On Decemeber 11, 2013 the St. Tikhon's community was pleased to welcome students from the Brookside Private School in Honesdale, PA. They were treated to a tour of the seminary and monastery, as well as the Metropolitan Museum, by the Director of Communications and Public Relations, Christopher Patton.
The group was also provided an introductory iconography workshop by Seminarian Deacon Theophan Mackey, where he taught the students the Orthodox understanding of the Holy Images as well as instructed them in the traditional manner in which an icon is made.
Nathanial Zaur who helped organize the group's visit later commented, "The children were very excited to be able to come and visit Saint Tikhon's. It was their first time visiting an Orthodox Church. When we got back to the school we had them sit down and write out reflections on how the day impacted them personally."
The Saint Tikhon's Community would like to thank Nathanial Zaur for his assistance in helping to arrange this visit. We hope that this will be the first of many such visits to St. Tikhon's.
Included in the slideshow are the thank you letters written by the children of Brookside School.