News https://www.svots.edu/headlines en Seminary closed March 2-3 for Lenten retreat https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-closed-march-2-3-lenten-retreat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/lenten_retreat_thumbnail.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=340937">lenten_retreat_thumbnail.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/img_1201.large (450 x 450 max).jpg" alt="His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will deliver meditations during the 2020 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Lenten Retreat (Photo: Michael Sellas Photography)" title="His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will deliver meditations during the 2020 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Lenten Retreat (Photo: Michael Sellas Photography)" class="image image-large (450 x 450 max) " width="300" height="450" /><span class="caption" style="width: 298px;"><span class="image-assist-caption-desc">His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will deliver meditations during the 2020 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Lenten Retreat (Photo: Michael Sellas Photography)</span></span></span>26 February 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The community of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will enter into its annual two-day retreat as Great Lent begins next week. Because of the two full days of retreat, the Seminary will be closed for business and classes will not be held on Clean Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3. The Seminary bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-closed-march-2-3-lenten-retreat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:35:52 +0000 roman 29496 at https://www.svots.edu Nationwide Servant Leadership Retreats kick off in February https://www.svots.edu/headlines/nationwide-servant-leadership-retreats-kick-february <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/ocli-logo_1.png" type="image/png; length=47037">ocli-logo_1.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">18 February 2020</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conferences aimed at forming and strengthening Orthodox Christian leaders are being held over the coming months in four cities across the U.S. These Servant Leadership Retreats are an initiative of <a href="https://www.orthodoxservantleaders.com/">The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative</a> (OCLI), in partnership with <a href="https://www.svots.edu/">St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary</a> (SVOTS). The OCLI is developing an <a href="https://www.orthodoxservantleaders.com/programs.html">Intensive Program in Servant Leadership</a> for both laity and clergy who currently serve their local church body in a variety of roles or who are interested in serving the ministry of their parishes. The upcoming retreats will serve as pilots for the Servant Leadership curriculum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Servant Leadership Retreats are being held in the following cities:</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/nationwide-servant-leadership-retreats-kick-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:58:23 +0000 alpopovici 29473 at https://www.svots.edu Win a scholarship to attend the 2020 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium https://www.svots.edu/headlines/win-scholarship-attend-2020-pan-orthodox-music-symposium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/upd_symposium_music_scholarship_graphic.png" type="image/png; length=110911">upd_symposium_music_scholarship_graphic.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/2020symposium_facebk028.large (450 max width).jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-large (450 max width) " width="450" height="236" /></span>14 Feb 2020 • Yonkers, NY</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-launch-unique-sacred-arts-institute-luce-foundation-grant">Institute of Sacred Arts</a> (ISA) at St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) is pleased to announce that three full scholarships are available to Orthodox Church musicians for the <a href="https://www.orthodoxmusicsymposium.org/"><strong>2020 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium</strong></a> co-hosted by SVOTS and the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), June 10-14, 2020.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/win-scholarship-attend-2020-pan-orthodox-music-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:10:46 +0000 alpopovici 29465 at https://www.svots.edu St Vladimir’s Seminary Octet releases Arise! Music of the Psalms https://www.svots.edu/headlines/st-vladimir%E2%80%99s-seminary-octet-releases-arise-music-psalms <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/arise.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=530400">arise.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>11 February 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A new CD by the renowned Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Octet, <a href="https://svspress.com/arise-music-of-the-psalms-cd/" target="_blank"><em>Arise! Music of the Psalms</em></a><em>,</em> sets ancient, sacred wisdom to classic and contemporary musical settings. The album is now available through St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press.</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/st-vladimir%E2%80%99s-seminary-octet-releases-arise-music-psalms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:07:41 +0000 alpopovici 29456 at https://www.svots.edu SVOTS begins application season with new online system https://www.svots.edu/headlines/svots-begins-application-season-new-online-system <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/svots_whiteleee_16.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17116">svots_whiteleee.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/img_94701.large (450 max width).jpg" alt="Commencement of the Class of 2019" title="Commencement of the Class of 2019" class="image image-large (450 max width) " width="450" height="292" /><span class="caption" style="width: 448px;"><span class="image-assist-caption-desc">Commencement of the Class of 2019</span></span></span>3 February 2020&nbsp;<em>•</em> Yonkers, NY</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is now accepting applications for Academic Year 2020-2021 from candidates who want to enroll in its degree programs. The application deadline is April 1, 2020 with a late application deadline of June 1, 2020.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/svots-begins-application-season-new-online-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:48:25 +0000 alpopovici 29442 at https://www.svots.edu Seminary celebrates 50 years of OCA autocephaly https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-celebrates-50-years-oca-autocephaly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/img_6830.