St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Latest News http://www.stots.edu/ 60 Bishop David Hosts Seminary Alumni Gathering at St. Innocent Cathedral in Alaska http://www.stots.edu/news_140819_1.html Tue, 12 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/2014/8-12-14-alumni-update-alaska-event/1-photo-2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Several St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary alumni and their families, together with around 50 of the faithful from local parishes, gathered on Tuesday, August 12, at St. Innocent Cathedral (OCA) in Anchorage AK, at the invitation of Seminary alumnus and Alumni Regional Coordinator for Alaska, His Grace, Bishop DAVID of Sitka and Alaska.&nbsp; The Regional Alumni Coordinators have newly been appointed by the Rector of the Seminary, His Grace, Bishop MICHAEL, with the task of hosting gatherings for the local alumni in their respective regions to join St. Tikhon&rsquo;s graduates and their families in Christian fellowship, renewed brotherhood, and personal sharing; and to enliven the relationship between the Seminary and its graduates.</p> <p>A special guest of Bishop David&rsquo;s for the event was His Grace, JOB, Bishop of Kashira and Administrator of the Parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Canada, who had traveled to Alaska for the Pilgrimage of St. Herman.&nbsp; Along with Bishop David, the assembled St. Tikhon&rsquo;s alumni included V. Rev. Nicholas Molodyko-Harris, V. Rev. John Zabinko, V. Rev. Daniel Andrejuk, V. Rev. Christopher Stanton, Rev. Timothy Hojnicki, Rev. David Cowan, Rev. Matthew Howell, and Christopher Jones. The evening began with a Molieben of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop David.&nbsp; The Bishop and others of the gathered graduates offered reflections on their journeys to and through seminary, and on the value and impact of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary as a center for spiritual and liturgical formation and theological education.&nbsp; Other St. Tikhon&rsquo;s alumni serving the Church in the Anchorage area include Rev. Vasili Hillhouse and Abraham Labrada. Energized by the announcement of this special event, the Sisterhood of St. Innocent Cathedral and other parishioners brought baked goods, fresh Alaskan seafood, and handmade Native Alaskan crafts, to auction off for the benefit of the Seminary. &nbsp;As a result, $3,500 was raised for the school &ndash; a most generous and welcome addition to the joy of an evening spent sharing fellowship and reflections on Seminary life.</p> <p>Bishop Michael, learning of the success of the Anchorage gathering, remarked, &ldquo;This is a tremendous achievement on the part of the Alumni Regional Coordinator, the Seminary graduates, and the faithful of the Alaskan Alumni Region. I am grateful to His Grace, Bishop David, and to all those who contributed their magnanimous generosity and enthusiasm to make the event so memorable.&nbsp; I encourage all of our new Regional Alumni Directors to follow His Grace&rsquo;s lead and bring together their local fellow alumni for these gatherings.&nbsp; Not only will these occasions deepen the important bonds of brotherhood among our graduates, but they will deepen the relationship between the Seminary&rsquo;s leadership in South Canaan and its alumni serving &lsquo;in the trenches&rsquo;, to the benefit of our beloved Seminary, its graduates, its future students, and the churches they will serve.&rdquo;</p> <p>(Article by Fr. David Cowan)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140819_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 Alumni Update: 2010 Graduate Takes a Run at Fundraising for the Married Student Housing Program http://www.stots.edu/news_140723_1.html Wed, 23 Jul 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></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140723_1.html St. Tikhon's Seminary Begins Search for Development Director http://www.stots.edu/news_140620_1.html Fri, 20 Jun 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