St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Our Community Giving Back 60 St. Tikhon's to Host 20th Annual Golf Tournament on August 19 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #993366;">St. Tikhon's Seminary will host its&nbsp;<strong>20th Annual Golf Tournament</strong>&nbsp;on&nbsp;Saturday, August 19, 2017&nbsp;at Jack Frost National Golf Course in Blakeslee, PA.</span><br /> <br /><span style="color: #993366;"> The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at&nbsp;1:00 PM. An Awards Banquet will be held at&nbsp;6:00 PM&nbsp;at the course.&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> The day is filled with great golf, great food, and great fellowship.&nbsp;The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, lunch, banquet, refreshments, and prizes. Contact Bernard Golubiewski at&nbsp;570-825-4780&nbsp;or&nbsp;<span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a href=""><span style="color: #ff00ff;"></span></a>&nbsp;</span>to reserve a space or book a foursome. A registration form is available for download <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a href="/files/Golf-Tournament/StTikhonsGolf.pdf"><span style="color: #ff00ff;">here</span></a></span>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is a special event in the life of the seminary, and we hope to reach a target of $20,000! &nbsp;If you would like to offer a sponsorship, please find that information <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a href="/files/Golf-Tournament/20th-Annual-Golf-Tournament-sponsorship.pdf"><span style="color: #ff00ff;">here</span></a></span>, even if you are not able to join us on this day of fellowship!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon’s Seminary Announces Enrollment into Diaconal and Parish Leadership Formation Program Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>[STOTS Communications, Philadelphia, PA]</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary is announcing open enrollment into an expanded Diaconal and Parish Leadership Formation program!&nbsp; The program is currently structured to satisfy the educational requirements of laymen who would like to pursue ordination into the Diaconate.&nbsp; It is also intended for faithful men and women, who would like to deepen their knowledge of Orthodox theology and spiritual life to be more effective in their ministry in the Church.&nbsp; The expanded program now consists of two educational tracks: one for those who intend to serve as Deacons in the Orthodox Church and another for those who are actively involved in parish leadership.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Parish Leadership Formation program is designed for laypeople who would like to seek greater knowledge of our Orthodox Faith toward exercising a more active role in the life of their parish. The program will be helpful for those: serving on parish council, conducting catechetical instructions, teaching Sunday School, and leading youth activities, assisting with church services either in the altar or in the choir, or undertaking any responsibility in the parish life that can benefit from the knowledge of Orthodox Theology, Spirituality and Liturgy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Archpriest Victor Gorodenchuk, the director of the program, remarked: &ldquo;We are very excited with the decision of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary to create an opportunity for dedicated Orthodox faithful of our area to learn more about Theology, Scripture and Liturgy.&nbsp; This program is ideal for those who have full-time employment and are able to commute once a week to Philadelphia.&nbsp; In contrast with correspondence courses, the ability to meet for both prayer and classes and to spend time in fellowship with other students allows participants to have an important formational aspect which is indispensable for their ministry in the setting of an Orthodox parish.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The program meets on Saturdays over the course of two years from September to May at St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral in North-East Philadelphia, PA. &nbsp;To download a copy of the flyer, click <span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff00ff;"><a href="/files/2017-Event-Files/Diaconal-Training/Diaconal_Training_Flyer.pdf"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #ff00ff;">here</span></a></span>. &nbsp;For any questions about the program, please contact Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk at 215-745-3232 or <a href=""></a>.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Recording of STM Chamber Choir to be Broadcast on Public Radio Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><div>&nbsp;</div> <div>[STOTS Communications, South Canaan, PA] The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon's Monastery performed&nbsp;a memorial concert of sacred music, including Tchaikovsky&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Nine Sacred Pieces</em>, at Saint Stephen&rsquo;s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA on Sunday, May 28.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>After hearing&nbsp;Tchaikovsky&rsquo;s seminal compositions, performed in the original Church Slavonic, the crowd responded with such a long and&nbsp;rousing standing ovation that the Choir, which had not prepared an encore, repeated one selection.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In attendance were various distinguished guests, including His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, His Eminence Archbishop Irenee, and His Eminence Archbishop Michael.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In the first half of the program, the men of the Chamber Choir, which is a professional ensemble, were joined by some of the most talented members of the St. Tikhon's Seminary Choir for a performance of&nbsp;Stepan Smolensky&rsquo;s deeply contemplative&nbsp;<em>Memorial Service for Tsar Alexander III</em>&nbsp;(1904), scored for male chorus, and presented in a new English transcription by Benedict Sheehan, Director of Music at the Seminary.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">Selections from the concert will be airing on WVIA 89.9 FM Public Radio. &nbsp;&nbsp;The first installment of the recording will be aired during a weekly show,&nbsp;<em>Music from Saint Stephen's</em>, this coming Sunday, June 4. Listeners can hear the program twice in the same day: from&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_753041242"><span class="aQJ">7:00-7:30 am</span></span>&nbsp;and from&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_753041243"><span class="aQJ">4:00-4:30 pm</span></span>. &nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Listeners outside of the reception area for the station can still listen live online by visiting <span style="color: #ff00ff;"><a href=""><span style="color: #ff00ff;">here</span></a></span>. &nbsp;&nbsp;Additional broadcasts will air on the following two Sundays.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>(Story and photos by Seraphim Danckaert, Director of Mission Advancement)</div> </div></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary