NPR Commentator to Speak at Education Day

St Vladimir’s Seminary will host the 34th annual Orthodox Education Day on Saturday, October 4, 2003. The annual event draws scores of people from the tri-state area and beyond for a day of worship, fellowship, education, and entertainment. Guests will enjoy foods from many lands, a children’s booth, and specialty exhibits.

This year’s theme is “Orthodox Tradition Yesterday and Today.” The event’s featured speaker will be Frederica Mathewes-Green, commentator on National Public Radio and highly acclaimed author. Afternoon workshops on subjects ranging from iconology, liturgy and patristic theology to developing a parish website and the challenge of sexual abuse, will explore the various aspects of the day’s theme.

The seminary is pleased to welcome Metropolitan Herman, the primate of the Orthodox Church in America and president of the school, who will preside at the 9:30 a.m. Liturgy. The choir of St Mark’s Orthodox Church of Bethesda, MD, under the direction of Scott Cowan, will sing responses to the Liturgy, along with the St Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale. There will also be a memorial service for departed friends of the seminary at 4:00 pm. The day will end with Vespers.

An afternoon program will feature a Festival of Music featuring visiting choirs and culminating in a youth concert with recording artist Peter Jon Gillquist.

An invitation is also extended to all youth from around the country, especially participants from organized youth gatherings such as the All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, the National Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, as well as Orthodox camps. It is the seminary’s hope that this day will serve as a reunion for young people.

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is a graduate school of theology, whose primary purpose is the preparation of leaders - both clergy and lay - for service to the Orthodox Church and the world at large. The seminary offers a Master of Divinity; a Master of Arts in Christian Education, Liturgical Music, and General Theology; a Master of Theology; and a Doctor of Ministry degree.

The seminary is located at 575 Scarsdale Rd in Crestwood, New York, between Central Park Avenue and the Bronx River Parkway. For directions to the campus, or for more information, visit our web site: