On Saturday, May 27, 2017, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the 75th annual commencement exercises at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA. Saint Tikhon’s Seminary [STOTS] on Saturday, May 27, 2017—the second day of the 113th annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage to Saint Tikhon’s Monastery. Thirteen graduates received the Master of Divinity degree.
His Grace, Bishop Thomas of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, delivered the commencement address and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree, Honoris Causa. His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, STOTS Rector and Chief Executive Officer, also was present, together with members of the faculty and Board of Trustees.
Graduates and their families were feted at a commencement dinner held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Saturday, May 27, evening. On Memorial Day—Monday, May 29—the ordained members of the Class of 2017 concelebrated the early Divine Liturgy together in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk.
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