St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)
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St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York) is one of three institutions of professional theological education in the Orthodox Church in America. The other two schools are St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania) and St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska).
Along with priestly vocation, St. Vladimir's also provides education for other church leaders, such as choir directors and religious educators. Along with the Master of Divinity program, the seminary also offers the Master of Arts in Theology, the Master of Theology, and the Doctor of Ministry.
Protopresbyter Georges Florovsky was instrumental in its founding after his departure from St. Sergius Institute (Paris, France). It has counted among its deans Protopresbyters Alexander Schmemann, John Meyendorff, and Thomas Hopko --- nearly a who's who list of twentieth century theology. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of the seminary on Orthodox theology in the last fifty years.
St. Vladimir's library is one of the largest Eastern Christian resources in North America. The seminary also houses a large publishing house, SVS Press. It publishes a quarterly theological journal, St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly. St. Vladimir's counts as alumni bishops and priests of many jurisdictions, professors of numerous colleges, universities and seminaries, and noteworthy lay leaders in worldwide Orthodoxy.