On Saturday, March 22, 2014, the St. Tikhon's Mission Choir traveled to St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Maple Heights, Ohio. Once there, they sang for Vespers as well as Divine Liturgy on the following day. During their visit, the choir was honored to bear witness to the awarding of the Palitza to Fr. Emilian Hutnyan (STOTS 1992), the Pastor of St. Andrew's and St. Tikhon's Board of Trustees member.
The award was presented to Fr. Emilian by His Eminence Archbishop Sava (Urch) of Slavonia (retired). Following Divine Liturgy, His Eminence was gracious enough to take time to speak to each of the Seminarians and share with them stories of his experiences as a student at St. Tikhon's Seminary 50 years ago. The St. Tikhon's Community wishes to thank the clergy and congregation of St. Andrew's Cathedral for opening their parish home to the Mission Choir and for providing them with their generous hospitality!