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December 21: HTS Exams begin - 12/16/2015

On December 21, 2015, the end of semester exams will begin at Holy Trinity Seminary.

December 23: St Herman Youth Conference to Visit HTS - 12/16/2015

On December 23, 2015, the St. Herman Youth Conference will visit Holy Trinity Seminary. Youth will have the opportunity to hear a lecture, visit the museum, and speak with seminarians.

Certificate of Theological Studies application deadline extended to Dec. 14 with online application - 12/03/2015

For applicants who desire to enter into the Certificate of Theological Studies program for Spring 2016, the application deadline has been extended to December 14, on the condition that the applicant use the Seminary's online application form.

Online application forms now available! - 12/02/2015

HTOS now has separate online application forms for each program.  Start an application, come back to it if you like, and pay your admission fee at the end.  This simplifies the application process.  In addition, the application form has been revised and customized for each program.  All forms are available and downloadable directly from the application form. 

See http://hts.edu/admissions.html

Seminary Rector gives lecture "Material, the Soul, Relics, and the Transfer of the Remains of Bishop Konstantin" - 11/18/2015

On Wednesday, November 18 at 5:00pm Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary presented a lecture by our abbot and rector, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) titled "Material, The Soul, Relics, and the Transfer of the Remains of Bishop Konstantin From Texas to Jordanville." 

В среду, 18 ноября, в 17 часов, в Свято-Троицкой Духовной Семинарии состоился лекция наша настоятелья и ректора Архимандрита Луки о Епискорпе Константине.


Upcoming Lecture: Material, The Soul, Relics, and the transfer of the remains of Bp. Konstantin - 11/16/2015

On Wednesday, November 18 at 5:00pm Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary will present a lecture by our abbot and rector, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) titled "Material, The Soul, Relics, and the Transfer of the Remains of Bishop Konstantin From Texas to Jordanville." 

Attendance is required for seminarians.  The lecture will be in English.

This lecture is open to the public.

Sermon on St. John of Kronstadt by HTOS Professor - 11/02/2015

October 9-10, 2015: HTOS holds an academic symposium "Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life and Times" - 10/15/2015

From October 9 to 10, 2015, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary held its second annual academic symposium, entitled “Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life and Times.” The Symposium was dedicated to the Saint’s “double” anniversary this year: 150 years since his birth, and 90 years since his blessed repose.

Roman Shliakhtin of Dumbarton Oaks Gives Presentation to Byzantine History Students - 10/08/2015

Mr. Roman Shliakhtin delivered this presentation entitled "Representations of the Byzantine Empire in the Russian Popular Culture and the Problems of the Historical Perception in the Twenty-First century" on October 8, 2015 to the Byzantine History students.  Other members of faculty and administration also attended. 

Mr. Shliakhtin is a Junior Dumbarton Oaks Fellow (a Harvard-affiliated institute in Washington, D.C.).  Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is pleased to have been given the privilege of hosting Mr. Shliakhtin's first presentation here in the United States.

Mr. Shliakhtin showed how Byzantine History has been used in public media in Russia and abroad, and gave perspective on the historical accuracy of those presentations.  Mr. Shliakhtin's work underscored the value of  Byzantine History in contemporary times, that the enormous contribution of the longest-running empire in history is still relevant today, and a proper understanding of it is valuable in many ways.  Students of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary study Byzantine History in preparation for Church History studies, in order to understand the basic historical framework and context of major Church events, such as the Ecumenical Councils.

Repose of Protodeacon Nikolai Triantafillidis - 10/02/2015

On behalf of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), the faculty, staff, and all at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, many of whom knew Fr. Deacon Nikolai personally, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Triantafillidis family and greater Russian Orthodox community of San Francisco and the Western American Diocese for the passing of the beloved and memorable Protodeacon Nikolai.  May his memory be eternal! 

HTOS Professor of canon law reflects on recent canon law conference in Thessaloniki - 09/25/2015

From October 10-15, 2015, HTOS professor Deacon Andrei Psarev took part in the twenty-second Congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches, held in Thessaloniki. The SLEC academic forum was established in 1971 at the University of Vienna to study the canon law of both Orthodox churches and those allied with Rome. 

October 1: Students and faculty to visit Museum of Russian Icons - 09/24/2015

On October 1, 2015, students will have the opportunity to travel to Clinton, Massachusetts to visit the Museum of Russian Icons. More information about the museum can be found here: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/ 

Rector Archimandrite Luke visits Slovakia monastery - 09/24/2015

n appeal was made to Holy Trinity Monastery to assist with refurbishing the roof on the church in Ladomirova, Slovakia, where many of the monastics of our monastery resided before the advance of the Soviet Army. A donation was sent, and the reply was an invitation from His Beatitude Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, to Archimandrite Luke to take part in their celebration of the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. A large portion of the Holy Head is enshrined at the church. Father Luke arrived on the eve of the feast day itself and attended the services there, the celebration being transferred to the nearest Sunday. Immediately after the Liturgy, Father Luke began his extensive tour of all the local parish communities.

