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Voices From St Vladimir's Seminary

Engaging conversation with leaders and students on contemporary issues of importance in the Orthodox Church
Voices From St Vladimir's Seminary

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Presenting engaging conversation with leaders and students on contemporary issues of importance in the Orthodox Church

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Episodes

St. Vladimir’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Jun 12, 2018 01:51:21

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The 2018 Commencement at St. Vladimir's Seminary, held May 19, was truly a blessed occasion. In addition to graduating 20 students from the Class of 2018, the seminary also awarded honorary doctorates to three distinguished figures for their contributions to the Orthodox Church: composer Mitered Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Dr. David Bradshaw, chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, and Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, seminary trustee emeritus and former ExxonMobile executive. Hear the Commencement Exercises in their entirety, which included remarks from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and the Commencement Address from Dr. Bradshaw.

Faces Among Icons Panel Discussion: The Renewal of Russian Orthodoxy

May 5, 2018 50:15

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Rome-based Catholic filmmaker Robert Duncan took part in a special, public screening of his documentary Faces Among Icons on April 29, 2018 at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, followed by a panel discussion about the renewal of Orthodoxy in Russia. Duncan was joined on the panel by Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield and third-year Seminarian Priest Christopher Moore. Hear the panel discussion in its entirety as it addressed issues including ecumenical dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church, the nature of church-state relations in Russia, and how the Orthodox Church there is addressing social concerns in Russian society.

“That They May Be One, As We Are One”: Part 4

Mar 21, 2018 16:12

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Priest Anthony Roeber, Ph.D., professor of Church History at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four Lenten talks to the entire seminary community on February 19–20, 2018, as they gathered in Three Hierarchs Chapel for worship and reflection to mark the beginning of the season of Great Lent. Father Anthony based his talks on the “Great Farewell Discourse” of our Lord Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospel of St. John (John 14–17). Focusing on the words, “That they may be one, as we are one” (John 17.21), he challenged Orthodox Christians to love, trust, and seek unity with others—whether they are inside or outside the borders of the faith.

“That They May Be One, As We Are One”: Part 3

Mar 14, 2018 18:15

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Priest Anthony Roeber, Ph.D., professor of Church History at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four Lenten talks to the entire seminary community on February 19–20, 2018, as they gathered in Three Hierarchs Chapel for worship and reflection to mark the beginning of the season of Great Lent. Father Anthony based his talks on the “Great Farewell Discourse” of our Lord Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospel of St. John (John 14–17). Focusing on the words, “That they may be one, as we are one” (John 17.21), he challenged Orthodox Christians to love, trust, and seek unity with others—whether they are inside or outside the borders of the faith.

“That They May Be One, As We Are One”: Part 2

Mar 6, 2018 23:30

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Priest Anthony Roeber, Ph.D., professor of Church History at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four Lenten talks to the entire seminary community on February 19–20, 2018, as they gathered in Three Hierarchs Chapel for worship and reflection to mark the beginning of the season of Great Lent. Father Anthony based his talks on the “Great Farewell Discourse” of our Lord Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospel of St. John (John 14–17). Focusing on the words, “That they may be one, as we are one” (John 17.21), he challenged Orthodox Christians to love, trust, and seek unity with others—whether they are inside or outside the borders of the faith.

“That They May Be One, As We Are One”: Part 1

Feb 28, 2018 19:40

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Priest Anthony Roeber, Ph.D., professor of Church History at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four Lenten talks to the entire seminary community on February 19–20, 2018, as they gathered in Three Hierarchs Chapel for worship and reflection to mark the beginning of the season of Great Lent. Father Anthony based his talks on the “Great Farewell Discourse” of our Lord Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospel of St. John (John 14–17). Focusing on the words, “That they may be one, as we are one” (John 17.21), he challenged Orthodox Christians to love, trust, and seek unity with others—whether they are inside or outside the borders of the faith.

35th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture

Feb 3, 2018 01:13:14

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On the Feast of the Three Hierarchs Tuesday, January 30, 2017, St. Vladimir's Seminary hosted a marvelous evening program featuring the 35th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture. Seminary alumnus Dr. Scott Kenworthy presented the Schmemann Lecture, entitled, “St. Tikhon of Moscow (1865–1925) and the Orthodox Church in North America and Revolutionary Russia.” Dr. Kenworthy described St. Tikhon’s pastoral responsibilities both in North America and Russia, and noted how 21st-century Orthodox Christians could benefit from the well-documented spiritual struggles and challenges that the saint experienced. Dr. Kenworthy is Associate Professor of Comparative Religion and Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies at Miami University (Oxford, OH). He is currently writing a new, comprehensive biography of St. Tikhon.

Missions Week 2017

Nov 1, 2017 49:31

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During Missions Weekend 2017, held at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary October 20–21, Metropolitan Ambrosios (Zographos) of the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea, laid a patristic foundation for missionary work by Orthodox Christians, using 16 principles from the writings of St. John Chrysostom. His fascinating and uplifting talk was titled, “St. John Chrysostom’s Constitution for Christian Witness: Universal Principles and Their Relevance for Korean Orthodox Identity.”

2017 Orthodox Education Day: Part Two

Oct 28, 2017 46:50

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Dr. Christine Chaillot speaks about the relations between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches. She gave her talk on Orthodox Education Day, held at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Saturday, October 7, 2017. Referring to her latest work, The Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches, Dr. Chaillot explains the initial dispute that split the two church bodies in the 5th century following the Council of Chalcedon, and she also informs us about contemporary ongoing official dialogue and current increased rapprochement between the two faith communities.

2017 Orthodox Education Day

Oct 12, 2017 38:11

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St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary held its annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017. This year’s timely theme was “Modern Martyrs: Christians of the Middle East and North Africa.” In his keynote address titled, “Dying, and Behold, We Live: Martyrdom in the New Testament,” biblical scholar the Reverend Dr. George Parsenios, Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Sessional Professor of New Testament at St. Vladimir’s, focused on the writings of St. Paul and the Gospel of Saint John, texts that indicate how suffering is connected to assimilation to Christ and being “in Christ.” Father George emphasized how the actions of both ancient and modern martyrs continue to teach us that “the meaning of life is death,” and “that if you want to live the Resurrection, the only path is to carry the Cross.”

The 4th Annual Fr. John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture

Sep 22, 2017 59:37

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Dr. Alice-Mary Talbot presented the 4​th annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lectu​re at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on Friday, September 15​, 2017.​ ​Her presentation, titled, Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 800–1453, opened a window into Byzantine monasticism that revealed a culture as rich and diverse as the personalities of the monks and nuns who embraced it.​ She highlighted the many ways one could be a Byzantine monk or nun, and the continuous tensions in Byzantium between the eremitic (solitary living) and coenobitic (community living) forms of monasticism.

St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s 75th Commencement’s “Golden Moments”

Jun 1, 2017 01:31:18

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St. Vladimir's Seminary's 75th Commencement, held May 20, 2017, included several distinguishing moments: granting degrees to 16 graduates in three academic programs; remarks to graduates by His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, of the Orthodox Church in America; the commencement address by His Grace the Right Reverend John of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America; the appointment of Archpriest John Behr to the newly established “Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professorship of Patristics"; and the bestowal of the St. Macrina Award upon Archpriest Chad Hatfield, Seminary President.

Repentance Leads to Gratitude: Part 4

Mar 30, 2017 18:07

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On February 27–28, 2017, Priest David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four lenten reflections during the two days of intensive liturgical services that annually mark the beginning of Great Lent for the seminary community. Using a story-telling format and employing a variety of sayings from the desert monastics, Father David focused on the theme of gratitude as the fruit of repentance, and especially pinpointed two main obstacles to true repentance: 1) feeling no awareness of sin, with a consequent refusal to change; and 2) possessing a despairing attitude, with a consequent inability to receive forgiveness.

Repentance Leads to Gratitude: Part 3

Mar 23, 2017 17:17

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On February 27–28, 2017, Priest David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four lenten reflections during the two days of intensive liturgical services that annually mark the beginning of Great Lent for the seminary community. Using a story-telling format and employing a variety of sayings from the desert monastics, Father David focused on the theme of gratitude as the fruit of repentance, and especially pinpointed two main obstacles to true repentance: 1) feeling no awareness of sin, with a consequent refusal to change; and 2) possessing a despairing attitude, with a consequent inability to receive forgiveness.

Repentance Leads to Gratitude: Part 2

Mar 16, 2017 23:20

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On February 27–28, 2017, Priest David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four lenten reflections during the two days of intensive liturgical services that annually mark the beginning of Great Lent for the seminary community. Using a story-telling format and employing a variety of sayings from the desert monastics, Father David focused on the theme of gratitude as the fruit of repentance, and especially pinpointed two main obstacles to true repentance: 1) feeling no awareness of sin, with a consequent refusal to change; and 2) possessing a despairing attitude, with a consequent inability to receive forgiveness.

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Mar 9, 2017 23:39

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On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, was guest homilist during the Great Vespers service celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy, at Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut—whose rector is Archpriest Steven J. Belonick, seminary alumnus (M.Div. ’77). The parish hosted the event, which was sponsored by the New England Clergy Association.

Repentance Leads to Gratitude: Part 1

Mar 9, 2017 23:39

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On February 27–28, 2017, Priest David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four lenten reflections during the two days of intensive liturgical services that annually mark the beginning of Great Lent for the seminary community. Using a story-telling format and employing a variety of sayings from the desert monastics, Father David focused on the theme of gratitude as the fruit of repentance, and especially pinpointed two main obstacles to true repentance: 1) feeling no awareness of sin, with a consequent refusal to change; and 2) possessing a despairing attitude, with a consequent inability to receive forgiveness.

Reflections of a Canonist

Feb 3, 2017 01:25:47

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On January 30, 2017, Dr. Lewis Patsavos delivered the 34th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture on the topic Reflections of a Canonist. He urged a holistic approach to the study of the church canons and a living application of them in the 21st century.

The Past, Present, and Future of Orthodox Music

Jan 27, 2017 48:08

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Father Ivan Moody—prolific composer, sought after conductor, editor of sacred music, and author and lecturer—speaks on "The Past, Present, and Future of Orthodox Music" in this public conversation. He touches upon everything from deciphering early musical notation written on papyri to creating fresh repertoire in sacred music, and from the “monophony and polyphony wars” in church history to the therapeutic function of music in contemporary church and society.

