St. Tikhon's Seminary will host its annual Vocations Retreat on Friday and Saturday, March 26-27. The encounter, welcoming all individuals interested in visiting the theological school, is designed specifically to help men ascertain their calling to serve the Lord and His Church, especially those contemplating the Holy Priesthood or the Holy Diaconate.
The theme for this year's retreat is The Question to the Disciple: "Do You Love Me?" – The Commission of the Lord: "Feed My Sheep." The sessions will specifically examine St. John Chrysostom's Teaching On the Holy Priesthood and St. Patriarch Tikhon's Vision for St. Tikhon's Seminary.
Featured speakers will include: His Grace, Bishop TIKHON of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, Rector of St. Tikhon's Seminary; Fr. Michael Dahulich, Dean of the theological school; and members of the Seminary faculty and student body. A schedule of events is listed below.
Lodging and meals will be provided. Please call the seminary offices at 570-937-4411 for further information.
2010 Annual Vocations Retreat Schedule
Friday, March 26
6:00pm Registration at the Seminary Main Entrance
9:00pm Evening Prayer Service and Sacrament of Holy Confession
Saturday, March 27
8:00am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Monastery Church
9:30am Breakfast in the Seminary Dining Room
10:00am Tour of Monastery Grounds and Seminary Campus
(Late Registration at Seminary Office)
11:30am First Talk – "St. John Chrysostom's Teaching 'On the Holy Priesthood'"
12:30pm Lunch in the Seminary Dining Room
1:00pm Informal Talks with Members of the Seminary Community
(Bookstore will be open)
2:00pm Second Talk – "St. Patriarch Tikhon's Vision for St. Tikhon's Seminary"
3:00pm Closing Remarks and Meditation
4:00pm Vigil Service and Departure