St. Vladimir’s Seminary to celebrate Orthodox Education Day October 4

Source: OCA
Natalya Mihailova | 02 October 2014
YONKERS, NY [OCA/SVOTS]. The community of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here has been busy making final preparations for Orthodox Education Day, slated to be celebrated on the school’s campus on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

The day will also feature panels and workshops on writing and reading, and publishing and libraries, for children, young adults, and adults.  A new and fun addition to the day will be local food trucks, and a special cooking demonstration by the seminary’s chef, Nat Fasciani, using recipes from his recently published When You Feast: Recipes for Celebrations [SVS Press, 2013].

The full day’s schedule is as follows.

9:00 a.m.—Hierarchical Divine Liturgy: His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, OCA; His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek, Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, OCA; His Grace, Bishop Sava, Georgian Patriarchate; and His Grace, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Patriarchate

11:30 a.m.—Food trucks and coffee and dessert booth opens

All Day—Bookstore displays and sales

1:00 p.m.—Welcome and Introduction: Ted Bazil, Senior Advisor, SVS Press

Keynote Address: Father John Behr, Dean, Metropolitan Philip Auditorium.  A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, including Archpriest Paul Kucynda, former Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission; Mr. John Maddex, CEO, Ancient Faith Ministries; Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, former member of the Publishing Council of the Moscow Patriarchate; moderated by Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, St. Vladimir’s Seminary

1:00 p.m.—Children’s Workshop — Germack Building Solarium

3:00 p.m.—Workshop: “Writing About Theology for a Popular Audience,” Dr.  Bouteneff — Metropolitan Philip Auditorium; “Accessing Our Theology

Young Adult Workshop and Discussion on The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner, Dr. Kate Behr, Sessional Professor of Literature—Bashir Auditorium

5:00 p.m.—Great Vespers

Download a flier or read more about Ed Day at, under “Upcoming Events.”

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