Many clergy and faithful gathered together at St. Michael's Center, in Jermyn, PA, for Hospitality a la Russe IX! The main photo shows seminarians and their families, and seminary administrative team members who also participated in this wonderful event hosted by St. Tikhon's Seminary Century Association. All those gathered were treated to wonderful music by the Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra during the course of the evening!
Subdeacon John Lasichak, President of the Century Association Board, led the program for the course of the evening. Archpriest Joseph Martin, Spiritual Advisor, offered the invocation before the meal was served. Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, welcomed all who attended, and invited the seminarians to look around the room to see all those gathered to support their commitment to complete their studies in pastoral formation.
Subdeacon John presented Fr. Steven with a commitment from the Century Association, including proceeds from this event, in the amount of $15,000! Fr. Steven thanked those present, as did Archpriest Dennis Swencki, Seminary CFO.
May God grant many years to Subdeacon John and all the members of the Century Association for a wonderful evening together! Thank you to Archpriest John Kowalczyk, Pastor of St. Michael's Church, for making the Center available for this event.
(Thank you to Barry Bretz, Parishioner of St. Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, PA, who took photos for the evening, featured for this story.)