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DEDICATION This 75th Anniversary Tikhonaire is dedicated to the entire Saint Tikhon's Community. Those living and those departed, those known and unknown, those currently working actively within her walls and those who have been called away to serve the people of God elsewhere. Thank you for offering some portion of the story of your life to our common history. Please join us now as we REMEMBER.


Our Historical Narrative The process that went into the creation of the 75th Anniversary Tikhonaire was one that utilized contributions from several different sources, both oral and written. Sometimes these sources were incomplete and/or conflicting, but from its inception this year’s Tikhonaire was never intended to be a complete and comprehensive look back at every moment of historical significance in the life of the institution. The 50th Anniversary edition that was published in 1988 went far in this regard and remains a valuable resource for this edition and for those wishing to understand the history of the St. Tikhon's Community. The 75th Anniversary Tikhonaire was an heroic undertaking that had as it driving principle the accomplishment of three distinct goals. The first was the collection of photographs for and listing of every person that had either graduated from St. Tikhon's, or had at one time or another been actively involved in the community as a member of the administration, faculty, or staff. Secondly, we wished to show the continuance of the shared life that is experienced within the ever-evolving organism that is the St. Tikhon's Community. To show that this shared life is one that transcends perceived “gaps” both generational and jurisdictional, that it is more profound than personality or artifice, that it is, in the truest sense, a specific local manifestation of the common Orthodox Faith that we all share. The third and final driving principle behind the 75th Anniversary Tikhonaire was the understanding that at no point was the document to be seen as an encapsulation or completion of the “telling of the story of St. Tikhon's.” The telling of a story as significant as this one could not be done by one graduating class or one group of Tikhonaire writers. This year's publication was intended to be a starting point for a conversation. A conversation involving graduates past and present, one involving administrations current and former, and one involving persons monastic, married, ordained, and not ordained. This is why we are pleased to introduce in connection with the publication of the 75th Anniversary Edition and the yearlong Celebration of the 75th Academic Year, an historic “call-to-action.”

Beginning this summer an interactive portion of this year's Tikhonaire will also be available online for everyone to participate in and contribute to the preservation of our shared heritage. Here you will be able to share stories and recollections which will be added to those of others, to be preserved forever as part of the rich historical narrative of the St. Tikhon's Community. Stories and storytelling have from antiquity played a significant role in the preservation and transmission of details, both historical and cultural, from one generation to the next. It is with this in mind that we are pleased to announce the St. Tikhon's Historical Initiative. Seminarians will be standing by this Memorial Day weekend to listen to, and to document for posterity, any stories or recollections that you or your loved ones would like to donate to the endeavor. After the Memorial Day festivities, and continuing throughout the foreseeable future, a representative of the community can be available (by appointment) to receive your verbal or written contribution to our shared history. Because we also understand that not every member of our extended community is able to be present for the Memorial Day Pilgrimage, beginning in the Fall of the 2013/2014 Academic Year, we will begin making available teams of representatives from the St. Tikhon's Community to come to your local parish to record and add your stories and the stories of the members of your parish to the “Memory Archive.” As always your historical contributions, pictures, written reflections, biographical or otherwise can be mailed to: St. Tikhon's Historical Initiative PO Box 130 South Canaan PA 18459 You can also send them electronically to communityfeedback@stots.edu Finally, if in this initial phase of our conversation we have neglected to mention a particular graduate of the seminary or if the dates regarding a particular person seem to be incomplete or inaccurate, please do not hesitate to send us the corrected information to the same addresses listed above so that we might update our database.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

TABLE of CONTENTS Governance Board of Trustees

Office of the President Presidents - Now & Then

Office of the Rector Rectors - Now & Then

Office of the Dean Deans - Now & Then

Administration, Faculty, & Staff

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Faculty

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Administrative Staff

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Volunteers

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Historical Faculty

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Seminarians

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2013 Graduates

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Seminarians

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Seminarian Families

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Historical Graduates - 1940s

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Historical Graduates - 1950s

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Historical Graduates - 1960s

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Historical Graduates - 1970s

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Historical Graduates - 1980s

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Historical Graduates - 1990s

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Historical Graduates - 2000s

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Historical Graduates - 2010s

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Our Community

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Ordinations

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Community Events Timeline

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Historical Ordinations

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Historical Events

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Monastery Brotherhood

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Historical Monastery Brotherhood & Orphanage

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Field Education

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Alumni Association

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Our Community Giving Back

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Our Community Historically Giving Back

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Progress

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Updates Around the Campus

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Married Student Housing Project

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Historical Progress

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Founders, Benefactors, & Beautifiers

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Century Association

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Historical Benefactors

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Golf Tournament - Now & Then

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Scholarships

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2013 Tikhonaire Donors

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Financial Accountability

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Faculty & Alumni Publications

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Faculty Publications

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Alumni Publications

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2013 Tikhonaire Credits Pilgrimage Schedule

www.stots.edu/tikhonaire

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ST. TIKHON’S SEMINARY BOARD of TRUSTEES

President: The Most-Blessed Tikhon (Mollard) Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada Vice-President: The Right Reverend Michael (Dahulich), Bishop of New York & New Jersey, Rector of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Chief Operating Officer: The V. Rev. Alexander Atty Dean, St. Tikhon’s Seminary Chair: Michael G. Herzak Vice-Chair: Eli Stavisky Secretary: Leda Dzwonczyk Treasurer: David Jarrett Ex Officio: The V. Rev. John A. Jillions Chancellor, Orthodox Church in America His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Eastern PA The V. Rev. Theodore Boback President, Alumni Association The V. Rev. Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) Representative, St. Tikhon’s Monastery

Members: Alexander Bratic, JD The V. Rev. Kunnathu P. Geevarghese, MD Matushka Nancy Gilbert The V. Rev. Emilian Hutnyan The V. Rev. Joseph Martin George Nakonetschny Ron Royhab John P. Schultz, M.D. Matushka Nina Stroyen, PhD Protodeacon Michael Wusylko, MD The V. Rev. John Perich Tatiana Guba Mark Ropchock, JD The V. Rev. Daniel Donlick, Trustee Emeritus The V. Rev. Sergei Glagolev, Trustee Emeritus Walter Palchik, Trustee Emeritus The V. Rev. Yaroslav Sudick, PhD, DD, Trustee Emeritus Paul Chernay, Trustee Emeritus


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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

2013 PRESIDENT of ST. TIKHON’S SEMINARY OFFICE of the PRESIDENT The Office of the President has from its inception been an historic honor bestowed by the Board of Trustees of the institution upon the ruling hierarch of the Orthodox Church in America. By statute, this office has been held simultaneously in all three seminaries by the Metropolitan of the Church or by the appointed temporary administrator while awaiting the election of a successor in the case of vacancy.

The President of the Seminary operates in an exofficio capacity within the Board of Trustees of the institution. As ruling hierarch of the Church, the President seeks to promote the cooperation of all educational institutions of the Orthodox Church in America for the overall betterment of the Church and its constituencies.

His Beatitude, Tikhon (Mollard)


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HISTORICAL LEADERSHIP

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Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) 2008-2012

Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko) 2002-2008

Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) 1977-2002


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Metropolitan Irenaeus (Bekish) 1965-1977

Metropolitan Theophilus (Pashkovsky) 1938-1950

Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) 1950-1965


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OFFICE OF THE RECTOR - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

2013 RECTOR of ST. TIKHON’S SEMINARY OFFICE of the RECTOR Historically the Office of the Rector has been a hierarch of the Orthodox Church in America (formerly the Russian Metropolia.) The only exceptions to this came in the early years when the office was held by an interim administrator while the institution awaited the appointment of a successor. The Rector  is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institution and is responsible before the Board of Trustees, the Seminary Community, and the entirety of the Church for its welfare.

The Board of Trustees vests the executive responsibility for management of the Seminary in the Rector, who is appointed by the President of the Seminary in consultation with, and by approval of, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church of America and the Board of Trustees. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Seminary, the Rector oversees all facets of institutional life, and is responsible for guiding the school’s programs.

Bishop Michael (Dahulich)


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Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard) 2004-2012

Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko) Vice-Rector 1973-1981 Rector 1980-2004

Archbishop Kiprian (Borisewitsch) 1961-1980


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Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich)

Saint Nicholai (Velimirovic)

Bishop Jonah (Stahlberg)

Bishop Vyacheslav (Lisitsky)

1939-1940, 1952-1953, 1956-1961

1953-1955

1955-1956

1951-1952


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Bishop Nikon (DeGreve) 1947-1951

Archbishop Arseny (Chagovtsov) 1938-1939, 1940-1945

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Archpriest Nicholas Bellavin 1945-1947


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OFFICE OF THE DEAN - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

2012-2013 DEANS of ST. TIKHON’S SEMINARY OFFICE of the DEAN As the Chief Operating Officer, the Dean has the responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations of the seminary. The Dean serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, and coordinates matters relating to the administration of the seminary’s educational program.

The Office of the Dean had a more direct role within the student body and could be considered more in keeping with what today might be called the “Dean of Students.” Other times the office was absorbed entirely by the Office of the Rector, depending upon need and the availability of qualified support staff.

Historically, the distinction of “Dean” has had a fluid designation of duties. For example, in the early years of the Seminary the title “Dean” was often used synonymously with that of “Inspector” and had a very similar list of responsibilities.

For our purposes the Office of the Dean has been understood in its broadest sense and is used here to designate individuals who have historically been referred to as Dean, Inspector, Dean of Students, Dean of Seminary, Academic Dean, Administrative Dean, or Dean of Faculty.

V. Rev. Alexander Atty 2010 – 2013

Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) Interim Dean, Feb. 2013 – Present


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HISTORICAL LEADERSHIP Bishop Michael (Dahulich) Dean, 2001-2010

V. Rev. Alexander Golubov Academic Dean, 1995-2010

V. Rev Daniel Donlick Academic Dean, 1991-1994


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V. Rev Vladimir Borichevsky

V. Rev. Basil Stroyen

Igumen Gennady (Eykalovich)

Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich)

Academic Dean, 1972-1977 Dean of Faculty 1977-1990

Acting Dean, 1957-1959

1959-1961, 1977-1978

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V. Rev. Basil Martinson 1952-1956

Bishop Alexy (Panteleev) 1941-1945

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V. Rev. Gregory Lomako 1951-1952

V. Rev. Nicholas Bellavin 1939-1941, 1945-1951


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Archbishop Arseny (Chagovtsov) Rector & Dean, 1938-1939, 1940-1945


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Administration, Faculty, and Staff


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Administration Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard), M.Div. - President Bishop Michael (Dahulich), Ph.D. - Rector, Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology Archpriest D. Alexander Atty, D.Min. - Seminary Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Associate Professor of Pastoral Arts and Praxis (2/28/2013) Reverend Igumen Sergius (Bowyer), M.Div. - Interim Dean and Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery

Faculty (Alphabetically by rank) Harry Boosalis, Th.D. - Professor of Dogmatic Theology Bishop Michael (Dahulich), Ph.D. - Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology David C. Ford, Ph.D. - Professor of Church History Christopher Veniamin, D. Phil. (Oxon) - Professor of Patristics Mary Ford, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of New Testament and Spirituality Archpriest David Hester, S.E.O.D. - Adjunct Associate Professor of Church History and Patristics Sergei D. Arhipov, M.A., M.S.I.S. (MLS) - Head Librarian, Assistant Professor of Church Slavonic and Russian, Registrar Archpriest Daniel Kovalak - Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis Archpriest John Kowalczyk - Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis Archpriest David Shewczyk - Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis Priest Nilus Lerro, Ph.L. -  Lecturer in Comparative   Theology and Spirituality, Director of Student Affairs & Co-Curriculum Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalsky) D.D. - Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis Bishop Mark (Maymon), Ph.D. - Lecturer in Scripture Hieromonk Gabriel (Nicholas) - Lecturer in New Testament Greek Benedict Sheehan - Instructor of Music Archpriest John Sorochka - Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis Archpriest Dionysius Swencki - Chief Financial Officer, Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis

ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND STAFF - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

Archpriest David Vernak - Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis Paul J. Witek, Ph.D. - Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis, Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs Archpriest Joseph Woodill, Ph.D. - Lecturer in Ethics

Diaconate Program

Priest Victor Gorodenchuk - Lecturer in Scripture (Diaconal Program) Archpriest Alexey Karlgut - Lecturer in Liturgics (Diaconal Program) Archpriest David Mahaffey - Lecturer in Pastoral Arts and Praxis (Diaconal Program) Priest Leonid Schmidt - Lecturer in Spirituality (Diaconal Program) Priest Jason Vansuch - Lecturer in Liturgics (Diaconal Program)

Emeritus

Archpriest Daniel K Donlick - Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church History and Dean Emeritus

Administrative Staff

Olga Atty - Administrative Assistant, Seminary Secretary (2/28/2013) Mat. Patti Morrison – Secretarial Assistant Christopher Patton – Media, Publications, and Public Affairs Mary Sernak - Bursar Mat. Dorothy Sulich – Secretary Emeritus and Interim Secretary to the Office of the Dean

Volunteers

Muryah Farrell - Library Volunteer Sarah Jubinski - Library Consultant Monk Michael (Juk) - Library Assistant Magdalene Paglieri - Library Volunteer Robert Roth - Library Assistant


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FACULTY

Harry Boosalis, ThD

Bishop Michael, PhD

David Ford, PhD

Professor of Dogmatic Theology

Professor of New Testament & Pastoral Theology

Professor of Church History

Christopher Veniamin, DPhil

Mary Ford, PhD

V. Rev. David Hester, SEOD

Professor of Patristics

Assoc. Professor of New Testament & Spirituality

Adjunct Associate Professor of Church History & Patristics

Congratulations to the Graduates of 2013 from Bishop Michael


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Sergei Arhipov, MSIS

Asst. Prof. Church Slavonic, Head Librarian, Registrar

Fr. Daniel Kovalak

Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis

Fr. John Kowalczyk, Cand. Th.

Fr. David Shewczyk

Fr. Nilus Lerro, PhL

Hieromonk Gabriel (Nicholas)

Sr. Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis, Assoc. Dir. Field Ed.

