Bethlehem, Pa. — The Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood will host a benefit concert by the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1607 W Union Blvd, Bethlehem, PA, on Sunday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The performance, titled “Psalms and Hymns,” features Orthodox sacred music in English that highlights the Biblical foundations of Orthodox Christian worship.
“In November, we performed this program at Eastern University in Philadelphia, and it was very well received,” Benedict Sheehan, director of music at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery, said. “We look forward to performing it again for people in the Lehigh Valley in a sacred space that complements the music’s beauty and spiritual depth.”
The Clergy Brotherhood is looking forward to hosting its membership, which includes 13 Orthodox Christian churches throughout the region, as well as the general public.
“This concert is a perfect way to experience the beauty and scriptural depth of Orthodox Christian worship,” Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, president of the clergy brotherhood, said.
Joining the choir as canonarch once again will be Hierodeacon Herman [Majkrzak] of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery brotherhood and teacher of liturgics at the seminary.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the seminarians of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10.00.
Direct donations above that level are most welcome, and will go directly to pay the tuition of the seminarians who are singing in the concert.
A reception in the church hall will follow the performance.