Nebojsa Varagic, a tonsured reader of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, graduated from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) on August 25th, 2020. Its in-person Commencement Ceremonies were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduate Nebojsa Varagic, enrolled at St. Vladimir’s Seminary with the blessings of His Grace, the Right Reverend Irinej, the Bishop of Eastern America, pursuing the Master of Arts program in the fall of 2018. Before enrolling at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Nebojsa completed his undergraduate studies at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology in Libertyville, IL, where he received his Bachelor of Divinity degree.
During the two-year Master of Arts program, Nebojsa completed an Honors thesis titled “St. Basil’s Ascetic Expectations: Monastics, Marriage, and the Episcopal Office” under the supervision and guidance of Reverend Dr. Anthony G. Roeber.
“St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is a well-known theological school worldwide. As we know, we have had many hierarchs, priests, theologians, and professors that have either studied at St. Vladimir's or taught at St. Vladimir's. The seminary has a very rich history and is very much respected by other universities. I was very blessed to be able to study at St. Vladimir's, where I was able to continue my theological studies.”