SVS Press releases collection by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 22/11/16 As part of this weekend’s Jubilee Celebration marking the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press [SVS Press] released a collection of his writings, titled Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, on Friday, November 18, 2016.  The new volume is laid out in an engaging ...

Metropolitan Tikhon hosts Metropolitan Nicholovos at OCA Chancery

Orthodox Church in America - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church- May 2016 On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon hosted His Eminence, Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America. Metropolitan Tikhon welcomed Metropolitan Nicholovos, who was accompanied by Fathers Abraham ...

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis to deliver 33rd Fr. Schmemann Lecture January 31

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - December 2015 The 33rd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, “Toward the Holy and Great Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Consensus,” will be presented by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here on Sunday, January 31, 2015.  The free public lecture will ...

Metropolitan Tikhon & Seminary Deans participate in Malankara Church Celebrations

OCA- November 2015 At the invitation of His Holiness, Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church [also known as the Indian Orthodox Church], His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon journeyed to India during Thanksgiving week 2015 to participate in celebrations marking the 200th Anniversary of the Orthodox Theological Seminary here. The ancient Malankara Church traces its ...

“Lord, it is good to be here!”

26/11/15 - OCA Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, the late Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the last time on Thanksgiving Day 1983.  Two weeks later, on December 13, he fell asleep in the Lord.  As is well known, Father Alexander had devoted his entire life to teaching, writing and preaching about the Eucharist—the ...

Metropolitan Tikhon, seminary deans guests of Indian Orthodox Malankara Church

OCA-November 2015 Metropolitan Tikhon, seminary deans guests of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church At the invitation of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will deliver an address during the bicentenary valedictory celebrations of the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam, Kerala, India on Thursday, November 26, 2015.  [Read related story]. Traveling with Metropolitan Tikhon are Archpriest Dr. ...

100th Anniversary of the Repose of St. Raphael commemorated at Antiochian Cathedral

November 2015 His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey represented the Orthodox Church in America at celebration of the Divine Liturgy marking the 100th Anniversary of the repose of Saint Raphael of Brooklyn at Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral here on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the first parish community established ...

SVOTS’ “East Meets East” Celebrates the Oriental Orthodox Churches

On Saturday, October 3, 2015,Saint Vladimir’s Seminarywelcomed hundreds of friends and alumni to campus for its annual Orthodox Education Day. “This year’s theme, ‘East Meets East,’ was inspired by the diversity of our student body,” remarked seminary Chancellor/CEO, Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield.  “At Saint Vladimir’s, Oriental and Eastern Orthodox students have been living, learning, and growing ...

Inaugural holder of Fordham’s Meyendorff-Patterson Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies installed

October 2015 His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America delivered the opening and closing benedictions respectively at ceremonies marking the installation of Dr. George E. Demacopoulos as the inaugural holder of Fordham University’s Father John Meyendorff and Patterson Family Chair of ...

OCA young adults participate in Syndesmos festival in Poland

Syndesmos

SUPRASL, POLAND [OCA-Youth] - August 2015 Five young adults representing the Orthodox Church in America are among the forty-plus participants from around the world attending the international Orthodox youth festival, “Attaining Conciliarity,” at the Monastery of the Annunciation’s Academy here during the last week of August 2015. Sponsored by Syndesmos, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth and ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to honor Metropolitans Tikhon and Joseph at Meyendorff Memorial Lecture September 14

Dr. Predrag Matejic

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] - August 2015 Predrag Matejic, Ph. D., Associate Professor at Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies and Curator of the Hilandar Research Library, will present the third annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Saint Vladimir’s Seminaryhere.  Speaking on the topic “Byzantium, the Slavs, ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej to speak at St. Vladimir’s Seminary September 11

Patriarch Irinej

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] - August 2015 On Friday, September 11, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here will bestow a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, upon His Holiness, Irinej, Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and Patriarch of Serbia.  At the Academic Convocation, Patriarch Irinej will deliver an ...

Metropolitan Tikhon meets with Malankarese Catholicos

Malankara

Eastern - Oriental Orthodox Unity - July 2015 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, met with His Holiness, Mar Thomas Paulose II, Catholicos of the Malankara Orthodox Church (also known as the Indian Orthodox Church) on Monday, July 6, 2015. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Malankara Church’s North American Diocese, located a few ...

SVS Press to debut Gospel Commentary by Archbishop Dmitri at 18th AAC

Gospel of St. John

June 2015 Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Presswill formally debut The Holy Gospel According to Saint John: A Pastoral Commentary, by His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri [Royster], at the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, to be held in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015.  The release of the volume, published posthumously—Archbishop Dmitri fell asleep in the ...

Thirty-one students graduate from St. Vladimir’s Seminary

USA- June 2015 Thirty-one seminarians, including nine ordained to Holy Orders, were granted degrees during Commencement exercises at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here on May 30, 2015. Twelve graduates received Master of Divinity degrees, while 13 received Master of Arts degrees and six were awarded Master of Theology degrees.  Eight women were included among the graduates. “Today marks ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press launches Coptic Studies Series

Bishop Suriel presents an icon in the Coptic tradition to Fr. John Behr.

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 25/5/15 Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press, the publishing house of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, has launched a new series highlighting the history and spirituality of the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church. The first book in the “Coptic Studies Series,” titled, The Life of Repentance and Purity, was authored by His Holiness, Pope Shenouda ...

Metropolitan Tikhon Leads SVS Delegation to Halki

Halki Seminary

December 2014 At invitation of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, a delegation representing Saint Vladimir’s Seminary visited the historic Holy Theological School of Halki here December 16-19, 2014. In his capacity as President of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon headed the delegation, which included Archpriest Dr. John Behr, Dean; Archpriest Dr. John Jillions, Seminary ...

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

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 will be ...

Public Forum to Discuss Great and Holy Council

September 2014 - SVOTS -OCL "We're fully geared up to reach out to the wider Church this fall, with an array of lectures and events that will serve a broad spectrum of people," said Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO of St. Vladimir's. "Our campus will be buzzing with our annual 'Ed Day' homecoming, a heart-warming presentation ...

ORTHODOX EDUCATION DAY 2014: “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications”

16/6/14 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here has chosen as its theme for Orthodox Education Day 2014, “Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications.” This year’s traditional open house will be held on Saturday, October 4, and will pay tribute to the importance of Orthodox Christian authors, illustrators, and publishing houses throughout the ...

SVOTS offers D. Min. Distance Learning Program: Applications being accepted

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 23/4/14 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here is now accepting applications from priests, chaplains, and other professionals in ministry who want to earn an accredited Doctor of Ministry [D.Min] degree through a new hybrid program that combines on-line coursework with on-campus intensive training. In the coming months the seminary administration will ...