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 the children of our community; in the evening hours when we swap babysitting services and serve together in ministry to the homeless of New York City. This aspect of 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!"



Oktoberfest and Campus Clean-Up

During the early October fall recess, students enjoyed "Oktoberfest," an evening of relaxation and good food. Campus Chef Nat served up delicious bratwurst and spare ribs (look for his upcoming SVS Press cookbook release When You Feast) and faculty and seminarians alike enjoyed polka music and fellowship. 

Super Bowl Party, 2013

Metropolitan Philip Auditorium morphed into Super Bowl Central on Sunday evening, February 3. Fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers clustered around the big screen to watch the game, while students, faculty, and staff—not to mention kids!—enjoyed pizza and snacks. (Photos: Leanne Parrott)

Children Welcome St. Nicholas During Festive Sunday Celebration at Three Hierarchs Chapel

O who loves Nicholas the Saintly,

O who serves Nicholas the Saintly.
Him will Nicholas receive,
and give help in time of need.
Holy Father Nicholas!

With the singing of this traditional St. Nicholas hymn, the children of the Three Hierarchs Chapel's Sunday community welcomed special guest St. Nicholas for his annual visit to St. Vladimir's Seminary. As is customary, the identity of the good saint was camouflaged by his abundant white beard, but astute children perceived he bore a striking resemblance to The Rev. Dr. David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs. During the celebration, grown ups and kids alike also enjoyed a potluck meal and a time of carol singing.