1st Anniversary of Metropolitan Tikhon’s Enthronement

admin | 28 January 2014

Exactly one year ago today, January 27, 2013,  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was enthroned at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC as Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada. On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops, the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America we pray that our Lord will grant him peace, safety, honor, health and length of days “rightly dividing” the word of God’s truth. Axios! Eis polla eti despota! God grant you many years!

Among the greetings received by Metropolitan Tikhon were the following.


His Beatitude Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Your Beatitude, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant at God’s Altar,

I cordially greet you on the occasion of the first anniversary of your enthronement as the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

By the will of the Holy Spirit and according to the conciliar decision, you were called to a lofty and important service—to strengthen the flock, entrusted by God to your care, in the salutary Orthodox faith.

I wholeheartedly wish you help from above in your work for proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in the American land.  I also wish you sound health and abundant spiritual gifts from the All-Generous Heavenly Father.

With brotherly love in the Lord,

+ Kirill
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia


His Beatitude Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Your Beatitude:

I wholeheartedly greet you with the first anniversary of your ministry as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

While being prayerfully strengthened by the intercession of Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and other zealots of piety who shone forth in the American continent, you perform your ministry of the builder of the Church of Christ in America “in all godliness and dignity” [1 Timothy 2:2].  You draw gracious help from the prayers at God’s altar and tirelessly care for spiritual growth of the American flock which is being established in the faith in Christ through your labours.

I wish Your Beatitude good health and gracious strengthening of your powers in the difficult and responsible primatial ministry.  May the years of Your Beatitude be peaceful and gracious.

With love in the Lord,

+ Hilarion
Metropolitan of Volokolamsk
Department for External Church Relations
Moscow Patriarchate

Source: OCA 

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