In Memoriam + The Very Rev. Paul Schneirla

Former Old Testament professor, The Very Rev. Paul Schneirla, has reposed.

Former Student is New Ambassador to the Vatican

Former student Dr. Tamara Grdzelidze is Georgia’s new ambassador to the Holy See.

Two Biblical Studies Scholars Join Faculty

St. Vladimir’s Seminary has hired two highly regarded scholars to teach Biblical studies.

Fr. Tom Reflects On Kevin Allen’s Retirement

As many know, Kevin Allen recently announced his retirement from his interview program, Ancient Faith Today. After listening to an interview Ancient Faith Radio did with Kevin announcing his departure, Fr. Tom shares his own thoughts on the state of American Orthodoxy.

Professor Rentel Serves OCA as Canonical Consultant

The Very Rev. Dr. Alexander Rentel wears several hats at St. Vladimir’s Seminary as the assistant professor of Canon Law and Byzantine Studies, The John and Paraskeva Skvir Lecturer in Practical Theology, and the director of the Master of Divinity Program. Yet one of his most important duties in recent years has been performed away from the Yonkers, NY campus, as he has served the wider church as Consultant for Canonical Affairs for the Orthodox Church inFr. Alexander Rentel (3rd from left) with OCA Statute Revision Task ForceFr. Alexander Rentel (3rd from left) with OCA Statute Revision Task Force America (OCA). A member of the OCA's Statute Revision Task Force, Fr. Alexander and other canon law experts have been conducting a painstaking review and revision of the current text of the OCA Statute, under the leadership of The Most Rev.

Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart

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."

Bishop Alexander Delivers Second Annual Meyendorff Lecture

The 2014 Father John Meyendorff Lecture featured The Rt. Rev. Alexander (Golitzin), alumnus of the Class of 1973.

Met. Anthony Bloom’s Homily on the Cross

During this week as we venerate the cross of Christ, Fr. Tom Hopko shares a sermon by Met. Anthony Bloom on the cross and our sin.

Seminary Alumnus Elected Bishop for Ukrainian Catholic Epharcy of Parma

Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak

Seminary Alumnus The Rev. Bohdan Danylo (SVOTS '98) was recently elected as Bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat, Parma, OH, an Eastern Catholic communion. Pope Francis appointed the bishop-elect, who is a member of the clergy of the Eparchy of Stamford and the present rector of Saint Basil Seminary.

Father Bohdan Danylo was born on May 22, 1971 in Giżycko, in the province of Suwalki in Poland. After studying philosophy in Lublin, he moved to the United States where he received theological education at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Stamford on October 1, 1996. 

Working With Student Leaders

OCF student leaders meet in Dallas, August 2014OCF student leaders meet in Dallas, August 2014From August 13–16, 2014, I traveled to Dallas, TX, to meet with the student leaders for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF). At their Student Leadership Institute (SLI), I offered a presentation on Conflict Resolution. Fifteen collegians, three administrators with the Fellowship, His Grace Bishop Gregory, primate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., and Managing Director of Holy Trinity Publications Nicholas Chapman, joined this outstanding group for a time of prayer and discussion, as they prepared to face the challenges of the coming 2014–OCF's student leaders, 2014OCF's student leaders, 20142015 academic year.

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