St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/ 60 St. Tikhon's and St. Vladimir's Seminaries Join Together for Liturgy in New York http://www.stots.edu/news_141001_1.html Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-27-14-joint-liturgy-chancery/1-IMG_5458.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">On September 27, 2014, members of the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community joined with members of the St. Vladimir Seminary Community for the second Annual Joint Seminary Liturgy to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh, who is the patron saint of the chapel at the OCA Chancery. The liturgy was celebrated outdoors in a walled garden on the Chancery property, which is enjoying its 100th Anniversary. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard) (STOTS 1993) and His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin (Peterson) concelebrated. As Metropolitan, His Beatitude Tikhon serves as the President of both St. Tikhon&rsquo;s and St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminaries.</p> <p dir="ltr">Also serving were Archpriest John Jillions, OCA Chancellor; Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary; St. Tikhon&rsquo;s faculty member Archpriest Joseph Woodill, (STOTS 1981); Priest James Weremedic (STOTS 2001); Priest David Cowan (STOTS 2007); Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak; and Deacon Gregory Hatrak (STOTS 1994). Singing the responses during the liturgy were the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary Mission Choir, led by Benedict Sheehan (STOTS 2011), joined by the choir from St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary, led by Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak) (STOTS 2005).</p> <p dir="ltr">Following the beautiful outdoor ceremony, Metropolitan Tikhon presented awards for the newly-established Order of Saint Romanos. This award was created by the Holy Synod of Bishops to honor those who have made significant contributions in the field of liturgical music. The four recipients were:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Prof. Dr. David Drillock, &ldquo;for his multi-faceted, untiring and widely influential work as a teacher, conductor, arranger and administrator, who has influenced decades of seminary choirs, authored numerous books and chairs the <a href="http://oca.org/about/departments/liturgical-music">Department of Liturgical Music</a>.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Archpriest Sergius Glagolev, &ldquo;for his lifetime of musical contributions as a singer, choirmaster, composer and teacher. &nbsp;He pioneered the use of English in liturgical services, of which many are now classic parts of the repertoire of parish choirs.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Archpriest Igor Soroka, &ldquo;for his pioneering work and more than 50 years of accomplishments in liturgical music. &nbsp;Many of his published works are commonly known as the &ldquo;Soroka&rdquo; books, which were watershed events in the life of the Church in North America.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Mr. Walter Shymansky, &ldquo;for a lifetime of dedicated services to music and musicians in the Church with decades of directing, arranging, teaching and singing. &nbsp;His extensive English arrangements of Russian music is the foundation of the <a href="http://www.podoben.org/">Podoben web site</a>.&rdquo;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Following the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Tikhon welcomed visitors from both schools as well as others who took part in the service to be his guests and to join together in a common meal at the chancery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_141001_1.html Women's Group Organizes Community Crafting Day Event http://www.stots.edu/news_140930_1.html Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-21-14-womens-crafting-day-event/1-1-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=54&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014 the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Group participated in a Crafting Day organized by Matushka Kathy White and Michele Kennerk. The various creative skills discussed and demonstrated included learning how to make stamps, embossing ornate paper, creating decorative decals, and much more. Both Matushka Kathy and Michele displayed examples of their own creative work which provided inspiration for the group. Additional Crafting Days will hopefully be scheduled in the future for anyone who was unable to attend the Sunday event, and for those who would like to continue to learn about the beautiful techniques already shared.&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140930_1.html Annual Women’s Group, Faculty & Staff Meet and Greet http://www.stots.edu/news_140929_2.html Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-16-14-women-faculty-meet-greet/IMG_5392.JPG&archive=0&final_h=40&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Seminary Women&rsquo;s Group had an opportunity to meet with the faculty and staff of the Seminary on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. This yearly event allows for the seminary community to greet the wives of the new students and tell them a little about themselves as well as a time for getting to know the new faces and finding out about their journey to St. Tikhon's Seminary.</p> <p>Having met the previous week with the Rector, His Grace Bishop Michael, the wives of the student body were greeted with an introduction by Dean of the Seminary, Archpriest Steven Voytovich. Following that, each faculty and staff member and each member of the women&rsquo;s group, were given an opportunity to tell a little about themselves and their journey to St. Tikhon&rsquo;s. For many of the women, that journey included the finding of the Orthodox faith and their marriages to their Seminarian husbands.