Campus and Student Activities

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and visitors at St. Vladimir's share food and fellowship all year long; at our annual Thanksgiving Feast and in our weekly Sunday potlucks; through our Lenten gatherings after Presanctified Liturgies and when St. Nicholas pays his annual visit to our community; in the evening hours when we swap babysitting services and serve together in ministry to the homeless of New York City. Living side by side is both challenging and rewarding. At its best, our community brings to mind the words of the Psalmist: "Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"


  

Community Lenten Retreat

On-Campus • Three Hierarchs Chapel

Metropolitan Tikhon presiding at the Great Canon of St. Andrew of CreteMetropolitan Tikhon presiding at the Great Canon of St. Andrew of CreteOur campus community began Great Lent with Forgiveness Vespers, followed by a two-day retreat that included daylong lenten liturgical services punctuated by focused meditations.

Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, associate professor in Systematic Theology, presented this year's meditations for the retreat. His theme was “How to be a Sinner.” 

Bouteneff said, “I was always struck by the challenge of understanding myself as ‘the chief among sinners’ [I Tim 1:15], but doing so without becoming either prideful or neurotic.

St. Vladimir's Wins Annual Basketball Matchup, 42-30

Sporting team T-shirts, the St. Vladimir's Seminary Hierarchs traveled to sister school St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS) to play in the traditional winter basketball contest, on February 6 at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the game, seminarians from both institutions joined together in prayer at evening vespers. After the ball was thrown up, the Hierarchs battled with STOTS through four intense quarters, ending up victorious with a final score of 42–30. The game concluded in an exchange of handshakes, a group photo, and a communal meal.  (View the Facebook photo gallery by Sara Staff)St. Vladimir's players and fans, February 6, 2015St. Vladimir's players and fans, February 6, 2015

Metropolitan Tikhon Joins Community for Three Hierarchs Feast

30 January 2015 • On-Campus

Let us who love their words come together with hymns
and honor the three great torch–bearers of the triune Godhead:
Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom.
These men have enlightened the world with the rays of their divine
doctrines.
They are flowing rivers of wisdom,
and have filled all creation with springs of heavenly knowledge.
They ceaselessly intercede for us
before the holy Trinity!

Troparion, Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs

View the photo gallery by Helen Mules