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Nov 7, 2006 : Metropolitan PHILIP hosts the 2006 Seminarian Dinner

On Tuesday Nov. 7th, 2006, His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP hosted all of the Antiochian seminarians for a Vesper Service and dinner at the Archdiocese headquarters in Englewood, New Jersey. This is an annual event that brings our seminarians and their wives together from St. Vladimir (Crestwood, NY), St. Tikhon (South Canaan, PA), and Holy Cross (Brookline, MA) seminaries for an evening of fellowship and important discussion. The evening began with the Vesper Service held in the Chapel of St. John Chrysostom, followed by a dinner in the large dining room. His Eminence addressed the seminarians, stressing the importance of their theological education, and the need for their ministries to touch people in their every day lives. In addition, His Eminence also met privately with each of the third-year seminarians to discuss important issues related to their futures.

This year, the Archdiocese has 27 seminarians (11 of whom are married) attending the three seminaries. Ten of these seminarians are completing their third year, and will graduate in 2007.