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140929_2.html Seminarian Shares Reflections on Mission Trip to Albania http://www.stots.edu/news_140929_1.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-18-14-albania-missions-presentation/1-IMG_5397.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Khader Baramki gave a lunchtime presentation in which he shared his summer field experience of serving on a short-term Mission Team in Albania. Khader, a third year seminarian studying in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, was the first student from Jerusalem to be selected to a mission team sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).</p> <p dir="ltr">The mission was a part of a class entitled, &ldquo;The Missiology of Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania,&rdquo; taught by Fr. Luke Veronis, a professor at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. During this summer program, Fr. Luke takes 12 Seminarians to Albania. While there, they visit hubs of Orthodox Christian activity, including parishes, monasteries, orphanages, and education centers. Khader made stops in Tirana, Kor&ccedil;a and Durr&euml;s, as well as other smaller towns.</p> <p dir="ltr">While in Tirana (Albania&rsquo;s capital city), Khader had the opportunity to be present at the consecration of The Resurrection of Christ Cathedral on June 1, 2014. His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I consecrated the Cathedral, together with His Beatitude, Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) and many Primates and representatives of the world&rsquo;s Orthodox Churches, including Archbishop Nikon (Liolin) of the Orthodox Church in America.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3d2aff2f-c330-83da-9d9a-93698625ba76">Khader also shared stories of his time in Durres, where the team visited the monastery of Shen Vlash, Resurrection of Christ Theological Academy, and the &ldquo;Home of Hope&rdquo; Orthodox Children&rsquo;s Orphanage. Their visit to the Orphanage also coincided with a visit by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos (Giannopoulos) &nbsp;III.</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140929_1.html 2014 Fall Lecture Series http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_1.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-fall-lecture-series-announcement/2014-Fall--Lecture-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary will once again be holding its Annual Fall Lecture Series each Tuesday evening in the month of October. The guest speakers and dates will be as follows:</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Tuesday, October 7, 2014</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Archpriest Stephen Freeman</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe and the award winning blog Glory to God for All Things will sign copies of his new book and offer the lecture</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The One-Storey Heart: Christianity with a Single Mind</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Tuesday, October 14, 2014</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Fr. Andrew Damick</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">2007 Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s graduate and author of the best-selling Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems through the Lens of the Ancient Christian Faith as well as his new book An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christianity and the popular Roads from Emmaus weblog will sign copies of his new book and speak on</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The Transfiguration of Place: An Orthodox Christian Vision of Localism</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Tuesday, October 21, 2014</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Fr. Joel Weir</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">2010 Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s graduate, missionary for IOCC frontline Katrina, instructor at Hagia Sophia Classical Academy, as well as devoted pastor, husband, and father will speak on</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Saved Together: Practical Asceticism and Family Life</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Tuesday, October 28, 2014</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Fr. John Oliver</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">2004 Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s graduate and author of the best-selling Touching Heaven, his new book Giver of Life: The Holy Spirit in Orthodox Tradition, and the popular Hearts and Minds podcast will sign copies of his published works and speak on</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Blessed Violence: Caring for a World in Crisis</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All lectures begin at 7 pm and are open to the public. Admission is $10 a person or $100 for a group of ten or more. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. RSVP to the Office of the Dean at <a href="tel:570-561-1818" target="_blank">570-561-1818</a> or online at <a href="mailto:infor@stots.edu" target="_blank">infor@stots.edu</a>.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_1.html 17th Annual St. Tikhon's Memorial Golf Tournament http://www.stots.edu/news_140919_1.html Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/8-16-14-annual-golf-tournament/1-IMG_4640.JPG&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Jack Frost National Golf Club was the setting for the 17th Annual St. Tikhon's Golf Tournament.&nbsp; Over 70 golfers gathered at the picturesque golf course located in the Pocono Mountains near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania.