St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/ 60 Alumni Update: Area Alumni Gather for Blessing of the Susquehanna River http://stots.edu/news_150130_2.html Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-790757aa-3cce-0a58-c036-8489139dbfc1">On Sunday, January 18 2015, Alumni of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary near Harrisburg, PA gathered together with His Grace, Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern American, and with other area clergy and faithful for their annual pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Susquehanna River. In attendance was Alumni Fr. Stephen Vernak (STOTS 2007) from Christ the Savior Orthodox Church; Fr. Daniel Ressetar (STOTS 1948) from Christ the Savior Orthodox Church; Fr. Mark Lichtenstein (STOTS 2010) from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Fr. Timothy Hojnicki (STOTS 2005) from Holy Apostles Orthodox Church; and Dn. Seraphim Reynolds (Diaconal Formation Program) from Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, as well as Fr. Christopher Rocknege from St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church.</span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150130_2.html Century Association Hosts Annual St. Tatiana Luncheon http://stots.edu/news_150130_1.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/1-29-15-saint-tatiana-luncheon/1-IMG_8170.JPG&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Century Association held its annual luncheon at the Seminary on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in honor of St. Tatiana of Rome, the patron saint of students.</p> <p dir="ltr">Joining the student body was His Grace, Bishop Michael, Seminary Rector; His Grace, Bishop Mark; V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean; members of the faculty and staff and Century Association members. Representing the Century Association was president Sarah Jubinsky, together with Mary Sernak, Mat. Dorothy Sulich, Kay Fedorko, Jim and Rosalie Luster, John Kutchmanik, V. Rev. Joseph and Matushka Gloria Martin, Elizabeth Dutko, Robert Roth, Alexandra Fedorchak. With them they brought a delicious dessert table that was enjoyed by everyone present. A very special thank you to Archpriest Joseph Martin, Spiritual Advisor for the Association, for preparing the meal of sausage and peppers as he does each and every year.</p> <p dir="ltr">After the meal, Fr. Steven asked each of the Association members to stand up and introduce themselves to the students. Sarah Jubinski explained to the Seminarians what the Century Association is and how they support the school. She also gave a brief history of St. Tatiana and her role as patron Saint of students, after which the Troparion and Kontakion to St. Tatiana was sung. His Grace, Bishop Michael, thanked the Century Association for their long history of support to the school, and encouraged the Seminarians to remember the organization in their prayers during their time here and after they have graduated.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8ced782c-3ba8-314a-edb9-8bd3010810cd">The event ended with a check presentation in the amount of $9000.00 by Mrs. Jubinski and Association officers to Fr. Steven. Fr. Steven thanked the Century Association for all they do to support the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community and Orthodox Theological Education. Sarah encouraged those attending to consider becoming members themselves and to invite their families and friends to join with them in becoming members so that together we may all continue the giving legacy that the Century Association has maintained for over 40 years.</span></p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150130_1.html 2015 March for Life http://stots.edu/news_150127_2.html Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/1-22-15-march-for-life/IMG_8085.JPG&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">On Thursday, January 22, 2015, representatives from the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community traveled to Washington DC to support the 42th Annual March for Life. The theme for this year&rsquo;s March was &ldquo;Every Life is a Gift,&rdquo; and had a special focus on babies diagnosed in utero with fetal abnormalities, 85% of which are currently aborted in the US.</p> <p dir="ltr">Thursday morning began with a visit by members of the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community to the March for Life expo hall. While there, they attended a talk given by Senator Rick Santorum, who is the parent to a child with a chromosomal disorder, trisomy 18, and by Joshua Duggar, pro-life advocate. They also got a chance to spend time exploring the large expo hall, where various political, religious, and social organizations had booths. Some of these booths were handing out informational pamphlets, others were selling books or souvenirs, and others were providing information on how to become more involved in the pro-life movement, from becoming more politically active to helping to foster a &ldquo;culture of life&rdquo; within our own communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision made abortion on demand the law of the land, millions of innocent children have died, their lives snuffed out while still in their mothers' wombs. And for over four decades, hundreds of thousands of marchers have gathered annually in Washington, DC in mid-January to protest this decision and proclaim the sanctity of life. This year was no different, and once again the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s community joined with groups from St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary and from local Orthodox churches to present a unified presence in the 42th Annual March for Life.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Hierarchs from the Orthodox Church of America who joined with Hierarchs from other jurisdictions in leading the Orthodox presence during the long walk from the Mall to the Capitol Building were His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (STOTS 1993) and His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey and Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. Graciously carrying the Icon of the Visitation from St. Michael&rsquo;s parish in Jermyn, PA, as well as the groups large standards through the pressing crowds for this year were seminarians from St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, which included: Jonathan Lincoln, Subdeacon Marshall Goodge, Khader Baramki, Michael Danhofer, Veljko Pejovic, Timothy Winegar, Megan Haak, Mikel Hill, and Joel Brady. Also attending the March were representatives from St. Tikhon&rsquo;s, including Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History; V. Rev. John Kowalczyk (STOTS 1975), Director of Field Education and one of the earliest initiators of the Orthodox Church&rsquo;s presence at the March for Life; V. Rev. Theodore Boback (STOTS 1972), Alumni President; Rev. Ignatius Gauvain (STOTS 2013); as well as representatives from St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary, and families, friends and loved ones from both institutions, as well as a large representation from the various parish communities throughout the East Coast.</p> <p dir="ltr">At the conclusion of the March, a memorial service was offered for the millions of unborn who have lost their lives through abortion.</p> <p dir="ltr">On the evening of the March for Life was the 33rd Annual Rose Banquet. This dinner serves as the conclusion of the activities for the March for Life event, and provides an opportunity for March supporters and planners to discuss the past year&rsquo;s events and take a look forward to the expectations for the next year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Following welcoming remarks, the Invocation was offered by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon (STOTS 1993). His invocation reminded all present that even when faced with the tragedy of abortion, we can take solace in Christ&rsquo;s victory over death and corruption.</p> <p dir="ltr">The keynote address was offered by Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, who spoke of the myth in our society that pregnant women are presented with an honest choice during their pre-procedure counseling. He explained that one of the ways that the Knights of Columbus are combating that myth is by providing ultrasound machines to clinics throughout the country so that pregnant women who may be considering abortion can see clear, life-like, 3D imaging of their unborn children.</p> <p dir="ltr">Among those in attendance at the dinner were His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey; V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary; V. Rev. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of Saint Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary; V. Rev. John Jillions, Chancellor of the OCA; V. Rev. Eric G. Tosi; Melanie Ringa, OCA Treasurer; V. Rev. John Kowalczyk (STOTS 1975), &nbsp;Chancellor of the Diocese of Eastern PA and Director of Field Education at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary; Christopher Patton (STOTS 2005), Office and Community Resource Coordinator at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, with his wife Leslie Patton; Seminarian Michael Pierce, with his wife Sophia Pierce; Rev. David Cowan (STOTS 2007) from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Yonkers, NY; Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, Director of Admissions of St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Seminary; Matushka Alexandra Safchuk from St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD; and Daria Petrykowski from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Parma, OH.</p> <p dir="ltr">(Article by Sophia Pierce)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150127_2.html Memory Eternal Matushka Mildred Kluchko http://stots.edu/news_150127_1.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Matushka Mildred Kluchko, wife of Archpriest John Kluchko (STOTS 1962), fell asleep in the Lord here on Monday, January 26, 2015.<br /><br />Fondly known by many as &ldquo;Millie,&rdquo; she faithfully served the Church along side her husband for decades.&nbsp; Their last parish assignment before Father John&rsquo;s retirement was Holy Resurrection Church, Belle Vernon, PA.<br /><br />Additional information and service times will be posted as they are received.<br /><br />May Matushka Mildred&rsquo;s memory be eternal!</p> <p>(Announcement taken from oca.org)</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150127_1.html Memory Eternal Archpriest Paul White (STOTS 1970) http://stots.edu/news_150126_1.html Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/1-25-15-memory-eternal-fr-paul-white/1-IMG_53203942372365.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, January 25, Archpriest Paul White reposed in the Lord. Fr. Paul faithfully served the Church in America as Rector of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. His Matushka, Pauline White reposed in the Lord in 2010.</p> <p><strong>Schedule of Services for the Newly-Departed Archpriest Paul White</strong></p> <p>Thursday, January 29 -&nbsp;<strong>Office of the Funeral for the Priest - 7:00pm</strong></p> <p>Friday, January 30 -&nbsp;<strong>Divine Liturgy for the Departed - 9:30am</strong></p> <p><em>followed by internment in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetary, Centralia PA</em></p> <p>All Divine Services will be held at</p> <p>St. Nicholas Church<br />58 Seneca Street<br />Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 19702</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150126_1.html West Coast Tour Proves to be Tremendous Success http://stots.edu/news_150116_4.html Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/1-11-15-West-coast-tour-conclusion/1-IMG_1681.JPG&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Dean's Journal: Update from South Canaan</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We returned home safely! &nbsp;Thank you for your prayers aiding this happening. &nbsp;Please take time to enjoy further photos that are still being posted from our trip. &nbsp;I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who offered time, talent, and treasure to make this trip happen. &nbsp;Please do not read the list as hierarchical in terms of significance: &nbsp;that those near the top of the list gave more than those appearing further onward.</p> <p dir="ltr">Thank you to:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Bishop Michael for his blessing as Rector for us to undertake this trip.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">All our seminarians who took time from their winter break schedules to make this trip! &nbsp;In particular: &nbsp;JJ for doing most the 1500 miles of driving, Mikel for doing the lion&rsquo;s share of choir directing, and Andrew for taking most of the photos that have been posted. &nbsp;It should be noted that most of our Mission Choir seminarians have completed one semester of studies before making this trip! &nbsp;It was wonderful to see our seminarians skills shine forth in various ways as we made this trip, visiting parishes in at least four different jurisdictions!</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">LOVES Van Program from our OCA Los Angeles Cathedral who offered their van to transport us to all our appointed rounds.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Fr. Michael Tassos for all of his efforts to coordinate our schedule in California, and for his Parish of St. Luke&rsquo;s Antiochian Church, in Garden Grove, for hosting us for a significant portion of our trip as we arrived and between other stops. &nbsp;You opened your church office for our use (thank you Anna for all your help!), offered several meals while we prepared for our visit, and for the kindness of your office staff and parishioners. &nbsp;The closing barbeque was wonderful with Anna and her family!</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Alll the parishes willing to host the Mission Choir. &nbsp;Thank you to all who offered their homes for us to stay in who were so generous in terms of hospitality! &nbsp;Thank you to Archpriest Alexander Federoff of St. Johh of Damascus Church, Poway, Archpriest Nicholas Boldireff of Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral in Los Angeles, and Fr. Simeon Corona of St. Greogory of Nyssa in El Cajon for wonderful meals in the context of our visits! &nbsp;It was great to meet the newly consecrated Bishop Apostolos at St. Gregory&rsquo;s Church.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Fr. Yousuf Rassam for not only hosting the mission choir at St. Innocent in Tarzana, including a wonderful steak dinner on the Theophany Feast, but also for providing a place for our alumni gathering that occurred during our visit and reaching out to area alumni.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Fr. Sergius, the Monastery brotherhood, and everyone at the seminary for praying for us during our trip.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Christopher Patton for diligently posting our photos and updates from the road so that so many could follow us on our trip. &nbsp;He also pulled together promotional materials we took with us.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Sophia Pierce for taking care of all our packaging needs including printing out address labels for our trips out and back. &nbsp;Also, Sophia processed all the letters I sent her while on the road so that most of you should have received acknowledgements of your donations by the time this update is posted! &nbsp;Thank you to her husband Michael for driving us to/from the Philadelphia Airport.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Benedict Sheehan for the skype session at the beginning of our trip. &nbsp;Our seminarians had been on break, so with his assistance we got ourselves together as a singing group on the Saturday of our arrival. Benedict directed Theophany Services at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Monastery Church so that they would be celebrated well.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Archbishop Benjamin for his prayers along with Bishop Apostolos, and clergy gathered &nbsp;as we celebrated the Great Blessing of Waters in La Jolla Cove, and later Vespers.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Archpriest Dennis Swencki for all of his efforts to contact the local clergy to arrange for this visit. &nbsp;His efforts began early this fall, and included very regular communications with Fr. Michael Tassos during our visit.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Thank you to all who were so gracious in various ways as we visited a number of churches in the San Francisco area as we sought to visit St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">For our St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Bookstore for furnishing the brochures that we distributed during our tour. &nbsp;Hopefully you have received many orders as so many were looking for cd&rsquo;s!</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">For anyone I have inadvertently forgotten to list here, please know of our heartfelt gratitude! &nbsp;Thanks be to God for all things!&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c306e4-f4f6-1f80-486c-665618b4c7ff">Thanks be to God for all things!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150116_4.html Seminary Gathers for Blessing to Begin New Semester http://stots.edu/news_150115_2.html Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/1-14-15-seminary-blessing/1-IMG_7597.