On Sunday, October 8th, St. Tikhon's Community gathered together to celebrate Founder's Day. This is the Sunday closest to the Feast of the Glorification of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, who founded the monastery. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Monastery Abbot, Archimandrite Sergius was the celebrant, together with Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, and clergy from the seminary and monastery.
Archimandrite Sergius appealed to all gathered, during the homily, to continue pursuing the vision of St. Tikhon, with continual prayerful support of the mission of Orthodoxy in North America, modeled by the daily prayers of the monastery community. This year is a special year in that we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Tikhon's elevation to the Patriarchate!
Following the Liturgy, the seminary invited all to come and participate in a festive luncheon. Fr. Steven thanked all of the members of the Fellowship of St. Tikhon and St. Nikolai for their support of the seminary. He then thanked the members of the Century Association, inviting Subdeacon John Lasichak to address those gathered for the luncheon.
The Century Association later held their annual meeting. To see this related story, please click here.
(Photos by Seminarian Robert West)