2004-05 Academic Year Begins
The faculty and students of Holy Trinity Seminary marked the beginning of the 2004-05 academic year on Monday, September 13, with a Moleben served by Hieromonk Theophylact, Dean of Students. Classes began immediately afterward.
On Thursday, September 16, His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, held his traditional beginning-of-the-year talk with students. The Metropolitan welcomed incoming students and greeted returning students, reminding them of the calling to which they had responded by coming to Seminary and telling them of the great responsibilities they have as future servants of the Church. Metropolitan Laurus' talk was followed by remarks by the Assistant Dean, Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov, on the use of the Seminary's library facilities, which have undergone significant renovation in recent years. Following their words, Metropolitan Laurus blessed the new seminarians to wear the cassock, reminding them of the great responsibility that comes with it.
The Seminary is pleased to welcome into its faculty Hierodeacon Cyprian (Alexandrou), a graduate of the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. The Seminary is likewise pleased to welcome Mr. Michael Herrick, who holds degrees from Columbia University and Simmons College, as the new Slavic Librarian.
Holy Trinity Seminary looks forward to another year of learning, academic enrichment, and service to the Church.