St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Latest News 60 Seminary Chapel Receives Beautiful New Floor Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">On Thursday April 16, 2015 the St. Nicholai Velemorovich Chapel located inside St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary was remodeled with a beautiful new hardwood floor and carpeting due to the generosity of Dr. Nabil a longtime supporter of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery and Seminary who donated the hardwood flooring in the hopes that it would be used for just such purposes.</p> <p dir="ltr">The cost of the installation of the flooring and the new carpet were donated by St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery. The hardwood is of an exceptional quality and should serve the seminary community for years to come. An alumnus who graduated in the early 70&rsquo;s and has personally witnessed the transformation of the space from a library to a chapel remarked &ldquo;I did a few petitions and the acoustics are so different its like being in a whole new place.&rdquo;</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-a34a7f85-e25b-7a8b-e965-c125a85c1b60">Many thanks are due to Dr. Nabil for his donation and also to Abbot Sergius and the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastic Brotherhood for their continued and ever-present support of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary.</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Seminary Begins Search for Director of Mission Advancement Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary is seeking a full-time Director of Mission Advancement. Responsibilities include annual giving initiatives, major and planned giving programs, capital campaign efforts, administration, and reporting of department efforts to Dean, Rector, and Board of Trustees. Please see the attached job description for more information. To apply, forward resume to<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <p><a href="">Director of Mission Advancement</a></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Memory Eternal Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p><strong>IN MEMORIAM: PROTOPRESBYTER THOMAS HOPKO&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong> FROM HIS GRACE, BISHOP MICHAEL; RECTOR, ST. TIKHON&rsquo;S SEMINARY</strong></p> <p>On behalf of the faculty, administration, staff, students and families of the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary community, I express our deepest sympathies on the falling asleep in the Lord of the ever-to-be-remembered Protopresbyter, Father Thomas Hopko.&nbsp;</p> <p>So often our society idolizes celebrities and billionaires; we make them our &ldquo;heroes&rdquo; and our &ldquo;role models&rdquo;.&nbsp; But, in reality, their records are short-lived and their fame is fleeting.&nbsp; We need to exalt and pattern our lives after the Saints who imitated Christ &hellip; and the pastors who imitate them.&nbsp; Father Tom lived such a life:&nbsp; teacher, author; scholar, dean; husband, father; mentor, friend &hellip; But primarily, he was a priest.</p> <p>From his days in Endicott serving as an altar boy, to his years at St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary, as one of its renowned Deans, Father Tom loved serving the Lord, His Church, and His people.&nbsp; He celebrated the Divine Services in a manner that would make one wonder if he were in Heaven or on earth.&nbsp; He preached with the boldness of a prophet, the brilliance of a patristic father, and a clarity that reached the youngest of children &ndash; and the most senior of faithful.&nbsp;</p> <p>In his parishes, he was loved as a father and a friend.&nbsp; He led people to Christ by his preaching and guided them on the path to theosis as a confessor.&nbsp; His writings, which were both brilliant in depth and easy to understand, touched the minds and hearts and souls of countless individuals, not only in his parochial assignments but throughout this country and all over the world.</p> <p>Father Tom was the consummate priest. &nbsp;He trained men to become priests. &nbsp;He mentored them in the Seminary and in their parishes.&nbsp; He gave them advice and inspired them, guided and comforted them, but most of all, loved them. &nbsp;He was, in fact, a priest&rsquo;s priest.</p> <p>In the book of Sirach, there is a passage praising a high priest, Simon.&nbsp; Its words are applicable to the Protopresbyter &ndash; the first of priests &ndash; Father Tom:&nbsp; &ldquo;When he put on his splendid vestments and was clothed with the perfection of grace, and went up to the altar to serve &hellip; he honored the priesthood itself.&rdquo; (50:10).</p> <p>All of us whose lives were touched by Father Tom are better for it.&nbsp; The faculty, students and alumni of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary &ndash; for many of whom his teachings have been pivotal in their discerning of vocations &ndash; are richer for the years we have had him, as is the entire Orthodox Church in America.&nbsp; We pray for the repose of his soul, that the Lord will indeed say to this consummate priest among priests, &ldquo;Well done, good and faithful servant &hellip; enter into the joy of your Lord.&rdquo; (Matthew 25:21).</p> <p>May God beatify him and give him rest with the Saints &hellip; and may his memory be eternal!