Lecturer in Comparative Theology & Spirituality, Dir. Student Affairs

Sr. Lecturer Pastoral Arts & Praxis Director of Field Education

Lecturer in New Testament Greek

St. Michael the Archangel Antiochian Orthodox Church Louisville KY • stmichaelorthodoxchurch.org


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Fr. John Sorochka

Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis

Fr. David Vernak

Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis

V Rev. Athanasy (Mastalsky), DD Bishop Mark (Maymon), PhD Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis

Lecturer in Scripture

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Paul Witek, PhD

Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis Asst. to the Dean, Academic Affairs

V. Rev. Joseph Woodill, PhD Lecturer in Ethics

St. John the Baptist Church Nanticoke, PA

Thank you St. Tikhon’s for all your generous support during our time of need!


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Benedict Sheehan Instructor of Music

Fr. David Mahaffey

Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis (Diaconal Program)

Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk

Fr. Alexey Karlgut

Fr. Leonid Schmidt

Fr. Jason Vansuch

Lecturer in Scripture (Diaconal Program)

Lecturer in Spirituality (Diaconal Program)

E & J Compact Excavating

P.O. Box 95 Waymart, PA 18472 570-488-6439

Lecturer in Liturgics (Diaconal Program)

Lecturer in Liturgics (Diaconal Program)


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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Fr. Dionysius Swencki

Chief Financial Officer, Lecturer in Pastoral Arts & Praxis

Christopher Patton

Office of Media, Publications, & Public Affairs

Mary Sernak

Kh. Olga Atty

Administrative Assistant, Seminary Secretary

Mat. Dorothy Sulich

Secretary Emeritus & Interim Secretary to the Office of the Dean

Mat. Patti Morrison Secretarial Assistant

Not Available for Photographs

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Dundaff PA

Congratulations to the Graduates of 2013 - from Fr. Dennis

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VOLUNTEERS

Robert Roth

Volunteer Library Asst.

Magdalene Paglieri Library Volunteer

Monk Michael (Juk) Volunteer Library Asst.

Sarah Jubinski

Library Consultant

Not Available for Photographs

Saint Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral Allison Park, PA

Muryah Farrell Library Volunteer


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Abp. Arseny (Chagovetz) (1938-1945)

Rt. Rev. Basil Demidov (1938-1939)

Rt. Rev. Dimitri Ressetar (1938-1963, 1973-1974)

Fr. Basil Moussin-Pushkin (1938-1950)

Met. Theophilus (Pashkovsky) (1938-1955)

Met. Leonid (Turkevich) (1939-1965)

Rt. Rev. Damien Krehel (1939-1940)

Rt. Rev. Nicholas Bellavin (1939-1950)

Rt. Rev. Philip Pechinsky (1939-1949)

Rt. Rev. Vladimir Shymansky (1939-1940, 1957-1958)

Rt. Rev. Michael Dziama (1940-1942)

Ig. Dionysius (Diachenko) (1942-1942)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Bp. Alexei (Panteleyev) (1942-1946)

Bp. Jonah (Stahlberg) (1943-1944)

Rt. Rev. Basil Amatoff (1945-1949)

Rt. Rev. George Popoff (1946-1949)

Bp. Nikon (Degreve) (1947-1952)

V. Rev. Paul Nervana (1948-1953)

Dr. Harry Dorosh (1948-1950)

Prof. Eugene Novitsky (1948-1951)

Prof. V. A. Mayevsky (1948-1959)

Ig. Andronik (Elpindinsky) (1949-1950)

Ig. Luke (Cirkun) (1949-1955)

Prof. Nicholas I. Koursky (1949-1952)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Rt. Rev. Joseph Pishtey (1950-1955)

Prof. Basil Kamensky (1950-1962)

Prof. Theodore Balabanov (1950-1952)

Rt. Rev. Gregory Lamako (1950-1951)

Bp. Vyacheslav (Lyesdsky) (1951-1952)

St. Nicholai Velimirovich (1951-1956)

Rt. Rev. Basil Martinson (1952-1955)

V. Rev. Theophil Krehel (1952-1956)

Ig. Gennady (Eykalovich) (1953-1959)

Prof. Basil J. Zhukov (1953-1962)

V. Rev. John Nehrebecki (1955-1956)

Ms. Natalia M. Zaremba (1956-1957)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Prof. Demetrius Tarris (1956-1958, 1967-1974)

V. Rev. John Miller (1957-1958)

Rt. Rev. Seraphim (Bobish) (1959-1968)

V. Rev. W Basil Stroyen (1959-1961, 1977-1978)

V. Rev. Daniel Donovan (1959-1960)

V. Rev. Daniel Geeza (1959-1960)

V. Rev. John Strekozov (1959-1962)

V. Rev. Daniel Ressetar (1959-1962)

Rev. John Klembara (1959-1960, 1965-1966)

V. Rev. Yaroslav Sudick (1959-1960, 1965-1975)

Prof. John Pascavage (1959-1960)

Mat. Nina Stroyen (1959-1960)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Prof. John Kerpchar (1959-1960)

Met. Ireney (Bekish) (1960-1976)

Mr. Michael Scuba (1960-1962)

Abp. Kiprian (Borisevich) (1961-1980)

Mr. Alexander Paupertov (1961-1965)

Bp. Victorin (Ursache) (1962-1966)

Rev. Paul Kleinschrodt (1962-1965)

Prof. Leonid Dorojinsky (1963-1965)

Rt. Rev. Jerome (Newville) (1963-1966)

Met. Herman (Swaiko) (1963-2008)

V. Rev. George Dimopoulos (1965-1999)

Hmk. Roman (Serdinsky) (1965-1966)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Prof. Sergius Osetrov (1965-1972)

Prof. Victorin Pavlov (1965-1966)

V. Rev. Michael Hutnyan (1966-1967)

Hmk. Sebastian (Gyza) (1966-1976)

V. Rev. Vladimir Borichevsky (1967-1990)

Prof. William G. Beddoe (1967-1973)

V. Rev. Robert Kondratick (1967-1983)

V. Rev. Theodore Heckman (1967-2006)

Fr. Michael Koblosh (1968-1969)

Michael Oluich (1968-1969)

Prof. Michael Pavuk (1968-1969)

Prof. Peter Didenko (1968-1962)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Fr. Alexis Fedec (1969-1979)

Martin Paluch (1969-2010)

Prof. John Hockin (1969-1978)

V. Rev. John Chupeck (1970-1978)

V. Rev. Elias Krenitsky (1970-1972)

Mr. Nicholas Pelesh (1971-1975

Prof. Joseph Bachak (1971-1972)

Ms. Mary Dyno (1961-1976)

Prof. Thomas Pavuk 1971-1975, (1977-1978)

V. Rev. Daniel Donlick (1972-1994)

Hmk. Gamaliel (Allman) (1970-1987)

Hmk. Panteleimon (Belko) (1972-1976)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Mat. Nina Seminin (1972-1976)

Prof. Michael Ostrowski (1972-1976)

Prof. Nicholas Mikita (1972-1975)

V. Rev. George Alexson (1973-1975)

V. Rev. Michael Lepa (1973-1976)

Prof. Walter Halpine (1973-1978)

Ms. Bernadine Getzie (1973-1975)

Prof. Sarah Jubinski (1973-1976)

V. Rev. Athanasios Demos (1974-1975)

V. Rev. Thomas Hopko (1974-1975)

Prof. John Platko (1974-1975)

Prof. Constance Tarasar (1974-1975)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Mr. Andrew Koufopoulos (1975-1976)

V. Rev. James Doyle (1975-1978)

Mat. Elaine Meholick (1975-1976)

V. Rev. John Matusiak (1976-1977)

Dn. Stephen Meholick (1976-1978)

Fr. John Kozak (1982-1984)

Fr. Gregory Havrilak (1982-1985)

Fr. Mark Shinn (1982-1985)

Ms. Irene Alexander (1982-1986)

Mat. Dorothy Sulich (1983-2010)

Mr. John Paluch (1983-2010)

Ms. Julia Jacewicz (1965-2004)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

V. Rev. Neal Carrigan (1983-1984)

Mr. Joe Telowsky (1983-1985)

Mat. Cecilia Shinn (1983-1984)

Pdn. John Udics (1983-1984)

V. Rev. Alexander Golubov (1984-2010)

V. Rev. Eugene Vansuch (1984-2003)

V. Rev. Sergei Glagolev (1985-1987)

V. Rev. John Kowalczyk (1985-Present)

V. Rev. Stavros Strikis (1985-1987)

Monk Anthony (Duchaine) (1985-2000)

Mrs. Alexandra Pavlenko (1985-1986)

Mr. Victor Pavlenko (1985-1987)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Mrs. Joan Mack (1985-1986)

Mr. Thomas Barnabas (1986-1987)

Bp. Melchizedek (Pleska) (1986-1989)

Ms. Connie Cure (1986-1987)

V. Rev. David Shewczyk (1988-Present)

V. Rev. Alexey Karlgut (1988-1992, 2010-Present)

Rt. Rev. Juvenaly (Repass) (1988-2008)

Mr. Albert Paquette (1988-1989)

Mr. Jesse Dotson (1988-1989)

Ms. Joan Lengel (1988-1989)

Dr. David Ford (1989-Present)

Dr. Mary Ford (1989-Present)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell (1989-1991)

Fr. John Maxwell (1989-1996)

Mrs. Isabel Anderson (1989-1994)

Fr. John W. Anderson (1989-1994)

Prof. Sergei Arhipov (1990-2013)

V. Rev. Leonhard Poore (1990-2005)

Dr. Larry Sherman (1991-1992)

V. Rev. Vladimir Fetcho (1991-2001)

Dn. Michael Bodnar (1992-1993)

Dr. Harry Boosalis (1992-Present)

Prof. Michael Ellis (1992-1995)

Bp. Michael (Dahulich) (1993-Present)


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Met. Tikhon (Mollard) (1993-2013)

Dr. Alexander Dimitriev (1993-1997)

Hmk. Alexis (Trader) (1993-1996)

Mrs. Rose M Kennedy (1993-2006)

Mr. Peter Ruvolo (1994-1996)

Anna Marie Black (1995-1996)

Dr. Christopher Veniamin (1995-Present)

Mrs. Anna Veniamin (1996-1998)

V. Rev. Daniel Kovalak (1996-2012)

Dr. John Vass (1996-1997)

Fr. Alexander Tandilashvili (1997-1998)

Prof. Daniel Brisk (1997-1998)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Mr. Walter Shymansky (1998-1999)

V. Rev. W. Sophrony Royer (1999-2002)

Ms. Carol Mary Ashley (1998-2003)

Prof. Alexei Shipovalnikov (2002-2006)

V. Rev. David Hester (2002-Present)

Adn. Alexei Klimitchev (2003-2008)

Fr. David Mezynski (2003-2009)

Fr. Paul Fetsko (2003-2006)

V. Rev. Elias Bitar (2003-2010)

V. Rev. Ilya Gotlinsky (2004-2006)

Fr. John Oliver (2004-2006)

Hmk. David Mahaffy (2004-2012)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Fr. Sergius Halvorsen (2004-2006)

Fr. Michael Demko (2005-2009)

Ms. Xeniata Chekashina (2005-2006)

Fr. Alexander Vallens (2005-2007)

Monk Michael (Juk) (2005-Present)

Robert Roth (2005-Present)

Ig. Sergius (Bowyer) (2005-Present)

Dr. James Miller (2006-2007)

Ms. Mary Sernak (2006-Present)

Mrs. Martha Mossner (2006-2010)

John Barnes (2006-2008)

Ig. Gabriel (Nicholas) (2006-Present)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

Fr. Stephen Vernak (2007-2008)

Fr. Timothy Hojnicki (2007-2010)

Fr. David Cowan (2007-2012)

Mat. Tamara Cowan (2007-2010)

Fr. John Soucek (2007-2010)

Fr. Martin Browne (2007-2010)

Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk (2007-Present)

V. Rev. Nicholai Buga (2008-2010)

Fr. Kyrill Williams (2008-2009)

V. Rev. Dennis Swencki (2008-Present)

Fr. Nilus Lerro (2009-Present)

V. Rev. Alexander Atty (2010-2013)


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ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, & STAFF

V. Rev. David Vernak (2010-Present)

Ivan Rumiantsev (2010-2012)

Christopher Patton (2010-Present)

Vassili Dubee (2010-2012)

Fr. Michael Meerson (2010-2012)

Mrs. Katherine Brakowski-Atty

(2010-2012)

Dr. Paul Witek (2011-Present)

Rt. Rev. John Sorochka (2011-2012)

Benedict Sheehan (2011-Present)

Fr. Leonid Schmidt (2011-2012)

Fr. Jason Vansuch (2011-2012)


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Seminarians This Year’s Seminarians & Their Families


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SEMINARIANS- 2013 TIKHONAIRE

GRADUATING CLASS of 2013

Alexis Baldwin

Dn. Matthew Brown

Andrew Carpenter

St. John the Evangelist Mission Tempe, AZ

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church Albion, MI

St. George Orthodox Church Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

Shinto David

Jesse Dominick

Fr. Benjamin Huggins

St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church, Detroit, MI

St. Tikhon’s Monastery South Canaan, PA

Holy Theophany Orthodox Church Colorado Springs, CO

Congratulations and Best Wishes Class 2013! George L. Heider Inc. DBA Sportsmans


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Moses Ibrahim

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Toronto, ON, Canada

Simona Irime

Fr. Daniel Mackay

All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church Chicago, IL

St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church Eugene, OR

Fr. Milan Medakovich

Paul McDonald

Moses McPherson

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Cleveland, OH

Sts. Constantine & Elena Orthodox Church Indianapolis, IN

St. Demetrios Orthodox Church Camarillo, CA

Insurance Systems Group Inc.

800-860-3075 • Michael G. Herzak, President


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SEMINARIANS- 2013 TIKHONAIRE

Fr. David Morrison

Fr. Martin Watt

Holy Theophany Orthodox Church Colorado Springs, CO

St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church Dayton, OH

Grant, O Lord, a long life, peace, health, salvation, and furtherance in all good things to the graduating class of 2013, and preserve them for many years!

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Whitestone, NY Congratulations to the Class of 2013!


