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Metropolitan Tikhon addresses the faithful at his enthronement

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, His Beatitude, the Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, was enthroned at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC.

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Video by Yuri Gripas.


Metropolitan Tikhon addresses the faithful at his enthronement in Washington, DC.
Orthodox Church in America




Prayer Service before the Kursk-Root Icon of the Sign of the Theotokos

On Friday evening, December 7, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, greeted the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington DC. He presided at the celebration of the Akathistos Hymn, at which he was joined by area clergy and faithful who came to venerate the icon and ask for the intercessions of the Mother of God.

Also present was Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware), who is currently in US, who delivered a talk at the end of the service. A photo gallery is also available.


Moleben before the Wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon of the Sign of the Theotokos at St. Nicholas Cathedral (DC) on December 7 2012
George Kokhno


Metropolitan Tikhon’s address to the faithful

The address was recorded on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the OCA Chancery in Syosset, NY.

"I have chosen to first address you in this direct way because it is important for Christians to communicate with one another with honesty and with clarity," Metropolitan Tikhon said in his introductory remarks. "The medium of our communication is never as important as the message but, in this age of multimedia, it is good for us to make sure that our message is always a simple one, coming from a heart that is as free from passions as possible. I ask for your help in this so that all of us together might make the effort to purify our hearts, to pray for one another and to work together to communicate the glad tidings of salvation to the world around us."


Metropolitan Tikhon’s address to the faithful
Orthodox Church in America