, seminary Chancellor/CEO, expressed his gratitude and pleasure at the launch, saying, “We have carefully received and responded to constructive criticisms and positive suggestions from our SVS Press devotees. Hopefully the site will meet their expectations, and special thanks goes to the Farah Foundation for their support.
Father Chad, who is editor of the Orthodox Christian Profile Series at SVS Press, drew special attention to the newest release in that series, Antony Bashir, Metropolitan and Missionary, by Constantine Nasra fascinating look behind the scenes at an important period of history in the establishment of the Orthodox faith in America. “This book will remind those who knew Metropolitan Antony just how great his contribution to the Orthodox faith in North America was, and will serve to introduce him to a new generation that did not have the honor of knowing him, he noted.
Since its inception in 1968, SVS Press has been integral to the seminarys mission to serve Christ and His Church through theological education, research, and scholarship. Its books, music and lecture CDs, and childrens titles provide spiritual and intellectual nourishment to Orthodox Christian believers and those seeking information about the Orthodox Church around the globe, Fr. Chad continued. We are confident this new Website will even further heighten the reputation of our press as the world leader in Orthodox Christian publications.”