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=205691">img_6830.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>30 January 2020 • Feast of the Three Hierarchs • On-campus</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the <a href="https://oca.org/">Orthodox Church in America (OCA)</a>’s autocephaly Thursday on an event-filled Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs. The day included Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, workshops, the annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture, and the Seminary’s Mid-Year Commencement.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/img_1113.large (450 max width).jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-large (450 max width) " width="450" height="300" /></span>HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY</strong></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-celebrates-50-years-oca-autocephaly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:52:44 +0000 alpopovici 29440 at https://www.svots.edu Seminarians, faculty join Metropolitan Tikhon to March for Life https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminarians-faculty-join-metropolitan-tikhon-march-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/img_1166.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=366968">img_1166.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>24 Jan 2020 • Washington, D.C.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On Friday, members of St. Vladimir’s and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox seminaries joined His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and other Orthodox hierarchs and faithful at the <a href="https://marchforlife.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2v6alP2j5wIVCYizCh0lYQ_3EAAYASAAEgKEzvD_BwE">47th March for Life</a> in Washington, D.C. There, they marched alongside tens of thousands of men, women, and children rallying for the lives of the unborn lost to abortion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the March, Metropolitan Tikhon led the group of Orthodox faithful in a prayer service for the innocent children whose lives have been taken.</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminarians-faculty-join-metropolitan-tikhon-march-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:17:20 +0000 alpopovici 29432 at https://www.svots.edu Seminary shines academic spotlight on students https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-shines-academic-spotlight-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/pic_for_thumbnail.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2726517">pic_for_thumbnail.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>17 Jan 2019 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p>St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) hosted its first intramural Academic Symposium Friday to highlight outstanding papers written by seminarians.</p> <p>Seminary faculty, led by <a href="https://www.svots.edu/profile/dr-ionut-alexandru-tudorie">Academic Dean Dr. Alexandru Tudorie</a>, nominated seven papers to be featured during the Symposium—some of which will be selected later for publication in an upcoming edition of the Seminary’s periodical, the <a href="https://www.svots.edu/SVTQ/">St. Vladimir’s Theological Journal</a> (previously the "Quarterly").</p> <p>“What really encouraged [us] to prepare this event was the opportunity to reinvigorate academic exchange among the student body and between students and faculty….” said Dr. Tudorie. “The goal is not to create an environment of competitiveness and jealousy but to offer a platform for mutual learning, support, and recognition.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-shines-academic-spotlight-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:43:14 +0000 alpopovici 29430 at https://www.svots.edu New volume in Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s Jesus Christ series releases to high praise https://www.svots.edu/headlines/new-volume-metropolitan-hilarion-alfeyev%E2%80%99s-jesus-christ-series-releases-high-praise <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/jesus_christ_vol._21_15793.1575573286.1280.1280.png" type="image/png; length=900911">jesus_christ_vol._21_15793.1575573286.1280.1280.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>17 January 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press has released the second volume of Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s monumental series on the life and message of Jesus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://svspress.com/jesus-christ-his-life-and-teaching-vol-2-the-sermon-on-the-mount/"><em><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/jesus_christ_vol._21_15793.1575573286.1280.1280.img_assist_custom-350x526.png" alt="" title="" class="image image-img_assist_custom-350x526 image-img_assist_custom" width="350" height="526" /></span>Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol. 2 </em></a>&nbsp;focuses on the Sermon on the Mount, examining the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, and other teachings of the Lord in light of both current scholarship and the Church’s perennial tradition.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/new-volume-metropolitan-hilarion-alfeyev%E2%80%99s-jesus-christ-series-releases-high-praise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:09:17 +0000 alpopovici 29426 at https://www.svots.edu Fr. David Mezynski bids farewell to St. Vladimir’s Seminary https://www.svots.edu/headlines/fr-david-mezynski-bids-farewell-st-vladimir%E2%80%99s-seminary <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/img_0262_cropped.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=177785">img_0262_cropped.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/img_0262_cropped.large (450 x 450 max).jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-large (450 x 450 max) " width="300" height="300" /></span>13 Jan 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Faculty, staff, and seminarians gathered Monday to say goodbye to Archpriest David Mezynski, who is stepping down as St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s director of formation. Father David has accepted a counseling position in Rochester, NY, where he will be closer to family.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Father David is a graduate of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (’04), and served as the dean of students there from 2005 to 2009. He has worked at St. Vladimir’s since 2009 as dean of students, assistant professor of Orthodox spirituality, and director of formation. He holds a Ph.D. and MSW from Fordham University in New York.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/fr-david-mezynski-bids-farewell-st-vladimir%E2%80%99s-seminary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:41:05 +0000 alpopovici 29420 at https://www.svots.edu