Beginning of the 2010 Academic Year - 09/08/10

The 2010 academic year began for the St. Tikhon's community on Monday, August 30th, as it always does, with new student orientation. The guest speakers this year were Fr. Michael Laffoon pastor of St. Mark Orthodox Church in Irvine CA, and Fr. Jason DelVitto pastor of St. George Orthodox Church in Bridgeville PA.

On Wednesday, September 1st, the returning students joined with the new for two days of lectures, for an introduction to the new staff and to participate in the beginning of the year retreat.

At the end of the retreat the entire student body met with the monastic community for services in the monastery church where the new students received the blessing from Bishop Tikhon to wear the cassock.