“Mama Maggie” Gobran

Oct 26, 2016 01:00:52

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"Mama Maggie" Gobran, a Coptic Christian who has been called the “Mother Teresa of Cairo,” speaks at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on October 21, 2016.

The Hope of the Hopeless: The HOPE Project

Oct 14, 2016 20:50

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This is a lecture from St. Vladimir's Seminary's annual Orthodox Education Day event, held this year on October 1, 2016. The speakers are the Sisters of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery, Long Island, New York.

The Mystery of Mary: The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition

Oct 14, 2016 58:06

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This is a lecture from St. Vladimir's Seminary's annual Orthodox Education Day event, held this year on October 1, 2016. The speaker is Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, lecturer in Historical Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, England.

As for Me and My House We Will Serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15): Part Two

Jul 28, 2016 26:41

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This is the final of three lectures that Fr. Chad Hatfield delivered at the Parish Life Conference of the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, held in Phoenix, Arizona, June 28-July 3, 2016.

As for Me and My House We Will Serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15): Part One

Jul 27, 2016 24:10

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This is two of three lectures that Fr. Chad Hatfield delivered at the Parish Life Conference of the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, held in Phoenix, Arizona, June 28-July 3, 2016.

Bringing People to God: Mission in the Orthodox Church

Jul 12, 2016 30:54

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This is one of three lectures that Fr. Chad Hatfield delivered at the Parish Life Conference of the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, held in Phoenix, Arizona, June 28-July 3, 2016.

Holy Orders & Eucharistic Living

Jun 29, 2016 30:41

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Archpriest Chad Hatfield, CEO of St. Vladimir's Seminary, giving the opening charge to the OCA's Diaconal Vocations Program.

2016 Commencement

May 26, 2016 01:43:26

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Dr. Paul Meyendorff delivers the commencement address at the 2016 graduation at St. Vladimir's Seminary on May 21. Dr. Meyendorff is retiring after 29 years of teaching Liturgical Theology at the seminary.

Annual Seminary Lenten Retreat: Part 4

Apr 14, 2016 21:56

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Bishop Anba Suriel of the Coptic Diocese of Melbourne, Australia, speaks at the annual Lenten retreat at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Annual Seminary Lenten Retreat: Part 3

Apr 7, 2016 17:45

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Bishop Anba Suriel of the Coptic Diocese of Melbourne, Australia, speaks at the annual Lenten retreat at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Annual Seminary Lenten Retreat: Part 2

Mar 31, 2016 25:49

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Bishop Anba Suriel of the Coptic Diocese of Melbourne, Australia, speaks at the annual Lenten retreat at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Annual Seminary Lenten Retreat: Part 1

Mar 24, 2016 25:22

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Bishop Anba Suriel of the Coptic Diocese of Melbourne, Australia, speaks at the annual Lenten retreat at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

The Life of Repentance and Purity

Mar 18, 2016 58:28

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The Very Rev. Fr. Dr. John Behr, the Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Dr. Bishop Anba Suriel of the Coptic Diocese of Melbourne, Dean of St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College, Australia, and the Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Athanasius K. Farag, Dean of Pope Shenouda III Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary, speak at the book launch of the new SVS Press book by Pope Shenouda The Life of Repentance and Purity.

The 33rd Annual Schmemann Lecture

Feb 2, 2016 01:34:34

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The 33rd Annual Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary featured a talk by Archdeacon John Chryssavgis titled "Toward the Great and Holy Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Communion." The seminary also granted two honorary doctorates at the convocation. Archdeacon John received the degree Doctor of Divinity and Charles Ajalat received the degree Doctor of Canon Law.

Evangelism

Dec 17, 2015 02:14:53

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For his last class on Evangelism, Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, hosted three priests for a panel responding to questions raised by the Seminarians. The three priests were Fr. John Parker from Mt. Pleasant, SC. and Chairman of the Dept of Evangelism of the OCA, Fr. Michael Elias, pastor of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, Brooklyn, NY, and Fr. Michael Sorial, pastor of St. Anianas Coptic Orthodox Church, Princeton, NJ. All three are SVOTS grads.

Our Common Saints: Hymns of Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople, and Sebaste

Oct 15, 2015 41:39

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The St. Vladimir’s Seminary Octet, under the direction of Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak), presented a concert of liturgical music at this year’s Education Day at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The program included hymns in celebration of saints venerated in both the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches.

Our Common Father: Saint Cyril

Oct 9, 2015 58:12

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The Very Rev. Dr. John Anthony McGuckin, renowned author of 25 books, several of which are published by SVS Press, presented the keynote address at this year's Education Day at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John outlined a brief history of St. Cyril, highlighting the point that the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox traditions agree with much of the saint's theology.

Third Annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture

Sep 23, 2015 01:45:13

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Dr. Predrag Matejić, the curator of the Hilandar Collection at Ohio State University, delivers the third annual Fr. John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture. Metropolitan Tikhon of the OCA and Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese were also given honorary doctor of divinity degrees at the convocation.

