Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is an Orthodox Christian seminary in Yonkers, New York. It is chartered under the State University of New York and accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.[1] It is a pan-Orthodox institution associated with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

HistoryEdit

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary was founded on October 3, 1938. It moved to its current location in 1962. Four years later, it was accepted as an Associate Membership in the American Association of Theological Schools with accreditation following in 1973.[2]

PresidentsEdit

DeansEdit

  • Dr. Ionut-Alexandru Tudorie, 2018 - Present (First Dean under new governance structure)[4]
  • Archpriest John Behr, 2007 - 2017 (Last Dean under previous governance structure)
  • Archpriest John H. Erickson, 2002 - 2007
  • Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, 1992 - 2002
  • Protopresbyter John Meyendorff, 1984 - 1992
  • Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, 1962 - 1983
  • Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich), 1955 - 1962
  • Protopresbyter Georges Florovsky, 1950 - 1955
  • Bishop John (Shahovskoy), 1947 - 1950
  • Archimandrite Dionysius (Diachenko), 1944 - 1947
  • Bishop Makary (Ilyinsky), 1938 - 1944

AcademicsEdit

St. Vladimir’s Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and approved by ATS to grant the following degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry.

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press)Edit

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press was founded in 1968 and is the largest publisher of Orthodox Christian books in the English language.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Member Schools".
  2. ^ "Our History | St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary". www.svots.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  3. ^ "Board Confirms Fr. Chad Hatfield as President | St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary". www.svots.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  4. ^ Orthodox Church in America. "New Academic Dean assumes duties at St. Vladimir's Seminary". www.oca.org. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  5. ^ "About SVS Press". svspress.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.

External linksEdit

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