On Sunday, May 26, 2013 the St. Tikhon’s Community celebrated a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Tikhon’s Monastery Church . During the Liturgy Seminarian Moses Mcpherson was ordained to the Subdiaconate and Seminarian Alexis Baldwin who was ordained to the Holy Diaconate.
Serving at the Liturgy were Metropolitan Tikhon, President of the Seminary; Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco; Bishop Michael of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey, the Rector of the Seminary; Bishop Mark of Baltimore, the Administrator of the Diocese of Eastern PA; Archpriest John Jillions the Chancellor of the OCA; the Reverend Igumen Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Interim Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary; and Arch Priest John Kowalczyk, Chancellor of the Diocese of Eastern PA and Director of Field Education for St. Tikhon’s Seminary.
Serving with them were representative from St. Tikhon’s Monastery, St. Tikhon’s Seminary as well as alumni and friends from the greater Orthodox Community.
Following the Divine Liturgy, a number of the clergy, administration, faculty, and staff of St. Tikhon’s Seminary attended the St. Tikhon’s Century Association Benefit, Hospitality ala Russ which was held at St. John’s Hall at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA.