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The Very Reverend Doctor '''Alexander Atty''' is a [[priest]] of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] and the Dean of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  
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The Very Reverend Doctor '''Alexander Atty''' ([[August 7]], 1951 – [[March 23]], 2014) was a [[priest]] of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]] and former Dean of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary]] in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Alexander Atty was born [[August 7]], 1951 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After completing his secondary education, Alexander enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Subsequently, he attended [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York from which he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. Then in 2008, he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
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Alexander Atty was born August 7, 1951, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After completing his secondary education, Alexander enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Subsequently, he attended [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York from which he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. Then in 2008, he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
  
 
Prior to his [[ordination]] into the [[Holy Orders]], Fr. Alexander married his wife Khouria Olga with whom they have had two children, Katherine and Alexander.  
 
Prior to his [[ordination]] into the [[Holy Orders]], Fr. Alexander married his wife Khouria Olga with whom they have had two children, Katherine and Alexander.  
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Alexander was ordained a priest on [[December 9]], 1979 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn in New York and assigned as priest of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He was elevated to the dignity of [[archpriest]] in 1988.  
 
Alexander was ordained a priest on [[December 9]], 1979 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn in New York and assigned as priest of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He was elevated to the dignity of [[archpriest]] in 1988.  
  
In addition to have served as pastor of St. Michael's parish, Fr. Alexander served as Proestos of the [[Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest (Antiochian)|Diocese of Toledo]] of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese and as Dean of the Ohio Valley Deanery of the [[diocese]]. Additionally, he served as a trustee of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  
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In addition to having served as pastor of St. Michael's parish, Fr. Alexander served as Proestos of the [[Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest (Antiochian)|Diocese of Toledo]] of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese and as Dean of the Ohio Valley Deanery of the [[diocese]]. Additionally, he served as a trustee of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  
  
As a person well known at St. Tikhon's seminary when its dean Fr. [[Michael (Dahulich) of New York|Michael Dahulich]] was elected to the episcopate in 2009, Fr. Alexander became a leading candidate to succeed the bishop-elect. On [[March 12]], 2010, the Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon's Seminary approved the recommendation of the seminary's search committee to engage Fr. Alexander as the new dean of the [[seminary]]. When the [[Synod]] of Bishops of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] gave its blessing to Fr. Alexander's appointment in March 2010, it was with the concurrence of the Antiochian Archdiocese and with the decision that Father Alexander remain attached to the Antiochian Archdiocese while serving as the Dean of the Seminary, an institution of the Orthodox Church in America. Fr. Alexander officially assumed duties as dean of the seminary on [[July 1]], 2010 and was formally installed as Dean and Chief Operating officer on [[October 30]], 2010.
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As a person well known at St. Tikhon's Seminary when its dean Fr. [[Michael (Dahulich) of New York|Michael Dahulich]] was elected to the episcopate in 2009, Fr. Alexander became a leading candidate to succeed the bishop-elect. On [[March 12]], 2010, the Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon's Seminary approved the recommendation of the seminary's search committee to engage Fr. Alexander as the new dean of the [[seminary]]. When the [[Synod]] of Bishops of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] gave its blessing to Fr. Alexander's appointment in March 2010, it was with the concurrence of the Antiochian Archdiocese and with the decision that Fr. Alexander remain attached to the Antiochian Archdiocese while serving as the Dean of the Seminary, an institution of the Orthodox Church in America. Fr. Alexander officially assumed duties as dean of the seminary on [[July 1]], 2010, and was formally installed as Dean and Chief Operating officer on [[October 30]], 2010.
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On [[February 5]], 2012, Fr. Atty resigned as Dean and Chief Operating  Officer of St. Tikhon's Seminary for reasons of health.[http://oca.org/news/headline-news/v.-rev.-dr.-alexander-atty-steps-down-as-dean-coo-of-st.-tikhons-seminary] On March 23, 2014, Fr. Alexander fell asleep in the Lord.
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*[http://www.antiochian.org/node/18837 Archpriest Alexander Atty to Present Public Lenten Retreat]
 
*[http://www.antiochian.org/node/18837 Archpriest Alexander Atty to Present Public Lenten Retreat]
 
*[http://www.svots.edu/voices/alumni/archpriest-alexander-atty-installed-dean-st-tikhons-seminary  Archpriest Alexander Atty Installed as Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary]
 
*[http://www.svots.edu/voices/alumni/archpriest-alexander-atty-installed-dean-st-tikhons-seminary  Archpriest Alexander Atty Installed as Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary]
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*[http://www.antiochian.org/memory-eternal-fr-alexander-atty Memory Eternal! + Fr. Alexander Atty]
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==External link==
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*[http://eadiocese.org/News/2014/march/atty.en.htm March 29, 2014, Mayfield, PA: Orthodox Faithful bid Farewell to Archpriest Alexander Atty in St. John the Baptist Cathedral]
  
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The Very Reverend Doctor Alexander Atty (August 7, 1951 – March 23, 2014) was a priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and former Dean of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.

Life

Alexander Atty was born August 7, 1951, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After completing his secondary education, Alexander enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Subsequently, he attended St. Vladimir's Seminary in Crestwood, New York from which he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. Then in 2008, he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Prior to his ordination into the Holy Orders, Fr. Alexander married his wife Khouria Olga with whom they have had two children, Katherine and Alexander.

Alexander was ordained a priest on December 9, 1979 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn in New York and assigned as priest of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He was elevated to the dignity of archpriest in 1988.

In addition to having served as pastor of St. Michael's parish, Fr. Alexander served as Proestos of the Diocese of Toledo of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese and as Dean of the Ohio Valley Deanery of the diocese. Additionally, he served as a trustee of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.

As a person well known at St. Tikhon's Seminary when its dean Fr. Michael Dahulich was elected to the episcopate in 2009, Fr. Alexander became a leading candidate to succeed the bishop-elect. On March 12, 2010, the Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon's Seminary approved the recommendation of the seminary's search committee to engage Fr. Alexander as the new dean of the seminary. When the Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America gave its blessing to Fr. Alexander's appointment in March 2010, it was with the concurrence of the Antiochian Archdiocese and with the decision that Fr. Alexander remain attached to the Antiochian Archdiocese while serving as the Dean of the Seminary, an institution of the Orthodox Church in America. Fr. Alexander officially assumed duties as dean of the seminary on July 1, 2010, and was formally installed as Dean and Chief Operating officer on October 30, 2010.

On February 5, 2012, Fr. Atty resigned as Dean and Chief Operating Officer of St. Tikhon's Seminary for reasons of health.[1] On March 23, 2014, Fr. Alexander fell asleep in the Lord.

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