SVS Press joins with OCA to distribute Christian Education materials

Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press—the largest publisher of English-language titles about the Orthodox Christian faith—now has assumed responsibility for the publication and distribution of Christian education materials.

SVS Press joins with OCA to distribute Christian Education materials
SVS Bookstore manager, Deacon Ryan Tellalian [right], receives educational materials shipped from the OCA’s Orthodox Christian Publications Center. SVS Press and the OCA recently agreed to joint distribution of Orthodox Christian educational materials. Helping unload the stock are SVS Bookstore customer service rep Mike Baez [left] and the Priest Rares Onofrei, an SVS student [center].

Known for its books on Church history, patristics, spirituality, iconography, biblical studies, hagiography, liturgical music, and other aspects of Orthodoxy, SVS Press has entered into an agreement with the Orthodox Church in America to distribute educational resources for Church schools, teachers, and those engaged in faith formation for all ages.

On December 22, 2009, SVS Press assumed the entire current stock of the Orthodox Christian Publications Center [OCPC], the OCA’s publishing arm, and will be responsible for marketing, sales, and distribution of all of its educational titles. SVS Press personnel are processing the OCPC inventory and will be ready to sell and distribute the materials by April 2010.

The agreement between SVS Press and the Orthodox Church in America was approved by the OCA’s Metropolitan Council, and presents a “win-win” situation to both parties.

“We are thrilled with this new arrangement,” said the Archpriest Alexander Garklavs, OCA chancellor. “For the OCA, this means an opportunity to profit from the excellence, professionalism, and efficiency that are the hallmarks of SVS Press.”

SVS Press director Theodore Bazil concurred, adding that “the assumption of the OCPC inventory will lead to exciting possibilities. Among them will be the ability of the Press to expand the markets for educational material already published, and to reprint currently out-of-stock titles. We are committed to providing a high level of customer satisfaction in the sale and distribution of this material.”

Remarking upon the new agreement, the Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA secretary, said, “We believe this new partnership will allow OCPC to continue to serve the Church and to reach an even wider audience.”

Visit the SVS Press web page at or call the SVS Bookstore at 800-204-2665 to order SVS Press and OCPC publications. OCPC publications will be available for customer order in April 2010.