|Seminary Welcomes His Grace Bishop George and Father John Sorochka - 05/24/11|
This past Wednesday May, 18th the St. Tikhon’s Community was blessed with a visit from His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield, Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York. (ROCOR)
Accompanying him was the senior priest of the cathedral in Mayfield, Fr. John Sorochka. Both His Grace and Fr. John are longtime friends of our beloved dean Fr. Alexander Atty.
Regarding the meeting, Fr. Alexander stated “Many years ago the leaders of all our respective jurisdictions asked us to lay aside our differences, real or imagined, so that together in a spirit of brotherly unity we might present the truth of orthodoxy to a lost world.”
The parish in Mayfield, PA played a major role in the early history of both the Monastery and the Seminary. It is because of the efforts of orthodox faithful in parishes such as this one that the St. Tikhon’s Community is still raising up pastors to serve the needs of the American people.
We want to thank everyone who made such monumental sacrifices in those early years and look forward to continuing to work together in the future.
The doors of St. Tikhon’s Seminary are always open to any orthodox faithful and we graciously welcome visitors from all jurisdictions as well as any and all inquirers from non-orthodox covenants who may have questions regarding the teachings of the Orthodox Church.