Several members of the St. Tikhon's Seminary faculty met for a seminar on the evening of April 12th. They met at the home of Drs. David and Mary Ford, who offered wonderful hospitality. Present were: Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics, Dr. David, Chair of Department of Church History and Patristics, Dr. Mary Ford, Associate Professor of Scripture and Spirituality, and V. Rev. Dr. Steven Voytovich, Chair of Department of Pastoral Arts and Praxis. Dr. David was also the presenter, sharing some of his work in translating and setting into English letters written by St. John Chrysostom, while exiled, to St. Olympia the Deaconess. He then led faculty in discusing points related to this work. These letters will also soon be appearing in print.
Several other faculty planned to attend but when the session had to be re-scheduled, had conflicts. Fr. Steven, seminary dean, proposed holding seminar sessions as opportunities for faculty to interact with each other outside "meeting" contexts. Fr. Steven added: "this is the first of hopefully many seminar sessions not only for faculty to share their work, but to build relationships with one another."