Near the Seminary the Faculty itself is situated. It is a reconstructed manor-house adjusted to the needs of the Faculty. The main building has four lecturing rooms with modern equipment and with piano to facilitate the training of singing. Then there are offices of the dean's residence, and the main room of the building - an assembly hall. In the adjacent building there is one more lecturing room and a bookshop as well.
An ordinary day of a student begins at 6 am. A quarter of an hour later he is already in the temple at a service - usually a holy liturgy or "utrenia". Only on Mondays students say their morning prayers on their own. All services are performed by a clergyman and two or three students, appointed according to the schedule of duties. Presence at every service is required from all students which has its educational and professional reasons. At services students can develop their spiritual life and at the same time become familiar with the practical side of the ceremony. Students of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year read their sermons here. After the morning service students, together with the clergyman, meet in the dining room, say a prayer, and have their breakfast. Then they leave for their lectures. The time after lunch students devote to their interests. Some of them sing in the students' choir or in the choir of the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky. Others work on publishing of ISTINA magazine. At the back of the Seminary there is a studio for hopeful iconographs. Many of our students are members of the Brotherhood of Orthodox Youth in Slovakia - SYNDESMOS. The Faculty arranges for its students also admission to the swimming pool of the Faculty of Sciences and Humanities of the University of Presov. In the basement of the Seminary there is a small but quite well equipped gym.
At 5 p.m. the evening services start and at 6 p.m. students meet in the dining hall again to have their dinner. After dinner students may visit cinema or theatre, or study languages at a language school. Evening prayers begin at 9 p.m. Every other weekend students are allowed to visit their families. During Christmas and Easter they may spend one to two weeks with the'" families. Summer holidays, which students use for relax and recovery, take almost three months.
The dormitory - the Seminary of the FOT is governed by M.A. Emil Jarkovske as its head, and Sergei Cuper is both an educator and administrator of the Seminary Temple of St. Jan Bohoslov.
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