Character by John G. Panagiotou

 John G. Panagiotou - OCP News Service - May 2015 Global: Growing up in my hometown, I fondly remember Mr. MacNamara's corner drug store. There the kindly old pharmacist Mr. MacNamara would not only own a pharmacy, but he would have for sale all kinds of candy and nicknacks that only an old-fashioned drug store would ...

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 ...

Rev. Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib of Kuwait Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

24/1/15 - The Orthodox Theological Seminary  Kottayam/Kerala: Rev. Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib, Chairman of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait and Pastor of the Kuwait Presbyterian Church visited the Seminary on January 22 and attended the Evening Prayers. He was accompanied by other dignitaries of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait. The National Evangelical Church is a campus in Kuwaiot ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teaching at the Orthodox Theological School of the Congo

Alexandrian Patriarchate - June - July 2014 - Maria Kazamia Saint Athanasius the Athonite Theological School, a faculty of the Orthodox University of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, started operating at the Mont Ngafula region in Kinshasa in September 2007. Attendance at school is five years. The School offers three directions: The Bible-Patristic Theology-Ecclesiastical History, Liturgics and Organization and ...

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 ...