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E-new Resources March 2017

March 2017

resources for renewal of
mind & spirit


....lenten talks & retreats
and books, workshops, podcasts
Parish Music Program
"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.


GET DETAILS ON SESSION AND WORKSHOP OPTIONS 

READ ABOUT THE 1ST PARISH TO USE THE PROGRAM

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books for personal or group study
Liturgy of Death
In these previously unpublished talks, Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann critiques cultural beliefs that have distorted our understanding of death, and then examines the church rites and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.”

ORDER ONLINE or call our Bookstore at 1-800-204-BOOK
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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 Spirituality volume 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?"


Resources for two other volumes in same series—Doctrine and Scripture and Church History—are also available, and resources for the fourth volume, Worship, will be completed this spring.

Visit the DCE web site for a wealth of additional educational resources and study units on a variety of topics, including the Journey to Pascha FOCUS unit for youth.


ORDER SOFTBOUND VOLUMES OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH SERIES HERE

VIEW ONLINE EDITIONS OF THE SERIES & THE STUDY GUIDES HERE

Dr. Lewis Patsavos

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.”

Preceding the lecture, the Board of Trustees and faculty of St. Vladimir's Seminary conferred a Doctorate of Canon Law honoris causa upon Professor Patsavos.
 
Fr. Chad Hatfield_Salem, MASS_2016

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)
 
Sunday, April 2, Matins 8:20 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am • Akron, OH Homilist at the Divine Liturgy, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
 
PETER C. BOUTENEFF, PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
Sunday, March 26, 2 pmWorcester, MA Public lecture on Arvo Pärt’s Passio, with Professor Jeffers Engelhardt (Amherst College) and Professor Andrew Shenton (Boston University), hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, "Music at Trinity Series"

DR. ROBERTA ERVINE,  PROFESSOR OF ARMENIAN STUDIES
Friday, March 3–Sunday, March 5 Charlotte, NC Presenter at Lenten lecture series, at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

Saturday, March 18 Long Branch, NJ  Presentation at "Saintly Women's Day," at St. Stepanos Armenian Church

Friday, March 24–Sunday, March 26  Detroit, MI Presenter for Lenten retreat, at St. John Armenian Church of Greater Detroit

Saturday, April  1 Hartford, CT Presentation at "Saintly Women's Day," St. George Armenian Church

Sundays, April 2, 9, 23 Watervliet, NY Lecturer for Adult Education Series, at St. Peter Armenian Church

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

Friday, April 7 Charlotte, NC Presentation entitled, "The Face of Lazarus: Faith, Healing, Revival,” at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic 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
 
ARCHPRIEST EUGEN J. PENTIUC, PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTURE
Sunday, March 12, following 6:30 pm service  Chicago, IL Presentation titled, “Understanding the Old Testament,” at “The 2017 Holy Apostles Celebration of Books,” hosted by Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church
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