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Estonia's Prime Minister Offers Kudos to Arvo Pärt Team

L to R: Dr.. Bouteneff, Dr. Reeves, Prime Minister Rõivas, Trustee Tatiana Hoff, and Michelle IoannouL to R: Dr.. Bouteneff, Dr. Reeves, Prime Minister Rõivas, Trustee Tatiana Hoff, and Michelle IoannouStaff of the St. Vladimir's Seminary's Arvo Pärt Project were among those who greeted Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas at a reception in New York, on December 12, 2014. Prime Minister...

Alumni News

Memory Eternal! + Fr. N. Constantine Masood (SVOTS '78)

Virginia Nieuwsma

Alumnus The Rev. N. Constantine Masood of Duxbury, MA, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2015, one day after his 75th birthday.  

Father was born in Altoona, PA on January 14, 1940, the son the late Dr. Naseeb and Dorothy (Cassell) Masood. He received his Master of Divinity degree from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1978, and a second Master's degree from Boston College in Counseling Psychology. Following his ordination to the Holy Priesthood in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, Fr. Constantine faithfully served for many years as a parish priest in Danbury, CT; Beckley, WV; New Kensington, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Beaumont, TX; S. Glens Falls, NY; and also Omaha, NE.

He leaves his wife Kh. Diana (Bistany) and their six children: Daniel (Laurie), Gregory (Olga), Christopher (Ruth), Peter (Silvana), Andrea Tougas (Roger), and Alexandra Perrigo (Jonathan). Father Constantine is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, his brothers Edward Masood of Maryland and Jonathan Masood of Texas, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church, 261 Main St., Kingston, MA, 02364.

Seminarians Speak

At the National Festival of Young Preachers

Tristan Gall

Fr. Sergius and third-year seminarian Tristan Gall, at the 2015 Festival of Young PreachersFr. Sergius and third-year seminarian Tristan Gall, at the 2015 Festival of Young PreachersFather Sergius Halvorsen (Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric) and I recently attended the...

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