An evening reception and program sponsored by members of the Board of Trustees and Alumni of the Washington DC and surrounding area was held in the Abrams and Chaffee Room of Fort Myer Officersâ€™ Club, Fort Myer, Virginia. Â
Orthodox Faithful of many jurisdictions as well as others gathered in recognition of the accomplishments of Saint Tikhonâ€™s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Â Archpriest John Perich was the master of ceremonies for the evening. Ms. Donya Platoff served on the regional committee and coordinated the location and evening reception.
The major Highlights of the evening included: Â a presentation by Bishop Michael (Dahulich) Bishop of New York, Diocese of New York and New Jersey, member of the Board of Trustees and former dean and a Preview Exhibition of Icons and Antiquities entitled: ICON â€“ THE WAY TO THE KINGDOM. Â The Early Church- Byzantium â€“ Holy Rus. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America; Saint Tikhonâ€™s Monastery, South Canaan, PA.Â
A future exhibition will be conducted at Villanova University October 15 through December 15, 2012.
During the evening the guests had an opportunity to view the exhibition as well as to receive a personal presentation from the museum curator about the significance and history of the items on display. Â Those in attendance included: Mr. Michael Herzak, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Leda Dzwonczyk, Secretary of the Board of Trustees Archpriest Theodore Boback, President of the Alumni Association, with other alumni and board of trustee sponsors. Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and President of Saint Tikhon Seminary provided closing remarks.
Proceeds from the event were earmarked to Saint Tikhon Seminary operational fund.