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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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Visit by Students of Pittsburg Seminary
From 27 February to 9 March, Saint Tikhon’s was visited by students of the Pittsburg Theological Seminary (in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA), led by Prof. John Burgess, a long-standing friend of the university. Prof. Burgess has been teaching systematic theology in the seminary for many years already, as well as an elective course on Orthodoxy. At the beginning of the year, the students decided to make a trip to Russia in order to become more closely acquainted with Russian history, Russian culture, and the Russian Orthodox Church. This year, the plan for the trip was packed full of interesting events and day-trip.
   Their first stop was Moscow, where they became acquainted with the main sights on the capital, including the Red Square and Kremlin. This voyage of discovery continued into the next day with a visit to the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, where a student of the Moscow Theological Academy led a guided tour for the American delegation through the monastery and the Academy itself. On Wednesday, the visitors went to the Butovo Firing Range and the Church of the Resurrection with a side-chapel dedicated to the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, and then made their way to Saint Catherine’s Monastery (Hermitage or Pustyn´) nearby. They were informed about the history of the monastery, its Elders and ascetics, and about the tragic events that occurred within the walls of the monastery between 1939 and 1952.
   Afterwards, the students set out to the village of Davydovo, where they spent three days getting to know the Lenten church services and the life of a Russian village.
  On the second week of their stay in Russia, the American students got to know Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University. The students were able to attend lectures on the basics of Orthodox culture, the history of 20th-century Russia, and the history of Russian iconography. They were also given tours of the faculty of Church Arts and of the University’s historical building in Likhov Lane. Faculty members of the Saint Tikhon’s University Theological Institute talked to the visitors about the preparation undergone by future clergy at the University, and also about how priests are prepared to serve in the modern world.
   Apart from this, the students from Pittsburg visited the Monastery of Ss. Martha and Mary, in light of their interest in the social work of the Russian Orthodox Church. In the monastery, they were told about the heroic efforts of the sisters at the beginning of the 20th century, about Great Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorvna, and about the community’s present-day mission of service.
  On the last day of their stay in Moscow, the visitors attended an informal meet-and-greet session with students of English from Saint Tikhon’s University, where they had a chance to talk about questions that were of interest to them.



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