This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Fall Lecture Series here at St. Tikhon's. We considered many different possibilities for commemoration of this historic milestone in the life of the community. After much consideration and after speaking with his Grace Bishop Tikhon it was decided that all of the options fell short in one key area.
The original intent of the Fall Lecture Series was to inform the faithful from within the local communities and to provide for continuing education for the local clergy. Questions have been raised for the past several years as to what degree that the usual format of four Tuesday evenings in October was continuing to full-fill that goal. These questions were due, for the most part, to the seminaries remote location and to the sometimes unfavorable weather conditions associated with Octobers in North East Pennsylvania.
Therefore it is was decided that to mark the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Fall Lecture Series at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary we will honor this great and valuable educational resource by redirecting its focus back to where it was originally intended. The seminary will provide just one of the many venues that will host this and all future Fall Lecture Series. In cooperation with the Diocese of North East Pennsylvania and with the blessing of his Grace Bishop Tikhon we hope that everyone will take advantage of the events being held at the various local Parishes. Please take advantage of this opportunity not only to listen and receive enrichment from these Orthodox speakers but also as an opportunity to enrich one another by visiting and sharing with members of other local communities throughout the area.
A link is provided here for a listing of the numerous events scheduled for this year.