St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Our Community Giving Back 60 Oct 3-4, 2014 Igumen Sergius to Lead Retreat in Rolla, MO Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">During the first weekend of October, Fr. Sergius, Abbot of <a href="">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="">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 Annual Diocesan Women's Retreat Held this Summer at St. Tikhon's 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 Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 Dr. Harry Boosalis to Teach at the 2014 Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village 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=""></a></span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary September 19 - 21 Dr. Harry Boosalis to lead Men’s Retreat in Minneapolis, MN Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f4277f58-406a-1afe-3b6c-89a0999631b0">Dr. Harry Boosalis will be leading the annual Men&rsquo;s Retreat sponsored by St. Mary&rsquo;s Greek Orthodox Church of Minneapolis from September 19 - 21, 2014. The theme of this year&rsquo;s retreat is &lsquo;Exploring Orthodox Spiritual Life&rsquo;. Discussion will focus on the practical application of our faith to our daily life as Orthodox men living and working in contemporary American society.</span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary