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  • 1. Continuing the Legacy & Securing the Trust THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is honored that His Grace JONAH, Bishop of Fort Worth, was elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) at the 15th All-American Council on November 12, 2008. His Beatitude is an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s, having received his Master of Divinity degree in 1985 and a Master of Theology in Dogmatics in 1988. A complete profile of His Beatitude may be found on page 8 of our Annual Report FY08. “This life of the world is what is sanctified and made transparent to the Kingdom. In preaching and teaching, guiding the spiritual formation of monastics and lay faithful, establishing a monastery and several missions, and now undertaking the guidance of a local Church, the vision given me by St. Vladimir’s informs all my work.” —His Beatitude, the Most Blessed JONAH SVS Chancellor Archpriest Chad Hatfield (left) and Dean Arch- priest John Behr (right) greet His Beatitude JONAH, just after his election to the office of Metropolitan of All America and Canada. 20 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary www.svots.edu This annual report was printed on 30% post-consumer, recycled paper. r The publication of this Annual Report was underwritten through the generosity of the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir's Seminary. PERMIT # 214 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA US POSTAGE PAID NON-PROFIT 575 SCARSDALE ROAD, YONKERS, NY 10707-1659 ST VLADIMIR’S ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 0
  • 2. THE SVS VINE Annual Report FY08 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary THE DEAN’S REPORT The new curriculum responds to the The new curriculum changing nature of our incoming student body. responds to the changing Seminary students today are coming from ever more diverse backgrounds, with a wide variety nature of our incoming I AM THE VINE; of ecclesial as well as life experience. This new student body. reality, along with the simple fact that there is YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. now a greater range of literature to be read (much of it already read by incoming students), we anticipate making a few more faculty hires IF YOU REMAIN IN ME has prompted a new curriculum that pares for the next academic year. The school contin- AND I IN YOU, down the number of academic classes and re- ues to grow, and its continued growth depends structures the daily and weekly schedule, to on nurturing and encouraging the faculty. YOU WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT; allow for greater focus in the classes and to open The names of our faculty over our past seventy APART FROM ME space for more musical, liturgical, and pastoral years read like a roll call of those who have instruction. A variety of workshops and other done the most to speak Orthodox theology YOU CAN DO NOTHING. events are also now regular features during the in the twentieth century, to grapple with the JOHN 15:5 semester, complementing and enriching the ed- spiritual and ecclesial questions of the day, ucation of our students. and to promote an authentic expression of In addition to our renewed attention to Orthodox life in the present; I am confident the education of our students, we have also that as we move further into the twenty-first turned our attention to their spouses, again re- century, our faculty will appropriate this inher- sponding directly to the needs of the Church itance and leave its own legacy of excellence. St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) has begun a new in North America. We are now in the second St. Vladimir’s Seminary has been a beacon for lease of life. Thanks to the visionary work of the year of a three-year comprehensive Spouses’ the Church throughout the world; its light will Board of Trustees, former deans, and seminary Program that not only nurtures their growth in continue to shine ever brighter. administration over the last decade and more, life and faith and spiritual understanding, but But much work still lies ahead. In the the foundations were laid with the Lakeside also prepares them for the joys and difficulties months and years to come, we expect to be Contents Apartments and the John G. Rangos building (with its superb library) for providing housing on campus for a host of married students and their families and for setting up a conducive space for that lie ahead as they accompany their spouses in their future ministry. As always, Three Hierarchs Chapel is the heart of our life on campus. The daily announcing new programs, drawing upon new talent and addressing further needs. We need to refurbish our classrooms, dormitories, and chapel façade, as well as continue to develop our study. The work of the faculty over the past pattern of Matins and Vespers, the workshop ability to provide students with adequate schol- Dean’s Report 1 years has resulted in the development of a new in which we are formed individually and arships, so that students will be prepared here Chancellor’s Report 1 curriculum, which was inaugurated in 2007, the collectively as the body of Christ, provides the as best as they can be and will go out to serve as fruits of which we continue to see unfold. And framework for all our other activities. We have debt free as they can be. We face considerable Executive Chair’s Report 2 the decision of the Board to implement a new begun this year to broaden and deepen our challenges, but by the grace of God and by your Board Roster 2 governance structure last year, with the appoint- students’ experience of the life of prayer by support we are ready to meet them. I ment of a Chancellor and Dean, has meant that providing a weekly period of lectio divina and Father Alexander Schmemann Legacy Society 3 all aspects of seminary life—from the state of the corporate practice of the Jesus Prayer, and A Year at St. Vladimir’s Seminary 4–6 the grounds to the final examinations—can be we will be celebrating the feast of St. Nicholas SVS Alumni Association 7 given greater attention, to provide the best pos- with a full All-Night Vigil. sible environment for the formation of future This year, we have welcomed to our fac- The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr SVS Profiles 8–13 priests and leaders of the Church. ulty a new professor in Liturgical Music, and Dean The Case for Support 14 Annual Giving Societies 15–17 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Stewards 18 Enriching Student and Church Life 19 THE CHANCELLOR’S “Accountability” and “transparency” are two connected somehow to extracting money from people, but as a term that reflects our Continuing the Legacy & Securing the Trust 20 REPORT words that have found prominence in the American Public Square in recent years. theological belief that everything is God’s. The ecclesiastical realm, at least in America, Stewardship calls each of us to account for has also found these words to carry significant how we use everything that God has given new weight. to us. In America we expect our public officials In this Annual Report you will see how THE SVS VINE to be accountable to the people that they are your contributions, in support of our life and ANNUAL REPORT FY08 called to serve, and certainly those who serve mission, are invested. You will see where we VOLUME 1 Christ in his Church must be held to the high- have goals to meet and how you are helping to est standards possible. make these goals a reality. And, you will see ARCHPRIEST JOHN BEHR–Dean At St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) we our active efforts to provide the very best theo- ARCHPRIEST CHAD HATFIELD–Chancellor believe that we have a sacred obligation to logical education possible to better serve the MR. THEODORE BAZIL–Associate Chancellor for Advancement receive what is given to us and to transform needs of Orthodoxy in the twenty-first century. MRS. MELANIE RINGA–Associate Chancellor for Finance that gift into our vital mission of service to You will also find the stories of trustees, THE REV. DN. PHILIP MATHEW–Admissions and Alumni Relations Officer the Orthodox Church. faculty, seminarians, alumni, and supporters. MRS. DEBORAH BELONICK–Advancement Information Officer/ Editor To assist us in communicating to you, An important part of stewardship centers on MRS. ROBIN FREEMAN–Advancement Officer (Data) our benefactors, we have, for the first time, relationships, and we hope that the publication produced an Annual Report. It should be of this Annual Report will help to solidify the DESIGN–Konstantin Dzhibilov/kdesign:nyc noted that SVS began the practice of inde- relationship that you already have with SVS. pendent certified audits of our financial As you read this report you may have records in 1963. Prior to this date all budgets questions or suggestions on how we can make IF YOU WISH TO BE ON OUR MAILING LIST, were reviewed and approved by the members this second aspect even better, and I welcome please e-mail us the following information, of our pan-Orthodox Board of Trustees. This your input. Please feel free to contact me at including the request to be included in our If I were to give a specific first Annual Report is our way of continuing to the Seminary at any time: hatfield@svots.edu e-mail list: Christian term to what we be accountable and transparent to those who or 914-961-8313 ext 339. I I Name have supported us. I Address are doing in this If I were to give a specific Christian term I City, State, Zip Annual Report it would to what we are doing in this Annual Report I Please include me in your e-mail list. it would be “stewardship.” This is a word, that My e-mail address is: be “stewardship.” in recent years, we Orthodox Christians have The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield adopted as our own—not as an ugly word Chancellor, CEO Please e-mail your information to advancement@svots.edu. www.svots.edu r This annual report was printed on 30% post-consumer, recycled paper. 1
  • 3. From the Board THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE CHAIR EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS Mr. Anthony Kasmer (2010) Chair of the Audit Committee His Beatitude The Most Rev. Jonah (Paffhausen) Chairman of the Board, LTL Color Compounders, President of the Seminary and Morrisville, Pennsylvania Chair of the Board of Trustees President of Parish Council, St. Vladimir Church, Archbishop of Washington and New York and Trenton, New Jersey (OCA) Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) Glenn R. Kubina, M.D. (2009) His Eminence The Most Rev. Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) Chair of the Trusteeship Committee Vice-President of the Board Practicing otolaryngologist Archbishop of New York and President of St. George Parish Council Metropolitan of All North America St. George Cathedral, Wichita, Kansas (AOCANA) The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA) Mr. Leon Lysaght (2008) Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee His Grace The Right Rev. Maxim (Vasiljevic) Chair of the Statutes Committee Bishop of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Professor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Church in North and South America (SOC) St. Mary Magdalene Church, Fenton, Michigan (OCA) Members of the Board of Trustees have been The Board of Trustees His Grace The Right Rev. Savas (Zembillas) of Troas Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Mr. Alex Machaskee (2010) Chair of the Communications Committee blessed to serve the Orthodox Church by offering their various gifts and talents to St. Vladimir’s is committed to this North America (GOA) President of Alex Machaskee & Associates Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVS), an educa- shared governance model Retired President and Publisher of The Plain Dealer tional institution so very important to the history, and has entrusted me Metropolitan Mar Barnabas St. Theodosius Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio (OCA) present, and future of Orthodox Christianity here American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church St. Sava Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio (SOC) in North America and abroad. From the earliest with the privilege of days of the Seminary, board members have serving as the first The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr Mr. Eric S. Namee (2008) supported the seminary leadership, faculty, Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (OCA) Attorney, Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, L.L.C. staff, students, and alumni, helping to provide elected Executive Chair President, Virginia H. Farah Foundation the Church with graduates who are grounded of the Board. The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield St. Mary Church, Wichita, Kansas (AOCANA) in sound theology, spiritually formed to demon- Chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (OCA) strate love and compassion to their flocks, and Nicholas Pandelidis, M.D. (2008) prepared to be beacons of inspiration and en- The Very Rev. Alexander Garklavs Orthopaedic Surgeon at couragement to Orthodox Christians worldwide. Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists Today, the Seminary enjoys a new model St. John Chrysostom Church, York, Pennsylvania (AOCANA) of governance, designed to be responsive to cur- The Very Rev. David G. Barr rent challenges and opportunities facing the President of St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Mr. Alexander Popoff, Jr., P.E. (2009) Seminary and many church-related educational Alumni Association Retired engineer and President, institutions. Our Chancellor (CEO), The Very Rector, St. Elias Orthodox Church, Austin, Texas (AOCANA) Berger/ABAM Engineers, Inc. Rev. Chad Hatfield, and our Dean, The Very St. Spiridon Cathedral, Seattle, Washington (OCA) Rev. John Behr, have undertaken new leader- BOARD OFFICERS AND TERMS ship roles in a model of shared governance in Mr. Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky (2008) consultation with an elected Executive Chair of Mrs. Anne Glynn Mackoul (2009) Co-Chair of the 2010 Capital Campaign Committee the Board of Trustees. While Fr. John is the sev- Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Advancement Committee enth dean and Fr. Chad the first chancellor of Lawyer Senior Managing Director, AllianceBernstein St. Vladimir’s Seminary, both of these roles— St. Philip Church, Souderton, Pennsylvania (AOCANA) Three Hierarchs Chapel, Crestwood, New York (OCA) Chancellor and Dean as currently defined—are new to the Seminary. The two together, Fr. Mr. Albert Foundos (2009) Gregory T. Swenson, D.D.S. (2010) Chad and Fr. John, are the direct successors to Treasurer of the Seminary Co-founder of Park Dental Group the rich legacy of leaders who preceded them. Chair of the Finance Committee Past Board Member of ADPI (NASDAQ listing) Fruits from their first year and a half as joint In recent years, the Board has responded Retired Executive of Fluid Data, Inc. Board of Trustees of Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, leaders reveal a blessed partnership enormously to critical needs on the seminary campus, St. Nicholas Church, Jamaica Estates, at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota beneficial to the Seminary. including an administration building with an New York (Albanian Diocese, OCA) St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, The Board of Trustees is committed to auditorium and library, housing for married Minnesota (Metropolitanate of Chicago) this shared governance model and has en- students and their families, and state-of-the-art Mr. James G. Bach (2009) trusted me with the privilege of serving as the information technology. Through generous Corporate Secretary of the Seminary Donald J. Tamulonis, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.P. (2010) first elected Executive Chair of the Board. The gifts of individual board members and friends Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee Neurologist at Advanced Neurology Associates, Inc. work of board committees has been refocused of the Seminary, St. Vladimir’s now has a Chief Operating Officer of the Louis Berger Group, Inc. St. John the Baptist Church, Campbell, Ohio (OCA) to promote consultation and collaboration, library with the capacity to properly catalogue St. Anthony Church, Bergenfield, New Jersey (AOCANA) allowing the Board to be more responsive to and preserve, as well as access, its priceless and Mrs. Anne van den Berg (2009) the needs of the seminary administration and growing treasury of Orthodox texts, and an BOARD MEMBERS AND TERMS Co-Chair of the 2010 Capital Campaign Committee to build consensus for decisions taken by the auditorium that allows the Seminary to gather and Co-Chair of the Advancement Committee whole Board during our formal semi-annual the public and attract world-class scholars and The Very Rev. Michael Abdelahad (2009) Lawyer meetings. Additionally, we continually chal- church leaders for one-day seminars and more Dean of St. George Cathedral, Worcester, Massachusetts St. Stephen the Protomartyr Church, Orlando, Florida (OCA) lenge ourselves to deepen our Orthodox faith extended colloquia. This academic year, the (AOCANA) and develop skills for more effective board Seminary welcomed one of the largest first- TRUSTEES EMERITI service through occasional seminars, while year classes to campus, including the largest Mr. Michael Bress (2008) working to assure that the Seminary meets the number of married students, filling the newly Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee The Very Rev. Paul Shafran goals set in the SVS 2010 Strategic Plan. constructed married student apartments Retired partner in the law firm Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. Pastor emeritus, St. Vladimir Church, Who comprises the Board? Currently, bordering Crestwood Lake and newly reno- St. Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota (OCA) Trenton, New Jersey (OCA) men and women drawn from various Ortho- vated suites in existing dormitory buildings. dox jurisdictions, who have expertise in fields The challenges facing the Orthodox Protodeacon Peter M. Danilchick (2008) Mrs. Elsie Skvir Nierle such as finance, publishing, law, medicine, churches worldwide, and in fact, the interna- Chair of the Technology Committee Retired Nursing Instructor, University of Pennsylvania business, and education. In accordance with the tional political situation, all affect St. Vladimir’s Retired Executive, Exxon Mobil Corporation Holy Cross Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (OCA) charter and statutes of the Seminary, the Pri- Seminary. Fluctuating financial markets impact Protection of the Holy Mother of God Church, mate or locum tenens of the Orthodox Church both the modest endowment and donor capac- Falls Church, Virginia (Romanian Episcopate, OCA) Mr. Mitchell Zunich in America serves as the seminary ity that assures financial stability at the Semi- Semi-retired Manager at Barnes and Wendling CPAs, Inc. President and Chairman of the Board of nary. The Board of Trustees has redoubled its Mr. Brian Gerich (2010) St. George Church, Lorain, Ohio (SOC) Trustees. The pan-Orthodox character of the own efforts to provide leadership in giving and Senior Vice-President of Public Storage Board is especially notable by the appointment continues to assure faithful stewardship of the St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, of representative bishops to the Board, who in generosity of donors to the Seminary. Each Alhambra, California (SOC) this current term include His Eminence The member of the Board of St. Vladimir’s is Most Rev. Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Arch- deeply mindful of the responsibilities entrusted bishop of New York and Metropolitan of All to us, and we assure you of our intention to North America of The Self-Ruled Antiochian continue to nurture this beloved place of Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North theological and spiritual depth. I America (AOCANA) and Vice-president of the Board of Trustees by election; His Grace Maxim (Vasiljevic), Bishop of the Western Dio- cese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America (SOC); and His Grace Savas of Troas, Chancellor of the Greek Ortho- Anne Glynn Mackoul dox Archdiocese of North America (GOA). Executive Chair of the Board 2 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 4. The Father Alexander Schmemann Legacy Society FATHER ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERS* In grateful memory of our departed brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ who remembered St. Vladimir’s Seminary with a charitable bequest: Paul B. Anderson Anna Kopestonsky Anne Androshuk Stephen P. Kopestonsky Olga Antonuk Nikola Kostich Dorothy D. Antosh Rudolph P. Kunett Demitry Aristarhoff Mary Kush The Rt. Rev. Peter (Bankerovich) Thomas Labock Prof. Georges Barrois Mary Lambrinos Michael P. Behuniak Clarice J. Laushkin “To love is to remember”— Metropolitan Ireney (Bekish) Rose Lewis Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann Paul Belogradsky D. Berejekoff Anna Nicholaevna Lielmesch Sarah D. Lutge Dimitri Birkin Archpriest Paul Lutov Nicholas I. Bobil Mary Maddalozzo On this twenty-fifth year of Father Alexander If you wish to establish a gift in the form Prof. Alexander A. Bogolepov Mary E. Marron Schmemann’s falling asleep in our Lord Jesus of a bequest in your will or revocable trust; or Fred Boldusoff Konstantine P. Mashevsky Christ, and in grateful memory for all his myriad in the form of a life income arrangement such Fred S. Bondarchuk Sophie Masko contributions to the Orthodox Christian Church, as a charitable gift annuity, charitable remain- Emil Boyko Protopresbyter John Meyendorff and for bequeathing his vision for theological der annuity trust, charitable remainder uni- Alexandra Budaeff Zena Miron education to the Seminary, the Board of trust; or by the creation of a charitable lead Paul Burns Sophia Noska Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Seminary is honored trust; or by a promised gift of books or copy- David Buss Helen N. Ostapeck to establish the “Father Alexander Schmemann rights that the Seminary has agreed to accept; John Chase George Pazin Legacy Society.” Those who have remembered, or by naming St. Vladimir’s Seminary as a ben- Michael A. Cherwick Margaret Tooker Peterson and will remember, St. Vladimir’s by including a eficiary of retirement plans or life insurance, John B. Chismark Alexander Piankoff charitable gift in their estate planning comprise please contact Theodore Bazil, SVS Associate Joseph D. Chwan Joseph Pistey the society. Chancellor for Advancement: ted@svots.edu Kenneth John Conant Eugenia Pomazneff We offer you this opportunity to “remem- or 914-961-8313 ext 329. Anne Cornett Constantine C. Popoff ber with love” Father Alexander, in thanksgiving There are no fees or dues associated with Eva Afton Czap Vladimir and Ethel Prokofieff for his spiritual insight and clear foresight membership in this society. You need only to Ivan Michaelson Czap Feodor Remiga concerning the preparation of leaders for the remind the Seminary of your eligibility, and we The Rev. Michael Czap Anastasia Romanoff Church in America and throughout the world. will notify you before publishing your name. Helen Daderko Olga N. Rosselet-De Douanne Your planned gift will assure the continuation If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will Julia Dorosh John Rusin of Father Alexander’s vision and life’s work. respect your decision. I Archimandrite Alexander Doumoras Walter Scarloss Theodore J. Dran Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann Virginia H. Farah Ann D. Sencen Paul Fekula Margaret L. Shimmel Mary Fletcher Paul Skopic REMEMBERING PROTOPRESBYTER Mitred Archpriest Georges Florovsky Maria Snehovsky ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN 1921–1983 Sam Fritskey John Gamble Olga Sosenko Joseph Spratly Everett Gardner Olga V. Stadnik Vera Garin Anna Stankevich The Rt. Rev. Bishop Boris (Geeza) Peter Stosech Hooda Germack Julia Pawchyk Stuppin Albert Gessner Rose Tarasar Sergei A. Gladilin Elizabeth Taton Nina Gramowich Olga Taton Catherine Grishkovsky Gregg Leo M. Telep Anna Gregory Olga M. Telep Anastasia Grudinoff Boris V. Timchenko Anna M. Guba Joseph Tich Rev. Peter Haskell Sergei E. Tulinoff “Everyone capable of Mary Herbut Sophia Ushakoff thanksgiving is capable of Robert C. Hunsicker Vera Hyra Katherine Vanysheff Prof. Serge Verhovskoy salvation and eternal joy.” Metropolitan Macarius (Iliinsky) Victor M. Visotsky Michael Irvin Mary Walendzik Anastasia S. Ivanoff Tatiana U. Weiser Edith Kaplan Howard Albert Welch Bessie Kibbey Marianna T. Wieland Father Alexander Schmemann, Dean of because the revelation, the epiphany of Ortho- Lillian C. Kiddon Maria N. Yastreboff St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1962 to 1983, doxy, is only here.” Mitred Archpriest John Kivko Alex I. Yazikov defined the meaning of “liturgical theology” By chanting the daily services, by remem- Julian Klecan Anna Zedlovich for the Orthodox Christian world, especially bering our Lord’s life in the yearly liturgical Mary S. Klein Peter Zouboff differentiating it from “liturgics,” the perfunctory cycle, and by participation in the Eucharistic Andrew Klimkosky Michael Zuk performance of rite and ritual. celebrations, Father Alexander continually Alexandra Kopacz For Father Alexander, liturgy opened a drank from the living waters of the Spirit; his heavenly banquet to worshippers, allowing them ever-deepening liturgical experience was his to enter into the timeless kingdom of God, if source of wisdom. His reflection on the place With gratitude for our living brothers and sisters who have remembered St. Vladimir’s Seminary they had “eyes to see and ears to hear” (Matt 13: of the Eucharist in worship caused him, in his with a planned gift: 14–16). Beyond an intellectual enterprise, last public sermon, to exclaim: “Everyone liturgy was for him an entrance into a world capable of thanksgiving is capable of salvation John and Margaret Branch imbued with the grace of the Holy Spirit, a and eternal joy.” Michael E. and Grace Bress place where God dwelled and offered to human Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary Maria E. Contos beings the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, of Father Alexander’s death, St. Vladimir’s The Rev. Pdn. Peter and Tanya Danilchick kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and Seminary is humbled and pleased to remind Fr. Paul Doyle self-control (Gal 5:22–23). “Theology” speak- — the Orthodox Christian world of his life’s Frank and Edna Elkouri ing of God—was possible only by meeting God work in the field of liturgical theology. From Albert Foundos in worship, and liturgy was meant to effect per- Thursday, January 29 through Saturday, Janu- Brian and Marilyn Gerich sonal transformation, enabling human beings to ary 31, 2009, St. Vladimir’s will host a major Anthony Kasmer live as bondservants of Jesus Christ. academic symposium, “The Past and Future Leon and Pamela Lysaght Only within liturgical worship and sacra- of Liturgical Theology: Celebrating the An- Alexander Popoff, Jr. mental life, the ascent of the human toward niversary of Father Alexander Schmemann.” The Rev. Dn. John and Evangeline Zarras the Divine and the bending of God toward The keynote speaker for the annual “Father Earth, was true theology understood and expli- Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture” *Although we have made every attempt to properly list the donors of the planned gifts and cated. “Without it,” Father Alexander noted in during the colloquium is noted liturgist bequests already established, we apology for any omissions, and we ask that you contact his daily journal, “any explanation of Ortho- Robert F. Taft, S.J. Mr. Bazil with any correctives to our records: ted@svots.edu or 914-961-8313 ext 329. doxy is impossible, unconvincing and needless, Memory eternal! I www.svots.edu 3