&nbsp;</p> <p>$3,000 was raised by the Tournament for the benefit of the Seminary.&nbsp; Participants in the Tournament included our Dean, Fr. Steven Voytovich, faculty, staff and alumni of the Seminary, and clergy and friends of the Seminary who travelled from various parts of Pennsylvania and other surrounding states including New York, New Jersey and Delaware.&nbsp;The Championship Flight winners of the Captain and Crew Tournament were John Kozey, Jonah Goobic, and Adam Goobic.&nbsp; Other Flight winners included, Second Flight: Maggie Zlatkowski, Nitza Quinnes, Mark Skuby, Dan Dowiak and Third Flight: Edna Fetkowitz, Fred Fetkowitz, Vasily Serpikov, Fr. JohnOnufrey.Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drive.&nbsp; All golfers received door prizes.&nbsp;</p> <p>The administration, faculty, staff, students and tournament committee would like to thank everyone who participated in and supported this year's tournament.&nbsp; Tentative plans have been made for the tournament next year on Saturday, August 22, 2015.&nbsp; We invite all who participated in this year's tournament to join us again next year.&nbsp; We also extend a cordial invitation to all who wish to participate in this annual event in support of the Seminary either by playing in the tournament or offering to be a hole sponsor or donor at one of the several donation categories.&nbsp;</p> <p>Information about next year's tournament will become available in Spring 2015 and will be posted again on the Seminary website.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140919_1.html Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross http://www.stots.edu/news_140917_2.html Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-14-14-feast-exaltation-of-cross/IMG_5234.JPG&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><div>Troparion</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>O Lord, save thy people&nbsp;</div> <div>And bless Thine inheritance.&nbsp;</div> <div>Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians</div> <div>Over their adversaries;&nbsp;</div> <div>And by virtue of Thy Cross&nbsp;</div> <div>Preserve Thy habitation.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Kontakion</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As Thou wast voluntarily crucified for our sake,&nbsp;</div> <div>Grant mercy to those who are called by Thy Name.&nbsp;</div> <div>Make all Orthodox Christians glad by Thy power&nbsp;</div> <div>Granting them victories over their adversaries&nbsp;</div> <div>By bestowing upon them the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.</div> </div></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140917_2.html 2014 Fall Appeal http://www.stots.edu/news_140917_1.html Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-21-14-fall-appeal/Fall-Appeal-Graphic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>As we begin this new academic year, a new incoming class of seminarians likewise begins their journey of formation Included in this enthusiastic class are men and women, sons of ordained clergy previously completing studies at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s, and those who have been inspired by God and prepared by compassionate parish priests to enter the Orthodox Faith, who all desire to serve as priests, teachers, and leaders. Our returning students continue with them on this journey.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140917_1.html Annual Alumni Picnic http://www.stots.edu/news_140916_1.html Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-11-14-alumni-picnic/IMG_5021.JPG&archive=0&final_h=47&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Annual Alumni Picnic was held this past Thursday, September 11, 2014.</p> <p>A special thanks to Fr. Theodore Boback (STOTS 1972), Fr. Joseph Gallick (STOTS 1970) and the St. Tikhon's Alumni Association for providing the food and drinks for what has become one of the most beloved social activities of the school year.</p> <p>This year each of the returning alumni were asked to share something about themselves and their journey both to and from the seminary as well as offer words of encouragement to the seminarians, their families, and to the entire St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community as this new academic year begins.</p> <p>Earlier in the day the Alumni Association met for its annual fall meeting. Many things were discussed including several upcoming initiatives, fundraising ideas, and the appointment of new regional coordinators. Most notably, in an almost unanimous decision, the motion was passed to allow for the use of electronic communication technology in all future meetings of the Alumni Association in an effort to ensure that even those separated by thousands of miles can still participate in annual meetings and that their collective voices can help shape the future direction of the association.</p> <p>We would like to thank the Alumni Association for all that they do in helping to ensure that the St. Tikhon's Seminary Community is not one limited by walls and stone and acreage but that it is a relationship, constantly realized, and is not bound by place, age or circumstance.