St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Our Community Giving Back http://www.stots.edu/ 60 St. Tikhon's Announces 112th Pilgrimage Schedule http://www.stots.edu/news_160420_4.html Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/photos/misc/IMG_0982.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>St. Tikhon's Monastery announces the schedule for the upcomin Memorial Day Pilgrimage Weekend:&nbsp; May 27-30.&nbsp; <strong>Please join us!</strong></p> <p>The weekend will begin with welcoming the&nbsp;Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon on Friday afternoon, at 3:30pm.&nbsp; On Saturday, at 1pm will be St. Tikhon's Seminary 74th Annual Commencement.&nbsp; Vigil follows at 4pm, as does the Graduation Dinner.</p> <p>Special concerts and program will be occurring on Sunday.&nbsp; Please click <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="http://stots.edu/news_160321_1.html"><span style="color: #ff0000;">here</span></a></span> to go to our webpage for the St. Tikhon's Monastery Chorale concert Sunday evening.</p> <p>The 112 Monastery Pilgrimage will take place on Monday, with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10am, followed by a day filled wiht activities and prayer.&nbsp; Please click <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/news_160407_1.html"><span style="color: #ff0000;">here</span></a></span> to see the full schedule, along with invitation letter and hotel information.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_160420_4.html Dr. Christopher Veniamin's Schedule http://www.stots.edu/news_160420_3.html Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Dr. Christopher asked that his schedule of speaking engagements be posted on the website.&nbsp; It follows below:</p> <p><span style="font-size: large;">Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: large;">St. Tikhon's Seminary</span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545; min-height: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: large;">Events and Appointments:</span> </p> <ul style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; list-style-type: circle; background-color: #ffffff;"> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">External doctoral examiner for the PhD studies of Fr. Matthew Penney, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario (since Spring semester, 2016)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">External examiner for PhD studies of Fr. Maxym Lysack, at Laval and Sherbrooke Universities, Quebec, Canada (Spring semester, 2016)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">External supervisor for STS Alumnus, Fr. Abraham (Abey) George (MA in Christian Spirituality) Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Fordham University, NY</span><span style="color: #454545; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;(since Spring semester, 2016)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Lecture on "The Theology of Fr. John Romanides: The Ten Fundamental Points of the Orthodox Faith", Grove City College, Grove City PA (April 8, 2016)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Guest Speaker, "The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis and Hesychia", Annual Pan Orthodox Lenten Retreat, the Shenango Valley Clergy Association, Holy Cross Orthodox Church (OCA Romanian Episcopate), Hermitage PA (Saturday, April 9, 2016)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Sermon, "On St. John Climacus", St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, New Castle PA (Sunday, April 10, 2016).</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Guest Professor for Dr. Peter Bouteneff's class on Prayer and Holiness (SVS, Monday, April 18, 2016). Topic: "Prayer in Silouan and Sophrony."</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">External evaluator/assessor for V. Rev. Dr. Athanasios Gikas' (University of Thessalonica) promotion to position of full professor in theology</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Graduation Address at Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordanville NY (<span class="aBn" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: #cccccc; position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_715995087"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Sunday May 29th</span></span>)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Appointed by the Holy Synod of the Apostolic Church of Cyprus as representative to the Holy and Great Council, which is to take place in Crete (<span class="aBn" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: #cccccc; position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_715995088"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">June 16 to June 27, 2016</span></span>)</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">At the invitation of Metropolitan Joseph, spearheading The Antiochian House of Studies push for accreditation of its four graduate programs in theology (two Masters, two Doctoral programs). June, 2016.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; color: #454545;">Introducing, assisting and interpreting for Mtp Hierotheos Vlachos at Antiochian Biennial Clergy Symposium, Antiochian Village (<span class="aBn" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: #cccccc; position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_715995089"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">July 18 - 22, 2016</span></span>)</span></li> </ul> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_160420_3.html Alumni Update: Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris to Speak at Villanova University http://www.stots.edu/news_160420_2.html Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Alumni/250759.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=59&percent=100"><p>Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris (STS Class of 1961) will be speaking at Villanova University on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7pm. &nbsp;His topic will be: &nbsp;"The Alaskan Church Today." &nbsp;Fr. Nicholas served in Alaska as a priest for a number of years. &nbsp;Please click <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/artgallery/current_exhibit.html"><span style="color: #ff0000;">here</span></a></span> for more information.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_160420_2.html Seminary Dean leads Retreat in Macon Georgia http://www.stots.edu/news_160415_3.html Sat, 09 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/04-09-16-retreat-Macon-GA/IMG_6545A.