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Third-year Seminarian John S. Parker was crowned to Nadia D. Nelko on September 2nd, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Campbell, Ohio. Many St. Tikhon’s seminarians and alumni attended and participated in the ceremony. Officiating the sacrament were the bride’s father V. Rev. Andrew D. Nelko (STOTS 1981), and brother, Rev. Andrew P. Nelko (STOTS 2017). Additionally, former St. Tikhon’s Dean and John’s CPE Supervisor V. Rev Steven Voytovich, who celebrated his own wedding anniversary on the same day, co-officiated the ceremony. Hymns and responses were provided by a male quartet of STOTS Seminarians and Alumni, directed by Rev. Mikel Hill (STOTS 2017). John and Nadia met at St. Tikhon’s during John’s first year of study, and are one of three sets of unrelated Parkers living, working, and/or studying at St. Tikhon’s. 

We wish John and Nadia many years! 

Article by Seminarian John S. Parker and Assistant to the Dean Marshall Goodge