Friday, November 30, 2012

Met. Tikhon to be enthroned during March for Life

(OCA) - His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will be enthroned as the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

The announcement was issued by the Holy Synod of Bishops on Friday, November 30, 2012. Metropolitan Tikhon was elected at the 17th All-American Council in Parma, OH November 13.

On Saturday, January 26, the Vigil will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. Sunday’s Divine Liturgy and Rite of Enthronement will begin at 9:00 a.m. A banquet will follow.

The enthronement will be celebrated in conjunction with the annual March for Life in the US capital on Friday, January 25. How fortuitous!

Additional information on both events, including hotel and banquet arrangements, will be posted on the OCA web site as it becomes available.


  1. Hope he fares better than the last 3 primates. Loved Met. Jonah. He was betrayed as Christ by Judas. Anyone know what has become of him? What is doing? Had such high hopes for the OCA now dashed against the rocks.

  2. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, has been regularly attending and celebrating divine services, and ministering to his beloved spiritual children.

    Sadly, His Beatitude has recently suffered the tragic loss of his only sister, to whom he was very close. She was chrismated Orthodox just before she died. May her memory be eternal. Please pray for the departed Laura, her brother Metropolitan Jonah, and their parents James and Louise.

    How Metropolitan Jonah is doing is subjective, but I have seen him and talked to him. He has been under a great deal of stress for a long period of time, and you can see it on his face and hear it in his voice.

    But His Beatitude knows he is loved and missed, and there are a lot of people who have stayed by his side, who have kept him company and helped his family during Laurie's illness and eventual death. His Beatitude's wonderful voice can still be heard singing and preaching. There is much to be hopeful about. His life is modeling after the line from the Psalmist, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."