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140916_1.html Faculty Member Releases New Book to Rave Reviews http://www.stots.edu/news_140904_5.html Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-4-14-fords-new-book-release/fords-cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=58&percent=100"><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>New Title from St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery Press &ndash; Wisdom For Today&nbsp;</strong><strong>From The Early Church &ndash; Addresses 10 Important Themes From The&nbsp;</strong><strong>Early Church Relevant To Orthodox Christians Today</strong></p> <p>Announcing a new title from St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery Press, Wisdom for Today from the Early Church: A Foundational Study. The new title by Dr. David Ford, professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Theological Seminary, provides a fascinating, inspiring, and eye-opening entranceway into the theological and spiritual riches of Christ&rsquo;s Church in the first five centuries of the Christian era. It makes clear how these insights are highly relevant for our life as Orthodox Christians today, and how they can not only inspire us in our personal relationship with our LORD and all His Saints, but also how they can equip us for living and proclaiming the historic Faith in the midst of our increasingly<br />anti-Christian society and culture.</p> <p>The book addresses ten of the most important themes of the life of the Early Church including: An Orthodox Understanding of the Book of Acts; The Apostolic Fathers Teach and Encourage the Faithful; The Apologists Explain and Defend the Faith to the Surrounding Society; St. Irenaeus Meets the Challenge of the Gnostics; The Church Meets the Challenge of the Montanists; Tertullian and the Dangers of the Sectarian Mind-Set; The Canonization of the New Testament: The Church Decides;<br />The Rise of Papal Presumption; The Holy Martyrs Live and Die for Christ; The Rise of Monasticism, the New Martyrdom; and the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Advanced Praise for Wisdom for Today from the Early Church:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&ldquo;[Wisdom for Today from the Early Church] offers a patrological resource for us to have the apostles, prophets, fathers, martyrs and the saints of Orthodoxy to whisper in our ears to keep us connected to and aligned with the continuity with the early Church and, more importantly, with the Church Triumphant.&rdquo;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>His Grace, Bishop THOMAS, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston,</strong><br /><strong>Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic (Antiochian Archdiocese)</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&ldquo;Dr. Ford pulls back the curtain on the historic Church of the first centuries, and in the process he convincingly dispels many erroneous notions that are held by sincere but uninformed or misinformed Christians in Christendom today about how the Church as the Body of Christ has matured and adapted while remaining faithful the Gospel of Christ over the centuries.&rdquo;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Fr. Theodore Petrides, Priest of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church,</strong><br /><strong>Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&ldquo;This ten-chapter journey is by no means a dry read. He literally re-lives the moments that he is teaching, with all their drama, joys, and sorrows. He makes the pages of Church History come alive in his classroom &ndash; and it is no different in this book.&rdquo;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>His Grace, Bishop MICHAEL, Bishop of the Diocese of New York and</strong><br /><strong>New Jersey (OCA)</strong></p> <p>Dr. David C. Ford is also the author of Women and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of St. John Chrysostom, published by St. Tikhon's Seminary Press. And he and his wife Dr. Mary Ford&nbsp;have coauthored the widely popular Marriage As a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints. The revised and expanded, 20th Anniversary edition of this book has been recently published by&nbsp;St. Tikhon's Monastery Press. For more information, to place your order, or to request your review<br />copy contact Innocent Neal at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery Press.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">ST. TIKHON&rsquo;S MONASTERY PRESS, 175 ST. TIKHON&rsquo;S ROAD, WAYMART</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140904_5.html Annual Beginning of the Year Celebration http://www.stots.edu/news_140903_2.html Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/9-1-14-beginning-of-year-celebration/1-IMG_4895.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">On Monday, September 1, 2014, the St. Tikhon's community gathered at the homes of Michael and Sophia Pierce, and Matthew and Ashley Joyner for the Annual Beginning of the Year Labor Day Celebration. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-33430d09-3d02-946f-87e8-b1e81ee6cc7a">There was a tremendous turnout as good food and fellowship were shared by all. Many thanks to the Pierces and the Joyners for hosting the event, as well as all those who assisted with the setup and cleaning. A very special thank you is due to the newest member of the unofficial St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Bluegrass Band, first year student and fiddler extraordinaire Mikel Hill for rounding out an already amazing ensemble.</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140903_2.html UPDATED Alumni Update: 2010 Graduate Takes a Run at Fundraising for the Married Student Housing Program http://www.stots.edu/news_140723_1.html Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/mccartney-mshp-marathon-announcement/MSHP-caring.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>St. Tikhon's Alumnus Fr. Joseph McCartney (STOTS 2010) is running a half-marathon this October in Cleveland Ohio to help raise money and awareness for the seminary's Married Student Housing Program.</p> <p>"We all want to make a difference, but we are usually stopped by the thought, 'What can I do? I'm just one person.' However, the truth is that God can use each of us and the talents and skills He has given us - no matter how seemingly insignificant, like running. I don't know how much of a difference I can make with this race , but I'm going to give it my best effort and see what God can do with it." (Fr. Joseph McCartney)</p> <p>&nbsp;If you'd like to sponsor Fr. Joseph and also help support the St. Tikhon's Married Student Housing Program you can visit the donation site at <a href="http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/running-for-st-tikhon-s-married-student-housing/146553">YouCaring.com</a>.