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The Nativity Fast: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!”

Homily delivered Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Three Hierarchs Chapel By Archpriest Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir’s Seminary Gospel Reading: Luke 17:12–19  Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on…

The Mission of Orthodoxy

by Father Alexander Schmemann On this day, December 13, 2017—(liturgically speaking, as the new day begins at sunset)—the 34th anniversary of the repose of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann [Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary 1962–1983], we recall his love for his adopted country, the United States, and his hope that the Orthodox Christian faith could grow in North America…

Jesus never said: “Hey Buddy, get a job!”

By Deacon Larry Soper Deacon Larry Soper is a 2nd-year Seminarian in the Master of Divinity program. He hails from North Canton, Ohio, and his home parish is St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America. Prior to coming to the Seminary, he spent a decade working at a renowned drug and…

“Following Jesus to a deserted place”

Second-year Seminarian Brian Crivella gave this homily during our daily Matins service in Three Hierarchs Chapel, Thursday, October 12, 2017, as part of his Master of Divinity program coursework requirement. The Gospel reading for the day was Luke 9.7–11, and Seminarian Brian especially concentrated on verse 10: And the apostles, when they had returned, told…