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Registration is Now Open for the May 14 Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of</p> <p dir="ltr">Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) (1876 &ndash; 1965)</p> <p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary&nbsp;South Canaan, PA</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>May 14, 2015</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr">(The 50th Anniversary of his repose in the Lord)</p> <p dir="ltr">The St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community is pleased to announce that registration has begun for this historical occasion which will feature the life and work of this beloved Archpastor and fearless advocate for Orthodoxy in America.</p> <p dir="ltr">This day-long symposium will feature not only yet to be published selections from the 1917-18 diary of Metropolitan Leonty as read and translated by his granddaughter Mat. Tamara Turkevich-Skvir, but will also feature poems and observational anecdotes written throughout the life of this champion of the Faith.</p> <p dir="ltr">Presenters will also include Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist European Division, The Library of Congress, as well as Dr. Scott M. Kenworthy presenting on the topic, <em>&ldquo;The Relationship between Metropolitan Leontii and St. Tikhon of Moscow.&rdquo;</em></p> <p dir="ltr">In addition to the more formal academic offerings, a time will be set aside for stories and recollections by friends, family, and others who had the opportunity to experience first-hand the grace and wisdom of Metropolitan Leonty.</p> <p dir="ltr">Updates to the symposium will be published regularly in the weeks leading up to the event.</p> <p dir="ltr">The tentative schedule is listed below:</p> <p dir="ltr">7:00 &ndash; 8:15 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;Divine Liturgy, Monastery Church</p> <p dir="ltr">8:30 &ndash; 9:00 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Graveside Memorial Service for Metr. Leonty</p> <p dir="ltr">9:10 &ndash; 9:50 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Continental Breakfast and Fellowship</p> <p dir="ltr">10:00 &ndash; 10:55 &nbsp;First Presentation</p> <p dir="ltr">11:00 &ndash; 11:55 &nbsp;Second Presentation</p> <p dir="ltr">12:00 &ndash; 1:25 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;Lunch and Museum Tour</p> <p dir="ltr">1:30 &ndash; 2:25 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Third Presentation</p> <p dir="ltr">2:30 &ndash; 3:25 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fourth Presentation</p> <p dir="ltr">3:30 &ndash; 4:25 &nbsp;&nbsp;Fifth Presentation</p> <p dir="ltr">4:30 &ndash; 5:10 &nbsp;&nbsp;Vespers, Monastery Church</p> <p dir="ltr">5:15 &ndash; 6:30 &nbsp;&nbsp;Wine and Cheese Reception</p> <p dir="ltr">6:30 &ndash; 8:00 &nbsp;&nbsp;Panel Discussion, centering on personal reminiscences of His Eminence</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Registration is $60 per person if received by April 2, 2015. After the deadline and up to the day of the symposium, the registration fee will be $75.</p> <p dir="ltr">In anticipation of the number of faithful who will be visiting with us, we have arranged two separate group reservations with local hotels. The first is with the <a href="">Comfort Inn in Hamlin, PA</a> (570-689-4148), and the second is with the newly constructed <a href="">Pioneer Plaza Hotel in Carbondale, PA</a> (570-536-6020). Both hotels have reserved a block of rooms for the low rate of $88 per room. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly and asking to be included in the group of rooms reserved for St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary.</p> <p dir="ltr">Registration for the Symposium can be made by calling St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary at 570-561-1818 and then dialing 0 for the receptionist, or you can register online through the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery Bookstore by following the link <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0ca4686e-519d-a226-d561-7128cbc9e435">Please consider visiting St. Tikhon&rsquo;s for this once in a lifetime chance to be a participant as our community of faith undertakes a &ldquo;Holy Remembering&rdquo; of one of its most beloved and revered paragons of faith whose life touched so many throughout the last century!</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Hospitality A La Russe VI Now Accepting Reservations Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Century Association is pleased to present the 6th Annual Hospitality A La Russe, featuring traditional Russian cuisine with the Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra.</p> <p dir="ltr">Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Chernay Fellowship Hall &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church<br />980 Bridle Path Road<br />Bethlehem, PA 18017</p> <p dir="ltr">$40.00 per Ticket</p> <p dir="ltr">Children (under 12) $10.00 per Ticket</p> <p dir="ltr">Doors Open at 3:00</p> <p dir="ltr">3:30 pm &nbsp;Reception &amp; Russian Table, followed by Dinner and Dessert</p> <p dir="ltr">5:45 pm &nbsp;Musical Selections by Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra</p> <p dir="ltr">7:00 pm &nbsp;Theme Basket Drawings</p> <p dir="ltr">Enjoy a selection of traditional Russian delicacies, including eggplant caviar, stuffed grape leaves, peroshki, kielbasa, and soup followed by a dinner of Chicken Kiev and, of course, dessert.</p> <p dir="ltr">Carbondale-Wilkes Barre Area (Mary Sernak): 570-357-7109</p> <p dir="ltr">Bethlehem-Allentown Area (Sarah Jubinski): 610-691-8777</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b02fd601-4c70-b581-bc70-679f6134298b">All proceeds benefit St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary