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St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will begin its 77th Academic Year on Monday, August 25, 2014. The school year will begin with registration and new student orientation. The incoming students will be joined by the returning seminarians on Thursday, August 28 for the beginning of the year retreat.


ORIENTATION Fall 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014 (Incoming Seminarians)

6:30 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy in Monastery Church
8:30 AM Breakfast following Divine Liturgy in Seminary Dining Hall
10:00 AM Administrative Introductions , Room 233 - Fr. Steven Voytovich
10:30 AM Seminary Tour and Historical Perspective - Christopher Patton
11:00 AM Address of the Dean - Fr. Steven Voytovich
11:30 AM Orientation in Student Life - Campus Guidelines and Procedures - Christopher Patton
12:00 PM Orientation in Student Life - Kitchen Work Schedule and Practicum - Sophia Pierce
1:00 PM Lunch in Seminary Dining Hall
1:45 PM Theological Reflection and the process of Self-Study, Room 233 - Fr. Steven Voytovich
2:15 PM Orientation in Academic Programs - Accreditation and Assessment - Dr. Paul Witek
3:00 PM Orientation in Academic Programs - Programs and Policies - Dr. Paul Witek
4:00 PM Orientation in Church Music - Benedict Sheehan, Director of the Seminary Choir
4:30 PM Vespers in Monastery Church
6:00 PM Dinner in Seminary Dining Hall

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (Incoming Seminarians)

6:30 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy in Monastery Church
8:30 AM Breakfast in Seminary Dining Hall
9:15 AM Tuition and Finance - Fr. Dionysius Swencki
10:00 AM Tour of Monastery Church/Icon Repository - Fr. Nicodemus
12:30 PM Lunch in Seminary Dining Hall
1:00 PM Community Schedule and Orientation - Christopher Patton
1:30 PM Spiritual Life and Seminary Discipline Orientation - Archimandrite Athanasy and Igumen Gabriel
2:30 PM Community Responsibilities and Stewardship Accountability - Christopher Patton
3:00 PM Technology and Communications Orientation – Christopher Patton
4:30 PM Vigil in Monastery Church
6:30 PM Dinner in Seminary Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (Incoming Seminarians)

6:30 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy in the Monastery Church
8:30 AM Breakfast in the Seminary Dining Hall
9:00 AM Address of the Rector - His Grace Bishop Michael
10:00 AM Library Orientation - Prof. Sergei Arhipov, Head Librarian
12:30 PM Lunch in Seminary Dining Hall
1:00 PM Faculty Orientation and Introductions - Faculty of St. Tikhon’s Seminary
1:30 PM Student Registration: Meet with Rector, Dean, and Registrar,
(Meetings will be scheduled in alphabetical order)
4:30 PM Vespers in Monastery Church
6:00 PM Dinner in Seminary Dining Hall

2014 OPENING RETREAT

Thursday, August 28, 2014 (Incoming & Returning Seminarians)

6:30 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy in Monastery Church
Molieben for Academic New Year
Blessing of Cassocks for New Students
8:30 AM Breakfast in Seminary Dining Hall
9:00 AM Session #1 - Fr. Steven Voytovich
10:30 AM Session #2 - Igumen Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery
12:30 PM Lunch in Seminary Dining Hall
2:00 PM Session #3 - Community Spiritual Life and Confession - Archimandrite Athanasy
3:30 PM Returning Student Reorientation, Student Work Program, and Campus Life - Christopher Patton
4:30 PM Vespers in Monastery Church
6:00 PM Dinner in Seminary Dining Hall

Friday, August 29, 2014 (Incoming & Returning Seminarians)

7:30 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy in Monastery Church
Strict Fast Feast of the Beheading of St. John The Forerunner
9:30 AM Breakfast in Seminary Dining Hall
10:00 AM Session #3 - Special Guest Speaker (TBA)
11:15 AM Question and Answers
12:30 PM Lunch in Seminary Dining Hall
1:30 PM Session #4 - Fr. Stephen Voytovich
2:30 PM Retreat Wrap-up and Orientation Q&A
4:00 PM Vespers in Monastery Church
6:00 PM Dinner in Seminary Dining Hall

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