On May 23rd, St. Tikhon’s Seminary held its 73rd Commencement. Metropolitan Tikhon offered the Commencement Address. Thirteen graduates completed the requirements for the Master of Divinity Degree, including graduates from India, Austria, and the Middle East. Dn. Theophan received Honors in Church History for his Thesis: “The Mystery of Lawlessness: A Pastoral Examination of the Manifestation of Evil in Contemporary Society.”
Archpriest Daniel Donlick, in just having celebrated 50 years of ordination to the priesthood, was awarded an honorary doctorate following his decisive role in moving the seminary toward accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools, and literally decades of service as professor, academic dean, and confessor that continues to the present day! A scholarship was also named in honor of Fr. Daniel in recognition of his fiftieth anniversary.
Participating in commencement exercises were two new board members: Nancy Kohudic, who is a member of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA and an ardent supporter of our Married Student Housing Project, and Bishop Thomas (Joseph) of the Antiochian Christian Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic, who is a long time supporter and friend of the St. Tikhon’s Community.
May God grant our graduates many blessed years of ministry in our Lord’s Vineyard!