[Archived News] Wednesday, June 4 2008


The Class of 2008 celebrated their commencement Saturday, May 17 at St Vladimir’s Seminary. There were twenty-nine students graduating in five academic programs and for the first time, the ceremony included the awarding of hoods to the graduates. I am happy to announce that Fr. Dn. Aleksa Pavichevich graduated cum laude with a Master of Divinity degree (MDiv) on this very special day.

Since entering the seminary Fr. Aleksa has had a variety of community service experiences to include; hospital visits to the sick and dying, resident advisor for married students in assigned housing, web support and IT (information technology) for St. Vladimir's Seminary, and over the past year his church assignment has been to serve as Deacon at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava's in New York under the direction of Father Djokan Majstorovic.

Fr. Aleksa, Emily and Sophia will be staying in Belgrade this summer, returning to New York in the fall where Emily will continue to teach special education in the Bronx.

It is by the grace of God, the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, the guidance and encouragement of his uncle, Very Rev Father Dennis Pavichevich, love and support from family and friends at St. Stevan of Dechani that Fr. Aleksa was able to achieve this goal.