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 the members of the seminary administration, faculty, and student body gathered together to mark the beginning of the new spring semester and to bless the main seminary building. Later this week both men and women's dormitories will be blessed as well. The blessing service was offered by the Dean of the seminary, V. Rev Steven Voytovich, with the responses sung by all in attendance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150115_2.html Reserve Your Place in this Year's Tikhonaire! http://stots.edu/news_150107_3.html Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/tikhonaire-ads-announcement/Leonty-Main-Graphicwbleed.jpg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=90&percent=100"><p dir="ltr">This year the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community remembers the holy and exemplary life of</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">His Eminence Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich)</span></p> <p dir="ltr">In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of his repose, St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary&nbsp;will be hosting an Academic Symposium May 14, 2015 honoring the life and work&nbsp;of this beloved servant of God who will also be featured in this year&rsquo;s Tikhonaire.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please consider supporting this historically rich publication with a sponsorship ad.</p> <p dir="ltr">All proceeds for advertisements will go directly toward the printing of this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;Tikhonaire and include the shipping cost of your complimentary copy of the publication.&nbsp;As an added bonus the Tikhonaire is now made <a href="http://www.stots.edu/tikhonaire.html">available online</a>&nbsp;at the Seminary website (www.stots.edu) where it will be viewed&nbsp;by the thousands of people who visit the website every week.</p> <p dir="ltr">Each year loyal supporters reconfirm their commitment to ensure&nbsp;the long-term sustainability of the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community.&nbsp;That is because the story of each of our lives has been joined unalterably to the story of this most holy place&nbsp;where saints have lived and walked, and prayed and taught.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please accept our invitation to once again join the story of your life to the story of our life so that together we might have the opportunity to share the story of us with the world.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: large;">Please keep in mind that Tikhonaire ads must be recieved this year by April 10th.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;">You can now reserve your place online by completing the form below. There is no</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150107_3.html Orthodox Christian Journal Highlights Recent Efforts for St. Tikhon's Married Student Housing http://stots.edu/news_141229_1.html Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stots.edu/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/12-29-14-ocj-article/1-ocj_fall_2014_Page_01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The most recent Orthodox Christian Journal features several articles on the recent efforts to fund St. Tikhon's Married Student Housing. Included is an article describing the efforts of &nbsp;stots alumnus Fr. Joseph McCartney (STOTS 2010) whose <a href="http://www.stots.edu/news_140723_1.html">"Run for Married Student Housing"</a> raised a little over $20,000 this past year. &nbsp;The feature article was written by Board of Trusttee Member and project spokesman Dn. Mark Hoeplinger whose matching grant for Fr. McCartney's effort brings the total to just over $40,000 raised for this one project.</p> <p>In the article Dn. Mark explains why the Married Student Housing Project has become for him the single most important effort in his life and why he has chosen to champion this cause on behalf of St. Tikhon's. Dn. Mark goes on to explain why this effort should be important to everyone in the Church and what each individual can do to help.</p> <p>The entire journal can be read free of charge <a href="http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/files/Journals/ocj-fall-2014.pdf">here</a>.</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141229_1.html February 1, 2015 Dean to Accompany Wonder Working Icon of St. Anna in Old Forge, PA http://stots.edu/news_150126_2.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>On Sunday, February 1, 2015 the V. Rev. Syeven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary, will accompany the Wonder-Working Icon of St. Anna from the St. Tikhon's Monastery Church to St. Michael's Church in Old Forge, PA.&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150126_2.html February 15, 2015 Fr. Steven and Mission Choir to be at the Diocesan General Assembly for the Diocese of the South http://stots.edu/news_150119_2.html Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-453be9f5-0373-aa80-1ccb-1ae83d91ef5a">On Sunday, February 15, 2015 the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, will accompany the St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Mission Choir and will be concelebrating a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with local clergy at Christ the Savior Cathedral, Miami, FL, in advance of the Diocesan Assembly for the Diocese of the South. They will also be bringing the wonderworking Icon of the Righteous Anna from St. Tikhon&rsquo;s &nbsp;Monastery. The mission choir will then stay and be offering the responses for services related to the assembly. &nbsp;Fr. Steven will also be leading a retreat following the assembly with diocesan clergy.</span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150119_2.html February 9-12, 2015 Rector and Dean to Speak at 17th Annual Clergy Event for Antiochian Archdiocese http://stots.edu/news_150119_1.html Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr">February 9-12, 2015 His Grace Bishop Michael, Rector of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, and the V. Rev. Steven Voytovich, Dean of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary, will speak at the 17th Annual Clergy Seminar for the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Archdiocese.</p> <p dir="ltr">This year the event will be held at the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra, CA and will feature presentations on the topic of "Practical Issues in the Life of an Orthodox Priest."</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-453be9f5-036e-b874-ad8d-d0d4fe1cb77a">For additional information please refer to the diocesan website <a href="http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_100807_2.html">here</a>.</span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150119_1.html February 7, 2015 Dr. Paul Witek to Speak in Garrsion, NY http://stots.edu/news_150116_1.html Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Dr. Paul Witek, Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis, will be speaking at the Annual Altar Servers Retreat of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey to be held at St. Basil's Academy, Garrison, NY on&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_628734498"><span class="aQJ">February 6- 8, 2015</span></span>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div>Information concerning the event can be found online at&nbsp;<a href="http://nynjoca.org/" target="_blank">nynjoca.org</a>.</div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150116_1.html February 20-24, 2015 Dr. Christopher to Lead Lenten Retreat in Kansas City, KS http://stots.edu/news_150112_1.html Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Christopher Veniamin will be leading a Lenten Retreat on February 20-24 at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church (Fr. Elias Issa, pastor) in Kansas City, KS. He will be providing three lectures as well as time for Open Discussion.</p> <p>Saturday Feb. 21st, 10:00 AM <em>&ldquo;Discovering the Will of God&rdquo;</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Saturday Feb. 21st, 1:00 PM <em>&ldquo;Obedience in the Orthodox Tradition&rdquo;</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Monday Feb. 23rd, 10:00 AM <em>&ldquo;The Spiritual Father and Child Relationship&rdquo;</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Monday Feb. 23rd, 1:00 PM &ldquo;Concluding Remarks and Open Discussion&rdquo;</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-32c8e307-df65-c194-c9ad-a0f2d851ed5b">Please see the promotional flyer <a href="http://stots.edu/files/drchristopherkansa.pdf">here</a> for additional information.</span></p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150112_1.html February 14-15 Dr. Christopher Veniamin to be Keynote Speaker in San Francisco, CA http://stots.edu/news_150111_2.html Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Christopher Veniamin will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 San Francisco Symposium for &nbsp;the Saints Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria Institute for Orthodox Studies on Saturday and <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_50243286"><span class="aQJ">Sunday, February 14</span></span> &amp; <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_50243287"><span class="aQJ">15, 2015</span></span>. Dr. Christopher is Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Also speaking at the symposium will St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Alumnus Fr. Philip Halliwell (STOTS 2012).</p> <p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s symposium is &nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="http://www.sforthodoxinstitute.org/symposium-2015" target="_blank">The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World</a>.&rdquo; In addition to the lectures offered, there will be panel discussions, Q&amp;A sessions, and a roundtable event. Additional information can be found on their website <a href="http://www.sforthodoxinstitute.org/conferences/113-sf-2015/350-speaker-info-sf">here</a>.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_150111_2.html February 10, 2015 Dr. Christopher to give lecture at Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkley, CA http://stots.edu/news_141229_5.html Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will be giving a Lecture for Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia to the students of Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (PAOI) on Tuesday, <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083627"><span class="aQJ">February 10, 2015</span></span>. The PAOI is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkley, CA.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141229_5.html February 6 - 7, 2015 Dr. Christopher to speak at St. Paul's Orthodox Church in Brier, WA http://stots.edu/news_141229_3.html Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Christopher Veniamin,&nbsp;Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will be guest speaker at a Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association, to be held at St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Brier, WA (Fr. James Bernstein, pastor) on Friday and <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083621"><span class="aQJ">Saturday, February 6</span></span> and <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083622"><span class="aQJ">7, 2015</span></span>.</p> <p>The Pre-Lenten retreat, which is titled <em>&ldquo;SALVATION IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH:&nbsp;Metanoia, Hesychia and Theosis&rdquo;</em> will begin on Friday evening at <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083623"><span class="aQJ">6:00 pm</span></span> for Vespers. Over the course of Friday evening and Saturday, Dr. Christopher will be giving three talks. Following the talks will be a question and answer session. St. Paul Church is located at 21236 Poplar Way - Brier, WA 98036. For more information, please visit their website, <a href="http://stpaul-orthodox.org/">here</a>.