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St. Tikhon's Announces New Scholarships for Antiochian Seminarians

February 11, 2016 (South Canaan, PA) — St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary has announced the creation of three new scholarships for students who attend the seminary with the blessing of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

“It is a great joy to announce the creation of these three new full scholarships,” His Eminence Archbishop Michael, Seminary Rector, said. “The scholarships will cover tuition, room, and board, allowing these seminarians to focus on their priestly formation and enter ministry in the Holy Orthodox Church without any debt.”

The scholarships, named in honor of three current hierarchs in the Antiochian church, are: The Patriarch John X Scholarship, The Metropolitan Joseph Scholarship, and The Bishop Thomas Scholarship.

"St. Tikhon's is honored to continue its long history of training young men for ministry in the Antiochian Archdiocese," V. Rev. Archpriest Steven Voytoyvich, Seminary Dean, said.

Marshall Makoul Goodge, a second-year seminarian from St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, believes that Antiochian students will find a welcoming home at St. Tikhon's.

"There is no better place, to my mind, for priestly formation than Saint Tikhon’s," he said. "The combination of the sound doctrinal, pastoral, and liturgical instruction at the seminary with the robust liturgical and prayer life at the monastery, the grounds of which were consecrated by our own Saint Raphael, provides the perfect balance between academics and spiritual life."

To find out more about St. Tikhon’s unique spiritual and educational ethos, please visit our website,, and our YouTube channel, including this four-minute overview. To inquire about admissions, please email