Theology as a Hope for the Future of the Church

Sep 17, 2015 01:07:18

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On Friday, September 11, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary bestowed a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, upon His Holiness Irinej (Gavrilovic), Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and Patriarch of Serbia.

Patriarch JOHN X of Antioch

Jul 30, 2015 01:06:23

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Patriarch JOHN X of Antioch is awarded the degree Doctor of Divinity honoris causa at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Commencement 2015

Jun 2, 2015 12:21

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This year's commencement address was delivered by The Most Reverend Elia, Metropolitan of Oulu, Orthodox Church of Finland, the first St. Vladimir's Seminary graduate to be consecrated a bishop in Western Europe.

Deaconesses

Dec 3, 2014 23:17

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Archpriest Chad Hatfield, the chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, interviews Fr. Lawrence Farley, author of the new St. Vladimir's Seminary Press book Feminism and Tradition: Quiet Reflections on Ordination and Communion, about deaconesses and the true extent of their role in Orthodox Church history. Enter discount code FT20 during checkout to receive a 20% discount on Fr. Farley's book.

Primacy in Preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council

Nov 20, 2014 01:00:34

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Well-known theologian, composer, and author Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Chairman of the Department of External Relations for the Moscow Patriarchate, delivered an academic address at St. Vlad's on November 8, 2014, on the topic of primacy in preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council. He was also given an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

Missions Night 2014

Nov 5, 2014 01:08:04

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On October 27, 2014, Fr. Nicholas Andruchow from Project Mexico was the Missions Night speaker at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Orthodox Christian Laity Open Forum

Oct 29, 2014 01:48:55

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Orthodox Christian Laity hosted an open forum at St. Vlad's on the work of the Episcopal Assembly. Speakers included Alexei Krindatch, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, and Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate.

From Scroll to Book to Net: The Web of Knowledge

Oct 9, 2014 54:39

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Dean The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, author of academic, popular, and spiritual works, presented the keynote address at this year's Education Day at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John highlighted the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and books, and described how the development of the internet has changed the way people read.

Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart

Sep 18, 2014 01:06:45

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Bishop Alexander of the Bulgarian Diocese of the OCA gave the Second Annual Meyendorff Lecture at SVOTS on September 14, 2014. The title of his lecture was "Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart: Some Resemblances between Byzantine Hesychasm and Merkavah Mysticism."

Cosmic Liturgy and the Problems of Human Priesthood

Sep 4, 2014 01:02:55

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One of the most important theologians working in the Orthodox Church today, Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff recently lectured at St. Vladimir's Seminary on theological images describing human personhood and our role in creation.

2014 Commencement

Jun 4, 2014 02:08:24

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At its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 31, 2014, St. Vladimir's Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 21 graduates: four Master of Theology, eight Master of Divinity, and nine Master of Arts degrees. Among the graduates were five priests and one deacon, who will join the ranks of alumni clergy serving the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches in the U.S. and around the world. Archbishop Job (Getcha) gave the commencement address.

Mayan Orthodoxy in Guatemala

May 21, 2014 30:37

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Jesse Brandow, a longterm missionary with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, talks about the Orthodox mission efforts in Guatemala.

The Image of the Cross

Apr 24, 2014 11:14

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Archpriest Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, delivers the homily at the school's Great and Holy Friday service.

The Call of God: Part 4

Apr 3, 2014 18:25

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Here is the fourth of Archpriest John Behr's four meditative talks to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary's community during the first two days of Great Lent on the topics "Our Response to the Call of God," "Holding Our Tongue," and "Holding Our Mind." Father John, the Dean of St. Vladimir's, was this year's leader of the rigorous annual retreat that marks the beginning of the Great Fast for seminarians, faculty, and staff at St. Vladimir's.

The Call of God: Part 3

Mar 20, 2014 23:50

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Here is the third of Archpriest John Behr's four meditative talks to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary's community during the first two days of Great Lent on the topics "Our Response to the Call of God," "Holding Our Tongue," and "Holding Our Mind." Father John, the Dean of St. Vladimir's, was this year's leader of the rigorous annual retreat that marks the beginning of the Great Fast for seminarians, faculty, and staff at St. Vladimir's.

The Call of God: Part 2

Mar 13, 2014 18:21

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Here is the second of Archpriest John Behr's four meditative talks to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary's community during the first two days of Great Lent on the topics "Our Response to the Call of God," "Holding Our Tongue," and "Holding Our Mind." Father John, the Dean of St. Vladimir's, was this year's leader of the rigorous annual retreat that marks the beginning of the Great Fast for seminarians, faculty, and staff at St. Vladimir's

The Call of God: Part 1

Mar 7, 2014 15:18

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Here is the first of Archpriest John Behr's four meditative talks to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary's community during the first two days of Great Lent on the topics "Our Response to the Call of God," "Holding Our Tongue," and "Holding Our Mind." Father John, the Dean of St. Vladimir's, was this year's leader of the rigorous annual retreat that marks the beginning of the Great Fast for seminarians, faculty, and staff at St. Vladimir's.

Preaching the Word of the Lord

Mar 1, 2014 47:11

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Professor Herman Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., a professor of ethics at Rice and emeritus professor of medicine at Baylor University, delivers the St. Ambrose Society lecture on "Preaching the Word of the Lord: Being an Orthodox Christian in a Post-Christian Public Square.” The outline for Dr. Engelhardt's speech is attached here as a PDF.

Archimandrite Zacharias Speaks about “Domestic Theology”

Feb 13, 2014 01:07:25

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In a presentation centering on Christian identity, Archimandrite Zacharias, a monk of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England, inspired an audience of more than 100 people with what he termed "domestic theology," that is, "simple things, in Church life that bear profound consequences. Father Zacharias, a disciple of Father Sophrony (of blessed memory) who was a disciple of St. Silouan of Mount Athos, emphasized the importance of each Christian becoming a living temple of God, but in particular, priests.

On the Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church

Feb 6, 2014 01:29:05

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Fr. John McGuckin, professor of church history at Union Seminary, delivers the 2014 Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture.

Ecclesiology and Nationalism in the Postmodern Era

Jan 17, 2014 18:38

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Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Paul Meyendorff, the Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology and the editor of the St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly journal, about a 2012 conference on Orthodox ecclesiology and nationalism that took place at the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, the papers from which have just been published in St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly.

Compassion and Conscience: Health, the Good Life and the Good Death

Dec 4, 2013 01:24:46

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Sponsored by the St. Ambrose Society, a student interest group at St. Vladimir's Seminary, this is a lecture by Dr. Ryan Samson Nash, the Director of the Ohio State University Center for Bioethics.

The Liturgy in Every Tongue

Nov 27, 2013 01:18:59

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Dr. Michael Colburn, the OCMC Mission Specialist in Linguistics and Translations, speaks at the second annual missions lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

75th Anniversary Gala - Part 3

Nov 10, 2013 16:55

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Part 3 of the 75th Anniversary Gala.

75th Anniversary Gala - Part 2

Nov 10, 2013 46:47

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Part 2 of the 75th Anniversary Gala.

75th Anniversary Gala - Part 1

Nov 10, 2013 32:53

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On November 7, 2014, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a banquet at the Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle, NY. Guest speakers included Fr. John McGuckin and Bishop Basil. Several surprise announcements were made and can be read about HERE. We've broken the evening into 3 segments. This is part 1.

Does Christian Tradition Have a Future? Fr. John Meyendorff’s Questions Revisited

Sep 20, 2013 01:40:39

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The Very Rev. Dr. John H. Erickson, former seminary Dean (2002-2007), speaks at the first annual "Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture" at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on September 15, 2013.

The Truth of Nature

Sep 12, 2013 52:38

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Dr. Bruce Foltz, a professor of Environmental Philosophy at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, delivers a talk titled “The Truth of Nature.” The occasion for this lecture was the ecclesiastical new year, which St. Vlad’s marked by gathering to offer praise and thanksgiving to God the Creator and to contemplate the many gifts He has bestowed.

Poverty Conference Four

Jun 6, 2013 01:18:40

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Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and noted author Jay Richards was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Poverty, May 31 - June 1, 2013, at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Co-hosted by the Acton Institute, the event featured speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who offered fresh ideas for Orthodox Christians on how to effectively minister to the poor. Other speakers and panelists included Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, St. Vlad's alumnus and officer in the National Council of Churches; Seminary Trustee Dr. Nicholas Pandelidis; Fr Philip LeMasters, Dean of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University in Abilene, TX; Michael Miller of the Poverty Cure at Acton; John Couretas of Acton; and director of FOCUS North America in Pittsburgh, Subdeacon Paul Abernathy.

Poverty Conference Three

Jun 6, 2013 01:36:23

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Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and noted author Jay Richards was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Poverty, May 31 - June 1, 2013, at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Co-hosted by the Acton Institute, the event featured speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who offered fresh ideas for Orthodox Christians on how to effectively minister to the poor. Other speakers and panelists included Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, St. Vlad's alumnus and officer in the National Council of Churches; Seminary Trustee Dr. Nicholas Pandelidis; Fr Philip LeMasters, Dean of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University in Abilene, TX; Michael Miller of the Poverty Cure at Acton; John Couretas of Acton; and director of FOCUS North America in Pittsburgh, Subdeacon Paul Abernathy.

Poverty Conference Two

Jun 6, 2013 01:16:05

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Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and noted author Jay Richards was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Poverty, May 31 - June 1, 2013, at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Co-hosted by the Acton Institute, the event featured speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who offered fresh ideas for Orthodox Christians on how to effectively minister to the poor. Other speakers and panelists included Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, St. Vlad's alumnus and officer in the National Council of Churches; Seminary Trustee Dr. Nicholas Pandelidis; Fr Philip LeMasters, Dean of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University in Abilene, TX; Michael Miller of the Poverty Cure at Acton; John Couretas of Acton; and director of FOCUS North America in Pittsburgh, Subdeacon Paul Abernathy.

