St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Latest News 60 Great Feast of the Annunciation Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>Today is the beginning of our salvation, the revelation of the eternal mystery. The Son of God becomes the Son of the virgin, as Gabriel announces the coming of Grace. Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos: Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you (Troparion).</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Axios and Many Years to Archbishop Michael Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Axios!</p> <p>St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary community celebrates the wonderful news that the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, during its recent meeting, elevated Bishop Michael to the dignity of the rank of Archbishop.&nbsp;&nbsp; His Eminence, Archbishop Michael will celebrate in May the fifth anniversary of his consecration, and was elected Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary in October of 2013 also by the Holy Synod.</p> <p><em>Grant, O Lord, a peaceful and prosperous life, health, salvation, and furtherance in all good things, unto Thy Servant,&nbsp;<strong>His Eminence, the Most Reverend Michael, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, and Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary</strong>, and protect and preserve him for many years!</em></p> <p>- V. Rev. Steven Voytovich</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary You Can Now Support St. Tikhon's Seminary Through AmazonSmile Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that you can now automatically make a donation to St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary each time you make a purchase using</p> <p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary is now listed as one of the millions of charitable organizations participating in the AmazonSmile Program.</p> <h1 dir="ltr">About AmazonSmile</h1> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What is AmazonSmile?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at <a href=""></a>, you&rsquo;ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>How do I shop at AmazonSmile?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to <a href=""></a> from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to <a href=""></a> to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked &ldquo;Eligible for AmazonSmile donation&rdquo; on their product detail pages. 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To change your charity, sign in to <a href=""></a> on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select &ldquo;Change your Charity&rdquo; in &ldquo;Your Account.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What charities can I choose from?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">You can choose from almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping &amp; handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Seminary to Host Annual Vocations Retreat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">Saint Tikhon's Seminary will once again be hosting its Annual Vocations Retreat on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2015. This encounter is designed specifically to help men ascertain their calling to serve the Lord and His Church in whatever capacity that He reveals.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Vocations Retreat will begin on Friday evening at 6:00 for Registration and end after Vigil Saturday evening. Over the course of the retreat, guests will have the opportunity to join with the Seminary Community and Monastery Brotherhood in prayer, tour the Monastery grounds and the Seminary Campus, meet the Dean of the school, hear talks, and join in discussions. The schedule will provide participants the opportunity to consider very seriously one's active role, purpose and responsibilities as a member of the Body of Christ. It will also provide a glimpse of what a potential seminarian can expect to experience at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s as an active member of the community.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-f7e891ad-4c9c-a3ca-d2d6-02cd867c1798">The theme of this years retreat will be &ldquo;In the Fear of God and With Faith Draw Near&rdquo; and is offered at no cost to all individuals interested in visiting the seminary. If you would like to register for the retreat or if you would like more information on the retreat, or on St. Tikhon's Seminary, please call the school at 570-561-1818 or send an email to</span></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 St. Tikhon's Women's Group Welcomes Master Pysanky Artist Nancy Dudchik Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>This year&rsquo;s pysanky workshop for the St. Tikhon's Women&rsquo;s Group was conducted by Nancy Dudchik on March 14, 2015. Nancy is an accomplished artist from Connecticut who has years of experience in the art of pysanky, and has even had her beautiful works of art displayed at the White House.&nbsp; Those in attendance learned the ancient art of making pysanky eggs which are traditionally made during Lent.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pysanky is an egg which has been decorated or &ldquo;written&rdquo; on with layers of beeswax and is often dyed multiple colors. Once the wax is heated and removed, a beautiful design is revealed. Attendees were provided an in- depth demonstration and education regarding the significance of the colors and the symbols that have been historical used to create pysanky eggs.&nbsp; Ms. Dudchik also brought with her pysanky eggs that she herself created which provided a great source of artistic inspiration for those present who made their own colorful creations.</p> <p>The St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Group would like to extend its thanks to Ms. Dudchik for giving of her time, talent, and knowledge which is very much appreciated.