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, ...

St. Raphael of Brooklyn subject of 32nd Annual Schmemann Lecture

St. Raphael Hawaweeny

YONKERS, NY [OCA] - 25/1/15 The life and ministry of Saint Raphael Hawaweeny of Brooklyn will be the subject of the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. The lecture will be delivered by His Grace, Bishop Nicholas [Ozone], Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn of ...

Ninth annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum to be held July 12-15

YONKERS, NY [OCA] - January 2015 The Ninth Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum — a program held in conjunction with the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program [DVP] and Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary — will be held Sunday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015 on the seminary campus in Yonkers, NY. The four–day program ...

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 hosts OCL Open Forum : Archbishop Nathaniel and Bishop Michael share insights

OCL meeting

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] November 2014 An Open Forum sponsored by Orthodox Christian Laity [OCL] and hosted on the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here on Friday, October 24, 2014, provided eye-opening access into the work of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Especially enlightening was the discussion of a ...

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. ...

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 ...

“OCA Parish Mentorship Program for seminarians strengthened” – Very Rev. Eric G. Tosi

The Very Reverend Eric G. Tosi - Secretary of the OCA Chancery

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications/Ginny Nieuwsma] - May 2014 The Very Rev. Eric G. Tosi (SVOTS ‘96) is the Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Before going to seminary he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He has been a parish priest in Billings, Montana and Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the former ...

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 ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary announces 2014 Commencement

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS/OCA] - 8/4/14 His Eminence, ArchbIshop Job [Getcha] of Telmessos, head of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, will be the speaker at the 2014 Commencement at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here May 31, 2014. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a Service of Prayer in Three ...

SVOTS Chorale to present “Heaven and Earth” concerts April 29, May 1

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS/OCA] - 3/4/14 The Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale, under the direction of Robin Freeman, will join noted chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, Flushing, NY to present “Heaven and Earth: Sacred Music from the Byzantine Greek and Slavic Eastern Orthodox Christian Traditions” at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre in the Diana Center, ...

Eighth annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum set for June 22–25

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] - 19/3/14 The Eighth Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum — a program held in conjunction with the Orthodox Church in America’s Diaconal Vocations Program (DVP) and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary — will be held Sunday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 25, 2014 on the seminary campus in Yonkers, NY.  The four–day program will ...

31st Annual Fr. Schmemann Memorial Lecture at SVOTS January 31

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] - 26/1/13 The 31st Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Archpriest Dr. John McGuckin, a leading international commentator on Eastern Orthodox theology and early Christian history.  The free public lecture on Friday, January 31, 2014 will be preceded by an academic convocation at 7:00 p.m., at which Father John ...

St. Vladimir’s offers second public Byzantine Music course

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 13/1/14 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here is offering its second public continuing education course in Byzantine Music beginning Monday, January 27, and ending Monday, April 7, 2014, in collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation of New Rochelle, NY. Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, the highly regarded Protopsaltis of Saint Nicholas Shrine Church, Flushing, ...

Metropolitan Tikhon encourages St. Vladimir’s graduates to be “watchful servants”

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications/Virginia H. Nieuwsma] 21/5/13 Seventeen graduates from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary are now being sent out as priests, deacons, and lay ministers in service to the Church. At Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2013, the seminary awarded diplomas in three programs: one Master of Theology, eight Masters of Divinity, and eight Masters of Arts ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to award three honorary doctorates at May 18 Commencement

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 13/5/13 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees will award three honorary doctorates during the school’s 74th Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Doctorates of Humane Letters honoris causa, will be bestowed upon Trustees Brian Gerich and Anne Glynn Mackoul, and upon Mother Inés Ayau García, abbess of Hogar Rafael Ayau, ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary site of conference on poverty May 31–June 1

Jay W. Richards

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] - 18/4/13 The proverbial saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for life,” will be followed when Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Acton Institute co-host a “Conference on Poverty,” May 31–June 1, 2103 on the seminary ...

Dr. Peter Brown’s Schmemann Lecture to Launch St. Vladimir’s 75th Year

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YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] - 5/1/2013 On Friday, January 18, 2013, Dr. Peter Brown, Princeton University’s Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, will present the 30th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY. His presentation, titled “Constantine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity,” will focus on how Christians approach ...