Historic Recordings of Fr. Schmemann, Fr. Meyendorff, Sophie Koulomzin – Now Available from SVOTS

SVOTS- 25/7/19 “So many brilliant and renowned theologians and teachers have graced the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] over its 80-year history,” said Subdeacon Alexander Hatcher, SVOTS Director of Institutional and Advancement.  “We are so pleased that now you can literally hear their voices in lectures and talks that had been in danger of ...

SVOTS begins academic collaboration with theological school in Romania

SVOTS - 7/7/18 [SVOTS Communications / SIBIU, Romania] Saint Vladimir’s Seminary has signed a concordat of cooperation with Saint Andrei Saguna Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Sibiu, Romania in an effort to encourage future student and faculty exchanges and other collaborations between the two institutions. The agreement was signed Monday, June 25 at the Faculty in Sibiu by Archpriest Chad ...

SVOTS hosts open house – Hierarch visits from Lebanon

(Photo: Rev. Dn. Nektarios Ibrahim, Greek Orthodox Archdioceses of Zahle)

SVOTS - 15/3/18 St. Vladimir’s Seminary welcomed several guests to campus Thursday, March 8, including a hierarch from Lebanon and nine prospective students. The visiting hierarch and the prospective students each came for a glimpse into seminary life at St. Vladimir’s. HIERARCHS’ VISIT His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios (Al-Soury) of Zahle, Baalbek and Dependencies in Lebanon (Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Host “Modern Martyrs: Christians of Middle East & North Africa” at Orthodox Education Day

SVOTS - 4/10/17 St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Host “Modern Martyrs: Christians of Middle East & North Africa” at Orthodox Education Day, October 7th.  [SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will hold its annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017. The day will open with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. This ...

“Gold and Clay” Conference

SVOTS - May 2017 The Sophia Institute International Center for Eastern Christian Thought and Culture 3041 Broadway New York,, NY 10027 A preliminary meeting of Orthodox Christian theologians, clergy, chaplains, and counselors, and Jungian psychoanalysts, will be held under the auspices of the Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christianity Consultation (APOCC) at The Sophia Institute International Center for Eastern Orthodox ...

New Finnish Bishop to deliver SVOTS Commencement address

Metropolitan Elia

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - February 2015 His Eminence, Metropolitan Elia, newly consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Oulu of the Orthodox Church of Finland, will be the main speaker at the Saint Vladimir’s SeminaryCommencement on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Metropolitan Elia, formerly known as Priest Matti Veli Juhani Wallgren, is an alumnus of the seminary, ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary & St. Tikhon’s Monastery sign landmark publications agreement

STS & SVS Press

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] On January 8, 2015, representatives of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here and Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA, signed a landmark agreement detailing new cooperative efforts in the publication and distribution of Orthodox Christian books and other materials. Their purpose in doing so, states the agreement, is “to combine the intellectual, operational, financial, ...

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

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 Residence ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 Christians in ...

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

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 Archpriest Dr. ...

Book publishing celebrated at SVOTS’ Orthodox Education Day

The Rangos foyer is a hub of activity

October 2014 Despite the torrential rains that pounded Saint Vladimir’s Seminary’s campus here on Saturday, October 4, 2014, hundreds of book lovers attended the school’s annual open house to honor the work of Orthodox Christian authors, illustrators, and publishers. Nine prominent Orthodox Christian publishers, including the seminary’s own SVS Press, which boasts of more than 50 ...

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

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, who will ...

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 ...

FATHER JOHN MEYENDORFF MEMORIAL LECTURE with Bishop Alexander (Golitzin): “Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart”

SVOTS - September 2014 The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), will present the second annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture, 7 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the seminary. His Grace has chosen the topic: "Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart": Some Resemblances ...

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 ...

Director of the Indian Orthodox Icon School Fr Bobby Graduates from SVOTS

OCP News Service- June 2014 Read more on the gradutation ceremony: Read more about The Indian Iconography School here: New York: Fr Boby Varghese, the director of Mar Baselius School of Icon Writing & Liturgy of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church has graduated from the St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York in Master degree studies where he ...

Estonian Orthodox Composer Arvo Pärt Thrills NYC Audience

  SVOTS - Deborah (Malacky) Belonick - 4/6/14 With a sustained standing ovation, a capacity crowd at Isaac Stern Auditorium Carnegie Hall lauded the music and person of Estonian Orthodox Christian composer Arvo Pärt, after a stunning performance of five of his well-known works, Saturday, May 31. The concert was the culmination of three years of planning ...

Arvo Pärt Project Creates Media Splash and Campus Buzz

 Arvo Pärt

G abrielle Kushlan - May 2014 -SVOTS Arvo Part Concert Tickets Going Fast: purchase now at Carnegie Hall! The New York Times article The Wall Street Journal article View Metropolitan Tikhon's video endorsement After years of hard work, the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary—headed by Associate Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff and Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music ...

Mayan Orthodoxy topic of presentation at SVOTS – May 18

May 2014 Jesse Brandow, a 2013 alumnus of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here and long-term missionary candidate to Guatemala, will deliver a free public presentation, “Mayan Orthodoxy: Explosion of Faith,” in the seminary’s Bashir Auditorium of the Metropolitan Leonity Education Building on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Brandow, who first traveled to Guatemala as part ...