On Tuesday, September 9, members of St. Tikhon’s Alumni Association sponsored the Annual Alumni Picnic, welcoming faculty members, staff, students and the families back to the campus for another fall semester. The evening was enjoyed by all over a common table of hamburgers and hotdogs. Seminarian families visited with faculty members and staff, while the children were undeterred by earlier rains from playing outside. Alumni, to the encouragement of new students, gave edifying reminiscences of their own days at seminary. We offer our gratitude to the alumni for their generosity and thoughtfulness, and we ask their prayers as we embark upon the new school year.