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This year’s Orthodox Education Day—the 50th in the history of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary—also will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary [SVS] Press.

Slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 on the seminary campus, the double anniversary will be marked with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the relics of Saint Innocent and the Boston Byzantine Choir, public lectures, activities for children and teens, tasty food offerings, music, a concert, a teen talk, book sales and other events and activities.

According to Archpriest Chad Hatfield, SVOTS President, SVS Press “began with not a nickel in the bank to support the idea of an English-language, Orthodox-based press.  Many recall that there were so few books in English available when the seminary was founded 80 years ago that the library fit into a bathroom in the old location!”

Today, SVS Press is the largest and most active publisher of Orthodox Christian books in the English language, with more than 400 titles in print.

Delivering the day’s keynote address will be John Maddex, CEO of Ancient Faith Ministries, which operates both Ancient Faith Radio and Ancient Faith Publishing, another major publisher of Orthodox works.

Admission to Orthodox Education Day is free and open to the public.  A flyer with additional information is available on the SVOTS website.

In related news, SVS Press has published a special anniversary catalogue, which may be downloaded from the seminary website.  Hard copies may be requested by calling 800-204-BOOK [2665] or emailing