Antiochian seminarians typically do not to have to go as deep into debt as their classmates from other jurisdictions thanks to the vision of Metropolitan Philip.In addition to their seminary duties, married seminarians also have responsibilities to their wives and, in most cases, children.I like biology and chemistry, so it was clear that I probably wanted to do something in these areas. I wanted to help people since my family’s Catholic faith upheld this value as being extremely important. I wanted a career that could support and sustain a large family since I thoroughly enjoyed and love my large family. I wanted to be close to my family in Iowa, so a local university or college would be my final choice.These are all good if not noble considerations, right?The Archdiocese supports seminarians in the Master of Divinity programs at St.Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York, St. If we look in the Gospel accounts of the Birth of Christ, we never find a date or season or any such clue to learn the timing of Christ’s birth.
A thick skin is needed as well as a holy life filled with prayer and fasting.
The modern world follows the Gregorian Calendar, so for the Orthodox that switched calendars, if today is December 1).
Andrew is a student of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, located in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Perhaps the bishop decides he is not priest material. Even in the east, celibacy and monasticism is considered higher and for the 'kingdom.' Have you ever wondered why non-monks in the Roman-rite are called 'secular' priests?
Prepare yourself for the day that the Roman-rite prayer group potluck waits as long as possible for Fr Celibate to arrive to bless the food. Hopefully, it is misunderstandings that cause hurt unintentionally, but occasionally you will have to brace yourself for a bit of evil in the church setting. This is one place where my 'mama-bear' can manifest.