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SEMINARIANS

John Andoun

Dormition of the Theotokos Kosba, Lebanon

Dn. Edward Batchko

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Philipsburg, PA

Dmitry Anopochkin

Khader Baramki

Gabriel Bilas

Dmitry Bolbot

The Kazan Cathedral Moscow Russia

Saint Elia the Prophet Orthodox Church, Akron, OH

St. Jacob's Cathedral Jerusalem, Palestine

Holy Trinity Seminary Jordanville, NY

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

May God Grant You Many Years! – David Jarrett


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SEMINARIANS- 2013 TIKHONAIRE

Joel Brady

Dn. Volodymyr Chaikivskyi St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church Alpha, NJ

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Vienna, Austria

Robert Gauvain

Moses Hibbard

Sorin Hindoreanu

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church Canton, OH

St. Herman of Alaska Minneapolis, MN

St. Matthew Orthodox Church Green Bay, WI

Michael Danhofer

Sts. Constantine & Helen Orthodox Church Lilburn, GA

For blessings on and in memory of the Stroyen and Bohush families Matushka Nina Stroyen


2013 TIKHONAIRE - SEMINARIANS

Daniel Kirk

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Butte, MT

Basil Kuriakose

St. George Orthodox Syrian Church Borivli, Mumbai, India

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Alexander Koranda

John Kotalik

Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church Burr Ridge, IL

St. Katherine’s Orthodox Mission Kirkland, WA

Chrysostom Kuriakose

Joseph Landino

St Mary's Indian Orthodox Church Valley Cottage, NY

Church of the Redeemer Los Angeles, CA

A proud supporter of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary ParenteBeard • www.ParenteBeard.com


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SEMINARIANS- 2013 TIKHONAIRE

Gregory Levitsky

St. George Orthodox Church Howell, NJ

Theophan Mackey

St. Anthony of the Desert Mission Las Cruces, NM

Dn. Michael Lillie

Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Phoenix, AZ

Fr. Bitty Mathew

St. Osios Orthodox Church Naranganam West Kozhencherry, India

Congratulations St. Tikhons on 75 Years! The Philadelphia Trust Company Inc

Nazar Lukashov

Nativity of the Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church Novosibirsk, Russia

Kevin Mellis

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church Chico, CA


2013 TIKHONAIRE - SEMINARIANS

Roger Minami

Joy of All Who Sorrow Culver City, CA

Matthew Romanchak

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church Mayfield, PA

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Michael Pierce

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Safety Harbor, FL

Michael Skor

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Parma, OH

Sophia Pierce

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Safety Harbor, FL

Dn. Panayiotis Tekosis St. Herman of Alaska Littleton, CO

Simon S. Russin Funeral Home

Plains-Wilkesbarre, PA Keith S. Russin Supervisor


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SEMINARIANS- 2013 TIKHONAIRE

Fr. Basil Thomas

Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Syrian Church, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Philadelphia, PA John Black Richard Jendras David Maliniak Michael J McCartney

Dn. Theophan Warren

Christ the Savior Orthodox Church Chicago, IL

Miami, FL Brian David Allen Christian Anthony Doval Carlos Miranda Jose Santana-Raudez John Wisniewski

Endicott, NY Steven Camp Mark Hoeplinger John Koch Michael Pavuk Demetrios Richards

Diaconal Program

Three Saints Orthodox Church

26 Howard Ave. Ansonia, CT 06401-2208

Dn. Gregory White

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Elmira Heights, NY


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SEMINARIAN FAMILIES

Baldwin Family Alexis & Veronika Aidan, Isaak

Bilas Family

Gabriel & Laura

Batchko Family

Dn. Edward & MatKrista Dorian, Hunter, Elena, Julia

Brown Family

Dn. Matthew & Mat. Elizabeth Elias, Genevieve

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church 980 Bridle Path Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017


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SEMINARIAN FAMILIES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

Gauvain Family

Robert & Elizabeth Alexei, Xenia, Veronike, Anna

Huggins Family

Fr. Benjamin & Mat. Lauren Gabriella, Beniah, Moses, Mariam

God Bless Dean Fr. Alexander & Olga Atty Archpriest John & Eugenia J. Nehrebecki

Hibbard Family Moses & Karmin Hannah, Noah

Kirk Family

Daniel & Anne Phoebe


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Landino Family

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Lillie Family

Joseph & Maria Gabriella, Katerina, Mario, Rosalia, Sophia

Dn. Michael & Mat. Melanie Dorothy, Viktoria, Isaac, Jacob

Mackay Family

Mackey Family

Fr. Daniel & Pres. Maria Lucy

Theophan & Kristi Maya, Kyra (not pictured)

God’s Blessing on the Class of 2013

St. John Orthodox Church Campbell, OH • www.stjohnthebaptist-campbell.org


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SEMINARIAN FAMILIES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

McPherson Family

Morrison Family

Moses & Ruth Isidore

Pierce Family

Michael & Sophia Elizabeth, Matthew (not pictured)

Dn. David & Mat. Patti Genevieve, Benjamin, Cecelia

Franklin Homeowners Flood Insurance www.premierflood.com • 888-567-9600

Tekosis Family

Dn. Panayiotis & Mat. Kathryn Stavros, Melangell, Maximus, Emmanuel, Johanneka, Alexander


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Warren Family

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Dn. Theophan & Mat. Miriam Katherine

Watt Family

Fr. Martin & Mat. Candice Jonathan

God’s Blessing on the Class of 2013

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America


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Recognizing the 75th Anniversary with Joy Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Parma, OH


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CLASS OF 1941

Graduating Class of 1941

Michael Chanda

Peter Prepisnoff

Wassil Kreshik


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HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1942

Michael Kapral


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CLASS OF 1943

Graduating Class of 1943

Jonah Stalberg

John Skvir

Stephen Rusyniak

Peter Rozdelsky


70

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1944

John Govrusik

Joseph Pishtey

Theophil D. Krehel

Leonid Soroka


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

71

CLASS OF 1946

Graduating Class of 1946

Igor Soroka

Nicholas Fedorchak

Basil Stroyen


72

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1947

John Rachko


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

CLASS OF 1948

Daniel D. Ressetar

73


74

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1949

Basil Zeleniak

Stephen Adamcio

Peter Bohush


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

75

CLASS OF 1950

Michael Romanchak

Graduating Class of 1950

John Nehrebecki

Eugene Pianovich

John Mason

Marcarius Targonsky

Joseph Chernushin

Michael Karas

Nicholas Yuschak

Stephen Jula

Dimitri Rachko


76

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1951

St. Tikhon’s Seminary 1951

Michael Dirga

Michael Ugrin


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

77

CLASS OF 1952

Graduating Class of 1952

Joseph P. Kreta

John Elias Kuchta

Michael Buben

Nicholas Yuschak

Nicholas A. Karas

Alexander Michailou

Paul S. Fedec


78

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1953

Graduating Class of 1953

George Pawlush

John Washak

Joseph A. Kreshik


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

79

CLASS OF 1954

Graduating Class of 1954

Theodore Soroka

John M. Klembara

Peter Mazulia

Leon Volkoff

Alexander Kobasher


80

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1956

John Sochka

Cyril Bulashevich

Daniel Pavelchak


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

81

CLASS OF 1957

Graduating Class of 1957

Alexander Poshivaylo

Michael Bobich

John David Bohush

Raphael Rozdilsky

John Pascavage

Stephen Shuga

Yaroslav Sudick


82

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1958

Graduating Class of 1958

John Ressetar

Nicholas Gobora

George Gladky


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

83

CLASS OF 1959

Graduating Class of 1959

Daniel Geeza

John J. Voytilla

Adam Krell


84

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1960

Andrew Shuga


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

85

CLASS OF 1961

Graduating Class of 1961

Simeon Oskolkoff

Daniel W. Rentel

Luke Vronick

Roman Serdynski

Nicholas Harris


86

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1962

Graduating Class of 1962

Nicholas Timpko

Paul Pascavage

James Mason

John Kluchko

Alexis W. Fedec

Peter E. Mahally


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

87

CLASS OF 1963

Graduating Class of 1963

Kenneth J. Kovach

Walter Lecko

Joseph Swaiko

George P. Hasenecz

Paul Ropitsky

Vadim Pogrebniak

Joseph Martin


88

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1964

Graduating Class of 1964

Kenneth J. Kovach

Michael Lepa

Alexander Romanchuk

Michael Koblosh

Theodore Orzolek

John D. Sorochka

Peter Dutko


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89

CLASS OF 1965

Vitaly Bahanovich

Daniel K. Donlick

John E. Kuchta

Sebastian Gyza

John J. Chupeck

Eugene Fetchina

Daniel Ziaya


90

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1966

Paul Suda

Basil Stoyka

Vladimir Fetcho

Dimitri Oselinsky

Svetislav Balevich

Roman Wytovich

Thomas Jones


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

91

CLASS OF 1967

Branislav Kevich

Yaroslav Hamperzonian

Paul Holoviak

Robert Kondratick

Iliodor Philemonof


92

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1968

Claude A. Vinyard

Samuel Sulich

John W. Paluch

Michael Oluich


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

93

CLASS OF 1969

Martin Paluch

Alexander Nathan

Elias Krenitsky

George Alexson

Gregory Pelesh

John Govrusik

John Holowach Jr.

John Ziaya

Gamaliel Allman

Myron Manzuk

Nestor Geeza

Paul Sawchak


94

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1970

Richard J. Osacky

Joseph Balkunowa

Joseph T. Chupeck

Michael Doder

Michael Hatrak

Nicolas Boldireff

Paul Merculief

David Fratis Jr.

Joseph Balkunowa

Paul White


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

95

CLASS OF 1972

Graduating Class of 1972

Gregory Havrilak

Theodore Boback Jr.

Michael Evans

Nicholas Mikita

Panteleimon Belko

Paul Borick

Robert F. Laskowski

Gregory Krutchek


96

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1973

Michael J. Semenko

Peter Telencio

Nektarios Serfes

Omelan B. Mycyk

Peter Tutko Jr.

William Matychak


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

1

C l a s s o f 1974

Daniel Kovalak

William W. Paluch

Jeremiah Talpas

Dennis Swencki

John Michael Galpin

John N. Kondratick

John S. Adamcio

Joseph Toroney

Martin Alexie

Michael Sekela

Rodion Pfeiffer

Eugene Bourdukofsky


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

1

C l a s s o f 1974

Roman Skvarnavicius

Ronald Hinkle


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97

CLASS OF 1975

John W. Stefero

Joseph Oleynik

Stephan P. Romanchak

Theodore Shomsky

David Lisko

David Shewczyk

John Kowalczyk

John Kowalkowski

Adam Yonitch

Andrew Koufopoulos

Daniel Cherry

David Jech


98

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1976

Andrei Alexiev

Graduating Class of 1976

Neal Carrigan

James M. Jadick

Stephen Howanetz

Peter J. Kreta

Stephen Kozemchak

Stephan Meholick

Stephen C. Mack

Andrew Toroney

Joseph E. Zamborsky


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

99

CLASS OF 1977

Graduating Class of 1961

Samuel Garula

Edward Macura

Innocent Gula

Paul Mayernick

Steven Rousos


100

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1978

Michael Thier

John Zabinko


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

101

CLASS OF 1979

Irenej Dobrijevic

Graduating Class of 1979

John Perich

Samuel J. Smolcic

John L. Pethoud

John G. Slanta

Philip D. Reese

James Slupatchuk

Vasily S. Gilbert

George J. Treff

John M. Suchernick


102

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1980

Graduating Class of 1980

Alexander Duchaine

John Onofrey

Yves Claude Babich

Petar B. Puhar

Adam Linton

William W. Podlusky

Frank Toroney


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103

CLASS OF 1981

Joseph Woodill

Andrew Nelko

John S. Russin


104

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1982

Andrew Taylor

Basil Grisel


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

105

CLASS OF 1983

Andrew J. Gall

Toma Stojshich


106

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1984

Theodore Bacha

Thomas Kulp


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

107

CLASS OF 1985

Michael J. Mellin

George E. Hretz Jr

Jason R. Kappanadze

John P. Dockmonish


108

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1986

Stephen Karaffa

Michael Prevas

Lawrence Kane

Richard Chominski Jr.

Josephat Akunda

Gregory Nimijean

Elias Tibita


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109

CLASS OF 1987

Mark Andrews

Lawrence Farley

Gregory Horton


110

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1988

Graduating Class of 1988

William DuBovik Jr.

David Cochran

John L. Belkoff

Alexei Pavlenko

Valerian Dzury

David Kessler


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111

CLASS OF 1989

Leonhard Poore

Peter Paproski

John Maxwell

Nicholas Wyslutsky

John Mason


112

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1990

Raphael Vereshack

Luke B. Mihaly

Andrew Anderson


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

113

CLASS OF 1991

Demetrios Kiyimba

Vladimir Phelan

Christopher Mukama Kyewe

Joseph H. Irvin

Daniel Degyansky


114

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1992

Mark Meholick

Kyril Quatrone

Emilian D. Hutnyan

Matthew Kowasic

Stephen B. Kidde


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

115

CLASS OF 1993

James Miller

Tikhon Mollard

Alexis Trader

Nicholas Dotson

Iskander Younes

Michael Demko


116

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1994

Gregory Sulich

Gregory Hatrak

Peter M. Dubinin

Johann Sprenger


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

117

CLASS OF 1995

Gregory R. Sagan

Miroslav Nos

Anthony Karbo

Roman Katychev

John E. Anderson


118

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1996

Joseph Bussard

Andrew Diehl

Anatoly Antonov

Andrew Lowe

Vladimir Horoszczak

Alexander Prodes

Andrey Smirnov

Basil Carpenter

Gregory David Lewis

Innocent Byakatonda


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

119

CLASS OF 1997

David Mahaffey

David R. Fox

Christopher Stanton

Christopher Jones

Alexey Kurenkov

Lev Kopistiansky

Timothy A. Hasenecz

Vadim Voinov

Yousuf Rassam


120

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1998

Alexander Tefft

Joseph O'Brien

Gregory Krutchek Jr.

John Winfrey

Cyril Kovalinsky

Roman Shestakov


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

121

CLASS OF 1999

Jason Vansuch

Barnabas Day

Eugene Lahue

Michael P. Day

Alexandre Ioukliaevskikh

Daniel Andrejuk

Steven Gjurich


122

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 1999

Ronald Tucci

Radovan Micic

Maxim Romanov

Stephen Miller

Victor Gorodenchuk

Besiki Sisauri

Jacobus Van der Riet


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

123

CLASS OF 2000

John Armstrong

Dmitry Sukhorukov

Franklin M. Billerbeck

Isidore Brittain

David G. Subu

Matthias Moriak

Paul Witek

Alexei Klimitchev

Stephen Evanina

Timothy Holowatch

Valeri Bulannikov


124

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2001

Herman Kincaid

Oleg Soloviev

Seraphim Hipsh

Maxim Krioukov

James Weremedic


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

125

CLASS OF 2002

Benedict Crawford

George Kefalas

Joshua P. Frigerio

Nicholas Finley

Dmitry Kovalyov

Igor Koungourtsev

Michael Kleban

Emmanuel Rodriguez

Michael Tarris

Radu Toderescu

Valery Shemchuk


126

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2003

Barnabas Fravel

Paul Fetsko

Innocent Dresdow

James Chuta

Michael M. Gazdecki

David Mezynski

John Nightingale

John Wehling


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

127

CLASS OF 2004

Ambrose Arrington

Haralambos Linsinbigler

John K. Baker

Nikolai B Gulin

Stephen Frase

Christopher Patton

Frederick R. Pfeil

John Oliver

Paul Sidebottom

Walter Smith

Yuri Maev


128

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2005

Alexander Vallens

Andrew Jacobs

Binu Matthews

Christopher Anderson

David Sommer

Dimitri Perez

Elias Mukasa

Fotios Kayonjo

Innocent Neal


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

129

CLASS OF 2005

John V. Parsells

Joshua Armitage

Mark Tarpley

Nicholas Dellermann

Paul-Gabriel Erickson

Peter Brubaker

Philip Majkrzak

Sergius Bowyer

Timothy Hojnicki


130

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2006

Basil Henry

Bert Johnson

Castro Philemon

Christopher Morris

David Balmer

George Hill

John Barnes

Martin Browne

Matthew Jackson


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

131

CLASS OF 2007

David S. Cowan

Andrew Damick

Dejan Gality

George Shawareb

John Diamantis

John Soucek

Justinian Williams

Nicholas Vester

Stephen Vernak

Vasili Hillhouse


132

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2008

John K. Murray II

Kyrill Williams

Matthew J. Baker

Theodore Brinegar

Nicholas Dellermann

Nikolai Meyers

Philip G. Kontos

Seraphim Majmudar


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

133

CLASS OF 2008

Igor Ksynyuk

Adam R. Sexton

Isaac Farha

Daniel G. Mathai

Jason Franchak

David Moretti

George Elliott


134

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2009

Abey George

Christopher Mathew

Dana Symeon Kees

Edward Henderson

George I. Sharonoff

George Mathew

Herman Klarr

Ian Burgess

Iyad Khair


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

135

CLASS OF 2009

James McKee

James Worthington

Joshua Ryan Smith

Michael Habib

Mircea Airinei

Nathan Thompson

Patrick M. Burns

Seraphim Hanisch

Vasily Dubee


136

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2010

Andrew Wermuth

Christopher Maciolek

Daniel Mathewson

Leonid Schmidt

Jacob Kurian

Joel Weir

Joseph Lucas

John Christianson

Joseph McCartney

Joshua Coolman

Mark Lichtenstein


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

137

CLASS OF 2010

Maximus Urbanowicz

Michael Devich

Nikolai Breckenridge

Patrick Henre

Paul Abernathy

Pedro Siqueira

Seraphim Mitchell

Stephen Kaznica

Thaddaeus Werner

Theophan Buck

Zachariah Skariah


138

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2011

Matthew Howell

Matthew Snowden

Methodios Ingalls

Patrick Smith

Thaddeus Franta

Thomas Langdon

Vladimir Kantor

Zechariah Lynch


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

139

CLASS OF 2011

Abraham Labrada-Santiago

Adrian Beldie-Ulmer

Benedict Sheehan

Nicholas Buck

Daniel Meyer

James Cheriyan

Joel Mathew

John Malcom

Joseph Hazar


140

HISTORICAL GRADUATES - 2013 TIKHONAIRE

CLASS OF 2012

Abraham Philip

Andreas Blom

Andrew Temple

Arseny Mikhalev

Ian Shipley

Joel Wilson

John Hogg

Konstantine Kasovac


2013 TIKHONAIRE - HISTORICAL GRADUATES

141

CLASS OF 2012

Matthew Markewich

Philip Halliwell

Milorad Orlic

Roman Ostash

Nicklas Aiello

Saba Makhouli

Todd Mokhiber


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DN. MARTIN WATT ORDAINED to the HOLY PRIESTHOOD by HIS EMMINENCE ARCHBISHOP TIKHON | August 6, 2012

Family First Healthcare

Dr. John Schultz – Weirton, WV 304-723-3967


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PDN. MILAN MEDAKOVICH ORDAINED to the HOLY PRIESTHOOD by HIS GRACE BISHOP MITROPHAN | November 13, 2012

Dr. John Schultz and Family

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DN. DAVID MORRISON ORDAINED to the HOLY PRIESTHOOD by HIS GRACE BISHOP MICHAEL | April 20, 2013

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) In Honor of Fr. Alexander Atty


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MATTHEW BROWN ORDAINED to the HOLY DIACONATE by HIS GRACE BISHOP MICHAEL September 8, 2012

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VOLODYMYR CHAIKIVSKYI ORDAINED to the HOLY DIACONATE by HIS GRACE BISHOP MICHAEL January 19, 2013

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JEFFREY DAVID MORRISON ORDAINED to the HOLY DIACONATE by HIS GRACE BISHOP MARK February 3, 2013

EDWARD BATCHKO ORDAINED to the HOLY DIACONATE by HIS GRACE BISHOP MICHAEL April 20, 2013

Edwards & Russin Funeral Home

Edwardsville, PA • Susan Sarenecki-Medura Supervisor


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EVENTS of 2012-2013

Commencement - May 26, 2012 Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and seminarians make the traditional procession to the pavilion for the commencement ceremony. There were 14 M.Div graduates in all.

The Feast of Pentecost - June 3, 2012 Deacon Matthew Markewich reads the Epistle during the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.

May 28, 2011 - Memorial Day Pilgrimage Metropolitan Jonah leads the faithful in the annual Memorial Day Divine Liturgy. (Smaller photo: Pilgrims march from Mayfield, retracing the steps of the very first march in 1905.)

July 17, 2012 - President of Holy Cross Seminary, Fr. Nicholas C. Triantafilou, Visits St. Tikhon’s Fr. Alexander and Fr. Nicholas take a tour of the seminary's recent renovations

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 67 Saratoga St. Cohoes, NY 12047


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The Feast of Transfiguration - August 6, 2012 Baskets of grapes are set out awaiting the blessing at the end of the Divine Liturgy. His Emminence, Archbishop Tikhon presiding over the service.

September 3, 2012 Beginning of the Year-Labor Day Party at the Atty's Seminarians and seminarian families fellowship while standing in line at the Atty’s home on Labor Day.

August 30, 2012 - New Student Orientation & Opening Retreat for the Beginning of the New Year Seminarians sit and listen during the opening retreat. (Smaller photo: Fr. Alexander Atty blesses the cassocks of all the incoming seminarians.)

September 6, 2012 - Annual Alumni Picnic Every year St. Tikhon’s Alumni Association provides food and drinks for what has become one of the most beloved social activities of the school year. (Smaller photo: Seminarian Robert Gauvain masters the grill.)

Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church

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Welcoming the Incoming Seminarian Wives & Women of the Community Toward the beginning of each year, the administration, faculty and staff of the seminary hold several meet-and-greet events to get to know the new women members of the community.

September 14, 2012 - Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

Annual Outing to Ritter’s Cider Mill - October 6, 2012 Once again the children enjoyed hayrides, corn mazes, caramel apples, hot cider, and an apple slingshot!

In Loving Memory of William, Mary Jane & Tanya

Reverend Fr. Vasily Gilbert, Class of ’79 • Matushka Nancy Gilbert, Board of Trustees


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October 7, 2012 Founder’s Day As is customary, the St.Tikhon’s Seminary Century Association held its annual meeting and reception directly following the Founder’s Day banquet. President Sarah Jubinski, along with the elected officers presented a check for $5,000 as a first installment on the nearly $50,000 the Century Association provides for the general operating fund of the seminary each and every year.

November 8, 2012 Annual Talent Show The seminary families came together to hold our yearly talent show. Children and adults alike joined together to perform in front of the entire community.

November 6, 2012 - Visitation of Metropolitan Abraham Mar Seraphim The St. Tikhon’s Community welcomed Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Malankara Metropolitan of Banglore, India and Fr. V.M. Shibu from St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA. His Beatitude was present to meet with the seminary dean, Fr. Alexander Atty as well as students from his diocese.

November 9, 2012 - OISM Gathering Fr. Athanasy (Matalsky) and Fr. Stephen Vernak were this year’s featured speakers.

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St. Nicholas Day Celebration - December 6, 2012 Cecelia Morrison (age 5 pictured right) tells Miriam Huggins (pictured left) about St. Nicholas Day: “There was the Mexico Christmas story and it was the Baby Jesus’ birthday and a little girl didn’t have a present for Him and then there was a statue angel talking to her and told her to get weeds and she brings them to the Baby Jesus. The weeds were changed to red and became poinsettias. The special thing was when St. Nicholas came. St. Nicholas had a beard... it was a costume of course.”

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December 25, 2012 Feast of Nativity Monastery Church during Nativity (top). Members of the community sing Christmas carols before the Nativity Vigil. (right)

January 6, 2013 Feast of Theophany and Great Blessing of the Waters

January 25, 2013 - March for Life Representatives from St. Tikhon’s community traveled to Washington D.C. to join a group from its sister seminaries to present a unified presence at the 40th Annual March for Life event.

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February 3, 2013 Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple February 22, 2013 - STOTS vs. SVOTS Basketball Game For the first time in three years the St. Tikhon’s basketball team was narrowly defeated by its sister school, St. Vladimir’s. In a game that saw almost constant lead changes in the last two quarters, the victory came down to two timely three-point shots, one at the end of the half and the other with 5 seconds left in the game to snatch the victory for St. Vladimir’s.

Community comes together to honor newly elected Metropolitan Tikhon - March 7, 2013

March 3, 2013 - Master Concert with Vladimir Gorbik This event, in cooperation with St. Vladimir’s and Holy Trinity Seminaries, was an incredible honor and success.

Women’s Crafting Event - March 9, 2013 Many of the women of the community came together to enjoy a day of crafting and conversation.

Orthodox Church of St. Herman of Alaska

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March 11, 2013 Bishop Michael Meets With Seminarian Wives As part of the spring wives’ lecture series, His Grace, Bishop Michael spent time speaking speaking about the unique ministry for women in the Orthodox Church and what lies ahead.

Great Feast of the Annunciation - March 25, 2013

OCA Archivist Visits Seminary - April 2, 2013 Mr. Alexis Liberovsky, the Archivist of the OCA, traveled to St. Tikhon's for his annual presentation on the history of the American Church.

March 24, 2013 - Sunday of Orthodoxy Always a favorite event for the children, who processed at the end of the Liturgy each holding the Holy Icons, the community came together for the first Sunday of Great Lent.

April 2 & 16, 2013 - Final Women’s Spring Lectures Dr. Harry Boosalis gave a talk entitled “Battling the Logismoi” with a time for questions and answers at the end. On April 16, Fr. Athanasy shared his experiences and provided helpful suggestions to the women’s group.

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ORDINATIONS St. Tikhon's has a rich and storied tradition of forming men for service in Holy Orders in the Orthodox Church. Through the years, many who have been called to serve as bishops, priests, and deacons have been consecrated and ordained at the altar in the monastery church.Â


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Holy Spirit Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord 228 North 12th St. Brooklyn, NY 11211


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Saint Mary Orthodox Church

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FEASTDAYS From its founding up to the present day, the celebration of the Feasts of the Church Year have been central to the life of the St. Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary. The prayer life at the monastery church stands as the fundamental connection to the deep well of Holy Tradition, as well as the focal point of connection for the community.


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Comfort Inn I-84 Exit 17 Lake Ariel, PA

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ORIENTATION & OPENING RETREAT The opening retreat is a time in which students, new and returning, participate in a week-long orientation regarding their shared life within the St. Tikhon’s Community.


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THE ALUMNI PICNIC

This annual picnic is a time of celebration and fun for the seminarians as well as their families. Alumni return to participate in the festivities and to share their experiences and stories from when they attended the seminary.


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Holy Ascension Church

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CHURCH SCHOOL

“Let everything take second place to bringing children up in instruction of the Lord.” St. John Chrysostom.

Orthodox Church of the Mother of God, Southern, NJ churchmotherofgod.org Many Years!


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Historically, Founder's Day was combined with the Fall Harvest Festival. For the last several years, it has been a time when those loyal supporters of the seminary come together to celebrate the feast of St. Patriarch Tikhon, to hold their annual meeting, and to present the school with their initial contributions for the year.Â


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The Women's Group frequently comes together to share and discuss their own journey through the seminary experience. These gatherings often result in helping create the foundations for long-lasting friendships.


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TALENT SHOW Over the years “talent shows� have been a vehicle for the seminary community to come together and share of themselves creatively. In recent years this event has become more of an annual celebration on or around the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, but it has been known to occur at other parts of the year.


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All Saints Orthodox Church www.allsaintsolyphant.org Corner of Willow & Grant, Olyphant, PA. 18447


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OISM

(Orthodox Inter Seminary Movement)

The Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM) was founded in the 1960s with the hope of fostering greater fellowship among seminarians attending Orthodox seminaries in North America. Over time the organization faded away, but in 2004, it was revived and has continued since then. Currently, OISM holds two official meetings during the academic year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Retreats are also occasionally held.


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MARCH FOR LIFE For many years, seminarians, seminarian families, alumni, and faculty of St. Tikhon’s have participated in the Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. to pray and provide a witness to the Orthodox Church's steadfast defense of the sanctity of all human life.

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SPORTS

St. Tikhon’s has a long, proud, tradition of sporting excellence.

St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church Eugene, OR


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WORK WEEK

Every year in preparation for the Memorial Day Pilgrimage, seminarians and alumni take part in a week of repair, building a beautifying the buildings and grounds. "Work Week" as it has come to be known is marked as a week of camaraderie, service, and teamwork.


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COMMENCEMENT Graduating students are awarded their degrees during the annual commencement ceremony, which is also a time for students and their families to hear the words of wisdom from the year's commencement speaker. The commencement ceremony takes place during the Memorial Day Weekend Pilgrimage festivities.


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Wayne Bank • Honesdale, PA • www.waynebank.com Serving Wayne, Lackawanna, Pike & Monroe Counties


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The graduation banquet is a time in which the graduating students are celebrated and honored by their families and fellow seminarians as well as the church and school community. Each graduating student is given the opportunity to speak about his seminary experience and to thank those that have supported them in the process.


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MEMORIAL DAY PILGRIMAGE

The Memorial Day Pilgrimage is an opportunity to reunite with friends and loved ones and for all of us to pray together, to share stories with one another, to teach one another, and to remember together.


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St. Tikhon’s has one of the oldest Orthodox camps in North America and has been an annual event since the 1960's when it was founded by Metropolitan Herman. St. Tikhon's also hosts various retreats throughout the year designed for an individual's continued spiritual edification.


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Holy Cross Orthodox Church

Williamsport, PA • www.holycrosswilliamsport.org


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Congratulations Class of 2013!

St Basil Orthodox Church (OCA) Simpson, PA


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VISITING DIGNITARIES

Many different notable personalities have graced the hallowed halls of the St. Tikhon's seminary, from guest speakers, lecturers, ecclesiastical dignitaries, and even saints.


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Congratulations Class of 2013!

St Basil Orthodox Church (OCA) Simpson, PA


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In Loving Memory Matushka Karyn Mahaffey From your loving family


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The Monastery Brotherhood America’s Oldest Orthodox Monastery From the Abbot & Interim Dean Igumen Sergius

Christ is Risen! It is with great joy that we greet you on behalf of the Monastery and Seminary community on this 109th Pilgrimage during our 75th Anniversary of our holy seminary. We thank God for the past year with all of its challenges which have again reminded us not to trust in ourselves but in the “God who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.” As the Interim Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary, I thank you all for your continued love and support of this holy place and I ask for your prayers and participation in the upcoming celebrations and events surrounding the 75th anniversary of the founding of St. Tikhon’s Seminary. As we contemplate the mystery of God’s love for us, His call, and all of His gifts that He has bestowed and continues to bestow on us, let us give thanks for them and for this holy place. Let us especially remember, honor, and revere all of those, known and unknown, who have labored and given their life for the building up of the Church in America through the invaluable

work that is done here at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary. We honor our new graduates, our Alumni, our Benefactors, our supporters, our Faculty, our Administration and Staff, our Metropolitan Tikhon, our Rector Bishop Michael, our Monastic Community, and you, our faithful family. May God continue to bless and keep us all in His loving care. Be assured of our love and prayers for you, one and all. Christ is Risen! Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Igumen Sergius

Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery Interim Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary

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LIFE at the MONASTERY

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral

591 N Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 www.orthodox-wilkesbarre.org


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Abbots of St. Tikhon’s Monastery 1906-1908: Archbishop Arseny (Chagovetz) 1908-1909: Fr. Tikhon (Rostovsky) 1910-1911: Fr. Inna (Kibikoff) 1911-1912: Fr. Benjamin (Basalyga) 1912-1913: Archimandrite Timon (Mulyar) 1913-1916: Fr. Nikon (Mikulsy) 1916-1922: Fr. Michael (Orloff) 1922-1956: Fr. Archimandrite Luka 1956-1959: Fr. Andronik (Elpindisky) 1959-1961: Fr. Igumen Vasili (Fillipov) 1961-1962: Fr. Gabriel (Sokoloff) 1962-1981: Archbishop Kiprian (Borisowitsch) 1981-2002: Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) 2003-2008: Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko) 2008-2009: Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) 2009-2013: Fr. Igumen Sergius (Bowyer)

Departed Bishops and Monastics Affiliated with the Monastery Metropolitan Platon (Rozhdestvensky) Metropolitan Theophilus (Pashkovsky) Metropolitan Leonty (Turkevich) Metropolitan Ireney (Bekish) Metropolitan Makary (Illinsky) Metropolitan Theodosius of Tokyo Archbishop Arseny (Chagovetz) Archbishop Evdokim (Meschersky) Archbishop Alexander (Nemolovsky) Archbishop Adam (Philipovsky) Archbishop Appolinary (Koshevoy) Archbishop Amvrossy (Merejko) Archbishop Benjamin (Basalyga) Archbishop Nikon (deGreve) Archbishop Dimitry (Magen) Archbishop Kiprian (Borisewitsch) Bishop Innocent (Pustynsky) Saint Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn Bishop Amphilokhy (Vakulsky) Bishop Alexei (Panteleyev) Bishop Anthony (Tereschenko) Saint Nicholai, Bishop of Zica Bishop Vyacheslav (Lyesetsky) Bishop Jonah (Stalberg) Bishop John (Zlobin) Bishop Paul (Gavriloff) Bishop Stephan (Dzubay) Bishop Herman (Swaiko) Bishop Boris (Geeza)

Archimandrite Inna (Kibikoff) Archimandrite Seraphim (Oblivantzeff) Archimandrite Timon (Muliar) Archimandrite Afanasy (Markovich) Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) Archimandrite Policarp (Filatoff) Archimandrite Nikifor (Kapitanchuk) Archimandrite Gerasim (Schmaltz) Archimandrite Andronik (Elpidinsky) Archimandrite Anthony (Repella) Archimandrite Luka (Cirkun) Archimandrite Nikon (Mikulsky) Archimandrite Job (Radziwill) Archimandrite Seraphim (Bobich) Archimandrite Patrick (Mohon) Archimandrite Kyrill (Bulashevich) Archimandrite Nikita (Kondo) Archimandrite Gabriel (Sokoloff) Archimandrite Theodosy (Kulchitsky) Archimandrite Peter (Zaichenko) Archimandrite Iianniky (Kraskoff) Archimandrite Panteleimon (Niznik) Archimandrite Arseny (Havula) Archimandrite Ignaty (Falovsky) Archimandrite Varnava (Karataeff) Archimandrite Vasily (Fillipov) Archimandrite Innocent (Fryntzko) Igumen Prokopy (Derevenko) Igumen Kallist (Ralcewitsch) Igumen Gennady (Eykalovich) Igumen Sebastian (Gyza) Igumen Benedict (DeSocio) Igumen Ierofei (Lucik) Igumen Afanasy (Shelepoff) Igumen Pachomy (Deliman) Igumen Kyprian (Chupik) Igumen Nicholai (Shambura) Igumen Varsanophy (Stepanoff) Igumen Julian (Troitsky) Igumen John (Morozoff) Igumen Varnava (Luchko) Igumen Joseph (Novak) Igumen Irodion Igumen Makary (Rak) Igumen Lazar (Kirichenko) Igumen Anastassy Hieromonk Leonty (Utkin) Hieromonk Tikhon (Rostovsky) Hieromonk Ipatiy Hieromonk Dionisiy (Pirko) Hieromonk Vasily Hieromonk Pallady

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Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

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MONASTIC BROTHERHOOD The Monastic Brotherhood of Saint Tikhon's is the oldest Orthodox monastery in the United States, and is the foundation upon which the Seminary was built. The synergy between the monastic and seminary communities creates a unique experience that is not found in any other Orthodox graduate institution in the United States.


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Many Years to the St. Tikhon's Graduates!

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Martin Caufield Memorial Works Honesdale, PA • 570-253-3300 www.martincaufieldmemorialworks.com


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THE ORPHANAGE

Founded simultaneously with Saint Tikhon's Monastery in 1905 was the "Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Orphanage". The orphanage operated continuously into the 1950s and provided schooling, an Orthodox upbringing, and a loving home to many children of Orthodox heritage, while providing a needed service to the Russian immigrant community in the northeastern United States.


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Field Education

“... for I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.� (Matt 25) Field Education Program Fr. John Kowalczyk

Theological field education promotes theological learning and personal integration through active engagement in a pastoral situation, and through subsequent theological reflection on the experience. Through theological reflection, students perceive how theology and the tradition of the Church shed light on the pastoral situations that they experience. The formative process is enriched as seminarians learn to relate their field education experiences to academic, spiritual and personal formation.

Plains Meat Market

Academic work, spiritual insight and pastoral ministry come to reinforce one another. Theology is illumined in the process. Theological reflection is critical also for practical learning in a formational context. A complex enterprise that does not take place automatically, such learning can represent a significant moment of personal integration. The mutual interaction of theological reflection and the experience of field education promotes personal growth and integration by helping seminarians to sense the presence of God in these experiences, and to relate their personal inner life in Christ to the service of (ministry to) the People of God.

5 Hudson Rd. Plains, PA 18705-2015


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Alumni Association

News and updates from your alma mater

An Update from Your President

Fr. Theodore Boback

As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Saint Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary, our alma mater, our mother where we received nourishment, I greet you on this Memorial Day Weekend. Over the past year, the Alumni and their families gathered as the Alumni Association hosted the Annual Alumni Picnic where stories were shared and the new and returning seminarians and families were welcomed with the faculty, administration and staff. 75th Anniversary Trips to The Holy Land As part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration, two Pilgrimages and Educational Tours were scheduled; both of the pilgrimages are led by His Grace, Bishop Michael, Rector of Saint Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary and an Honorary Alumnus. The first of the two “Ancient and Holy in the Holy Land” was completed this Memorial Day Weekend. The other “The Best of Russia: Moscow, Novogord, Saint Petersburg and Valaam” will be held in June.

Other plans for the 75th Anniversary Celebration include: A Clergy update in June at the seminary; regional gatherings in July and the annual alumni picnic on 12 September 2013. The Alumni continue their monetary support of the seminary through donations to the Alumni Association. Also, a special designated collection has been undertaken to procure a new Flag Pole which will be placed in front of the main seminary building. A rededication ceremony will be planned. As alumni there is much to be proud of and much to celebrate. Plan to gather with your classmates and other alumni and families during the activities and events of the 75th Anniversary. In order for our seminary to grow and to continue to nourish and equip future generations of clergy, choir directors, church leaders, we need to intensify our dedication, devotion and zeal; sustain our commitment and faithfulness, and remain steadfast in our undertakings in support of our seminary with faith, hope and love. We cannot minimize the importance that each and every alumnus can play for the betterment of the Alumni Association of Saint Tikhon Seminary as well as for the betterment and growth of our seminary.

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This Year’s Alumni Updates On June 6, 2012, Fr. Innocentios Byakatonda (STOTS 1996) was consecrated Bishop of Burundi & Rwanda.

Memory Eternal! Three alumni and one matushka fell asleep in the Lord this 2012/13 academic year. We pray that God grant rest eternal to:

On July 7, 2012, a recently renovated classroom at St. Tikhon’s was dedicated in memory of Fr. John Skvir (STOTS 1943).

Matushka Sophia Soroka, (wife of Archpriest Theodore Soroka, class of 1954)

On September 15, 2012, Fr. David Mahaffey (STOTS 1997) was nominated to be bishop of the Diocese of Alaska. Fr. David was tonsured to the Lesser Schema on February 11, 2013 at St. Tikhon’s Monastery. On September 24, 2012, Dn. Joel Wilson (STOTS 2012) began work to establish a new mission in Rolla, MO. Then on February 9, 2013, the mission held their first Divine Liturgy. More at: www.orthodoxyinrolla.org On December 14, 2012, Fr. Joel Weir (STOTS 2010) was invited to the White House for a conference on Orthodox Christian Engagement.

Archpriest Michael Rachko (class of 1943) Priest Martin LeBrecht (Extension Studies) Archpriest Paul Merculieff (class of 1994) Rev. Dimitri Rachko (class of 1950) May God grant peace and comfort to their families and may their memory to be eternal!

On December 16, 2012, Fr. Stephen Evanina (STOTS 2000) was elevated to the dignity of Archpriest.

Your Alumni Officers:

On Feb. 17 2013 Fr. Harry Linsinbigler (STOTS 2004) was elevated to the dignity of Protopresbyter.

President | V. Rev. Theodore Boback Office: 410-276-3422 Email: tboback@aol.com

On July 19-21, 2013, Fr. David Subu (STOTS 2000) is sponsoring a unique conference entitled, “Doxacon: Where Faith & Truth Meet Science Fiction & Fantasy”. More at www.oca.org

Vice President | V. Rev. Joseph J. Gallick Residence: 508-481-2028 Email: jgall41080@aol.com Secretary | V. Rev. John Onofrey Residence: 610-777-3553 Email: jonofrey@aol.com Treasurer | V. Rev. David Mahaffey Residence: 610-866-6057 Email: otyetz@hotmail.com Corresponding Secretary | Rev. Timothy E Hojnicki Residence: 717-645-5281 Email: thoj@hotmail.com

Keystone Propane Services Inc.

800-598-5047 • www.keystonepropane.com


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ALUMNI ORDINATIONS His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, His Eminence, Archbishop Tikhon was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America at the 17th AllAmerican Council in Parma, OH. On Sunday, January 27, 2013 His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon was enthroned as Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon served as rector of St. Tikhon Seminary from 2004-2012. He is an alumnus of the seminary, having graduated in 1993, after which he was appointed Instructor in Old Testament. In December 2002, he was appointed to serve as Deputy Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery. The same humility and wisdom that helped guide and shape the St. Tikhon’s Community for nearly two decades has now been called upon by God to help lead the Church on a national level. May God bless and protect his primatial service!

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Dn. Matthew Markewich Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

Deacon Matthew Markewich (STOTS 2012) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, December 15, 2012 by His Grace Bishop Michael Bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey at St Basil's Orthodox Church in Watervliet, NY.

Dn. John Daimantis Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 Dn. John Diamantis (STOTS 2007) was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace, Bishop Michael of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey at Holy Trinity Church, East Meadow NY. Father John is the Chairperson of the Diocesan Department of College Ministry and his wife, Matushka Andrea, is the Director of the Diocesan Department of Religious Education.

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Fr. David Mahaffey Tonsured to the Lesser Schema

The V. Rev. David Mahaffey (STOTS 1997) was tonsured to the Lesser Schema on Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Tikhon's Monastery Church in South Canaan, PA by Igumen Sergius.

To all of Christ’s newly-ordained or elevated clergy already in the field: May He grant you a blessed ministry for the furtherance of His Kingdom.

ΑΞΙΟΣ! ΑΞΙΟΣ! ΑΞΙΟΣ! St. Stephen's Cathedral Philadelphia www.ststephencathedral.org


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Our Community Giving Back

Various ways in which we are able to invest our talents for the building up of Christ’s Church.

THE MISSION CHOIR A Note from the Director Benedict Sheehan

Every year, St. Tikhon's Mission Choir has the privilege and joy to go on the road, promoting and supporting St. Tikhon's Seminary, and providing students with invaluable "real world" exposure to the wonderful parishes in our Orthodox Church in this country. However, the 2012-13 academic year — the beginning of the Seminary's 75th year, and my third year as choir director — has been a year of immense growth and development for the Mission Choir. Building on a core group of students who have now sung together for three years, and being renewed over the past two years by a number of dedicated and talented singers, the Mission Choir has, with God's help, become a highly competent Orthodox male choir, capable of singing the entire liturgical year with discipline, refinement, spiritual depth, and beauty. This is important for St. Tikhon's, and it is a vital ingredient in the Seminary's outreach. This year’s Mission Choir CD, “Memory Eternal: An Orthodox Christian Requiem” Available at the monastery

This year’s Mission Choir

Another major element in the choir's growing success and reputation is the influence of Vladimir Gorbik, choirmaster at the Moscow Representation Church of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and one of Russia's finest living church conductors. Beginning his relationship with St. Tikhon’s last summer by becoming my mentor in church conducting, and being now also my close personal friend and colleague, Maestro Gorbik came to St. Tikhon's this past March to give a three-day master class with our singers, as well as those from St. Vladimir's and Holy Trinity Seminaries. Working intensively with the students over the course of three arduous days of rehearsal, Maestro Gorbik imparted to them a gift of inestimable value: an experience of singing Orthodox sacred music

Congratulations to the Graduating class of 2013

St. Vladimir's Church Trenton, NJ • www.saintvladimir.org


2013 TIKHONAIRE - OUR COMMUNITY GIVING BACK where rigorous musical professionalism is united with heartfelt prayer. Most of the students had never experienced anything like this before, and all of them came away from the master class transformed in some way. A glorious weekend of hierarchical services with our beloved Metropolitan Tikhon, followed by a spectacular concert, attended by nearly three hundred people, who gave the choir five standing ovations, crowned the students' labors.

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Mission Choir Calendar 2012 October 12 - Vigil, Novo-Diveyevo Convent, Nanuet NY, with Met. Hilarion & Holy Trinity Seminary Choir October 14 - Liturgy, Holy Trinity, Randolph NJ October 20-21 - Vespers & Liturgy, Ss. Peter and Paul, Lorain OH October 26 - Moleben and Concert with SVS Choir, Villanova University November 30 - December 2 - Vespers, Liturgy & Concert, St. Michael's, Broadview Heights OH December 6 - Concert, Holy Trinity Episcopal, Carbondale PA December 9 - Liturgy & Concert, Holy Trinity, Stroudsburg PA

2013 St. Tikhon’s, St. Vladimir’s and Holy Cross choirs warming up for the Master Class concert with Vladimir Gorbik

A professional recording of the concert is slated to be released on CD in the coming months, and having now heard the finished material, I can safely say that the result will be nothing less than stunning. What a glorious way to inaugurate our 75th year! With God's blessing, and with the prayers and support of our Orthodox faithful, the work of St. Tikhon's Mission Choir will continue to bear fruit in the coming academic year. Vladimir Gorbik is due to return to St. Tikhon's for the feast of the Elevation of the Cross in September, and I intend to continue my work in honing the choir's skills — and my own — and building up our repertoire. From the bottom of my heart I offer thanks to all the wonderful people and parishes who supported our work this year, but above all, I want to thank all the students who selflessly offered their time and talents to make this work possible. If these young men are the future of our Church, I have good hope that that future will be a bright one.

February 16-17 - Vigil & Liturgy, Holy Resurrection (Bulgarian Patr.), Allston, MA February 17 - Concert, Holy Cross Seminary, Brookline, MA, with Holy Trinity Seminary & EA Diocese Youth Choir February 28-March 3 - Master Class, Vigil, Liturgy & Concert with Vladimir Gorbik, St. Tikhon's and WilkesBarre, PA, with SVS & Holy Trinity Seminary Choirs March 23-24 - Vespers & Liturgy, St. Andrew's, Baltimore, MD March 31 - Liturgy, Christ the Savior, Paramus, NJ April 6-7 - Vespers & Liturgy, St. Andrew's, Maple Heights, OH April 13-14 - Vespers & Liturgy, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park, PA April 20 - Vespers, Holy Apostles Mission, Mechanicsburg, PA April 21 - Liturgy, Christ the Savior, Harrisburg, PA May 27 - Liturgy, Memorial Day Pilgrimage, St. Tikhon's Monastery

Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church • Clifton, NJ www.holyassumptionclifton.org


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ADMINISTRATION & FACULTY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Fr. Alexander Atty August 2012

Dr. Christopher Veniamin July 26-29, 2012 - Syrian Orthodox Family Conference, Mount St. Mary’s University, MD August 18, 2012 - St. George Orthodox Church, Philadelphia, PA September 19-20, 2012 - Antiochian Archdiocese Clergy Retreat, Bolivar, PA March 23-24, 2013 - Christ the Savior Cathedral, Miami, FL

7-10 - Western Rite Vicariate Conference, Shawnee, OK

March 31, 2013 - Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Westchester, IL

September 2012

April 20, 2013 - St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park, PA

22-23 - Parish Council Symposium, Garden Grove, CA

Dr. Harry Boosalis

October 2012 6 - St. Paul’s Orthodox Church, Emmaus, PA 11-12 - Joint Pastoral Conference for Eastern American Diocese & Patriarchal Parishes in the U.S., Nyack, NY

November 2012 3 - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach, SC 5 - Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Camp Hill, PA 11 - Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Frackville, PA 12-13 - Serbian Eastern Diocese Conference, Shadeland, PA 18 - Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Camp Hill, PA

October 12-14, 2012 - Pan-Orthodox Family Camp, Amery, WI April 5-6, 2013 - Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Livonia, MI March 24 - Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Berwick, PA March 31 - Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Wilkes-Barre, PA

Dr. David Ford April 7, 2013 - St. Tikhon’s Monastery

December 2012 1 - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Steelton, PA 9 - Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Stroudsburg, PA 15-17 - St. Michael Orthodox Church, Louisville, KY 28-31 - OCF College Conference East Bolivar, PA

Fr. Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) April 12-14, 2013 - St. John Climacus Orthodox Church, Greenville, SC April 25, 2013 - Three Saints Orthodox Church, Ansonia, CT

Dr. Mary Ford April 7, 2013 - St. Tikhon’s Monastery

Fr. John Kowalczyk July 26-28, 2012 - Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Convocation, Minneapolis, MN November 28, 2012 - Villanova University, Radnor, PA March 15-16, 2013 - St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, MN

Holy Apostles Mission • Mechanicsburg, PA www.holyapostleschurch.org


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ELIJAH’S MANTLE

A New Ministry Theophan Mackey

Initiated in the summer of 2012, Elijah’s Mantle is a ministry which has flourished because of the generosity of the Orthodox community, and has become a shining example of what a “grass-roots,” Orthodox, panjurisdictional, ministry in the United States can look like. Elijah’s Mantle is a ministry which acts as a conduit for older or presently underutilized liturgical items to be passed from churches with items to spare, churches that are closing, and retired or reposed clergy, to new missions or churches that are in need of these items but cannot afford them. The inventory is comprised entirely of donations, and all items are made available at the cost of shipping only. It has arranged for the shipment of larger items directly from the donors to the recipients to save on storage and shipping costs.

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Almost every Orthodox jurisdiction is represented in the donor or recipient list of Elijah’s Mantle. Parishes and missions in fifteen states, Puerto Rico, Haiti, British Columbia, and Alberta, have been the recipients of the generous donations through Elijah’s Mantle.

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LECTURE SERIES 2012-13 October 2012 8 - Fr. John Diamantis 25 - Dr. Anton Vrame

November 2012 6 - Fr. Chad Hatfield 13 - Dr. Maria Khoury

December 2012 4 - Fr. Demetrius Nicoloudakis

March 2013 11 - Bishop Melchisedek (Pleska) 26 - Klaus Kenneth 28 - Bishop Nicholas (Ozone)

April 2013 9 - Fr. Theodore Petrides

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church Corner of Walnut & Hudson Jermyn, PA 18433


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ORTHODOX ED DAY

CHURCH SCHOOL

CONCERT at AGIA SOPHIA COFFEE SHOP

In Honor of Fr. Alexander Atty

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CHOIR St. Tikhon's mission choir is a choral group from St. Tikhon's Seminary/Monastery that travels to a variety of Orthodox churches in the country, sharing with others the beauty and timelessness of the liturgical services.


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Archpriest John Skvir Classroom Dedication and remodeling of a classroom On Saturday July 7, 2012 a recently renovated classroom was blessed in memory of the Right Reverend John Skvir (STOTS 1943), a seminary alumnus, dedicated churchman, and devoted pastor. The classroom renovation was donated by Mrs. Elsie Skvir Nierle.  Father Daniel Skvir, son of the late Fr. John Skvir, celebrated a small blessing service followed by remarks by him and Fr. Alexander Atty, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary. On behalf of the seminary community, Fr. Alexander thanked Elsie and the Skvir family for their generosity and love for the seminary. 

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Preparations for

Commencement 2012

A new roof for the pavilion and finishing touches on the seminary building’s new public face

May, 2012 - In preparation for Commencement 2012, the roof of the Pavilion needed to be repaired. Thanks to the generosity of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, the Pavilion roof, which had several holes allowing leakage into the building, was able to be redone.

The planting of additional trees, shrubs and flowering bushes as well as the decorative mulch and stone work further add to the beauty of the newly remodeled seminary building.


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New Paint Final touches to the seminary’s Public Face April, 2013 The monastery brotherhood spent many hours painting the remaining exterior of the seminary building to match the front.


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Married Student Housing Program The Next Phase of Growth As many of you may be aware of by now, St. Tikhon’s is at the beginning of a major improvement campaign to raise money for married student housing. This has been a priority for this institution for several years now and represents the next phase of growth for our seminary community. Currently, upon moving to St. Tikhon’s, new married students and their families must search for and find properties to rent or purchase for the duration of their three years at seminary. This is difficult to do as most, if not all the students move from a considerable distance. To further complicate things, there is very little housing immediately around the seminary. Usually students must find housing several miles away from the seminary grounds, meaning they will spend at least half an hour of every day in the car driving to and from seminary. For the last several years, the seminary has worked with incoming married students to find rental properties that are suitable for their family’s needs. While this has worked out well for a few of the families, others end up in situations where they end up overpaying for the property, or they find themselves having to contact the landlord for repairs.

The Married Student Housing Program solves all of these problems by providing clean, spacious, and affordable housing right down the road from the seminary grounds. This project requires a tremendous amount of resources though, and will require that those in the Church do their part to ensure for the long term sustainability of the program. We have recently mailed to our supporters a brochure that was developed over the past several months, in tandem with a promotional video that was unveiled at the most recent Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) Convention in Washington, DC. Already the amount of support for this project has been very encouraging. Since the development of both the flyer and the video, FOCA has pledged $300,000 to the endeavor and has taken their place as the second of our two “Cultivator” level supporters – for this we are eternally grateful. The FOCA organization has been a tremendously generous supporter of our institution in the past and with this most recent gift has provided us with a very good start to this long-overdue campus enrichment project. Please take a moment to look at the brochure included on the next two pages and prayerfully consider your or your parish’s participation in this very necessary seminary program.


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Various building projects have been completed in the continued effort and success of improving the daily life for the students, faculty, and staff of St. Tikhon's.


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Vladika Insurance Agency

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Hunter Roofing Corp

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St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral

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Lalame Inc. *Ecclesiastical Fabrics*

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!


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Happy 75th Anniversary

The Honesdale National Bank, Member FDIC – hnbbank.com


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St. Tikhon’s Century Association Congratulations to our beloved St. Tikhon’s Seminary for 75 glorious years of service to our Holy Orthodox faith! Memory Eternal to those graduates who are fallen asleep, and Many Years to the graduates, students, faculty, administration and staff who preach the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and who dedicate themselves to making St. Tikhon’s a bright light for Orthodoxy in America and throughout the world.

Forty-two years ago, a group of dedicated Orthodox Christians formed the Century Association to insure the best possible future for St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary. The primary purpose of the Association is to provide spiritual support and financial assistance for the educational programs offered by the Seminary. Through annual membership contributions, donations, and fund raising projects such as our annual festival, the Association has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Seminary. This funding allows the Seminary to continue to provide the highest quality of theological education and spiritual formation to men who are preparing for Ordination to the Holy Priesthood. St. Tikhon’s graduates also serve the spiritual needs of Orthodox faithful in educational and musical positions, strengthening the bonds of Orthodox fellowship throughout the world. St. Tikhon’s Century Association is governed by a Board of Directors under the direction of a spiritual advisor. The Board meets regularly, and the annual meeting is held each October at St. Tikhon’s Seminary. Following our annual meeting, we enjoy a potluck reception. Our major fund raising project each year is an annual festival. For the past four years, “Hospitality a la Russe”

has been a very successful event featuring food, fun, fellowship, and concerts by the Kovriga Balalaika Orchestra and the Podoben Chorus. Each January the Century Association hosts a luncheon for seminarians in honor of St. Tatiana, the patron saint of students. After a brief introduction to the Century Association, students enjoy a special meal and a decadent dessert table prepared by members and friends of the Association. Please consider joining the Century Association as we continue in our dedication to protect the sacred and holy work of our Seminary. Joining the Century Association confirms your love of God and His Holy Orthodox Church, and your sincere interest in strengthening our Faith for future generations. Our children, their children, and the generations to follow are depending on us. --------------------------------------------If you would like to become a member, please send a check or money order made out to “St. Tikhon’s Century Association” and mail it to: St. Tikhon’s Century Association P.O. Box 130 South Canaan, PA 18459 Membership levels include: Lifetime Membership for $5,000 10-year Membership for $1,000 One year Membership for $100 (Simply note in the Memo field on your check which member level you are donating toward.)


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THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION’S HOSPITALITY a la RUSSE 2012 (Left) Fr. Alexander Atty accepts a check on behalf of the Seminary from the Century Association. Traditional Russian dancers entertained everyone throughout the evening. (Below)

Congratulations on 75th Anniversary

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THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION’S FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION 2012

Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese (OCA) With blessings on the Diamond Jubilee!


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CENTURY ASSOCIATION’S ST. TATIANA LUNCHEON 2013 (Left) St. Tatiana, the patroness of Seminarians. Century Association President, Sarah Jubinski, addresses the community about the progress and importance of the Century Association’s goals. (Below)

Congratulations Graduates on the 75th Anniversary of our Seminary! Ron & Roberta Royhab


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OFFERINGS from THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION (Below) The Century Association’s flyer.

Hanya’s Kitchen

The Orthodox Herald Recipe Collection This collectible cookbook includes over 270 recipes that were originally published in the Orthodox Herald, with several letters from Hanya to Totya Maria! A unique chapter covers feasts, fasts, and folklore! Recipes specific to fast and feast days with personal notations by Mat. Nina make this a story book - not just a cookbook! HANYA’S KITCHEN is available from members of the Century Association, and information for purchasing the cookbook will be available soon. All proceeds benefit the Seminary.

Krisa & Krisa, P.C. • 570-383-3205 Attorney’s John & Michael Krisa


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MEMBERS of THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Honorary President The Very Reverend Joseph Martin, Spiritual Advisor Sarah B. Jubinski, President Mary Sernak, Vice President Mat. Gloria Martin, Secretary Matushka Dorothy Sulich, Financial Secretary Kathryn Fedirko, Treasurer

Syosset, New York Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Mayfield, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania South Canaan, Pennsylvania Jermyn, Pennsylvania

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, His Grace, Bishop Michael, and the community of St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary join the officers of the Century Association in expressing their gratitude to the following individuals who have become members of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Century Association: ARIZONA Harold Homyak Eleanor M. Phillips Kay Slanta ARKANSAS Rev. Fr. John Maxwell CALIFORNIA Laura A. Bochnak Michael Habib Joseph & Sophia Laychak Igor Olenicoff Protopresbyter William Weir Protonitsa Mary Anne Plefka-Weir COLORADO V. Rev. Paul S. Fedec CONNECTICUT George A. Coke, Jr. Barbara Ann Dixon Fr. Vladimir Horoszczak Doris G. Johnson Mat. Elizabeth Pishtey - In memory of Archpriest Joseph Pishtey, Class of 1944

ILLINOIS Agnes P. Fryntzko Mat. Eva Hubiak Thomas & Mary Kincaid Mr. & Mrs. Michael Obmascik Fr. Michael Prevas & Family INDIANA Gene Adamczyk Mat. Nadine Brown KENTUCKY Dr. Peter G. Fotos MARYLAND Jim & Rosalie Luster V. Rev. & Mrs. John Mason MASSACHUSETTS Rt. Rev. Bishop NIKON Fr. Vasily & Mat. Nancy Gilbert MICHIGAN V. Rev. Lev & Mat. Victoria Kopistiansky Dr. John Kopin Mrs. Elaine Petouhoff

DELAWARE Mrs. Nicholas Holowatch Margaret Roman

MINNESOTA James & Mary Ann Brinda John & Barbara Leschisin

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Phoebe Felk

MONTANA Archpriest John W. Anderson

FLORIDA Rev. David & Mat. Mary Balmer Wasil & Anne Boyko Mrs. Helen K. Cvirko John & Rebecca Hanchak Pauline Karnillow Rose Minarick John M. Peregrim Dennis J. Woomer, M.D.

NEW HAMPSHIRE Deborah M. Donlick

GEORGIA Archpriest John & Denise Stefero

NEW JERSEY Mr. Arthur Abig Anonymous Theodore & Anna Babich Philip Benedict Benda Nicholas & Pearl Berezniak Paul & Eleanor Boshko Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Boulle Robert M. Boulle Mr. Michael Burak

John & Elena Croker V. Rev. George P. Hasenecz John & Anne Hutnyan Peter & Florence Junda Mrs. Martha W. Lutz Mary Macinsky John & Olya Monchak Mrs. Stefan Nafranowicz V. Rev. John & Eugenia J. Nehrebecki Barbara N. Penn Leo & Nell Radionoff V. Rev. W. Sophrony Royer Manya Shark H. Lynn Siry Betty Swizz Fr. David & Mariam Vernak Mr. & Mrs. John Wanko Dr. Robert E. Weger Milan & Roza Zivanov NEW YORK His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon His Grace, Bishop Michael Anna Bahan Jeanette Z. Bely Michael Brand Nicholas & Katherine Brasowski John Buckla V. Rev. Daniel Degyansky Joseph Domanick Michael D. Drake Mat. Dolores Dzury Archpriest Alexander & Carol Garklavs Mary Gelement Fr. & Mrs. Sergei Glagolev Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Keeler Alexander W. Luckanick, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Melnick Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Mitchko Walter Palchik* Lydia Pelitsch Dennis & Pauline Somple William & Eleanor Wasilko Bernice Yarosh NORTH CAROLINA Nonna (Berdy) Skumanich


238 OHIO LTC Raymond Asik, USAF (Ret.) Mary E. Bezbatchenko Drs. John & Judy Blebea Bill Glushko Mary Gresko Barbara J. Kolesar Mr. Paul Laskovich Subdn. & Mrs. Paul T. Maty V. Rev. Andrew D. Nelko, Mat. Tanya & Family Dr. & Mrs. Nicola B. Nicoloff Patricia Ann Pavelchak Pauline Petronek Margaret Petty Leon & Barbara Sheean Patricia A. Thompson Jerome & Cynthia Yurch PENNSYLVANIA Most Blessed Metropolitan Theodosius V. Rev. Dr. Alexander Atty Sergei & Irene Arhipov Mara E. Beckage Alice Boga Dr. Harry Boosalis Jeff Bostic John & Florence Boyko Fr. Martin & Mat. Heidi Browne Paul Chernay Emma Collins Jamie Davis Mrs. Marie Derkasch Stephen G. Doncevic Archpriest Daniel & Matushka Donlick, Dean Emeritus, St. Tikhon’s Seminary* Subdn. Thomas & Melissa Donlick Michael & Mary Dorosh Damian A. Drasher Elizabeth Dutko Kay Fedirko Theodore & Elizabeth Fedora Alexandra Fedorchak Joseph & Pauline Fetsko Betty Figura Drs. David & Mary Ford Annabel Franchak Subdn. Vasily Gardecki V. Rev. Daniel & Mat. Mary Geeza Mat. Elizabeth Geeza Roy & Eileen Glisan Patricia Stetz Grammes Miss Elsie Herman John A. Hockin William Hudak Mary Huniak & Family Archpriest James & Matushka Natalie Jadick Dan & Jean Jubinski Peter & Sarah Jubinski Stephen Karas Rose M. Kennedy Archdn. & Mrs. Alexei Klimitchev George Kopestonsky V. Rev. & Mrs. T. Stephen Kopestonsky Sem. Alexander Koranda V. Korba

CENTURY ASSOCIATION - 2013 TIKHONAIRE Atty. John Krisa Igor & Aleutina Kropov Mr. & Mrs. John Kuchmanich Mat. Helen Kuchta Gloria Woolever Kundrat Metro Lazorack Fr. Nilus Lerro Mrs. Michelle Lovell Robert (Seraphim) Mack Stephen Malec Ralph Mamay Archpriest Joseph Martin Mat. Gloria Martin Marina Martin Kathryn Mason Frances Meholic Paul G. Miller Helen Panco Moncovich John J. Moses, Sr. Martha Mossner Mr. & Mrs. John Nayduch Elsie Skvir Nierle Fr. Dn. John & Kyra Nightingale Arlene Oakill Nicholas Orser Magdalene Paglieri Martin S. Paluch Dr. George J. & Elaine Pazin Lonnie Polli Maria Proch Marie Proch Mat. Irene Rachko Fr. Daniel & Mat. Theodora Ressetar Nicholas D. Ressetar Robert H. Roth Joseph Russian Nancy A. Sabol Mr. & Mrs. Peter Senio Mary Sernak Mr. & Mrs. George Serniak V. Rev. & Mrs. David Shewczyk Mrs. Olga Shewczyk Samuel A. Sokolik, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Sovyrda Gloria Spitko Dr. Eli & Paula Stavisky Joan Stetz Mat. Nina Stroyen Mat. Dorothy Sulich Basil & Irene Sumple V. Rev. Fr. Dennis & Mat. Marion Swencki Irene Swirdovich Jerome Tarris Nicholas Tatusko Mary Tihanitch Mat. Fran Vansuch V. Rev. Claude Vinyard Rdr. Edward J. Wawruch Olga Onufer Woodward Rosemary Ziegenfuss John Zoranski A Friend of the Seminary A Friend of the Seminary A Friend of the Seminary

TEXAS Fr. David & Kh. Diane Moretti Ed & Jody Oppermann Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Rogers Anna Tanchak VIRGINIA V. Rev. & Mrs. George Alexson Ms. Martha Baxtresser John & Pat Ihnat Larisa Looby Mrs. Elizabeth Manchuk Gregory Meholic, DDS Mrs. Donya Platoff John Slanta Daniel Wartonick WASHINGTON Alexander & Marie Popoff Sharon Figura Schrenzel WISCONSIN V. Rev. Alexis & Mat. Alexandra Fedec Archpriest Vladimir & Matushka Virginia Lecko CANADA Fr. Theodore Gove * Life Member ** Deceased Member Member Organizations Carpatho Russian Citizens Club, Hudson, PA Orthodox Church of St. Gregory of Nyssa, Columbus, OH Protection of the Virgin Mary “O” Club, Merrillville, IN Russian Brotherhood Organization of the USA, Philadelphia, PA St. John of Damascus Auxiliary, Poway, CA St. Nicholas Church, Mission Outreach Committee, Bethlehem, PA St. Stephen OCF (FOCA #82), Philadelphia, PA Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, South River, NJ Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Minersville, PA Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Union Dale, PA South River "R" Club, South River, NJ


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BENEFACTORS There are multiple organizations and individuals including but not limited to The Century Association, Friends of St. Tikhon's, alumni, various churches and community members who assist annually in the continued efforts to ensure the institution's long-term sustainability.

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Pioneer Construction

116 West 11th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431


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Memory Eternal Alexandra Popovchak

“Unto Thee, O Lord, Do I Lift Up My Soul” Psalm 25:1

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15th Annual Golf Tournament The 15th Annual St. Tikhon’s Memorial Golf Tournament was held this year at Jack Frost National Golf Course in Blakeslee, PA on Saturday, August 18, 2012. This year the benefit event was able to raise $4,300 for the Seminary. Thank you to Bernie Golubiewski, Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, Very Rev. David Shewczyk, Al Wanas, Peter Rezanka, Ted Sovyrda for all of the hard work they do each year on the tournament board. Thank you to all those who helped plan and promote the tournament, for all those who attended and for all those who go the extra mile each year to ensure the future success of St. Tikhon's Seminary.

St. Herman Orthodox Church, Lake Worth, FL Zaparyniuk Family


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The St. Tikhon's Memorial Golf Tournament takes place each year and provides people the opportunity to help support the school financially while having a day of fun competition.


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Scholarships 75th Anniversary Scholarships

$7500 for the 75th Anniversary Scholarship Initiative Full Mutual Fire Foundation – $7,500 Mutual Fire, Marine and Inland Insurance Company Scholarship Endowment – $7,500 Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA) – $7,500 His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York – $7,500 David & Joanna Davis – $7,500 Fr. Sergius Willis A.D. – $7,500 Holy Apostles – Mechanicsburg – $7,500 Anonymous (California) – $7,500 Anonymous (Kentucky) – $7,500 Anonymous (Maryland) – $7,500 Partial Margaret Banescu Lenard & Denise Lynch   Ralph R. Mamay Stevens F. Mafrige St. Nicholas Albanian – Southbridge, MA Maria N. Kane Vladimir Demianovich Sts. Peter & Paul – Uniondale Holy Apostles Church – Saddle Brook, NJ Joanne Olejnick Christ the Savior – Paramus Protection of the Virgin Mary – Merrillville William & Jean Glovinsky Holy Assumption Church – Marblehead, OH General Scholarships

Peter Kohudic Memorial Scholarship Stephen and Anna Kopestonsky Scholarship Kotzer Karpato-Russ Scholarship John and Helen Kowansky Scholarship George and Mary Lescisin Scholarship Karen Mashare Scholarship Stevens and Carolyn Mafrige Scholarship Dr. and Mrs. Nawar E. Mansour Scholarship Matushka Karen Mahaffey Memorial Scholarship Joseph and Anna Martin Memorial Scholarship David and Jennifer Myres Scholarship John and Margaret Morris Scholarship John and Lesa Morrison Scholarship

Mutual Fire Foundation Scholarship Mutual Fire, Marine and Inland Insurance Company Scholarship Endowment Stefan Nafranowicz Memorial Scholarship Alla Nakonetschny Memorial Scholarship Mary Romanchak Memorial Scholarship Archpriest Michael Nakonetschny Memorial Scholarship Archpriest John and Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki Scholarship OCA Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship OCA Diocese of New York and New Jersey Scholarship Mary Opalak Scholarship Dr. Behzad and Barbara Parhizgar Scholarship Lydia Pelitsch Scholarship Peter and Margaret Pilip Scholarship Raymond and Mary Pisaneschi Memorial Scholarship Protopresbyter Joseph Pishtey Memorial Scholarship Fr. Basil Prisacarou Memorial Scholarship Peter and Sue Radakovich Scholarship Mark Ropchock Scholarship Robert H. Roth Scholarship Spero Samer Memorial Fund David Sawaged Memorial Scholarship Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America Scholarship Helen Sobolowski Memorial Scholarship Archpriest Pavel Soucek Memorial Scholarship George Staley Scholarship Paul Koronchik Scholarship Dr. Natasha Stavisky Memorial Scholarship Kory Warr Scholarship Fr. William and Popadja Mary Anne Weir Scholarship Christ the Saviour Church Scholarship (Harrisburg, PA) Christ the Saviour Church Scholarship (Paramus, NJ) Holy Apostles Mission Scholarship (Mechanicsburg, PA) Holy Ascension Church Scholarship (Frackville, PA) Holy Cross Church Scholarship (Williamsport, PA) St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Scholarship (Allison Park, PA) St. Andrew Church Scholarship (Baltimore, MD) St. Barnabas Ministries Scholarship (Oklahoma City, OK) St. Elijah Church Scholarship (Oklahoma City, OK) St. John the Evangelist Church Scholarship (Memphis, TN) St. Mary Church Scholarship (Coaldale, PA) St. Michael Church Scholarship (Broadview Heights, OH) St. Michael Church Scholarship (Louisville, KY) St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (Bethlehem, PA) Matushka Joanna Pianovich Memorial Scholarship Joanne Olejnick Scholarship Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America

Thank you to all who have given!


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2013 Gold

Tikhonaire Donors Donors listed below have each given $500 toward the production of this year’s Tikhonaire: 1. Congratulations to the Graduates of 2013 from Bishop Michael 2. St. Michael the Archangel Antiochian Orthodox Church Louisville KY • stmichaelorthodoxchurch.org 3. St. John the Baptist Church Nanticoke, PA • Thank you to the St. Tikhon’s Community for all their generous support during our time of need 4. E & J Compact Excavating • P.O. Box 95 Waymart, PA 18472 570-488-6439 5. St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church Dundaff PA • Congratulations to the Graduates of 2013 from Fr. Dennis 6. Saint Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral Allison Park, PA 7. George L. Heider Inc. dba Sportsmans • Congratulations and Best Wishes Class 2013

8. Insurance Systems Group Inc. 800-860-3075 • Michael G. Herzak President www.orthodoxinsurance.com 9. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Whitestone, NY • Congratulations to the Class of 2013! 10. Congratulations to the Class of 2013! • May God Grant You Many Years! – David Jarrett 11. Matushka Nina Stroyen - For blessings on and in memory of the Stroyen and Bohush families. 12. ParenteBeard is proud to support Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary www.ParenteBeard.com 13. The Philadelphia Trust Company Inc. • Congratulations St. Tikhons on 75 Years

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2013 Royal Blue

Tikhonaire Donors Donors listed below have each given $300 toward the production of this year’s Tikhonaire: 1. Simon S. Russin Funeral Home • Plains-Wilkesbarre, PA Keith S. Russin Supervisor 2. Three Saints Orthodox Church • 26 Howard Ave Ansonia, CT 06401-2208 3. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church 980 Bridle Path Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017 4. Archpriest John & Eugenia J. Nehrebecki • God Bless Dean Fr. Alexander & Olga Atty 5. St. John Orthodox Church Campbell, OH • God’s Blessing on the Class of 2013 www.stjohnthebaptistcampbell.org 6. Franklin Homeowners Flood Insurance • www.premierflood.com 888-567-9600

7. Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America • God’s Blessings to the Class of 2013 8. Recognizing the 75th Anniversary with Joy • Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Parma, OH 9. Family First Healthcare – Dr. John Schultz – Weirton, WV 304-723-3967 10.Dr. John Schultz and Family • Board of Trustees St. Tikhon’s Seminary 11. Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) • In Honor of Fr. Alexander Atty

THANK YOU!


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2013 Red

Tikhonaire Donors Donors listed below have each given $200 toward the production of this year’s Tikhonaire: 1. Sts. Peter & Paul Uniondale, PA 2. Edwards & Russin Funeral Home Edwardsville, PA • Susan Sarenecki-Medura Supervisor 3. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church • 67 Saratoga St. Cohoes, NY 12047 4. Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church • 98 W. 28th St. Bayonne, NJ 07002 • 201-779-0489 5. In Loving Memory of William, Mary Jane & Tanya • Reverend Fr. Vasily Gilbert, Class of ’79 • Matushka Nancy Gilbert, Board of Trustees 6. Clergy and Faithful of the Frackville Deanery (OCA) • Diocese of Eastern PA 7. Yeselavage Rug 577 Main St. Eynon PA 18403 8. Orthodox Church of St. Herman of Alaska • 133 W. Broad St. Shillington, PA 19607 610-777-3553 9. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church • 1018 Barber Lane Joliet, IL 60435 10. Holy Spirit Orthodox Church • 102 Rt. 284 Wantage, NJ www.holyspiritorthodox.org 11. Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord • 228 North 12th St. Brooklyn, NY 11211 12. Saint Mary Orthodox Church www.stmarysnativity.org • 217 First St. Coaldale, PA 18218 13. Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church Weirton, WV

14. Comfort Inn I-84 Exit 17 Lake Ariel, PA 570-689-4148 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel/ pa092 15. John T. Howe Oil Co. Lake Ariel, PA 570-698-5821 16. Holy Ascension Church • 756 N 2nd St, Lykens, PA 17048 17. Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church • 54 Park Avenue Meriden, CT 06450 18. All Saints Orthodox Church www.allsaintsolyphant.org • Corner of Willow & Grant, Olyphant, PA. 18447 19. Fr. Daniel & Mat. Theodora Ressetar Harrisburg, PA 20. Wayne Bank Honesdale, PA www.waynebank.com • Serving Wayne, Lackawanna, Pike & Monroe Counties 21. Holy Cross Orthodox Church Williamsport, PA • www.holycrosswilliamsport.org 22. St Basil Orthodox Church (OCA) Simpson, PA • Congratulations Class of 2013 23. In Loving Memory Matushka Karyn Mahaffey From your loving family 24. Holy Ascension Orthodox Church Frackville, PA 25. Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral • 591 N Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 www.orthodox-wilkesbarre.org 26. Holy Apostles Eastern Orthodox - Church Saddle Brook, NJ • Congratulations to the Class of 2013 27. St. Michael's Church Old Forge, PA *www.stmof.org* • Wishes Many Years to the St. Tikhon's Graduates 28. Martin Caufield Memorial Works Honesdale, PA • 570-253-3300 www.martincaufieldmemorialworks.com


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29. Ray's Shursave Market • 686 Roosevelt Hwy, Waymart, PA 30. Saint Andrew Orthodox Church • Maple Heights, OH 216-475-9365 31. Plains Meat Market • 5 Hudson Rd. Plains, PA 18705-2015 32. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Wilkes-Barre, PA • V. Rev. David Shewczyk – Pastor 33. Keystone Propane Services Inc. • 800-598-5047 www.keystonepropane.com 34. St John the Baptist Orthodox Church Alpha, NJ 35. St. Nicholas Church www.stnicholaspittsfield.org • 1304 North St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 36. St. Stephen's Cathedral Philadelphia • www.ststephencathedral.org 37. St. Vladimir's Church Trenton, NJ www.saintvladimir.org • Congratulations to the Graduating class of 2013 38. Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church • Clifton, NJ www.holyassumptionclifton.org 39. Holy Apostles Mission Mechanicsburg, PA • www.holyapostleschurch.org 40. Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church Livonia, MI • www.orthodoxlivonia.org 41. St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church • Corner of Walnut & Hudson Jermyn, PA 18433 42. In Honor of Fr. Alexander Atty • Christ the Savior Orthodox Church Paramus, NJ 43. Country Trails General Store • South Canaan PA 44. All Saints Orthodox Church Hartford, CT • www.allsaintshartford.org 45. Vladika Insurance Agency 570-876-3940 • www.vladikainsurance.com 46. Hunter Roofing Corp. • 500 E. Sixth St. Wyoming, PA 18644 570-693-3877 47. Nicholas Orthodox Church • 33 Convent Ave. Norwich, CT 06360 48. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral • Mayfield, PA Archpriest John Sorochka-Pastor 49. Lalame Inc. *Ecclesiastical Fabrics* • Congratulations to the Class of 2013 50. Happy 75th Anniversary • The Honesdale National Bank, Member FDIC – hnbbank.com 51. Congratulations on 75th Anniversary • St. Mary Holy Assumption Church – Stamford, CT 52. Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese (OCA) • With blessings on the Diamond Jubilee!

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53. Congratulations Graduates on the 75th Anniversary of our Seminary–Ron & Roberta Royhab 54. Krisa & Krisa, P.C. 570-383-3205 • Attorney’s John & Michael Krisa 55. Pioneer Construction • 116 West 11th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 56. Memory Eternal Alexandra Popovchak • “Unto Thee O Lord Do I Lift Up My Soul” Psalm 25:1 57. Zaparyniuk Family • St. Herman Orthodox Church, Lake Worth, FL 58. St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, Portage, PA 15946 • Congratulations and Best Wishes 59. Congratulations and Best Wishes • St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant, PA 60. St. Thomas Orthodox Church • Albanian Archdiocese, OCA 61. St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church • Eugene, OR 62. Orthodox Church of the Mother of God, Southern, NJ • churchmotherofgod.org Many Years!

THANK YOU!


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Financial Accountability A Statement from Your Chief Financial Officer

TUITION FEE SCHEDULE as of FALL 2012 Application Fee

$15.00

One-Time

Tuition Deposit (Non-Refundable)

$200.00

One-Time

Registration Fee

$15.00

Per Semester

Student Activity Fee (Non-Refundable)

$350.00

Per Semester

Dormitory Residence Fee

$1,800.00 Per Semester

As always, our audited financials are available on our website at www.stots.edu/financials.html

Graduate Credit

$105.00

Per Credit Hour

Your contributions change lives and the responsibility to account for each individual contribution is a constant priority.

Undergraduate Credit

$95.00

Per Credit Hour

Audit Credit

$35.00

Per Credit Hour

Graduation Fee

$50.00

One-Time

Fr. Dionysius Swencki

Each fiscal year our financial accountability is audited by a professional CPA firm. We are very pleased to report that once again we have merited an Unqualified Audit which is the highest standard one can achieve in this process. But this is only a very small part of the work that occurs each day in our constant diligence to provide timely and accurate information not only to the Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon’s but also to our faculty, staff, administration, and most important of all to our many benefactors and supporters.

Fr. Dionysius Swencki Chief Financial Officer St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary


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What are the seminary’s sources of income?

How does the seminary spend the money that comes in?


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Faculty Publications

Dr. Christopher Veniamin

Remember Thy First Love

St. Gregory Palamas The Homilies

The Saving Work of Christ

The Enlargement of the Heart

The Hidden Man of the Heart

On the Saints

Mary the Mother of God

Ecclesial Being

Christ, Our Way and Our Life

Congratulations and Best Wishes

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, Portage, PA 15946


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Dr. Harry Boosalis

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The Joy Of The Holy

Dr. David Ford

Knowledge of God

Taught by God

Marriage As A Path To Holiness

Holy Tradition

Orthodox Spiritual Life

Women and Men in the Early Church

Congratulations and Best Wishes

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant, PA

Dr. Mary Ford

Marriage As A Path To Holiness (New Edition!)


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Alumni Publications

Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) Seeds of Heaven and Hell in the Heart

Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) Why Monasticism?

Fr. Alexis Trader Ancient Christian Wisdom

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy

Fr. John Oliver Giver of Life

Fr. John Oliver Touching Heaven

Fr. Joseph Lucas Prayer of the Publican

St. Nikolai Velimirovich The Universe as Symbols & Signs

St. Thomas Orthodox Church Albanian Archdiocese (OCA)


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Glory to God for all things.


2013 TIKHONAIRE CREDITS HIS GRACE, BISHOP MICHAEL - Editor in Chief CHRISTOPHER PATTON - Creative Director DCN. JOEL WILSON - Layout & Design

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) (Monastic Brotherhood) Archpriest Theodore Boback (Alumni Association) Sarah Jubinski (Century Association) Mary Sernak (Century Association) Fr. Dionysius Swencki (Finance and Accountability) Benedict Sheehan (Mission Choir) Theophan Mackey (Elijah’s Mantle) Archpriest John Perich (Historical Perspective) Martin Paluch (Historical Perspective) Sergei Arhipov (Institutional Language) Dr. Paul Witek (Institutional Language) Fr. Joel Weir (Historical Events)

STUDENT INTERNS

COPY EDITORS

Michael & Sophia Pierce Kevin Mellis

Dr. David Ford Fr. David Cowan

TECHNICAL ADVISOR Robert Gauvain


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2013 Pilgrimage Schedule Friday, May 24, 2013 3:30 pm

Official Opening of the 109th Pilgrimage Greeting of the Hierarchs at the Monastery Archway with Molieben in the Church

4:00 pm

Vespers and Matins in the Monastery Church All pilgrims are invited to dinner in the monastery dining hall following the services.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:00 am

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy A meal for all pilgrims in the Monastery dining hall following services .

1:00 pm

71st Annual Academic Commencement of Saint Tikhon’s Theological Seminary

4:30 pm

Resurrection Vigil in the Monastery Church Dinner in the monastery dining hall for all pilgrims following the services.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:00 am

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy A meal for all pilgrims in the Monastery dining hall following services

4:00 pm

Vespers and Matins in the Monastery Church

Monday, May 27, 2013 7:30 am

Divine Liturgy – Monastery Church

10:00 am

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

12:00 pm

Veteran’s Panikhida and Memorial Service, All Saints Bell Tower

1:30 pm

Akathist to Saint Alexis Toth in the Monastery Church

2:30 pm

Molieben to the Most Holy Theotokos and Anointing of the Sick, Infirm and all Pilgrims at the Monastery Bell Tower

4:00 pm

Vespers and Matins in the Monastery Church


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