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Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] recently announced three exciting upcoming winter events.  Included is the launch of a new liturgical music series, “Orthodox Masterpieces,” a program that invites the public bi-annually to hear beautifully composed liturgical hymns in their proper setting: communal worship.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Scott Kenworthy, seminary alumnus (M.A. ’96) and associate professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University, Ohio, will present the 35th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Lecture. His talk, titled, “Saint Tikhon of Moscow (1865–1925) and the Orthodox Church in North America and Revolutionary Russia,” will focus on the centenary anniversary of the enthronement of Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow.  The evening will also include the Commencement of the Doctor of Ministry Class of 2017 and a reception.  The on-campus event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., alumni and friends in the Lone Star state will host a banquet to support Saint Vladimir’s Seminary.  The dinner will be held at the Bent Tree Country Club, Dallas, TX, an exclusive venue with superb dining.  Alumni Archimandrite Gerasim and Lijin Raju, as well as Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield, will be offering remarks.  Tickets and sponsorship forms are available in the “Featured Events” section of the Seminary’s website.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., the Seminary Chorale will commence its “Orthodox Masterpieces” Series by singing Great Vespers on campus in Three Hierarchs Chapel, featuring select compositions by Archpriest Sergei Glagolev.  Father Sergei is noted for his pioneering work in introducing English-language musical compositions into Orthodox Christian church services — inspired hymnography with a uniquely American sound.  Following the liturgical service, fellow worshippers are invited to enjoy an educational talk by seminary faculty at a light reception. The on-campus event is free and open to the public.