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Community Mourns the Loss of One of Its Own Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">By Drs. David and Mary Ford</p> <p dir="ltr">It was very moving for us to experience the vast outpouring of love and condolences at Fr. Matthew Baker's (STS 2008) funeral at the Church of the Annunciation (GOA) in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Saturday, March 7, 2015. &nbsp;Officiating were two hierarchs - Metr. Methodios and Bp. Andonios - and about 30 priests, with at least 20 other priests in attendance, and many hundreds of people there - so many that police help was required for parking and for the very long funeral procession on the expressways from Cranston to Providence. &nbsp;One great highlight was hearing the very personal letter written by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Presvytera Katie and the children. &nbsp;It was a powerful experience, mourning the loss to the whole Church of one who many had hoped would become a leading theologian, but also, perhaps more importantly, one whom many had experienced as a loving friend and highly respected mentor. &nbsp;There were people there from all over the country, from many jurisdictions and all walks of life - both Orthodox and non-Orthodox - coming to pay their respects to a man who had touched their lives in significant ways.</p> <p dir="ltr">It was also very meaningful and gratifying for us to see so many of our former students (and some of their families) there to honor and pay their last respects to their brother in Christ who had entered Christ's Holy Priesthood only 14 months before. The alumni present included our current faculty member and Choir Director Benedict Sheehan (STOTS 2011) and his family; Fr. Seraphim Majmudar (STOTS 2008) from Tacoma, Washington; Paul Jungwirth, from Portland, Oregon; Fr. Joseph Lucas (STOTS 2010) from Miami, Florida; Fr. Matthew Brown (STOTS 2013) from Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Fr. Patrick Burns (STOTS 2009), from Ansonia, Connecticut; Fr. Nicholas Dellermann (STOTS 2008), from Norwich, Connecticut; Fr. Nicholai Meyers (STOTS 2009), from Utica, New York; Fr. Andrew Damick (STOTS 2007), from Emmaus, Pennsylvania; Fr. Adam Sexton (STOTS 2008), from Ashland, Virginia; Fr. Philip Kontos (STOTS 2008), from Jupiter, Florida; Fr. Stephen Vernak (STOTS 2007) from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Fr. Mark Lichtenstein (STOTS 2010) from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; as well as Jerry Tarris, the Bakers' former "landlord" at the Tarris Estates in Simpson.</p> <p dir="ltr">For a photo from the funeral, and a short description, please go <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0c064948-049b-f5d8-c7ac-ca554865747e">May we all be stirred with great resolve by the inspiring example of this brilliant scholar, challenging teacher, bold preacher, dynamic priest, and beloved friend and mentor to many. &nbsp;We are truly honored to have him as one of our St. Tikhon's graduates.</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary There is Still Time to Pre-Register for the Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr"><span style="line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">Only 27 More Days to Pre-Register for the Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich). As was </span><a style="line-height: 18.2000007629395px;" href="">announced previously</a><span style="line-height: 18.2000007629395px;"> this &nbsp;historical occasion will feature the life and work of this beloved Archpastor and fearless advocate for Orthodoxy in America.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><br class="kix-line-break" /><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>UPDATE</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary is pleased to announce that Leonid Turkevich Phd, the grandson of the beloved Metropolitan Leonty will also be presenting at the Symposium a Lecture entitled Metropolitan Leonty and the Literary Tradition. Below we have included a section from his submitted abstract.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Most of this Symposium is devoted to the pastoral, ecclesiastical and administrative legacy of Metropolitan Leonty. &nbsp;Although appreciated during his lifetime, but less well-known in the present day, is his literary legacy. &nbsp;While it is not my intent or training to venture a definitive literary criticism of his corpus of works, I would like to revisit this aspect of his life. &nbsp;He certainly viewed it as an important activity, so it is appropriate for us to attempt some understanding of these contributions.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist European Division, The Library of Congress will be presenting on The Papers of Leonty, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, at the Library of Congress. Below we have included a section from his submitted abstract.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The presentation will provide an overview of the papers of Metropolitan Leonty Turkevich (1876-1965) at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. &nbsp;The collection was generously donated by members of the Turkevich family in 1998 and is housed in the Library&rsquo;s Manuscript Division. &nbsp;The collection has been cataloged and is open for use by all interested researchers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Most of Metropolitan Leonty&rsquo;s papers, comprising eight linear feet of materials in archival boxes, are in bound volumes of correspondence records and diaries. &nbsp;His poetry and financial notes are scattered throughout the diaries and correspondence records. &nbsp;One of the most significant holdings in the collection is the Metropolitan&rsquo;s detailed record of the Church council (Sobor) held in Moscow in 1917-1918. &nbsp;Many of his notes on the Sobor are in shorthand and remain undeciphered. &nbsp;The presentation will include reading a poem, heretofore unpublished, composed by Metropolitan Leonty in late October 1917, on the eve of the election of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.</p> <p dir="ltr">In summary, the papers are a rich source for the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, Orthodoxy in America, and for the biography of Metropolitan Leonty himself.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Also St. Tikhon&rsquo;s would like to acknowledge the wonderful treasure that has been offered by V, Rev. Daniel Skvir who has submitted copies of the translated class notes of Metropolitan Leonty when he taught at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. It is from this that we intend to create a one of a kind, event exclusive offering that will be available only at the symposium itself. The offering will be limited edition, individually numbered, and will be offered exclusively to those who attend this historic event.