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HTOS Opens the Search for an Executive Director of Development

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

Jordanville, NY

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Development for a full-time position beginning not later than September 1, 2017.  Founded in 1948, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is a college-level professional school of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), committed to continuation of the theological and spiritual legacy of the Russian Orthodox Church and to the training of future pastors and lay leaders to serve the Russian Church Abroad.

Fr. Alexander Webster Confirmed as Dean of HTOS

On May 3, 2017, at a regular session of the Synod of Bishops, V. Rev. Archpriest Alexander Webster was confirmed by the Synod as dean of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, having been nominated by the Board of Trustees of HTOS. 

A priest of 35 years, a retired US Army chaplain with the rank of Colonel, holding a doctorate in Theology, having taught for many years, and held the position of dean of an Orthodox Seminary, Fr. Alexander brings a wealth of academic and pastoral experience to HTOS. He is a specialist in Moral Theology.

Fr. Alexander was ordained to the priesthood in 1982 in the Serbian Orthodox Church.  He has been married to his wife Kathleen for 45 years. They have four children.

Sunday, May 28 – 69th Commencement at HTOS

The Rector, the Board of Trustees, and the Faculty of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary are glad to announce that the Commencement Exercises for the HTOS Class of 2017 will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The celebrations will begin with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m., presided by His Grace, Bishop Irenei.

The Commencement Exercises will begin with a Moleben at Holy Trinity Cathedral at 2 p.m., followed by procession to the Seminary Hall for the graduation ceremony (begins approximately at 2:30 p.m.). This year, the Commencement address will be given by His Grace, the Most Reverend Irinei (Steenberg), Bishop of Sacramento, Vicar Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.


Bishop Irenei (in the world – Matthew Steenberg) was born in 1978. He graduated from Oxford University (UK) with the doctorate (D.Phil.) in Patristic Studies and Church History. He was a fellow in Patristics at Oxford, and Chair in Theology at Leeds Trinity University (UK). In 2007 he was ordained a deacon in the Sourozh Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in 2010 he was tonsured and ordained a hieromonk by Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and the West (ROCOR). He was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite in 2011. On July 1, 2016, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad elected Fr Irenei to be the Bishop of Sacramento, Vicar of the Western American Diocese. He was consecrated at the Cathedral of Joy of All Who Sorrow in San Francisco on November 6, 2016. Vladyka Irenei is an established scholar of patristics, Orthodox anthropology, and church history, having authored numerous books, articles, essays, and talks. From 2012 he is the founder and Director of Sts Cyril and Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies in San Francisco, and from 2015 serves as the abbot of the newly founded Monastery of St Silouan in Sonora, CA.

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
PO Box 36
Jordanville, N. Y. 13361
Telephone: (315) 858-0945