  • 5. A Year at St. Vladimir’s Seminary THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 The very reality of the Students coming to the Seminary from Seminary as a community traditional Orthodox Christian families and parish life are now the exception rather than is grounded upon a com- the rule. Many seminarians are converts to mon vision expressed in Orthodoxy. Also, many have retired from pro- fessional careers and are seeking a vocation in the sacramental life of the the Church. They are frequently married with Church and experienced in children. These changes reflect the current re- alities of church life and present the Seminary corporate prayer. Without with new responsibilities. I this, seminary life would be indistinguishable from any other graduate school. St. Vladimir’s, then, is charac- terized by its sense of unity CAMPUS FACILITIES and community. The Seminary is located in the “Crestwood” neighborhood of Yonkers, New York, in subur- ban Westchester County, close to nature but only thirty minutes by car or train from the rich cul- tural and educational resources of New York City. The beautiful Three Hierarchs Chapel crowns the 12-acre campus. The Seminary owns and operates eighteen buildings—including the John G. Rangos Family Administration Building, COMMUNITY OF DIVERSITY completed in Spring 2002—which house the impressive library, classrooms, faculty offices, the seminary press, a large and well-stocked But this does not mean sterile uniformity. The bookstore, dormitories for single men and Peter Danilchick and his wife, Tanya, and will Seminary brings together persons of many dif- women students, and the refectory. The thirty- serve not only the SVS community, but also re- ferent backgrounds and cultures. This can be eight on-campus apartments and suites, includ- searchers worldwide who are interested in the seen not only in the faculty and Board of ing the newly built Lakeside Student Apartments, Orthodox faith. Trustees—which includes bishops of the Ortho- serve as married-student housing. Homes for Additionally, SVS seminarians may access dox Church in America (OCA), the Antiochian faculty and staff on the campus contribute to the all M.Div., M.Th., and D.Min. theses written Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North Amer- strong sense of community. by not only our alumni but also by scholars ica (AOCANA), the Greek Archdiocese of Amer- The Father Georges Florovsky Library at across the country, through the Theological Re- ica (GOA), the Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Vladimir’s Seminary is one of the richest search Exchange Network (TREN), featuring North and South America (SOC), and the Amer- Eastern Orthodox resources available in the quality indexing and full-text availability. SVS ican Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian western world. The library currently holds students can now search or browse through the Church—but also in the student body, past and more than 140,000 volumes and is especially TREN database of over 6,800 theological the- present. Seminary alumni now include more strong in the areas of Orthodox Christian ses/dissertations and conference papers, not than 900 ordained clergy—among them 38 church history, theology, scripture, philosophy, only by keywords in the title of the document bishops, including one patriarch, and metropol- and culture. Significant literature in other areas but also by words inside the document. I itans, archbishops, and bishops. Besides the of theology, art, music, and education are sys- SEMINARY LIFE more than 900 clergy worldwide, nearly 900 more alumni are laity, including 266 women. tematically acquired. The holdings have been enriched by the donation of many private li- Out of its total 1,800 alumni throughout the braries, including the libraries of former faculty St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is world, more than 1,200 work in the Church as members at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. These in- officially described as a “graduate professional school” and an “institution of higher learning,” full-time laborers for Christ. The SVS Alumni As- sociation, with its President, The Very Rev. clude Frs. Georges Florovsky, Alexander Schmemann, John Meyendorff, Anthony Re- ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION yet it is neither narrowly vocational nor merely David Barr (AOCANA), has revitalized its mem- pella, and Thomas Hopko, and Metropolitan academic. Rather, an understanding of theology bership and now is establishing regional class Makary, John Kolchin, Dr. Nicholas Arseniev, St Vladimir’s Seminary is a graduate profes- that seeks to engage the whole person—shun- organizers throughout the globe. I Dr. Nicholas Ozerov, Dr. Veselin Kesich, David sional school chartered and approved by the ning compartmentalization and fragmentation, Drillock, and many others. The library serves Board of Regents for and on behalf of the which so often characterize higher education— the needs of the faculty and students of the Education Department of the University of the molds all aspects of seminary life. Seminary, and the worldwide scholarly commu- State of New York. It is accredited nationally One graduate described the program at nity as well. Visiting scholars are welcome. by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) St. Vladimir’s as “impossible, but realistic”: St. Vladimir’s Seminary is a founding in the United States and Canada. I “impossible” because of the heavy demands of course work, chapel services, choir trips, hos- ENROLLMENT member of the New York Area Theological Li- brary Association (NYATLA), and participates pital ministry, supervised field work, parish in the METRO system for inter-library loan visits, and work assignments; but “realistic” Enrollment statistics for the Seminary suggest from libraries in the New York area, as well as because active involvement in church life and something of the rich diversity of the seminary across the country. All library operations have service is no less demanding. At St. Vladimir’s the knowledge, skills, and reflexes needed for community: we have had men and women stu- dents from the United States and Canada, and been computerized, thus speeding the process- ing of new materials and providing greater CAMPUS ACTIVITIES “real” life are developed, in the refectory and in a typical year also from Russia, Serbia, Ro- flexibility in research techniques. The library is hallways as well as in the classroom. mania, Bulgaria, Belarus, the Middle East, Ar- committed to the use of modern technology St. Vladimir’s Seminary, although a relatively Visitors to St. Vladimir’s are often struck menia, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, India, and to assist the student and scholar. A pleasant small-sized seminary, acts as a hub of by the sense of common purpose, commit- Chile. St. Vladimir’s thus reflects both the vari- reading room is available for students and Orthodoxy, hosting national and international ment, and endeavor shared by students, fac- ety and the potential of the world in which the scholars alike and the campus has wireless symposia and colloquia. Additionally, SVS is ulty, and staff. This is no accident. “Theology,” Orthodox Church lives today. Though the Semi- computer connections. an integral part of the local neighborhood and in the Orthodox Christian tradition, is neither nary is not large, the scope of its witness and During the summer of 2008, the library was recently recognized by the Crestwood simply a task of the mind nor an individual mission is global. software was converted to the Koha open source Historical Society, City of Yonkers, County of matter. It is the life of the mind and heart, and During the Fall 2007–Spring 2008 semes- system. The Online Public Access Catalog Westchester, and State of New York in a public body and soul, of persons united in a commu- ters, 82 full-time students were enrolled at SVS, (OPAC) is available to the public through the ceremony, for its valuable services to the wider nity of faith. St. Vladimir’s seeks to live within and in the fall of 2008, 38 new students en- seminary Web page (www.svots.edu) under the community. Moreover, our faculty and this tradition in its daily rhythm. rolled, bringing the total number of full-time menu tab, “Library.” The new system is made administration regularly travel off-campus to Visitors are also impressed by the richness students for FY09 to 86. New and returning stu- possible by a gift from SVS Trustee Protodeacon meet with constituents and make new friends, of the seminary’s liturgical life. Daily worship in dents represent a multi-jurisdictional, multi-na- through speaking engagements, presentations the chapel, the observance of the Church’s fasts tional presence, and statistically break down as of retreats and seminars, and gatherings of and the celebration of its feasts are not mere or- follows: Orthodox Church in America (OCA), alumni and potential supporters. Just a glimpse naments added to an otherwise complete pro- 29; Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of SVS activities during FY08 attests to SVS’s gram. As an integral part of their campus life, of North America (AOCANA), 19; Greek Or- dynamic ministry. I students attend daily chapel services, and thodox Archdiocese of America (GOA), 13; Ar- The Father Georges ordained students are assigned to celebrate the menian Apostolic Church, 6; Serbian Orthodox various services; seminary students comprise the Church (SOC), 5; Malankara Orthodox Syrian Florovsky Library at choir, and direct it as well. The very reality of Church, 3; Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, St. Vladimir’s Seminary the Seminary as a community is grounded upon 2; Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia a common vision expressed in the sacramental (ROCOR), 2; Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese is one of the richest life of the Church and experienced in corporate of America and Canada, 2; the Bulgarian Patriar- Eastern Orthodox prayer. Without this, seminary life would be in- chal Orthodox Church, 1; and the Patriarchate distinguishable from any other graduate school. of Moscow, 1. Additionally, three non-Orthodox resources available St. Vladimir’s, then, is characterized by its sense students, of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and in the western world. of unity and community. I Evangelical faiths, attend the Seminary. 4 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 6. A Year at St. Vladimir’s Seminary_continued JULY 08 Newly elected Dean and Chancellor of SVS, Fr. John Behr AUGUST FY08 The Rev. Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of AUGUST FY08 Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus, SEPTEMBER FY08 Dean, Fr. John Behr, and Chancellor, Fr. Chad and Fr. Chad Hatfield, attended the 48th Antiochian Orthodox Byzantine Studies and Canon Law at SVS and ecclesiarch for the served as keynote speaker for the four-day Orientation of New Stu- Hatfield, were installed in their new offices at a formal convoca- Christian Archdiocesan Convention in Montreal, Canada, and seminary chapel, follows the tradition of blessing flowers and dents, basing his presentation around the life and teachings of tion, and vested with the crosses of their respective offices. An were honored by their induction into the “Order of Saint Ignatius,” herbs on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. the desert monk, St. Anthony the Great. accompanying academic symposium with world-renowned schol- a fellowship of people who have received special recognition for ars centered on the theme “The Challenges for Orthodox Theology “putting ‘feet’ to their faith” in support of various church min- and Theological Education in the 21st Century.” istries and charities. SEPTEMBER FY08 Guest speaker Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff kicked OCTOBER FY08 SVS welcomed hundreds of guests to its annual OCTOBER FY08 His Eminence Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit NOVEMBER FY08 Faculty and staff tied on aprons and served the off a campus-wide initiative for environmental sustainability with open house for alumni, supporters, and the local neighborhood— and the Romanian Episcopate (OCA), was the first to participate seminarian families traditional foods for the feast at the annual a keynote, “I Believe in the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” The Go- Orthodox Education Day—to explore the theme “Our Church: in the new “Hierarchs in Residence” program at St. Vladimir’s pre-Thanksgiving Dinner. Green initiative encompasses a broad range of practices—from Her Mission and Her Future.” Seminary: each semester one bishop spends at least one full day cost-saving energy measures offered by New York State to cooper- at the Seminary, teaching, informally conversing, sharing meals, ative recycling efforts with city and county agencies. and monitoring classes. NOVEMBER & MARCH FY08 Prospective seminarians toured the NOVEMBER FY08 The Inter-Seminary Dialogue (ISD) in the greater NOVEMBER FY08 SVS Trustees meet on the seminary campus NOVEMBER FY08 SVS Chancellor Fr. Chad Hatfield was the campus and attended faculty presentations and a Q&A session New York metropolitan area is a program that gives seminarians semi-annually, fall and spring, and participate yearly in the main speaker at the Indian Youth Conference, and also visited with current students at the Fall and Spring Open Houses. the opportunity to interact and discuss theological points with commencement exercises. St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church in Baltimore, MD. students of other faiths. DECEMBER FY08 Over 25 SVS alumni and spouses gathered for a DECEMBER FY08 SVS joined with Orthodox Youth Outreach (OYO) DECEMBER FY08 SVS faculty members, students, and alumni DECEMBER FY08 Campus residents celebrated the Feast of St. pre-performance alumni banquet, and then attended the world in welcoming 35 high school students to the Seminary for a mis- taught at both the East and West Coast conferences of the Ortho- Nicholas; students, faculty, and staff also get together throughout premiere of “Christmas Oratorio” composed by His Grace Bishop sion-focused Christmas retreat, entitled “Who Is My Neighbor?” dox Christian Fellowship (OCF)—a nationwide college campus the year for cookouts, talent shows, and special events for Hilarion of Vienna, in Washington, D.C. ministry—during the winter break between seminary semesters. children in the community. www.svots.edu 5
  • 7. A Year at St. Vladimir’s Seminary_continued THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 JANUARY FY08 In the midst of winter recess, the Seminary JANUARY FY08 Metropolitan Mar Barnabas of the American JANUARY FY08 Chancellor Fr. Chad Hatfield, seminarians and JANUARY FY08 The Feast of the Three Hierarchs (the patronal celebrated the great feast of Theophany, and blessed the homes, Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church spent one day their families, and staff participated in the National March for feast of the seminary chapel) included the celebration of the Di- dormitories, and offices on campus with holy water. Besides at SVS as “Hierarch in Residence.” Metropolitan Mar Barnabas Life, making SVS’s first pro-life witness in Washington D.C. vine Liturgy, an academic symposium on the writings of St. John celebrating all major and most minor feast days with a Divine shepherds over 10,000 Indian Orthodox Christians in the U.S., Chrysostom, and the 25th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Liturgy,, the seminary community worships together twice daily, including many SVS seminarians. Here, The Very Rev. Dr. Daniel Memorial Lecture. at matins and vespers. Findikyan, SVS Alumnus and Dean of St. Nersess Armenian Semi- nary, presents Mar Barnabas a welcoming gift. FEBRUARY FY08 SVS hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive, and the FEBRUARY FY08 In an all-student seminar, parish priest, profes- MARCH FY08 Bishop Joseph, Diocese of Los Angeles and the West MARCH FY08 Faculty reach out to alumni in parishes throughout Metropolitan Philip Auditorium was transformed into a clinic for sional counselor, and SVS Alumnus [M.Div. (‘90), M.A. (‘91), and of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in North America the world. On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, SVS Dean Fr. John Behr de- the local community to offer the “gift of life.” D.Min. (‘99)] Fr. Steven Voytovich shared his experience regarding (AOCANA), presented a two-day Lenten retreat to the seminary livered the sermon at a vespers service held at the Antiochian Or- pastoral care and addictions. Theo Nicolakis, Director of Information community, centered on the theme “Holy Nation–Holy Priesthood.” thodox Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia, MI, where The Very Rev. Technology for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and member of the George Shalhoub is the parish priest. executive committee of the Religious Affiliation Against Pornogra- phy, discussed “Addictions and Temptations through Technology.” APRIL FY08 SVS welcomed Orthodox faithful from surrounding MAY FY08 SVS Alumnus, The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa (‘73)— MAY FY08 At an off-site academic convocation hosted at St. MAY FY08 The SVS Board of Trustees officially appointed Ms. Alla parishes for the annual campus community Lenten retreat titled, village priest in Alaska, university professor, consultant on inter- George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Wichita, KS, SVS Trustees Generalow to the full-time faculty position of Director of Liturgical “The Energized Parish: Clergy and Laity Together,” led by SVS cultural relations and communications, and author of several and faculty bestowed the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris Music, with responsibility for the music instruction of seminari- alumnus The Very. Rev. Constantine Nasr (‘73). books on Alaskan native cultures and history—delivered the com- causa) upon Professor Anthony P. Gythiel. ans and for the supervision and direction of the chapel choirs. mencement address to twenty-nine students, graduating in five academic programs. JUNE FY08 Marking its 80th anniversary, The Fellowship of St. Alban JUNE FY08 Practicum faculty led workshops in chapel and gave JUNE FY08 SVS Chancellor Fr. Chad Hatfield led a retreat for the JUNE FY08 Mark Bailey, Program Director for the Peter P. Prokofieff and St. Sergius—an Orthodox and Anglican fellowship—held a presentations to participants during the Diaconal Liturgical Annual Assembly of The Serbian Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Advanced Certificate in Liturgical Music at SVS, coordinated the major international conference on the SVS campus, entitled “Rome, Practicum hosted on the SVS campus. North and South America, which convened at the Serbian Ortho- summer Composers’ Seminar, at which Orthodox Christian musi- Constantinople, and Canterbury: Mother Churches?” dox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York City. cians throughout the U.S. immersed themselves in musical com- position and study. 6 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 8. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Alumni Association $100,000 $90,000 Fr. Thomas SVS Alumni are truly branches of the Vine, St. Vladimir’s especially wishes to thank the current board members for acting as liaisons Jesus Christ, and their ministries have been between the Seminary and the Alumni Association: $80,000 Hopko shaped in part during their stay in one of his I The Very Rev. David G. Barr, President – Austin, TX $70,000 Scholarship “vineyards,” the Seminary. The SVS Alumni I The Very Rev. Nicholas Bacalis – Richmond, VA Association Board exists to support its I The Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage – McKeesport, PA $60,000 Fund $50,000 alumni in the further fields in which they I Matushka Alexandra Safchuk – Bethesda, MD I The Very Rev. Peter Smith – Norcross, GA $40,000 labor, and to hear and relate their important I Mrs. Dianne Julianna Storheim-Hill, Secretary – Edmonton, AB, Canada $30,000 feedback to their alma mater. I Matushka Valerie Zahirsky – Steubenville, OH $20,000 $10,000 MEET SVS ADMISSIONS AND ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICER, THE REV. DEACON PHILIP MATHEW His younger brother and he were raised “At St Vladimir’s, I ther studies he would like to pursue, as well as by their parents in an atmosphere of love and for his work as a member of the Liturgical faith, and the Church was a big part of their discovered a school that Translation Committee of the Malankara Or- lives. A number of people within and without could prepare me for thodox Syrian Church, charged with the devel- his family believed he would become a priest literally ‘whatever’ God opment and revision of English translations of one day, but Dn. Philip wanted to be a physi- Syriac liturgical texts. cian, and he went through his basic schooling was calling me to.” “But,” he observes, “I also received other with that goal in mind. After a year at the Uni- blessings—a truly pan-Orthodox environ- versity at Albany (SUNY) as a biology major, ment, especially in terms of Eastern-Oriental however, he could no longer ignore the “grow- Orthodox relations, where diversity bears wit- ing feeling” that he was being called to some- The pastoral training I received at the Semi- ness to real unity, even in the face of tragic di- thing different, and he changed course, nary, both in the classroom and in the good ex- vision; a community that became a second majoring in religious studies. It was during this amples around me, has been instrumental in family to me; and numerous educational and time that he became more familiar with St. my formation as a deacon involved with parish ministerial opportunities outside the class- Vladimir’s, through seminarian-friends, whom and youth ministry. room, all of which contributed to my forma- he visited frequently. Eventually he decided to “Also, the rigorous academic standard tion and development as a Christian and a enroll at the Seminary. here and at nearby St. Nersess Seminary chal- clergyman. I feel privileged to be a part of the Shortly after his parents emigrated to the United “At St Vladimir’s, I discovered a school lenged me to deepen my understanding of our Seminary’s mission to train new leaders, and States from India, Philip Mathew was born in that could prepare me for literally ‘whatever’ tradition and to apply it in the here-and-now,” to support those we have sent out, in their White Plains, New York, just seven miles away God was calling me to,” he says, “and a place he notes. work for the propagation of the gospel and the from St. Vladimir’s. But it would be another twenty where I could discern that call in an atmos- Training at SVS and St. Nersess also pro- building up of the Church.” I years before he even knew the Seminary existed! phere of prayer and communion with God. vided Dn. Philip the foundation for the fur- GREETINGS FROM THE SVS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT The Alumni Board is currently working The Alumni Board is considering organ- unable to give large gifts or bequests to their on the development of a new Constitution and izing a “mission trip” to the Seminary. Instead alma mater. But most of us are able to give Bylaws for the SVS Alumni Association. We of going overseas, a group of alumni can go to something. Even as little as $10 a month can hope to complete work on these documents by the Seminary to work: for example, updating help significantly, and many of us can afford to Fall 2008, with implementation of the new dorm rooms, painting, and cleaning for a do more than this, to support excellence in Or- statutes by Spring/Summer 2009. These new week. At the same time, we would have a time thodox theological education. statutes will enable us to have a clearer idea of of prayer, fellowship, and fun with other If you are not an annual donor to the how we should operate and fulfill our service alumni. In addition, we hope that the Semi- Seminary, would you consider becoming one, to both the Seminary and its alumni. For one nary will be able to sponsor Alumni Pilgrim- by contacting advancement@svots.edu? Also, thing, the time has come to expand our voting ages in the future—offering the Alumni the please contact me at anytime regarding your base and to grant all alumni a voice in serving opportunity to go to many of the “holy places” interest in becoming a regional alumni leader our Seminary. In the past, the Alumni Board of the Orthodox faithful, including Alaska, or hosting an alumni event in your area. And, has elected its own successors, but we are mov- Russia, Greece and Mt. Athos, the Holy Land, if you have any questions about our associa- ing towards the practice of all alumni electing and the ancient Orthodox patriarchates. tion, or feedback for the Seminary, please e- their own board members. Finally, the Alumni Association has also mail me at frdavidbarr@sbcglobal.net. The alumni have sponsored the Fr. Thomas worked this past year to increase the financial I believe that the future of St. Vladimir’s Hopko Scholarship Fund for financial aid for support to the Seminary from its alumni base. is bright—the best is yet to come. I The Alumni Association of St. Vladimir’s exists clergy children (and grandchildren) studying at The 2007 Christmas Appeal, sponsored by the to serve as a link between the Seminary and its the Seminary. Currently, the fund has collected Alumni Board, succeeded in this goal, signifi- Yours in Christ, alumni. In a very real sense, we serve both. We over $40,000. The Alumni Association also spon- cantly increasing alumni giving to SVS. This serve the alumni by letting them know what is sors the annual Alumni Reunion on the SVS greatly increases the potential of the Seminary going on at the Seminary and by providing campus, along with regional alumni retreats and to obtain money from grant-making founda- them a means for feedback to the faculty and gatherings. This past year, an alumni gathering tions. Most foundations want to see at least a staff, in order to address concerns. We serve was held in the Washington, D.C. area. Alumni 25% support rate from an institution’s alumni, the Seminary by promoting support from gatherings for this upcoming year include one at and the important figure to these grant-makers The Very Rev. David G. Barr among the alumni and also by keeping the the All-American Council of the Orthodox is not the total amount raised by the alumni, President, Seminary up to date regarding the needs the Church in America in November 2008 and one but the percentage of alumni who give. Most St. Vladimir’s Seminary Alumni Association Church faces on the parish level. at the Antiochian Archdiocese in July 2009. people know that most seminary alumni are Father Thomas Hopko Protopresbyter Thomas fund. The Alumni Board is equally honored to Alumni Scholarship Fund Hopko is honored to name the fund after a pastor and scholar who has dedicated his life to assure the proper train- St Vladimir’s Seminary Alumni Board has have his name associated ing of church workers and clergy. established the Father Thomas Hopko Alumni with this fund. May we humbly ask each of you to pass Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial down from generation to generation a semi- aid to sons and daughters of SVS alumni who nary education by donating a share of your are enrolled in any of the seminary’s academic heart and a portion of your income to this degree programs. Considering the standard of FY08 the fund contained $40,000. It is our worthy cause? Even the smallest gift will be income of clergy families and church workers, sincere hope to increase the holdings in this welcomed as an abundant blessing. we all know how meaningful monetary aid to fund to $100,000, prior to disbursement of any May God bless you for your generosity! I such students would be. interest as scholarship monies. Your generous The Seminary received an initial gift of offering can make this happen! $5,000 through the generosity of St. John of Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko is hon- The SVS Alumni Association Board Damascus parish in San Diego, California. As ored to have his name associated with this www.svots.edu 7
  • 9. SVS Profiles THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 Fruit of the Vine Just as a vine produces a cluster of grapes and as the grapes witness to the strength of the vine, so St. Vladimir’s Seminary, through the grace of Jesus Christ, the true and preeminent Vine, provides nourishment to students, faculty, trustees, alumni, supporters, and friends, who in turn witness to its significant influence in their lives. This section of the SVS Vine is dedicated to the living and deceased faithful whose lives have been formed by their association with St. Vladimir’s, and who have, through their unique God-given gifts, also built up and shaped the Seminary and the Church at-large. We invite you to read these profiles, to discover the many branches that have grown out of the Vine in the fertile soil of the Seminary and have developed fruit in their own lives, ministries, and professions. the University of California, San Diego. He then where he was enthroned as abbot in 2007. In the Liturgy and unceasing prayer of Jesus, in “This life of the world is what is transferred to UC Santa Cruz, and established the fall of 2008, he was made an archiman- mutual love and service to one another. sanctified and made transparent an Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) there. drite, and given the obedience to leave the “This life of the world is what is sancti- to the Kingdom. In preaching After UCSC, he began studies at St. Vladimir’s monastery, to take on the responsibility of fied and made transparent to the Kingdom. In and teaching, guiding the spiri- in 1981, finishing an M.Div. in 1985 and an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of the South, preaching and teaching, guiding the spiritual tual formation of monastics and M.Th. in Dogmatics in 1988. In the summer in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Dur- formation of monastics and lay faithful, es- lay faithful, establishing a of 1987, he had the privilege to be on the ing an amazing election process at the 15th tablishing a monastery and several missions, monastery and several missions, “Octet,” the seminary’s traveling male choral All-American Council in November 2008 in and now undertaking the guidance of a local and now undertaking the group. Later he pursued further studies to- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was elected as Orthodox Church,” he added, “the vision given guidance of a local Orthodox wards a Ph.D. at Graduate Theological Union the Metropolitan of the OCA. me by St. Vladimir’s informs all my work.” Church,” he added, “the vision in Berkeley, but interrupted those studies to Remembering his seminary days, Metro- His Beatitude also expressed the hope for given me by St. Vladimir’s spend a year in Russia. politan Jonah said, “The education I received the Seminary that it would grow not only in en- informs all my work.” In Moscow, working for Russkiy Palomnik at St. Vladimir’s, under Fathers Alexander rollment and in the quality of its academic con- at the Publishing Department of the Moscow Schmemann, John Meyendorff, Thomas Hopko tribution to the Orthodox world, but that it would HIS BEATITUDE JONAH, ARCHBISHOP Patriarchate, Metropolitan Jonah got to know and the many others, has been a defining deepen the spiritual component of formation. OF WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK life in the Russian Church, especially the point in my formation. The key aspect of that “This key element, of learning to fight the who established St. Vladimir’s as the leader AND METROPOLITAN OF ALL AMERICA monasteries. Later that year, he joined education was the vision of the catholicity of passions and overcome thoughts, is the context in Orthodoxy theological education worldwide. AND CANADA ‘85, ‘88. Valaam Monastery, having found his spiritual the Church, the sense of its deep integrity for being able to minister to the needs of the “The ascetic dimension, properly under- father in the abbot, Archimandrite Pankratiy, over time and cultures, and the experience of Flock, and to become transparent to Christ, in stood, is the best complement to the out- who also took him to his staretz, Elder Kyrill at the Church as bearing the fullness of the life self-denying love, to those around us,” he urged. standing formation given by St. Vladimir’s,” Born in Chicago, and baptized in the Episcopal Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. The staretz blessed of the Kingdom of God for the sake of the “St. Vladimir’s can take the lead, as it he concluded. “May the Lord bless and Church on the Near North Side, Metropolitan him to become a hieromonk, which he did, world and its salvation.” has in the past, of laying the groundwork for a strengthen you!” I Jonah, as a boy, moved with his family several and he later served missions in California. This vision, he recalled, deepened and united Orthodox Church in North America, times before settling in La Jolla, near San Subsequently, he was given the obedience to became more integral as he experienced purged of the passionate agendas which not Diego, California, where he was raised from establish a monastery, under the patronage of monastic life and formation in Russia. “Not only keep it administratively divided, but dis- the time he was ten. Confirmed as an Episco- St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. While only, after many a service did I come out tort the vision, mission, and integrity of its palian at age 13, he actively pursued church he continued to pursue missionary work, the mumbling, ‘Schmemann was right!’,” His catholicity, and thereby its Orthodoxy.” life, until he found Orthodoxy. He was received monastery grew and thrived, first in Point Beatitude noted, “but I saw and experienced His Beatitude observes that in his own in 1978, at Our Lady of Kazan Moscow Patriar- Reyes Station, Marin County, California; then the wholeness of Christian life lived in com- experience monasticism fulfills and comple- chal Church in San Diego, while a student at in Manton, northern California near Redding, munity, sanctified by the continual prayer of ments the vision of the teachers and fathers For many years, Zoran and Fr. St. Vladimir’s Seminary gratefully acknowledges the past support of the Saint Vladimir’s The- Alexander Schmemann sat in ological Foundation. From 1968 to 1997, the Foundation’s many members raised money, or- the homes of hundreds of lay ganized events (especially Orthodox Education Day), and worked to increase public people and priests, making pre- awareness of the Seminary and its mission. The Foundation’s legacy lives on through the sentations on behalf the of Semi- continuing ministry of all the graduates whose study at St. Vladimir’s was made possible by nary, and explaining the work the Foundation’s faithful and energetic support. and the needs of the school. Mr. Zoran Milkovich was the first president of the Foundation and served from 1968 to 1984. Zoran is being honored in this Annual Report with a profile about his life and his involvement in the Foundation. lumbia University and St. Vladimir’s Semi- the work and the needs of the school. They and served on the Executive and Finance ber, and donor. He is truly one of the corner- nary, which he did, graduating from Colum- traveled the country together, as an effective Committee, the Statutes Committee, and the stones of SVS, sharing its vision and still ZORAN MILKOVICH ‘56 bia in 1955 and from St. Vladimir’s Seminary and amicable team, making fast friends Faculty Selection Committee. He also served working for its future. I in 1956. who became lifetime supporters of the for many years as the Vice-President of To financially support St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s mission. Personal Trusts and Estates for Chase Zoran Milkovich was born in Vranje, Yu- Seminary, Zoran and several other laypersons One remarkable donation Zoran helped Manhattan Bank. goslavia. When Yugoslavia’s democratic organized the St. Vladimir’s Theological Foun- to obtain for the Seminary was a gift that ex- Zoran is still currently active at the monarchy was replaced by Tito’s communist dation. The Foundation started with only ten ceeded $1,000,000, from Mrs. Hooda Ger- Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava. He and his regime, he came to the United States in De- members but eventually had 1,000 members, mack. In recognition of the gift, which was wife, Annette, have been married for 55 cember of 1949. contributing in excess of $250,000 annually. partially given to the Seminary over the last years and have a daughter, Lisa, and four After initially working on a chicken farm Zoran was the first president of the Founda- part of Mrs. Germack’s life to sustain opera- grandchildren: Nicholas (25), Daniel (23), in Jackson, New Jersey, he came to New York tion and served from 1968 to 1984. At his re- tions, and finally given through her bequest, Anthony (20), and Erika (19). His son-in-law City in May 1950. As a member of the tirement from the presidency, a scholarship the famous stone building on the seminary is George Madara. Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava in New York fund was established in his name. campus was named in her honor. Zoran’s education, cultural background, City, he had close association with the For many years, Zoran and Fr. Alexander Zoran’s final direct service to the Semi- and professional experience have translated saintly bishop Nicolai Velimirovich. The Schmemann sat in the homes of hundreds of nary was as a member of the Board of into over 50 years of dedicated service to the bishop realized that Zoran had the qualifica- lay people and priests, making presentations Trustees, from 1965 to 1991. During this Seminary, in his capacities as alumnus, tions for obtaining scholarships to both Co- on behalf of the Seminary, and explaining time he was the Treasurer of the Seminary Foundation member, Board of Trustee mem- 8 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 10. SVS Profiles_continued Always traditional in his perspec- these movements and trends. Memorable tive and a willing witness to his were his several articles in that regard, faith, he participated as the which were published in the St. Vladimir’s Orthodox member of several ecu- Seminary Quarterly (SVSQ, now known as St. menical dialogues with Lutherans, Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, SVTQ ): “The Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Historical Jesus—A Challenge from Roman Catholics, and also served Jerusalem,” “St. Paul: Anti-Feminist or Liber- as the President of the Orthodox ator?,” and “Paul—Ambassador for Christ, Theological Society. or Founder of Christianity?”. Always traditional in his perspective and a willing witness to his faith, he partici- pated as the Orthodox member of several ec- the end of the Second World War he lived in a of Slavic Languages, University of California, umenical dialogues with Lutherans, view of church history from the Orthodox Displaced Persons Camp in Italy until he was Berkeley; and 1959–1963, Visiting Faculty, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Roman Christian scholarly and theological point PROFESSOR VESELIN KESICH ‘53 selected to study theology at Dorchester Col- Comparative Religion, Hofstra University. Catholics, and also served as the President of view. His other works, all published by lege in England. When time permitted, he taught elective of the Orthodox Theological Society. Addition- SVS Press, include: with Lydia W. Kesich, In 1949 he came to New York to courses in Serbian Church History, which re- ally, he lectured, participated in panel dis- The Treasures of the Holy Land (1985); Professor Veselin Kesich is beloved by continue his studies at Columbia University, sulted in several journal articles and essays cussions, and served as a retreat leader to The First Day of the New Creation (1982); generations of SVS alumni, not only for his St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Union Theologi- in books: “The Martyrdom of the Serbs: The college groups and church gatherings The Gospel Image of Christ: The Church and academic expertise but also for the hospital- cal Seminary, receiving his Ph.D. from Co- Church in the Ustashe State, 1941–1945,” throughout the country. Since retirement he Modern Criticism (1972; second enlarged ity and love he demonstrated to students, lumbia in 1959. “The Early Serbian Church as Described in the has been a guest lecturer at the University of edition, 1991); and The Passion of Christ along with his wife, Lydia (+ 2006), over the From 1953–1991 he served on the faculty Earliest Serbian Biography,” “Bosnia: History Thessaloniki (1991), at the Summer Insti- (1965; new introduction 2004). several decades he lived on the seminary of St. Vladimir’s, focusing on New Testament and Religion,” and “Kosovo in the History of tute, Eagle River, Alaska (1997), and in Professor Kesich is still spoken of by campus. Students still fondly recall the an- Studies, and from 1983–1984 he served as the Serbian Church.” Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England (1998). SVS alumni as their gentle teacher who nual traditional Serbian “Slava” celebrated Acting Dean. His other academic appoint- Seminarians interested in scriptural His most recent book, Formation and conveyed the Holy Scriptures to them as in their home, honoring Professor’s family’s ments included: 1966–1986, Faculty Member, studies, especially during the popular onset Struggles: The Birth of the Church AD 33–200 the Living Word of God. He currently lives in patron saint. Comparative Religion, Sarah Lawrence Col- of Liberation Theology, historical reconstruc- (2007) fulfilled his desire to re-activate and Portland, Maine, and still is debating Born in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Veselin lege; 1965–1974, Adjunct Professor, Serbo– tion, and the secular Feminist Movement, contribute to The Church in History series biblical texts with the other residents of his Kesich finished the gymnasium in Banja Luka Croatian Literature, New York University; appreciated Professor Kesich’s spiritually published by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press retirement community. I and started studies at Belgrade University. At 1962–1963, Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. balanced and incisive critical analysis of (SVS Press), a series designed to present a “Americans and the people of the When Frank returned to New York City to In addition to holding psychiatric clini- world must learn about the mis- take his psychiatry residency at New York cal and administrative positions, he has sion of St. Vladimir’s Seminary.” Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital, St. published ten papers in psychopharmacol- Vladimir’s Seminary chapel became his home ogy. His interest in the wholeness of mind church. Upon completing his residency, he and spirit extends to his hopes for future accepted a position as Assistant Professor at course offerings at the Seminary. “New Schmemann and Professor Serge S. Ver- New York University-Bellevue Psychiatry Hos- Chairs of study must be established includ- hovskoy from St. Vladimir’s Theological Semi- pital. He also met Alcides Victoria Segovia, ing those for the Sacred Arts and the Healing nary in New York City. Frank suggested that M.D., who was completing her Child and Ado- Ministry,” he said. “The faculty and enroll- his friend Thomas Hopko (now Protopresbyter lescent Residency. Bishop Dmitri (now Arch- ment of students must be enlarged. To make and Dean Emeritus of SVS) visit St. Vladimir’s bishop of Dallas and the South in the OCA) this possible, Americans and the people of with him. Both enrolled in St. Vladimir’s in performed their marriage at Three Hierarchs the world must learn about the mission of press their “secular” career in a fully Chris- 1957. Frank also enrolled at Columbia Univer- seminary chapel in 1973. St. Vladimir’s Seminary.” tian manner. sity and graduated in 1960. In 1976, Frank and his wife relocated to Recalling that when he attended St. DR. FRANK A. KULIK ‘57–’59 Frank A. Kulik, the tenth child of Frank Also in 1960, Frank accepted the position Jackson, Mississippi, in order for him to ac- Vladimir’s, many of the faculty and students and Anna Miczak Kulik, immigrants from the of Assistant Hospital Administrator at Prince cept a position in the Department of Psychia- came from all parts of the world with a diver- Carpathian Mountains in the western George’s Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland. While try at the University of Mississippi. Not sity of ethnic and racial backgrounds, Frank Although there are many schools of psychi- Ukraine, was born May 26, 1938 in Bing- working on a master’s degree, he switched to having an English-speaking Orthodox Church expressed a desire to see the Seminary serving atric thought, St. Vladimir’s Seminary helped hamton, New York and baptized at St. Mary’s medicine and was accepted at the University of in Jackson, they were able to help establish the whole world in the persons of its alumni. alumnus Dr. Frank Kulik—a psychiatrist and Orthodox Church, Endicott, New York. He at- Maryland’s Medical School in Baltimore. While Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. Six Epis- “Many of my peers at the Seminary,” he professor of psychiatry—formulate a tended St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in in Cheverly, he was active at St. Nicholas copalians, including two priests, were chris- noted, “entered the role of the clergy. Many uniquely Orthodox Christian approach in Binghamton, where he served as an acolyte, Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and then at St. mated and one child baptized by Fr. George also went on to serve in other fields, but al- treating his patients. “One must know one’s sang in the choir, introduced English into the Andrew’s Church in Baltimore, Maryland, where Gladky—in their carport! Moreover, the Ku- though they were not ordained, they too Christian self, his Christian interaction with Liturgy, and started the first church school he sang in the choir, served as church presi- liks met with the monks from St. Michael’s served the Lord in other ways. I would like to others, and his relationship and service to in the parish in 1956. dent, and was tonsured a reader by Bishop Episcopal School for boys, and later the see St. Vladimir’s Seminary continue in this his Creator,” he insists. Indeed, Frank’s pro- During his first year of college he had Kyprian. One summer, on a trip to a Trappist monks and two laymen were chrismated by catholic mode to serve the world.” I fessional and churchly vocations have inter- a scholarship to Drew University, Madison, Monastery, he met a Trappist seeker, James Bishop Dmitri and Fr. George Gladky. In 1979, woven into a wondrous lifetime tapestry that New York, where he met Dr. Nicolas Zernov, a Parsells, who ultimately became Orthodox, at- the Kuliks relocated in Birmingham, Alabama demonstrates how a Christian may be fully visiting professor from Oxford University, who tended St. Vladimir’s, and now is a priest in the and helped St. Symeon Church find a perma- in the world yet not of the world, and may ex- in turn introduced him to Fr. Alexander Orthodox Church in America (OCA). nent property and church home. master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Diocesan Council and the Metropolitanate Vladimir’s Theological Foundation in the late “I have great confidence in the respectively, and was elected to several aca- Council of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, 1980s; leading SVS’s first major strategic people who make up the Semi- demic honorary societies. Following arrival in Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is presently at- planning effort in 1989–90; and coordinating nary: firstly, ‘the usual suspects,’ the United States, his father worked for forty tached to The Protection of the Mother of God the Seminary’s latest planning effort, “SVS the faculty, the staff, the stu- years at Standard Oil’s Bayonne Refinery as an Orthodox Church, Falls Church, Virginia, Ro- 2010.” In 2002 he was elected to the Board dents, the trustees.” operator. Protodeacon Peter continued this tra- manian Episcopate, OCA. of Trustees. He has served on the Seminary’s dition and is now retired from Standard Oil’s His association with St. Vladimir’s Semi- Executive, Finance, and Advancement Com- successor company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, nary (SVS) stretches back to the mid-1960s mittees, and currently serves as Chair of the “The Holy Spirit will guide this school into with 33 years of operations, planning, and when he was first introduced to the Seminary Technology Committee, and as a member of every good work. I have no doubt of this. As general management experience, holding such via campus retreats as well as correspon- both the Trusteeship and Audit Committees. the pages of this Annual Report will testify, positions as President, Exxon China Petroleum dence and discussions with faculty, particu- When asked what he would wish for St. those on the front lines are working very hard & Petrochemical Company in Hong Kong and larly with Fr. Alexander Schmemann. He Vladimir’s future, Protodeacon Peter stated, and making much progress with the Lord’s Vice-President, Planning, Exxon Mobil Asia remembers, “A Syracuse parishioner named “I have great confidence in the people who help. But there is so much more that can be Pacific Limited in Singapore. His community Julie Kublick gave me some back issues of make up the Seminary: firstly, ‘the usual sus- done, so much more that can be offered to the PROTODEACON PETER DANILCHICK, activities have included serving as the Chair- the seminary Quarterly which happened to in- pects,’ the faculty, the staff, the students, people of America and the world. I wish that TRUSTEE man of the Governing Board, International clude Fr. Schmemann’s three 1964 articles on the trustees. But these people are just the tip the spirit of St. Vladimir’s would spread like a School of Hamburg, Germany, and Member, ‘Problems of Orthodoxy in America.’ Not being of the iceberg.” fire throughout all its alumni and friends, to Hong Kong Advisory Committee, U.S.–China shy, I wrote to Fr. Alexander with my imma- “The real hope of the future lies with the be whipped by the wind of the Holy Spirit into Protodeacon Peter Danilchick was born of Business Council. ture and brash thoughts on the issues. He re- true foundation blocks of the school—the a zeal for the finest theological education and Russian Orthodox parents and raised in Bay- Protodeacon Peter was ordained to the sponded with utmost sincerity, grace and alumni and friends who have learned much pastoral formation that we have not seen onne, New Jersey. His father emigrated to Holy Diaconate by Archbishop Dmitri of Dal- kindness—the first of many correspondences from the Seminary—whether from their edu- before, to support the Seminary with gifts of America from Russia on the HMS Lusitania two las in 1975. Half of his 33 years of diaconal and conversations. This had a great impact cation as students, their reading of the books time, talent and resources, and to challenge years prior to its being sunk in the early days service was spent overseas in Japan, Singa- on me—to see such humility from a highly written by the faculty or published by SVS it to ‘make possible with God what is impossi- of WWI. Protodeacon Peter served as an altar pore, Australia, Germany, and Hong Kong, learned individual and his openness to dis- Press, or their hearing the professors at lec- ble with men.’” boy at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Bayonne, mostly with parishes and missions of the Ec- cuss the issues facing the Church.” tures and retreats. These are the people who Protodeacon Peter and his wife, Tanya, and was active in Orthodox Christian youth umenical Patriarchate. In the United States, Protodeacon Peter continued his rela- carry out this learning in practice by their reside in Oakton, Virginia. They have three and camping activities in his high school and he served parishes of the Orthodox Church in tionship with the Seminary: attending exten- prayers for the school, by their direct financial children, Matthew, Juliana, and Kyra, and six university days. He was educated at The America (OCA) and the Antiochian Orthodox sion courses; taking his Late Vocations support, by their encouraging others to finan- grandchildren, equally distributed in Denver, Cooper Union in New York City and Syracuse Christian Archdiocese of North America (AO- theological examination (with Fr. Schmemann cially support SVS, and by simply being am- Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and London, University where he received bachelor’s and CANA). He has served on the OCA N.Y.–N.J. as Chair); serving as a Director of St. bassadors for the mission of St. Vladimir’s.” U.K. They spend a lot of time on airplanes. I www.svots.edu 9
  • 11. SVS Profiles_continued THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 associations, a frequent speaker on em- “It has been an absolute bless- ployee benefit and IRS practice topics, and a ing to serve on the SVS Board guest instructor for the Tax Procedure and to be able to work with semi- courses offered by the University of Kansas nary staff, students, and fellow School of Law. board members. I have consider- Acknowledging that forms of educa- able experience with non-profit tional outreach by the Seminary—from the organization boards both inside books published by St. Vladimir’s Seminary and outside the Church. In my Press to the numerous retreats presented by view, the SVS Board is one of the earlier SVS professors such as Fr. John most well run and committed Meyendorff and Fr. Thomas Hopko—have boards in the Church.” played a major role in his spiritual develop- both the local and national levels, and credits cilities. He is also the president of the Vir- ment, Eric credits them for their continued the Seminary for sparking that involvement. ginia H. Farah Foundation, a philanthropic impact on his view of the Church and his ATTORNEY ERIC NAMEE, TRUSTEE “St. Vladimir’s Seminary has played a key organization dedicated exclusively to the work in it to this day. a guardian of that truth, while educating role in my life,” declares Eric. “Fr. Alexander work of the Orthodox Church. In addition to He also expressed his appreciation for his and developing the highest quality of clergy Schmemann visited my community when his service on the Board of Trustees of continuing relationship with the Seminary, to serve in our parishes.” I Eric Namee was born and raised in Wichita, I was 19 years old. His words and his writings St. Vladimir’s Seminary, he is a founding saying that “It has been an absolute blessing Kansas. He is a lifelong member of St. Mary were the catalyst for making the Liturgy the trustee of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, to serve on the SVS Board and to be able to Orthodox Christian Church (Antiochian Ortho- center of my life.” an agency of the Standing Conference of Or- work with seminary staff, students, and fellow dox Christian Archdiocese of North America) While attending the University of Kansas thodox Bishops in America (SCOBA). In 2002 board members,” he said. “I have consider- in Wichita. He is a graduate of Wichita State School of Law, he and his wife organized an he received the Gramata and was invested able experience with non-profit organization University and the University of Kansas School Orthodox campus ministry program. In addi- in the Order of St. Innocent by the Holy Synod boards both inside and outside the Church. In of Law. An attorney with a national practice tion, he was a leader in Wichita’s Orthodox of the Orthodox Church in America. my view, the SVS Board is one of the most well focused on tax law and employee benefits, community youth ministry program for over Eric is an example of excellence and run and committed boards in the Church.” Eric is a founder of the Hinkle Elkouri Law fifteen years. He headed the “St. Mary 2000” dedication in his professional life. He was Looking toward the Seminary’s future, Firm, a major firm in Kansas, and is also a capital campaign and parish renewal pro- the co-author of the Tax Law chapter of the Eric expressed two desires: “that SVS will Certified Public Accountant. Eric and his wife gram, which included a $1.5 million parish annual Survey of Kansas Law from 1990 to continue to be a leading voice in spreading Tracy have three sons and one grandson. building project that culminated in major 2006 and the author of numerous journal ar- the truth of Orthodox Christianity to the en- He is active in the Orthodox Church on renovations and additions to the church fa- ticles. He is a member of many professional tire world and that SVS continues to serve as “These and others instilled in me the strong desire to teach, preach, conduct the liturgical services, and render pastoral care to the people of my three parishes and communities.” him, his said, were Fr. Georges Florovsky, the New Jersey deanery and beyond. tions; deanery and diocesan councils; about sociological and theological trends. Professor Arseniev, and especially Fr. Alexan- Before his ordination, Fr. Sergius served commissions and the Metropolitan Council Knowing this has given me confidence that THE VERY REVEREND SERGIUS der Schmemann. “These and others,” he re- as a teacher at the Holy Resurrection Cathe- of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA); there is a bright future for our seminary and KUHARSKY ‘53 members, “instilled in me the strong desire dral in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for three and the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs our Orthodox Church in America.” I to teach, preach, conduct the liturgical serv- years. There he met and married his wife, (FROC), now known as the Fellowship of ices, and render pastoral care to the people the former Faith Stchur. They are the parents Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) on Fr. Sergius Kuharsky was born in Central City, of my three parishes and communities.” of four children: Andrew, Director of the local, district, and national levels. His life Pennsylvania in 1930. He is the son of The Fr. Sergius served as pastor at Holy Trinity Greenville Ballet in South Carolina; Gallia, a partner in parish and national church life, Rt. Rev. Andrew S. Kuharsky and Julianna Church in New Britain, Connecticut from Math and Dance teacher at the Thacher Faith, organized church school programs Korbelak. Growing up in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, 1956–1964, St. Theodosius Cathedral in School in Ojai, California; Sergei, of Prince- locally and was national Department of he sang with school and community groups, Cleveland, Ohio from 1964–1976, and Ss. ton, New Jersey, General Manager of the Food Religious Education (DRE) Chairperson in but recalls most vividly the family choir (his Peter and Paul Church in South River, New Network; and Paul, of Nashville, Tennessee, the late 80’s. father, five sisters, and himself), the church Jersey from 1976 until his retirement in May a sports writer for ESPN.com. Fr. Sergius and Commenting on his visits to SVS during choir, and the divine services. 1998. He was able to participate in the Matushka Faith have six grandchildren and the past year, Fr. Sergius said, “I have heard Fr. Sergius graduated from Columbia 100th anniversary celebrations of all three of are expecting to be great-grandparents in a few of the present professors and the Dean College in 1952 and St. Vladimir’s Seminary the parishes he served. Now attached to Holy December 2008 and again in February 2009. of St. Vladimir’s speak, and I found them to in 1953. Among the excellent, world- Annunciation Church in Brick, New Jersey, he During his pastorates, Fr. Sergius was be extremely well rooted in Orthodox doctrine renowned professors that most influenced serves as needed in the parishes throughout involved in church school teachers associa- and spirituality and very knowledgeable “During our 23 years at the monastery, we developed a keen appreciation for all that we had received from the Seminary.” Upon graduation from college in 1953 Church by the Archbishop of Galilee (later Fr. John received a B.D. in 1972, and an was an exceptional grace. Our own life now he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sub- Patriarch Maximus V). Through the friend- M.Th. from St. Vladimir’s in 1973. In his last remains a prayer that by ‘the grace of our FATHER JOHN D. LEONARD ‘72 & ‘73 sequently spent two years on duty in ship of the nuns of the diocesan Monastery year as a seminarian, there came a great Lord Jesus Christ, the love God the Father, Panama. Prior to his departure from the of the Annunciation in Nazareth, they were surprise: the Mother Abbess of the Monastery and the communion of the Holy Spirit,’ Or- United States, he was married on an Army introduced to Byzantine liturgical offices, in Nazareth invited him to become the priest thodox and Catholics will once again be fully Born June 16, 1931, in Grand Rapids, Michi- base on April 2, 1954 to Barbara H. Fregbler, iconography, and holiness of life. of their community! He was ordained on No- one in Christ and in one another.” I gan, Fr. John was the second oldest of seven whom he describes as “my faithful fellow- Sensing a call to teach theology as a lay- vember 18, 1973 in Beirut, and in 1974 he children. Thanks to the deep faith of his par- traveler in Christ.” Upon his discharge, he man, he resigned from the U.S. Foreign Serv- and his “fellow traveler in Christ” took up ents (Roman Catholic), Fr. John’s birth was lit- entered the U.S. Foreign Service in which he ice in 1968, and after consultation with Frs. residence in the monastery. “During our 23 erally “graced” since the doctor had strongly served for thirteen years, including assign- Schmemann and Meyendorff, enrolled in the years at the monastery,” remarked Fr. John, urged a therapeutic abortion due to the frail ments to the Department of State and to the Seminary that same year. “I began an unfor- “we developed a keen appreciation for all health of his mother. Although his primary, sec- embassies in Ghana (2 years), Mali (2 gettable five years of prayer, study, and won- that we had received from the Seminary.” ondary, and university (Notre Dame) education years), and Israel (5 years). During these derful personal contacts with the faculty and It was with great regret that the couple was Catholic, as a young teenager he discov- challenging years he continued to read Or- fellow students,” said Fr. John. “Barbara as- retired from the monastery in 1997 because ered an “Eastern dimension” to the Church, thodox theology, including works by Fr. sisted Steve Beskid in the library, and our re- of ill health and returned to Grand Rapids. thanks to the novels of Dostoevsky and writings Alexander Schmemann and Fr. John Meyen- ception could not have been more ‘fraternal.’ “Of course,” noted Fr. John, “we now have of Helene Iswolsky and Nicholas Berdyaev. “An- dorff. While in Israel, Barbara and he were Fr Alexander graced me with regular invita- the advantage of closer contact with the other immense ‘grace!’” he says. received into the Melkite Greek Catholic tions to coffee with him following matins.” Seminary. For us the Alumni Reunion of 2003 10 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 12. SVS Profiles_continued He recalls those seven formative years, appointed Associate Pastor and later Dean of Koulomzin, John Boojamra, and Constance for dinner, which “always became practical saying, “The overall experience of and envi- St. Mary Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota Tarasar, who willingly involved him in various teaching occasions.” ronment of the Seminary colored my under- (1977). In 1984, Fr. John’s missionary zeal projects and programs beyond the classroom Fr. John urged that current students at graduate studies and provided the context caused him to found and pastor St. Luke and seminary campus. SVS similarly engage with the area clergy for what constituted nearly one-third of my Church, Palos Hills, Illinois, and from 1989 Regarding these experiences, Fr. John and parishes as “the extensions of the life prior to ordination.” Beyond his theologi- until the present, he has been the founding remembers, “What I treasure the most about classroom that they are.” As an alumnus, cal studies and coursework, Fr. John noted Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Wheaton, Illi- my years at SVS were the personal relation- Fr. John said he was most happy to learn the great effects from the personal relation- nois. Also, in 1998 he facilitated the planting ships I shared with faculty members and about the new “Good Pastor” portion of the ships that formed and developed over his of Holy Apostles Mission, Normal, Illinois, as many of the area clergy, who always opened SVS curriculum, which emphasizes the im- many years at Seminary—not only with an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Church. their homes and parishes to us and taught portant aspect of priestly formation, focusing other students but also with faculty mem- Offering his missionary, communica- us so much, beyond the classroom, around fully on training students as good pastors. bers, including Fathers Schmemann and tions, musical, and administrative abilities to their dining room tables. I was fortunate to “There must be no distinction between being Meyendorff, and Professors Drillock, Kesich, the Church, Fr. John served in various other have been invited to conduct many youth a theologian and being a pastor,” he ex- Verhovskoy, and others. “Studying at the positions: Director, SVS Summer Octet ‘74; In- retreats and teacher training conferences plained. “They are not two sides of the same THE VERY REVEREND JOHN MATUSIAK ‘75 Seminary for nearly seven years,” he said, structor in Dogmatic Theology, St. Tikhon’s at parishes in New York, New Jersey, and coin, but together they constitute the entire “fostered strong ties and bonds.” Seminary, 1976–1977; Editor of On the Up- Connecticut; to have served as a cantor at coin and are inseparable.” In 1973, he married Barbara Zelina at beat, Orthodox teen magazine published by a neighboring parish; to have assisted Since 1991, Fr. John has been the Manag- Born January 6, 1950 in Erie, Pennsylvania, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Camp- the Orthodox Christian Education Commission clergy in their parishes after my ordination ing Editor of The Orthodox Church, the official Fr. John was a member of Holy Trinity Russian bell, Ohio. They have two married children: (OCEC) 1970–1985; member of the Orthodox to the diaconate and priesthood—and in magazine of the OCA, and he has acted as Sec- Orthodox Church in that same town. He at- Deacon Joseph Matusiak (who also studied at Church in America (OCA) Metropolitan Council the process, to have received “on the job retary of the Diocese of the Midwest (OCA), po- tended St. Tikhon’s Seminary before enrolling in SVS) and his wife Nina, and sons Alexander late 1970s and early 1980s; Director of the training” under the guidance of the area’s sitions requiring maturity in church experience. St. Vladimir’s Seminary in 1969. He graduated and Daniel; and Juliana Meng and her hus- OCA Office of Church Growth and Evangeliza- wise pastors. Again, Fr. John cites his seven years at SVS— from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, in band Eric, and children Noah, Silas, and tion 1983–1986; Vice-President of Syn- Among his fondest memories were the times of tremendous turmoil and social 1972 with a B.A. in Speech and Communica- Zofia. In November 1974 Fr. John was or- desmos, the World Fellowship of Orthodox “countless times” he drove to the cemetery change—for “rooting” him in “the essential tions, and from St. Vladimir’s Seminary cum dained to the diaconate and in January 1975 Youth, 1990s; member of the OCA Department after singing funerals for the late Fr. Joseph experience of the Church as the body of Christ laude in 1975. His combined undergraduate to the priesthood at Ss. Peter and Paul of Religious Education; member of the OCA Pishtey at Holy Trinity Church in Yonkers, that transcends the world’s conventions and and graduate curricula were part of what was Church, Crossingville, Pennsylvania. After- Department of Youth. Fr. John attributed his during which Fr. Joseph would share all sorts that remains the same at all times and in all then known as St. Vladimir’s “Pre-Theological ward, he was appointed the first resident interest in pursuing religious education and of advice on pastoral life; or the many times places, despite radically different social and Program,” a seven-year course of study, revolv- Rector of St. Herman of Alaska Church, youth ministries to the personal relationships Fr. John Nehrebecki and the late Fr. Nicholas cultural settings and despite the sins and ing around seminary campus life. Shillington, Pennsylvania (1975), and then he fostered with former SVS faculty, Sophie Vansuch would invite him and his wife over human foibles of its individual members.” I “The mix of cultures and back- grounds at the Seminary was en- riching and instructive. We discussed the problems and op- portunities the Church was fac- ing around the world. We learned phrases and songs in each others’ languages. We shared joyous Paschal worship and the international panoply of Paschal foods.” leaders stayed with the family and told of life many others. They were not only wonderful “gave” her Michael, her husband, now a priest in Lebanon, France, Ethiopia, Argentina, Ro- teachers, but were truly supportive of women Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in in the Orthodox Church in America. MATUSHKA VALERIE (GOEKJIAN) mania, Switzerland, Jordan…the world! These studying theology and respectful of the Armen- America. She has represented the Orthodox “I hope the impressive new seminary ZAHIRSKY ‘75 faithful Armenians even inspired Valerie’s ian students, who were not and still are not in Church at international women’s meetings, administration will continue to welcome as mother, an American-born teacher of pure full communion with the Orthodox Church. and is a member of the Board of St. Cather- students, people from other countries, women, Czech parentage, to start a church school and “The mix of cultures and backgrounds ine’s Vision, a group of women graduates of and those not yet in communion. For everyone Growing up in a Cleveland suburb (across the to join the building committee to construct a at the Seminary was enriching and instruc- Orthodox seminaries who hope to encourage who wants it, being part of St. Vladimir’s street from the late Paul Newman, whose dog new Armenian church in Cleveland. tive. We discussed the problems and oppor- other graduates in church service. In addition, Seminary can be a wonderful gift.” I her veterinarian father cared for) gave Valerie So, though delinquent in church atten- tunities the Church was facing around the she writes curriculum for Orthodox churches Goekjian access to excellent schools and rich dance while an English major in college and world. We learned phrases and songs in each in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. “This cultural experiences. graduate school, Valerie had a good grounding others’ languages. We shared joyous Paschal curriculum project,” she said, “begun by an- In addition, the whole world seemed to in the faith and was open to Fr. Karekin Kas- worship and the international panoply of other of my teachers, Dr. Constance Tarasar, come to her family’s dinner table, because her parian’s suggestion that she attend St. Paschal foods.” has enabled me to work with teachers in father was Parish Council Chairman of the Vladimir’s Seminary. Of this experience, Valerie Moreover, Valerie acknowledged that the countries I heard about growing up. St. local Armenian church. Survivors of the 1915 says, “I could never overstate my gratitude to theological education she received at the Vladimir’s taught me that Orthodoxy is a gift Armenian Genocide in Turkey, including her fa- God for the chance to study under Fathers Seminary prepared her to become Director of deserved by every person in the world, and I ther, had been scattered across the globe. Schmemann, Meyendorff and Hopko, Profes- Christian Education in the Armenian Church have consciously tried to be a ‘giver.’” Now, decades later, visiting Armenian church sors Kesich, Verhovskoy and Erickson, and and, later, a Co-chair of the Department of Finally, noted Valerie, St. Vladimir’s also Known to the youth attending the camp as “the Boss,” Fr. John led the campers with wit and candor, and hospitality and love. wit and candor, and hospitality and love. he had learned and practiced. The accumu- was transferred to St. George’s Church in ochian Village. Since 1990, the Antiochian Campers looked forward to Fr. John’s Friday lated petty cash from the haircuts would be Houston, Texas, and in 1976 he was elevated Village Camp and the Conference and Retreat THE RIGHT REVEREND JOHN NAMIE ‘65 evening snack for them, homemade pizza— used to host a party for fellow seminarians at to the rank of archimandrite in recognition of Center have continued to grow. Each summer a cooking skill Fr. John picked up from his the end of the year; moreover, Fr. John always his dedication to the holy Orthodox Church. over 900 children attend the camp to learn, mother, Emily, in his own youth. His style of exempted clergy from the 25-cent charge, as Fr. John served his parish in Texas until his grow, pray, and play in a traditional Orthodox In 1979, when Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of musical chant in the camp chapel became part of his family tradition. appointment as Camp Director at the setting, while the conference center overflows the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese the new standard of Byzantine music for the Following his studies at St. Vladimir’s, he Antiochian Village. with 10,000 guests throughout the entire year. of North American (AOCANA) established the Antiochian Archdiocese. entered the Balamand Seminary in Lebanon, in Fr. John faithfully served the Antiochian Truly, the seeds of faith Fr. John sowed have Antiochian Village Camp, he chose Archiman- Fr. John was born July 4, 1932, in Monon- order to further his studies and learn more Archdiocese for 22 years, as a diligent pastor borne much fruit. I drite John Namie to be its first director. Fr. John gahela, Pennsylvania. After completing his pri- Arabic. During his stay Lebanon in 1996, he and a visionary camp director. In addition, he willingly dedicated himself to this immense mary and secondary education locally, during was ordained to the holy diaconate at the provided the initial impetus towards the de- task for the next nine years, inspired by the which time he was a regular communicant in seminary’s Dormition of the Theotokos Church velopment of the Conference and Retreat Cen- words of St. John Chrysostom, who wrote: “With St. Michael’s Church in Monessen, he attended by His Beatitude, Patriarch Theodosius VI. ter at Antiochian Village, which now serves as us everything should be secondary compared to the University of Pittsburgh. Following service Upon returning to the United States, he was a gathering place for a cross-generation of our concern with children and their upbringing in the U.S. Navy, he studied theology at St. advanced to the holy priesthood in 1967 by His faithful in symposia, meetings, and colloquia. in the instruction and teaching of the Lord.” Vladimir’s. His SVS younger classmates re- Eminence Metropolitan Philip at St. George’s Although Fr. John departed this life in 2001, Known to the youth attending the camp member the 25-cent haircuts given to them by Church, Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he was his prayers and his vision continue to support as “the Boss,” Fr. John led the campers with Fr. John—barbering was another family trade also assigned his first pastorate. In 1969 he and motivate further progress of the Anti- www.svots.edu 11
  • 13. SVS Profiles_continued THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 “I see my time at St. Vladimir’s as having provided tools to find words appropriate to God to speak to my students, who are of a somewhat different culture. Meanwhile my students teach me to become more fully human and inspire me to remain faithful to what I have received.” “Our parish priest there, Fr. Robert for my dissertation,” Bea said, “and I she and her husband had been called to Matushka Bea is currently Professor Arida, also an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s, felt his presence as moral support during teaching at St. Herman’s Seminary, in the in Patristics, New Testament Scripture, and MATUSHKA BETH (BEA) DUNLOP ‘94 fostered an environment in which the parish my defense.” summer of 1996. They have now taught at New Testament Greek at St. Herman’s. I was a like a ‘little university’—a center of Matushka Bea’s doctoral work consisted St. Herman’s over twelve years and have two prayer, yes, but also a center of learning,” of translations and commentaries on the sons who were both born in Alaska and are Matushka Bea and her husband, The Very said Bea. “It is with this vision that I came Christmas homilies of Ss. John Chrysostom, soon to turn 7 and 10 years of age. Her Rev. John Dunlop, both graduated from St. to St. Vladimir’s, and I credit this vision Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, husband was recently appointed the Dean of Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in May 1994. to my continued growth and service of and Amphilochius of Iconium. Prof. Paul St. Herman’s Seminary, and they both were After graduation from the Seminary, Bea the Church.” Meyendorff reported that Bea “performed awarded recently with a gramata for their encouraged Fr. John to travel to the city After St. Vladimir’s, Bea enrolled at admirably” during the defense of her thesis, service to the Alaskan seminary. and parish that had served as her Orthodox Boston College, attending classes on cam- and he subsequently recommended it for Of her time at St. Vladimir’s Bea “home”—Holy Trinity Cathedral in Boston— pus for two years and continuing doctoral publication by SVS Press. It is forthcoming reflects: “I see my time at St. Vladimir’s because she wanted to share that life with work at a distance until receiving a Ph.D. in the Popular Patristics series, which makes as having provided tools to find words him. Originally from East Tennessee, Bea in Theology in May 2004, under the direction available readable and accurate transla- appropriate to God to speak to my students, attended Yale University as an undergradu- of Margaret Schatkin, a patristics scholar tions of a broad range of early who are of a somewhat different culture. ate, and it was in the Boston parish that there. “Dr. Paul Meyendorff [the Fr. Alexander Christian literature to a wide audience. Meanwhile my students teach me to become she was received into the Church in Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology Matushka Bea had completed her doc- more fully human and inspire me to remain January 1989. at St. Vladimir’s] also served as a reader torate while living in Kodiak, Alaska, since faithful to what I have received.” Cathedral in New York City; in 1977, he was “St. Vladimir’s has the potential his travels, Archbishop Avak asked that fellow ordained a celibate priest at the Cathedral of to circumvent the divide within alumni of St. Vladimir’s remember their broth- Holy Etchmiadzin in Armenia, and returning to the Orthodox Church; if St. ers and sisters in Christ in Iraq in two ways. New York, served at what was then St. Mary’s Vladimir’s continues to show “First” he asked, “pray, constantly pray. Church (now St. Stepanos) parish in Elberon, leadership in healing the division We face death daily.” New Jersey; in 1979 he was appointed as between Eastern Christians, “And second, work in such a way that will locum tenens, and in 1980 elected as Primate other institutions within the bring attention to the fact that there are of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Iraq; Orthodox world would enjoy Christians in Iraq; therefore, churches in the in 1982, he was consecrated a bishop for the a good example to follow.” West have to take care of churches in the Armenian Diocese of Iraq, and in 1993 ele- East, so as not to lose the Eastern Christian vated to rank of archbishop, by the late tradition,” he emphasized. “Christianity has Catholicos of All Armenians, Vasken I. been indigenous to my land since apostolic keeps in touch with other Christian bodies, He gratefully recalls the influence of his Vladimir’s continues to show leadership in times; however, nowadays thousands of while bringing the needs of the Iraqui seminary education, especially, he says, the healing the division between Eastern Chris- Christians are emigrating to Jordan, Syria, THE MOST REV. AVAK [ASADOURIAN] ‘76 Christians to the attention of humanitarian instruction “by two famous teachers of the tians, other institutions within the Orthodox and elsewhere.” organizations and seeking their help. time, Fr. Alexander Schmemann and Fr. John world would enjoy a good example to follow,” Remembering the many friends he made Born Vaskan Asadourian, a native son of Meyendorff. I liked being under the influence he noted. at St. Vladimir’s, fellow students he recalls by His Eminence, The Most Rev. Avak Asadourian, Baghdad, this 1976 graduate of St. Vladimir’s of such good minds. God bless the memory of During the summer of 2008 Archbishop name to this day, His Eminence underscored has had the monumental responsibility of Seminary possesses a stunning educational these professors for the work they did to es- Avak traveled throughout the United States, the importance of the association between the being Baghdad’s Armenian Archbishop and background: engineering, al-Hikma Baghdad; tablish St. Vladimir’s as an accredited theo- speaking at a multitude of venues, including Oriental and Orthodox churches on the cam- Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church B.A. philosophy St. Procopius College, now logical school.” the National Council of Churches in New pus, and wished the Seminary success in its (See of Etchmiadzin) in Iraq since 1979. Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois; M.A. Especially important to His Eminence York, to raise the consciousness of Chris- future endeavors in the field of the Lord. I Moreover, he also currently acts as General Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; during his student years was the close affilia- tians in the West regarding the severe plight Secretary of the Council of Christian Church M.Div. theology, St. Vladimir’s Seminary; and tion between St. Vladimir’s and St. Nersess Ar- of the Iraqui people, irrespective of religious Leaders in Baghdad, set up in 2006, which Ph.D. philosophy, under the apostolate of menian Seminary, a bond that has been denominations, and to ask churches in the includes seventeen leaders from across the Opus Dei, founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá, strengthened in recent years and one that he West to bring the story of his country—espe- Catholic, Oriental, and Eastern Orthodox and University of Santa Croce (Holy Cross), affili- regards as having the capacity to heal cially its instability and insecurity— to the mainline Protestant churches. In a war-torn ated with the Vatican, Rome, Italy. His church “paper-schisms” within the body of Christ. attention of the American people and to the and devastated country, the council takes experience matches his academic credentials. “St. Vladimir’s has the potential to circumvent U.S. government. care of the Christian minority population and As a seminarian, he worked at St. Vartan’s the divide within the Orthodox Church; if St. Stopping by St. Vladimir’s campus during His many published works deal with the legal problems of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union, as well as with canonical questions of the Orthodox Church. golepov graduated from the Riazan Theologi- serving the Church. Thus, as a member of the His many published works deal with the his work, his heart, and his vision. On Au- cal Seminary and in 1910 from the Faculty of Canonical Commission he played an impor- legal problems of pre-revolutionary Russia gust 31, 1980, the Seminary lost him as one PROFESSOR ALEXANDER A. BOGOLEPOV Law of St. Petersburg University. From 1915 tant role in the preparation of the Church and the Soviet Union, as well as with canoni- of its senior professors, but for the seminary until 1922 he was first Lecturer and then Pro- Statutes, adopted by the All-American Sobor cal questions of the Orthodox Church. In his community he remains forever one of the fessor of Law at the same university. In 1921 in 1955. His book, Toward an American Ortho- book The Church under Communism (Munich, school’s founding fathers. I For all of us at St. Vladimir’s, Professor the Senate of the University elected him to the dox Church: The Establishment of an Auto- 1958) he discussed the legal position of all Alexander A. Bogolepov was a living link to rank of professor but he had to leave Russia in cephalous Church (SVS Press, 1963; revised Christian denominations in states behind the the traditions and the spirit of the pre-revolu- 1922. In Berlin he joined the faculty of the 2001 with a Foreword by Fr. John H. Erickson), Iron Curtain, and in 1959 he published a tionary Russian academic world. His sense of Russian Scientific Institute where he served had an important impact on the long and dif- canonical analysis of “The Statutes of the duty, his total dedication to his pedagogical until 1934. From 1924–1928 he also lectured ficult process that led to the establishment of Russian Orthodox Church of 1945,” which de- and academic vocation, and his exquisite po- at the Russian Law Faculty in Prague; in the Orthodox Church in America. He expertly fined the organization of the Orthodox Church liteness created at the Seminary a climate of 1941–1945 he was Professor of Russian at the examined the manner and conditions in which in the Soviet Union. He also wrote about the mutual respect and cooperation. In discharg- University of Berlin. In 1951 he was elected a number of new “autocephalous” (i.e., “self- liturgical life of the Church as related to the ing his duties he knew no difference between Professor of Canon Law at St. Vladimir’s Semi- governing”) churches had emerged since the Orthodox canonical tradition. “important” and “unimportant”—for him nary, where he also taught Russian and middle of the nineteenth century, with a view During his retirement he remained in everything pertaining to teaching was not only Church Slavonic. to discovering that procedures followed had close contact with the Seminary, interested important but also sacred. For him, the Seminary was not an ivory been in keeping with the canons and proper in all the details and the progress of the Born on January 16, 1886, Professor Bo- tower but, above everything else, a way of church practice. school to which he contributed so much of 12 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 14. SVS Profiles_continued As a young monk Abune Paulos was al- Taking pride in the history of ways interested in the WCC, and was fasci- the Ethiopian Church, Abune nated by its efforts to assist churches Paulos notes the continuous behind the “Iron Curtain” and its role in the Jewish and Christian presence anti-apartheid struggle. “WCC seemed to in his country for more than offer a credible presence in the face of every 3,000 years. crucial world problem,” he explains. As a young priest, he was given an opportunity to be involved in the work of the WCC, including the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) and the Urban Rural Mission program. Later, he ac- Additionally, he has shown keen interest companied the delegations of his church to and, although it may be difficult for you to and the WCC must go into those places in youth, women’s issues, and HIV/AIDS, the WCC assemblies at Uppsala (1968) and imagine, 500,000 clergy! where hope, dialogue and reconciliation are HIS HOLINESS ABUNE PAULOS* acting as patron of the national program in he was elected to the Faith and Order Com- “The church is ancient and its tradi- needed. These remain the only solutions to [GABRE YOHANNES] ‘66 Ethiopia on HIV/AIDS. In recognition of his mission. Then, in 1975, he attended the 5th tional life and festivals have been preserved. the world’s problems. We cannot solve all the outstanding contributions to the protection Assembly of the WCC in Nairobi, the first to Despite the dark period during the commu- problems. But I am convinced that, through and welfare of refugees, he was awarded be held in Africa. However, on his return from nist regime, monastic life has also been dialogue, we can heal wounds, appease His Holiness Abune Paulos is the Patriarch the Nansen Medal for Africa by the United the assembly, he was put in prison by the sustained, and many young people continue hearts and bring signs of hope.” I of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Nations High Commissioner for Refugees communist authorities and stayed there to flock to these spiritual centers to learn which has a membership of 45 million. As in 2000. for seven years, followed by a period of about their faith,” he says. *Photo credit: Peter Williams/WCC one of the six presidents of the World Council Abune Paulos studied at SVS from 1962 house arrest. Acclaiming the work of the WCC, His of Churches (WCC), representing the Oriental to 1965, successfully completing all his Taking pride in the history of the Holiness further states, “Today we live in a Text credit: Select text used by permission, Orthodox churches, he has been instrumen- courses and receiving an M.Div. degree in Ethiopian Church, Abune Paulos notes the troubled world. Our task in the ecumenical from © 2008 World Council of Churches and tal in encouraging interfaith dialogue in May 1966. Professor Verhovskoy, Professor of continuous Jewish and Christian presence in movement is not to deal only with the Chris- from an interview 4 September 2006 with Ethiopia, and has participated in many in- Systematic Theology during that period, had his country for more than 3,000 years. “The tian world, but with the whole of God’s cre- Abune Paulos by Alexander Belopopsky, then ternational meetings, including the World perceived great potential in the young stu- first Ethiopian follower of Christ is men- ation, as we are all his creatures. Coordinator of the WCC’s Public Information Economic Forum and the World Summit of dent. He noted of the then priest Fr. Gabre tioned in the Acts of the Apostles,” he re- “The WCC has the task to offer a Team. Full text may be found at Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the Madhin G. Yohannes that “he was highly in- minds us. “Today our Church counts 45 visible, concrete response to the world’s http://www.oikoumene.org. United Nations. telligent, very capable, and eager to study.” million faithful, 50,000 church buildings problems on behalf of the world’s churches, Nick’s serious and sober faith, always animated by a kind of spiritual irony, humor, and self-deprecation, mimicked that of all true saints. met here in America after coming to the unity among all Orthodox Christian peoples, was a pathologist. When he contracted May his memory, with that of his dear United States in 1957 as a medical intern. especially here in America. cancer, he knew exactly what to expect. wife, Carol, be eternal. I DR. NIKOLA KOSTICH, FRIEND Carol eventually entered the Orthodox Nick was also an ardent supporter of He suffered greatly but bore his suffering Church with Nick. The couple adopted three theological education, especially as carried as he lived his entire life: deeply, seriously, children, Sonia, Susan, and Nicky. They loved on at St. Vladimir’s. He often came to the and meaningfully, and always with a kind In his youth Dr. Nikola Kostich (“Nick”) lived their children, often spoke about them, and campus for conferences, or just for visits of ironic humor that indicated that he knew through the horrors of war, civil strife, politi- cared deeply for them in every way. and church services. He was himself a living the divine significance of it all. Carol cal turmoil, and indescribable human suffer- When enlivened to Christ and the example of the harmony possible between el- had preceded him into eternal life by a ing in his native Yugoslavia. He told, for gospel, Nick became a kind of “ascetic in evated scholarship and committed spiritual year, after suffering gravely with example, how as a boy he hid on riverbanks the world.” He prayed and fasted and read discipline, which he humbly practiced in the Alzheimer’s disease. to look at the floating rafts piled high with the Scriptures and the lives of the saints. details of everyday living in this fallen world. Nick’s serious and sober faith, always human corpses. He never forgot it. Although he loved his Serbian Orthodox And by bearing his own many crosses— animated by a kind of spiritual irony, humor, Though baptized in the Serbian Orthodox heritage, and translated into English the the last and greatest of which was the suf- and self-deprecation, mimicked that of Church, Nick wasn’t particularly committed writings of such holy men as Bishop Nikolai fering, humiliation, and pain from cancer all true saints. St. Vladimir’s Seminary is to Christ and the Church in his early years. Velimirovich and Father Justin Popovich, of the mouth and throat—he came to know proud and pleased that such a man was its He would say with a shy smile how he be- Nick was no narrow nationalist. He loved the both the heights of theological insight and faithful friend, steadfast supporter, unceas- came a committed Christian largely through teachers, martyrs, and saints of all Orthodox spiritual virtue and the depths of worldly ing intercessor, and bountiful benefactor to the influence of his wife, Carol, whom he churches and was an ardent advocate of blindness and creaturely corruption. Nick the very end. “Whoever and whatever I am today, I attribute to my profes- sors at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The few years that I spent on 121st Street and Broadway served to shape my life and my priesthood beyond description.” A second son of Michael and Alya Haute, Indiana, and during his tenure “Whoever and whatever I am today,” ity,” Fr. George wished “many years” to Rados, born on March 9, 1935 in Canton there, his wife Jacqui and he produced five modestly says Fr. George, “I attribute to my her deans, instructors, administrators, THE VERY REVEREND GEORGE RADOS ‘61 Ohio, Fr. George completed his elementary sons: George, Mark, David, Christopher, and professors at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The and benefactors. I education in three different schools and Paul. In 1976 he was transferred to few years that I spent on 121st Street and graduated from McKinley High School. His St. George parish in Washington, D.C., Broadway served to shape my life and my Although Fr. George Michael Rados has rep- higher education was procured from Malone and for three years there he sponsored the priesthood beyond description. resented the Antiochian Orthodox Christian College (B.A.) and Indiana State University Archdiocese Convention, which hosted for “The texts were few, the facilities were Archdiocese in North America (AOCANA) to (M.A.). He attended Holy Cross Greek Ortho- the first time in history the visit to the meager, and the environment left much to be the national government and has arranged dox Seminary for two years and then com- United States of the Antiochian Orthodox desired,” he recalled. “The professors, how- meetings for his metropolitan, His Eminence pleted his theological training at St. Patriarch, Elias IV. In 1979 he assumed ever, were living icons of Orthodoxy. They Philip Saliba, with U.S. presidents, foreign Vladimir’s Seminary, at that time located in the responsibility of creating a mission practiced what they preached and demon- diplomats, ambassadors, and congressmen, New York City, with an additional master’s parish in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., strated how to live in the contemporary world he humbly minimizes his accomplishments degree. He married the former Jacqueline which he had the privilege of naming “Ss. under very difficult circumstances. Humble and his varied awards, claiming them to Tomey in 1960 and was ordained to the dea- Peter and Paul,” after the patrons of the and sacrificial were their attributes, and I be of “little significance.” “Suffice it to say,” conate and priesthood the following year by Church of Antioch. The mission rapidly thank God for his gift of them to me and to he concludes, “if they are of any signifi- His Eminence Antony Bashir. His first as- progressed to a full-fledged parish, housed so many others.” cance, let them be deposited in my heavenly signment as pastor was to the parish of St. in a beautiful Byzantine style facility in Calling St. Vladimir’s Seminary “our treasure house.” George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Terre Potomac, Maryland. bastion and fountain of Orthodox Christian- www.svots.edu 13
  • 15. The Case for Support THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP quish what is prudent in external matters so as decisions regarding budget approval have to focus on things internal.” St. Vladimir’s gone through a Board committee review strives to meet the standard of internal spiritual process and are subject to full Board review St. Vladimir’s Seminary has historically main- support, engenders a trust essential to the fab- development while remaining mindful of ex- and action. The audited financial statements tained strict adherence to financial reporting and ric of our mission and values. Being an institu- ternal matters, including proper governance have always been made public and a number accounting principles. Since 1963 all annual tion of theological education and spiritual and financial stewardship. of years can be accessed on the Seminary financial statements have been prepared and formation presupposes integrity and honesty The oversight and management of the Web site. Please visit www.svots.edu under certified by an independent external auditing in administration. Seminary is vested in the Board of Trustees. the main menu item titled “Support for firm, and filed as required with the University of St. Gregory the Great, a sixth-century The Board has the power to make rules, regu- St. Vladimir’s,” scroll down to “Resources,” the State of New York, Education Department. bishop, painted a word-picture of the ideal lations, and statutes for the governance of the and open “Seminary Financial Statements.” If We realize that rigorous internal over- leader-shepherd of his time: “He must not Seminary, and to acquire, manage, and dispose you have further queries, please contact Mr. Ted sight of our finances and the presentation of relax his care for internal life while he is occu- of the Seminary’s property and assets. Bazil, Associate Chancellor for Advancement: our financial picture to you, our ground of pied by external concerns, nor should he relin- From the founding of the Seminary, all ted@svots.edu or 914-961-8313 ext 329. I THE COST OF A SEMINARY EDUCATION Actual SVS Operating Revenue — FY08 July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008 Endowment Transfers & Income $1,333,520 33% ENDOWMENT TRANSFERS & INCOME 33% Contributions $1,148,460 28% CONTRIBUTIONS 28% Tuition & Fees $575,418 14% SVS Press/Bookstore* $486,358 12% TUITION & FEES 14% Room/Board/Rent $453,197 11% Special Events & Other $62,744 2% SVS PRESS/BOOKSTORE 12% ROOM/BOARD/RENT 11% Total $4,059,697 SPECIAL EVENTS & OTHER 2% *SVS Press/Bookstore revenue is presented here on a net basis. Revenue does NOT include $1,551,202 in restricted revenues. Actual SVS Expenditures by Function — FY08 July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008 Instruction $932,773 23% INSTRUCTION 23% General Administration $626,052 15% GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 15% Physical Plant $600,176 15% PHYSICAL PLANT 15% DEBT SERVICE 12% Debt Service $504,316 12% ADVANCEMENT 7% Advancement $266,804 7% FINANCIAL AID 6% Financial Aid $253,607 6% TECHNOLOGY 5% Technology $197,653 5% FINANCE OFFICE 4% Finance Office $180,983 4% LIBRARY 4% Library $157,323 4% DORMS AND APARTMENTS 3% Dorms and Apartments $136,143 3% STUDENT SERVICES 2% Student Services $81,126 2% PROFESSIONAL FEES 2% Professional Fees $69,659 2% RECRUITMENT 1% Recruitment $53,082 1% Total $4,059,697 Annual Cost of Educating One Seminarian Based on the FY09 Budget STUDENT Figures based upon 95 full-time equivalent students (FTE’s) in FY09 ACADEMIC SERVICES SUPPORT 4% 6% Instruction $8,582 24% TECHNOLOGY General Administrative $7,841 22% 7% Operations & Plant Maintenance $6,298 17% INSTRUCTION Advancement & Communications $4,213 12% DEBT 24% SERVICE Debt Service $2,802 8% 8% Technology $2,488 7% ADVANCEMENT & Academic Support $2,283 6% COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE Student Services $1,309 4% 12% 22% OPERATIONS & PLANT MAINTENANCE Total Annual Cost of Educating One Seminarian $35,816 100% 17% Annual Tuition $10,000 28% Annual Shortfall* $25,816 72% *The shortfall in the cost of education, $1.2 million annually, must be supplemented with funds raised through donations. 14 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 16. Annual Giving Societies DONOR CATEGORY REPORT FY08 (JULY 1, 2007–JUNE 30, 2008) Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fatsi CORNERSTONES ($100,000.00 + ) STEWARDS ($1,000.00 + ) Mrs. Mary Fedoronko SVS Gift Levels Fellowship of Orthodox Christians The Estate of Vera Hyra The Very Reverend and in America Cornerstones $100,000 The Estate of Mrs. Vladimir Prokofieff Mrs. Michael Abdelahad Professor Bruce Foltz Pillars $50,000 The Reverend Deacon and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Goodwin Mrs. George Aburdeineh Mrs. Frank M. Guba Witnesses $25,000 PILLARS ($50,000.00 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ms. Maureen E. Gurghigian Advocates $10,000 D. Alexandrovich Mr. and Mrs. Dimitry Holl Patrons $5,000 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Bress Anonymous The Very Reverend and Mrs. Daniel Hubiak Sustainers $2,000 Mr. Paul Koronchik The Very Reverend Steven Ms. Vera Hubiak and Mrs. Deborah Belonick Mrs. Alice Hughes Stewards $1,000 Mr. William O. Birchfield III The Reverend Peter Jacobsen Benefactors $500 WITNESSES ($25,000.00 + ) Ms. Magdaline G. Bovis Dr. Lila J. Kalinich Donors up to $499 Professor Joseph Byrnes Dr. and Mrs. Constantine H. Kallaur Mr. Robert Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calomiris The Reverend Protodeacon and The Reverend Protodeacon Drs. Manuel J. Chaknis Mrs. Sergei Kapral and Mrs. Peter Danilchick The Reverend Patrick and Mary Cowles The Reverend Daniel Keller Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gerich Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Cross Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Kozlov Mr. Sabry and Mrs. Anne Mackoul Mr. Frank Dobbs and Mrs. Adrienne Dobbs Miss Ann Krynicky Dr. and Mrs. Gregory T. Swenson Dr. and Mrs. John Eliopoulos Mrs. Tanya Kwoka Mr. Nicholas J. Swenson Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Zunich Drs. Frank Elkouri and Edna Asper Elkouri Mrs. Jennie C. Everson Mr. Paul Laskovich Reverend Gary Lawler The Seminary will be conducting a Phonathon in Ms. Eva Fedash Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fedora Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lillios Mr. William McKinney December 2008, to gratefully acknowledge the ADVOCATES ($10,000.00 + ) Mrs. Patricia Fedorko Mr. Matthew Ferrari Mrs. Marie Meyendorff Major Barry Migyanko generous spirit of our donors. Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Ferris Dr. and Mrs. Paul Mitchell Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Bach Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mitsakos Mr. Albert Foundos Mrs. Agnes P. Fryntzko Mr. and Mrs. Basil Moschowsky Dr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Kubina Mr. and Mrs. Lew J. Gogol Ms. Maureen Mullarkey The Very Reverend and Mr. Paul Gromosiak Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Nafranowicz Mrs. Sergius Kuharsky Dr. and Mrs. Jason Hatfield Nashotah House Anonymous AT&T Fed PAC Matching Gift Program Dr. John Blake Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee The Very Reverend and Mrs. Chad Hatfield National Slovak Society Anonymous Athens Printing Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blaney Orthodox Church in America Drs. Daniel B. Hinshaw The Reverend and Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. George N. Atiyeh Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blischak Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pandelidis Mr. and Mrs. Norman L. Holmes Mrs. Gregory O’Leary Anonymous The Very Reverend and Mrs. Donat Augusta Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bobrovsky Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky Holy Trinity Cathedral of Chicago, IL Our Lady of Kazan Ladies Committee of Anonymous Mr. Theodore V. Awad Ms. Mary Bohurjak Mr. and Mrs. Saba A. Saba The Very Reverend and Sea Cliff, NY Anonymous Mr. James Aydin Mr. and Mrs. Wladimir Boiko Ms. Sara Stephenson Mrs. Thomas Hopko Mr. and Mrs. George D. Patterson Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ayesh Ms. Helen Bokach Dr. Gregory and Mrs. Jeanette Swenson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hvizd Mr. Steven Perez Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Genci Babameto Miss Anna Bolash Dr. Egerton and Mr. Charles Iragui and The Reverend and Anonymous The Very Reverend and Mrs. Victoria Bolts Mrs. Anne van den Berg Mrs. Amber Schley-Iragui Mrs. Frederick Philputt Anonymous Mrs. Nicholas Bacalis Reader Lawrence Bonczar Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zedlovich Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jabara Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rusinak Anonymous Ms. Susan Bachelder Mrs. Olga Bondi Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Jacobson Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Sak Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William Bacile Mr. Constantine Boojamra John & Sonia Lingos Mr. Stanley Sakowych Anonymous Mrs. Rosalie Bagenski Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Booriakin PATRONS ($5,000.00 + ) Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John Schulte Anonymous Mrs. Olga Bahleda Reverend and Mrs James D. Borkowski JustGive Mr. Thomas Shakun Anonymous Mrs. Helen Bailey Dr. Joseph J. Boscarino Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kartalis Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Shesko Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. R. Mark Bailey Ms. Dorothy Bossert Anonymous Dr. Christopher Kendris Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shkolnik Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Wilford G. Bair Ms. May Bourgos Anonymous The Reverend Darwin Kirby Sisterhood of St. Helen of Lansing, MI Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Baker Mrs. Vera Bouteneff Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Mr. and Mrs. Antonios S. Kireopoulos Mr. Michael Slota Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. James W. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Bowan of North America Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Koory The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Michael Anonymous Mr. William Baker Mr. and Mrs. James Bowe Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Bartko Dr. and Mrs. George T. Koulianos Sochka Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William D. Balamaci Subdeacon and Mrs. Peter Boyar Mr. Robert Carpenter Dr. and Mrs. Sam Kouri Mrs. Olga Sokich Anonymous Mr. Eugene Balasenowich Mr. Robert A. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Sergei Dychkewich Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kusnir St. Cyprian Of Carthage Orthodox Church Anonymous The Reverend Protodeacon and Mr. Nick Boyiazis Dr.George and Brenda Farha Mr. William D. Leara of Richmond, VA Anonymous Mrs. Joseph Balkunowa Mr. and Mrs. William Boyle Mrs. Alexander Hixon Dr. Alexander N. Letko St. Elias Church of Austin, TX Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ballas The Very Reverend Archimandrite The Estate of Edith M. Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. James A. Magruder III St. John Orthodox Church of Memphis, TN Anonymous Mrs. Mary Ballin Roman Braga Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kasmer Dr. and Mrs. Fredrick Milkie St. John the Baptist Church of Anonymous Ms. Marina Baloueff Mr. Ilie Bran Drs. Frank Kulik and Alcides Kulik Mr. and Mrs. Zoran Milkovich Campbell, OH Anonymous Ms. Olga Baloueff The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Breck Dr. Thomas C. Lelon Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Namee St. Katherine Philoptochos Society of Anonymous The Reverend and Mrs. Richard Bamforth The Most Reverend Archbishop Peter Dr. Albert S. Rossi Mrs. Elsie Skvir Nierle Redondo Beach, CA Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Boris Baranoff The Reverend and Mrs. Gary Breton St. George Cathedral of Wichita, KS Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pappas St. Luke the Evangelist Church of Anonymous Mrs. Irene Barna The Very Reverend and Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Tamulonis Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Popoff Jr. Palos Hills, IL Anonymous Mr. John W. Barna Mrs. George Breyan The Trustees of Ivan Koulaieff Professor and Ms. Nicholas The Reverend and Mrs. John Stefero Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barnes Mr. and Mrs. James J. Brinda Education Fund Riasanovsky Mr. Gregory Stevens Anonymous Ms. Madge Barnes Mr. Clark Brittain Mr. and Mrs. Tim Richardson The Most Blessed Metropolitan Herman Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. John Barnet Ms. June S. Bronen Mr. Michael Roegge The Kidney Group Inc Anonymous Mrs. Pauline Barnowsky Mr. David Brook SUSTAINERS ($2,000.00 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rossy Ms. Elena Tobin Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy L. Barrett Mrs. Nadine E. Brown Drs. Gale Rutan and Joseph Francis Mrs. Theodora T. Tsakiris Anonymous Ms. Pauline Bartko Mr. Thomas Bruce Anonymous Mrs. Musya Sakovich Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy-Stamford Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John Basil Dr. Michael J. Brunda Anonymous Mrs. Bernadeen Scholl Dr. and Mrs. Leonidas Vassilaros Anonymous Dr. Angelina S. Batillas The Very Reverend and Mrs. George Brunish Anonymous The Very Reverend Anthony Scott Ms. Kathy Vetter Anonymous Mr. Paul Bauer Ms. Helen Buckowsky Anonymous Mr. Michael Shandor Dr. and Mrs. Carston Wagner Anonymous Brother Chris Baumann, OSB Mrs. Simona Budeiri Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Boris Stepich Mrs. Ann M. Walczak Anonymous Ms. Jean L. Baxter Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Budoi Bartko Family Charity Foundation Mr. Dave Tax Mrs. Elaine B. Walker Anonymous Ms. Martha Baxtresser Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bulko Mrs. Walter Cadwell The Plato Malozemoff Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wasacz Anonymous Mr. Lindy E. Bayouth Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burge Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Chila Mrs. Mary V. Thompson Ms. Jacqueline A. Yocom Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Fady Bebawy Mr. Daniel Burick Ms. Mary Cory Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Unneland Anonymous Mrs. Helen Becker Mr. and Mrs. David R. Burke Jr. Mr. Charles Csernica Ms. Katherine Valone Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Becker Mrs. Mary H. Burke Mrs. Sophie Datz Mr. Kory W. Warr DONORS (TO $499.99 ) Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Becker Ms. Minodora Burkhardt Therese and Joseph Domanick Mr. and Mrs. John P. Woods III Anonymous Ms. Wanda Becker Mr. Oleg Burlak Mr. and Mrs. David Drillock Dr. and Mrs. Brian Worley Mr. and Mrs. Allan Abbott Anonymous Mrs. Vera Beecroft Mr. George Bursan Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Drillock Mrs. Ann H. Zinzel The Very Reverend John Abdalah Anonymous The Reverend Dr. and Mr. Peter Buryiak Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Eden Mr. and Mrs. Louis Abercia Anonymous Mrs. Christopher Beeley Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Busada The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Jon Fate Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Adamov Anonymous Mrs. Evelyn Bekish Mr. Noel H. Busch Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jadick BENEFACTORS ($500.00 + ) The Reverend and Mrs. Basil Aden Anonymous Ms. Gertrude Belin Mrs. Anna Busel Mr. Steven Kenoyer Advanced Imaging Systems Anonymous Mr. John Bendick The Reverend Father Robert Butcher Ms. Lisa A. Klischer Ms. Catherine Achtinuk Mr. Jacob D. Affolter Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett Mr. and Mrs. George Butchko Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Koronis Dr. Julia Alissandratos Ms. Lydia Agafonoff Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benos Miss Jennie Butler Mr. and Mrs. Anatol Kurdsjuk Anonymous Mr. Michael Ahmadi Anonymous Mrs. Zainab E. Berry Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Butterworth Mr. and Mrs. Gus Mecera Ms. Johanna Babiak Mr. Mark Ainsworth Anonymous The Very Reverend and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buttner OCA Diocese of Washington & New York Mrs. Olga Babichev Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Anonymous Mrs. Vladimir Berzonsky Mr. and Mrs. Steve Buxton Mrs. Lydia S. Pelitsch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baca The Reverend and Anonymous Ms. Xenia A. Besack Mr. Michael D. Buzash The Very Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Mr. and Mrs. Nubert Baker Mrs. Kenneth Aldrich Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Beskid Mr. and Mrs. George Buzyna Plumlee Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ballard The Reverend and Anonymous Mr. Stephan J. Beskid The Reverend Deacon and The Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip Mr. and Mrs. Serge Barna Mrs. Vladimir Aleandro Anonymous The Reverend John Bethancourt Mrs. Alexander Cadman The Very Reverend and Mrs. Paul Shafran The Very Reverend and Mrs. David Barr Mr. David Alexander Anonymous Mr. John Bicknese Ms. Cathleen Callen St. Elijah Church of Oklahoma City, OK Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bazil Ms. Robyn Alexander Anonymous Dr. Theodore C. Bililies Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cameron St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral The Reverend and Mr. and Mrs. George Alexandrovich Sr. Anonymous Ms. Martha Billy The Reverend Joseph Campo of Alhambra, CA Mrs. Daniel Bethancourt Mrs. Ann Anastos Anonymous Mrs. Mary Bionde Ms. Mirdza Cano St. Vladimir Church of Trenton, NJ Mr. and Mrs. Sava Bibic Ms. Anna Anderson Anonymous Ms. Joyce Bittle Mr. and Mrs. John Cap Mrs. Katherine Strakes Ms. Carol J. Bobosh Reverend John Anderson Anonymous Ms. Eleni Bizoukas Mr. Mark S. Caponigro Mrs. Georgia B. Toumbakis Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Boyd Mr. Keith Andreve Anonymous Mr. John M. Black Mrs. Emilie Caravasios Dr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Vlahos Mrs. Mary L. Caetta The Reverend and Mrs. Mary Antonakos Mr. Jonathan H. Black Ms. Cheryl Carden Camp Lejeune Religious Offering Fund Mrs. Nicholas Andruchow Mrs. Mary R. Antoniotti Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cardenas Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carris The Very Reverend Kiril Antonoff Mr. Peter Carrig Christ The Saviour Church of Harrisburg, PA Ms. Randa Aoun Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Casper Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Coelho The Very Reverend and Ms. Kathryn S. Cassimeris Mr. and Mrs. Jim E. Cohlmia Mrs. Nicholas Apostola Mr. and Mrs. Mario Castelli Columbus Foundation Mr. Richard J. Aprahamian Castle Power LLC / Castle Oil Dr. Gabriel Curtis Archangel Michael Church of Ms. Emma Cazabonne Ms. Wendy Denton Roslyn Heights, NY Ms. Diana Cerritos Mr. Michael D. Drake Mr. and Mrs. Clifford T. Argue Mr. and Mrs. William D. Chabay Mr. and Mrs. John Driscoll Mr. and Mrs. John G. Argyrakis Ms. Nadia Chaber Dr. Ronald G. Dulos Mrs. Gloria F. Armistead Mr. and Mrs. Victor Chacho Mr. and Mrs. Robert Easton Mrs. Natalie Ashanin Mrs. Bess B. Chakravarty Mr. Christ Economos The Very Reverend and Mrs. Gabriel Ashie Ms. Teresa Chala The Very Reverend and Mrs. Michael Ellias Mr. Raymond Asik Ms. Anna Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Warren Farha Assumption of Holy Virgin Church of Clifton, NJ Reverend Steven O. Charway www.svots.edu 15
  • 17. Annual Giving Societies_continued THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chase Mr. and Mrs. William A. Dreisbach The Very Reverend and Mrs. Peter Gillquist Mr. Alexander Horelik Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kobbs Mr. Robert A. Lisak The Very Reverend Mayon Chaykivsky Ms. Juliana Dresko Ms. Barbara Giordano Ms. Dorothy M. Hornback Mrs. Theodora Kobbs Dr. George Lodoly Mr. David S. Cheplick Mr. Andrew Drillock Mr. and Mrs. Edward Giraro Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hornung The Very Reverend and Ms. Olga Lometz Ms. Tillie Cherhoniak Dr. and Mrs. George B. Droubie Ms. Veronica Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Zaven Hovsepian Mrs. Michael Koblosh Mr. Joseph Loposky Mrs. Irina Chevtchenko Ms. Rimma Dubinina Ms. Annie Glowa Mrs. Emilia Hramov Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Kobren Mr. and Mrs. Nikita Lopoukhine Mr. and Mrs. James W. Childs Ms. Barbara Dubivsky Mrs. Emily Glueck Mrs. Basil Hubiak Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kobrinetz Mr. Michael Lopukhin Mr. and Mrs. David M. Chlus Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dubovik Mr. Boris T. Glus Mr. William J. Hudak Mrs. Effie L. Kolick Mr. Costas T. Los Mrs. George Chobany Mrs. Sophie Dubowick Ms. Irene Glynos Mrs. Kathleen Huebner Mrs. Olga Komenko Mr. and Mrs. Michael Losk Mr. and Mrs. Tanios Choueiri Mr. Gregory Dudack Professor Aaron W. Godfrey The Very Reverend Archpriest and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Komline Mr. and Mrs. David Lucs Mr. Aftan Chowansky The Very Reverend and Mrs. Gregory Dudash Mr. Joseph R. Godleski Mrs. Edward Hughes Mrs. Mary Koncak Mr. David F. Luhrssen Mr. Evan Chriss Mr. and Mrs. John Dudash Mr. Gregory G. Godun Mr. Ian Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kondakoff Mr. and Mrs. John Lukanich Christ The King Church of Peachtree City, GA Mr. and Mrs. Oleg N. Dudkin Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goidich Mr. Robert and Mrs. Olga Hughes Miss Larissa Kondratick Ms. Alexandria Lupu Mr. and Mrs. Robert Christo Mr. Kevin A. Duffy Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Goodman The Reverend Harvey Huntley Jr. Dr. Demos Kontos and Ms. Mary Lusko Mr. James Z. Chrones Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Dujmovic’ GoodSearch Ms. Irene B. Hutchison Dr. Christine Gabrielides The Reverend Brad Lussier Mr. Daniel J. Chupinsky Mrs. Raissa I. Dulian Gorgias Publishers Mr. Michael M. Hutnik Miss Wilma I. Kopchik Mrs. Natasha Lutov Dr. and Mrs. John Chupinsky Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Dupay Professor Oleg Grabar Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hutnyan The Very Reverend and Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Lutov Dr. William J. Churchill Mr. Dennis Dziamba Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Grabavoy Mrs. Susan Hykey Mrs. Stephen Kopestonsky Mrs. Edwin Lutz Mr. and Mrs. George Chwan Jr. Mrs. Martha Dzubak Ms. Ann Grabbe Mr. and Mrs. John Ihnat Mr. John Kopulos Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lutz Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chwan The Reverend Protodeacon and Mr. John Grabko Mrs. Katherine Ilachinski The Reverend Eastwood Richard Koranteng Ms. Annie W. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cicciarelli Mrs. Nicholas Dzubay Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Graboske Mr. Peter Ilchuk Mrs. Mary Koretski Mrs. Martha Lynch Dr. Joseph C. Ciechalski Mr. Daniel Dzury Mr. Robert A. Grabowski Indiana State Employees Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Koretz Mrs. Mary A. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cipu Mr. Gregory Ealy Mr. David R. Gray Community Campaign Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kornilieff Mrs. Genya L. Lyon Circle of Serbian Sisters The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Ealy Ms. Vayann Gray Ms. Irene Itina Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kosar Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anwar Maalouf The Reverend Dr. Paul Clayton Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michel Easa Holy Trinity Greek Ladies Philoptochos Mr. and Mrs. David Jackson Mr. Daniel Koski Mr. Robert H. Maas Ms. Despina Cocorikas Eastern Orthodox Women’s Guild Society of Bridgeport, CT Ms. Janice Jackson Ms. Barbara Kosko Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Macdonald Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cocotos The Reverend Deacon John Eby Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos of The Reverend and Mrs. Hans Jacobse Mr. Thomas Kosmo Mr. and Mrs. John Macko Mr. Paul S. Coggin Mr. Brent and Mrs. Elaine Eckhart Pensacola, FL Ms. Alice James Mr. Paul Kostoff Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mackoul Mr. and Mrs. Will Cohen Mr. George Economos Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Green Ms. Mary James The Very Reverend and Ms. Catherine MacLaughlin Mrs. Aphrodite Colaitis Mr. and Mrs. John Economou Mr. Nicholas Gregoriades Ms. Catherine Jankovich Mrs. Steven Kostoff The Reverend and Mrs. Joseph MacLellan Mr. and Mrs. Mark Colangelo Mr. and Mrs. Ken Edgar Mr. and Mrs. John T. Gribb Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jankovich Mr. John K. Kotsonis Professor and Mrs. Leonard Madzy Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coleman Mr. Constantine J. Efthymiou Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Grigas Mr. Sam Jankovich Mr. and Mrs. George Kotsovolos Ms. Anna Maerean Ms. Barbara Colford Mrs. Georgia A. Ehrich Mr. Gregory H. Grinko The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. The Reverend and Mrs. Elias Koucos Mr. and Mrs. John A. Magerko Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Milo Colich Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Eliades Mr. and Mrs. John Grinstead Nicholas Jannakos Mr. Igor Koulichkov Ms. Yvonne Maginnis Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Colich Mr. Fadi Elias Mr. Walter T. Grivna Ms. Antoinette Jasinski Mr. and Mrs. James A. Koulogeorge Ms. Anne Maguire Mr. and Mrs. James Colitsas Mr. Precha Emko Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Grkovich Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jeris Dr. John A. Koumoulides Mrs. Julia Maichack Mr. Ernest J. Collazo The Most Reverend Archbishop Stephen Mr. Gregory Grudinoff Professor Nadja Jernakoff Mr. and Mrs. Peter Koutsandreas Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maisevich Computer Controlled Machining Inc Dr. and Mrs. H. T. Engelhardt Ms. Deborah Grysiak Mr. Ron Jernigan Mr. George J. Kovac Mr. and Mrs. Roylee Malcolm Mr. and Mrs. Scott Concelman Mr. and Mrs. Edward Engelsman Mr. and Mrs. Boris Guleff Mr. and Mrs. John Jerosh Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kovalak Mr. Adel Malek Mr. and Mrs. Peter Condakes Ms. Johanna M. Epperson Mr. W. M. Gunther Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Jett Ms. Olga Kowal Mr. and Mrs. John Malinchok The Very Reverend Anthony Coniaris Ms. Mary Lee Erhardt Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Guydan The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Jillions Mr. Robert J. Kowal Mrs. Gloria M. Maliniak The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Connely Mrs. Bertha Ericson Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Hadad Ms. and Mr. Julie Joa Mrs. Vasiliki Kozaitis Dr. and Mrs. Renee Malouf Ms. Maria E. Contos Mr. Michael N. Ermolovich Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Haddad Mr. and Ms. William R. Joa Dr. and Mrs. Cyril Kozak Mr. Jacob H. Malta Mr. and Mrs. George R. Cook Ms. Helen Esakov Mr. and Mrs. Deeb Haddad The Reverend Deacon Gheevarghese John The Very Reverend and Mrs. Elias Kozar Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malyak Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Esper Mr. and Mrs. Nicola D. Haddad Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson Mr. John M. Koziol Mr. and Mrs. Alexander E. Mamary Mr. William Corcoran Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Evancho Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Hadeed Mr. Kenneth R. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kozlakowski Mr. and Mrs. George T. Manos Mrs. Irene S. Corkhill Mrs. Luba Evanoff Dr. and Mrs. Peter D. Haikalis Mrs. Lois Johnson Mrs. Helen H. Krafft Brother Donald Mansir Cornell Paper & Box Dr. and Mrs. Joel Evans Dr. and Mrs. Harry Hajedemos The Reverend Nicholas Jonas Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kral The Reverend Emmanuel Mantzouris The Reverend Father Vahan Cosdanian Mr. Martin Evans Mr. John M. Hakulin Mr. and Mrs. Dannie E. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kral Mr. and Mrs. George Manzuk Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Costa Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Faber Ms. Paula Hall Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Mrs. Nina Kraus The Very Reverend and Mrs. Myron Manzuk Mr. and Mrs. Peter Costulas Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Facchini Mr. and Mrs. Ead Hamameh Mr. Paul Joseph Mr. and Mrs. John P. Krawchuk Mr. and Mrs. George Maragakes The Right Reverend Bishop Dimitrios Reverend Harold C. Fait Mr. John Hambos Mr. Richard Jovanovich Mr. and Mrs. Alex A. Krill Mr. Peter G. Maragos County Chair Renting Co Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fall Mr. Paul Hamidi Mr. and Mrs. Hanna A. Jubran Mrs. and Reverend Heidi Kroll Mr. Stephen Maras Ms. Dorothy Coutsakis Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fall Mr. John Hanak Mr. and Mr. Peter W. Junda Mrs. Nathalie Krueger Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Marcetich Mr. Matthew Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fallon Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Hanchar Ms. Debra Jurichko Mr. and Mrs. Wayne W. Krueger Mrs. Maria G. Marich Mrs. Hayat A. Creek Mr. William Farha Professor James L. Haney Ms. Kathy Jurichko Ms. Anna Krutel Mr. John Marincas Mr. Michael Cross Sister Marie Julianne Farrington The Reverend Leander Harding Mr. and Mrs. John Kabb Mr. Andrew Krysa Mr. and Mrs. Dan Marinkov Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Cross Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George P. Fatse Mr. and Mrs. Christ Haritos Mrs. Elizabeth D. Kachur Ms. Mary Ksenyak Ms. Barbara V. Marino Mr. and Mrs. Robert Y. Csernica Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Fedorov Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Harris Mr. and Mrs. George Kaibas Mrs. Julia Kublick Mr. and Mrs. Milan Markovich Ms. Miryana Cubric Mrs. Anna M. Fedryck-Hargrave The Very Reverend and Mr. Henry J. Kaim Mrs. Marie Kucharski Mr. and Mrs. Mark Marusich Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Culton Mr. Brian Feldman Mrs. Andrew Harrison The Very Reverend Zivko Kajevic Mrs. Anna Kuchta Mrs. Nada Maruta Mr. George Cvijic Mrs. Ola K. Ferla Mrs. Frances L. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Nikolai A. Kaliakin Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Kudlik Mr. Colin P. Masica Mr. Andrew Dacko Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Fetkowitz Mr. James Harvey Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kalina Mr. and Mrs. Sergei Kuharsky Mr. Harry F. Mason Mrs. Leila Dahbour Mr. and Mrs. Peter Filak The Very Reverend George Hasenecz Mrs. Xenia Kalinin Mrs. Gloria W. Kundrat The Reverend Dr. and Dr. and Mrs. John D. Dalack Mr. Leo J. Filon III Mr. Peter Hasiakos Jr. The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Anthony Kall Mrs. Albina R. Kunsaw Mrs. Michael Massouh Mr. & Mrs Michael and Janet Damian Lapko Ms. Maria Fiori Mr. and Mrs. Jan Hatfield Mrs. and Dr. Arlene Kallaur Mr. Michael Kupec Jr. Mr. Charles T. Masterpolis Mr. and Mrs. John Daniels Mrs. Mary Firmender Ms. Maria Hatjigeorgiou and Mrs. Eleni M. Kallaur Mr. Thomas Kurdonik Mr. Ray Mathew Mr. and Mrs. Serge Daniels Ms. Natalie Fitzpatrick Mr. Pavlos V. Sfyroergas Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Kallis The Reverend Father Kuriakose Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Matiuk Dr. and Mrs. Efthymios I. Daniskas Mr. Nicholas G. Fkiaras Ms. Kathleen Haverlack Mr. Chris G. Kalogeras Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kurker Mr. and Mrs. Walter Matkowsky Ms. Tamara Danyluk Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flanagan Mr. and Mrs. George Hayashi Ms. Pauline Kalogeras Mr. Thomas Kusch Mrs. Nancy Matsukis Miss Janice Darah Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Flom Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Hayden Mr. and Mrs. Joel Kalvesmaki Mr. James Kushiner Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Daschuk Mr. and Mrs. George Forsa Mr. and Mrs. Issam G. Hayek Ms. Nancy V. Kambouroglos Mrs. Susanne Kushner Mr. and Mrs. Ernest K. Maty Mr. and Mrs. John J. Daskivich Mrs. Laura Forster Mrs. Olga M. Hayes Mr. Alex Kanareff Mrs. Irene Kushner-Fiacco Subdeacon and Mrs. Paul T. Maty Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dauenhauer Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Forster Mr. Robert Heacock Ms. Ann Kandratino Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kusumi Mr. Thomas A. Maty Daughters of St. Nicholas of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fortner Mr. James Helmy Ms. Carol B. Kane Mr. and Mrs. George Kwoka Mr. George Matyczyk Jamaica Estates, NY Ms. Irene Fortune Dr. Donald C. 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Fransson Dr. David Hinshaw Mrs. Martha Karras-Coughlin Mr. John Lambros Dr. and Mrs. John A. McClung The Reverend Peter DeFonce The Reverend and Mrs. Justin Frederick Mr. John Hintermaier Mrs. Dorothy Kasaras Mrs. Mary K. Lane Mr. Walter G. McDonald Ms. Zorica Dejanovic Mrs. Ann Freije Mr. and Mrs. John Hlivka Mr. Harry D. Kasavich Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Langlois Ms. Irene McGregor Mr. and Mrs. Feridun Delale Mr. George F. Freije Ms. Helen Hoch Mr. and Mrs. George M. Kaschak Ms. Diana LaPasha Ms. Anna McHargue Mr. and Mrs. John E. Delaney Ms. Allene Freimuth Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hockin Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell Kasovac Mr. Michael Larionov Ms. Denise McIntyre Dr. and Mrs. John G. Demakis Ms. Elizabeth Frey Ms. Leonores M. Hoffacker Mr. Peter Katic Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Larson Ms. K. N. McJunkin-Brown Mr. Paul Demas Mr. and Mrs. George A. Friesel Ms. Amy Hogg The Right Reverend Bishop Ilia Miss Dorothy Laskovich Mr. Alexander R. McKechnie Mr. and Mrs. Gus J. Demetroulis Ms. Carrie Frost Mrs. Nancy Holloway Mr. George Katsarelis Mr. Walter Laszko Ms. Olga B. Mealy Mr. and Mrs. Rex Denkmann Mr. Christopher Gabriel Dr. Larry Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Katsaros Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Latinovich Jr. Dr. Michael G. Melas Mr. Frank Denniston Dr. and Dr. Christine Gabrielides Dr. and Mrs. Andrei I. Holodny Ms. Mildred P. Katz Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Laychak The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Sunny Derkasch Mr. Stephen A. Gagnon Mrs. Mary Holovach Ms. Betty Kawalkin Ms. Stella Lazaridis Mrs. Joseph Mell Mrs. Helen Detke Mr. John Gajdos Mr. and Mrs. John Holowiak Mr. Emil and Mrs. Ann Kaye The Very Reverend and Mrs. Paul Lazor Mr. and Mrs. Ted Mellides Denise Deutchman Ms. Judith Gajic Holy Assumption Church of Stamford, CT Mr. Nicholas Kayganich The Most Blessed Metropolitan Theodosius Mr. and Mrs. Philip P. Melnik Mr. Michael Friends and Mr. Sam J. Galanis Holy Cross Orthodox Christian Church of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Keeler The Reverend Philip Le Masters Mr. and Ms. Vladimir Melnik Ms. Victoria Deyeaux Mrs. Justine Galioto Chisago City, MN Mr. Diogenes P. Kekatos The Very Reverend and Mrs. Vladimir Lecko Mr. and Mrs. John A. Memorich Mr. Victor Deyev Mr. Thomas A. Galioto Holy Myrrhbearers Ladies Altar Society of Ms. Anna Kelley Mrs. Margaret Ledanski Mr. Joseph F. Merlina Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dierking Mr. and Mrs. William Gall Canonsburg, PA Mr. Mark Keriotis Ms. Anna P. Lee Ms. Janice Meschisen Mrs. Helen E. Dimisko Mr. Fotios Ganias Holy Resurrection Church of Steubenville, OH Mr. Andrew Kerrick Mr. David A. Lee Ms. Lydia Meshanko Ms. Pauline Dionis Ms. Zoe Ganos Holy Transfiguration Monastery of The Reverend Father Clinton Kersey Leibert’s Royal Green Ms. Maria Teresa Meyer Ms. Zorka Djurdjevic The Reverend Kelvin Gardner Ellwood City, PA Dr. Veselin Kesich Mr. Egbert Leigh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Mrs. Sofija Djurdjulov The Reverend Deacon Patrick Gariano Holy Trinity Church of Ansonia, CT Mr. and Mrs. James Kessenides Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lekos Mr. and Mrs. Constantine E. Michaelides Ms. Olga Dmytryck The Very Reverend and Holy Trinity Church of Bridgeport, CT Ms. and Mr. Patricia S. Ketchmark Mrs. Evelyn Leleck The Reverend and Mrs. Anthony Michaels The Right Reverend Bishop Irinej Mrs. Alexander Garklavs Holy Trinity Church of Charleroi, PA Mr. and Mrs. Nagib M. Khalifa The Reverend and Mrs. Mark Leondis Mrs. June B. Michal Ms. Carol Dockham The Very Reverend and Holy Trinity Church of Clayton, WI Drs. Issa J. and Ann K. Khalil Mr. and Mrs. John Leschisin Mr. George C. Michalopulos Ms. Katherine Dodson Mrs. Sergei Garklavs Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Mr. Maged Khoory Mr. and Mrs. Nick Lesnick Mrs. Mary M. Migyanko Miss Mary Dohanich Dr. and Mrs. Steven C. Garner Springfield, VT The Reverend and Mrs. Elias Khouri Estate of George Levchuk Mr. and Mrs. George Mihaila Ms. Marie Donski Mr. and Mrs. John G. Gatsis Holy Virgin Mary and Shogharat Church of Ms. Joanna Khoury Mrs. Dorothy Levitske Mr. George Mihalich The Reverend Deacon Brendan Doss The Reverend and Mrs. Konstantin Gavrilkin Belleville, IL Mrs. Mary Ann Khoury Capt. and Mrs. Kirk T. Lewis USN (Ret) Mr. Ihab Mikhail Mr. Ara Dostourian Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gaydos Holy Virgin Mary Sisterhood of Mr. Michael S. Khoury Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Liberovsky Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mikita Mr. Jonathan Douglas Mr. Henry W. Geisinger and Los Angeles, CA Ms. Delores S. Kicinski Dr. Daniel F. Lieuwen Dr. Philip Milanovich Mrs. Zina Douglas Dr. Janet M. Townsend Mrs. Helen Homa Mr. Sotire M. Kididis Mrs. John M. Limbeson Mrs. Z. Milasnovich The Very Reverend James Doyle Dr. David Gemmel Ms. Yvonne Homsy Mr. Gary L. Kiechel Dr. and Mrs. John Lingas Mr. and Mrs. Emil Miles Mr. Bruce Draper Ms. Alla Generalow Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Homyak Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Kinan Mr. and Mrs. David A. Link Milich Physical Therapy Inc Mr. Damian Drasher Ms. Lea M. Georgantas Mr. Jurij Horajeckyj Mrs. Leona K. Kinder Mr. and Mrs. David Linke Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miliotes Mr. and Mrs. James S. George Mr. and Mrs. William Kinev Mrs. Ellen M. Miller Mr. Raymond C. George Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kireiev Helen H. Miller Ms. Sarah George Mrs. Susan Kirwan Mr. and Mrs. John D. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gerbick Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Kivell Mr. and Mrs. Basil Miller Mr. George M. Ghareeb Kleen Sweep Container Service Inc Mr. Scott Miller Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ghiz Mr. and Mrs. Alexander E. Klimash Mr. and Mrs. Mark Miminos Mrs. Margaret Ghrair Professor and Mrs. Michael Klimenko Mr. Richard C. Minchik Mr. and Ms. David Gibson Mr. John Klimick Jr. Mr. George Mironchuk The Reverend John Gibson Miss Christina Klipa Ms. Larissa Mironenko Mr. Joseph F. Gido Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Klischer Mr. and Mrs. Mirko Misic Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Gidus The Reverend and Mrs. Arnold Klukas The Reverend Deacon Patrick Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Gidus Mr. and Mrs. Howard Knapp Subdeacon Robert Mitchell 16 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 18. Annual Giving Societies_continued Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mitchko Ms. Lilly Pappas Mrs. Anne Riabov The Reverend Stephen Sharman St. Nicholas Church of San Diego, CA Mr. Michael Vartholomeos The Reverend and Mrs. Catalin Mitescu Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ribarro Mr. John Shefchik St. Nicholas Ladies Society of Mr. and Mrs. George Vasil Dr. Charles L. Mitsakos Mrs. Pete J. Pappas Mrs. Beverley A. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Sheppo Jamestown, NY Dr. Emmanuel C. Vasilomanolakis Ms. Marian Mlay Dr. and Mrs. Dimitrios A. Pardalis Mr. David C. Rick Dr. and Mrs. Larry R. Sherman St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Ms. Theodora Vasils Mrs. Edward Mobilio Dr. and Mrs. Behzad Parhizgar Ms. Rachelle Riemersma Ms. Susan Shermock Mogadore, OH Mr. and Mrs. Mark Vassilakis Mrs. Helen Mohnach The Reverend John Parker The Reverend Dr. Bruce Rigdon Resi Shetler St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Mr. Edward Veal Mr. Steven K. Mojsovski Ms. Rena Parkus Mr. James Rihbany Ms. Daria Shevchenko Omaha, NE Mr. Razvan Veliche Mrs. Julia Molnar Mrs. Athanasia N. Parlapanides Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ringa Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shillo St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Ms. Alexis Venios Mrs. Mary J. Mondello Dr. Thomas Parthenakis Mrs. Mary Riordan Mr. Roger Shippert Indianapolis, IN Ms. Karen Vernak Mr. and Mrs. James M. Montgomery Ms. Christina Pashos Mrs. Patricia B. Rittman Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Shiptenko St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Veros Mr. William D. Moore Ms. Beatrice Pask Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Roach Ms. Mary P. Shwahla Oberline, PA Mr. Augustin Vincent Dr. Carlos Moreno Mrs. Sophie G. Paterakis The Reverend Deacon and Ms. Faye Sibila St. Peter the Aleut Church of Minot, ND The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. John Vitko Jr. Mrs. Constantina Morgan Ms. Gari Paticopoulos Mrs. Peter Robichau Mr. Gregory J. Sidashov St. Raphael Orthodox Mission of Quincy, IL Mr. Francis Vlahos Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Moricz Mrs. Elizabeth Patnychuk Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sidorick St. Stephens Women’s Society of Mr. and Mrs. George Vlandis Ms. Julia A. Moricz Ms. Toula Patros Ms. Sylva Robinson Mr. and Mrs. George L. Sigalos Philadelphia, PA Ms. Luda Vlasova Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morrash The Reverend and Mrs. Jason Patterson Mr. and Mrs. James Rocco Ms. Anna Sigmund St. Thomas Orthodox Church of Mr. William Vogel Ms. Patricia Morris Mrs. Mary Patyna Mr. Themistocles C. Rodis Mr. and Mrs. Nenad Siljegovic Farmington Hills, MI Mr. and Mrs. Sava A. Vojcanin Mr. Thomas Morris Ms. Justine Paul Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rodkey Jr. Ms. Carolyn Silva Mr. Nicholas Stamzakin Mr. Volkert Volkersz Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Morse Mrs. Catherine Paulasack Mr. and Mrs. George Rohal The Right Reverend Bishop Emanuel Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stanish Mrs. Lillian von Schottenstein Mr. Michael C. Moschos Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Pavlik Miss Kathryn Rohal Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Simaku Mr. John Starr Mrs. Nadine L. Vorburger The Reverend Protodeacon and Mr. and Mrs. John Pawlik The Very Reverend and Mrs. Daniel Rohan Mr. Angelo Simaku and Mrs. Patrice Romeo Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Staursky Mr. Richard Voripaieff Mrs. Gregory Moser The Reverend Deacon Anthony Payne Mr. and Mrs. Michael Romanchik Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Simon Mr. and Mrs. Barry Stavrou Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vossos The Reverend and Mrs. Joshua Mosher The Reverend and Mrs. Lewis Payne Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Romanczuk Mr. Marek G. Simon Ms. Juliann Steck Mr. and Mrs. Michael Voynovich Ms. Kathy Moshos Mr. and Mrs. John Pecevich Mr. Joseph Romito Miss Margaret Simon Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Steeb Dr. and Mrs. Robert Vranes The Right Reverend Bishop Robert Mrs. Justyna Pelak Mrs. Nina K. Roshetar Mr. and Mrs. Michael Simon Dr. Joanne Stefanatos The Reverend Father Alex Vukovich Mr. Alexander Mouzakitis Dr. and Mrs. George Pelican Mr. George Ross Ms. Swietlana Sinkiewicz Miss Florence Stefanovich Ms. Judy Vulchev Mrs. Olga Mowchan Ms. Claudia Pelkus Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Ross Mrs. Loretta P. Siotka Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Stentz Mr. and Mrs. Bogdan Vunovich Ms. Millie Mrja Mr. and Mrs. Clemente Penco Mrs. JoAnn Rossman Mrs. Helen Siry Miss Anna Stepenuk Mrs. Stella Wadatz Dr. and Mrs. David Mukai The Reverend Michael Penfield Mr. James and Mrs. Regina Roum Sisterhood of St. Barbara of Clifton, NJ Mr. and Mrs. David E. Stephens Mr. and Mrs. John B. Waggoner Mr. and Mrs. Peter Munich Dr. John J. Penkunas Dr. John C. Rouman Sisters of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stephenson Mr. Michael Wagner Mr. Salem Murphy Mr. Harold A. Peponis Mr. and Mrs. Adib Roumie Clayton, WI Mrs. Miriann Stepich Mr. David Wagschal Ms. Anna C. Muschal Mr. John Peregrim Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Rozantes Mrs. Joan A. Sitaras-Pantelis Mr. Gerald S. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wagschal Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Muthersbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Anastasios Perlegis Ms. Julia Rubel Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sivanich Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Stevens Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mydock Mr. Andrew Petallides Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Rubis Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Skaff Ms. Mary Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Antoine E. Wakim DDS Mr. George Naff Mrs. Anne Peter Mr. and Ms. Gregory J. Rubis Mr. Richard Skaff Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. George Wakim Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Nagorny The Reverend Ralph and Ms. Susan Rudy Ms. Nina Skalsky Mr. Chris A. Marvel and The Reverend Lee Walker Mrs. Anna Nakulak Dr. Birgitta Peterson Mr. Michael Rusinko Mr. and Mrs. Leon Skan Ms. Susan L. Stevens Ms. Lynn Elizabeth Walker Mr. and Mrs. George Nakulak The Reverend David Petras Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rusinyak Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Trifon N. Skiadas Mr. David H. Stewart Ms. Katherine Waluschka Ms. Anna Nasser Mr. and Mrs. Milo Petric Mr. Karl Rusnak Mr. and Mrs. Paul Skiba Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stonestreet Ms. Barbara A. Wanamaker Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Nassif Mrs. Pauline Petronek Russian Brotherhood Organization Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sklarsky Mrs. Dianne J. Storheim-Hill Mr. and Mrs. Adam H. Wanaski Mr. and Mrs. George N. Nassor The Reverend and Mrs. Dragan Petrovic Mr. Joseph Russian Mr. and Mrs. Frank Skubanicz Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stoyka Jr. Mr. Dimitry Wanda Mr. and Mrs. Victor Nastu Ms. Louise Petrovich Russian United Beneficial Association Mrs. Eleanor J. Skuby Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stratton Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Warbel Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Pezzuto Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Russo Mr. and Mrs. Larry Skvir Dr. Katherine Strelkoff Ms. Maria Watson Madison, IL Mr. David Phelps Mr. and Mrs. Wade Saadi Jr. Major and Mrs. Ronald S. Skvir Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Strouthides Ms. Pam Wayland Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Nazarik Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips The Reverend Fred Saato Ms. Amy Slagle Mrs. Julie Studentzoff Mr. David Weaver Mr. David Neff The Very Reverend Ezra Pickup Mr. Marwan Sabbouh Mrs. Kay Slanta The Very Reverend and The Reverend and Mrs. William Weaver The Reverend and Mrs. Luke Nelson Mrs. Lydia Pierce Dr. Frances E. Sabo Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Slater Mrs. Yaroslav Sudick Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Webb Mr. Stephen Nemic Mr. Wesley Pierce Mr. Theodore E. Sabo Mr. Joseph K. Slater Miss Olga H. Suholet Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Weber Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nescott The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Pierce Mr. Barry Sabol Mr. Wajih Sleiman Ms. Rose Sulima Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Weger Mr. Gary Nesteruk The Very Reverend Rauno Pietarinen Ms. Dorothy L. Sabolsice Mrs. Vivian Slimak The Very Reverend Basil Summer Ms. Irene Weinacker Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nesteruk Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Pikulik Dr. and Mrs. Elie Y. Sadik Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Smarsh Mr. Gary Summers Ms. Ann Wells The Very Reverend and Mr. and Mrs. Michael N. Pilat Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Sady Mr. Metro Smerekanicz SunTrust Bank The Reverend and Mrs. Timothy West Mrs. Thomas Neustrom The Reverend Nicholas Pilavas Ms. Sara A. Sager Ms. Alexandria Smith Mrs. Elizabeth Suskevich Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. West New Skete Monastery of Cambridge, NY Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pilipenko Reverend Archdeacon Elias Sahyouni The Reverend and Mrs. Elton Smith Jr. The Reverend and Mrs. Witalis Suszczenia The Very Reverend and The Reverend Thomason Newcomb Mr. George Pilipovich Reiner Sailer Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Nils Swanson Mrs. Michael Westerberg The Reverend and Mrs. Nicholas Neyman Mr. and Mrs. Bob Piljay Sailors Dream Unlimited The Very Reverend and Mrs. Peter Smith Mr. William Swor Mr. Anthony Westerman The Reverend Deacon and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pinchot Mr. Konstantine Sakovich Mr. Zane Smith Ms. Katherine Szestakow Mr. and Mrs. Donald Westerman Mrs. James Nicholas The Reverend and Mrs. John Pirozzi Mr. Val Sakovich Mr. and Mrs. Nikolai Sniezko Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Szymaniak Westex Pest Management Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nicholas Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pitra Miss Juanita Salamie Mr. David Snyder Ms. Shirley Tabor Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Wetmore Mr. Ted Nicholas Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Plake Ms. Mary Salamy Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Snyder Drs. Dana Talley The Reverend and Mrs. Paul Weyrich Mrs. Zina E. Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Plautin Dr. Mark L. Salhaney Mr. Raymond Snyder Mrs. Ann Tanchak Mrs. Anita J. Whalley Mr. and Mrs. George Nickson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Plefka Ms. Georgette Salidis Society of the Transfiguration of Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Tar Ms. Marjorie White Mr. and Mrs. Theo Nicolakis Mr. Dave Podolak Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Salina Cincinnati, OH Ms. Olga Tarasuk Mrs. Athanasia Wierzba The Reverend Deacon and Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Poe Ms. Angela Salvarkis Ms. Christine Sokol Dr. Paul E. Tarasuk Ms. Catherine Wilkalis Mrs. Clement Nicoloff Mr. and Mrs. Gury Poletajev Mr. and Mrs. Victor Samaha Dr. Dmitri Solodow Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tarbay Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Wilson Mrs. Demetre M. Nicoloff Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poletsky Ms. Betsy Samuel The Reverend Deacon and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Tarpoff Mrs. Nancy S. Wingert Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas Nicoloff Mr. and Mrs. George N. Politis Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas G. Sandru Mrs. Seraphim Solof Mr. Nick Tarpoff Mrs. Christine Witnik Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nielsen Mr. Gregory Polk Ms. Marilyn P. Santos Mr. Andrew M. Solovay Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tashijan Miss Eileen Witnik Mr. Harry and Mrs. Jean Nikitin Mrs. Olga Poloukhine Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sarantis Ms. Pauline Somers Mr. George J. Tatakis Mrs. Viola Wittersheim Ms. Tanya Nikituk Ms. Helen Polychronis Ms. Evelyn A. Sasko Ms. Rose Soncarato Mr. and Mrs. George Tatusko Mr. Alexandre S. Woinovsky-Krieger The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Eugenia Pomerantzeff Shane Sauer The Very Reverend and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne G. Tatusko Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wojciechowicz Mrs. Paul Nimchek Mr. and Mrs. Zoran Popovich Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Saunders Jr. Mrs. George Sondergaard Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Taylor Mrs. Mary Wolf Mr. George R. Nimmer Mr. George Popovici Ms. Yovanka Savich The Very Reverend Igor Soroka Ms. Valerie A. Taylor Mr. Tony and Mrs. Shura Wolk Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Nodes Ms. Eleanor Popovsky Mrs. Nancy Savisky Ms. Olga Sorokin Mr. Victor Tchelistcheff Womens Council of Orthodox Churches Ms. Helen Norton The Reverend and Ms. Boone Porter Mr. Albert Scharbach Mr. and Mrs. William Sotirovich Dr. and Mrs. Theodore S. Thamel Ms. Patricia Wooldridge Dr. Fred and Lori Nour Mr. and Mrs. John Poseluzny Mr. and Mrs. Vladimir Schatoff Mrs. Anna Sousa The Twelve Holy Apostles Church of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Worobei Mr. and Mrs. John Novak Professor and Mrs. Dimitry Pospielovsky The Reverend and Mrs. Paul Schellbach Southern Constructors Inc Duluth, MN The Reverend and Mrs. Eugene Wozniak Mrs. Anne A. Novitzky Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Potocnik Mr. and Mrs. Rolando Schiavoni Mr. and Mrs. Ted Soviak Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff and Ms. Julie Wray Mr. and Mrs. John H. Nunnally Mr. and Mrs. Dmitri M. Pouchak Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky The Very Reverend and Mrs. Nicholas Speier Dr. George Theokritoff The Very Reverend and Mr. Michael Obel Reverend and Mrs. Ernest A. Pourakis Ms. Mary Schielke Dr. Emily Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Thetford Mrs. Wolodymyr Wronskyj Ms. Mary O’Bradovich The Reverend Stephen Powers Mrs. Juliana Schmemann Mrs. Pearl Spridik Dennis and Kimberly Thomas Mr. Nicholas Wyskoarko Mrs. C. P. O’Brien Mr. Nikolaus Pradun Mr. and Mrs. Serge Schmemann Mrs. Mary Sprintz Ms. Nicole A. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. David R. Wytko Ms. Billie Oldziey Mr. Matthew Prentice Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schmidt Jr. Mrs. Anna Sremcevic The Reverend Gabresilassie Tibebu Mr. and Mrs. Chris P. Xeros Ms. Natalia Olgiati Mr. and Mrs. James Prifti Mrs. Anne Schoepp Ss. Constantine & Helen Cathedral of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Tich Mrs. Eva Yackovetsky Dr. and Mrs. Edward Onanian Dr. Sammy Prim Mrs. Marina Scholl Richmond, VA Dr. and Mrs. Gerasim Tikoff Ms. Viola Yanich Mrs. Martha Onderchanin Print Shop of Flint Mr. Richard Schooler Ss. Markella & Demetrios Church of Ms. Mary E. Tinney Mr. Wilson Yared Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Oppermann Ms. Marianthy Prodes Dr. Katherine Schooley Ft Walton Beach, FL Ms. Barbara Tkach Ms. Cynthia Yaroshoff Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas I. Orloff Mr. Alex Prodovikov Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Schwarze Ss. Martha & Mary Altar Society of TKC Candle Inc Ms. Lisa Yasuk Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orlovich Jr. Mrs. Mary Prokurat Mrs. Karen Schwebach Paramus, NJ Mr. Michael Tomko Mr. Douglas Yates Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Orr III Mrs. Alexander Pronevich Mr. Franklin Sciacca Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church of Dr. and Mrs. Salem Toney The Very Reverend and Orthodox Council of Churches The Reverend Deacon and Mr. Joseph C. Scott Bayonne, NJ Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Tonjes Mrs. Andrew Yavornitzky Mr. and Mrs. Peter Osipenko Mrs. John Protopapas The Very Reverend and Mrs. Olof Scott Ss. Peter and Paul Church of Edinboro, PA Mr. Michael E. Toth Mr. Andrew E. K. Yiannakos Mrs. Irene Ostapenko Mr. Demetri and Mrs. Sophia Prountzos Mrs. James L. Scovel Ss. Peter and Paul Church of Meriden, CT Trappist Monks of Holland, Manitoba Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. York Mr. Spencer F. Burton and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Provenzano Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sedor Ss. Peter and Paul Church of Phoenix, AZ Mrs. Mary Travis Mr. and Mrs. Emad Youssef Ms. Michelle Anna Ostis Mr. John Prymak Miss Kathleen Sedor Ss. Peter and Paul Church of Mr. Peter W. Trbovich Ms. Barbara Yurchuk Our Lady of Kazan Skete of Santa Rosa, CA Psalm Inc Ms. Mary Seiss South Bend, IN The Reverend and Mrs. Rastko Trbuhovich Reverend Madeline Zabawsky Mrs. Kathryn Owens Mr. Peter M. Psillas Mr. Daen J. Selimos St. Athanasius Orthodox Church of The Reverend and Mr. Bernard Zablocki Mrs. Nicholas Ozerov Ms. Florence Purdes Mrs. Helene Semanko Goleta, CA Mrs. Demetrios Treantafeles The Very Reverend and Ms. Gerda Padukow Mrs. Lillian B. Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Senio St. Catherine Great Martyr Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Treckman Mrs. Michael Zahirsky His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah The Very Reverend Dr. and Mr. Nicholas Senopoulos Hagerstown, MD Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trembath Ms. Kathryn Zahirsky Mr. Angelo A. Palazzo Mrs. Joseph Purpura Mr. and Mrs. Michael Serko Jr. St. Dimitrie Ladies Auxiliary of Ms. Nadia Trimmer Mr. Thomas Zannis Mrs. and Mr. Ann Palchik Mr. and Mrs. William Pysh Mr. William S. Serletis Bridgeport, CT Trinity Financial The Very Reverend and Mrs. Mr. Walter Palchik Mr. Jacob and Mrs. Elia Qushair Ms. Barbara Sevensky St. Elijah Cathedral of Merrillville, IN Ms. Irina Trioufanova Michael Zaparyniuk Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Paleologos Mr. and Mrs. George Radanovic Mr. and Mrs. James Shadid St. George Ladies Society of Arlington, VA Mr. Wayne Truckley Ms. Ann Zastany Mr. Theodosios Palis Mr. and Mrs. Leo Radionoff Mr. and Mrs. Carl N. Shaheen St. Gregory the Theologian Church of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Tsapos Ms. Mary Zelesnik Mr. and Mrs. John M. Palivoda Mrs. Julia Radley Mr. Joseph Shaluha Wappingers Falls, NY Ms. Maria D. Tudor Mrs. Mary Zemanik The Very Reverend Theodore Panchak Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Radomsky Mr. and Mrs. William Shamoun St. John Chrysostom Church of Louisville, CO Mr. Stephen Turcola The Right Reverend Bishop Savas Mr. Nick Pandis Mr. and Mrs. Nick Radulovich Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Shanbour St. John the Baptist Church of Miss Pearl Tutko Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Ziats Mr. and Mrs. Michael Panek Ms. Nikandra K. Rafferty Mrs. Helen M. Shancey Des Plaines, IL Mrs. Karen C. Tzeneff The Very Reverend and Mrs. Paul Ziatyk Ms. Harriet M. 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Zunich Mr. and Mrs. James P. Reduto St. Luke Church of McLean, VA Ms. Star S. Regopoulos St. Margaret’s Aids Guild of Alpha, NJ Mr. J. Alexander M. Reinburg St. Marion’s Sisterhood of Auburn, NY The Reverend Dr. and St. Mary’s Cathedral Women’s Club of Mrs. Alexander Rentel Minneapolis, MN The Very Reverend Daniel Rentel St. Michael the Archangel Church of Mr. Nicholas Ressetar Concord, CA The Reverend Deacon and St. Nicholas Church of Monroeville, PA Mrs. Edward Reta St. Nicholas Church of Philadelphia, PA Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Rhenish St. Nicholas Church of Salem, MA www.svots.edu 17
  • 19. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Stewards THE SVS VINE ANNUAL REPORT FY08 In grateful recognition of 20 or more years of consistent financial and loyal support, Matthew 6:21 — For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. the Seminary has established the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Stewards donor society. The members listed in the lifetime giving society have demonstrated their faithful financial commitment to support the work and mission of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Consecutive Years Report up to FY2008 CONSTITUENT CONSECUTIVE CONSTITUENT CONSECUTIVE NAME YEARS NAME YEARS The Very Reverend and Mrs. Michael Abdelahad 26 Mrs. Nathalie Krueger 23 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander D. Alexandrovich 23 Dr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Kubina 21 Mrs. Helen S. Allen 23 Mrs. Anna Kuchta 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Gabriel Ashie 27 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Sergius Kuharsky 23 Mrs. Olga Bahleda 30 Mrs. Irene Kushner-Fiacco 23 The Reverend Protodeacon and Mrs. Joseph Balkunowa 23 Mr. and Mrs. George Kwoka 23 Mrs. Mary Ballin 23 Mrs. Tanya Kwoka 23 Mr. and Mrs. Serge Barna 23 Miss Dorothy Laskovich 23 Mrs. Pauline Barnowsky 22 Mr. Paul Laskovich 22 Ms. Pauline Bartko 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Paul Lazor 23 Dr. Maha K. Bassila 22 Mr. and Mrs. John Leschisin 23 Dr. Angelina S. Batillas 23 Mrs. John M. Limbeson 23 Mr. Lindy E. Bayouth 24 Dr. George Lodoly 23 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bazil 23 Mr. Michael Lopukhin 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Steven Belonick 24 Mr. and Mrs. John Lukanich 21 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Vladimir Berzonsky 23 Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lutz 23 Ms. Carol J. Bobosh 23 Mr. and Mrs. Anwar Maalouf 22 Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bobrovsky 32 Mrs. Julia Maichack 23 Miss Anna Bolash 26 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malyak 23 Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Booriakin 29 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Myron Manzuk 34 The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Breck 23 Subdeacon and Mrs. Paul T. Maty 23 Mrs. Nadine E. Brown 23 Ms. Sophie Maystrovich 23 Dr. Michael J. Brunda 21 Mr. and Mrs. William McKinney 23 Mr. George Bursan 23 The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Joseph Mell 22 Mr. and Mrs. George Butchko Jr. 23 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Memorich 24 Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Chila 23 Mrs. Marie Meyendorff 23 Christ The Saviour Church - Harrisburg, PA 23 Dr. and Mrs. Fredrick Milkie 23 Dr. and Mrs. John Chupinsky 23 Mr. and Mrs. Zoran Milkovich 23 County Chair Renting Co 22 Mrs. Ellen M. Miller 23 Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Cross Jr. 23 The Reverend and Mrs. Catalin Mitescu 22 Mr. Charles Csernica 23 Mr. William D. Moore 20 Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Culton 23 Mr. and Mrs. Basil Moschowsky 23 Mr. George Cvijic 21 Mrs. Anna Nakulak 23 Mr. and Mrs. Serge Daniels 23 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nescott 23 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Daschuk 23 Mr. and Mrs. George Nickson 21 Mrs. Sophie Datz 23 Mrs. Demetre M. Nicoloff 23 Mr. Alexander E. Deeb 21 The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. Paul Nimchek 28 Mr. and Mrs. Rex Denkmann 31 Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas I. Orloff 23 Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Derkach 23 Orthodox Council of Churches - Lancaster, PA 22 Mrs. Sofija Djurdjulov 21 Mrs. Irene Ostapenko 20 Miss Mary Dohanich 28 Mr. Walter Palchik 23 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Domanick 23 Mrs. Pete J. Pappas 21 Mr. Damian Drasher 23 Dr. and Mrs. Dimitrios A. Pardalis 22 Mr. and Mrs. David Drillock 23 Mr. and Mrs. George D. Patterson 23 Mrs. Pauline Driscoll 23 Mrs. Catherine Paulasack 23 Ms. Barbara Dubivsky 23 Mr. John Petrosewich 23 The Reverend Protodeacon and Mrs. Nicholas Dzubay 23 Mrs. Eugenia Pomerantzeff 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. John Ealy 32 Mr. and Mrs. Leo Radionoff 23 Drs. Frank Elkouri and Edna Asper Elkouri 23 Mr. Nicholas Ressetar 22 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Michael Ellias 23 Professor and Ms. Nicholas Riasanovsky 23 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Faber 21 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Daniel Rohan 28 Mr. and Mrs. George P. Fatse 23 Mrs. Nina K. Roshetar 23 Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fatsi 21 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rusinak 23 Mrs. Mary Fedoronko 23 Mr. Konstantine Sakovich 23 Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America 21 Mrs. Musya Sakovich 23 Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Fetkowitz 22 Mr. Stanley Sakowych 23 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Filak 23 Miss Juanita Salamie 23 Mr. Albert Foundos 23 Ms. Mary Salamy 23 Mr. George F. Freije 20 Mr. and Mrs. Victor Samaha 23 Mrs. Agnes P. Fryntzko 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Olof Scott 23 Mr. Thomas A. Galioto 23 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sedor 25 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Alexander Garklavs 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Paul Shafran 23 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gerich 23 Mr. Thomas Shakun 20 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Giraro 23 Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Shanbour 30 Ms. Annie Glowa 23 Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Shark 23 Mr. and Mrs. Lew J. Gogol 26 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Simaku 20 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Grabavoy 22 Mrs. Joan A. Sitaras-Pantelis 24 Mr. Paul Gromosiak 22 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sklarsky 23 Mrs. Frank M. Guba 27 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Skubanicz 23 Mr. John M. Hakulin 23 Mrs. Eleanor J. Skuby 23 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Hanchar 20 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Skvir 21 Mr. and Mrs. Norman L. Holmes 22 Mr. Michael Slota 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Hopko 20 Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Snyder 23 Mr. William J. Hudak 25 St. John the Baptist Church - Passaic, NJ 23 Mr. Robert and Mrs. Olga Hughes 36 The Reverend and Mrs. John Stefero 21 Ms. Irene B. Hutchison 28 Miss Anna Stepenuk 23 Ms. Irene Itina 23 Mr. William Swor 21 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jadick 23 Mr. and Mrs. George Tatusko 23 Mr. Kenneth R. Johnson 23 The Trustees of Ivan Koulaieff Education Fund 23 Mr. and Mr. Peter W. Junda 23 Three Hierarchs Chapel 23 Dr. Lila J. Kalinich 23 Mr. Michael E. Toth 23 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kasmer 23 Mrs. Georgia B. Toumbakis 23 Mr. Nicholas Kayganich 23 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Vangeloff 23 Dr. Veselin Kesich 23 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Voynovich 20 Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Klischer 23 Mr. Dimitry Wanda 33 Ms. Lisa A. Klischer 23 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Warbel 23 Mrs. Theodora Kobbs 21 The Reverend Deacon and Mrs. John Zarras 27 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Michael Koblosh 36 Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Ziats 30 Mrs. Effie L. Kolick 31 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Paul Ziatyk 23 Dr. Demos Kontos and Dr. Christine Kontos-Gabrielides 20 Mr. Peter Zill 23 The Very Reverend and Mrs. Elias Kozar 21 Mrs. Ann H. Zinzel 23 Mr. John M. Koziol 23 Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Zunich 23 A Total of 184 Constituents Listed 18 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • 20. Enriching Student and Church Life OUR COMMITMENT TO MARRIED STUDENT SAVE THE DATES! HOUSING AT SVS SVS CALENDAR OF CAMPUS EVENTS The Mission The mission of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 2008 throughout its seventy-year history, has been to educate men and women for leadership in the Church. This is accomplished through its fully THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 accredited graduate degree programs, practical Fall Open House for Prospective Students training, common worship, spiritual guidance, community living, and the faithful service of FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 its distinguished faculty and graduates. Lakeside Student Apartments Dedication & Blessing The Challenge FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Student demographics have changed over the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement last decade. Older students with spouses and children are applying, being accepted, and en- 2009 rolling into seminary degree programs. These more mature students have been a blessing to the Orthodox Church and have added steadily THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 to the ranks of Orthodox clergy and lay lead- International Academic Symposium The Past ers. However, at the turn of this century, the and Future of Liturgical Theology Seminary found it could not house all such students who wished to enroll. In 2000 FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 St. Vladimir’s was able to provide appropriate Patronal Feast and 26th Father Alexander on-campus housing for only 17 married stu- Schmemann Memorial Lecture dents and their families. Other married stu- Keynote Speaker: Robert F. Taft, SJ dents that did attend could not be housed on campus. These students had grave difficulty in THURSDAY, MARCH 19 – SATURDAY, MARCH 21 renting suitable and affordable housing near Spring Open House for Prospective Students the Seminary. Because of such hardships, many qualified married students that were accepted SATURDAY, APRIL 4 simply could not come. For those that did, Annual Lenten Retreat for the general public the Seminary tried to share the financial and human burden of being denied on-campus SATURDAY, MAY 16 accommodation. The Seminary subsidized as Commencement much as $165,000 in rents annually to enable Guest Speaker: Mother Ines, Abbess of Monasterio off-campus students to live nearby. Despite Ortodoxo Lavra Mambre, a monastic community of the these efforts, it was clear that St. Vladimir’s was Antiochian Archdiocese of Mexico and Central America missing an opportunity to educate many quali- that ministers to the children of Hogar Rafael Ayau, fied individuals who were interested in service an Orthodox orphanage in Guatemala City to the Orthodox Church. SUNDAY, JUNE 14 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 The Solution Concurrent pre-Summer Institute programs In 2002 our Board of Trustees took a bold and I Diaconal Vocations Program courageous step—authorizing the planning I Composers’ Seminar and eventual construction of two 9-unit apart- I Iconography Workshop ment buildings on 3.5 acres of Seminary owned undeveloped property. The construc- THURSDAY, JUNE 18 – SATURDAY, JUNE 20 tion of these 18 units along Crestwood Lake Annual Summer Institute more than doubled married student housing tend seminary. Many have now graduated, this project amount to approximately The Council and the Tomos capacity to 35 units. The 3.5 acres of now received ordination, and taken parishes. $340,000 per year. developed land includes a new roadway, com- The current budget is greatly challenged SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 mon community space, and 36 parking spaces. The Opportunity by this debt service—particularly in light of Orthodox Education Day Each 13,000 SF building consists of six 2-bed- The construction of the Lakeside Student the historic declines in the financial markets. room apartments, three 3-bedroom apart- Apartments project, with over 26,000 SF of In order to insure the future of St. Vladimir’s, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 ments, and two common rooms for children’s newly constructed space and the development it is vital for those who love and pray for this Annual Alumni Reunion recreation and community activities. of 3.5 acres of property, has posed a great venerable, God-blessed school to come forward Honoring the 25th anniversary class of 1984 The completion of the Lakeside Student challenge to the Seminary’s financial resources. and take this opportunity to make a financial and the 50th anniversary class of 1959 Apartments enhances our beautiful campus Over $2.5 million dollars has already been sacrifice like so many generous donors have community and allows each married student to raised and committed to this project, primarily done over the years. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 fully share in the rich academic, liturgical, com- through the generous lead donations of the The Seminary is fully committed to con- Fall Open House for Prospective Students munal, and social life attained only by living on Board of Trustees. To undertake and complete tinue its seventy-year legacy of service to the campus. The buildings are a great success. From the project, for the first time in history, the Orthodox Church. Please help us fulfill that the time of completion, each building has been Seminary had to borrow $3.5 million against commitment with your generous support. I fully occupied. Over the last three years, eight- assets. All previous capital projects were Please visit our Web site www.svots.edu een additional married students have had the achieved either by upfront gifts or very small Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky and Anne van den Berg to view details of the listed events. opportunity to live on campus while they at- loans. The principal and interest payments for Co-chairs of the 2010 Capital Campaign Committee SVS Project Wish List FYO9 Donations may be sponsored by an individual, parish or lay organization, or a group of friends. For further information on any of these projects contact Fr. Chad Hatfield, 914-961-8313 ext 339, hatfield@svots.edu; or Mr. Theodore Bazil, ext 329, ted@svots.edu. DONATIONS CONTRIBUTION PROJECT TARGET AVAILABLE AMOUNT DESCRIPTION AREA One $30,000 Installation of new energy efficient boiler and controls North Dorm One $26,000 Purchase of 7-passenger mini van Administration, Faculty, Staff, & Student Transportation One $25, 000 Replacement of outside doors and façade Three Hierarchs Chapel UNLIMITED $10,000 Funding of full one-year student scholarship Students in all degree and certificate programs One $8,000 Creation of humidity controlled room and fabrication of cabinets to hold chapel vestments Three Hierarchs Chapel One $7,000 Installation of additional insulation for energy efficiency North Dorm Two $7,000 Installation of high-grade commercial carpet and pad for each of two entire floors North Dorm Four $5,000 Renovation of each of four bathrooms North Dorm One $5,000 26th Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture Public Outreach Three $3,000 Creation of each of 3 married-student suites North Dorm Twelve $1,300 Purchase of new furniture for 12 dormitory rooms Women’s Annex Dorm Four $600 Installation of new energy efficient security lighting and safety lighting, North Dorm in each of four units scheduled Ten $600 Replacement of each of the 10 original windows with energy efficient units Germack Building UNLIMITED $300 Planting of one deciduous, conifer, or specimen memorial trees, in honor of loved ones; Campuswide marked with species identification and memorial name Ten $1,300 priests’ vestments Donation of new vestments for seminary clergy Three Hierarchs Chapel $600–$700 deacons’ vestments www.svots.edu 19