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BOT Executive Committee Meets at HCHC

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Hellenic College, Inc.’s Board of Trustees Executive Committee met yesterday for its regularly scheduled meeting under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Chairman of the Board.

Memory Eternal! – December 10th, 2017

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Born in 1929 in Hilar (Manchuria), Archpriest Alvian Smirensky reposed in the Lord last Sunday, December 10, 2017. Amazingly, Fr. Alvian was joined in his departure by his Matushka Helen.

In Memoriam: Alumnus Archpriest Avian Smirensky & Matushka Helen

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His Grace Bishop Michael (center) along with Fr. Terenti Wasielewski (left), rector of St. Nicholas Church, Fr. Alvian Smirensky (right), Dn. Michael Burdikoff (far right), parish altar servers, and the St. Vladimir's Seminary Men's Choir, Dec 2011His Grace Bishop Michael (center) along with Fr. Terenti Wasielewski (left), rector of St. Nicholas Church, Fr. Alvian Smirensky (right), Dn. Michael Burdikoff (far right), parish altar servers, and the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Men’s Choir, Dec 2011Archpriest Alvian Smirensky, 88, and his wife, Matushka Helen [Kefeli] Smirensky, 84, fell asleep in the Lord within hours of one another on Sunday morning, December 10, 2017.

Matushka Helen had been admitted to the Albany Medical Center on Thursday, December 8. On Sunday, Father Alvian communed her, but suffered a stroke en route home. He was taken to the hospital, where Matushka Helen had reposed prior to his death.

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In Memoriam: Alumnus Archpriest Alvian Smirensky & Matushka Helen

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His Eminence Archbishop Michael (center) along with Fr. Terenti Wasielewski (left), rector of St. Nicholas Church, Fr. Alvian Smirensky (right), Dn. Michael Burdikoff (far right), parish altar servers, and the St. Vladimir's Men's Choir, Dec 2011His Eminence Archbishop Michael (center) along with Fr. Terenti Wasielewski (left), rector of St. Nicholas Church, Fr. Alvian Smirensky (right), Dn. Michael Burdikoff (far right), parish altar servers, and the St. Vladimir’s Men’s Choir, Dec 2011

Memory Eternal!

Archpriest Alvian Smirensky, 88, and his wife, Matushka Helen [Kefeli] Smirensky, 84, fell asleep in the Lord within hours of one another on Sunday morning, December 10, 2017.

Matushka Helen had been admitted to the Albany Medical Center on Thursday, December 8. On Sunday, Father Alvian communed her, but suffered a stroke en route home. He was taken to the hospital, where Matushka Helen had reposed prior to his death.

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Honors St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America

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During the week of Sunday, December 3, 2017, St. Vladimir’s Seminary joins in a momentous celebration: the 100th anniversary of the enthronement of Metropolitan Tikhon as Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus, which occurred exactly on December 3, 1917. Metropolitan Tikhon’s remarkable legacy included not only his extremely difficult labor as head of the Church of Russia from 1917—at the start of the Bolshevik Revolution—until his repose in 1925, but also his earlier ministry as head of the Russian Orthodox Diocese in North America in the early 20th century.

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In Memoriam: Ann Dahulich, Mother of Archbishop Michael

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Ann (Rosics) Dahulich, 91, of Binghamton, NY, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  She was predeceased by her parents, Michael & Anna Rosics; her husband, Peter Dahulich; 2 brothers, Andrew & Michael Rosics; and her sister, Marie Dancho.  She is survived by two sons and a daughter: His Eminence, Michael, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, and St. Tikhon’s Seminary Rector, George Dahulich (Ret. Capt. USAF), of Centreville, VA., and Barbara Knighton, of Binghamton; 3 grandchildren, Georgia Wimberly (Randall), Shanise Kent (Kyle Wolf) and Jaron Knighton; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ann was a lifelong member and former secretary of the parish Ladies Guild of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church.  She was a retired employee of the City of Binghamton and the Greenman Senior Center. 

A Divine Liturgy with Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 296 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY, with Protopresbyter James S. Dutko, Pastor, and area and visiting clergy officiating.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday and on Tuesday from 9:00-10:00 AM at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church.  Parastas will be celebrated at 7:00 PM on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Tikhon’s Seminary, Box 130, South Canaan, PA. 18459, or to St. Michael’s Church, 296 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY  13905, or to Lourdes Hospice Program, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY  13905.  

The schedule of services for + Ann Dahulich, Archbishop Michael’s mother, is as follows:

Monday, December 11

at St Michael’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, 
296 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY  13905

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Viewing

7:00 PM  Parastas (Panikhida) 

Clergy are invited to serve; wear white vestments.

A light meal will be offered after the Parastas. 

Tuesday, December 12

at St Michael’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, 
296 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY  13905

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Viewing

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy with Funeral Service

Clergy are invited to serve; wear white vestments.

Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

A lenten luncheon will follow the burial.  

Memory eternal to the newly reposed servant of God Ann.

Website Updates

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Please see two updates recently completed on the STOTS website.  

First, the 2017 Tikhonaire has been loaded onto the Tikhonaire page.  You can find it by clicking here.  Each of the past year editions are available on the same page.  This issue of the Tikhonaire was dedicated to liturgical music, and we anticipate the release of a live recording of the Divine Liturgy early in 2018.

Second, The Institutional Effectiveness Statement has been revised.  This statement reveals how the seminary is fulfilling its mission.  You can see the revised statement here.  

Thanks be to God for these developments, and for the assistance of all those who have made them possible.

In Christ,

Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Dean

100th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow

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4 December 2017 • Off-campus

Today, December 4 (November 21 on the Julian Calendar) marks the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Enthronement as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus of St. Tikhon (née Ioann Belavin), who now bears the title of “Patriarch of Moscow and Apostle to America.” His enthronement restored the patriarchal system of church governance that had been abolished by Tsar Peter the Great two centuries earlier.

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Funeral of Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose (Taratuchin)

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Schema-Archdeacon Ambrose, who graduated from Holy Trinity Seminary in 1982 and fell-asleep-in-the-Lord in San Francisco on Sunday, November 26, was buried in the Monastery cemetery on Friday, December 1.

Giving Tuesday – November 2017

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