On Monday October 1, 2018 Seminary Dean V. Rev. John Parker met with His Grace Zachariah Mar Nikolovos, Metropolitan of the Northeastern American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at the Diocesan Chancery in Muttontown, New York. Fr. John and His Grace shared a meal together as the Metropolitan regaled the Dean with the rich history of the Indian Orthodox Church. St. Tikhon's is proud to have four Malankara students currently enrolled in the M.Div. program.