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St. Vladimir's Seminary to Celebrate Orthodox Ed Day October 3

[SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] The community of Saint Vladimir's Seminary has been busy making final preparations for Orthodox Education Day, "East Meets East," slated to be celebrated on the school's campus on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The seminary's annual open house and fall festival will celebrate the relationship between the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox churches and explore the history of their dialogue.

The day will begin and end with Orthodox church services, and a marketplace filled with international cuisine and Orthodox books and gifts will be open all day. Renowned author and scholar Archpriest Dr. John Anthony McGuckin will give the keynote address, "Our Common Father: Saint Cyril;" workshop leaders will address a wide variety of topics, such as Coptic iconography; seminarians will perform a concert of sacred Orthodox music; and a book discussion group will talk about Tito Colliander's Way of the Ascetics.

The full day's schedule is as follows.

10:00 am—Malankara Orthodox Matins

11:00 am—Food & Dessert Booths open

11:00 am—Orthodox Bookstore and Marketplace open

12:00 pm—Keynote Address: "Our Common Father: Saint Cyril" — The Very Rev. Dr. John A. McGuckin

1:00 pm—Coptic Orthodox Raising of Incense

2:00 pm—Sacred Music Concert

3:00 pm—Workshop: "Coptic Iconography, Past and Present: A Journey Through the Sacred Art of the Orthodox Church of Coptic Egypt" — Evelyn Avery Rophael

3:00 pm—Workshop: "Our Prayers in Common" — Mary Farag Gall

3:00 pm—Book Study: Way of the Ascetics by Tito Colliander

4:00 pm—Workshop: "The Recent History and Current Status of the Dialogue Between the TwoFamilies of Orthodox Churches" — The Rev. Deacon Antonios (Shenoudian)

4:00 pm—Workshop: "The Visual Language of Eastern Orthodox Icons" — The Rev. Deacon Evan Freeman

5:00 pm—Eastern Orthodox Great Vespers

Admission to the grounds and all events is free. Download a flier or read more about Ed Day at, under "Upcoming Events."