St. Vladimir’s Seminary Welcomes 2015 Incoming Class

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Welcomes 2015 Incoming Class


[SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] What do a Fulbright scholar, an iconographer, a missionary, a butcher, a nun, and a high school teacher all have in common? They are all part of the 2015 incoming class at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

St. Vladimir’s Seminary marked the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year with orientation and welcome activities for twenty-nine new students beginning on August 27. Hailing from six countries and representing ten Orthodox jurisdictions, the incoming class includes fifteen students in the Master of Divinity program, eight students in the Master of Arts program, and four students in the Master of Theology program. They hope to use their seminary education to serve the Church as priests, deacons, teachers, missionaries, canon law experts, and military chaplains.

“The common thread connecting the students of our incoming class is an openness to what God has in store for them,” said Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak, Director of Admissions. “Even those who talk about the desire to serve the Church as priests or deacons do so with this qualifying statement: ‘…or whatever God plans for us.’”

To learn about how to join next year’s incoming class, please visit

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