St Vladimir’s hosts spring Open House for prospective students April 5-6

St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will once again open its doors to prospective students for a Lenten Open House, Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, featuring a special faculty lecture forum on the theme “Fear and Faith.”

The Open House is designed to provide a first-hand experience of seminary life to those interested in ministry, or those desiring to deepen their understanding of the Orthodox faith.

Participants in the Open House will worship in the chapel, tour the campus and its resources, meet faculty and students, and learn about programs, financial aid, and the admissions process at America’s premier Orthodox theological graduate institution.

On Sunday, April 6, the Open House features a special faculty lecture forum on the Lenten theme “Fear and Faith.” Presenting at the forum will be:

• Dr John Barnet, Fear Not - Christian Witness in the New Testament

• Fr Alexander Rentel, With Fear of God, Faith and Love Draw Near

• Dean John H Erickson, Between Hope & Fear: Orthodoxy Faces the Future

• Dr Al Rossi, Fear and Faith: Pastoral Perspectives

In November 2002, more than 25 students from across the United States and Canada visited St Vladimir’s for the seminary’s second open house for prospective students.

“I was very impressed with all of our visiting prospective students in November,” said Fr John Behr, who was part of a faculty-student panel discussion. “They all had very diverse interests and enthusiasm, and they asked many important questions about seminary life, as well as Orthodox faith and theology. I expect more of the same this April.”

The spring Open House comes at no cost to participants except for their travel arrangements. For more information, a schedule of activities, and a registration form, please contact Fr Steven Belonick at 914-961-8313 ext 328, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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: