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Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary to announce St. Tikhon Academic Symposium

On Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of October, Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY will hold an academic symposium "Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925): His Life and Times." The symposium celebrates the 150th anniversary since the birth and the 90th anniversary since the repose of the Holy Hierarch 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.

Dr. Scott M. Kenworthy, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University (Oxford, OH) will deliver the keynote address on Friday, October 9. Other speakers include: His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), Dr. David Ford (St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA), Archpriest Gregory Joyce (Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America, 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 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.

For registration, please use our online registration form on the seminary website. If you prefer to send your registration by e-mail, 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).

The registration fee includes the attendance at all lectures, meals in the monastery refectory, and coffee breaks, but does not include accommodations. Holy Trinity Monastery offers accommodations at the monastery guesthouse at $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. Lodging opportunities are also available in the nearby towns (Herkimer, Richfield Springs, Cooperstown).

The full program of the Symposium will appear on the Seminary website shortly. For additional information, contact us by e-mail atevents@hts.edu.

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