St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Our Community Giving Back 60 St. Tikhon's Summer Camp Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>St. Tikhon's Summer Camp celebrated its 44th season from July 5-11! &nbsp;The camp, under the auspices of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, has been held at St. Tikhon's Seminary and Monastery since 1971. &nbsp;Over 100 campers, plus counselors and staff spent the week in fellowship, education, activities, and celebrating daily liturgical life of the Orthodox Church. &nbsp;St. Tikhon's Seminary Rector, Archbishop Michael, spent the day with each of the camp's age groups on July 9th. &nbsp;To see a daily log of the camp, please click <a href="">here</a> to see their dedicated facebook page. &nbsp;The campers left a wonderful thank you card that is hanging in the seminary entrance! &nbsp;May God grant the campers, counselors, and staff many blessed years!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary All-American Council Divine Liturgy Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>This morning hierarchs, clergy, delegates, and all present gathered to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, literally manifesting the local church gathering to celebrate the Eucharist. &nbsp;His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon celebrated with Metropolitan Onufry, Archbishop of Kiev and all Ukraine, Archbishop John of Naro-Fominsk, other visiting hierarchs, members of the OCA Holy Synod, together with many clergy, and all those gathered in council. &nbsp;A number of St. Tikhon's Seminarians are assisting in the All-American Council this week, including: &nbsp;JJ Kotalik (graduate), Timothy Winegar, Megan Haak, Paul Kappandaze, Jonathan Lincoln, Mikel Hill, and Andrew Nelko.</p> <p>(Photos taken by Jonathan Lincoln.)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary 18th All-American Council Begins (Updated) Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><div><strong>The 18th All-American Council</strong> formally begins today in Atlanta, Georgia. &nbsp;During the course of the week updates will be posted, so please check back regularly whether or not you are attending the council.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This posting, from Archpriest&nbsp;Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, is focused toward our Alumni:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A joint&nbsp;<span class="il">Alumni</span>&nbsp;Reception will be held on Tuesday evening from 8-10pm.&nbsp; Archpriest Theodore Boback,&nbsp;<span class="il">Alumni</span>&nbsp;President, has, with AAC planners, arranged for time specifically for STS&nbsp;<span class="il">Alumni</span>&nbsp;to come together for our General Session with Elections. You can click <a href="">here</a> to read his most recent letter. &nbsp;<strong>We plan to meet in Room 403 on Tuesday evening, from 7-8pm</strong>.&nbsp; Please make every effort to come to this business meeting and opportunity for fellowship in advance of the alumni reception, and encourage classmates to also.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>During the General Session, elections will be held for four offices:&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary</strong>.&nbsp; The bylaws also make provisions for the President to appoint two nominations committee members, so if you are interested in serving as will be noted below for this election, consider sharing this interest (there is certainly no hurry between now and coming three years).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Nominations</strong>: &nbsp;Fr. Nicholas Wyslutsky (Class of 1989) has agreed to serve as Nominations Chair for this election.&nbsp; If you would like to nominate someone for one of the above offices, please contact him at&nbsp;<strong><a href="tel:330.608.2092" target="_blank">330.608.2092</a>&nbsp;or via e-mail at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong>&nbsp; .&nbsp; He will forward nominations to Fr. Ted for the elections.&nbsp; Thank you for offering to assist in this way, Fr. Nicholas!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I look forward to gathering with all of you as our&nbsp;<span class="il">alumni</span>, for the first time as dean of the seminary, and to our journey forward. His Eminence, Arcbishop Michael, Rector, Fr. Dennis Swencki, our CFO, and Seraphim Danckaert, our new Director of Mission of Advancement, will God-willing, join us for this evening's activities.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In Christ,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Fr. Steven</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>07-21-2015</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This evening the St. Tikhon's Alumni met prior to the first joint seminary reception. &nbsp;During this session Archpriest Theodore Boback, Alumni President for the past nine years, led those gathered through a short agenda, before elections were held for new alumni leadership. &nbsp;Those completing their offices include: &nbsp;Archpriest Theodore Boback, President, Archpriest Joseph Gallick, Vice President, Bishop David (Mahaffey) Treasurer, and Archpriest David Shewczyk, Secretary. &nbsp; &nbsp;May God grant them many years for their service! &nbsp;New leadership elected today includes: &nbsp;Priest Patrick Burns, President, Archpriest Stephen Evanina, Vice President, Archpriest Nicholas Wyslutsky, Treasurer, and Archpriest Andrew Nelko, Secretary. &nbsp;We look forward to renewed efforts to reach out and connect with our seminary alumni!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary