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[[Image:St. Vladimir's chapel.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir's Seminary]]{{orthodoxyinamerica}}'''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)]].
==Degree programs==Along with priestly [[priest]]ly 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(M.Div.), the seminary also offers the Master of Arts in Theology, (M.A.) and the Master of Theology, and the Doctor of Ministry(Th.M.).
==History and influence==Protopresbyter [[Georges Florovsky ]] was instrumental in its founding after his departure from [[Orthodox Theological Institute of 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]]. St. Vladimir's counts as alumni [[bishop]]s and [[priest]]s of many jurisdictions, professors of numerous colleges, universities and seminaries, and noteworthy lay leaders in worldwide Orthodoxy. 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 ==Criticism==Especially in North America. The seminary also houses a large publishing houserecent years, SVS Press. It publishes a quarterly theological journal, ''St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly''has been the subject of criticism regarding its approach to teaching Orthodox theology and praxis. St. Vladimir's counts as alumni bishops Critics usually cite adherence by faculty to modern historical-critical methods of Biblical [[exegesis]] and priests study of many jurisdictions, professors of numerous colleges, universities and seminaries, and noteworthy lay leaders in worldwide Orthodoxyhistory rather than traditional [[Church Fathers|patristic]] [[hermeneutics|interpretive methods]].
==Library and publishing==
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''.
{{stub}}==Deans==* Bishop [[Makary (Ilyinsky)]], 1938–1944* Archimandrite [[Dionysius (Diachenko)]], 1944–1947* Bishop [[John (Shahovskoy)]], 1947–1950* [[Georges Florovsky]], 1950–1955* Metropolitan [[Leonty (Turkevich)]], 1955–1962* [[Alexander Schmemann]], 1962–1983* [[John Meyendorff]], 1984–1992* [[Thomas Hopko]], 1992–2002* [[John H. Erickson]], 2002-June 2007* [[John Behr]], July 2007–present
==Current Events==
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 == External Links links ==
*[http://www.svots.edu/ St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary website]
*[http://www.svspress.com/ SVS Press website]
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