</p> <p>Please consider giving to this very worthwhile project while at the same time providing for those who are willing to go the extra 13.1 miles to support our married student familes.</p> <p>UPDATE: $7388 has been donated to sponsor Fr. Joseph McCartney and his "Run for Married Student Housing." Please consider donating to this Guaranteed Donation Match charity and help build the married students of St. Tikhon's Seminary and their families a place from which to begin their service to the Church.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140723_1.html Alumni Pull Together in Support of Married Student Housing http://www.stots.edu/news_140803_1.html Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/mccartney-mshp-marathon-announcement/MSHP-caring.jpg&archive=0&final_h=56&final_w=90&percent=100"><blockquote> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Today another face was added to the ongoing story of Married Student Housing at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. &nbsp;Inspired by the recent announcement by fellow alumnus Fr. Joseph McCartney (STOTS 2010) and his campaign to raise support for the Married Student Housing Program by running a half-marathon this fall, Dn. Mark and Mat. Christine Hoeplinger have responded in a big way.</p> <p dir="ltr">When asked what inspired them to make such a strong show of support for the program, Dn. Mark replied &ldquo;When I heard about the Run for Married Student Housing I remember thinking to myself this is exactly the type of initiative that not only our alumni organization but all of our faithful supporters need to get behind. &nbsp;We believe wholeheartedly in what Fr. Joseph is doing and why he is doing it. I am passionate about this program and I am determined to see it succeed!&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Dn. Mark is so determined that he has pledged to match dollar for dollar every new donation received on behalf of the Run for Married Student Housing. He added &ldquo;Practically everyone can make a donation of some kind. If you sponsor the run at $10 a mile, that's only $131. &nbsp;Most can afford that. And I will Match everyone that does it. If you can afford to donate a thousand dollars a mile I will match that as well. Everyone needs to get behind Fr. Joseph and St. Tikhon&rsquo;s so we can finally make this Married Student Housing Program a reality.&rdquo;</p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-df0f4710-9c6b-75b2-9917-838bb28f5a8d">Once again all sponsorships for the &ldquo;Run for Married Student Housing&rdquo; can be made via the YouCaring Website or by following the link provided<a href="http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/running-for-st-tikhon-s-married-student-housing/146553"> here.</a> There you can also track the progress of the giving campaign, as well as see each of the names of the contributors who have already given to this extremely important endeavor.</span></div> </div> </blockquote></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140803_1.html St. Tikhon's Seminary Continues Search for Development Director http://www.stots.edu/news_140620_1.html Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/seminary/1-seal-and-background.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">[STOTS] [SOUTH CANAAN, PA]</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-342e6543-ba01-0715-1b8c-339f00688c20">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA is now interviewing qualified people for the position of Director of Development. Those interested may send resume information to 178 St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Rd. Waymart, PA 18472.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Director of Development</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Job Description</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Position:</strong>&nbsp; Reporting to and in partnership with the Dean and Rector, the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as St. Tikhon&rsquo;s continues to evolve and grow.&nbsp; Depending on experience and availability, the position can be part time leading to full time. Director will have the opportunity to build development functionality in the institution.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Responsibilities:</strong></p> <p>1) Develop and execute St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary&rsquo;s annual fundraising plan.<br />2) Develop and execute St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary&rsquo;s periodic capital fundraising campaigns.<br />3) Secure financial support from individuals, parishes, foundations and corporations, and others.<br />4) Manage the implementation of fundraising software and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.<br />5) Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.<br />6) Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual, parish, foundation, and corporate donors.<br />7) Oversee organization of special events.<br />8) Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.<br />9) Work with Board Members for board development.</p> <p><br /><strong>Qualities:</strong></p> <p>1) Bachelors&rsquo; Degree (required), Master&rsquo;s Degree in area related to development (a plus).<br />2) Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.<br />3) Knowledge of computers and development-related software.<br />4) Ability to travel (especially weekends).<br />5) Certified Fundraising Executive (e.g. Association of Fundraising Professionals) (preferred).