St. Tikhon’s Seminary Mission Choir will be visiting the West Coast of the US during seminary winter break, in early January. The choir, accompanied by Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, will visit a number of parishes including those in the Orthodox Church in America and Antiochian Archdiocese from January 3-11, 2015.
This is the first visit to the West Coast in a number of years for the seminary. Two of the current Mission Choir members reside on the West Coast, and they began conversations with local parishes about a potential trip over the summer months while at home which led in part to the current plans.
Please check back to our website regularly during the coming days to follow the Mission Choir on their parish visitations.
January 3 - 4 - St. Luke’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, Garden Grove, CA
On Saturday evening, January 3, the Mission Choir will join St. Luke’s Church for Great Vespers beginning at 6:00 pm. Following Vespers, a dinner will be served, during which members of the Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners.
On Sunday morning, Divine Liturgy will be served for Holy Theophany at St. Luke's, beginning with matins at 8:50 am, and followed by the blessing of water. There will be a potluck meal to follow, then a short concert by the Mission Choir
January 4 - 6 - St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Tarzana, CA
On Sunday evening, January 4, the Mission Choir will join St. Innocent Church for Vespers, beginning at 5:30 pm. Following Vespers, members of the Mission Choir will introduce themselves and offer a brief concert.
On Monday morning, Royal Hours will be served.
On Monday evening, Great Vespers for Theophany will be served.
On Tuesday morning, Divine Liturgy for Theophany will be served, beginning at 9:30 am, with the Mission Choir singing the responses.
January 6 - 7 - Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA
On Tuesday evening, Jan 6, the Mission Choir will join the Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral for Vigil for Old Calendar Nativity (served in English and Slavonic), beginning at 7:00 pm.
On Wednesday morning Jan 7, Divine Liturgy will be served in English and Slavonic for Old Calendar Nativity, beginning at 10:00 am, followed by a concert performed by the Mission Choir.
January 8 or 9, St. Luke's Antiochian Orthodox Church, Garden Grove, CA
Area Alumni Reception. All invited to attend.
January 10, La Jolla Cove, Oceanside, CA
On Saturday, January 10, the Mission Choir will join in a Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of Water, beginning at 2:00 pm. At the same location, beginning at 5:00 pm, the Mission choir will join in a Pan-Orthodox Vespers service by the water.
January 11- St. John of Damascus Orthodox Church, Poway, CA
On Sunday, Jan 11, the Mission Choir will join St. John of Damascus Orthodox Church for Divine Liturgy for Divine Liturgy, beginning at 9:00 am. Following Liturgy, coffee hour will be served, during which members of the Mission Choir will introduce themselves and have the opportunity to meet with parishioners.