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Axion Estin offers Byzantine Music course at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

December 19, 2014 Featured News
Axion Estin

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – December 2014 In collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation of New Rochelle, NY, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here will be offering a public Continuing Education course on Byzantine Chant during the spring 2015 semester. The course will be offered under the expert instruction of Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, the Foundation’s inaugural Artist in […]

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Antiochian Bishop Nicholas to deliver 32nd annual Fr. Schmemann Memorial Lecture

November 20, 2014 Featured News
Bishop Nicholas

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] – 20/11/14 His Grace, Bishop Nicholas [Ozone], Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, will be the guest speaker at the 32nd annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, to be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here January 30, 2015. Bishop Nicholas […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) to lecture at St. Vladimir’s November 8

November 7, 2014 Featured News
Metropolitan Hilarion

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – November 2014 On Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk and Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will deliver a free and public lecture at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here. Metropolitan Hilarion will speak on “Primacy and Conciliarity […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary appeal to aid suffering Syrian Christians

November 1, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – November 2014 When His Beatitude, Patriarch John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, visits the United States this fall, he will receive not only warm wishes but also a charitable gift from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here. The gift, intended to aid suffering Orthodox […]

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OCA Holy Synod of Bishops meets for fall session

October 21, 2014 Featured News
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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 21/10/14 The fall session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America opened on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, and will conclude on Thursday, October 23. The session will open with the canonical elections of the candidates nominated to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Ottawa and Canada […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to offer four on-line courses in January 2015

October 19, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – OCtober 2014 In January 2015, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer four public courses, comprising an on-line and a residential component. Offerings include three pastoral theology courses and one liturgical music course, taught by experts in their fields. “The Therapeutic Encounter” will be taught by Dr. Daniel Hinshaw, while […]

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PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS: Discovering the Church’s fullness in upstate NY

October 11, 2014 Featured News
Iconostasis

LANSING, NY [OCA] – October 2014 One year ago, the new iconostasis for Holy Apostles Mission here was being unpacked from a crate and set up in Father James Worthington’s garage. “The untreated wood was quickly stained and prepared for installation in the sanctuary,” said Father James. ” This was a time when the entire […]

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Preconciliar Commission reviews proposed AAC agenda – evolving plans

October 8, 2014 News
18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – October 2014 Members of the Preconciliar Commission [PCC], charged with overseeing the organization of the 18th All-American Council [AAC], met here under the chairmanship of His Grace, Bishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania September 30 – October 1, 2014. The AAC will be held in Atlanta July 20-24, 2015. The […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to celebrate Orthodox Ed Day October 4

October 3, 2014 Featured News

YONKERS, NY [OCA/SVOTS] – October 2014 The community of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here has been busy making final preparations for Orthodox Education Day, slated to be celebrated on the school’s campus on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The theme—“Do Books Still Matter?  A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications”—will be developed by Archpriest Dr. John Behr, Dean, […]

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Registration opened for 18th AAC vendors

September 10, 2014 Featured News
18th AAC

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – September 2014 As announced earlier, space will be available to vendors wishing to display their goods and services at the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to be held at the Hilton Atlanta on January 20-24, 2015. Vendors will find an introductory letter, prospectus and contract, and […]

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September 7 designated Assembly of Bishops Sunday

September 7, 2014 Featured News

NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] – September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7, 2014, as Assembly of Bishops Sunday. “In just one week, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will convene [in Dallas, TX] for its […]

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OCA Chancery celebration honoring St. Sergius Church musicians to be held September 27

September 4, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – September 2014 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the staff of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America will host a celebration marking the 700th Anniversary of the birth of Saint Sergius of Radonezh on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Saint Sergius is the patron of the Chancery Chapel. The day will […]

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St. Vladimir’s Offers Public Byzantine Music Program with Met Concert Perks

August 26, 2014 Featured News
Eleftherios Eleftheriadis

26/8/14 For Academic year 2014–2015, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY,will offer an exceptional opportunity to students enrolled in its Continuing Education course on Byzantine Chant. Besides benefiting from the expert instruction of renowned master chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, students will be afforded unprecedented access to rehearsals and concert events during the 2014–2015 Metropolitan Museum […]

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Archon Christopher Stratakis named recipient of Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship, Oct 17

August 13, 2014 Featured News
Archon Christopher Stratakis

New York, NY 8/11/2014 The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle is pleased to announce that Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq. has been nominated as the recipient of this year’s Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship. A special tribute dinner dance will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Friday evening, Oct. 17, […]

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OCA Holy Synod issues updated background check guidelines

August 9, 2014 Featured News
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  SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – August 2014 At their most recent meeting held March 18-21, 2014, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, in conjunction with the Office for Review of Sexual Misconduct Allegations (ORSMA) issued guidelines for background checks. On July 20, 2014, a final, revised set of guidelines were issued. “Background checks […]

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Monastic Synaxis closes : Statement issued

July 29, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – July 2014 With the blessing of their diocesan bishops, the superiors (or their representatives) of monastic communities within the Orthodox Church in America gathered at the Chancery here for a “Synaxis” July 21-23, 2014. In addition to spiritual fellowship and mutual upbuilding and encouragement, common concerns and the emerging nature of […]

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Monastic conference at OCA Chancery

July 24, 2014 News

Orthodox Church in America – July 2014 On Monday, July 21, 2014, abbots and abbesses or their representatives from several of the Orthodox Church in America’s monasteries were welcomed to the Chancery in Syosset, NY by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon at the opening session of a conference for monastics. The day ended with the celebration […]

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Sentence announced in Archbishop Seraphim case

July 13, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – July 2014 The Orthodox Church of America has learned that the retired Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim) was sentenced today—Wednesday, July 9, 2014—to eight months in prison following his January 24, 2014 conviction for one count of sexual assault. Speaking on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate […]

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY

June 12, 2014 Featured News

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America – June 2014 June 10, 2014 – A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat’s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church of North America), and was held on June 10 at the Archdiosecan Center of the […]

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Prayers and petitions for Ethiopian Orthodox woman sentenced to death

June 3, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 3/6/14 The young mother stood before her accusers and boldly stated without reservation, “I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian.” These words, which sound as if they had been lifted straight out of an early Christian martyrology, were proclaimed in mid-May 2014 in a Sudanese courtroom by Meriam […]

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“OCA Parish Mentorship Program for seminarians strengthened” – Very Rev. Eric G. Tosi

May 7, 2014 Featured News
The Very Reverend Eric G. Tosi - Secretary of the OCA Chancery

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications/Ginny Nieuwsma] – May 2014 The Very Rev. Eric G. Tosi (SVOTS ‘96) is the Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Before going to seminary he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He has been a parish priest in Billings, Montana and Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the […]

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