Many from the local community came to South Canaan this weekend to participate in the annual Founders Day celebration commemorating St. Tikhon Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America, and founder of the holy habitation of St. Tikhon’s Monastery.
The service was offered by Igumen Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery as well as Archpriest George Alexson (STOTS 1969) and representatives from the St. Tikhon’s Monastery Brotherhood.
At the conclusion of the service the Order of St. Tikhon was awarded to the Century Association on behalf of the entire St. Tikhon’s Community for their tireless efforts to raise support for St. Tikhon’s Seminary and to help ensure the sustainable future of the organization.
After the service a wonderful meal was offered in the monastery refectory that had been prepared by volunteers from the St. Tikhon’s Parish Community.
This joyous feast concluded with the Century Association holding its annual meeting in the seminary dining hall where its president Sarah Jubinski with Association officers and members presented the seminary with the first of several checks to support the general operating fund of the school. It is because of their constant and steadfast support that St. Tikhon’s Seminary continues to thrive and flourish and it is with their help that St. Tikhon’s will continue to fulfill its holy calling to educate and prepare the future leaders of the Orthodox Church in this country.