A Statement from His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

26 July 2013 • Meeting • Cleveland, OH

Nov. 2011 in Three Hierarchs Chapel: The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean; Mr. Alex Machaskee, Exec. Board Chair; Mrs. Anne Glynn Mackoul, former Exec. Board Chair; The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEONov. 2011 in Three Hierarchs Chapel: The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean; Mr. Alex Machaskee, Exec. Board Chair; Mrs. Anne Glynn Mackoul, former Exec. Board Chair; The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO"On the occasion of the 75th anniversaries of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA, and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, NY, the first ever joint committee meeting of Board of Trustees members from both seminaries took place in Cleveland on July 18.  The objective was to identify and discuss the future challenges facing theological education and ways of promoting stronger ties between the two schools over the next 75 years.

"Committee members, including hosts Michael Herzak, Chairman of the St. Tikhon’s Board, and Alex Machaskee, Chairman of the St. Vladimir’s Board, agreed to convene additional such meetings in the future, in order to maintain open communication and to explore possible collaborative opportunities that will benefit each of the two seminaries. 

"Some of the topics a sub-committee will consider include faculty exchanges, student exchanges, and other avenues for cooperation.  

"The joint meeting had been authorized by both Boards of Trustees in the spirit of Orthodox Christian unity."