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Only 27 more days to pre-register at a discounted rate!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Please register before April 2, 2015 for a discounted rate of $60. This can be done clicking on the link marked REGISTRATION below.</p> <p dir="ltr">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!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="">REGISTRATION</a></span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Memory Eternal Priest Matthew Baker (STOTS 2008) Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>It is with a very heavy heart that we received the news of the tragic passing from this life of the servant of God Presbyter Matthew Baker (STOTS 2008). Currently details are few but some time early this evening while attempting to drive home from his parish assignment at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Norwich, CT Fr. Matthew was involved in a car accident and passed away as a result of the injuries.</p> <p>The following <a href="">message</a> was published by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston:</p> <h1 id="post">Memory Eternal!</h1> <h1><span style="font-size: large;">Fr. Matthew Baker tragically passes away in a car accident this evening</span></h1> <p>To the Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston,</p> <p>With a very heavy heart, His Eminence informs you of the untimely passing of the Rev. Fr. Matthew Baker, who tragically died in a car accident early this evening. Fr. Matthew was recently assigned to the Holy Trinity Parish of Norwich, CT, following the retirement of Fr. Paul Pantelis. During this evening's snow storm, Fr. Baker was traveling home from the parish when he had an accident from which he did not survive. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew are thankfully not injured. The Metropolitan spoke directly with Presbytera Katherine a few moments ago and expressed the love and sympathy of the entire Metropolis and assured her of our prayers, presence and support.</p> <p>More information will be forthcoming tomorrow. Please join His Eminence as we pray for Fr. Matthew's eternal repose. We pray for Presbytera Kate, their six beautiful children, Fr. Matthew's mother and their entire family, that the Lord surround them in His comforting and peaceful embrace. May he rest in peace! May his memory be eternal!</p> <p>The following <a href="">funding website</a> has been set up where people can make direct donations to offer support for his family during this most difficult time. Fr. Matthew was a dedicated priest, husband, father, and friend.</p> <p>The Church and world are the lesser for his passing.</p> <p><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Within Your peace, O Lord, where all Your saints repose, give rest also to the soul of Your servant, for You alone are immortal.</strong></span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Orthodox Exhibition Begins at Neumann University Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">On Monday, February 23, 2015 an <a href="">exhibition</a> titled <em>East Meets West: An Ecclesial Embrace</em> began on the campus of Neumann University. The Exhibition commemorates the historic meeting&nbsp;between the Pope Paul VI and His All Holiness Patriarch Athenagoras, both of blessed memory, which occurred on January 5-6, 1964 in the Great City of Jerusalem.</p> <p dir="ltr">This exhibition along with several <a href="">lectures</a> and presentations by renowned scholars hopefully endeavors to bring attention to the historical and spiritual significance of this first embrace.</p> <p dir="ltr">The exhibition began Monday, February 23rd and will continue until Friday, April 24th, 2015&nbsp;at the <a href="">Neumann University Library</a> 1 Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014 and is free and open to the public.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-d8fab21c-c27d-bc11-d906-0988d4842556">In association with the event, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (Feast of the Annunciation) at 7 PM in the Neumann University Chapel a lecture will be given by Dr. Aristeides Papadakis, Professor Emeritus of Byzantine History at the University of Maryland, titled <em>The &ldquo;Schism&rdquo; of 1054: Points of Reflection.</em></span></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 Reserve Your Place in this Year's Tikhonaire! Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">This year the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community remembers the holy and exemplary life of</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">His Eminence Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich)</span></p> <p dir="ltr">In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of his repose, St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary&nbsp;will be hosting an Academic Symposium May 14, 2015 honoring the life and work&nbsp;of this beloved servant of God who will also be featured in this year&rsquo;s Tikhonaire.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please consider supporting this historically rich publication with a sponsorship ad.</p> <p dir="ltr">All proceeds for advertisements will go directly toward the printing of this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;Tikhonaire and include the shipping cost of your complimentary copy of the publication.&nbsp;As an added bonus the Tikhonaire is now made <a href="">available online</a>&nbsp;at the Seminary website ( where it will be viewed&nbsp;by the thousands of people who visit the website every week.</p> <p dir="ltr">Each year loyal supporters reconfirm their commitment to ensure&nbsp;the long-term sustainability of the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community.&nbsp;That is because the story of each of our lives has been joined unalterably to the story of this most holy place&nbsp;where saints have lived and walked, and prayed and taught.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please accept our invitation to once again join the story of your life to the story of our life so that together we might have the opportunity to share the story of us with the world.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: large;">Please keep in mind that Tikhonaire ads must be recieved this year by April 10th.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;">You can now reserve your place online by completing the form below. There is no</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary