SOUTH CANAANA, PA [DOM] – Seminarians from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary gathered for prayer and fellowship this month. Deacon John York hosted his fellow seminarians and their families from the diocese for a cook out. During this time, the seminarians were able to pray the akathist to the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God.
During the DOM Seminarian Summer Retreat, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest requested that the seminarians come together to pray to the diocesan icon of the Mother of God as a way of building their bond with one another and diocese through prayer.
September is also “Support Our Seminarians” month in the diocese. In an effort to build awareness of our seminarians’ needs, SOS flyers are available for downloading and distribution in all parishes during the month of September. All donations from parishes as well as individuals — culminating in “SOS Sunday” on September 24 — will be distributed directly to the seminarians to offset the cost of their educational and living expenses.
Regardless of how a parish chooses to raise SOS funds, the result will help ensure that our seminarians and their families will find some measure of “relief” from increasing living and educational expenses.
Individuals are encouraged to donate through their parishes, by mailing a check to the diocese, or online.