The Right Reverend Bishop John (Antiochian Archdiocese) lecture on “Pastoral Care in a Complex Time” - 09/24/2015

On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, The Right Reverend Bishop John (Abdalah) of Worcester and New England (Antiochian Archdiocese) visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary to give a lecture entitled “Pastoral Care in a Complex Time” for seminarians and faculty. Bishop John has both theological and psychological education, with a Master of Divinity and a doctorate in counseling.

Fr. Luke's opening talk and annual BBQ - 09/18/2015

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Rector Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) gave his opening talk to the seminarians. He spoke about the importance of improving oneself spiritually and intellectually while at the seminary and throughout life. Following the talk, the seminary had its annual opening BBQ with the seminarians and faculty behind the dorm.

Upcoming Lecture: Bishop John (Abdalah) on "Pastoral Care in a Complex Time" - 09/17/2015

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is pleased to welcome His Grace, Bishop John (Abdalah) of Worcester and the Northeast, Antiochian Archdiocese, who will present a lecture titled “Pastoral Care in a Complex Time.”  
Bishop John (Abdalah) holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Care from Pittsburgh Theological School, a Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, a Master’s equivalency certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout Seminary and following his studies, he also studied Arabic.
Bishop John is a clinical member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He taught Pastoral Counseling in the graduate program at the St. John of Damascus Institute at the Balamand in Lebanon. For 33 years, he served as a priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America; he has been Dean of St. George Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the past 16 of those years. Before that, he served 16 years in New Kensington, and one year in Little Falls.

Full program announced for St. Tikhon's Symposium - 09/14/2015

October 10: Free Lecture in English on Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865 - 1925) - 09/08/2015

The keynote address delivered by Dr. Scott Kenworthy will be at 10 a.m on Saturday, October 10, 2015. 

This lecture will be in English and FREE TO THE PUBLIC. All are invited.

Following the lecture, the new Foundation of Russian History Museum will be open and tours of Holy Trinity Monastery Cathedral will be conducted.

This lecture is part of the St. Tikhon’s symposium hosted at Holy Trinity Monastery from October 9 -10. For more information about the symposium or the lecture please email events@hts.edu.

About the speaker:  Dr. Scott Kenworthy is an associate professor at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), His research interests focus on the history and thought of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, particularly in modern Russia. His first book was The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History.  Dr. Kenworthy was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Romania; he has also had fellowships with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson Center), the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the Social Science Research Council.

New Sign at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary - 09/08/2015

New and returning seminarians and faculty were greeted with a brand new welcome sign officially ushering in the new school year.

New Shuttle Service to Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary from Synod and Novo-Diveevo Convent - 08/25/2015

New Holy Trinity Seminary Press "Four Gospels" by Archbishop Averky now available - 08/13/2015

Classes Begin September 14, 2015 - 08/10/2015

On Monday, September 14, 2015, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary will begin the 2015 - 2016 school year with a Moleben and short meeting with the Rector following the morning Liturgy.

Интервью с выпускником СТДС (выпуск 2007 г.) - 08/10/2015

Выпускники Свято-Троицкой семинарии несут свое служение в разных условиях и качествах. Мы главным образом знаем о тех, кто служит в епископском и пресвитерском сане. Меньше о диаконах и совсем ничего знаем о тех кто не принял священный сан. К этой категории относятся те, кто трудится на приходах, в тюрьмах и просто на светских работах. Записанная по Скайпу беседа с Константином Сегргеевичем Ноговицыным (выпускником 2007 г.) должна послужить началу восполнения этого пробела.

Interview with 2007 HTS Graduate - 08/10/2015

Holy Trinity Seminary graduates carry out their ministry in a variety of places and capacities. The ones we know about the most tend to be our graduates in the episcopal and priestly ranks;  we know less about the deacons and hardly anything at all about those who have remained as laymen. These include both parish and prison workers and men in ordinary civil employment. This Skype interview with Constantine Sergeevich Nogovitsyn, our 2007 graduate should begin to redress this imbalance.

A Group of HTOS Students and Faculty Visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate (English & Russian article) - 07/19/2015

From July 14 to 21, 2015, two instructors from Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, Rev. Deacon Andrei Psarev and Dr Vitaly Permiakov, and two second-year students, Hegumen Constantin (Churchin) and Novice Angelos Stanway visited historical sites in Istanbul (Constantinople) and Iznik (Nicaea). On July 18, the group from Jordanville paid a visit to the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Phanar district of Istanbul.

HTS Byzantine Heritage Tours Blog (Daily Updates) - 07/15/2015

In the summer of 2015, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Professor Deacon Andrei Psarev led an excursion to Istanbul with members of his Byzantine History Class. 

