Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pastoral School to Provide Comprehensive Seminary Instruction in Spanish

With the blessing of Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America, President of the Pastoral School, and Bishop John of Caracas and South America, the Pastoral school is pleased to announce that beginning in February 2017 the Spanish Language Sector of the Pastoral School will begin instruction in the only comprehensive Spanish Language Orthodox Christian seminary in the world. More information can be found HERE.

Those who would like to donate to support this effort may visit HERE.

We ask your prayerful and material support for the success of this new missionary educational endeavor, designed to provide greatly needed Orthodox clergymen for the Spanish speaking world.

Fr. Gregory

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Potential Senior Practicum - Translation of St. Athanasius Divine Service

Although the practicum is closely linked with the student's parish, there are sometimes students that cannot manage to connect the practicum to the parish in this way. If you are in such a situation, and you are able to translate from Church Slavonic to English, please contact me. The service to Holy Hierarch Athanasius (Volhovskyy) of Poltava needs to be translated into English and this would be a fully acceptable practicum. If you are interested please contact me privately.

Fr. Gregory

Potential Senior Thesis - Liturgy of St. James

There are several manuscripts that have recently become available of the Liturgy of St. James, Brother of the Lord. An interesting senior thesis would be to compare and contrast these manuscripts and to then continue the work of Phillip von Gardner, who first prepared this service in Church Slavonic for use in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. If you are interested in this project please contact me privately.

Fr. Gregory

Faculty Input: Best Student Submissions

This is an official call for submissions by our faculty. We are asking you to submit via email to me the best student deliverables from the cycle of first exam/projects which have been completed by now. All submissions will be published here on the Dean's List and shared on Facebook. Thank you for your attention to this important request. Fr. Gregory

Monday, November 7, 2016

Election Day - Theological Discussion

Please share thoughts. Is this too soft? Should priest's tell their parishioners how to vote? Should priest's be more or less involved in the political process? Fr. Gregory

Posted by The Orthodox Pastoral School of Chicago and Mid-America on Monday, November 7, 2016