2006-07 Academic Year Begins
A Moleben served on Tuesday, September 12, by the Dean of Holy Trinity Seminary, Archimandrite Luke, and Seminary clergy marked the opening of the 2006-07 academic year. The traditional welcoming talk with the student body, led this year by Archimandrite Luke and Deacon Vladimir Tsurikov, took place immediately afterwards. Fr. Luke welcomed incoming students and greeted returning students, reminding them to make use of their precious time in Seminary for both spiritual and intellectual development, and urging them to do all things with the counsel and advise of their elders. Fr. Luke's words were followed by brief remarks from Fr. Vladimir, who stressed the need for personal responsibility in daily life. Later in the day, Metropolitan Laurus blessed the new seminarians to wear the traditional cassock and belt. The Pedagogical Council met under the presidency of Metropolitan Laurus in the afternoon of the same day to discuss the new academic year. Classes began the following day, Wednesday, September 13.