Orthodox Education Day 2007
October 07, 2007 Length: 89:00On Saturday, October 6, 2007, St Vladimir's Seminary welcomed hundreds of guests who traveled to the seminary's campus for this year’s Orthodox Education Day. It was a full day of prayer, fellowship, good food, and educational workshops as participants explored this year's theme: "Our Church: Her Mission and Her Future.” One of the highlights of the day was the keynote address by Fr Chad Hatfield, SVS Chancellor and CEO. Fr Chad spoke on the topic of Our Mission Today, challenging his audience to consider the lives of the great Missionary Saints in America’s Orthodox history: St Herman, St Innocent, and St Tikhon – and how they call us to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel today. His address was immediately followed by a panel discussion with representatives of mission work in the Antiochian Archdiocese, Greek Archdiocese and OCA. Fr Chad moderated, taking questions from the floor addressed to Fr Eric Tosi (OCA), Fr Gregory MacGregor (Antiochian Archdiocese) and Fr James Kordaris (Greek Archdiocese).
"I am the pastor of a Baptist church. Yet, I don't start my day without meditation, prayer, and scripture with this wonderful music playing. I have a deep admiration for Orthodoxy as you are the original church and gave us the precious jewel of the Holy Bible."