On Sunday, February 22, the St. Tikhon's Community joined together to begin their Lenten Journey with Forgiveness Vespers. During the following week, the Monastic and Seminary community came together to observe each of the daily services of Clean Week. This time of communal prayer and worship served as a beautiful beginning to the Lenten season and united the community in mutual labor and struggle as we head toward the goal of Great and Holy Pascha.
On Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 26, 2015, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon graciously hosted a Clean Week Retreat for the student body of St. Tikhon's Seminary. His Beatitude taught on the importance of silence in the everyday life of the Christian and how to maintain that state even when engaging in the sometimes mundane daily activities that make up a person's routine.
Students were able to have multiple question and answer sessions during which his Beatitude patiently responded to each of the student's queries about spiritual life, liturgics, and the lives of the Saints.
The St. Tikhon's Community would like to extend its gratitude to Metropolitan Tikhon for taking the time to host this spiritually profitable and enlightening retreat.