Thursday, May 13, 2010
It is bittersweet for us as we are joyous knowing that Bishop Michael has been called to the ministry of the Episcopacy, but saddened that he is leaving St. Tikhon’s. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for all the love and care he has shown our church and our students. He has led many of our retreats and conferences in
May God grant the newly consecrated, Bishop Michael, many years!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rev. Dn. George Mathew, Jr. lovingly known as ‘Benny Semmasen’, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at St. Mary’s Bethlehem Orthodox Church, Thottakadu.
Father George, member of St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church of Greater Washington D. C., graduated from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, Pennsylvania in May 2009 and has tirelessly served as the OVBS Director for the American Diocese, and has been instrumental in the various ministries of the Baltimore/Washington D. C./Virginia Area.
His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Assistant Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese led the Holy Ordination Service in the presence of His Grace, Metropolitan Thomas Mar Athanasius (Chengannur Diocese).
May God grant all of His choicest blessings upon the newly ordained Achen and his family, and may the Holy Spirit lead him in the ministry God has entrusted him.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Philip C Achen has a deep love and passion for our liturgical prayers and services which is evident in his life. His life revolves around the prayers and services of the
On Sunday, October 18, 2009, Achen celebrated the Holy Qurbana at the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Chapel. We are thankful for his willingness to come and spend a weekend with us in fellowship to teach and lead us in prayers and to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Several Seminary students from other Orthodox jurisdictions attended the Qurbana and expressed their deep appreciation for our Liturgy and the beauty of it.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Teji Abraham, a member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church of India (
Abraham Philip, known to many as Philemon, is from
We welcome our brothers to the Seminary community, and pray that God may mold and shape them to be the servant leaders He desires for them to be.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Dn. George Mathew was elevated from the rank of Reader to M'shamshono (Full-Deacon) on Saturday, March 28th at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Washington, D.C.
Dn. Abraham (Abey) George was ordained as Haupodiakono (Sub-Deacon) on Saturday, April 18th at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, West Sayville.
Congratulations and best wishes to the newly ordained! We hope and pray God will continue to bless and guide them in the ministry He has entrusted to them.