The Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology sponsored a “Symposium on Creation and Ecology: Insights from Patristic and Contemporary Christian Sources” on October 5 and 6, 2017, here on campus.
Our alumnus, the Very Reverend George Rados, pastor emeritus of Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Potomac, MD, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday evening, October 15, 2017. Father George was a member of the graduating Class of 1961.
The Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon will be visiting Holy Trinity Monastery from the night of October 25th until October 27th, 2017. The greeting of the icon will take place at 5:00pm on the Wednesday night of the 25th, just prior to the Hierarchical All-Night Vigil at 7:00pm. The icon will also be in the main chapel on for Thursday morning’s Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:00am as well as Friday morning’s 6:00am Divine Liturgy. At 9:00am that morning, the icon will be brought to St. Elizabeth Skete down the road from the monastery for a moleben with akathist service. On Saturday the 28th, there will be a pannikhida for Br. Jose at the cemetery at 3:30pm, and then a Hierarchical All-Night Vigil in the main chapel at 7:00pm. The next morning, the Hierarchical Liturgy will begin at 9:30am. A final pannikhida will be held for Br. Jose that afternoon at 3:00pm, and the icon will stay at the monastery for one last liturgy the next morning at 6:00am before its scheduled departure at 11:00am of the 30th of October, 2017.
The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to offer its week-long Summer Patristic Studies Program from June 25–June 29, 2018. Now in its twelfth year, the program offers a unique opportunity for study and extended discussion of the writings of the Church Fathers through small group sessions and faculty lectures.
7 October 2017 • On-campus Event
Hundreds of friends and alumni attended our annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, which this year had the timely theme, “Modern Martyrs: Christians of the Middle East and North Africa.” Explicating the theme in an eloquent and informative keynote address was biblical scholar the Reverend Dr. George Parsenios, associate professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary, and sessional professor of New Testament at St. Vladimir’s.
St. Tikhon’s Seminary’s Fall lecture series began on Tuesday night, October 10th. Marshall Goodge, (STOTS 2017) presented on the topic: “The Panagia: Our Mother and our Model” In his talk, Marshall led those attending in an intentional walk through the life journey of the Mother of God, revealing through it both the height of human nature and her intercessory role.
Marshall, a student from the Antiochian Archdiocese, graduated with honors in Theology for his Thesis: “O Virgin Pure”: The Roman Catholic Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Sinlessness of the Virgin Mary, East and West.” You can view a video recording of his presentation below. You can visit Marshall at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, in his role as Assistant to the Dean, that he began upon graduation!
(Photos, Robert West, video, Moses Cabe)
On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the St. Sophia Theological Seminary community, the staff of the Metropolia Center, and local clergy gathered to honor Rev. Dr. George and Presbytera Athanasia Papademetriou for their generous donation of several thousands of theological titles to the Seminary Library. Travelling with Rev. George and Presbytera Athanasia were members of his family—his sons and daughter, their spouses and grandchildren.
On Sunday, October 8th, St. Tikhon’s Community gathered together to celebrate Founder’s Day. This is the Sunday closest to the Feast of the Glorification of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, who founded the monastery. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Monastery Abbot, Archimandrite Sergius was the celebrant, together with Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, and clergy from the seminary and monastery.
Archimandrite Sergius appealed to all gathered, during the homily, to continue pursuing the vision of St. Tikhon, with continual prayerful support of the mission of Orthodoxy in North America, modeled by the daily prayers of the monastery community. This year is a special year in that we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Tikhon’s elevation to the Patriarchate!
Following the Liturgy, the seminary invited all to come and participate in a festive luncheon. Fr. Steven thanked all of the members of the Fellowship of St. Tikhon and St. Nikolai for their support of the seminary. He then thanked the members of the Century Association, inviting Subdeacon John Lasichak to address those gathered for the luncheon.
The Century Association later held their annual meeting. To see this related story, please click here.
(Photos by Seminarian Robert West)