</p> <p>Salary commensurate with experience.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140620_1.html Oct. 23-25, 2014 Dr. David Ford to Speak at Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_7.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dr. David Ford will be speaking at the annual meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society of America. The annual meeting takes place Oct. 23-25, 2014 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, MA. The topic of this year&rsquo;s conference is &ldquo;The Orthodox Church in America in a Post-Modern World.&rdquo; Dr. David is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He will be giving a talk entitled "The Glory of Marriage in Postmodern America."</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on the Orthodox Theological Society of America or their annual meeting, please visit their website here. (<a href="http://www.otsamerica.org/">http://www.otsamerica.org/</a>)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_7.html Nov. 8. 2014 Two Faculty Members and Alumnus to Speak in Mount Carmel, PA http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_6.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Harry Boosalis and Dr. David Ford will be speaking at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA on November 8, 2014 as part of the parish&rsquo;s Patronal Feast celebrations. Dr. Harry is Professor of Dogmatic Theology, and Dr. David is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary.</p> <p>Following a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, the parish will offer a luncheon during which Dr. Harry, Dr. David and Fr. Andrew Damick (STOTS 2007) will be guest speakers. The day will finish with Vespers, and everyone is invited back for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. The church is located at 131 North Willow Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. For more information, please call (570) 339-1200.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_6.html Oct. 23, 2014 Archimandrite Athanasy to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_5.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 23, Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalsky) will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On the Priesthood&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. Archimandrite Athanasy is a Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_5.html Oct. 16, 2014 Abbot Sergius (Bowyer) to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_4.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 16, Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer) will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On the Divine Liturgy&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. Archimandrite Sergius is a Lecturer in Spirituality at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary as well as the Abbot of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_4.html Oct. 9, 2014 Bishop Michael (Dahulich) to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_3.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 9, His Grace, Bishop Michael (Dahulich), Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On Confession&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2e1006cf-b39c-4f2c-8f5f-d0d70eea7090">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. </span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_3.html Oct. 2, 2014 Dr. David and Dr. Mary Ford to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_2.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 2, Dr. David and Dr. Mary Ford will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On Christ-Centered Marriage&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. Dr. David Ford is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, and Dr. Mary Ford is Associate Professor of New Testament and Spirituality. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_2.html Nov. 8-9, 2014 Fr. Steven Voytovich to Speak in Minneapolis, MN http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_3.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_725052338"><span class="aQJ">On Nov. 8-9, 2014 the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary, will give a presentation on the St. Tikhon's Seminary Married Student Housing Program at St</span></span>. Mary's Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_3.html Oct. 18, 2014 Fr. Steven Voytovich to Accompany Miracle Working Icon to Local Icon Festival http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_2.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_725052337"><span class="aQJ">On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary</span></span>&nbsp;will be accompanying the wonderworking icon of St. Anna to <a href="http://www.holycrosswilliamsport.org/">Holy Cross Church</a> in Williamsport, PA where they will be holding an all-day Icon Festival.</p> <p>For more information regarding this exciting day of guest speakers and good food please visit the parish website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.holycrosswilliamsport.org/">www.holycrosswilliamsport.org</a>.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_2.html Oct. 12, 2014 Fr. Steven Voytovich to be in Hagerstown, MD http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_1.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_725052336"><span class="aQJ">On Sunday, October 12</span></span>, 2014 the Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary, V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, will be at <a href="http://saintcatherineorthodoxchurch.weebly.com/">St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church</a> in Hagerstown, MD.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_1.html Oct 3-4, 2014 Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) to Lead Retreat in Rolla, MO http://www.stots.edu/news_140908_3.