Thursday, February 11, 2016

New scholarships for Antiochian students at St. Tikhon's

(OCA) - Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here has announced the creation of three new scholarships for students from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

“It is a great joy to announce the creation of these three new full scholarships,” said His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, Seminary Rector. “The scholarships will cover tuition, room, and board, allowing these seminarians to focus on their priestly formation and enter ministry in the Holy Orthodox Church without any debt.”

The scholarships are named in honor of three current Antiochian hierarchs—the Patriarch John X Scholarship, the Metropolitan Joseph Scholarship, and the Bishop Thomas Scholarship.

“Saint Tikhon’s is honored to continue its long history of training young men for ministry in the Antiochian Archdiocese,” said Archpriest Dr. Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean.

Marshall Makoul Goodge, a second-year seminarian from Saint Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Emmaus, PA, believes that Antiochian students will find a welcoming home at Saint Tikhon’s.

“There is no better place, to my mind, for priestly formation than Saint Tikhon’s,” he said. “The combination of the sound doctrinal, pastoral, and liturgical instruction at the seminary with the robust liturgical and prayer life at the monastery, the grounds of which were consecrated by our own Saint Raphael, provides the perfect balance between academics and spiritual life.”

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