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Members of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Community offered time and talent to brighten the holiday season for patients and residents at two area caregiving institutions.   Both time and talent were precious in that the seminary was heading into finals week as these events occurred.

Members of St. Tikhon’s Seminary shared a program of hymns, carols, and stories with residents at Wayne Woodlands Care Center, in Waymart, on Tuesday, December 6th.  As it was St. Nicholas Feast Day, we honored St. Nicholas by singing his Troparion and sharing the story of his life and witness.

St. Tikhon’s Seminary also participated in the annual Love Lites ceremony at Wayne Memorial Hospital on December 12th. The seminary choir sang Nativity Feast Hymns, and The Honesdale High School choir sang additional carols.   Lites were lit on the trees near the hospital entrance signifying those being remembered as patients at the hospital this past year.  As in past years, Joyce Malicky, Volunteer Coordinator, arranged for our group to visit some of the patient floors to sing Christmas carols. 

This was a wonderful opportunity to share the gift of song during this holy season of preparation with those who are being cared for at our area caregiving facilities.   Thank you to, Archpriest David Shewczyk, Assistant Director of Field Education, Fr. Tesfalem Mezenghy, Dn. Mikel Hill and his daughters, Rony John, and Isaac Lampart, who shared of their time and talent at these events!

With love in Christ as we prepare for the Nativity Feast,

Fr. Steven