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The leadership and membership of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Century Association provided lunch and sumptuous deserts for the seminarians as part of the St. Tatiana Day celebration. This is an annual celebration as St. Tatiana is the Patroness of Students.

Fr. Steven welcomed the newly elected President of the Century Association, Subdeacon John Lasichak, who is a parishioner of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA. Subdeacon John shared the story of the Martyr Tatiana of Rome. He went on to share how Empress Elizabeth founded the Moscow University on her feast day in 1755.  St. Tatiana Chapel remains an integral part of that university today. (Photo above by A. Savin) You can read the life of St. Tatiana here, and either read or hear the story of how St. Tatiana became the patroness of students here.

On this auspicious occasion, the Century Association presented the seminary with a check for $6,000! The Icon of St. Tatiana is behind those gathered for the photo. Fr. Steven thanked the Century Association members present, including immediate Past President Sarah Jubinski for her many years of dedicated service to the seminary.   Century Association members give at least $100 annually to support the pastoral formation of seminary students.

If you would like to become a Century Association member, you can find an application here. For more information, please contact Subdeacon John Lasichak .    O Holy Martyr Tatiana, pray unto God for us!