15 May 2012 • Campus Visitation
Seminarian Harrison Russin, 2nd-year Master of Divinity student here at St. Vladimir's, received a pleasant and welcome gift today: a $1,000 scholarship check from the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Archpriest John Kowalczyk, chancellor of the diocese, and Priest Raymond Martin Brown, treasurer, came personally to our campus to present the check to Seminarian Russin.
The seminarian scholarship program of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania began when His Eminence The Most Rev. Tikhon was installed as the diocesan bishop in 2005. The diocese gives $2,000 annually to students enrolled in accredited Orthodox Christian theological schools. Seminarian Russin accepted the generous offering, acknowledging with gratitude the meaningful support from fellow Orthodox Christians of his home diocese.