St. Vladimir’s Seminary announces 2014 Commencement


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 Hierarchs Chapel.  Commencement exercises will follow in in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium, John G. Rangos Family Foundation Building, at 10:30 a.m.

A native of Canada, Archbishop Job studied at Saint Andrew’s College, Winnipeg, MB and Saint Sergius Theological Institute, Paris, France, from which he was awarded a doctorate, jointly with the Institut Catholique de Paris, in 2003.  He served as a lecturer and professor of Church History, Liturgy and Canon Law at various academic institutions, including Saint Sergius, where he served as Dean from 2005 to 2007; the Institut Catholique, the University of Fribourg and since 2009, the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambesy, Switzerland. His work, The Typikon Decoded, was published by SVS Press.  He was consecrated to the episcopacy on November 30, 2013

During the Commencement Exercises, Saint Vladimir’s faculty and Board of Trustees will award a Doctor of Sacred Music Honoris Causa to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.  A concert devoted to his music will take place later in the day at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, at 8:00 p.m.  [See related story].