OISM Fall 2009
On the weekend of November 6th through 8th, three students from Christ the Saviour Seminary—Subdeacon Joseph Gingrich, Subdeacon Gregory Robel and Reader David Mastroberte—represented our seminary at the Fall meeting of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM) held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. In addition to our seminarians, this meeting brought together representatives from the host school, Holy Cross; Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY; Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA; Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY; and Saint Herman’s Orthodox Seminary in Kodiak, AK.
The seminarians joined in several Divine Services, formal and informal meetings, a presentation by Archimandrite Joachim Cotsonis on Saint Nicholas, an OCF Coffee House night, and a sight-seeing trip to downtown Boston. As OISM Vice President, Subdeacon Joseph took part in the executive board meeting along with Subdeacon Gregory. Our seminarians thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to renew old friendships and create new ones among their fellow Orthodox seminarians.
Christ the Saviour Seminary has a long history with OISM, hosting several gatherings of the organization throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. After a period of dormancy, OISM has resumed regular meetings, and Christ the Saviour Seminary is again actively involved.
The next meeting of OISM will be at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in February, 2010.
Friday night meet and great.
Friday night at Holy Resurrection Bulgarian Church for an OCF event.
Divine Liturgy Saturday morning, during the sermon.
Board meeting Saturday Morning after Liturgy
Group picture with all of the Seminarians present for the weekend. Represented are Christ the Saviour, Holy Cross, St. Vladimir's, St. Tikhon's, St. Herman's, and Holy Trinity.
Seminarians Joseph Gingrich, Gregory Robel and David Mastroberte in front of a statue of Patriarch Athenagoras.
Group outing Saturday night to Downtown Boston.