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On Saturday, May 26, 2018 St. Tikhon’s Seminary celebrated its 76th graduation!  Hierarchs participating in graduation, and the preceding Divine Liturgy in the morning included: His Beatitude, our Most Blessed Metropolitan Tikhon, His Eminence, the Most Reverend Michael, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey and Seminary Rector, His Grace David, Bishop of Sitka and the Diocese of Alaska, His Grace Joseph, Bishop of Charleston and Oakland of the Antiochian Christian Archdiocese of North America.   His Grace Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan of the Mumbai Diocese of the Malankara Church in India, was present for the Divine Liturgy in the morning, and served as commencement speaker for graduation.

Before the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Tikhon ordained Riasophor Monk David (Armstrong) and Seminarian Moses Locke to the Subdeaconate.  During the Liturgy, Metropolitan Tikhon ordained Deacon Michael Shepherd to the Holy Priesthood.  Bishop David ordained Subdeacon Timothy Kolb to the Holy Diaconate.

Axios to all the newly ordained servants of God:  Fr. Michael Shepherd, Deacon Timothy Kolb, Hierosubdeacon David (Armstrong) and Subdeacon Moses Locke!

(Photos by Seminarian Robert West)