St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Latest News 60 Feast of the Elevation of the Cross with Metropolitan Tikhon Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>The Feast of the Elevation of the cross on September 14<sup>th</sup>, in which we glorify our Lord&rsquo;s Resurrection and celebrate the life-giving power of His Holy cross, St. Tikhon&rsquo;s was especially blessed to celebrate the feast with The Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of all America and Canada. His Beatitude was there for the Vigil on Tuesday night and concelebrated Wednesday morning with: His Eminence Mark, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, Archimandrite Sergius, Monastery Igumen, Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, Fr. Ignatius Gauvain, Seminary Director of Student Life, Fr. Innocent Neal, Monastery Bookstore Manager, Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak, Secretary to the Metropolitan, Hierodeacons Herman and Maximus, and Seminary Deacons Basil Ferguson, and Mikel Hill, amongst others.&nbsp;</p> <p>Metropolitan Tikhon&rsquo;s homily encouraged the faithful to consider the gift we have been given in the saving power of Christ&rsquo;s death on the cross and his resurrection, and to remember what hope this inspires. Continuing from there, he emphasized the importance of personalizing the feast of the cross, taking this hope and truth into our own personal life to in turn be sources of hope and Christ&rsquo;s truth to all we come into contact with. This was a wonderful encouragement to the students who are studying to be servants, to the monks struggling in prayer and asceticism, and to all who live in this area working out their salvation &ldquo;with fear and trembling.&rdquo;</p> <p>Story written by Seminarian John Parker</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Joint Seminary Celebration of OCA Chancery Patronal Feast Day Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>Students, faculty, and administrators from both St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary and St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary gathered at our national chancery in Syosset on Saturday, September 24<sup>th</sup> to celebrate the Chapel Patronal Feast Day of St. Sergius of Radonezh. This celebration was hosted by chancery staff, began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, and was followed by a luncheon.&nbsp; Archbishop Michael, St Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary Rector, preached during the Divine Liturgy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Photos of the day&rsquo;s events viewed here were taken by St. Tikhon's seminarians.</p> <p>Please also see the complete coverage of the day&rsquo;s events on our OCA website by clicking <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a href=""><span style="color: #ff00ff;">here</span></a></span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Seminary announces 2016 Fall Lecture Series Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>The annual Fall Lecture Series at Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, featuring four public lecture on Tuesdays throughout the month of October, will begin this&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2066695770"><span class="aQJ">Tuesday, October 4</span></span>. &nbsp;Please note the time for each lecture as they are not all evening presentations.<br /><br />Weekly topics and speakers include the following.<br /><br /><strong><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2066695771"><span class="aQJ">October 4 at 7 PM</span></span>&nbsp;&mdash; &ldquo;Understanding Today&rsquo;s College Students from an Orthodox Street Preacher&rsquo;s Perspective&rdquo;</strong><br />Gary Cattell, also known as &ldquo;The Willard Preacher,&rdquo; began preaching and dialoguing with students at Penn State as a Protestant in November of 1982. In the spring of 1999, he became an Orthodox Christian. He now ministers to Penn State students from the perspective of the Orthodox faith. He is married to Karen, his wife for more than thirty years, and has four grown children and four grandchildren.<br /><br /><strong><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2066695772"><span class="aQJ">October 11 at 7 PM</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&mdash; &ldquo;Identity and Knowledge: A Reflection on Leading Reading Groups on the Church Fathers&rdquo;</strong><br />Dr. Timothy Becker, PhD, teaches at the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University in Philadelphia, where he also leads a popular reading group for anyone interested in the Church Fathers and Orthodoxy. Dr. Becker will reflect on why and how participation in this communal activity has been transformative for students and others.<br /><br /><strong><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2066695773"><span class="aQJ">October 18 at Noon</span></span>&nbsp;&mdash; &ldquo;Vocation &amp; Ministry in the Orthodox Church&rdquo;</strong><br />Sr. Vassa Larin, PhD, is host of the popular YouTube show &ldquo;Coffee with Sr. Vassa,&rdquo; the author of various scholarly and popular works, and a professor of liturgical studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. Sr. Vassa will explore the intriguing concepts of &ldquo;ministry&rdquo; and &ldquo;vocation&rdquo; in the context of our post-modern, globalized world. Have these concepts &ldquo;changed" in the Internet-Age &mdash; an Age of Fluidity?&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2066695774"><span class="aQJ">October 25 at 7 PM</span></span>&nbsp;&mdash; &ldquo;Money to Burn: A New (Old) Approach to Christian Stewardship&rdquo;</strong><br />Dr. Andy Geleris, MD, completed medical school and a neurology residency at UCLA, and has been a practicing neurologist for 33 years in southern California. He and his family became Orthodox as part of St. Peter's in Pomona, a Protestant church that converted to Orthodoxy in 1996. In his talk, Dr. Geleris will examine how embracing a biblical and patristic vision of generosity can revitalize one's spiritual life and the Church's witness to the world.<br /><br />The general public is encouraged to attend. Admission for the entire lecture series is $10 per person. Refreshments will be provided. Please direct questions and RSVP to Teresa Vaux-Michel, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at&nbsp;<a href="tel:570-561-1818%20ext.%20101" target="_blank">570-561-1818 ext. 101</a>&nbsp;or<a href="" target="_blank"></a>. &nbsp;Please click <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a href="/files/Fall-Lecture-Series/2016_Fall_Lecture_Series.pdf"><span style="color: #ff00ff;">here</span></a></span> for a flyer that you can post.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon’s Seminary Prepares for ATS Site Visit: Comments Invited Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be receiving an evaluation committee from the Association of Theological Schools November 20-23</span><sup style="line-height: 18.2px;">rd</sup><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">. You are invited to forward comments related to this evaluation to either to the ATS Commission on Accrediting or to our Seminary Accreditation Leadership Team.&nbsp; Comments are particularly welcome regarding the </span><em style="line-height: 18.2px;"><a href="">General Institutional Standards</a></em><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">, the </span><a style="line-height: 18.2px;" href=""><em>Educational</em></a><a style="line-height: 18.2px;" href=""> <em>Standard</em></a><em style="line-height: 18.2px;">s</em><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">, and </span><a style="line-height: 18.2px;" href=""><em>Degree Program Standards</em></a><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">.</span></p> <p>Please email comments directly to the <a href="">director of accreditation services</a>,</p> <p>or to our seminary&rsquo;s dedicated e-mail address: <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>or send comments by mail to the Commission or the Seminary:</p> <p><strong>Director of Accreditation Services</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>STOTS&nbsp;ATS Accreditation Leadership Team</strong></p> <p>The Association of Theological Schools&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10 Summit Park Drive &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; P.O. Box 130</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; South Canaan, PA 18459</p> <p>Please watch for a further announcement of a session to be held at the seminary that you may attend.</p> <p>(Photo from ATS Focused Visit at St. Tikhon's Seminary in 2012)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary