Plans for the 32nd annual Orthodox Education Day at Saint Vladimir’sOrthodox Theological Seminary here Saturday, October 6, 2001 were recently finalized.
The theme of thisyear’s celebration is “Serving Christ in Our Neighbor: Reflections on Matthew25,” according to Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, SVS Dean.
The full-day celebrationwill begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on the seminary campusat 9:30 a.m., after which a variety of food booths representing various cultureswill be available. Father Hopko will deliver a main address on the celebrationtheme, while workshops conducted by individuals working in the fields of prisonministry, philanthropy, and ministry to those who are suffering will be heldthrough the day. Each workshop will be conducted several times throughout theday, enabling attendees to participate in at least two programs. Concurrently,workshops for high school and college students, a children’s activity booth,and a Festival of Music are being planned. Tours of the new John G. Rangos FamilyFoundation Building will also be available.
Various institutions,programs and organizations will display and disseminate their information. Joiningthe exhibit area this year will be the SVS booth that will include the Officesof Recruitment and Advancement along with facultymembers ready to answer questionsabout academic programs. In addition, there will booths in the exhibit areato feature an Orthodox iconographer, an embroidery craftsperson, and a woodcarver.
“We welcomeeveryone to this very special open house at the seminary where people can worship,have fellowship, and learn about the Faith,” said Father Hopko.
Although OrthodoxEducation Day is not a major fund raising event for the seminary, donationsare welcome and will be earmarked to offset the costs of subsidizing marriedstudent apartment off-campus. Entrance to the event is free to the public.