St. Vladimir’s 75th Anniversary podcasts to feature interview with Fr. Hopko

Fr Thomas Hopko
Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

During the past year, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here has partnered with Ancient Faith Radio to produce five podcasts celebrating the seminary’s 75th Anniversary Year. The Diamond Jubilee podcasts will culminate with a warm and informative program featuring Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, titled “A Personal History,” on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

The public debut of Father Thomas’s interview will coincide with the day on which Saint Vladimir’s first opened for classes in 1938.  Father Thomas—a seminary alumnus, faculty member, and Dean Emeritus—will describe the seminary’s early beginnings in New York City and its development throughout the decades.

Other Diamond Jubilee podcasts available from Ancient Faith Radio include

  • “‘Does Christian Tradition Have a Future?’  Father John Meyendorff’s Question Revisited” with Archpriest Dr. John H. Erickson, former seminary Dean, delivering the first annual Father John Meyendorff Memorial Lecture on September 15.
  • “SVOTS Strategic Plan 2020” with Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO of the seminary, on September 17.
  • “Theological Education in the 21st Century” with Archpriest Dr. John Behr, Dean of the seminary, on August 28.
  • “Treasures of the Father Georges Florovsky Library” with Eleana Silk, seminary Librarian, on June 14.

“We are especially grateful to Ancient Faith Radio for heightening interest in Saint Vladimir’s Seminary during its 75th year,” said Father Chad.  “Our school has been blessed from its foundation in 1938, and these podcasts will be enduring archives to which future generations can turn to understand our history and our ministry to the Church and the world.”

Ancient Faith Radio also will be podcasting the 75 Anniversary Gala Benefit Banquet event in honor of the seminary’s Diamond Jubilee, which will be held at the Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY, on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Guest speakers will include His Grace, Bishop Basil [Essey] of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and Archpriest Dr. John McGuckin, professor at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University.  Tickets are available on the seminary web site.

All 75th Anniversary podcasts are searchable on Ancient Faith Radio’s Website.