Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917

Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917


Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary,
Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute,
and the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR) invite you to

Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917
A lecture by Dr. Scott Kenworthy on  Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925)

This lecture will be in English and free to the public. All are invited.

Where: Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, New York
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015

Following the lecture, tours will be conducted for the public of the new Foundation of Russian History Museum and Holy Trinity Monastery Cathedral.

This lecture is part of the academic symposium entitled Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life and Times hosted at Holy Trinity Monastery from October 9 -10. For more information about the symposium or the lecture please visit or email

About the speaker: Dr. Scott Kenworthy is an associate professor at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). His research interests focus on the history and thought of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, particularly in modern Russia. Currently, Dr. Kenworthy is completing a new, scholarly biography of St. Tikhon (Bellavin), Patriarch of Moscow, about whom he is speaking at this conference. His first book was The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. Dr. Kenworthy was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Romania; he has also had fellowships with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson Center), the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the Social Science Research Council.

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