St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Pennsylvania USA
St. Tikhon’s Monastery An overview of the activities at the monastery and monks. St. Tikhon’s Monastery is the oldest Orthodox monastery in the Americas, located near Scranton, Pennsylvania in South Canaan
Founded in 1938 as a pastoral school by resolution of the 6th All-American Sobor of the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church in North America (North American Metropolia), St. Tikhon’s has historically grown on the fertile soil of the Orthodox faith, supported by the deep faith and love of several generations of Orthodox people, nourished by its Russian Orthodox roots, and reaching into the deep flowing waters of a 2000 year spiritual and cultural tradition. Officially transformed from a pastoral school into a seminary by the Holy Synod of the Metropolia in 1942, St. Tikhon’s has visibly progressed along the educational path determined by its founders.
In June 2004, the seminary was granted accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.