Seraphim Danckaert is Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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A Day at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary
St. Tikhon’s Monastery is the oldest Orthodox monastery in America, founded by St. Tikhon himself in 1905.
Over the years, countless Orthodox Christians have made pilgrimages to this holy place, nestled in the Pocono mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Five different saints have visited, lived, or taught here, leaving behind an astounding array of wonder-working icons and relics, as well as a living tradition of Orthodox spirituality.
Hundreds of priests have received informal training at St. Tikhon’s, and, since 1938, even more have received their formal education theological education at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, which sits just across the street from the monastery and works in close collaboration with the monks who have served the Divine Liturgy on these grounds every single day for 110 years.
Check out the video above for a very brief visual tour of St. Tikhon’s historic and sacred grounds — and consider visiting them some time soon.
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