SOUTH CANAAN, PA [DOM] – On Friday, September 16, His Grace Bishop Daniel of Chicago and the Diocese of the Midwest met with the diocesan seminarians from St. Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA. His Grace was at the monastery for the funeral services of Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko), of blessed memory.
During the informal meeting, Bishop Daniel was able to discuss a number of topics with his seminarians about their current life at seminary, as well as life within the diocese. The seminarians also had a chance to ask questions and share their experiences of seminary with the Bishop.
The seminarians also noted their excitement for the upcoming enthronement taking place in Chicago on September 30 and October 1. His Grace invited the theological students to be a part of this important moment in the life of the diocese.
As previously announced, September is “Support Our Seminarians” month within the diocese. This annual appeal focuses on directly helping the seminarians and their families who are studying to serve the Church.
Before departing to Chicago, Bishop Daniel offered prayers before the graves of former hierarchs of the Midwest, including, Metrolopitan Leonty (Turkevich), and Archbishop John (Garklavs).