News https://www.svots.edu/headlines en SVOTS hires new Patristics, Liturgical Theology professors https://www.svots.edu/headlines/svots-hires-new-patristics-liturgical-theology-professors <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/thumbnail_faculty_hires_story.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=711851">thumbnail_faculty_hires_story.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>12 March 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is pleased to announce the hiring of <a href="/sites/default/files/pdf/cv_and_publications_b.b.pdf">Rev. Dr. Bogdan Bucur</a> as Professor of Patristics and <a href="/sites/default/files/pdf/cv_and_publications_v.p.pdf">Dr. Vitaly Permiakov</a> as Professor of Liturgical Theology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The hires come after an extensive search process to fill these two important faculty positions. The new Seminary professors will follow in the footsteps of some of the most famous academics in the history of SVOTS, including Fathers Georges Florovsky (Patristics), John Meyendorff (Patristics), and Alexander Schmemann (Liturgical Theology).</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/svots-hires-new-patristics-liturgical-theology-professors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:41:16 +0000 roman 29514 at https://www.svots.edu Seminary postpones March events over Coronavirus concerns https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-postpones-march-events-over-coronavirus-concerns <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/cdc-w9keokhajkw-unsplash.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=180282">cdc-w9keokhajkw-unsplash.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>11 March 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p><em><strong>UPDATE (12 March 2020):</strong> Due to ongoing concerns over the new coronavirus (COVID-19), all Seminary events scheduled for the Month of March have been postponed until further notice. We are so sorry for any inconvenience&nbsp;but appreciate your understanding at this time. Please contact us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:events@svots.edu" target="_blank">events@svots.edu</a>&nbsp;if you have any questions.&nbsp;<br /></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Seminary offices remain open and classes are still being held for now. Any further updates will be posted to this page.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /></em></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) <strong>remains open</strong> amid global concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), but is closely monitoring developments to take appropriate action as needed.</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-postpones-march-events-over-coronavirus-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:37:03 +0000 roman 29511 at https://www.svots.edu Seminary president strengthens ties in Australia https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-president-strengthens-ties-australia <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/thumbnail_-_australia_story.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1176915">thumbnail_-_australia_story.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>9-24 Feb 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saint Vladimir’s President <a href="https://www.svots.edu/profile/very-rev-dr-chad-hatfield">Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield</a> visited multiple Orthodox communities in the “land down under” this winter, teaching, speaking, and strengthening the Seminary’s relationships there.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/45b914d3-e73d-4a6c-9ef1-e0aab062bc74.img_assist_custom-351x263.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-img_assist_custom-351x263 image-img_assist_custom" width="351" height="263" /></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-president-strengthens-ties-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:42:21 +0000 roman 29510 at https://www.svots.edu Metropolitan Tikhon delivers Lenten meditations on life in community https://www.svots.edu/headlines/metropolitan-tikhon-delivers-lenten-meditations-life-community <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_2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2482774">lenten_retreat_thumbnail_2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>2-3 March 2020 • On Campus</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://www.oca.org/holy-synod/bishops/the-most-blessed-tikhon">His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon</a> led the St. Vladimir’s Seminary community into retreat Clean Monday and Tuesday, as Great Lent began. His Beatitude delivered four meditations at the Seminary’s annual two-day Lenten Retreat, presenting reflections loosely built around his own experience of life in community.</p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><a href="#photos">VIEW PHOTO GALLERY</a></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">“Whether we are speaking of the monastery, the family, or the Seminary community, we are both alone and yet never alone—striving in our own hearts to meet God, but also struggling to figure out how my brother, my wife, my husband, my professor, my student have a part in this….," he said.</p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/metropolitan-tikhon-delivers-lenten-meditations-life-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:29:46 +0000 roman 29500 at https://www.svots.edu SVS Press publishes volume commemorating OCA autocephaly https://www.svots.edu/headlines/svs-press-publishes-volume-commemorating-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/time_has_come_thumbnail.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=85198">time_has_come_thumbnail.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>4 March 2020 • Yonkers, NY</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press has released a special commemorative book celebrating the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)’s fifty years of autocephaly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="inline inline-right"><img src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/images/time_has_come.large (450 x 450 max).jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-large (450 x 450 max) " width="300" height="462" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The book, <em>The Time Has Come</em>, is now available to the general public after an extended pre-order period. The commemorative volume was first announced at <a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminary-celebrates-50-years-oca-autocephaly">the Seminary’s autocephaly anniversary celebration in late January</a>.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/headlines/svs-press-publishes-volume-commemorating-oca-autocephaly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:26:41 +0000 roman 29499 at https://www.svots.edu 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