Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos meets the Dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology – University of Belgrade

Northeast American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - 28/10/17  His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan met with Protopresbyter Stauvrophor Dr. Predrag Puzović, dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade. Along with His Grace, members of the Department of Ecumenical Relationsof the Malankara Church, Reverend Father Abraham Thomas and Reverend Father Aswin Zefrin Fernandis, also participated in the meeting. Discussions ...

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Theophilos Enters Eternal Rest

Dr Ajesh T Phillip - OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent - 24/10/17 +Memory Eternal+ Kerala- India: His Grace Zachariah Mar Theophilos -Metropolitan of the Malabar diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church entered eternal rest on 24/10/17. Mar Theophilos was well known for his kindness and the Prelate was a great philanthropist.  An outstanding charity champion, the Metropolitan ...

Syriac Orthodox Seminarians Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

OCP News Service-22/3/17- Syriac-Orthodox – Indian Orthodox Malankara Churches Special Courtesy- Aby Mathew. Kottayam- Kerala-India: Pictures from the visit of Final year students of the Syriac Orthodox Theological Seminary (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Seminary- Mulanthurithy, Kerala) made a fraternal visit at the Indian Orthodox Seminary (OTS -Kottayam, Kerala). The Syriac Orthodox Seminary in Mulanthuruthy belongs to the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox ...

Updated Orthodox Faith Series Honors Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko’s Memory

SVOT- SVS Press- March 2016 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press) is pleased to announce an updated and expanded edition of The Orthodox Faith series, popularly known as “The Rainbow series” and originally authored by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko in 1971. Father Thomas, who reposed in the Lord one year ago today, March 18, 2015, was Dean ...

Mary: The Example to All Christians

Theotokos and Christ Child

John G. Panagiotou - August 2015 Purchase book 'The Life of the Virgin' here: Mary of Nazareth has been given many titles over the last two millennia. She is called the Virgin Mary, Theotokos (Greek: “Birthgiver of God”), Panagia (Greek: “All Holy One”), the Blessed Mother and Our Lady to name a few. No other woman has achieved ...

St. Tikhon’s Seminary opens search for Director of Student Life

STOTS

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here recently initiated a search for a full-time Director for its Office of Student Life, which directly provides for the overall welfare and practical needs of seminarians in formation, with special attention given to their spiritual lives. The Director of Student Life will be responsible for supervising ...

Orthodox Christian Stewardship: What do Jesus, the Bible, and the Church Fathers Say about Tithing and Giving to God?

John G. Panagiotou - March 2015 “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.”1 These words of Jesus have resonated within the hearts of people for two thousand years. What was Jesus talking about? What do Jesus, the Bible, and the Church Fathers have to say about tithing and giving to God? The Scriptures have ...

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou - 22/2/15 In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to his spiritual son Timothy about the “deposit of faith” (in Greek, paradosis) which has been handed down from Christ to His Apostles, to their disciples and to their successors.1 What is this “deposit” in its essence? The Apostle tells us this ...

St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Marks 5th Year at Young Preachers Festival

Fr. Sergius with seminarian Tristan Gall

January 2015 Read Seminarian Tristan Gall's reflection on the Festival Over the Christmas recess, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric The Rev. Dr. Sergius Halvorsen and third-year M.Div. seminarian Tristan Gall traveled to Dallas, TX, to participate in the National Festival of Young Preachers. Sponsored by the Academy of Preachers, the National Festival attracted more than one ...

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Elects Four Trustees – Metropolitan Joseph Is Vice Chairman

Metropolitan Joseph

December 2014 At its annual meeting November 13–14, 2014, the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary Dn. Michael Hyattelected four new members, among them His Eminence Joseph, who was recently enthroned as Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA). His ...

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

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 from an ...

Bicentenary Global Alumni Meet held at the Indian Orthodox Theological Semianry

September 2014 Development of the priestly ministry needs to be aimed at an all-round growth of the society, stated His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II while addressing the Bi-centenary Global Alumni Meet at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, fondly known as the Old Seminary. The public ceremony was held at 2 pm on Tuesday September ...

SVOTS Seminarian, Alumni, Uncover Jesus’ World in Bethsaida

Seminarian Elizabeth Siniscalchi works in an Iron Age section in Bethsaida

St Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary - July 2014 Imagine walking in the footsteps of Jesus and his followers. Now imagine uncovering firsthand the very buildings they would have seen and discovering objects they would have used in their daily lives, including domestic wares and implements for fishing. “Such were the experiences of St. Vladimir’s seminarian Elizabeth Siniscalchi ...

Graduation at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA - June 2014 On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the faculty and student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of South Bound Brook, NJ gathered at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, NY for the Commencement ceremony. Following the completion of a three-year program of ...

The Historic Old Seminary in India towards its bicentenary

Fr. Dr. Jacob Kurian Principal Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Visit website: The Old Seminary, Kottayam, a historic center of the ancient Orthodox Christian community in Kerala, towards its bicentenary. #Land for Seminary donated  by Her Highness Gowri Parvathy Bhai, the Queen of  Travancore.   #Earliest English-education centre in Travancore.   #First centre for the study of foreign languages in the State.  #First co-ordinating ...

Dr. Bruce Foltz to Present Ecology Lecture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary Sept. 1

12/8/13 Dr. Bruce Foltz, an Orthodox Christian and Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, will offer a free and public lecture, “The Truth of Nature,” at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here at 7:00 p.m. on September 1, 2013. The talk will contrast today’s post–modern assumptions regarding the environment with patristic and historic Christian ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Offers Online Doctor of Ministry Program

  1/2/13 [SVOTS Communications] Priests, chaplains, and other professionals in ministry may now earn an accredited Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree online through a new program at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY. The hybrid program, which combines distance learning with one–week, on–campus intensives, is bridging a gap for students who cannot reside full time on campus. The ...

St. Vladimir’s and St. Tikhon’s Choirs Open Icon Exhibit at Villanova University

8/11/2012 - USA View a photo gallery of the exhibit opening An exhibit entitled "Icon: The Way to the Kingdom," will run until December 16 at theVillanova University Art Gallery, housed in the Connelly Center, Villanova, PA. Choirs from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) and St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) in South Canaan, PA, jointly ...

OCP Secretary Lectures at Orthodox Theological Seminary

Adv.Prasad Abraham OCP News Service 26/09/2012 Kerala/Kottayam: Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Secretary, Mr. George Alexander was invited to give a lecture at the Orthodox Theological Seminary (OTS) of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church on 25th September 2012. He spoke on the topic "Orthodoxy in the Twenty in the First Century: Growth and Development". Mr. George highlighted the objective perspective ...

Dr. Guroian to Present Lenten Retreat, Saturday March 31st at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Dr. Vigen Guroian,

14/3/2012 SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] Dr. Vigen Guroian, professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, will lead the annual public lenten retreat this year at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The retreat will begin with Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel at 9 a.m., followed by ...

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY! “ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image”

14/2/2012 Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online here. Your printed registration form will serve as your admission ticket. [SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] On Monday evening, May 7, 2012, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is hosting an exquisite evening of liturgical music sung in the traditional styles of Orthodox Christian churches worldwide. In a multi-media program ...