October 9-10: St. Tikhon Patriarch of Moscow: His Life and Times Symposium at Holy Trinity Seminary

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
announces that an academic symposium
Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life and Times
will take place on
Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2015, at Holy Trinity Monastery (ROCOR) in Jordanville, N.Y.

St. Tikhon in Alaska St. Tikhon in Alaska
    

The symposium celebrates the 150th anniversary since the birth, and the 90thanniversary since the repose of Saint Tikhon (Bellavin), the first Patriarch of all Russia since the restoration of the patriarchate in 1917, who also served as a missionary bishop in North America from 1898-1907, and became a confessor of Orthodoxy during the time of the Bolshevik persecutions.

This conference features a diverse array of speakers, including pastors and scholars from North America and Europe, which will address manifold aspects of the life, work, and legacy of this monumental figure in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church. Click here to view the full conference program.

Dr. Scott M. Kenworthy, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University (Ohio) will deliver the keynote address entitled Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917 at 10 AM on Saturday, October 10, 2015. This lecture will be in ENGLISH, FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Following the lecture, tours will be conducted for the public of the new Foundation of Russian History Museum and Holy Trinity Monastery Cathedral.

Other speakers include:

  •        His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)
  •        Dr David Ford (St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA)
  •        The Very Rev. Gregory Joyce (Chicago Pastoral School, ROCOR)
  •        Dr Sergei Firsov (St Petersburg, Russia)
  •        Dr Andrey Kostryukov (Moscow, Russia)
  •        Matthew Namee (The Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas)
  •        Dr Alexander Gavrilin (Riga, Latvia), and others

REGISTRATION

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egistration for the entire St Tikhon Symposium is $40, if received by October 1, 2015. Registration between October 1 and 9, as well as on-site registration will be $50. For college and university students, registration is $20.

The registration fee includes the attendance at all papers, meals in the Monastery refectory, and coffee breaks, but does NOT INCLUDE accommodations (see information below).

The keynote address by Dr Scott Kenworthy will take place on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (attendance is FREE).

In order to register for the conference, we recommend you use our online registration form on the Seminary website. If you prefer to send your registration by email, you will have to submit your payment in person at the conference registration desk on October 10. Registration will also be available at the door (credit cards accepted).

If you have any problems with registration or would like more information about this event, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at events@hts.edu. The full program of the Symposium will appear on the Seminary website shortly.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Holy Trinity Monastery kindly offers accommodations to speakers and guests of the conference at the Monastery Guesthouse at the usual price of $25 a night. If you would like to stay at the Guesthouse for the duration of the conference, please indicate this in your online registration form by making a note in the “Additional Comments” section. You will be able to pay for your stay at the Guesthouse at the time of your departure.

The guests who register after October 1 and/or are unwilling to stay at the Guesthouse are welcome to explore the variety of lodging opportunities in the nearby towns (Herkimer, Richfield Springs, Cooperstown).

Travel and Airport Information for those traveling from a long distance is available at the Monastery website (http://www.jordanville.org/directions.html).

We are looking forward to your visit and wishing you safe travels to Jordanville!

Click here to download the flyer in English and Russian

See also
History Notes concerning Orthodox Christianity and the Alaska Church History Notes concerning Orthodox Christianity and the Alaska Church
Fr. Michael Oleksa
History Notes concerning Orthodox Christianity and the Alaska Church History Notes concerning Orthodox Christianity and the Alaska Church
Fr. Michael Oleska
Today, with Cathedrals at Sitka, Anchorage, Unalaska and Kodiak, and nearly 100 churches and chapels across the southern half of the state, with a seminary at Kodiak as well, the Orthodox Diocese of Alaska is the “mother church” for the millions of Orthodox Christians in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The Trial of Patriarch Tikhon The Trial of Patriarch Tikhon
Ivan M. Andreev
The Trial of Patriarch Tikhon The Trial of Patriarch Tikhon
Ivan M. Andreev
The supreme spiritual value--religion--was also overthrown. Faith in God was replaced with faith in atheism and materialism. The interests of the whole nation were reduced to the interests of the proletarian and peasant classes. Yet in view of the "backwardness" of the peasant class, the leading rôle was ceded to the proletariat. And since the entire proletariat was en masse also referred to as "comprehending little," the "dictatorship of the proletariat" was transformed into the Dictatorship of the Bolshevik Communist Party.
A 1923 Interview with Patriarch Tikhon by an American A 1923 Interview with Patriarch Tikhon by an American
From "The Light of Russia" by Donald A. Lowrie
A 1923 Interview with Patriarch Tikhon by an American A 1923 Interview with Patriarch Tikhon by an American
From "The Light of Russia" by Donald A. Lowrie
Patriarch Tikhon's nine years in America were important ones in the affairs of the Orthodox Church there. During this period the episcopal seat was removed from San Francisco to New York. During this period Bishop Tikhon became Archbishiop Tikhon, the first American Orthodox hierarch to bear that title. These years made a deep impression upon the future Patriarch himself, and as will later be pointed out, the knowledge of the life and religious ideals of American people he acquired there have been very influential in later events in Russia. America has no better friend in Russia than Patriarch Tikhon and he seems especially pleased to maintain his connection with Americans and things American.
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