Fr. Alexander and the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir went to a number of different parishes to speak and raise awareness of the vital role that orthodox education provides in the life of the Church in America and how essential the local parish communities are in ensuring the future success of that education.
On Saturday, March 17, 2012 Fr. Alexander gave a retreat and the mission choir sang at SS Peter & Paul Church in Lorrain, Ohio at the request of the Rector of the parish, Archpriest Basil Stoyka (STOTS 1966).
Later that evening the mission choir attended the vespers service at St. Andrew Church in Maple Heights, Ohio at the invitation of Board of Trustees member and long-time supporter of St. Tikhon’s, Archpriest Emilian Hutnyan (STOTS 1992).
On Sunday, March 18, 2012 Fr. Alexander and the Mission Choir both participated in the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrews Church and after were treated to a wonderful banquet in commemoration of the visit.
Sunday evening Fr. Alexander and the mission choir participated in a fund raising banquet held at Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights, Ohio. The fundraiser was hosted by the chairman of the board of trustees Michael Herzak.
Over ten thousand dollars was raised in the course of the weekend to support St. Tikhon’s Seminary.
Thank you to each of the parish communities for their continued generosity on behalf of the seminary. It is because of the hard work and sacrifice of dedicated individuals like you that St. Tikhon’s continues to produce the highest caliber of pastors and leaders for the Church in America.