St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary 60 Mark Your Calendars Now for Alumni Picnic Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>The Annual Alumni Picnic will be held here at St. Tikhon's Seminary on <strong>Thursday, September 10th</strong>. &nbsp;Please click <strong><span style="color: #00ff00;"><a href="/files/Alumni/2015-Alumni-Picnic-letter-1.docx"><span style="color: #00ff00;">here</span></a></span></strong>&nbsp;to read a letter from our new Alumni President, Fr. Patrick Burns (Class of 2009). &nbsp;His letter contains a schedule for the day's events. &nbsp;</p> <p>If you would like to join the seminary for lunch on that day (12:30pm), please contact Teresa Vaux-Michel, no later than September 5th at either 570.561.1818, or by <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff;">e-mail</span></a></strong></span>. &nbsp; &nbsp;Fr. Patrick asks that you <a href=""><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">e-mail</span></span></strong></a> him to RSVP no later than Sunday, September 7th, so they may prepare sufficient food and drink. &nbsp;</p> <p>Please plan to come and visit your seminary!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Axios! Gabriel Monforte is Ordained to the Holy Diaconate and Priesthood Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>On Sunday, July 26, 2015, the&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1668745628"><span class="aQJ">Sunday</span></span>&nbsp;of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils as well as the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Gabriel&nbsp;<span class="il">Monforte</span>&nbsp;(STOTS 2013) was ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION, in St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the thousandth anniversary of the repose of St. Vladimir, Dn. Gabriel was ordained to the priesthood by His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS, also in St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. Priest Gabriel will serve for the time being in the Mid-American Diocese, while being attached to the diocesan cathedral.</p> <p>May God bless Fr. Gabriel and Matushka Laura as they begin the next phase of their public ministry!</p> <p>Axios!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Seminary Board of Trustees Holds Early Fall Meeting Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Board of Trustees met at the seminary, August 20-21.&nbsp; Board committees met on Thursday, with the whole board meeting together on Friday.</p> <p>Board committees are comprised of board members, faculty, administrative team members, seminarians, and others.&nbsp; These meetings form a multi-disciplinary platform bringing together many voices across the community, especially important now while St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary is in the midst of a Self Study, preparing for a re-accreditation review in 2016.</p> <p>Among the celebrations of the board meeting itself:</p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The board celebrated the completion of the $300,000 Married Student Housing pledge by the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA), announced during the All-American Council!</li> </ul> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The board accepted a proposal from Peter and Sarah Jubinski to form the Peter and Sarah B. Jubinski Library Endowment!&nbsp; With initial funding pledged from Peter and Sarah, this endowment will be focused toward acquisitions for the Patriarch Saint Tikhon Library.&nbsp; This is an especially meaningful gift, as it follows 40+ years of support and direct engagement in the library by Sarah Jubinski.&nbsp; She has served there as librarian and has remained an ardent supporter of the Patriarch Tikhon Library!&nbsp; Sarah also serves as the Chair of the Seminary&rsquo;s Century Association, representing those offering annual financial stewardship gifts.&nbsp; May God grant Peter and Sarah many blessed years!</li> </ul> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The board heard for the first time from new Director of Mission Advancement, Seraphim Danckaert, and from Fr. Patrick Burns, new Alumni President, elected at the All-American Council.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Board members participated in a presentation focusing on their development efforts by Dawn Miller of Zielinski Company. Dawn has been our consultant that assisted us with development work and in hiring&nbsp; Seraphim.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The board also reviewed documentation that revealed a much stronger year financially in the fiscal year just ended.</li> </ul> <p>May God grant our trustees many blessed years!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Seminary 18th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>St. Tikhon&rsquo;s &nbsp;Seminary Alumni and current Field Education Leadership Team, Archpriests John Kowalczyk and David Shewczyk, (Class of 1975 celebrating 40 years!), with fellow loyal planners, organized another very successful annual golf tournament on Saturday, August 22<sup>nd</sup>!&nbsp;&nbsp; The tournament was held at the Jack Frost National Golf Club in Blakeslee, PA, in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountain resort area.&nbsp; The weather was perfect for alumni and many others who have come annually to play golf on this beautiful course.</p> <p>According to Frs. John and David, this annual tournament has raised more than $60,000 over the past eighteen years!&nbsp; Golfers participate in challenges in certain holes, as they enjoy this day on the course.&nbsp; All Wanas of Alexander&rsquo;s Restaurant in Mayfield generously donates time and energy toward the meals for those golfing.&nbsp; Those viewing the photo album and feeling that they missed a wonderful opportunity, mark your calendars now for August 20, 2016!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon’s Seminary Opens Search for Director of Student Life (Updated) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>Saint Tikhon&rsquo;s Orthodox Theological Seminary here recently re-initiated a search for a full-time Director for its Office of Student Life, which directly provides for the overall welfare and practical needs of seminarians in formation, with special attention given to their spiritual life.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Director of Student Life will be responsible for supervising the overall discipline of seminary student body, coordinating with all seminary constituencies in matters related to community events, serving in counseling, advocacy, and advisory roles to students in general academic, spiritual, and personal matters.</p> <p>A <a href="">detailed job description</a> may be found on the seminary web site.<br /> <br /> The seminary is offering a competitive salary, flexible work environment, and benefits package.<br /> <br /> To apply for the position, please forward a cover letter, resume, three references and three writing samples to &nbsp;the V. Rev. Steven Voyovich, Dean, at P.O. Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459.&nbsp; Alternatively, applications may be submitted by e-mail to:&nbsp; <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary