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Diaconal Formation Program Application

Application materials are available on this page in fillable PDF format. (You will need Adobe Reader to view them. If you do not already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it here.)

In order to be considered as a candidate for admission to the Diaconal Formation program, the applicant must submit to the Admissions Committee a completed and signed Application for Admission, together with the following documents and information: 

  • recent photograph; send file as a jpg.
  • A certified copy of the Record of Baptism and/or Chrismation
  • A letter of recommendation from your Bishop, sent directly to the Seminary
  • A letter of recommendation from each of your parish priests from the past five years, sent directly to the Seminary. (Do not use the Reference Form.)
  • Two additional Reference Forms from individuals who can knowledgeably discuss your personal background, academic, and/or vocational qualifications, to be sent directly to the Seminary; these must be from persons other than relatives.
    • Instructions:  Complete the top portion of each form and give it to the people who will provide recommendations to the seminary (see below for address).
    • Important: It is the responsibility of the person writing the reference letter to send the form to the seminary. Please do not send the recommendation form and/or letters with your application.
  • Non-refundable $75 application fee. Make check payable to St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Mail to St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459.


Submission of Materials: Submit all materials via e-mail to Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received by the Admissions Committee.

Deadline to apply: August 1, 2024

If you have any additional questions, please call us at 215-756-2289, or e-mail us at

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178 St. Tikhon's Road
Waymart, PA 18472

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South Canaan, PA 18459

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