St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Our Community Giving Back http://www.stots.edu/ 60 Oct. 23-25, 2014 Dr. David Ford to Speak at Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_7.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dr. David Ford will be speaking at the annual meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society of America. The annual meeting takes place Oct. 23-25, 2014 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, MA. The topic of this year&rsquo;s conference is &ldquo;The Orthodox Church in America in a Post-Modern World.&rdquo; Dr. David is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He will be giving a talk entitled "The Glory of Marriage in Postmodern America."</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on the Orthodox Theological Society of America or their annual meeting, please visit their website here. (<a href="http://www.otsamerica.org/">http://www.otsamerica.org/</a>)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_7.html Nov. 8. 2014 Two Faculty Members and Alumnus to Speak in Mount Carmel, PA http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_6.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Harry Boosalis and Dr. David Ford will be speaking at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA on November 8, 2014 as part of the parish&rsquo;s Patronal Feast celebrations. Dr. Harry is Professor of Dogmatic Theology, and Dr. David is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary.</p> <p>Following a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, the parish will offer a luncheon during which Dr. Harry, Dr. David and Fr. Andrew Damick (STOTS 2007) will be guest speakers. The day will finish with Vespers, and everyone is invited back for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. The church is located at 131 North Willow Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. For more information, please call (570) 339-1200.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_6.html Oct. 23, 2014 Archimandrite Athanasy to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_5.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 23, Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalsky) will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On the Priesthood&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. Archimandrite Athanasy is a Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_5.html Oct. 16, 2014 Abbot Sergius (Bowyer) to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_4.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 16, Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer) will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On the Divine Liturgy&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. Archimandrite Sergius is a Lecturer in Spirituality at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary as well as the Abbot of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_4.html Oct. 9, 2014 Bishop Michael (Dahulich) to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_3.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 9, His Grace, Bishop Michael (Dahulich), Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On Confession&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2e1006cf-b39c-4f2c-8f5f-d0d70eea7090">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. </span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_3.html Oct. 2, 2014 Dr. David and Dr. Mary Ford to Speak in Ballston Lake, NY http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_2.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">On Thursday, October 2, Dr. David and Dr. Mary Ford will be giving a lecture entitled &ldquo;On Christ-Centered Marriage&rdquo; as part of the 2014 Religious Institute at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in New York. Dr. David Ford is Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, and Dr. Mary Ford is Associate Professor of New Testament and Spirituality. The theme of this year&rsquo;s Religious Institute is &ldquo;Lectures on the Sacramental Life.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm, and it is open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the talk. A suggested minimum donation of $25 is requested for each lecture. The Church is located at 349 Eastline Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140926_2.html Nov. 8-9, 2014 Fr. Steven Voytovich to Speak in Minneapolis, MN http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_3.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_725052338"><span class="aQJ">On Nov. 8-9, 2014 the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary, will give a presentation on the St. Tikhon's Seminary Married Student Housing Program at St</span></span>. Mary's Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_3.html Oct. 18, 2014 Fr. Steven Voytovich to Accompany Miracle Working Icon to Local Icon Festival http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_2.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_725052337"><span class="aQJ">On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary</span></span>&nbsp;will be accompanying the wonderworking icon of St. Anna to <a href="http://www.holycrosswilliamsport.org/">Holy Cross Church</a> in Williamsport, PA where they will be holding an all-day Icon Festival.</p> <p>For more information regarding this exciting day of guest speakers and good food please visit the parish website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.holycrosswilliamsport.org/">www.holycrosswilliamsport.org</a>.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_2.html Oct. 12, 2014 Fr. Steven Voytovich to be in Hagerstown, MD http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_1.html Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_725052336"><span class="aQJ">On Sunday, October 12</span></span>, 2014 the Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary, V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, will be at <a href="http://saintcatherineorthodoxchurch.weebly.com/">St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church</a> in Hagerstown, MD.