Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/ 60 HTOS 2018 Commencement will host Fr Patrick Viscuso as keynote speaker - June 3, 2018 http://hts.edu/news_180522_3.html Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary's 2018 commencement will take place on the&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;of All Saints,&nbsp;June 3. The day will begin at&nbsp;9am&nbsp;with the entrance of his Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah followed by Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. After lunch, commencement will begin at&nbsp;2pm&nbsp;with a procession to the monastery cathedral for a molebien of Thanksgiving, followed by the academic procession to the main hall in the Dean Nicholas N Alexandrov Seminary Building for the commencement exercises themselves, which will be followed by a reception for those in attendance. This year's commencement speaker will be Reverend Fr Patrick Viscuso.</p> <p>The Reverend Patrick Viscuso is a Professor of Canon Law at the Antiochian House of Studies and the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-Atlantic, an Orthodox canonist, and a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. &nbsp;His doctorate in historical theology from The Catholic University of America concentrated on Byzantine and Oriental canon law, patristic studies, and church history. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. &nbsp;He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and five books: A Quest for Reform of the Orthodox Church (2006), Orthodox Canon Law: a Casebook for Study (2007, 2011 2nd edition), Sexuality, Marriage, and Celibacy in Byzantine Law: the Alphabetical Collection of Matthew Blastares (2008), Guide for a Church under Islam, The Sixty-Six Canonical Questions Attributed to Theodoros Balsamon (2014), and The True Significance of Sacred Tradition and Its Great Worth by St. Raphael Hawaweeny, A Nineteenth-Century Orthodox Response to Roman Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in the East (2017). &nbsp;Father Viscuso has spoken in a number of domestic and international venues, most notably the Dumbarton Oaks Spring Symposium and the North American Patristic Society. &nbsp;He has been president of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America, and serves as a member of the Orthodox Delegation to the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation. &nbsp;</p> <p>The seminary community invites all of our alumni, supporters and friends to join us for this exciting day.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180522_3.html Master of Divinity Program to Begin in Fall of 2018! - April 16, 2018 http://hts.edu/news_180416_1.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Dear Alumni, Friends, and Supporters:</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><br />&ldquo;This is the day the Lord has made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.&rdquo; (Psalms 117:24, LXX)</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">On this glorious day, I am delighted to announce that Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, will, by the grace of God the Holy Trinity and the approval of the New York State Board of Regents, begin a new Master of Divinity degree in Fall 2018.</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Board&rsquo;s approval culminated a long, sometimes arduous application process that began in 2015. Although others have also contributed their time and efforts, I wish to thank, in particular, the prime movers of our campaign from the beginning: Archimandrite Luke, our Rector; Priest Ephraim Willmarth, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions; Dr. Vitaly Permiakov, Assistant Professor of Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology.</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">The Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) is the standard graduate professional degree for clergy in North America. It entails a rigorous, advanced, comprehensive, full-time three-year course of study in the various theological and pastoral fields for students who already hold a bachelor&rsquo;s degree. Our M.Div. degree curriculum will also include four 1-credit &ldquo;field education&rdquo; practica where seminarians can learn how to apply their theological knowledge and newly acquired pastoral skills in practical ministry settings including parishes, college campus ministry, prison ministry, humanitarian service, evangelism, and public moral witness.</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">With profound gratitude to one of our most generous benefactors, I am humbled also to announce that Holy Trinity Seminary expects to offer full scholarships for tuition and books to as many as ten entering M.Div. students in Fall 2018!</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">We shall accept applications for the new M.Div. degree immediately. If you are interested in applying, or know an Orthodox man who may be called to the Holy Priesthood, please send your inquiry to Priest Ephraim Willmarth, Director of Admissions:</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">ejwillmarth@hts.edu (telephone: 315-858-0945). You may find additional information on the Admissions page and Academics page of the Seminary website: <a href="http://www.hts.edu">www.hts.edu</a></p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">I hope you will join us on this new journey on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Holy Trinity Seminary or make a generous financial contribution to support our new degree program.</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Yours in Christ,</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster, PhD</p> <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Dean and Professor of Moral Theology</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180416_1.html Please Support Seminarian Jorge Luque Martin in His Cancer Battle on GoFundMe! - April 19, 2018 http://hts.edu/news_180419_1.html Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Jorge Luque Martin, our 2nd&nbsp;year seminarian from Spain, is dealing with an aggressive form of cancer. Please consider donating by <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/jorgeluquecancer">following this link to his GoFundMe page</a>.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180419_1.html Hiring Assistant Professor of Church History - April 16, 2018 http://hts.edu/news_180411_1.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor of Church History for a two-year appointment, beginning January 1, 2019, with a possibility of renewal, depending on the results of an annual review.&nbsp;Founded in 1948, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is an undergraduate- and graduate-level&nbsp;institution of higher education under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside&nbsp;Russia (ROCOR), committed to continuation of the theological and spiritual legacy of the&nbsp;Russian Orthodox Church and to the training of future pastors and lay leaders to serve the&nbsp;Russian Church Abroad in North America and Europe.&nbsp;</p> <p>The successful candidate will be expected to teach to teach both the survey and elective courses&nbsp;in the history of the Orthodox Church in the new HTOS Master of Divinity program. The expected teaching load will be 2-3 courses per semester. The appointed professor is expected to&nbsp;possess broad knowledge of early, Byzantine, and Orthodox Church history in the modern era, as&nbsp;well as the history of Orthodoxy in North America and the history of the Western Church before&nbsp;the Schism of 1054 AD, and of the Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations. A completed&nbsp;Ph.D. in the field of his or her teaching is required for consideration.&nbsp;</p> <p>The unique character of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary as a pastoral academic institution&nbsp;requires deep familiarity with the Orthodox Christian tradition, and therefore the candidates for&nbsp;this position must be communicants in the Orthodox Church and must support the mission of the&nbsp;Seminary.<br />Please direct all applications to: The Very Rev. Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster, Ph.D., Dean, Chair&nbsp;of the Search Committee, by email address careers@hts.edu or by the mailing address P.O. Box&nbsp;36, Jordanville, NY 13361. Please submit your CV, statement of intent, graduate school&nbsp;transcripts, and three reference letters.&nbsp;The review of applications will proceed as the applications are received. Holy Trinity Orthodox&nbsp;Seminary is accredited by the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents of the&nbsp;University of the State of New York with the Absolute Charter granted in 1962.&nbsp;</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180411_1.html DoD Represents Seminary Downstate http://hts.edu/news_180516_1.html Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://hts.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/20180426-Rachmaninoff/040.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p>Deacon Michael Pavuk, Director of Development, traveled to the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign on April 26 for a presentation to the Synod of Bishops on the &ldquo;State of the Seminary&rdquo; on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, and students of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180516_1.html Seminary Choir Travels to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Toronto, Canada http://hts.edu/news_180502_1.html Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://hts.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20180421-Toronto-Choir-Trip/_DSC2921.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The HTOS choir traveled to Holy Trinity Cathedral, Toronto, on the weekend of April 21-22, 2018, at the invitation of the Cathedral&rsquo;s rector, Mitred Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko, cathedral rector and with the blessing of Archimandrite Luke, Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180502_1.html Христос воскресе! Christ is Risen! http://hts.edu/news_180417_1.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>An early Pascha and an unusually long winter combined this year to frame a snow-white Paschal celebration.</p> <p>Beginning with Great and Holy Thursday's foot-washing service conducted by our Rector, Archimandrite Luke, the final days of Lent were filled with liturgical services, including Passion Matins (with the readings of the Twelve Gospels), Royal Hours, Great Friday Vespers (with the procession with the Holy Winding Sheet), Holy Saturday Lamentations at 2:00 a.m., the reading of the entire New Testament book of Acts of the Apostles on Holy Saturday evening followed by Midnight Office. Since heavy snow fell as a backdrop to these services, monks were clearing the snow as priests, other monastics, seminarians, and the faithful were processing around the Church for the 2:00 a.m. Lamentations!</p> <p>To link the beginning with the end, Holy Saturday 2018 marked the rare correspondence of the Great Feast of the Annunciation with Holy Saturday, a juxtaposition inspiring mystical contemplation of the beginning of the Son of God&rsquo;s economy of salvation in the womb of the Theotokos and the culmination of His earthly ministry His death on the Cross and Resurrection from the tomb.</p> <p>The wintry weather made a poignant ending to Great Lent and a delightful Pasha!</p> <p>After the rigors of Passion Week with its intense but prayerful focus on the sacrifice of Christ, Pascha broke forth into joyful triumph at precisely midnight on April 7. Following the procession around the church, we celebrated the Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Feasts, proclaiming &ldquo;Hristos Voskrese!&rdquo; and &ldquo;Christ is risen,&rdquo; and singing the Paschal troparion repeatedly. The Pascal breakfast that followed around 4:30 a.m. was festively complete with kulich, holodetz, and cheese paskha.</p> <p>We thank the Risen Christ, and we thank you, our supporters, during this Bright Week! &nbsp;</p> <p>Hristos Voskrese! &nbsp;Christ is Risen! &nbsp;Christos Anesti!</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180417_1.html Seminary meets Giving Tuesday goal! http://hts.edu/news_180312_1.html Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Christ is in our midst!<br />&nbsp;<br />I am delighted to announce that Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, has met our goal of raising a record $91,000 in contributions to our Giving&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;campaign!&nbsp;</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180312_1.html Seminary Choir travels to St John the Baptist Cathedral, Washington, DC http://hts.edu/news_180321_2.html Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://hts.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20180302-Choir-Trip-to-DC/0050.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Seminary choir travelled to Washington, DC, during the first weekend in March, with the blessing of Archimandrite Luke, Rector, and at the invitation of Mitred Archpriest Victor Potapov, Rector of St John the Baptist Cathedral in DC. The choir sang the responses during both the English and Church Slavonic Divine Liturgies under the direction of Deacon Nicholas Kotar, Seminary Choir Director and Lecturer in Church Music. Priest Ephraim Willmarth, Asst. Dean and Director of Admissions, and Deacon Michael Pavuk, Director of Development, led the delegation, which was accompanied by Dr. Vitaly Permiakov, Asst. Professor of Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180321_2.html 10th Anniversary of the Repose of Met. Laurus http://hts.edu/news_180319_1.html Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://hts.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/photos/in_memoriam/met_laurus/Vladyka_1980-Troitsa-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the repose of our beloved Met. Laurus (&Scaron;kurla), clergy from across the United States and Canada joined Bishop Nicholas at Holy Trinity on Friday, March 16, 2018, for a Hierarchal Presanctified Liturgy &amp; Pannikhida.</p> <p>After the Liturgy, monastics, clergy, seminarians, and guests continued the commemoration with a shellfish feast in the trapeza. That special, festive meal was followed by a two-hour Pannikhida in the cathedral.</p> <p>A decade ago, Vladyka Laurus reposed on the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, a symbol of his life-long struggle to preserve the true faith while maintaining harmony within the Church. That difficult and delicate work culminated with his successful efforts to bring ROCOR back into communion with the Moscow Patriarchate through the Act of Canonical Communion, which he and Patriarch Alexei II signed in Moscow.</p> <p>Vladyka Laurus served as dean of our Seminary, as well as the First Hierarch of ROCOR and the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery. In fact, he was so beloved by the students that a majority of the clergy who came to Jordanville for the weekend's festivities are Seminary alumni, ranging from the class of 1964 to the class of 2014.</p> <p><a href="https://www.synod.com/synod/engdocuments/enart_mllifeexcerpts.html">Click here to read reflections on the life of Met. Laurus</a></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180319_1.html UPDATED 3-21-18 HTOS Dean and Seminary Choir attend Pan Orthodox Vespers at St Basil’s in Watervliet, NY http://hts.edu/news_180309_1.html Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://hts.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20180225-Triumph-of-Orthodoxy-Albany-Trip/003.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>A delegation from Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (HTOS) traveled to St Basil&rsquo;s Orthodox Church (OCA) on February 25 to participate in a Pan-Orthodox Vespers to commemorate the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The delegation was led by Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster, Dean and Professor of Moral Theology.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180309_1.html Seminary Professor Publishes Book, Presents Research at Moscow Conference http://hts.edu/news_180228_3.html Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://hts.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/20180228-Prof-Elena-Publishes-Book/Elena.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Elena Nelson&rsquo;s recent book, Tradition and Innovation in Russian Church Slavonic Hymnography, was published by Academica Press in November 2017. The publisher designated it a Featured Book. &nbsp;</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary http://hts.edu/news_180228_3.html