St. Vladimir’s Seminary launches new SVS Press and Bookstore web site with Farah Foundation funding

SVS Press

Saint Vladimir’s Seminary’s academic press and bookshop are sporting a fresh face on the World Wide Web.

With the launch of its new web site in July 2012, SVS Press and Bookstore are providing retail customers with a simple, intuitive on-line shopping experience with “back end” software that allows customers to track and receive updated status reports on their orders. The newly designed web site was funded with a $20,000.00 matching grant from the Virginia H. Farah Foundation.

The new site may be accessed at

Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield, seminary Chancellor/CEO, expressed gratitude and pleasure at the launch, saying, “We have carefully received and responded to constructive criticisms and positive suggestions from our SVS Press devotees. Hopefully the site will meet their expectations, and special thanks goes to the Farah Foundation for their support.”

Father Chad, who is editor of the Orthodox Christian Profile Series at SVS Press, drew special attention to the newest release in that series, Antony Bashir, Metropolitan and Missionary, by Constantine Nasr — a fascinating look behind the scenes at an important period of history in the establishment of the Orthodox faith in America. “This book will remind those who knew Metropolitan Antony just how great his contribution to the Orthodox faith in North America was, and will serve to introduce him to a new generation that did not have the honor of knowing him,” he noted.

“Since its inception in 1968, SVS Press has been integral to the seminary’s mission to serve Christ and His Church through theological education, research, and scholarship,” Father Chad continued.  “Its books, music and lecture CDs, and children’s titles provide spiritual and intellectual nourishment to Orthodox Christian believers and those seeking information about the Orthodox Church around the globe.  “We are confident this new web site will even further heighten the reputation of our press as the world leader in Orthodox Christian publications.”