On Saturday, 9 May 2015, the Dean of the seminary, the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich together with V. Rev. Dennis Swencki, Chief Financial Officer traveled to Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Passaic NJ to join with diocesan clergy in honoring His Eminence Michael (Dahulich), Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey and Rector of St. Tikhon’s Seminary on the 5th Anniversary of his consecration to the episcopacy. His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy, and a festive luncheon followed in Patterson, NJ.
Then Fr. Michael began teaching here at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in 1993, and became dean in 2001. He served as dean until 2010 when he was elected for elevation to the Episcopacy for the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. Bishop Michael returned to St. Tikhon’s in 2012, being named Rector in the fall of 2013. Most recently, at the Spring 2015 session of the Holy Synod, Bishop Michael was elevated to Archbishop.
As part of the celebration His Eminence was presented with a new mitre on behalf of the entire St. Tikhon’s Community.
May God grant His Eminence Michael good health and a long life and may He preserve him for many, many years.