St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary 60 FOCA Completes St. Tikhon's Married Student Housing Pledge! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA), is meeting for the first time in conjunction with the All-American Council. &nbsp;During dinner with the hierarchs Sunday evening, Becky Tesar, FOCA President, presented Archbishop Michael, St. Tikhon's Seminary Rector, with a check for $300,000, representing the fulfillment of a pledge made by them toward our St. Tikhon's Seminary! &nbsp;St. Tikhon's Seminary is most grateful for all the efforts made by FOCA to complete their pledge to this important project!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary St. Tikhon's Seminary Welcomes Seraphim Danckaert Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><div><strong>Seraphim Danckaert, new Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's!</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Seraphim Danckaert was received into the Church at the age of 13, along with his parents and sister, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Danckaert met his wife, Anne, one summer during graduate school in an intensive summer program at Indiana University for young scholars learning Romanian. Anne and Seraphim have three young children, Benjamin, Evelina, and Brigitte, all under the age of five.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>After receiving his M.Div. with highest honors from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2007, Mr. Danckaert has spent the last eight years in management and fundraising roles at the Orthodox Christian Network, a national ministry under the auspices of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States, and at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he served in the Office of the President and also oversaw various initiatives in social media, online education, and continuing education for alumni, pastors, and lay leaders. Earlier this year, after his close friend Fr. Matthew Baker, an alumnus of St. Tikhon's, fell asleep in the Lord following a tragic car accident, Mr. Danckaert started and managed an online fundraising campaign for Fr. Matthew's widow and six young children, which has raised nearly $800,000.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Danckaert studied under Fr. Andrew Louth for four years as a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and has been an active member of the Fr. Georges Florovsky Orthodox Theological Society of Princeton University, serving as co-chair of four major international conferences for Orthodox theologians, clergy, and lay people interested in the theological vision of the Church Fathers. His publications have appeared in theological journals in the United States, England, Greece, and Serbia.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mr. Danckaert and his family look forward to joining the St. Tikhon's community and working closely with its leadership, alumni, and supporters for the advancement of St. Tikhon's sacred mission and for the glory of God. &nbsp;As of beginning of July, Seraphaim is available by phone at 570.561.1818, or by e-mail at <a href=""></a>&nbsp;.</div></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary Reserve Your Place in the 18th Annual St. Tikhon’s Memorial Golf Tournament Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="2" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p dir="ltr">The St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Community is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Golf Benefit will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Jack Frost National Golf Course in Blakeslee, PA. Registration for the event begins at 12:00 PM, with the Shotgun Start occurring at 1:00 PM, followed by an Awards Dinner at 6:00 PM.</p> <p dir="ltr">The cost of the event is $100 per golfer, which includes Golf, cart, lunch, admission to the banquet, drinks, refreshments, and prizes. Checks should be made payable to St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary and mailed to Bernard S. Golubiewski at 19 Main Street, Laflin, PA 18702.</p> <p dir="ltr">Those wishing to support the event are invited to sponsor a hole at the tournament. Corporate Sponsorship costs $100 and Individual Sponsorship is $25. All sponsor participants will be recognized on the course for all to see and your &nbsp;sponsorship will be indicated in a special remembrance at the awards dinner to follow.</p> <p dir="ltr">Checks for sponsorships should also be made out to Bernard Golbiewski and mailed to the aforementioned address. &nbsp;</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-fea6b163-20fe-00f0-6dad-a7a0bae4ec9c">We look forward to seeing you on the course!</span></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 St. Tikhon's Summer Camp Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>St. Tikhon's Summer Camp celebrated its 44th season from July 5-11! &nbsp;The camp, under the auspices of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, has been held at St. Tikhon's Seminary and Monastery since 1971. &nbsp;Over 100 campers, plus counselors and staff spent the week in fellowship, education, activities, and celebrating daily liturgical life of the Orthodox Church. &nbsp;St. Tikhon's Seminary Rector, Archbishop Michael, spent the day with each of the camp's age groups on July 9th. &nbsp;To see a daily log of the camp, please click <a href="">here</a> to see their dedicated facebook page. &nbsp;The campers left a wonderful thank you card that is hanging in the seminary entrance! &nbsp;May God grant the campers, counselors, and staff many blessed years!</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary All-American Council Divine Liturgy Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>This morning hierarchs, clergy, delegates, and all present gathered to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, literally manifesting the local church gathering to celebrate the Eucharist. &nbsp;His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon celebrated with Metropolitan Onufry, Archbishop of Kiev and all Ukraine, Archbishop John of Naro-Fominsk, other visiting hierarchs, members of the OCA Holy Synod, together with many clergy, and all those gathered in council. &nbsp;A number of St. Tikhon's Seminarians are assisting in the All-American Council this week, including: &nbsp;JJ Kotalik (graduate), Timothy Winegar, Megan Haak, Paul Kappandaze, Jonathan Lincoln, Mikel Hill, and Andrew Nelko.</p> <p>(Photos taken by Jonathan Lincoln.)</p></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary 18th All-American Council Begins (Updated) Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><div><strong>The 18th All-American Council</strong> formally begins today in Atlanta, Georgia. &nbsp;During the course of the week updates will be posted, so please check back regularly whether or not you are attending the council.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This posting, from Archpriest&nbsp;Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, is focused toward our Alumni:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A joint&nbsp;<span class="il">Alumni</span>&nbsp;Reception will be held on Tuesday evening from 8-10pm.&nbsp; Archpriest Theodore Boback,&nbsp;<span class="il">Alumni</span>&nbsp;President, has, with AAC planners, arranged for time specifically for STS&nbsp;<span class="il">Alumni</span>&nbsp;to come together for our General Session with Elections. You can click <a href="">here</a> to read his most recent letter. &nbsp;<strong>We plan to meet in Room 403 on Tuesday evening, from 7-8pm</strong>.&nbsp; Please make every effort to come to this business meeting and opportunity for fellowship in advance of the alumni reception, and encourage classmates to also.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>During the General Session, elections will be held for four offices:&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary</strong>.&nbsp; The bylaws also make provisions for the President to appoint two nominations committee members, so if you are interested in serving as will be noted below for this election, consider sharing this interest (there is certainly no hurry between now and coming three years).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Nominations</strong>: &nbsp;Fr. Nicholas Wyslutsky (Class of 1989) has agreed to serve as Nominations Chair for this election.&nbsp; If you would like to nominate someone for one of the above offices, please contact him at&nbsp;<strong><a href="tel:330.608.2092" target="_blank">330.608.2092</a>&nbsp;or via e-mail at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong>&nbsp; .&nbsp; He will forward nominations to Fr. Ted for the elections.&nbsp; Thank you for offering to assist in this way, Fr. Nicholas!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I look forward to gathering with all of you as our&nbsp;<span class="il">alumni</span>, for the first time as dean of the seminary, and to our journey forward. His Eminence, Arcbishop Michael, Rector, Fr. Dennis Swencki, our CFO, and Seraphim Danckaert, our new Director of Mission of Advancement, will God-willing, join us for this evening's activities.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In Christ,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Fr. Steven</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>07-21-2015</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This evening the St. Tikhon's Alumni met prior to the first joint seminary reception. &nbsp;During this session Archpriest Theodore Boback, Alumni President for the past nine years, led those gathered through a short agenda, before elections were held for new alumni leadership. &nbsp;Those completing their offices include: &nbsp;Archpriest Theodore Boback, President, Archpriest Joseph Gallick, Vice President, Bishop David (Mahaffey) Treasurer, and Archpriest David Shewczyk, Secretary. &nbsp; &nbsp;May God grant them many years for their service! &nbsp;New leadership elected today includes: &nbsp;Priest Patrick Burns, President, Archpriest Stephen Evanina, Vice President, Archpriest Nicholas Wyslutsky, Treasurer, and Archpriest Andrew Nelko, Secretary. &nbsp;We look forward to renewed efforts to reach out and connect with our seminary alumni!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></div> St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary