Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates namesday

Source: OCA
Natalya Mihailova | 09 October 2015
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, celebrated his namesday today—Friday, October 9, 2015—by serving the Divine Liturgy with the Chancery staff at Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel here.
Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates namesday
Metropolitan Tikhon’s patron—Saint Tikhon of Moscow, the Apostle to America—served as Bishop, and later Archbishop, of North America from 1897 through 1907.  Ten years later—within days of Russia’s “October Revolution”—he was elected as the first Patriarch of Moscow since the time of Emperor Peter the Great, who had abolished the Patriarchate in 1721.  Having suffered much in the aftermath of the Revolution, he fell asleep in the Lord on April 7, 1925 at Moscow’s Donskoy Monastery, where his relics are enshrined.

May God grant His Beatitude many more years of inspired ministry as we strive to “expand the Mission” and vision of his patron, Saint Tikhon!  Eis polla eti despota!!

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