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2015 Commencement Address Now Available Online - 06/23/15

The following address was presented by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at the 73rd Annual Commencement exercises at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary on May 23, 2015.

2015 Commencement Address

Reserve Your Place in the 18th Annual St. Tikhon’s Memorial Golf Tournament - 06/23/15

The St. Tikhon’s Community is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Golf Benefit will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Jack Frost National Golf Course in Blakeslee, PA. Registration for the event begins at 12:00 PM, with the Shotgun Start occurring at 1:00 PM, followed by an Awards Dinner at 6:00 PM.

The cost of the event is $100 per golfer, which includes Golf, cart, lunch, admission to the banquet, drinks, refreshments, and prizes. Checks should be made payable to St. Tikhon’s Seminary and mailed to Bernard S. Golubiewski at 19 Main Street, Laflin, PA 18702.

Those wishing to support the event are invited to sponsor a hole at the tournament. Corporate Sponsorship costs $100 and Individual Sponsorship is $25. All sponsor participants will be recognized on the course for all to see and your  sponsorship will be indicated in a special remembrance at the awards dinner to follow.

Checks for sponsorships should also be made out to Bernard Golbiewski and mailed to the aforementioned address.  

We look forward to seeing you on the course!

Applications are Still Being Accepted for the Upcoming Fall Semester. - 06/03/15

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Applications to St. Tikhon's Seminary are being accepted through July, 31, 2015.

Scholarship Assistance Available.

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For question you can reach us by phone at 570-561-1818 or you may email the Dean at or the Registrar at

St. Tikhon’s Seminary Opens Search for Director of Student Life - 05/29/15

Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here recently initiated a search for a full-time Director for its Office of Student Life, which directly provides for the overall welfare and practical needs of seminarians in formation, with special attention given to their spiritual life. 

The Director of Student Life will be responsible for supervising the overall discipline of seminary student body, coordinating with all seminary constituencies in matters related to community events, serving in counseling, advocacy, and advisory roles to students in general academic, spiritual, and personal matters.

A detailed job description may be found on the seminary web site.

The seminary is offering a competitive salary, flexible work environment, and benefits package.

To apply for the position, please forward a cover letter, resume, three references and three writing samples to  the V. Rev. Steven Voyovich, Dean, at P.O. Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459.  Alternatively, applications may be submitted by e-mail to: 

111th Memorial Day Pilgrimage - 05/25/15

Each year the St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary Community opens its arms in dramatic fashion to the greater Orthodox and non-orthodox community. This is a labor of love, the preparation for which is several weeks long and involves every person associated with the Monastery and the Seminary as well as many friends and families, volunteers from neighboring parishes, and long-time supporters.

This labor of love is, in many ways, an iconic representation of our relationship with the world and an articulation of our place it that world. Each year we open up our lives to everyone who wishes to come and take part in the pilgrimage and each year we are surprised by the response. This year, hundreds of Pilgrims turned out to spend Memorial Day with the St. Tikhon’s Community. This was the 111th Memorial Day Pilgrimage.

On Monday the main Liturgy was celebrated by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New York and New Jersey; His Eminence, Archbishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania; His Grace, Bishop Thomas of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America; and His Grace, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Moscow Patriarchate.

Following the Liturgy pilgrims were also able to participate in memorials for the departed and Holy Unction for the healing of soul and body. They enjoyed a wide variety of food from vendors stationed around the Monastery grounds. They beheld and venerated relics, ancient icons, and priceless treasure of the Church at the St. Tikhon's Metropolitan Museum. They were able to venerate the Miraculous Myrrh Streaming Icon from Hawaii. They immersed themselves in the rich history of the Seminary through the latest edition of the Tikhonaire, which chronicles history of the Seminary and Monastery and has been in publication since 1948.

The Memorial Day Pilgrimage is an opportunity to reunite with friends and loved ones each year to pray together, share stories with one another, to teach one another, and to remember together.

Thank you for allowing us to share our lives with you. Thank you for sharing each of your lives with us, and God willing we hope to see you again next year.

Axios! Seminarian Joel Brady is Tonsured a Reader - 05/23/15

On Saturday, May 23, 2015 Seminarian Joel Brady was tonsured a Reader by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Tikhon's Monastery Chapel as part of the Memorial Day Pilgrimage service on Pilgrimage Saturday. Later that day Reader Joel would also graduate Valedictorian of the graduating Class of 2015.

As a seminarian Reader Joel exemplified what it means to be a model student and servant in Christ. He was active in student government, maintained constant participation at both the Holy Services and Community Events, and was ever vigilant of his community stewardship responsibilities. During his final year the additional responsibility of being one of the two dormitory RA's was placed upon him, a responsibility that was accepted graciously with a profound humility.

On behalf of the entire community we would like to thank the Reader Joel Brady for his service to St. Tikhon's and pray that God continues to bless and keep him as he begins this next phase of his public ministry.


St. Tikhon’s Seminary 2015 Commencement - 05/23/15

On May 23rd, St. Tikhon’s Seminary held its 73rd Commencement.  Metropolitan Tikhon offered the Commencement Address.  Thirteen graduates completed the requirements for the Master of Divinity Degree, including graduates from India, Austria, and the Middle East.  Dn. Theophan  received Honors in Church History for his Thesis: “The Mystery of Lawlessness: A Pastoral Examination of the Manifestation of Evil in Contemporary Society.”

Archpriest Daniel Donlick, in just having celebrated 50 years of ordination to the priesthood, was awarded an honorary doctorate following his decisive role in moving the seminary toward accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools, and literally decades of service as professor, academic dean, and confessor that continues to the present day!  A scholarship was also named in honor of Fr. Daniel in recognition of his fiftieth anniversary.

Participating in commencement exercises were two new board members:  Nancy Kohudic, who is a member of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA and an ardent supporter of our Married Student Housing Project, and Bishop Thomas (Joseph) of the Antiochian Christian Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic, who is a long time supporter and friend of the St. Tikhon’s Community.

May God grant our graduates many blessed years of ministry in our Lord’s Vineyard!


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