Orthodox Education Day 2010, Saturday, October 2

Archpriest Michael Oleksa, who will be our keynote speaker for Orthodox Education Day, October 2, 2010, displays the beautiful icon of St. Vasily Martysz, which he recently donated to the seminary’s Three Hierarchs Chapel

“Many Cultures, One Faith” with Keynote Archpriest Michael Oleksa

St Vladimir Seminary Announcement

Join us for a festive day that will feed your heart, mind, and spirit. This year, our annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, will feature Archpriest Michael Oleksa as the keynote speaker, who will set the tone for our theme “Many Cultures, One Faith.”

Father Michael has spent the last forty years in Alaska, serving as village priest, university professor, and consultant on intercultural relations and communications. He has authored several books on Alaskan native cultures and history, including Alaskan Missionary Spirituality (SVS Press, 2010). A 1969 graduate of Georgetown University, he earned his M.Div. at St. Vladimir’s in 1973, and went on to complete his doctoral degree at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Presov, Slovakia, with an emphasis in Alaska Native History during the Alaska-Russian period (1741–1867). He is recognized as an “Elder” by the Alaska Federation of Natives, a “Distinguished Public Servant” by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska, and has been honored by the Alaska Sate Legislature and the National Governors Association.

Come and enjoy hands-on and how-to workshops, Q&A with SVS Faculty, entertainment by musical groups and dance troupes, and ethnic dishes and delicacies. Come to our chapel services, and take a prayerful pilgrimage through our display of icons and reliquaries. Come and explore the multicultural facets of peoples and lands that have embraced the Orthodox Christian faith. Please, come!

A full schedule of the day will be posted in September.