Source: Orthodox Church in America
WASHINGTON, DC [OCA]
On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, presided at the Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Cathedral here for the first time since his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and Archbishop of Washington, DC at the 17th All-American Council.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the cathedral community presented to Metropolitan Tikhon relics of Saints Tikhon of Moscow—November 18 marked the 94th anniversary of his election as Patriarch of Moscow—Nicholas of Myra, and John Chrysostom. Metropolitan Tikhon was elected on November 13, the feastday of Saint John Chrysostom.
A festive luncheon in Metropolitan Tikhon’s honor followed in the cathedral hall.
Concelebrating with Metropolitan Tikhon were His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon of Boston, New England and the Albanian Archdiocese; His Grace, Bishop Mark of Baltimore; Archimandrite Justin, librarian of Saint Catherine Monastery, Sinai; Archpriest John Perich, the cathedral’s interim dean, and Priest Valery Shemchuk, associate priest; and attached cathedral clergy Archpriests Denis Bradley, George Kokhno, and Yaroslav Sudick and Priest Maximus Urbanowicz. Concelebrating deacons included Protodeacons Joseph Matusiak and Blagoje Siljegovic and Archdeacon Vsevolod Borzakovsky of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.