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The children at St. Tikhon’s gather under the flowering trees after Divine Liturgy. Your Lenten gift helps these families prepare for ministry in the Orthodox Church. Thank you so much for your support!

Beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

When you think about Lent, what comes to mind? For many of us, we might think immediately about the serious ascetic tasks of increasing our prayer life, more rigorous fasting, and attending more services.

But Fr. Thomas Hopko paints a very different picture in his famous book The Lenten Spring. He begins by saying:

”The Church welcomes the Lenten spring with a spirit of exultation…with the enthusiasm of a child… The tone of the church services is one of brightness and light.”

Here at St. Tikhon’s, we are so blessed to be reminded of the “enthusiasm of a child” during our Lenten journey, precisely because we are surrounded by children in every service. Right now, there are over 40 children in our seminary community, with another 5 on the way this year!

It’s only because of your generosity that these families are able to attend St. Tihkon’s and prepare to become leaders of the Church.

Your past donations have helped cover tuition for these families, and even helped them cover emergency costs like medical expenses and car repairs. St. Tikhon’s is a faithful steward of your investment, and we do everything possible to help seminarians and their families when they need it. Thank you for making that generosity possible!

During Lent, will you consider a new gift of $100, $250, or more to help the seminarians at St. Tikhon’s?

Your generosity makes such a difference to the seminarians here —and to their families.

The children have watched their parents leave extended family and careers behind, come to a new place, and sacrifice so much to follow God’s calling to serve the Church.

Yet these same children also get to experience your generosity and love. They see that Orthodox Christians like you around North America care enough about the future of the Church to support their parents during seminary. What an amazing gift you provide!

Seeing Your Gift Make a Difference

Thanks to your support, we have celebrated 7 ordinations since December. And I’m so happy to share with you that the Seminary's accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Association of Theological Schools for seven years with no notations! 

This amazing accomplishment is a tremendous validation of St. Tikhon’s effectiveness. Our sole focus is practical preparation for ministry, rooted in the spiritual and liturgical life of the Church. Thank you for standing with us in this sacred mission! 

How We Say Thank You 

Will you consider a new gift of $100, $250, or more to help the seminarians at St. Tikhon’s during Lent?

By sending a new gift, you are re-committing to a special community of prayer and faith. We look forward to sending you pictures of the young families you are helping, and would like to remember you and your family by name in prayer during our daily Divine Liturgy.

Please use the enclosed reply envelope to send your prayer list and your contribution today. Thank you so much for your support, and may God bless you!

Wishing you a blessed Lenten journey,

Archpriest Steven Voytovich

Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary

P.S. Your generous support in the past has made St. Tihkon’s what it is today. Please join us once again this Lent by sending in your Lenten gift today.  Click here to go to our online donation page.  Thank you so much!

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