On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, was guest homilist during the Great Vespers service celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy, at Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut—whose rector is Archpriest Steven J. Belonick, seminary alumnus (M.Div. ’77). The parish hosted the event, which was sponsored by the New England Clergy Association.
V. Rev. Fr. Steven J. Belonick: It is our distinct pleasure—it is my distinct pleasure, my honor—to introduce our homilist this evening: Fr. Chad Hatfield from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Fr. Chad is always fond of saying that he is from Kansas—and he is from Kansas. I was once in Kansas, many, many years ago, in Topeka, actually, and I drove from the airport into Kansas. And I’m not sure where I landed,…