....lenten talks & retreats
and books, workshops, podcasts
"Revitalizing Parish Music" program
The Seminary's new "Revitalizing Parish Music" program has been designed to offer tailor-made training to your parish choir—onsite at your church!
Half-day, full-day, and weekend sessions and workshops are available, with loads of options for both choir members (from music reading skills to achieving a unified choral sound) and directors (from building a vocabulary of gestures to placing singers in correct voice parts). Training and performance options that include the SVOTS Chamber Choir are also offered.
For more information, please contact Robin Freeman, our Director of Music and creator of the program.
In these previously unpublished talks, Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann critiques cultural beliefs that have distorted our understanding of death, and then examines the church rites and prayers for the departed.
In so doing, he helps our hearts to recover the "hope within us" (I Peter 3:15) and our minds to comprehend the power of the Paschal proclamation: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tomb bestowing life.”
Alumna Matushka Valerie Zahirsky has announced the publication of a study guide for the popular text,Spirituality, one of four volumes of The Orthodox Faith series authored by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (†), dean emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Matushka Valerie chairs The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Education [DCE], publisher of the series.
The Spiritualityvolume is especially appropriate for Great Lent, in that it deals with many intriguing topics and questions, including: What is the noonday demon? How does the Orthodox Church define “spirituality?"
34th Annual Schmemann Lecture "Voices from St. Vladimir's Podcast"
When Professor Lewis Patsavos delivered our 34th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture on the topic, “Reflections of a Canonist,” he urged both a holistic approach to the study of the church canons and a living application of them. Theology, he reminded his audience, cannot be isolated from spirituality, or from church life, or from service to and communion with others; likewise, proper interpretation of the canons requires not only intense personal prayer but also acute awareness of ecclesiastical consciousness—“the mind of the Church.”
Faculty Lenten Talks & Retreats ...in your neighborhood!
ARCHPRIEST CHAD HATFIELD, PRESIDENT Sunday, March 5, 4 pm • Bridgeport, CT Homilist at Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers, Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church, hosted by the New England Clergy Association
ARCHPRIEST JOHN BEHR, DEAN Friday, March 10, following 6:30 pm service • NYC, NY Presentation titled, “Standing by the Cross: Putting on Christ,” at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Saturday, March 11, 11:45 am, ending with Vespers 5 pm • Pittsfield, MA Retreat Master, Lenten retreat titled, “Entering into Pascha,” hosted by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Saturday, March 18, 9:30 am–6:00 pm • Phoenix, AZ Retreat Master, Lenten retreat titled, “Standing by the Cross, Putting on Christ,” hosted by St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, RSVP by 11 March
Saturday, April 1, 9:30 am • Akron, OH Retreat Master, Lenten retreat titled, “Standing by the Cross, Putting on Christ,” hosted by Board of Orthodox Christian Women, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, RSVP by March 27: 330.983.5075 (Cindy Spanos)
ARCHPRIEST DANIEL FINDIKYAN, PROFESSOR OF LITURGICAL STUDIES Thursday, March 2, 6 pm • NYC, NY Presentation entitled, "The Joy of the Gospel in Times of Tragedy: A Lesson from St. Nersess Shnorhali," in Guild Hall, St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral
Friday, March 3, 6:30 pm• Bayside, NY Presentation entitled, "The Joy of the Gospel in Times of Tragedy: A Lesson from St. Nersess Shnorhali," at Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs
Friday, March 24• Livingston, NJ Presentation entitled, "The Joy of the Gospel in Times of Tragedy: A Lesson from St. Nersess Shnorhali" at St. Mary Armenian Church
Friday, March 31 • Fair Lawn, NJ Presentation entitled, "The Joy of the Gospel in Times of Tragedy: A Lesson from St. Nersess Shnorhali," at St. Leon Armenian Church
PRIEST GEORGE L. PARSENIOS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT Monday, March 6, 7 pm • Tenafly, NJ Presentation entitled, "We Are All Kings Now: The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of the Self," at the Cathedral of St. John the Theologian
Saturday, March 11, 11 am–1 pm• Perth Amboy, NJ Presentation entitled, “Orthodoxy 101: Who We Are and What We Believe.” Saturday, March 18, 11 am–1 pm• Perth Amboy, NJ Presentation entitled, “Orthodoxy 101: Who We Are and How We Worship." Both sessions at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
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