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141229_3.html February 2 - 4, 2015 Dr. Christopher to speak at St. Peter's Orthodox Church in Madison, Mississippi http://stots.edu/news_141229_2.html Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p dir="ltr">Dr. Christopher Veniamin,&nbsp;Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will be guest speaker at a Pre-Lenten Retreat for St. Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church (Fr. John Henderson, pastor) in Madison, Mississippi &nbsp;at on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083615"><span class="aQJ">Monday February 2</span></span> - <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083616"><span class="aQJ">Wednesday, February 4, 2015</span></span>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The lectures will begin at <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_825083617"><span class="aQJ">7:00 pm</span></span>, and they are all open to the public. St. Peter Church is located at 180 St. Augustine Dr., Madison, MS 39110. For more information, please visit their website, here: <a href="http://www.saintpeterorthodox.com/" target="_blank">http://www.saintpeterorthodox.<wbr />com</a>.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141229_2.html April 25-26, 2015 Mission Choir to visit Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH http://stots.edu/news_141120_2.html Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH to celebrate Vespers and the Divine Liturgy on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1019996522"><span class="aQJ">April 25</span></span> and <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1019996523"><span class="aQJ">26, 2015</span></span>. Following Liturgy on Sunday, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141120_2.html April 5, 2015 Mission Choir to visit the Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary in New York http://stots.edu/news_141120_1.html Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join the Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary in New York to celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1019996521"><span class="aQJ">April 5, 2015</span></span>. Following Liturgy, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141120_1.html March 7-8, 2015 Mission Choir to visit St. Andrews Orthodox Church in Maple Heights, OH http://stots.edu/news_141110_3.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join St. Andrews Orthodox Church in Maple Heights, OH to celebrate Vespers and the Divine Liturgy on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1552535669"><span class="aQJ">March 7</span></span> and <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1552535670"><span class="aQJ">8, 2015</span></span>. Following Liturgy on Sunday, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141110_3.html February 7-8, 2015 Mission Choir to visit Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Ambridge, PA http://stots.edu/news_141110_1.html Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Ambridge, Pa to celebrate Vespers and the Divine Liturgy on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1552535666"><span class="aQJ">February 7</span></span> and <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1552535667"><span class="aQJ">8, 2015</span></span>. Following Liturgy on Sunday, refreshments will be served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners. Additional details will follow.</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141110_1.html March 28-29, 2015 Mission Choir to visit St. Basil's Orthodox Church in Watervliet, NY http://stots.edu/news_141031_6.html Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join&nbsp;St. Basil's&nbsp;Orthodox Church in&nbsp;Watervliet, NY&nbsp;to celebrate Vespers and&nbsp;the Divine Liturgy on&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140357"><span class="aQJ">March 28</span></span>&nbsp;and 29, 2015.&nbsp;Following Liturgy&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140358"><span class="aQJ">on Sunday</span></span>, refreshments will be&nbsp;served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have&nbsp;the opportunity&nbsp;to meet with parishioners.&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141031_6.html March 21-22, 2015 Mission Choir to visit Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg and Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg, PA http://stots.edu/news_141031_5.html Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join&nbsp;Christ the Savior&nbsp;Orthodox Church in&nbsp;Harrisburg, Pa&nbsp;to celebrate Vespers on&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140354"><span class="aQJ">March 21, 2015</span></span>. The next morning,&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140355"><span class="aQJ">March 22, 2015</span></span>, they will join with Holy Apostles&nbsp;Orthodox Church in&nbsp;Mechanicsburg, PA to celebrate the Divine Liturgy.&nbsp;&nbsp;Following Liturgy&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140356"><span class="aQJ">on Sunday</span></span>, refreshments will be&nbsp;served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have&nbsp;the opportunity&nbsp;to meet with parishioners.&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141031_5.html March 14-15, 2015 Mission Choir to visit St. Alexander Orthodox Church in Allison Park, Pittsburgh, Pa http://stots.edu/news_141031_4.html Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary's Mission Choir will join&nbsp;St. Alexander&nbsp;Orthodox Church in&nbsp;Allison Park, Pittsburgh, Pa&nbsp;to celebrate Vespers and&nbsp;the Divine Liturgy on&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140352"><span class="aQJ">March 14</span></span>&nbsp;and 15, 2015.&nbsp;Following Liturgy&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_591140353"><span class="aQJ">on Sunday</span></span>, refreshments will be&nbsp;served and the members of Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have&nbsp;the opportunity&nbsp;to meet with parishioners.&nbsp;</p> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary http://stots.edu/news_141031_4.html