July 29, 2014

Dean and Chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Seminary Appointed to Second Term

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[SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY] On Monday, February 28, 2011, at an academic convocation on the campus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, Anne Glynn Mackoul, Executive Chair of the seminary's Board of Trustees, announced a decision by the Board to reappoint the seminary Dean, Archpriest John Behr, and Chancellor, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, to their positions for additional five-year terms, beginning in 2012. In reappointing the two leaders, said Mrs. Mackoul, the Board recognized "the considerable accomplishments and distinctive leadership" of each leader and also reconfirmed the Board's commitment to the model of shared governance instituted at the beginning of their first terms. In 2007 the Board devised a unique model of shared governance for the seminary, assigning to Fr. John as Dean primary responsibility for the spiritual and academic life of the school, and Fr. Chad as Chancellor primary responsibility for financial and operational leadership, but with elements of shared … [Read more...]

Archbishop of Canterbury receives honorary doctorate at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, January 30, 2010 Contact: Deborah Belonick, Advancement Information Officer St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary 914-961-8313 ext 363 / 914-961-4507 FAX deborah@svots.edu http://www.svots.edu/ [SVS Communications / Yonkers, NY] -- Dr. Rowan Williams began his New York City tour this past week with duties related to his role as Archbishop of Canterbury, but ended it by demonstrating his academic acumen and continued interest in the Orthodox Christian faith. On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the Anglican archbishop delivered the 27th annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture - this year titled "Theology and Contemplative Calling: The Image of Humanity in the Philokalia" - and received an honorary doctoral degree on the campus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. During his visit, Dr. Williams also attended Divine Liturgy and had a lively and frank discussion with the theological faculty of St. Vladimir's at a … [Read more...]

Forty years of feminism now bearing fruit

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Maybe the essay below will help St. Vladimir's Seminary (SVS) understand why the conferral of a doctorate on Dr. Rowan Williams has been met with criticism from those outside the academy. For most, the issue is not whether Dr. Williams merits the honor as an academic, but that his refusal to act against the moral deconstruction of Anglicanism shows that he does not comprehend the destruction that the licentiousness championed by liberal Anglicans causes in the larger culture. The author rightly condemns feminist ideology as a source of moral confusion in the culture, and clearly the capitulation to feminists is a major reason for the Anglican collapse. I am the father of a fourteen year old girl. I've worked with teens for twenty-five years. What the author below reports is happening in the teen culture in America is true. Don't flinch at the brutally frank tone of the essay. Not all teens fall victim to the prevailing culture of course, but all face it. I could tell you many … [Read more...]

Archbishop of Canterbury to deliver Schmemann Lecture and receive honorary doctorate at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

[SVS Communications / Yonkers, NY] On Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2010, The Most Rev. and Rt. Honorable Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury and senior bishop of the worldwide Anglican communion, will deliver the annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The archbishop will speak on the topic "Theology and the Contemplative Calling: The Image of Humility in the Philokalia." St. Vladimir's Seminary will also confer upon the archbishop a Doctorate of Divinity honoris causa, in recognition of his contribution to the academic study of Eastern Orthodox theology and spirituality. The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir's, was examined for his own doctoral degree at Oxford University by the archbishop, then a professor of theology there. … [Read more...]

Fr. Chad Hatfield: Introductory Remarks at Manhattan Declaration unveiling

Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, was an original co-signer of the Manhattan Declaration. Below are his introductory remarks at the unveiling of the document at the National Press Club on November, 20, 2009. … [Read more...]