Metropolitan Tikhon hosts Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Justinian at Chancery

Metropolitan Tikhon and visiting hierarchs

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, hosted His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and His Eminence, Archbishop Justinian, Administrator of the [Moscow] Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Metropolitans Hilarion and Tikhon
ROCOR Metropolitan Hilarion presents Metropolitan Tikhon with panagia of the Kursk Icon of the Mother of God.

According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, Metropolitan Hilarion, who had just returned from a visit to Australia, officially greeted Metropolitan Tikhon on the occasion of his election and recent enthronement, presenting him with a panagia of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God.  Metropolitan Hilarion was represented at Metropolitan Tikhon’s enthronement on Sunday, January 27, by His Grace, Bishop George of Mayfield.  [Archbishop Justinian concelebrated at the Enthronement Liturgy as the representative of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.]

Metropolitan Hilarion was accompanied by Archpriest Seraphim Gan.

Also in attendance were His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and New York and New Jersey, newly appointed Secretary of the OCA Holy Synod, and Archpriests John Jillions and Eric G. Tosi, OCA Chancellor and Secretary respectively.