May 30th marks the 25th anniversary of the consecration of His Grace, Bishop Tikhon, to the Holy Episcopate. We send our heartfelt congratulations to His Grace on this historic day.
Those who are relatively new to the Diocese of the West may not realize that during the 20 year tenure of His Grace, Bishop Tikhon, the number of parishes and monasteries doubled. His call, especially to liturgical renewal and mission, made for a new and creative wind to blow in our diocese. As just one example, the Mission Deanery initiated by His Grace continues to exercise a strong and vibrant influence.
We ask for Vladyka's prayers and we thank him for the genuine peace, order, and pastoral love and care he brought to us over the many years following his consecration at Holy Trinity Cathedral. In Christ, we have inherited many rich blessings from our former Hierarch; blessings we should continue to remember and treasure.
May God grant His Grace Many Years!
(Ed. Note: This post is not as timely as we would like due to unavoidable technical circumstances.)