2005-06 Academic Year Begins
A Moleben served by Archimandrite Luke, Acting Dean, accompanied by Hieromonk Theophylact, Dean of Students, Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov, Assistant Dean, and other clergy on Monday, September 12, marked the opening of the 2005-06 academic year. Classes began later that same day.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, held his traditional welcoming talk with the student body on Friday, September 16. The Metropolitan welcomed incoming students and greeted returning students, telling them of the high calling to which they had responded by entering Seminary, reminding them of the great responsibility they bear as future servants of the Church, and warning them of the temptations that await those who seek to fulfill such a lofty vocation. Metropolitan Laurus' talk was followed by brief remarks from Fr. Luke and Fr. Vladimir, who stressed the need for personal responsibility in daily life. Following their words, Metropolitan Laurus blessed the new seminarians, who had come from throughout North American, South America, and Ukraine, to wear the traditional cassock and belt.
The faculty and students of Holy Trinity Seminary look forward to another year of shared learning and communal service to the Orthodox Church.