Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Heavy Anglo-Orthodox: Remembering our Father among the Saints, Hieromartyr Tikhon of Moscow

The Heavy Anglo-Orthodox: Remembering our Father among the Saints, Hieromartyr Tikhon of Moscow

This Sunday we commemorate the glorification, on 9 October 1989, of a particularly great and holy Russian-American saint and martyr for the Orthodox faith – Holy Father Tikhon (Bellavin), Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’. Tikhon’s life, though it began in Pskov, ranged far to the east, to Alaska, to San Francisco, to New York, and everywhere he went he was a tireless, humble, self-giving labourer in God’s newly-sown fields, who worked not out of fear or in the expectation of reward, but out of a true filial affection for God, and a paternal affection for those of us who were (and are) still taking our first struggling steps in the faith.



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