On Friday, March 15, 2013, the Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, for Great Lent, which begins on Monday, March 18, was released. The text reads as follows.
To the Very Reverend Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In his first Epistle, the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian writes: “This, then, is the message which we have heard of Him and declare unto you, that God…