Metropolitan John Theodorovich was the very first Metropolitan of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who dedicated his life to the service of his flock. Namely because of his love of the Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA established a fund in his honor and memory, benefiting seminarians and clergy of the Church, who pursue theological academic training. The goal of our St. Sofia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ is always to provide character formation and a high-quality education to seminarians and clergy. As St. Sophia Seminary student body continues to grow, it grows increasingly younger, more enthusiastic, more ready to embrace the demands of ministry in the Church
The Ukrainian Orthodox League established the Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund over 50 years ago, providing funds to seminarians to ensure the education of our past, present, and future spiritual fathers of the Church continue.
The very first MJSF scholarship was awarded in 1966. Those who have benefited from the UOL's MJSF have become role models for the next generation of our clergy. Our St. Sophia Theological Seminary forms the future of our Church by sustaining the long tradition of spiritual, pastoral, and theological excellence of our clergy. For all its wealth of beauty, holiness and vibrant tradition, our Seminary lacks the financial resources to make the financial commitment that four years of residential seminary education demands and provide adequate scholarships to these students. A growing number of gifted applicants to the Seminary find themselves forced to review their applications because they are unable to shoulder the financial burden.
We ask all of you, especially our parishes, to make a collection in the parish communities of the Church or send an annual or monthly gift to the UOL's Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund and spread the word. If you know people who might be interested in supporting the MJSF, contact:
UOL Financial Secretary