Villanova Exhibition Begins with Beautiful Opening Ceremony
On Friday, October 26th, 2012 the two month exhibition entitled Icon: The Way to the Kingdom began at the Villanova University Art Gallery located in Connelly Center on the prestigious campus of Villanova University.
The entire event schedule can be viewed here courtesy of the Villanova University website.
Two seminary choirs, an archbishop, a bishop, the abbot of a monastery, a miracle-working icon and a Roman Catholic cardinal were just some of the dignitaries in attendance.
The event is being held in connection with the 75th Anniversary Celebration being held throughout the school year and into the beginning months of the next academic year here at St. Tikhon’s Seminary.
The list of contributors and benefactors for this endeavor is lengthy and can be viewed in its entirety here, however, most significantly for his efforts the seminary would like to thank Archpriest John Perich (STOTS 1979) for his continued vigilance on the Board of Trustees and for organizing this spectacular event featuring many of the treasures housed in the St. Tikhon’s Museum and Icon Repository as well as pieces from other distinguished collections.
We would also like to thank His Eminence, Archbishop Tikhon of the Diocese of Eastern PA, His Grace, Bishop Michael of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey, Igumen Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, Tatiana Guba and the other distinguished members of the board of trustees of St. Tikhon’s Seminary, Dn. Gregory Hatrak at St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press and all the dedicated benefactors and supporters at Villanova University.
Additionally, we would like to thank Sdn. John E. Pusey, Graphic Design Coordinator for supplying the promotional materials and technical support to ensure the opening occurred with little or no interruptions.
We would also like to thank Benedict Sheehan (STOTS 2011), Director of the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir as well as Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak) (STOTS 2005), Director of the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Choir for their collective efforts in providing the music for the opening molieben.
The event continues until December 16, 2012. For more information regarding gallery times and upcoming associated events please refer to the Villanova University website here.
Coverage of the event can also be viewed on the St. Vladimir Seminary Website here.
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