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Fr. Steven led a parish retreat at St. Innocent Church, Macon, Georgia, on Saturday, April 9th. &nbsp;The focus of the retreat was: "The Parish Community: Our Life in Christ." &nbsp;Fr. Steven prepared parish feedback sent to him in advance on various aspects of parish life using an approached he developed, while previously serving as a mission parish pastor, from materials originally prepared on this topic by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko. &nbsp;Fr. Steven initially shared the results with all attending the retreat, and then facilitated a discussion where those present offered very heartfelt reflections and thoughts related to parish life. &nbsp;Later he reviewed some material from St. Innocent's <em>Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven</em>. &nbsp;The faithful perceive their calling to follow St. Innocent, their patron saint, in his evangelization of and ministry to the Native Aleut and Tlingit peoples in Alaska, by offering the same presence and ministry to those residing in the greater Macon community.</p> <p>Fr. Steven concelebrated with Fr. Theophan Buck (STS Class of 2010) at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday. &nbsp;St. Innocent Church, as a mission parish, with their pastor of now over five years, is making remarkable progress, and this retreat is only part of the ongoing work within the community to foster healthy and robust parish life and ministry. &nbsp;Fr. Steven had opportunity to meet and talk with many of the core members that began this mission, and who continue to inspire others to get involved by offering their gifts and talents. &nbsp; May God bless the pastor and faithful of St. Innocent Church!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_160415_3.html STOTS concert to feature pieces by American composers http://www.stots.edu/news_160321_1.html Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/11-12-15-Concert/IMG_2501.JPG&archive=0&final_h=52&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] -- The Chamber Choir of Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery, a professional vocal ensemble under the auspices of America&rsquo;s oldest Orthodox monastery, will sing a benefit concert of sacred music by American composers at Saint Stephen&rsquo;s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1412980015"><span class="aQJ">Sunday, May 29, 2016 &nbsp;at 7:30 PM</span></span>.<br />&nbsp;<br />Proceeds from the concert, titled &ldquo;Rejoice, O Mountains of Pennsylvania,&rdquo; benefit Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary [STOTS]. &nbsp;Please click <span style="color: #800080;"><a href="/files/2016-Event-Files/ChamberChoirPoster-2.1.pdf"><span style="color: #800080;">here</span></a></span> to download a flyer to post.<br />&nbsp;<br />The performance, part of a series of events that will take place during the 112th annual Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Memorial Day Pilgrimage, will feature a selection of original compositions by American Orthodox composers Benedict Sheehan, Richard Toensing, Nazo Zakkak, and Kurt Sander.<br />&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m overjoyed to see a surge of interest in Russian Orthodox choral music over the past twenty years," said Benedict Sheehan, resident music director at Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary and Monastery. &nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m even more delighted to say that this profound tradition is not simply a relic of the past, but is an artistic tradition that is alive and well today. With this concert, we hope to present the living voice of Orthodox sacred music, as embodied in the works of several American composers.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />The first half of the program will include a world premiere of the striking new Canon of Saint Andrew by Nazo Zakkak, a 28-year-old composer from San Diego, CA, as well as works by the late Richard Toensing (1940-2014), recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a commission from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Kurt Sander, an award-winning composer who teaches at Northern Kentucky University.<br />&nbsp;<br />The second half of the program features music by Benedict Sheehan, including the world premiere of his new composition, Opening Psalm, and a performance of Triduum Paschale, a three-movement work about the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ that met with enthusiastic acclaim when premiered at a benefit concert in New York last November.<br />&nbsp;<br />Among those giving solo performances during the concert will be Portland-based baritone John Michael Boyer, known internationally for his work with Cappella Romana; soprano Laura Soto-Bayomi of the Chautauqua Opera Festival and 2015 finalist at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions; and mezzo-soprano Tynan Davis, whose voice is regularly heard in Grammy award-winning ensembles Conspirare and Roomful of Teeth and who last year joined the cast of the North American Tour of <em>Phantom of the Opera. </em>The choir will also be joined by renowned basso profundo Glenn Miller, a veteran of numerous recordings and concert stages, including Robert Shaw&rsquo;s seminal recording of Rachmaninoff <em>All-Night Vigil </em>(1990) and Conspirare&rsquo;s recent Grammy award-winning <em>Sacred Spirit of Russia </em>(2014).<br />&nbsp;<br />Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. See the <a href="http://monasterychamberchoir.com/" target="_blank">concert&rsquo;s website</a> for more information.<br />&nbsp;<br />Corporate sponsors of the event include <a href="http://renovationangel.org/" target="_blank">Renovation Angel</a>, a national non-profit organization that recycles luxury kitchens and donates proceeds to charity, and the <a href="https://patraminstitute.org/" target="_blank">Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Music Institute</a>, which is holding a <a href="https://patraminstitute.org/event/first-annual-memorial-day-young-singers-conference/" target="_blank">weekend training seminar</a> for Church singers that overlaps with the benefit concert.&nbsp; Additional corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Seraphim Danckaert, STOTS Director of Mission Advancement, at <a href="tel:570-561-1818%2C%20ext.%20104" target="_blank">570-561-1818, ext. 104</a> for more information.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_160321_1.html St. Tikhon’s Century Association Announces Special Event http://www.stots.edu/news_160301_3.html Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Century Association presents Hospitality A La Russe on Sunday, May 15, 2016.&nbsp; This awesome annual event will be held at St. John&rsquo;s Russian Cathedral Center, 703 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA.&nbsp; You can download a flyer <a href="/files/2016-Event-Files/2016-Hosp-A-La-Russe-Flyer.pdf"><strong><span style="color: #800080;"><span style="color: #800080;">here</span></span></strong></a> with all the information.&nbsp;</p> <p>The doors open at 3pm, and besides wonderful traditional Russian cuisine, you will have the opportunity to hear the <strong>Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra</strong>.&nbsp; There are also many opportunities to financially support this event, with all proceeds benefitting St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary.&nbsp; Please consult the flyer for contact information to be part of this wonderful event!</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://www.stots.edu/news_160301_3.html