Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement

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Originally founded in the 1960s, the '''Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement''' (OISM) seeks to foster prayer, fellowship, and cooperation among seminarians of the [[Orthodox Church]] from across the North American continent.  During OISM retreats, seminarians gather together and participate in a simple program which incorporates prayer, reflection, and discussion among the future leaders of the Church.   
 
Originally founded in the 1960s, the '''Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement''' (OISM) seeks to foster prayer, fellowship, and cooperation among seminarians of the [[Orthodox Church]] from across the North American continent.  During OISM retreats, seminarians gather together and participate in a simple program which incorporates prayer, reflection, and discussion among the future leaders of the Church.   
  
After OISM had been dormant for a number of years, in the Fall of 2003 Fr. Michael Dahulich (dean of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's]] and also a former member of OISM) invited a number of schools to St. Tikhon's in an effort to revive the organization.  At this fall retreat, students met in prayer and fellowship.  They also participated in a lecture by Fr. Daniel Kovalak which emphasized the importance of missiology in the Church.  At a meeting which concluded the festivities, representatives from the various schools formed an interim board with the goal of re-establishing the organization.  
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After OISM had been dormant for a number of years, in the Fall of 2003 Fr. [[Michael Dahulich]] (dean of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's]] and also a former member of OISM) invited a number of schools to St. Tikhon's in an effort to revive the organization.  At this fall retreat, students met in prayer and fellowship.  They also participated in a lecture by Fr. Daniel Kovalak which emphasized the importance of missiology in the Church.  At a meeting which concluded the festivities, representatives from the various schools formed an interim board with the goal of re-establishing the organization.  
  
 
In the Spring semester of 2004, a general assembly was convened at [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York.  At this general assembly, in addition to St. Vladimir's Seminary, there were representatives present from [[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)|St. Herman's Seminary]] of Kodiak, Alaska; [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Seminary]]/Hellenic College of Brookline, Massachusetts; [[Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Seminary]] of Jordanville, New York; and [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Seminary]] of South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  During the course of the weekend a constitution was adopted and an executive board was formed.  
 
In the Spring semester of 2004, a general assembly was convened at [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York.  At this general assembly, in addition to St. Vladimir's Seminary, there were representatives present from [[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)|St. Herman's Seminary]] of Kodiak, Alaska; [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Seminary]]/Hellenic College of Brookline, Massachusetts; [[Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (Jordanville, New York)|Holy Trinity Seminary]] of Jordanville, New York; and [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Seminary]] of South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  During the course of the weekend a constitution was adopted and an executive board was formed.  
  
The executive board is comprised of a president—elected at the general assembly—and two representatives from each voting member school.  The current president is Paul-Gabriel Erickson of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's]].
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The executive board is composed of a president—elected at the general assembly—and two representatives from each voting member school.  The current president is Father Kilian (Sprecher) of [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's]].  Voting membership is open to schools under [[SCOBA]] [[jurisdiction]]s, and associate membership is open to non-SCOBA schools.
  
 
==Participating Schools==
 
==Participating Schools==
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*[[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)]] ([[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]])
 
*[[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)]] ([[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]])
 
*[[St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, New Jersey)]] ([[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA|UOCUSA]])
 
*[[St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, New Jersey)]] ([[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA|UOCUSA]])
*[[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]] ([[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]])
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*[[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]] (OCA)
*[[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)]] ([[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]])
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*[[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)]] (OCA)
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*[[Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (Toronto, Ontario)]] ([[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)|GOMT]])
  
==External link==
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==External links==
*[http://www.svots.edu/Press-Releases/2003-1014-oism.html Press Release: Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement Re-established]
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*[http://www.hts.edu/seminary/news/oismfall07.htm OISM (Orthodox Inter Seminary Movement) 2007 Fall Event]
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*[http://www.svots.edu/Press-Releases/2003-1014-oism.html Press Release: Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement Re-established] October 14, 2003
  
 
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[[Category:Organizations]]
 
[[Category:Seminaries]]
 
[[Category:Seminaries]]

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Originally founded in the 1960s, the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM) seeks to foster prayer, fellowship, and cooperation among seminarians of the Orthodox Church from across the North American continent. During OISM retreats, seminarians gather together and participate in a simple program which incorporates prayer, reflection, and discussion among the future leaders of the Church.

After OISM had been dormant for a number of years, in the Fall of 2003 Fr. Michael Dahulich (dean of St. Tikhon's and also a former member of OISM) invited a number of schools to St. Tikhon's in an effort to revive the organization. At this fall retreat, students met in prayer and fellowship. They also participated in a lecture by Fr. Daniel Kovalak which emphasized the importance of missiology in the Church. At a meeting which concluded the festivities, representatives from the various schools formed an interim board with the goal of re-establishing the organization.

In the Spring semester of 2004, a general assembly was convened at St. Vladimir's Seminary in Crestwood, New York. At this general assembly, in addition to St. Vladimir's Seminary, there were representatives present from St. Herman's Seminary of Kodiak, Alaska; Holy Cross Seminary/Hellenic College of Brookline, Massachusetts; Holy Trinity Seminary of Jordanville, New York; and St. Tikhon's Seminary of South Canaan, Pennsylvania. During the course of the weekend a constitution was adopted and an executive board was formed.

The executive board is composed of a president—elected at the general assembly—and two representatives from each voting member school. The current president is Father Kilian (Sprecher) of St. Vladimir's. Voting membership is open to schools under SCOBA jurisdictions, and associate membership is open to non-SCOBA schools.

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