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 ...

“Zhamanak” Newspaper 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

July 2014 On June 28th,, the 100th anniversary celebration of Istanbul’s “Zhamanak” newspaper took place in the Events Hall of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, presided over by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Present at the celebration were Vigen Sargsyan, the President of the ...

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 Priests of Bucharest and Ilfov on a Conference at the Romanian Patriarchate

May 2014 On 26 May 2014, the first session of the spring semestral pastoral-missionary Conference of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Bucharest on the theme 2014 – Solemn Eucharistic Year (of the Holy Confession and Holy Communion), was held in “Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna of the Patriarchate Palace. The conference was chaired by His Beatitude Daniel, ...

Members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin Travel to Diaspora for Holy Week and Easter Services

April 2014 With the Blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; several priests from the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin are traveling to the Diaspora to participate in the services of Holy Week and Easter. Bishop Markos Hovhanissyan, Primate of the Gegharkunik Diocese; Bishop Gevork Saroyan, Dean of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary ...

New Publications – The Armenian Church and Medieval Armenian Interpretations of Christ’s Miracles and Healings

12/4/14 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published two books: “The Armenian Church” and “Medieval Armenian Interpretations of Christ’s Miracles and Healings” both originally written by Yervand Ter-Minasyan, a prominent specialist in Armenian Studies, licentiate in ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulated Female Employees of the Mother See on the Occasion of the Feast of Annunciation of the Virgin Mary

On April 7, in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, met with 145 women working in the departments of the Mother See, on the occasion of the Feast of Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary. Following ...

New Publication on “Embodied Wisdom”

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 4/2/14 With blessings from His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published the work entitled “From Ancient Near East to Christian Armenia: Origin and Progress of the Concept of Embodied Wisdom According to Proverbs 1-9” ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary Enhances Research Capabilities

January 2014 The Gevorkian Theological Seminary has recently received a generous donation of 30 new computers and equipment, for the Komitas Conservatory Study Hall and the Computer Room. The 11 computers for the Computer Room, and the 19 for theStudy Hall, are being installed with internet access and have the latest software needed to keep the seminary up-to-date. The donation was received from Mr. ...

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 ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Meets Representatives of Youth Organizations

On January 11, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed members of the Diocesan Youth Organizations of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church, non- governmental organizations and Student Associations in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The young people were visiting the ...

The Journal of Indian Malankara Orthodox Theological Studies Released

Indian Malankara Orthodox Church 31/8/13 The Orthodox Theological Seminary journeys into a maiden venture with the release of The Journal of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Theological Studies. The first volume of the biannual journal was released by Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan HH Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Paulose II at a specially held function at the Devalokam ...

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 ...

Agreement Signed Between the Theological Seminaries of the Armenian and the Russian Orthodox Churches

On May 16, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; an agreement of cooperation was signed between the Gevorkian Theological Seminary and the Moscow Theological Academy of the Russian Orthodox Church.  The signing ceremony was held ...

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 ...

The Opening Ceremony of 2012-2013 Academic Year of Gevorgian Theological Seminary

On 10 September, 2012 in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Opening Ceremony for the 2012-2012 Academic Year of the Gevorgian Theological Seminary was held, with the participation of the members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, faculty of the Seminary, and seminarians. Following the Lord’s prayer and singing of the ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary and Vaskenian Theological Academy Accepting Applications for 2012-2013 Enrollment

15/6/2012 The application process for 2012-2013 candidates for the Gevorkian Theological Seminary and the Vaskenian Theological Academy (six-year educational program) is now open. The Gevorkian Theological Seminary was recognized as a institution of higher learning on March 18, 2005 by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. Students completing the program receive ...

Orthodox Seminary to open its treasure trove to public

Indian Orthodox Church 23/2/2012 The nearly two century old Orthodox Theological Seminary, the first of its kind in Asia, is all set to open its treasure trove to the public. The colonial building with sturdy columns, long verandas, high roofs and wide central court on the banks of river Meenachil is the oldest centre of English Education in ...

Carols Concert at the Patriarchate

On Friday, 16 December 2011, the traditional carols concert entitled East Up in Heaven of the Romanian Patriarchate took place in Patriarch Teoctist Aula Magna of the Romanian Patriarchate, in the presence of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Besides His Beatitude, also present were His Eminence Casian, Archbishop of Lower Danube, ...

Catholicose to launch bi-centenary celebration of Bible Translation Lecture

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II Catholicos of The East and Malankara Metropolitan

Indian Orthodox Church 19/11/2011 Catholicose to launch bi-centenary celebration of Bible translation lecture on Nov 24, 2011. India/Kerala/Kottayam: The Presidium and the members of The Catholicate Centenary Celebration (1912-2012), has decided to host the Bi-Centenary celebration of Bible translation lecture on November 24, 2011 at Sophia Centre, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan ...

The Theological Seminary of Chisinau organized a conference on the topic “We have the right to live in a world without violence”

18/11/2011 Moldovan Orthodox Church Seminary students made presentations on the phenomenon of violence, from the social, moral, psychological, and legal perspectives. Covering the theological aspect of violence were the guests: Archpriest Vasile Ciobanu, the confessor of Ialoveni church district, Archpriest Octavian Mosin, chairman of the Association of Orthodox Christian Students, and Archpriest Ioan Uglea, lecturer of ...