Hosting the celebration are His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, and the members of the Chancery staff. The day will open with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the walled garden [weather permitting] at 10:00 a.m. A combined choir of students from Saint Vladimir’s and Saint Tikhon’s Seminaries will sing the responses. A reception will follow.
Slated to receive the award are Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Archpriest Igor Soroka, Prof. Dr. David Drillock, and Walter Shymansky.
Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops at their spring 2014 session, the award is presented to influential arrangers, composers, teachers and conductors in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the field of liturgical music in the Orthodox Church in America.