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Archpriest Alexander Atty installed as Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary

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  • Bill Samsonoff
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      Archpriest Alexander Atty installed as Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary

      2/11/2010

      Archpriest Alexander Atty installed as Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary
      SOUTH CANAAN, PA [OCA] — Archpriest Alexander
      Atty was formally installed as Dean and Chief
      Operating Officer of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary here
      on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

      His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah and His Grace,
      Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern
      Pennsylvania, the seminary’s Rector,
      concelebrated the formal installation Service of
      Thanksgiving at Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox
      Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Father Alexander is the
      first priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian
      Archdiocese to hold the position, with the
      blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Philip.

      In presenting the Dean’s pectoral cross to Father
      Alexander, Metropolitan Jonah expressed his
      personal joy, not only because of Father
      Alexander’s 30 years of hard work and successful
      parish ministry, but because of the vision of a
      united Orthodox Church in North America he possesses.

      Prior to his appointment as Dean, Father
      Alexander served as pastor of one of the nation’s
      largest pan-Orthodox parishes, Saint Michael the
      Archangel Antiochian Orthodox Church, Louisville,
      KY. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering
      from the University of Philadelphia, a Master of
      Divinity from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, and a
      Doctorate in Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
      At the banquet that followed, the hierarchs
      offered greetings, as did members of the Saint
      Tikhon’s Board of Trustees. Offering greetings on
      behalf of the faculty and student body of Saint
      Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY, was Archpriest John Behr, Dean.

      Father Alexander, who officially assumed duties
      on July 1, 2010, is joined at the seminary by his
      wife, Khouria Olga, and their two children, Katherine and Alexander.

      As reported on the OCA web site on March 25,
      2010, STS Board of Trustees gave its approval to
      the recommendation of a search committee to
      engage Father Alexander on March 12, 2010. The
      Holy Synod of Bishops gave its blessing at its
      Spring Session March 16-18, 2010, along with a
      decision to permit Father Alexander to remain
      attached to the Antiochian Archdiocese while
      serving as the Dean of the Seminary, an
      institution of the Orthodox Church in America.
      Additional information may be found at www.stots.edu.
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