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140922_1.html Oct 3-4, 2014 Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) to Lead Retreat in Rolla, MO http://www.stots.edu/news_140908_3.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/photos/people/Bowyer-Igumen-Sergius.JPG&archive=0&final_h=73&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">During the first weekend of October, Fr. Sergius, Abbot of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Tikhons-Orthodox-Monastery/446378222150244">St Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery</a> in South Canaan, Pennsylvania will lead a retreat entitled "Door to Paradise: Jesus Christ in Ancient Christianity" at <a href="http://annunciationoca.org/">Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Christian Mission</a> in Rolla, MO.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>RETREAT SCHEDULE:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, October 3</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">7:00p: Ancient Christianity: Door to Paradise with Q&amp;A and refreshments to follow</p> <p><strong>Saturday, October 4</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">9:00a: Divine Liturgy (Communion Service for Orthodox Christians)</p> <p dir="ltr">10:00a: Breakfast (provided)</p> <p dir="ltr">10:30a: How to Find Salvation in a Modern World, Part 1 with Q&amp;A</p> <p dir="ltr">12:00p: Lunch (provided)</p> <p dir="ltr">1:30p: How to Find Salvation in a Modern World, Part 2 with Q&amp;A</p> <p dir="ltr">4:00p: Vespers (Evening Prayer Service)</p> <p dir="ltr">Sunday, October 5</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-beec584e-5705-37e9-c06f-c34b4c021255">10:30a: Divine Liturgy</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140908_3.html Annual Diocesan Women's Retreat Held this Summer at St. Tikhon's http://www.stots.edu/news_140905_1.html Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary was the setting for the Annual Women&rsquo;s Retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA. &nbsp;Over seventy women attended the retreat and represented the Diocese of Eastern PA, New York/New Jersey, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. , ROCOR, and the Greek Archdiocese. The retreat was held on Saturday, August 16, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Retreat opened with prayers lead by Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery. Fr. Sergius was the opening speaker for the retreat. &nbsp;He spoke on the topics of Depression, Confession, and Prayer and provided each of the women copies of the morning and evening prayers, as well as the &ldquo;Akathist &ndash; &ldquo;Glory to God for All Things.&rdquo; &nbsp;He spoke of the importance of prayer and finding time in your daily life while at the same time emphasizing the significance of &ldquo;Being, Rather than Doing.&rdquo; He also spoke also of the importance of Confession. &ldquo;If at all possible, everyone during their lifetime should make a Life Confession. &nbsp;This is your story and it provides an avenue to connect to God.&rdquo; Time was set aside for question and answer at the end of the session.</p> <p dir="ltr">The morning session closed with greetings by His Grace, Bishop Mark.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the lunch break, the women enjoyed some fellowship, time to walk around the Monastery grounds, visit the church, and time in the bookstore.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the afternoon session the group heard Daria Virvan, (CRNP-PMH, BC) a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psych/Mental Health, in private practice who works in the mental health community of the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. Her areas of focus for her talk included: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, and Suicide Prevention. &nbsp;She provided the women with definitions, signs and symptoms of many Mental Health issues. She also spoke about the constructive use of medications in the treatment of some of these issues. She provided the women with various creative strategies to handle anxiety and for managing depression. The workshop provided the attendees an opportunity to become familiar with the Depression Scale, Social Interaction Anxiety Scale, and the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. There was a question and answer session immediately following the session.</p> <p dir="ltr">The retreat was a very successful one and the hope is that next year can be even better.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 2015 retreat will be held on August 22.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140905_1.html Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 Dr. Harry Boosalis to Teach at the 2014 Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village http://www.stots.edu/news_140904_3.html Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Harry Boosalis, Professor of Dogmatics at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary has been asked to direct the core courses at this year&rsquo;s Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village in Ligionier, PA. The event will &nbsp;be held from October 31 to November 2, 2014. The theme for this year is <em>Theosis: Your Life With God.</em> Dr. Boosalis will be speaking on the topics of <em>Freedom in Christ</em>, <em>Spiritual Warfare and Suffering</em>, as well as <em>Love and Prayer</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">This year&rsquo;s keynote speakers are Fr. Anthony Coniaris and Dr. Kyriakos Markides. Our own Fr. David Hester (Faculty) and Fr. John Oliver (STOTS 2004) are among the other speakers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f4277f58-4071-6982-a5f1-99d0b5261481">Consider participating in this year&rsquo;s Institute at the Village. For more information visit: <a href="http://www.antiochian.org/oi2014">www.antiochian.org/oi2014</a></span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_140904_3.html