Video: Introducing the New Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Press - 06/18/2015

Registration open until June 30 for Summer School of Liturgical Music - 06/14/2015

Registration is still OPEN until June 30 for the Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. Instructions are given in English and in Russian. The full course of study consists of three summer sessions, at the end of which graduates are certified as Church Choir Directors and/or Readers. For more information visit http://sslm.hts.edu/

67th Commencement Ceremonies at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary - 05/25/2015

On May 24, 2015 Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary had its 67th Commencement and marked the end of the 2014-15 academic year and the conclusion to the years of seminary studies for the Graduating Class of 2015. Metropolitan Jonah (OCA) presided at the hierarchical vigil and liturgy.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Introduces New Publishing Endeavor - 05/19/2015

The publishing work of Holy Trinity Monastery is expanding into the academic field with the creation of a new imprint. Under the editorship of Dr Vitaly Permiakov, Holy Trinity Seminary Press will publish studies of the theology, history, and liturgy of the Orthodox Church. Liturgical texts and guidance for the spiritual life will continue to be the mainstays of Holy Trinity Publications’ flagship imprint, the Printshop of St Job of Pochaev

May 24: Graduation ceremonies with Metropolitan Jonah as keynote speaker - 05/04/2015

The 67th Commencement at Holy Trinity Seminary will be on Sunday May 2014. Metropolitan Jonah will be leading the Hierarchical Vigil on May 23 and the Hierarchical Liturgy on May 24. The Commencement Molebon will begin at 2 pm at the Holy Trinity Monastery Cathedral.

Sign up: Summer Youth Program now receiving applicants - 05/03/2015

New Application Deadline Extended to August 1 - 05/02/2015

On account of the recent approval by ICE-SEVIS to allow international students to apply for admission to the Certificate in Pastoral Studies program at HTOS, the deadline has been extended for all applicants including those applying for admission to the Bachelor of Theology program to August 1, 2015

Certificate in Pastoral Studies is approved for international applicants - 04/27/2015

Holy Trinity Seminary's new Certificate in Pastoral Studies, a two-year on-campus-only program consisting of much of the core theological courses of the Bachelor of Theology, has been approved by SEVIS for international students.  Applicants who are accepted will receive an I-20 form with which they can apply at the American Embassy in their respective countries to receive an F-1 student visa.  The deadline for new applicants has been extended to June 1.

Visit and lecture by Nikolai I. Sikorsky, son of Igor Sikorsky. - 04/19/2015

A rare visit and opportunity to meet and become acquainted with Nikolai Igorevich Sikorsky, whose father developed the first working helecopter and founded the famous company in Stratford, CT.  Igor Sikorsky helped to found St. Nicholas parish in Stratford.  Holy Trinity Monastery's founder Fr. Panteleimon was the first rector of St. Nicholas parish.  A lecture at 2pm will be open to the public.

"Like" our Facebook Page! - 04/03/2015

HTOS Offers Four Partial Scholarships to Incoming Students - 04/03/2015

For the first time ever, four incoming students will be awarded the Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Scholarship at $1500 each, which amounts to half of the $3000 charge for annual tution.  For more details, contact the Office of Admissions at (315) 858-0945 or contact Fr. Ephraim Willmarth.

Pastoral Conference in Washington, DC - 04/03/2015

On Friday, March 27th, 2015, students of pastoral theology, along with HTOS assistant to the dean Rev. Ephraim Willmarth and instructors Rev. Deacon Andrei Psarev and Dr. Vitaly Permiakov made a three-day visit to the St. John the Baptist parish in Washington D.C. The trip, part of Holy Trinity Seminary’s pastoral theology curriculum, focused on the growth of the seminarians’ pastoral knowledge and exposure to parish life, events, and divine services.

Seminary Choir Sings at Toronto Parish - 03/11/2015

For the second Sunday of Great Lent, the feast of St. Gregory Palamas, Holy Trinity Seminary Choir made a historical first visit to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario. The octet came at the invitation of Holy Trinity Cathedral rector and HTOS graduate Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko (1973). 

Seminary Trip to Old Rite Parish and Niagara Falls - 03/08/2015

On March 7-8, the Russian Church history classes at Holy Trinity Seminary made a trip to the Russian Orthodox Old Rite parish of the Nativity of Christ in Erie, PA. After the visit, the faculty and students went to Niagara Falls.

Triumph of Orthodoxy at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary - 03/01/2015

For The Triumph of Orthodoxy, Bishop Jerome served the Hierarchical Vigil and Liturgy at Holy Trinity Monastery. The Rite of Orthodoxy service followed Sunday's Liturgy

First Week of Lent at Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/23/2015

For the First Week of Lent, Seminarians join Holy Trinity Monastery for the full cycle of services.

New document entitled "On the Participation of the Faithful in the Eucharist" approved by Russian Orthodox Church - 02/19/2015

Seminary celebrates The Feast of the Three Hierarchs - 02/12/2015

Archbishop Gabriel, a graduate of Holy Trinity Seminary, served the Hierarchical Vigil and Liturgy for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs. This is the patronal feast day for the seminary. After Liturgy, students, faculty, and alumni celebrated the feast with a reception in the Seminary Hall.

Seminary Pays $400,000 to Comply with Unfunded DEC Mandate - 02/05/2015

In May of 2010, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary received an order from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that it is necessary to comply with new regulations, forcing HTM/HTS to remove and replace single-walled underground heating oil and fuel tanks, among other regulations

Nativity at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary - 01/07/2015

Nativity Troparion:

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath shined the light of reason upon the world; for thereby they that worshipped the stars were instructed by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high. O Lord, glory be to Thee.


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