AMERICA OF MY HEART
My Heart Began to Soften
St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
John and Michelle weren’t sure about coming to seminary. But visiting St. Tikhon’s began a period of discernment that has transformed their lives.
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ABOUT ST. TIKHON’S
St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is an institution of professional Orthodox Christian theological education, chartered by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and affiliated with the Orthodox Church in America. In a rural environment conducive to spiritual growth and academic study, the Seminary nurtures the theological vocations of its students and faculty, who share the unique opportunity of learning and teaching Orthodox theology in the framework of their daily experience of a rich heritage of Russian Orthodox spiritual and liturgical tradition.
The primary mission of the Seminary lies in providing the necessary theological, liturgical, spiritual and moral foundations for Orthodox men to become, as God so wills, good shepherds of His Holy Orthodox Church. At the same time, however, the Seminary also recognizes that many individuals choose to enroll in a professional theological training program for the fulfillment of needs other than those of ordained ministry. Among these are: preparation for general religious leadership responsibilities in parishes and other settings; advanced theological study; specialized ministry as religious educators or choir directors; personal spiritual enrichment. Therefore, St. Tikhon’s Seminary continues to support all honorable reasons for matriculation at the Seminary and participation in class.
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JESUS CHRIST – ORTHODOXY
Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Monastery
on Vashon Island, WA, USA
JAPAN OF MY HEART
ケイリー=ヒロユキ・タガワ Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
東方正教会の歴史 – 日本正教会
ORTHODOX CHURCH IN CHINA
洗禮 Orthodox Christian Baptism in USA
WASHINGTON OF MY HEART
The Church That Has It ALL
Fr. Nathaniel Johnson
The Church That Has It ALL
JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY
I had the great pleasure of concelebrating liturgy with Fr. Nathaniel, and his fellow clergy at St. Lawrence Orthodox Church in Felton, CA, this past weekend. What a glorious encounter!
Hear his story in his own words.
Fr. Nathaniel Johnson served the Orthodox Church as a deacon in the San Lorenzo Valley for 28 years before his ordination to the Holy Priesthood. He and his wife Presbytera Susan have 3 children; two daughters and a son. The oldest daughter is an Orthodox nun at St. John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, Washington. Their son and youngest daughter and her husband live locally. Father Nathaniel was Ordained to the Priesthood in 2015. He was raised in a Black Baptist church from birth and converted to Orthodoxy in 1980’s. Father Nathaniel is an accomplished musician, playing professionally for over 55 years; has designed and built a wooden boat and enjoys wood carving as well.
HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY
Riverside, California, USA: Fisher of men
Winning converts to the Orthodox Faith
HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY
Paisios Jones, USA:
A former Protestant pastor who converted to
Eastern Orthodox Church in 2017