Faculty Footnotes

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 in...

Alumni News

Alumnus Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski Honored for Distinguished Service

Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak

St. Vladimir’s alumnus Archpriest Chaplain Carl Jerome Cwiklinski, CPT CHC USN (SVOTS 1986), was honored upon his retirement from 42 years of distinguished military service. The ceremony took place at Camp Pendleton, CA on Friday, September 18, 2014. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and ten SVOTS alumni, including Director of Alumni Relations Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, were on hand to congratulate him and participate in the celebration of his remarkable career.

The Metropolitan also offered a Service of Thanksgiving in the Camp’s St. John the Forerunner Chapel, assisted by Fr. Jerome.  In 2012 Fr. Jerome and the faithful of the Chapel established a scholarship fund for seminarians pursuing...

Seminarians Speak

What I Did This Summer

Dn. Theodor Svane

The Orthodox Church in Norway is a tiny community in a predominantly secular and Lutheran country. Most of our parishes are mission churches and there are only a very few established churches. By coming to the United States and St. Vladimir’s Seminary, I hoped that my family and I would get a broader experience of the Orthodox Church, in a culture similar to our own. 

Dn. Theodor, Hanne, and Simon, with Fr. AndrewDn. Theodor, Hanne, and Simon, with...

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