Three Hierarchs Chapel

Yonkers, New York

Three Hierarchs Chapel

Founded 1982

Diocese: Stavropegial Institutions

Deanery: Stavropegial Chapels


575 Scarsdale Rd
Yonkers, New York 10707



Office: 914-961-8313

Parish Contacts

Rev. Bogdan Bucur*
Retired, Attached

Lay Leadership

Harrison Basil Russin
Director of Music


The Chapel is located in the center of the St. Vladimir’s Seminary campus.

Car: From George Washington Bridge
Take the Major Deegan Thruway (north) to exit 5 (Central Park Ave/Rt 100 north).  Continue north on Central Park Avenue to Nathan’s Restaurant.  Turn right onto Crisfield St and continue to bottom of hill.  Turn right onto Scarsdale Rd and follow 1/4 mile to Seminary, which is on the right.

From Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridges via Bronx River Parkway
Cross Bronx Expressway (west) to Bronx River Parkway (north) to Scarsdale Rd exit (at light, left exit off parkway).  After exit bear right to fork in the road.  At fork, bear left continuing on Scarsdale Rd.  Follow one mile to Seminary, which is on the left.  or VIA HUTCHINSON RIVER PARKWAY (north) to Cross County Parkway (west) to Bronx River Parkway (north) and continue as above.

From Upstate New York, Tappan Zee Bridge, I-95, and 287 west
Take any of these roadways, as appropriate, to 87 south (NY Thruway).  Follow NY Thruway to exit 6E (Tuckahoe Rd).  Continue to Central Park Ave and turn left onto Central Park Ave.  Follow until Nathan’s Restaurant.  Turn right onto Crisfield St and continue to bottom of the hill.  Turn right onto Scarsdale Rd. Follow 1/4 mile to the seminary (on the right).

By Plane: from LaGuardia or Kennedy Airports
By taxi, bus, or other public transportation to New York City and then by train (from Grand Central station) or subway as indicated below.  By car, follow signs to Whitestone Bridge and continue by directions above.

By Subway from New York City (East Side)
Take the IRT Woodlawn Rd (IRT #4, Lexington-Jerome) to the last stop (Woodlawn Rd); downstairs to #20 bus (White Plains) to Tanglewood Shopping Center (Central Park Ave and Crisfield St).  Turn right on Crisfield St to Scarsdale Rd to Seminary on right. (About 20 minute walk from shopping center to Seminary) or take taxi from Subway to Seminary.

By Subway from New York City (West Side)
IND “D” or “CC” train (Grand Concourse Lane) to Bedford Park Blvd; then go upstairs and take #20 bus (White Plains) and follow as above.

By Train
Grand Central Station to Crestwood (Metro North Harlem Line), then by taxi to Seminary (5 minutes distance) or you can walk.

Walking from Crestwood Train Station
Approximately a 20 minute walk.  Walk from station directly to Thompson St (through the parking lot on the station side of the tracks).  Follow Thompson St to Read Ave and turn right onto Read Ave.  Read Ave becomes Kennedy Pl.  Follow Kennedy Pl until it intersects Scarsdale Rd.  The Seminary is directly across from this intersection.

Schedule of Services

7:30 AM Matins (during the Academic Year unless otherwise noted).

5:00 PM Vespers (during the Academic Year unless otherwise noted).

6:30 PM All-Night Vigil (during seminary school semesters), or Vespers (call during vacation periods).
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Liturgy, then Coffee Hour.
Sunday Morning

All services are in English. If you need further information on the schedule of services, please visit the seminary website or call St Vladimir’s Seminary 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. The switchboard is closed on the weekend and in the evening.

Parish Background

Three Hierarchs Chapel of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is named after Ss Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom—church fathers and bishops who exemplified correct doctrine, spiritual growth, and pastoral care in their lives and ministries. These saints serve as the patrons of the faculty, staff, and seminarians of the Seminary, as they come to worship daily in the chapel.

The chapel, completed in 1983, replaced an original smaller chapel that had been on the grounds when the Seminary purchased its present property in the Crestwood neighborhood of Yonkers, NY, in 1962. The original chapel was first built as worship space for an Episcopalian community of faith, while the new chapel was built to accommodate Orthodox Christian liturgical worship.

The iconography in the chapel reflects an intentional program of biblically based themes, which instructs worshippers in the salvation wrought by their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and which inspires them to enter into the community of saints (Jn 17:21).

The Chapel’s structure and internal design were planned by Archpriest Alexis Vinogradov, seminary alumnus and architect, and Protopresbyter John Meyendorff, dean of the Seminary from 1984–1992. The woodworking in the Chapel was overseen by another alumnus, Archpriest Andrew Tregubov. The icons were painted by Elisabeth Kalouzhnay Ozoline, an iconographer and art historian; icons used in the original chapel, painted by iconographer Maria Struve, remain in some spaces as well.

To learn more about Three Hierarchs Chapel, take a chapel tour, narrated by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (+2015), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1992–2002.