St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/ 60 St. Tikhon's Seminary Century Association Holds Annual Meeting http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_4.html Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-08-17-Century-Assoc-Ann-Mtg/IMG_8697.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Founder's Day, October 8th, following a festive luncheon hosted by the seminary, the St. Tikhon's Seminary Century Association held their annual meeting.&nbsp; Subdeacon John Lasichak, President, led the meeting, calling upon association leadership to report on successful fundraising activities through the course of the year.&nbsp; Archpriest Dennis Swencki, Chief Financial Officer, shared heartfelt gratitude, on behalf of the seminary, for all the efforts of the Century Association to support the seminary, including the wonderful annual event they host, Hospitality a la Russe!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Subdeacon John presented a check, on behalf of the Century Association, to Seminary Dean, Archpriest Steven Voytovich, totaling $7,000 as the meeting concluded.&nbsp; All shared in enjoying fellowship and deserts following the meeting.&nbsp; Century Association members support the seminary with annual gifts of at least $100.&nbsp; You can find out more about the Century Association here.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_4.html St. Tikhon's Community Celebrates Founder's Day http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_3.html Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-08-17-Founders-Day/IMG_8668.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, October 8th, St. Tikhon's Community gathered together to celebrate Founder's Day.&nbsp; This is the Sunday closest to the Feast of the Glorification of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, who founded the monastery.&nbsp; The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.&nbsp; Monastery Abbot, Archimandrite Sergius was the celebrant, together with Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, and clergy from the seminary and monastery.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Archimandrite Sergius appealed to all gathered, during the homily, to continue pursuing the vision of St. Tikhon, with continual prayerful support of the mission of Orthodoxy in North America, modeled by the daily prayers of the monastery community.&nbsp; This year is a special year in that we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Tikhon's elevation to the Patriarchate!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following the Liturgy, the seminary invited all to come and participate in a festive luncheon.&nbsp; Fr. Steven thanked all of the members of the Fellowship of St. Tikhon and St. Nikolai for their support of the seminary.&nbsp; He then thanked the members of the Century Association, inviting Subdeacon John Lasichak to address those gathered for the luncheon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Century Association later held their annual meeting.&nbsp; To see this related story, please click <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a style="color: #ff00ff;" href="https://stots.edu/news_171012_4.html">here</a></span>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">(Photos by Seminarian Robert West)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_3.html St. Tikhon's Seminary Wives Gather Together http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_2.html Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-03-17-Wives-Group-Mtg/image1-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the St. Tikhon's Wives Group had a very inspiring "Meet the Matushka" event via Skype with Mat. Kristen Smith in Florida. Mat. Kristen shared helpful advice she'd been given, spoke about her own experiences, and answered the thoughtful questions that many of those who attended had.. Altogether 13 wives attended and were able to enjoy a time of fellowship, as well as benefit from shared wisdom.</p> <p>(Photo and story submitted by Dr. Mary Ford)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_2.html St. Tikhon's Seminary Participates in Chancery's Patronal Feast Day http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_1.html Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-23-17-Chancery-Liturgy/IMG_8646.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, September 23rd, clergy and seminarians from St. Tikhon's Seminary traveled to our OCA Chancery in Syosset to participate in the annual celebration of the patronal feast day of the St. Sergius of Radonezh Chapel.&nbsp; Clergy and seminarians from St. Vladimir's Seminary particpated as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can see the write-up offered on the OCA website <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a style="color: #ff00ff;" href="https://oca.org/news/headline-news/metropolitan-tikhon-presides-at-patronal-feast-of-chancerys-st.-sergius-cha">here</a></span> that includes the concelebrating hieararchs, and view some of our photos taken below.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_1.html Alumni Updates: Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris and Archpriest Theophan Buck http://www.stots.edu/news_171001_1.html Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/Promo-Photos/STS-seal.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the 50<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Anniversary of the founding of St. Innocent Bicentennial Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska, St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary Alumnus, the Very Rev. Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris (STOTS &lsquo;61) was honored by His Grace, Bishop David of Alaska, with the right to wear the Miter. Father Nicholas and Matushka Anastasia had labored for more than three decades in the building of St. Innocent&rsquo;s Cathedral, making the honor bestowed upon him there at the celebration of the parish in Anchorage all the more appropriate. Many years to the newly Mitered Archpriest Nicholas &amp; Mat. Anastasia! &nbsp;</p> <p>(Story and photo received from Archpriest Timothy Hojnicki (STOTS, 2005), Fr. Nicholas&rsquo; son-in-law)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Rev. Theophan Buck (STOTS, 2010), Matushka Elena, and their daughter Eliza were miraculously saved from harm as a 100-year-old tree nearly destroyed their home in the midst of Hurrican Irma&rsquo;s onslaught. They have moved into a rental home as work is undertaken to repair their home. Fr. Theophan is pastor of St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Macon, GA. Please keep them in your prayers.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_171001_1.html St. Tikhon's Seminary Announces Fall Lecture Series http://www.stots.edu/news_170919_3.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/Promo-Photos/2017-fall-lecture-series/Lecture-Series-II-2017.png&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>[STOTS Communications, South Canaan, PA] St. Tikhon's Seminary announces its annual Fall Lecture Series. &nbsp;This year's series is focused on "<em>Back to Basics</em>". &nbsp;The series will run on Tuesday evenings: &nbsp;October 10, 17, 24, and 31, beginning at 7pm in the seminary refectory. &nbsp;You can download a flyer to post <a href="/files/Fall-Lecture-Series/Fall-Lecture-Series-2017-II.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Marshall Goodge&nbsp;</strong>&mdash;&nbsp;&ldquo;<strong>The Panagia: Our Mother and our Model&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Marshall Goodge (STOTS 2017) is serving as the Assistant to the Dean upon graduation from seminary with his M.Div. Degree. Marshall received Honors in Theology for his Thesis: &ldquo;O Virgin Pure&rdquo;: The Roman Catholic Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Sinlessness of the Virgin Mary, East and West.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Archbishop Michael, Ph.D.&nbsp;</strong>&mdash;&nbsp;<strong>&ldquo;What is the Bible? An Orthodox Understanding&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>His Eminence is the Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, and Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. He is Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology and Department Chair of Scripture at the seminary, and holds a Ph.D. Degree from Duquesne University.</p> <p><strong>Protopresbyter George Alexson </strong>&mdash;<strong> &ldquo;Perfecting the Shepherd&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Fr. George (STOTS 1969) has been a priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for forty-eight years. He retired in 2010 from the Annunciation Cathedral, Atlanta, GA. Upon returning to Northern Virginia, he accepted an invitation to assist in developing Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, in Loudon County.</p> <p><strong>Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, Ph.D.&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;&ldquo;Basics of Liturgical Music&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Dr. Jessica teaches at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam University, Potsdam, NY. She is currently on sabbatical and has recently returned from Greece. She is also an accomplished harpist in addition to her work in liturgical music.</p> <p>To indicate your interest in attending, please contact the seminary: &nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@stots.edu">info@stots.edu</a>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_170919_3.html St. Tikhon's Seminary Fall Lecture Series Gets Underway http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_5.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-10-17-Cont-Ed-Week-I/IMG_8702.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">St. Tikhon's Seminary's Fall lecture series began on Tuesday night, October 10th.&nbsp; Marshall Goodge, (STOTS 2017) presented on the topic:&nbsp; "<em>The Panagia: Our Mother and our Model</em>"&nbsp; In his talk, Marshall led those attending in an intentional walk through the life journey of the Mother of God, revealing through it both the height of human nature and her intercessory role.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Marshall, a student from the Antiochian Archdiocese, graduated with honors in&nbsp;Theology for his Thesis: &ldquo;O Virgin Pure&rdquo;: The Roman Catholic Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Sinlessness of the Virgin Mary, East and West.&rdquo;&nbsp; You can view a video recording of his presentation below.&nbsp; You can visit Marshall at St. Tikhon's Seminary, in his role as Assistant to the Dean, that he began upon graduation!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">(Photos, Robert West, video, Moses Cabe)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_171012_5.html St. Tikhon's Seminary to Host Vocations Retreat http://www.stots.edu/news_170919_2.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Vocations-Retreat-2017.png&archive=0&final_h=20&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">[STOTS Communications, South Canaan, PA] &nbsp;St. Tikhon's Seminary will host its annual Vocations Retreat on November 10-11. &nbsp;The theme will be Humility and Obedience in St. John Chrysostom. &nbsp;You can download a poster <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a style="color: #ff00ff;" href="/files/Retreats/Vocations-Retreat/Vocations-Retreat-2017.pdf">here</a></span>. &nbsp; Participants will be invited to attend services and retreat sessions together, and talk with current seminarians. &nbsp;This vocations retreat is open to all who are discerning a vocational calling to service in the church, including ordination. &nbsp;There is no cost to attend.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please contact Marshall Goodge, Assistant to the Dean for more information and to register. &nbsp;He can be reached at 570.561.1818, extension 101, or by e-mail at <a href="mailto:mgoodge@stots.edu">mgoodge@stots.edu</a>&nbsp;. &nbsp; &nbsp;Please "<em>come and see</em>!"</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_170919_2.html