Appeal by Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America on help for the victims of destructive Hurricane Harvey

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - September 2017 Beloved in Christ Brothers and Sisters! The Lord has visited us by testing our faith through the terrible, deadly storm that befell the states of Texas and Louisiana in our Diocese. Thanks be to the Lord God, both our ...

The Liturgy of Death – Book

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SVS Press - April 2017 BUY  A COPY HERE: In these previously unpublished talks, Fr Alexander Schmemann critiques contemporary culture’s distorted understanding of death. He then examines the Church’s rites for burial and her prayers for the dead. Though they are often misunderstood, at the heart of the services Fr Alexander finds the paschal proclamation: “Christ is ...

Serbian Delegation at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Church of Serbia - April 2017 On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, together with Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Dr. Vladimir Vukadinovic, full professor of Liturgics and Ecclesiastical Art History at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, visited St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. They were accompanied by Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Episcopal ...

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Visits the Cote d’Azur

On July 28, 2015, the feast day of Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" visited Archangel Michael Community in Cannes, France. It was brought by His Eminence Archbishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe, who performed a first moleben to the Mother of God and St ...

The Prince Vladimir Youth Association

January 2015 In his epistle on the forthcoming 1000 th anniversary of the repose of Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostle, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia announced a series of celebrations to be held in Russia to mark the memory of the Enlightener of Rus. On this anniversary, the Prince Vladimir Youth Association was founded ...

Primacy and Synodality from an Orthodox Perspective by Metropolitan Hilarion Volokolamsk

Paper presented at St Vladimir’s Theological Seminary on 8 November 2014 on the occasion of conferring an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity Your Beatitude, Your Eminences and Graces, dear fathers, brothers and sisters, distinguished guests! First of all I would like to express my profound gratitude to St Vladimir’s Theological Seminary for awarding me the honorary ...

Russia’s Kultura Television Channel Premiers a Documentary by Metropolitan Ilarion, “Orthodoxy in America

24/8/14 A documentary film produced by His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, “Orthodoxy in America,” will premier on Russia’s Kultura television channel on August 24, 2014. There are several large church jurisdictions in America today, and over a thousand Orthodox parishes. But at one time, there was only one Orthodox Church here—the Russian Orthodox Church, or, as ...

Visit of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God to St Vladimir Church in Ann Arbor, MI

March 2014 On Sunday, March 16, 2014, St Vladimir Church in Ann Arbor, MI, was visited by the Miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign." On this day, Divine Liturgy was headed by Protopriest Gregory Joyce, Parish Rector and Secretary of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church ...

“Spiritual Spring” at San Francisco’s St Vladimir’s House

17/2/14 On Sunday, February 9, 2014, a presentation about  Spiritual Spring , a journal of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, was held in St Vladimir’s House in San Francisco, CA. The idea of a diocesan journal, which would cover the life of the parishes of the Western American Diocese, arose ...

Patriarch Kirill presents Patriarch Theophilos with Order of St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles

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29/5/13 On 24 May 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine with the Order of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles. The ceremony took place at the Throne Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Members of the delegation, ...

Pan-Orthodox Youth Retreat held in New Jersey

    26 /11/2102 See more snaps here: USA/New Jersey: Over thousand youth members and Clergy from ten different Orthodox Churches ; six Oriental and four Eastern Orthodox Churches came together at St. Peter's College in New Jersey for the Second annual ONE retreat conference. Keynote speakers were Fr. John Behr, Dean of St Vladimir’s Seminary and H.G. Bishop David ...

Primates of the Russian, Georgian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches celebrated a prayer service at St Vladimir’s Hill

27/7/2011 On July 27, the eve of commemoration of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Vladimir, the Primates of the Russian, Georgian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches a prayer service at St Vladimir's Hill at the foot of the monument to the Baptizer of Rus. Praying at S Vladimir's Hill also were the bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, members ...

90th Anniversary of the Exodus of the Russian Army

With The Blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Sevastopol Hosts Events Marking the 90th Anniversary of the Exodus of the Russian Army, Attended by a Representative of the Russian Church Abroad Russian Church Outside Russia With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, ceremonies were held on November 13-14, 2010, in ...

Russian Scholar to Lecture on Musical Instruments of the Bible

St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Date: October 5, 2010 Have you ever wondered about the "harps, stringed instruments, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals" mentioned in the Psalms, and the role instruments played in the religious, social, public, and private life of ancient Israel? Have you ever wondered why the Orthodox Church ceased using musical instruments in its ...

St Vladimir’s Seminary and OCA Diaconal Vocations Program announce third-annual summer Liturgical Practicum

YONKERS, NY [SVS/OCA Communications] -- Intense liturgical training is the focus of a 4-day program to be held June 14-17, 2009, on the campus of St. Vladimir's Seminary. Practical liturgical training will be supported by daily celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other divine services by participants with seminary clergy. In addition to practicums, focused ...