21 May 2020 • Yonkers, NY

For St. Vladimir’s Seminary student Shelby Giokas, there is no question as to what she liked most about her time on campus: the joy of living in a Christian community. “It was so fulfilling and so rewarding,” said Giokas, “there is nothing like it in the world.” And that was exactly what she missed most when a global pandemic caused the Seminary to switch entirely to online courses last Spring. “I remember how we used to talk about the class we had just experienced as we walked together to lunch,” said Giokas. “It was almost impossible for a little Zoom picture to replicate that.”

Shelby Giokas (second from left) and fellow seminarians listening to a talk at the Seminary’s Three Hierarchs ChapelShelby Giokas (second from left) and fellow seminarians listening to a talk at the Seminary’s Three Hierarchs Chapel

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