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Only 27 More Days to Pre-Register for the Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich). As was announced previously this  historical occasion will feature the life and work of this beloved Archpastor and fearless advocate for Orthodoxy in America.


St. Tikhon’s Seminary is pleased to announce that Leonid Turkevich Phd, the grandson of the beloved Metropolitan Leonty will also be presenting at the Symposium a Lecture entitled Metropolitan Leonty and the Literary Tradition. Below we have included a section from his submitted abstract.

“Most of this Symposium is devoted to the pastoral, ecclesiastical and administrative legacy of Metropolitan Leonty.  Although appreciated during his lifetime, but less well-known in the present day, is his literary legacy.  While it is not my intent or training to venture a definitive literary criticism of his corpus of works, I would like to revisit this aspect of his life.  He certainly viewed it as an important activity, so it is appropriate for us to attempt some understanding of these contributions.”

Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist European Division, The Library of Congress will be presenting on The Papers of Leonty, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, at the Library of Congress. Below we have included a section from his submitted abstract.

“The presentation will provide an overview of the papers of Metropolitan Leonty Turkevich (1876-1965) at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  The collection was generously donated by members of the Turkevich family in 1998 and is housed in the Library’s Manuscript Division.  The collection has been cataloged and is open for use by all interested researchers.

Most of Metropolitan Leonty’s papers, comprising eight linear feet of materials in archival boxes, are in bound volumes of correspondence records and diaries.  His poetry and financial notes are scattered throughout the diaries and correspondence records.  One of the most significant holdings in the collection is the Metropolitan’s detailed record of the Church council (Sobor) held in Moscow in 1917-1918.  Many of his notes on the Sobor are in shorthand and remain undeciphered.  The presentation will include reading a poem, heretofore unpublished, composed by Metropolitan Leonty in late October 1917, on the eve of the election of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

In summary, the papers are a rich source for the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, Orthodoxy in America, and for the biography of Metropolitan Leonty himself.” 

Also St. Tikhon’s would like to acknowledge the wonderful treasure that has been offered by V, Rev. Daniel Skvir who has submitted copies of the translated class notes of Metropolitan Leonty when he taught at St. Tikhon’s Seminary. It is from this that we intend to create a one of a kind, event exclusive offering that will be available only at the symposium itself. The offering will be limited edition, individually numbered, and will be offered exclusively to those who attend this historic event.

Only 27 more days to pre-register at a discounted rate!

Please register before April 2, 2015 for a discounted rate of $60. This can be done clicking on the link marked REGISTRATION below.

Please consider visiting St. Tikhon’s for this once in a lifetime chance to be a participant as our community of faith undertakes a “Holy Remembering” of one of its most beloved and revered paragons of faith whose life touched so many throughout the last century!




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