Tag: Alexander Schmemann

The End of “Conservative Ecumenism”
Public Life, Theology

The End of “Conservative Ecumenism”

Not all critiques of secular liberalism over the past fifty years have involved flirtations with fascism, but in the apocalypse (literally, the unveiling) that Putin’s war on Ukraine has been, we can see more than ever the horrific consequences of not clearly separating the two.  In January 1975, Fr. Alexander Schmemann, dean of St. Vladimir’s…

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Should St. Vlad’s Campus Be Relocated, or Stay Where It Is?
Education and Academia

Should St. Vlad’s Campus Be Relocated, or Stay Where It Is?

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Српски The Board of Directors of St. Vladimir’s Seminary and, especially, its President, Father Chad Hatfield, must be commended for their constant labor to make the ends meet and thus to maintain the seminary. We must remember, however, that their seminary belongs at large to the American…

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Our Mission and Voice and Presence in America
Church History

Our Mission and Voice and Presence in America

български | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски In the months before Fr. Leonid’s passing, he was working on a revised version of the following address to publish on Public Orthodoxy. As he was unable to complete it, with his family’s blessing, we are posting the entirety of the keynote address he offered to the All American…

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Dreher vs. Schmemann: Church, World, Mission
Public Life, Theology

Dreher vs. Schmemann: Church, World, Mission

The January 2021 Schmemann Lecture delivered by Mr. Rod Dreher, a Senior Editor of The American Conservative, has provoked bewilderment and objections especially among former students of Father Alexander. Was Dreher—neither an academic nor a theologian but a polemical journalist who proclaims it pointless to “dialogue” with Orthodox progressives—the appropriate person to deliver a lecture…

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Schmemann for Our Time: Christ, the Crisis of Our Age
Liturgical Life, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Schmemann for Our Time: Christ, the Crisis of Our Age

Each year since his death in 1983, Father Alexander Schmemann’s legacy is evoked through an established annual lecture in his name at St. Vladimir’s, the theological seminary in New York in which his ideas flourished, nourishing generations of clergy and faithful and, through numerous publications and lectures, reaching the broader world. A permanent academic chair…

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