Academic Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of
Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) (1876 – 1965)
St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary South Canaan, PA
May 14, 2015
(The 50th Anniversary of his repose in the Lord)
The St. Tikhon’s Community is pleased to announce that registration has begun for this historical occasion which will feature the life and work of this beloved Archpastor and fearless advocate for Orthodoxy in America.
This day-long symposium will feature not only yet to be published selections from the 1917-18 diary of Metropolitan Leonty as read and translated by his granddaughter Mat. Tamara Turkevich-Skvir, but will also feature poems and observational anecdotes written throughout the life of this champion of the Faith.
Presenters will also include Harold M. Leich, Russian Area Specialist European Division, The Library of Congress, as well as Dr. Scott M. Kenworthy presenting on the topic, “The Relationship between Metropolitan Leontii and St. Tikhon of Moscow.”
In addition to the more formal academic offerings, a time will be set aside for stories and recollections by friends, family, and others who had the opportunity to experience first-hand the grace and wisdom of Metropolitan Leonty.
Updates to the symposium will be published regularly in the weeks leading up to the event.
The tentative schedule is listed below:
7:00 – 8:15 AM Divine Liturgy, Monastery Church
8:30 – 9:00 Graveside Memorial Service for Metr. Leonty
9:10 – 9:50 Continental Breakfast and Fellowship
10:00 – 10:55 First Presentation
11:00 – 11:55 Second Presentation
12:00 – 1:25 PM Lunch and Museum Tour
1:30 – 2:25 Third Presentation
2:30 – 3:25 Fourth Presentation
3:30 – 4:25 Fifth Presentation
4:30 – 5:10 Vespers, Monastery Church
5:15 – 6:30 Wine and Cheese Reception
6:30 – 8:00 Panel Discussion, centering on personal reminiscences of His Eminence
Registration is $60 per person if received by April 2, 2015. After the deadline and up to the day of the symposium, the registration fee will be $75.
In anticipation of the number of faithful who will be visiting with us, we have arranged two separate group reservations with local hotels. The first is with the Comfort Inn in Hamlin, PA (570-689-4148), and the second is with the newly constructed Pioneer Plaza Hotel in Carbondale, PA (570-536-6020). Both hotels have reserved a block of rooms for the low rate of $88 per room. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly and asking to be included in the group of rooms reserved for St. Tikhon’s Seminary.
Registration for the Symposium can be made by calling St. Tikhon’s Seminary at 570-561-1818 and then dialing 0 for the receptionist, or you can register online through the St. Tikhon’s Monastery Bookstore by following the link here.
Please consider visiting St. Tikhon’s for this once in a lifetime chance to be a participant as our community of faith undertakes a “Holy Remembering” of one of its most beloved and revered paragons of faith whose life touched so many throughout the last century!