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/photos/people/Bowyer-Igumen-Sergius.JPG&archive=0&final_h=73&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">During the first weekend of October, Fr. Sergius, Abbot of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Tikhons-Orthodox-Monastery/446378222150244">St Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery</a> in South Canaan, Pennsylvania will lead a retreat entitled "Door to Paradise: Jesus Christ in Ancient Christianity" at <a href="http://annunciationoca.org/">Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Christian Mission</a> in Rolla, MO.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>RETREAT SCHEDULE:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, October 3</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">7:00p: Ancient Christianity: Door to Paradise with Q&amp;A and refreshments to follow</p> <p><strong>Saturday, October 4</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">9:00a: Divine Liturgy (Communion Service for Orthodox Christians)</p> <p dir="ltr">10:00a: Breakfast (provided)</p> <p dir="ltr">10:30a: How to Find Salvation in a Modern World, Part 1 with Q&amp;A</p> <p dir="ltr">12:00p: Lunch (provided)</p> <p dir="ltr">1:30p: How to Find Salvation in a Modern World, Part 2 with Q&amp;A</p> <p dir="ltr">4:00p: Vespers (Evening Prayer Service)</p> <p dir="ltr">Sunday, October 5</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-beec584e-5705-37e9-c06f-c34b4c021255">10:30a: Divine Liturgy</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140908_3.html Annual Diocesan Women's Retreat Held this Summer at St. Tikhon's http://www.stots.edu/news_140905_1.html Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary was the setting for the Annual Women&rsquo;s Retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA. &nbsp;Over seventy women attended the retreat and represented the Diocese of Eastern PA, New York/New Jersey, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. , ROCOR, and the Greek Archdiocese. The retreat was held on Saturday, August 16, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Retreat opened with prayers lead by Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery. Fr. Sergius was the opening speaker for the retreat. &nbsp;He spoke on the topics of Depression, Confession, and Prayer and provided each of the women copies of the morning and evening prayers, as well as the &ldquo;Akathist &ndash; &ldquo;Glory to God for All Things.&rdquo; &nbsp;He spoke of the importance of prayer and finding time in your daily life while at the same time emphasizing the significance of &ldquo;Being, Rather than Doing.&rdquo; He also spoke also of the importance of Confession. &ldquo;If at all possible, everyone during their lifetime should make a Life Confession. &nbsp;This is your story and it provides an avenue to connect to God.&rdquo; Time was set aside for question and answer at the end of the session.</p> <p dir="ltr">The morning session closed with greetings by His Grace, Bishop Mark.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the lunch break, the women enjoyed some fellowship, time to walk around the Monastery grounds, visit the church, and time in the bookstore.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the afternoon session the group heard Daria Virvan, (CRNP-PMH, BC) a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psych/Mental Health, in private practice who works in the mental health community of the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. Her areas of focus for her talk included: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, and Suicide Prevention. &nbsp;She provided the women with definitions, signs and symptoms of many Mental Health issues. She also spoke about the constructive use of medications in the treatment of some of these issues. She provided the women with various creative strategies to handle anxiety and for managing depression. The workshop provided the attendees an opportunity to become familiar with the Depression Scale, Social Interaction Anxiety Scale, and the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. There was a question and answer session immediately following the session.</p> <p dir="ltr">The retreat was a very successful one and the hope is that next year can be even better.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 2015 retreat will be held on August 22.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140905_1.html Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 Dr. Harry Boosalis to Teach at the 2014 Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village http://www.stots.edu/news_140904_3.html Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Harry Boosalis, Professor of Dogmatics at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary has been asked to direct the core courses at this year&rsquo;s Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village in Ligionier, PA. The event will &nbsp;be held from October 31 to November 2, 2014. The theme for this year is <em>Theosis: Your Life With God.</em> Dr. Boosalis will be speaking on the topics of <em>Freedom in Christ</em>, <em>Spiritual Warfare and Suffering</em>, as well as <em>Love and Prayer</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">This year&rsquo;s keynote speakers are Fr. Anthony Coniaris and Dr. Kyriakos Markides. Our own Fr. David Hester (Faculty) and Fr. John Oliver (STOTS 2004) are among the other speakers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f4277f58-4071-6982-a5f1-99d0b5261481">Consider participating in this year&rsquo;s Institute at the Village. For more information visit: <a href="http://www.antiochian.org/oi2014">www.antiochian.org/oi2014</a></span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140904_3.html