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St. Tikhon’s Board of Trustees Holds Spring Meeting - 03/16/18

St. Tikhon’s Board of Trustees met March 15 and 16 at the seminary.  Board committees met on Thursday, bringing together all seminary constituencies with board members, and the full board met all day Friday.  Among the agenda items was the acceptance of three new Board of Trustees Members! 

Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter is Chief of Surgery and Vice President for Surgical Services, Cooper University Hospital and Cooper Health System, serving as a teaching Vascular Surgeon.  Dr. Jeff has held numerous faculty teaching roles.  He holds numerous degrees:  B.A. Degree from Amherst College, majoring in Chemistry, minor in Greek (1981); M.Div. and M.D. Degrees, Yale Divinity School (1986).  He is married and has a son and daughter.  Dr. Carpenter has been recognized on numerous occasions for his surgical expertise as a top doctor at the state level in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a leading doctor in the nation!

Samuel Jacob is a life-long member of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain, Ohio.  He has served in multiple roles in the parish (President, Vice President, and Chairman of Finance Committee) and the Diocese of the Midwest. Samuel has served as Superintendent for Water Plants in Lorain and Elyria, Ohio for more than twenty years.  Samuel holds the following degrees:  AS Degree in Chemical Technology from Lorain County Community College, and B.S. in Management (1994) and MBA (2004)  from David Myers University in Cleveland.

Attorney Anthony Frederick Chapekis is a Founding Partner of the Chapekis, Chapekis, Kardas, and Schmidt Law Group in Chicago.  He is licensed for multiple state, appeal, and supreme courts, as well as multiple levels of the federal court system. Attorney Chapekis has been highly involved in the Greek Orthodox community in the Chicago area, serving as Chief Legal Counsel for the Chicago Metropolis.  He has a keen interest in both Orthodox monasticism and theological education.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Indiana University (1974), and a Juris Doctor Degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law (1977).

May God grant our new board members many blessed years!

Seminary Mission Choir Visits Allison Park - 03/10/18

St. Tikhon’s Seminary Mission Choir, led by Assistant Director Paul Kappanadze, visited St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Allison Park, on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11.  They sang the responses for the Vigil for the Sunday of the Most Precious Cross, and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.  Mission Choir members, parishioners, and invited guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the home of Protodeacon Dr. Michael and Mat. Mary Wusylko on Saturday night.  Many gathered together also for a luncheon on Sunday following Divine Services.  The parish raised over $13,000 for the seminary!

Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, was asked to lead a parish retreat at the cathedral on Saturday, March 10th.  The retreat theme was: “Let us Draw Near in Faith and Love, and Become Communicants of Life Eternal”.

Fr. Steven shared how uplifting the love and hospitality of the cathedral community was for all visiting the parish during this weekend!

St. Tikhon’s Mission Choir Visits St. Andrew Church in Baltimore, MD - 03/04/18

The Mission Choir visited St. Andrew Church in Baltimore over the weekend of March 3rd and 4th.  They sang the responses for Great Vespers on Saturday evening, followed by a wonderful supper with parishioners.  In the morning the choir sang the responses for the Divine Liturgy, led by Archpriest Theodore Boback, parish rector, Military Chaplain Endorser, and former Alumni President for St. Tikhon’s Seminary.  Each seminarian introduced himself during the luncheon that followed.  The seminary is thankful for the parish’s generosity, raising $5,000 during the weekend, in addition to ongoing monthly seminarian scholarship support. 

May God grant Archpriest Theodore, Dn. James, and parish faithful many blessed years!

St. Tikhon’s Celebrates the Sunday of Orthodoxy - 02/25/18

On Sunday, February 25, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the children of St. Tikhon’s celebrated the triumphal return of the icons at St. Tikhon's Monastery Church.   Immediately following the Divine Liturgy, the children of the seminarians and parishioners held icons for the congregation to venerate right after the veneration of the Cross.  With so many children presently attending services from the community and the seminary, this celebration was especially meaningful.

A special thanks to all the parents who helped out, and to Seminarian Robert West for taking photos!

Metropolitan Tikhon Leads Clean Week Services at St. Tikhon’s - 02/23/18

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited St. Tikhon’s during the first week of Great Lent.  During his visit he led the reading of the Canon of St. Andrew during Great Compline, celebrated the Presanctified Liturgy, and actively participated in other services.  His presence was truly an inspiration to the St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary communities as they came together to celebrate the full cycle of services throughout this first week of Great Lent! 

Eis polla eti Despota!

St. Tikhon's Seminary now accepting applications for Fall 2018 - 01/12/18

St. Tikhon's Seminary is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.  Many ask about application deadlines.  We prefer having materials by early June, as it takes time to contact your references and to conduct a background check.  Please know also that you do not need to wait to submit a completed packet.  Sending in the application form is a good start, and we will work with you as you forward other materials.

To assist you in the application process, please note the following resources here on the seminary website:

Our admissions page, here, offers general information for those applying.  The application page, here, offers all the essential information necessary for assembling application materials.  

The Seminary Bulletin for 2018-2020 is now available on the seminary website.  View this document, here.  

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Committee either by e-mail: or for general questions, call the seminary at 570.561.1818.  It is most helpful if you also send application materials in to the applicants e-mail address above.

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