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South Canaan, Pennsylvania  

After a successful search process,  St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Cardell as the new Director of the Saint Patriarch Tikhon Seminary Library.  The appointment was made by the Seminary’s Board of Trustees during its Fall meeting, with Mr. Cardell taking up his role as Director this week in preparation for the Spring 2022 semester. 

“From our search, we are very happy that Brian is going to be part of the St. Tikhon’s community””, said Father John Parker, Dean of the Seminary.  “His background and experience showed our search committee that Brian is a great lover of that comes with an enthusiasm that is palpable for doing great things for St. Tikhon’s.  We are confident that his love and enthusiasm will be directed towards writing a new chapter in the life of our Library.”

Mr. Cardell received his bachelor’s degree in Languages from the University of Arizona in 1993, and His M.S.L.S. degree from Catholic University of America in 1997. His work in the field of Library Science has included serving as Librarian of Capuchin College Friary, Washington, D.C., as well as a Curation Librarian in Special Collections at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C..  Before relocating to St. Tikhon’s, Brian and his wife Katherine were long standing members of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as Choir Director for almost 20 years. 

In taking up this position, the entire St. Tikhon’s Seminary community wishes Brian all the very best in his new role as Library Director, and many blessed years.