On Sunday, October 7, 2012 a large number of faithful and alumni came to visit with the St. Tikhon’s Community this year for the feast of its founder and benefactor, St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow.
The service was a moving one accompanied as it was by the holy relics of St. Patriarch Tikhon that were moved from their normal resting place in the reliquary room of the monastery church and placed in front of the center icon stand for the faithful to venerate.
Immediately following the service a community potluck was held in the monastery trapeza.
As is customary, the St.Tikhon’s Seminary Century Association held its annual meeting and reception directly following the banquet. President Sarah Jubinski, along with the elected officers presented a check for $5,000 as a first installment on the roughly $40,000 the Century Association provides for the general operating funds of the seminary each and every year.
In addition to the Association’s election of officers, agenda items included a discussion on marketing strategy for the newly published Hanya’s Kitchen cookbook, membership initiatives, and plans for the Association’s major fundraiser, Hospitality ala Russe IV scheduled for Sunday, May 26th at St. John’s Center in Mayfield, PA.
A very special thanks to Kay Fedirko and Mary Sernak for setting up the Seminary dining room for the meeting and to all of the Board Members who provided refreshments for the reception that followed. The beautiful autumn decorations will be enjoyed by the student body throughout the fall season.
Thank you to all who attended and helped make this a truly memorable Founder’s Day celebration.