Following our recent accreditation visit in October 2023, the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary held a Board of Trustees meeting. Following this meeting, we are pleased to publicly announce David Jarrett as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, taking the place of longtime Chair, Michael Herzak.
Jarrett has served at length as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, and brings a deeply respected and capable skillset to the fore as he takes to this new role.
The community at St. Tikhon’s Seminary is excited to work alongside Jarrett in the coming years to pave the way for future generations of our priesthood and scholars. We pray fervently for his continued success, and are indebted to those who make such sacrifices, not only for our institution, but for the Orthodox Church at large.
St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary is pleased to announce our first ordination to the Holy Priesthood during the 2023-24 Academic Year.
During the Divine Liturgy this past Saturday, 25 November, Fr. Gregory Fedorchak was welcomed into the presbyterate by The Most Reverend Michael, Archbishop of New York and New York and New Jersey on the beautiful, sunlit grounds of St. Tikhon's Monastery. Under the Archbishop's blessing, Fr. Greg ministered the Eucharist to our grateful community with reverence and humility.
The clergy and faithful of St. Tikhon's pray without ceasing for the long and fruitful ministry of Fr. Gregory, accompanied faithfully by Matushka Krista in your journey. May God grant you many blessed years!
The Admissions Committee at St. Tikhon's is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. Application materials may be found here: https://stots.edu/apply. The deadline to submit application materials is June 1, 2024. Apply now!
The Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and The Director of Training and Spiritual Care for the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry was one of the Keynote Speakers at the Annual Ancient Faith Retreat held at the Antiochian Village on Friday, 10 November through Sunday, 12 November. Over 160 women from across the country representing all Orthodox jurisdictions participated in the retreat.
The theme of the presentation on Friday afternoon, November 10, was “The Myrrhbearing Women coming out of their Comfort Zone -And with the Fear of God and Faith drew near early in the morning, to the Tomb and discovered the Risen Christ” Mark Santana, Church Program Manager, for O.C.P.M. followed with a slide presentation on the work of O.C.P.M. and introduced a letter writing project to inmates held the next day.
Fr. John concelebrated Great Vespers and on Sunday, November 12 the 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Fr. John also heard confessions and held Proskomedia in view of the retreat participants.
St Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, creating a certificate program for clergy and laity alike.
This new and timelessly important program will last one full semester, and applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2024 semester.