Poverty Conference One

Jun 6, 2013 01:36:29

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Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and noted author Jay Richards was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Poverty, May 31 - June 1, 2013, at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Co-hosted by the Acton Institute, the event featured speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who offered fresh ideas for Orthodox Christians on how to effectively minister to the poor. Other speakers and panelists included Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, St. Vlad's alumnus and officer in the National Council of Churches; Seminary Trustee Dr. Nicholas Pandelidis; Fr Philip LeMasters, Dean of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University in Abilene, TX; Michael Miller of the Poverty Cure at Acton; John Couretas of Acton; and director of FOCUS North America in Pittsburgh, Subdeacon Paul Abernathy.

Chancellor Addresses Poverty Conference at SVOTS

May 25, 2013 10:21

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Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor and CEO of St. Vladimir's Seminary, explains the reasoning behind the school's upcoming conference on poverty.

Commencement 2013

May 23, 2013 33:51

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The Rev. Dr. Sarah Fogg, Director of Pastoral Care at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York, delivers the commencement address to the SVOTS Class of 2013.

Mary, Mysteries, and Mission: Part Four

Apr 11, 2013 25:48

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At the annual Lenten Retreat for SVOTS Seminarians, Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, discusses three assured paths to spiritual renewal as we participate in the Great Fast: Mary and the Incarnation, the Mysteries of Baptism and the Eucharist, and our vocation to Mission. This is part four of four presentations.

Mary, Mysteries, and Mission: Part Three

Apr 4, 2013 24:51

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At the annual Lenten Retreat for SVOTS Seminarians, Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, discusses three assured paths to spiritual renewal as we participate in the Great Fast: Mary and the Incarnation, the Mysteries of Baptism and the Eucharist, and our vocation to Mission. This is part three of four presentations.

Mary, Mysteries, and Mission: Part Two

Mar 27, 2013 28:19

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At the annual Lenten Retreat for SVOTS Seminarians, Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, discusses three assured paths to spiritual renewal as we participate in the Great Fast: Mary and the Incarnation, the Mysteries of Baptism and the Eucharist, and our vocation to Mission. This is part two of four presentations.

Mary, Mysteries, and Mission

Mar 22, 2013 29:04

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At the annual Lenten Retreat for SVOTS Seminarians, Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, discusses three assured paths to spiritual renewal as we participate in the Great Fast: Mary and the Incarnation, the Mysteries of Baptism and the Eucharist, and our vocation to Mission. This is part one of four forthcoming presentations.

Constantine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity

Jan 25, 2013 59:03

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Princeton University's Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus Dr. Peter Brown presented the 30th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture to a standing room only crowd in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

St. Ambrose Society

Dec 11, 2012 20:34

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Ian Jones, a graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary and a doctoral candidate at Fordham University, speaks to the St. Ambrose Society, the pro-life group at St. Vlad's, following a screening of the film It's a Girl, which is about sex-selection abortion.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Oct 11, 2012 45:51

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Dr. Christopher Mitchell, director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, which houses a major research collection by and about seven British authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, speaks on Tolkien at the 2012 Orthodox Education Day.

C.S. Lewis

Oct 11, 2012 47:12

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Fr. Andrew Cuneo, the first Oxford University scholar ever to receive a doctoral degree on C.S. Lewis, and currently the founding priest of St. Katherine of Alexandria Orthodox Mission in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, speaks about Christian themes in C.S. Lewis at the 2012 Orthodox Education Day.

Reading the Fathers Today

Sep 26, 2012 49:06

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The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir'’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers the annual Father Georges Florovsky Lecture, Friday, September 21, 2012, on the seminary campus. Father John's presentation, titled "“Reading the Fathers Today,"” addresses the meaning of “theology” and its study within an academic context.

Great Lent: Gift of God in Christ: Part 4

Apr 11, 2012 25:34

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Touching upon all the gifts that the season of Great Lent offers for spiritual growth, Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers four reflections on the emergence of life through suffering, brokenness, and death. With astute attention to the teachings of Scripture and the Fathers, Fr. John centers on the necessity of dying for true life in Christ—life eternal—to emerge.

Great Lent: Gift of God in Christ: Part 3

Mar 29, 2012 21:14

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Touching upon all the gifts that the season of Great Lent offers for spiritual growth, Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers four reflections on the emergence of life through suffering, brokenness, and death. With astute attention to the teachings of Scripture and the Fathers, Fr. John centers on the necessity of dying for true life in Christ—life eternal—to emerge.

Great Lent: Gift of God in Christ: Part 2

Mar 15, 2012 25:39

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Touching upon all the gifts that the season of Great Lent offers for spiritual growth, Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers four reflections on the emergence of life through suffering, brokenness, and death. With astute attention to the teachings of Scripture and the Fathers, Fr. John centers on the necessity of dying for true life in Christ—life eternal—to emerge.

Great Lent: Gift of God in Christ: Part 1

Mar 1, 2012 16:29

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Touching upon all the gifts that the season of Great Lent offers for spiritual growth, Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers four reflections on the emergence of life through suffering, brokenness, and death. With astute attention to the teachings of Scripture and the Fathers, Fr. John centers on the necessity of dying for true life in Christ—life eternal—to emerge.

Realities of Life in Orthodox Christian Mission Churches

Feb 16, 2012 01:31:24

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Fr. John Parker, the new chairman of the OCA's Department of Evangelization, describes how his parish, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, went from having a handful of believers to being a lively and growing body of Christ.

Our Great High Priest: The Church Is the New Temple

Feb 1, 2012 01:04:12

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Dr. Margaret Barker, an independent scholar who has developed an approach to biblical studies now known as "Temple Theology," delivers the Fr. Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.

Meeting the Crucified Christ in Sierra Leone

Nov 23, 2011 01:52:25

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There is no "Missionary's Handbook" for post-war countries such as Sierra Leone. But Orthodox Christian missionary Fr. Themi (Adamopoulo) is writing one from scratch as he meets the challenge of spreading the Good News in West Africa.

Listen, Witness, and Weep: What Can the Church Offer Service Men and Women?

Oct 20, 2011 52:27

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Dr. Stephen Muse speaks at the St. Vladimir’s Seminary 2011 Orthodox Education Day.

Orthodox Perspectives on Peace, War, and Violence

Oct 5, 2011 52:02

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The Very Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters speaks at the St. Vladimir’s Seminary 2011 Orthodox Education Day.

Life in the Ranks of the Clergy

Aug 31, 2011 01:08:32

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Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, speaks at the school's Diaconal Formation Workshop.

Women Disciples of the Lord: Part Five

Aug 19, 2011 54:20

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Orthodox author, speaker, and AFR podcast host Frederica Mathewes-Green delivers a speech titled "Confessions of a Freelance Writer: Discerning God's Will in an Unpredictable Vocation."

Women Disciples of the Lord: Part Four

Aug 4, 2011 48:13

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Dr. Mary Ford, Assistant Professor of New Testament at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary, delivers a speech titled "Light from the Past on Vocations Today."

Women Disciples of the Lord: Part Three

Jul 19, 2011 45:58

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Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes Fitzgerald, an Orthodox theologian, pastoral counselor, and licensed psychologist, delivers a speech titled "Eve, Mary, and Us."

Women Disciples of the Lord: Part Two

Jul 6, 2011 37:31

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Mat. Juliana Schmemann, the widow of Fr. Alexander Schmemann, former dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers a speech via video titled "The Joy to Serve."

Women Disciples of the Lord: Part One

Jun 23, 2011 01:45:41

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From June 17-19, 2011, St. Vladimir's Seminary hosted a conference titled "Women Disciples of the Lord." The conference lectures will be posted here in biweekly installments. First up is the keynote address delivered by the Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary. The title is "Male and Female He Created Them."

2011 Commencement Address

May 27, 2011 33:08

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Professor David Drillock delivers the 2011 commencement address. Professor Drillock was the first to receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

How New Life Appears (Isaiah)

Apr 19, 2011 44:26

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Fr. Harry Pappas, priest at Archangel Orthodox Church in Stanford, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor at St. Vladimir's, leads the seminary's second annual Public Lenten Retreat. Titled "Back to Basics: Old Testament and Life," his presentation is divided into three parts, the third of which, "How New Life Appears," can be heard here.

How Life Works (Proverbs)

Apr 12, 2011 51:59

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Fr. Harry Pappas, priest at Archangel Orthodox Church in Stanford, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor at St. Vladimir's, leads the seminary's second annual Public Lenten Retreat. Titled "Back to Basics: Old Testament and Life," his presentation is divided into three parts, the second of which, "How Life Works," can be heard here.

How Life Begins (Genesis)

Apr 5, 2011 01:07:45

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Fr. Harry Pappas, priest at Archangel Orthodox Church in Stanford, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor at St. Vladimir's, leads the seminary's second annual Public Lenten Retreat. Titled "Back to Basics: Old Testament and Life," his presentation is divided into three parts, the first of which, "How Life Begins," can be heard here.

Eucharistic Living

Mar 30, 2011 17:39

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This is the fourth of four Lenten meditations delivered by Archpriest Chad Hatfield at the seminary's annual Pure Week retreat.

Extending the Kingdom

Mar 23, 2011 17:31

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This is the third of four Lenten meditations delivered by Archpriest Chad Hatfield at the seminary's annual Pure Week retreat.

Life in the Kingdom

Mar 16, 2011 18:37

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This is the second of four Lenten meditations delivered by Archpriest Chad Hatfield at the seminary's annual Pure Week retreat.

Conversion of the Heart

Mar 9, 2011 19:52

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This is the first of four Lenten meditations delivered by Archpriest Chad Hatfield at the seminary's annual Pure Week retreat.

Honorary Doctorate for Metropolitan Krystof

Mar 2, 2011 54:49

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St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary confers an honorary doctorate on Metropolitan Krystof, primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia, at an Academic Convocation (February 28, 2011).

Musical Instruments of the Bible

Oct 13, 2010 01:09:03

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Dr. Yelena Kolyada speaks at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary on "Musical Instruments of the Bible."

Many Cultures - One Faith

Oct 5, 2010 58:29

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Archpriest Michael Oleksa speaks on Orthodox cultures at Orthodox Education Day at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

The Causal Principle of Freedom

Sep 16, 2010 34:28

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Professor Christos Yannaras addresses St. Vladimir's Seminary upon receiving an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Honorary Doctorate for Professor Christos Yannaras

Sep 16, 2010 14:42

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St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary confers an honorary doctorate on Christos Yannaras at its 2010 Fall Academic Convocation.

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Bookstore

Sep 4, 2010 16:35

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Fr. Chad interviews Greg Hatrak, the new bookstore manager at St. Vladimir's Seminary, about some exciting new developments in the school's publishing division.

The Manhattan Declaration

Feb 18, 2010 21:35

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Fr. Chad discusses The Manhattan Declaration, "a call of Christian conscience" that he helped produce, and defends Orthodox participation in such cultural manifestos.

Mother Raphaela - Part Two

Jul 8, 2009 14:05

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This special episode features part two of the commencement address of Mother Raphael, the Abbess of the Monastery of the Holy Myrrhbearers, to the graduates of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.

Mother Raphaela - Part One

Jun 5, 2009 15:21

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This special episode features part one of the commencement address of Mother Raphael, the Abbess of the Monastery of the Holy Myrrhbearers, to the graduates of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.

The Good and Faithful Parish

May 10, 2009 36:35

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Fr. Atty concludes his three-part lecture, talking about the Good and Faithful Parish.

The Good and Faithful Parishioner

May 4, 2009 31:01

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Fr. Alexander Atty continues his three-part lecture at the 2009 Lenten Retreat at St. Vladimir's. Today he addresses the Good and Faithful Parishioner.

The Good and Faithful Priest - Part 3

Apr 25, 2009 26:19

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Fr. Alexander Atty concludes his lecture on the Good and Faithful Priest. Next week he will begin talking about the Good and Faithful Parishioner.

The Good and Faithful Priest - Part 2

Apr 18, 2009 34:33

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Fr. Alexander Atty continues his talk on the Good and Faithful Priest, a presentation given at the 2009 Lenten Retreat at St. Vladimir's.

The Good and Faithful Priest - Part 1

Apr 10, 2009 29:39

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Over the next several weeks, Fr. Chad will present a lecture series given by Fr. Alexander Atty on the campus of St. Vladimir's during the annual Lenten Retreat. Fr. Alexander is priest at St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY. He will be speaking on the Good and Faithful Priest, Parishioner, and Parish.

The American Martyrs

Mar 12, 2009 20:55

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Fr. Chad Hatfield speaks on the American martyrs for the true faith during a Lenten retreat at St. George, Houston, titled: "Life's Lessons from the Alaskan Saints."

St. Vladimir’s Seminary 2008 Report

Jan 1, 2009 24:22

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In this podcast, the Chancellor of the Seminary, Fr. Chad Hatfield talks about the year just completed, the financial picture and some myths that need to be dispelled.

Treasure in Romanian Orthodoxy

Nov 27, 2008 19:21

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Fr. Chad talks with visiting Romanian theologian Mihail Neamțu about the future of Orthodoxy in America, the treasures of Romanian Orthodoxy and the effects of communism in Eastern Europe. At the end, Fr. Chad recommended the following book: Bearers of the Spirit: Spiritual Fatherhood in Romanian Orthodoxy.

New Eve, New Passover, New Life - Part 4

Nov 8, 2008 23:15

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Here is the 4th and final part of this series delivered at St. Mark's in Denver.

New Eve, New Passover, New Life - Part 3

Oct 17, 2008 20:33

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Fr. Chad begins his second lecture, but our third part of his talks, at St. Mark's in Denver. St. Mark's is a Western Rite parish in the Antiochian Archdiocese.

New Eve, New Passover, New Life - Part 2

Oct 4, 2008 28:55

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At a recent retreat in Denver, Fr. Chad gave two timely lectures coinciding with recent feasts of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Exultation of the Precious and Life Giving Cross. We have broken it up into four podcasts, and here is part 2.

New Eve, New Passover, New Life

Sep 19, 2008 27:49

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At a recent retreat in Denver, Fr. Chad gave two timely lectures coinciding with recent feasts of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Exaltation of the Precious and Life Giving Cross. We have broken it up into four podcasts, and here is part 1.

Meet the New Director of Liturgical Music!

Aug 26, 2008 28:48

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Fr. Chad Hatfield introduces us to Alla Generalow, the new Director of Liturgical Music at St. Vladimir's.

Revitalizing Our Priestly Ministry in a Post Christian Culture - Part 3

Aug 13, 2008 29:42

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Here is the third and final part of Fr. Chad's address to the Serbian Clergy about how we should look at the ministry of the priesthood in today's society.

Revitalizing Our Priestly Ministry in a Post Christian Culture - Part 2

Jul 31, 2008 25:10

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Today we bring you part two of Fr. Chad Hatfield's talk at the Serbian Clergy Brotherhood in June on the challenges facing our priests in today's culture.

Revitalizing Our Priestly Ministry in a Post Christian Culture - Part 1

Jul 17, 2008 29:59

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Fr. Chad spoke to the Serbian Clergy Brotherhood last month on the challenges facing our priests in today's culture. We have broken it up into three parts and bring you part 1 today.

A Conversation With Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Jun 29, 2008 27:00

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In this debut episode, Fr. Chad has a fascinating discussion with Bishop Hilarion about ecumenical dialogues between Anglicans, Catholics, and Orthodox.