On the heels of its annual Orthodox Education Day, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will host three major events in October 2017.
- Missions Weekend, October 20-21. During Missions Weekend, His Eminence, Metropolitan Ambrosios [Zographos] of the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea will be sharing his extraordinary experiences in working with the faithful in Korea. He will give his presentation on Frdiay, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow. At 10:00 a.m. the following morning, Nathan Hoppe, missionary to Albania, will be speaking on his experiences and ministry. Nathan and his wife, Gabriela, are working to inspire, train, equip, and lead Albanians to proclaim the Gospel and to make disciples. Their ministry is focused on seminary and university students and children. A seminary student interest group, the Saint Innocent Society, is sponsoring the free and public presentations, which will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family building.
- “Music on the Mount” Concert, October 21. As part of the seminary’s “Revitalizing Parish Music” program, a “Music on the Mount” concert will be given on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT, where Archpriest Luke Mihaly is the pastor. A select mixed choir led by Robin Freeman, SVOTS Director of Music, will be performing pieces taken from a forthcoming CD, “Every Day Will I Bless Thee,” as well as traditional hymns. Tickets are $35.00 at the door. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.
- The Annual Florovsky Lecture, October 27. Archpriest John H. Erickson, former STOTS Dean and the Peter N. Gramowich Professor of History Emeritus, will deliver the 2017 Annual Florovsky Lecture, sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society of America [OTSA] on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. OTSA will be meeting on campus October 26-28. Father John will speak on the topic, “Orthodoxy 1917-2017: Searching for a ‘Usable Past’.” He will consider past models of engagement between Orthodox Christians and society that may prove useful in today’s world. The lecture, which will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.