10 February 2017 • On-Campus • Three Hierarchs Chapel
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19–20 February 2018 • On-campus
In keeping with the liturgical and spiritual tradition of St. Vladimir’s Seminary to mark the beginning of Great Lent, the entire seminary community will enter into the holy season by participating in Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday, February 18, and by participating in two full days of Lenten retreat on Monday, February 19, and Tuesday, February 20.
During the Lenten retreat, students, faculty, and staff will worship in Three Hierarchs Chapel nearly 12 hours daily, and will hear edifying meditations by Priest Anthony Roeber, sessional professor of Church History at the Seminary. (See the chapel schedule.)
The HTOS choir, with the blessing of Archmandrite Luke, Rector, will travel to St John the Baptist Cathedral, Washington, DC, on the weekend of March 3-4, 2018. Mitred Archpriest Victor Patapov, cathedral rector, has invited our choir to join the cathedral’s choir at the All Night Vigil on Saturday evening and the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil on the second Sunday of the Great Fast commemorating our Father among the Saints, Gregory of Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica. Deacon Nicholas Kotar, seminary choir director and lecturer in Church Music, will conduct the combined choirs at both the English and Church Slavonic Divine Liturgies. Accompanying the choir will be Deacon Michael Pavuk, Director of Development, who will assist the cathedral clergy at the services and speak to the faithful on behalf of the Seminary.
On Monday 12th of February, 2018, the faculty and students of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary, along with the clergy and faithful of NY/NJ/PA/CT surrounding parishes, celebrated the feast of their heavenly intercessors and stalwarts of theological study, the Holy Three Universal Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.
With God’s grace, the help of our generous benefactors, and the diligence of our faculty and staff, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary was once again blessed to celebrate our patronal feast day of the Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom. On February 11 and 12, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the monastic community, the seminarians, faculty, staff, and friends gathered to praise God the Holy Trinity, honor those great saints of the fourth century, and extol the virtues of the Seminary.