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A big “thank you” to the children of St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary for their production of The Ark: The Early Life of Mary on Sunday, 03 March!

The play, written by Shawn Cunningham and directed by Sarah Schlafer and Mat. Casey Garcia, detailed key moments in the first fifteen years of the life of Theotokos, including the announcement of her birth to her parents Ss. Joachim and Anna and her entrance into the Temple at age three. Events portrayed were taken from the Protoevangelium of James, an Early Church document relating the extra-biblical biography of Mary, the Mother of God.

All roles were played by the children of St. Tikhon’s seminarians, and there were musical numbers scattered throughout based on Church hymnography.

Following the show there was a potluck meal, where the young thespians were rewarded with ice cream and many congratulations for their hard work in bringing the performance to fruition in just one month. Glory to God!